Space Corps is an ongoing webcomic, currently at #3, and you can read it online for free. This crowdfunding campaign isn’t about printing the webcomic, but rather the prologue, called Space Corps #0. It wasn’t even meant to be even that, says co-creators Gannon Beck.
Space Corps #0 is a pitch comic project that spun out of control, first into a book, and then into an ongoing web series. Bryan Richmond and I (Gannon Beck) initially only intended to do 5 to 8 pages to pitch to publishers. That quickly turned into 16 pages, then 24, then Joey Groah wrote a great story and it finally ballooned into the 32 page comic that makes up issue #0. We didn’t intend to make a complete book—it just happened.
We not only love doing these stories, we can’t seem to stop. Currently, we’re on issue #3 of Space Corps with new pages every month. We currently release the dailies Monday through Friday on my Twitter feed, and on my business’s Facebook page. This might be a different military story than people expect at first glance—sharing more tonally with the work of Stephen Crane, than with amped up, popcorn movies that never get below the surface of the action.
There’s also been a few copies of Space Corps #0 printed on demand, but that’s obviously very expensive for a full page comic book, hence the crowdfunding campaign.
The perks start at PDF versions of Space Corps #0, and goes all the way up to original art, as you’d expect from a project such as this.
Favorite perk ($20)
Liberty Level: You get the T-shirt. You can’t be in uniform all the time. This Sheg shirt is the cool piece of civilian gear you need for your next liberty call. You also get a physical copy of the book, signed by Gannon Beck, and a PDF of the book.