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"Mac and Trouble" have their own comic and now need help to get a costume so that 'MAC' can appear at live events, comic shows, and pop culture functions !
Rusty Gilligan
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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
United States
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Hello, my name is Rusty Gilligan, and I've been working in comics since 1978.

Let me introduce you to a small project I'm hoping to launch based on my "Mac and Trouble" comics property.

Currently, I am working up the funds to purchase a costume for an actor to wear at the many appearances and conventions that I do. We've scoured the internet, and found a costume close to the "Mac" character, and with some small alterations, we'll be ready to go.

This campaign is to help raise funds for the purchase (or should I say PURRchase) of the costume and help with the alterations to make it just right for our needs.

(only slight modifications need to be made to make this costume "Mac")

I've included some unusual rewards for this campaign... things that I hope will attract your attention. Any funds earned over the goal amount will result in EXTRA mystery prizes being sent to our contributors !!

Thanks for allowing my to pitch my campaign to you,


Rusty !


(look for this special reward at right) --->

-Dan Gorman is the main penciler/artist for "Mac and Trouble" and his work regularly graces the pages of AC Comic's "FemForce". Dan is also a penciler on an independent comic called "Only Human" and has provided pin-up work for a Horror series called "Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight" published by Darkhorse Comics.

Dan has worked on over 90 Trading Card sets as a Sketch Card Artist.  In this capacity Dan has created artwork for major licenses like Star Wars, Marvel, DC and AMC's the Walking Dead to name a few.


(look for this special reward at right) --->

-Jim has been a fixture in comics for over 30 years, primarily as a cover artist… but has also done some wonderful interiors for projects like The Wraith, Lovely as  Lie, Ripperman, and many various independent publishers.

Jim has a previously published page from his time on The Wraith… these are the original pencils… that he will be donating… as well as a special Mac and Trouble piece that still targets Jim’s passion… Superhero Comics.

(look for this special reward at right) --->


(look for this special reward at right - only 3 available) --->


Please see the UPDATES SECTION at top for news on the new Mac and Trouble book project coming from Rusty Ink!





Upper Deck Marvel Masterpieces 2008 "Writer Autograph Cards"

top row: Tom DeFalco, Howard Mackie, David Mack

middle row: Jim Salicrup, Steve Englehart, Larry Hama

bottom row: Jeph Loeb


Rusty's sketch cards and inking samples can be found at:

** www.puntogallery.com/rustygilligan
** www.photobucket.com/user/mainpublishing/library/ninja
** https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150896237464077.419849.592979076&type=1&l=70f999bf46
** https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.414088399076.195884.592979076&type=1&l=8153c61700

Dan Gorman's sketch cards and art samples can be found at:



For those who are just getting acquainted with our project, here's some background...

**Rusty Gilligan... has been a fixture in comics since 1978 with credits including Marvel, DC, Big Bang, Image, Heavy Metal and more.

(above: Rusty poses with The Joker at the Great Allentown Show in PA)

His film work includes the original “Heavy Metal”, “Spider-Man 2 & 3″, and more recently “Captain America”, the "Avengers", and “The Walking Dead”. In the summer of 2014, Rusty will be working on a new comic-related motion picture.


Back in 1993, Rusty was working for card producer Clubhouse Diamonds and actually created the first commercial ‘sketch cards’ in the trading card hobby, and to his surprise, it soon took off and became a world-wide phenomenon. In the past few years, Gilligan rejoined the sketch card arena and has provided cards for Upper Deck, Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Cult-Stuff, and many others, including producing his own trading card sets for the “Mac and Trouble” comic book.

Coming up, Rusty's work can be seen in "Dr Who" and "David Bowie" card sets from Unstoppable Cards - a new "Star Wars" project for the George Lucas Foundation - "The Unofficial Dr Who Companion" by Matt Herring - an upcoming comic about bullying from JGM Comics - and a set of golden age projects for "Recollection Magazine".

CLICK HERE to download a flyer that you can use to help this campaign...


**Mac and Trouble... are actually real-life house cats, my best friends actually.

(above: the REAL Mac (left) and Trouble...

Mac was born with an ailment called "Cerebellar Hypoplasia" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebellar_hypoplasia) which causes him to have problems with his movements and he becomes very uncoordinated. He often has a problem walking, and at times falls down. He really can't jump or run, due to these problems as well.

Trouble was a kitten that came right after Mac. He's larger than most cats, a little clumsy, but an all-around best friend to the others... whether they want it or not LOL

Trouble and Mac got along famously right from the start, giving Mac the only playmate he's ever really known. They eat and often sleep together, and, you really can't think of one without the other.


(above: the recent "Mac and Trouble" comics 'The Director's Cut' now available at www.indyplanet.com along with other Rusty Ink! comics)

"The Adventures of Mac and Trouble" is the story of these 'average' house cats who fall through a wormhole in their litter box and land in the middle of the Nexus of realities. But... was it an accident, or were they meant to be there ? Only the evil Professor Wormhole knows for sure.

The 'Nexus' is a place outside of space-time, where a mysterious group known as the 'Collectors' base their operations. For all intent and purpose, it appears that they're operating out of a Movie Studio filled with all sorts of amazing characters and props, that interact with reality.

During their adventures, you will meet all sorts of characters on their comedic travel through the universe... some familiar, some not. Among them, long lost heroes, movie monsters, and historical figures to name a few, on a wild journey of the absurd.

Mac and Trouble have a few issues of their own comic, as well as having been in a newspaper strip, and have made appearances in other comics and magazines.


**Rusty Ink... Back in 1982, Rusty had formed MAIN Publishing and went on to produce many trading card and art print projects. Among their releases were the successful "M.A.I.N. Magazine" - "Test Drive" and "Sex Drive" comics (both of which won awards from various comic distributors) - and the "Wanted Women" card set.

In 2012, Rusty closed MAIN Publishing and re-opened under the imprint Rusty Ink! which currently publishes "Mac and Trouble" comics, "Recollection Magazine", and soon "Mac and Trouble Presents: TAILS" and a few trading card releases.


** Rusty has the following appearances coming up for 2014... all of which, the costume would appear at: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rusty-gilligan/conventions-and-live-appearances/419953411408802

**Also, galleries of this sketch card work: www.puntogallery.com/rustygilligan

**Mighty Titan art courtesy of http://www.redanvilcomics.com/


There are many ways to support us! 

  • Share with your friends and family, your groups, etc ! 
  • Share on your social media networks ! (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Visit us at one of our many live appearances !
  • Download our flyer and bring them to pop culture events and shows !

  • MOST OF ALL... Pledge a tier and get a cool reward !

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This campaign ended on May 26, 2014
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  • $1USD
    A SOFT MEOW...

    We appreciate even the slightest contribution - so your name will be listed in the next "Mac and Trouble" book as a contributor !

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $5USD

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and get a special PDF of the first issue of "Mac and Trouble" emailed to you !

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $12USD

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and get a special "Mac and Trouble" promo card created exclusively for this campaign signed by the artist ! Only 100 of these special cards are going to be made - hand signed and numbered - featuring a special celebrity !

    6 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $15USD
    Become a READING Cat !

    "Mac and Trouble" writer Arthur Gibson is sponsoring this reward... You will get a special PDFs of his latest works: "Amen" a zombie short story - and "The Lamp" an amazing romance short... You'll also be listed as a 'contributor' and get a special PDF of the first issue of "Mac and Trouble" emailed to you !

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $20USD

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and we will email you a photo of MAC (in costume) holding up your comic, a sign with a special message, or a photo (that you send) for you to place on your website or Facebook, use as a gift, or whatever !!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $20USD

    This is a cool one for collectors... You'll receive a copy of the "Adventures of Mac and Trouble #1", a copy of "Recollection #1" (a retro magazine that we publish featuring a M&T strip), and a small print of M&T newspaper strips... all signed and delivered to you ! You'll be listed as a 'contributor' !

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $20USD

    Rusty Gilligan will professionally ink your cover, pinup, or ad art ! "I've been a professional inker since 1978, and will provide inks (& plotting if necessary) on your artwork." Additional pages and work can be discussed, You'll be listed as a 'contributor' as well. A link to Rusty's sketch card work and inking gallery can be found at left...

    0 claimed
  • $25USD

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and have creator Rusty Gilligan draw a 1-of-a-kind original sketch card of your favorite superhero, tv/movie star, or sports personality. Please see the links at the left for samples...

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    The Power of THOR!

    Artist and good friend, Thomas Thor, will pencil your favorite comic character and Rusty (Mac and Trouble creator) will ink it exclusively for YOU ! This is a rare opportunity to get art from the fabulous Thomas Thor from Indonesia ! You'll also be listed as a 'contributor' and get a pdf "Mac and Trouble" comic book ! (see samples at left)

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • $25USD
    Special Pro Autographs

    This special set of prizes was generously donated by Upper Deck... 7 Upper Deck Marvel Masterpieces 2008 "Writer Autograph Cards" signed by some of the biggest pros in comics. Please choose 2-3, and your first available choice will be shipped - You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and receive a special signed photo ! (cards and list on the left)

    0 out of 7 claimed
  • $30USD
    Mac &Trouble superhero pinup !

    Now's your chance to get a hold of an original piece of artwork featuring our cats as 'the Dynamic Duo' (originally published in the "Adventures of Mac and Trouble: Director's Cut #1" featuring art by Jim Taylor and Rusty ! You will also receive a signed copy of this comic be listed as a 'contributor' !

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $40USD
    JIM TAYLOR "Wraith" page !

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and receive a previously published page of original art from "The Wraith" penciled and signed by Jim Taylor ! It's a beautiful one of a kind item and extremely rare !

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and get the pdf book, custom sketch card, and exclusive promo card from above PLUS get a signed Mac and Trouble mini-print !

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014


    The original Dan Gorman "Mac and Trouble" art page (shown at left under the $100 banner) personally signed by Dan ! You'll also be listed as a 'contributor' and get a pdf "Mac and Trouble" comic book ! (art is at left)

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $125USD

    You'll be listed as a 'contributor' and get a special CUSTOM COVER version of a Mac and Trouble promo comic book. Mac and Trouble are drawn with a custom cover of you, your comic character, or a gift of someone that you know. (You will get 10 copies of this special book)

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $150USD
    Dan Gorman SUPER Commission

    A super reward from artist Dan Gorman ! An original painted 11x17 commission of your favorite character ! Dan is a master of watercolor, and his works are legendary !! You'll be listed as a 'contributor' as well ! Dan's many works can be seen at the links provided to the left !

    0 out of 1 claimed
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