I Comic. I Care.

Graphation is revolutionizing the industry by creating comic books that directly benefit charities. Comics that care! Great stories doing good! I Comic. I Care
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Josiah Golojuh
Comic
Los Angeles, California
United States
3 Team Members


Stories can inspire you to do any number of wonderful things. Stories have the power to make the weak strong, to help the disenfranchised find their voice, to turn ordinary people into extraordinary beings. With that a super hero needs to be heroic, that is why Graphation makes “Comics That Care.” For every dollar you spend on our comics, half goes to an associated charity. Getting funds to organizations and causes that dearly need it. Each comic book is carefully paired with a specific charity because there is nothing quite like a super hero team-up. Two exceptional entities coming together to tell great stories and do good. Comics That Care. Great Stories. Doing Good. I Comic. I Care. Do you?


Our “Pillars Of Power” represent our stretch goals, starting at a basic launch of the bare minimum line of comics. However the more money we raise the more spectacular stories we can tell and the more wonderful organizations we can help! So please help us not only reach our first Pillar of Power, but exceed that Pillar and help us become a fully funded force of philanthropy and reach the moon!


We here at Graphation have devoted our lives to creating a business that tells great stories while helping the world. Now we're ready to share what we've achieved and with the help of the Graphation community do more AMAZING things, but doing so can be expensive! Our artists are extremely talented and deserve to be paid fairly, not to mention the costs of design and web and tech costs. Please join us on this FANTASTIC voyage!



Outsider Andrew McGregor is chosen to become Captain Africa, the long forgotten champion of the continent. Granted the powers of flight, strength, and invulnerability to battle, an ancient lurking evil, ready to devour Africa, and Earth! Written by Josiah Golojuh & Andrew McGregor - Art by Mike D. Kim (No. 1) & Sean Joyce (ongoing)


The ongoing story of Pittsburgh, the super hero capital of the world! Ravaged by terminal cancer an experimental treatment turns Patrick into the Illuminator, but what do all the other super powered beings in the city want with this insignificant person? - Written by Josiah Golojuh - Art by Wolfie Stickel (Issue 1) & Howard Simpson (ongoing)


When Frank wakes up with a bandaged head and no memory of the night before, he is scared nearly to death to find his best friend Gary as a rotting-stinking-walking-corpse in his kitchen. The story of Gary and his dog, it just so happens that Gary is a ZOMBIE! Written by Josiah Golojuh - Art by Caitlin Elise Willis


Because of her affinity for robots, A.N.I. believes she must be a robot herself, but she is in fact a real girl. She and her robotic friends go on amazing adventures literally making new robot friends and discovering new technology along the way! - Written by Josiah Golojuh with Annika O’Brien - Art by James Scotty Shoemaker


Andrew McGregor (AKA Captain Africa) Co-Founder / CEO
Josiah Golojuh (AKA The Rustbelt Ragamuffin) Co-Founder / Creative Director
Judy Golojuh (AKA Wonder Judy) Administrative Coordinator
Thien-Phuong Le (AKA The MighTHY) In House Designer / Illustrator



Provides community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives. http://tizianoproject.org/


Dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities. http://www.mariolemieux.org/


The LA Robotics Club is a free open membership group for anyone interested in robotics and electronics. They provide work space, computers, tools, supplies, and experienced people to help with projects. http://www.laroboticsclub.org/


There is enough food in the world for everyone and yet tonight one in eight people will go to bed hungry. Together we can change this.


Thank you so much for helping us! We’re trying to make the rewards as awesome as possible. Meaning that the stuff you get here you can ONLY get here!


Once we are funded the first digital content will be instantly available, this includes the completed Captain Africa No. 1 and Super City No. 1, with A.N.I. The Robot Girl and I Was A Teenage Zombie to follow soon after. For physical items we’ll obviously need more time, but it’ll be well worth the wait!


Once we are funded and our comics are on the market we’ll take 50% of the profit from the sale of each comic and place the money into individual accounts. Then during the holidays, Captain Africa will deliver a check for the total sum of the money placed in that account to each charity! Graphation will remain transparent with its sales numbers, to assure the charities and our readers that the charities are receiving their fair share.



Our first Pillar will get us into the world with the four comics mentioned in the video, as well as our own online platform for reading the comics, it’ll also send Captain Africa and our team to a few conventions, and of course cover your rewards!

The more money we raise the more content we can create! So the more you give us now the more our production costs are taken care of. Therefore we can tell more stories and give away more money!



The second pillar does pretty much everything we do on the first one, but allows for three additional comics in our line, meaning more stories told and more good done!

Here is where things start get really good! At Pillar 3 we can have a full line of comics, plus fund the second issues for some of those books.

Once again, more comics, our entire line is covered! Plus additional books and more second issues for some of those books and a significant presence at comic cons!

This is our dream goal, this is the moon we’re shooting for! With it we will be funded for an entire year! That means multiple issues of all our comics as well as more conventions to send Captain Africa and our team to! And maybe just maybe at this level Andrew & Josiah can actually get paid, up to this level all money goes to artists and other contributors.

A download of the comic of your choice!



Your name written on the “Graphation Guild of Givers” website & actual wall at The Graphation Shop inside The Hive Gallery in LA, and in the first issue of each comic.



A hand written Thank You note from co-founding creators Josiah or Andrew!



An “Indiegogo Only” Print Comic, these won’t be available anywhere else! Your choice of comic. 



Astounding Tales of Adventure no. 1 & 2! Signed copies of both of our rare original print comics!



A digital copy of The Illuminator, the short film that spawned the Super City comic!



2 All Action Passes to our exclusive launch celebration in Los Angeles where you can hobnob with our team and our famous friends and get VIP treatment! Travel and lodging not provided.



A classic comic book from Josiah’s collection, with a handwritten letter explaining why that particular issue is special to him!



A Graphation Universe Exclusive Print featuring all of our awesome characters in one place printed on archival paper!



Hand Crafted Comicollage, made from Josiah’s comic collection! Each comic is carefully cut apart, and lovingly reassembled, collaged on wood, metal, or canvas. (Your choice of comic book character, assuming he has it)



An original sketch of your favorite Graphation character from one of our talented artists! You can also choose a popular non-Graphation character or a zombie or something cool.



A Visual and Written Early History of Graphation: Legacy Edition Art Book. This tome will tell epic tale of Graphation’s early glory, and include all our work to date! With variations, previously unpublished comics, art and other stories. It also includes a special bonus DVD.



Become a character in a comic! Have your likeness become a character in one of our comic books. This includes a signed canvas print of your first appearance, and 10 exclusive print copies.



Have a special single issue 20 page comic book created just for you! Written and drawn with your input by the team at Graphation. Includes a digital download, 25 print comics (more available at additional cost of $5 per copy), and a signed canvas print of the cover.




- Single Issue Download, but really, why bother? The good stuff starts at $25!


- 2 Single Issue Downloads
- Name on the “Graphation Guild of Givers” Website & Wall
- Hand written Thank You Note
- Single “Indiegogo Only” Print Comic


- All of the above, plus...
- 4 Single Issue Downloads
- All 4 “Indiegogo Only” Print Comics
- Classic comic book from Josiah’s collection, with a handwritten letter
- Digital copy of The Illuminator cartoon

- All of the above, plus...
- Astounding Tales of Adventure no. 1 & 2
- 2 All Action Passes to our Launch Reception
- Graphation Universe Exclusive Print

- All of the above, plus...
- Hand Crafted Comicollage


- All of the above, plus...
- A Visual and Written Early History of Graphation: Legacy Edition Art Book with DVD
- Original sketch


- All of the above, plus...
- Become a character in a comic  


- Special comic book created for you


The more noise we make, the more money we’ll raise, and the more likely this campaign will keep Graphation and our community growing. The more stories we tell, the more good we can do.

To incentivize you to get all of your friends and neighbors to join in on the fun, we’re putting up a one-of-a-kind reward up for grabs, San Diego Comic Con with Captain Africa! We will fly you from anywhere in the US and bring you to Comic Con (in 2014) with Captain Africa himself! But we have to make our first stretch goal for this one!

We’ll be awarding Comic Con with Captain Africa to whoever brings the most contributions in using IndieGoGo’s sharing tools. So even if you can’t afford to contribute yourself, you can still earn this reward if you manage to shepherd in the most money through your own connections and campaigning.

If you can’t contribute and want a visit from Captain Africa be sure to create an IndieGoGo account and use their sharing tools!


As we said earlier, there’s nothing quite like a super hero team-up, and we hope you’ve decided to partner with us, regardless we thank you for your time, and we hope you’ll consider investing in the future of not just Graphation, but our partner charitable organizations. With your help, we can continue to tell stories and do good. I Comic. I Care.

Excelsior,
Andrew, Josiah & Team Graphation

 

 

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    - Single Issue Download, but really, why bother? The good stuff starts at $25!

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    - 2 Single Issue Downloads - Name listed on the “Graphation Guild of Givers” - Hand written Thank You Note - Single “Indiegogo Only” Print Comic

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