Who am I and What is My Comic?
Everybody has something that they’re passionate about. Me? I love the art of comics. My name’s Michael Watson, and I’ve always known I wanted to draw comic books. After being turned away from my dream company, because my drawings were too “urban” for their liking, I decided to make my own story, where my style fit perfectly.
Ideas brewed and plans were formed starting in 1999, and the first issue of Hotshot was born in 2009. I wanted it to have aspects of everything I admired in my favorite comic books; mixed with the world I created myself. In that world, I wanted to showcase characters that looked like actual people; all shapes, sizes and colors. When you read Hotshot, or any other Freestyle Komics works, you’ll realize these are characters you will find yourself relating to and believing in, because they look like you and me.
Because I’m self-employed, I need your help. This campaign will help me print as many copies as I can and spread them around Ohio and the rest of the United States. I feel that kids, and other comic book fans, should see a variety in their hero. Not just the standard superman, but someone different. From the way they look, how they talk and how they handle real life situations; not one that is limited to the extravagant “save the world” scenarios. My passion has been to show kids that you don’t have to be 6 feet tall with chiseled abs to save the day. Anybody, any color, any shape, any size, boy or girl, can be a hero. This campaign will help enormously, and is something I’m relying on to get my book out there.
What We Need & What You Get
Our goal is $4000, to keep this book running. The money donated will be put towards a colorist and inker, but a large sum will be contributed to printing, advertising, and promoting our book to spread it around the country.
Now, wanna know what YOU get for helping us?
- $15 dollars You get the satisfaction of knowing you helped to make a awesome, comic book happen. Your name added as one of the fallen heroes on the “Great Zero Event” Memorial Wall with in the Hotshot Universe. Get issue 6 sent to you via pdf format with your name added to the “thank you” page.
- $20- “I am…” armband Series. 5 x 7 print of main Characters from Hotshot.
- $25- Dre Fire Poster Signed, I Am Dre Fire Arm Band.
- $35- JFAB Poster Signed, I am JFAB Arm Band, Jayonna Fabro Sexy Model Poster Signed.
- $40- Hotshot Poster Signed by Art/creator/Writer, I am Hotshot Arm Band,
- Hotshot #6 with Exclusive Cover.
- $50- Button set created by Mutant Cactus, Hotshot Tee Shirt, CD of Music from Hotshot. PDF of issues 0-6.
- $60- All 7 issues of a Hotshot “A Heroes Welcome” story Arc Printed.
- $75- All 7 issues of a Hotshot “A Heroes Welcome” story Arc Printed.
- Signed by Artist Creator. I am Hotshot Arm Band, Music of Hotshot.
- $90-Columbus, Ohio Fans only (unless you wanna drive here) A huge photo shoot bundle. Wanna be a glamorous star, perhaps a badass villain, or its just time for some family pictures. 2-hour photo shoot, 200 pics on CD, 30 printed in different sizes. 3 Photo shopped images.
- $100- All 7 issues of a Hotshot “A Heroes Welcome” story Arc Printed
- Signed by Artist Creator. I am Hotshot Arm Band, Music of Hotshot, Hotshot 18 x 24 Poster, Hotshot rare Tee Shirt.
- $175- Do you own a business, Get a business card design and receive 1000 copies full color front and back gloss.
- $200- Get a logo Designed for yourself or your company.
- $400- Get a logo Designed, Business Cards(1000), Flyer(post card size full color front/back) Designed for your company (1000 printed) and Ad space of Hotshot issue 7.
- $500- Get yourself Turned into reappearing Comic Character within the Freestyle Komics Universe. We will help you design him/her into the hero/villain you see yourself becoming. All 7 issues of Hotshot Signed by artist creator printed and PDF format, Music of Hotshot, Mutant Cactus Button Set, Hotshot 18 x 24 Poster of Issue 7 cover, Hotshot rare Tee Shirt.
I want my comic book to be used for more than just an enjoyable read. I want young people and comic book fans all around to be inspired, because anybody can be a hero. We want to get that word out, and also show people not to give up when your original plans may not work out. Every individual is powerful and special; nobody can change that.
Other Ways You Can Help!
Not payday? Don’t exactly have change to spare right now? That’s alright! You can help us spread our campaign on Youtube, and other places from the indiegogo.com sharing tool! Remember to check us out on our pages and keep spreading our name!