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Super Best Friend #1&2 - A 44 Page Superhero Adventure Comic by Jason Inman

Created by Jason Inman

Welcome to SUPER BEST FRIEND, an exciting comic series from Ringo Award nominated writer Jason Inman (Jupiter Jet & Super Soldiers), artist George Kambadais (The Black Ghost & Buckhead) letterer Taylor Esposito (Beef Bros & Red Hood) and editor Brittany Matter (Miranda in the Maelstrom & Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio) that follows young MATTIE MOORE who records the exploits of his best friend and superhero, CAPTAIN TERRIFIC. Plus, don't miss our STUNNING Variant Cover by COMICS LEGEND Dan Jurgens (Death of Superman, Captain America & Booster Gold)

Latest Updates from Our Project:

WE DID IT, SUPER FRIENDS! (Next Steps)
almost 2 years ago – Fri, Mar 04, 2022 at 07:42:15 PM

THANK YOU. 

All the months of writing, prepping and promotion paid off thanks to all of you. Plus, I'm now super excited we get to complete our story in Super Best Friend #3! So, I can't say this enough, but THANK YOU. 


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Well, I'm going to take a few days to recover from the Kickstarter train and then... begin fullfillment.


Here's a rough schedule of how fulfillment of this project will happen.

  • Mid-March - Kickstarter Funds are released to me
  • Late-March - BackerKit Surveys will go out. (I use Backerkit for my surveys.)
  • Last week of March -- I will reach out to all ZOOM CALLS, SCRIPT REVIEWS,  PODCAST ADS, and ART COMISSIONS, PATREON BONUS Backers, ETC and get everything squared away those Backers. 
  • 2nd Week of April -- SURVEYS due. (If you don't fill out your survey, I can't include you in the THANK YOU PAGE!) ALSO -- if you used AN APPLE PAY ACCOUNT for your KS pledge -- you will need to change that as BackerKit and KS doesn't forward all messages to those accounts for some reason. FYI!
  • 3rd Week of April - Book goes to Printer. (This process takes at minimum 30 days because of the paper shortage now). 
  • Insert 2 Month -- $#it happens" buffer -- it's a bonkers world!
  • Mid-July - Book Printed and shipped to us
  • Mid-August - We get all the books and fullfillment begins! All the books are shipped and the backers are happy! (I usually allow a month for this process to complete because myself and my wife will be the only two people packaging all the rewards.
  • Mid -September -- Expected delivery to US backers
  • Late-Septemebr -- Expected delivery for International Backers - Estimated 4 Weeks
  • We will start working on the next Kickstarter for Issue 3 and continue telling you THANK YOU until you're sick of it. YOU HELPED US DO THIS, AND WE...

THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤️!

38 Hours to Go! Finish Strong! Finish SUPER!
about 2 years ago – Tue, Mar 01, 2022 at 07:45:04 PM

The SUPER BEST FRIEND 1-2 Kickstarter ends Thursday March 3 2022 at 6:56 AM PST.

We're currently 50 backers away from the next Backer Goal and you awesome SUPER FRIENDS just unlocked the Captain Terrific Electric Sticker. So what's the next STRETCH GOAL, you ask? 

It's POGS!

-- And just in case you're too young to remember Pogs -- seek out the wiki!

To get there in less than 48 Hours, we're gonna need some help. Share the campaign now. Share it tonight. Share it to your grandmother. Because you never know when someone will see Super Best Friend and they've never seen it before. 

THE LINK:  https://twitter.com/Jawiin/status/1498756985482883073 

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE SUPER BEST FRIEND / AURORA & THE EAGLE TEAM-UP ART PRINT!

We have an EXCLUSIVE PRINT by Erik Burnham as a gift for everyone who supports both Super Best Friend and Aurora and the Eagle by my Jupiter Jet co-writer ASHLEY V. ROBINSON! You ONLY have 2 days when the campaigns cross over. I've read the issue and it's excellent. So don't miss out. 

AURORA & THE EAGLE #1 (48 pages of fun Canadian superheroes) -- IN PRINT FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Aurora & The Eagle

AURORA AND THE EAGLE #1 is getting a REMIX. 28 additional pages have been added to the original greyscale 20 page AURORA AND THE EAGLE #1. From the mind of 3x Ringo Award nominated writer, Ashley Victoria Robinson (Jupiter Jet series, Science! the Elements of Dark Energy), with returning series artiest Emmanuelle Chateauneuf (Dune Hunters, Princess Bunyi), and returning letterer Carlos Mangual of Social Myth Studios (Harley Quinn Breaking Glass, Nightwing), welcoming colourist Alivon Ortiz (Aventuras Enmascaradas). AURORA AND THE EAGLE #1 Remix tells the superhero version of a Canadian-immigrating-to-America.

The SBF / Aurora Teamup Print!

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Until next time: THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUPER BEST FRIEND FLY HIGH! THE FINAL DAY APPROACHES!!!

Cheers

Jason Inman

New Art Print & Livestream Tonight!
about 2 years ago – Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 07:24:48 PM

Hello super friends! 

We've entered the FINAL WEEK of the campaign and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for backing Super Best Friend 1-2. Fingers crossed, we can get to our next STRETCH GOAL (14K) & BACKER GOAL (400) in the next 7 days! (Boy oh boy, do I want to give you all the previously announced SBF House Ad Poster.) Share & RT the love on social media, I want to give you stickers! 


Before we end, I wanted to take a minute to inform you of some EXCLUSIVE CROSS PROMOTION REWARDS! My Jupiter Jet co-writer, podcast co-host and lovely wife, Ashley V. Robinson, is launching her own comic on March 1st: AURORA & THE EAGLE! "Aurora Borealis returns with 28 new pages of international original superheroes. Now available in print!"

SIGN UP FOR THE PRE-LAUNCH PAGE TO BE NOTIFIED HERE!


If you back both Super Best Friend 1-2 and Aurora and the Eagle, you'll receive a BONUS COMBO ART PRINT featuring this crossover of Captain Terrific, Mattie Moore and Aurora by writer/artist ERIK BURNHAM. Take a look!

Isn't this cool?!!!!

IN OTHER NEWS -- WE'LL BE LIVESTREAMING TONIGHT AT 8 PM PST

CHECK OUT THIS RAD KICKSTARTER TOO!

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This might be the BEST PITCH I've ever seen on Kickstarter! And there's only 65 hours left to back it!

The last vampire in the galaxy makes his living as a detective...

... and he's about to face his most difficult case yet. Vampire Detective in Space is a science fiction comic book about a thousand-year-old vampire and his snarky A.I. companion solving mysteries on a giant space station in the distant future. It is a gut-wrenching drama about doomed relationships and personal discovery, with a healthy dash of comedy thrown in. Written by Caleb Palmquist. Art by Dave Swartz. BACK IT HERE. 


Until next time: THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUPER BEST FRIEND FLY HIGH! LESS THAN SIX DAYS LEFT!!!

Cheers

Jason Inman

You Get a VIDEO COMMENTARY! -- Next BACKER GOAL REVEALED.
about 2 years ago – Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 06:49:34 PM

SUPER DUPER! Yeah -- I'm talking about YOU!

Thanks to the super tweeting and sharing of fine SUPER FRIENDS like yourself -- all backers will now receive a VIDEO COMMENTARY of SUPER BEST FRIEND #2!


**That's right, I'll be getting on camera and taking you page by page -- explaining my creative process for every move Mattie and Captain Terrific make. 


But what's the next BACKER GOAL, you ask??**

Imagine Captain Terrific and Mattie on their own HOUSE AD Poster!

If we reach 400 BACKERS -- Every PHYSICAL BACKER will get a FULL-SIZED FOLDABLE SUPER BEST FRIEND HOUSE AD POSTER! I've loved old DC COMICS HOUSE AD's since I was a young comic reader, and we'll get artist GEORGE KAMBADAIS to design a super rad and UNIQUE poster featuring our SUPER BEST FRIEND characters! This will be a one of a kind poster that you'll definitely want for your wall! (Digital Backers will receive a Digital Version). 

RT & Share my super friends to get us to the NEXT GOAL!! -- https://twitter.com/Jawiin/status/1494793123892842497


IN OTHER NEWS -- 

NEWSARAMA wrote up a lovely article about our Dan Jurgens Variant Cover 

And take a peek at the PENCILS to INKS to COLORS process for that cover. 

Pencils - Dan Jurgens / Inks - John Livesay / Colors - Elizabeth Kramer

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE'S A SUPER BEST FRIEND TEAM-UP PRINT?!?

To celebrate the launch of my Jupiter Jet co-writer ASHLEY VICTORIA ROBINSON's new issue of AURORA & THE EAGLE launching MARCH 1st, we've decided to do a CROSSOVER COMBO PRINT!

If you support both SUPER BEST FRIEND #1-2 and AURORA at a PHYSICAL Level, you'll receive an art print featuring a TEAM UP by our characters that will be exclusive to both of these campaigns by DOWNSIDE artist and writer Erik Burnham

NOT THE FINAL ART -- Erik's Version will look so much BETTER -- But he's still drawing it! Stay tuned!!!

SIGN UP FOR ASHLEY'S AURORA PRE-LAUNCH PAGE so you'll be notified when her campaign goes live and you won't miss out! 

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Until next time: THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUPER BEST FRIEND FLY HIGH! THE FINAL WEEK APPROACHES!!!

Cheers

Jason Inman

My MOST SENSATIONAL KS REWARD YET with 18 DAYS LEFT
about 2 years ago – Sat, Feb 12, 2022 at 07:36:28 PM

Hello, SUPER FRIENDS! Today officially marks only 18 days left in our campaign!

Another peek at art from Issue Two by George Kambadais!

We're making excellent progress towards our FIRST BACKER GOAL of 300 BACKERS -- which will unlock a VIDEO COMMENTARY by myself for ISSUE TWO! And to help push us towards that goal -- I have created my most sensational reward YET! 

I'll be offering a CO-WRITER TIER.

What does that mean exactly? Well, this MONDAY (2/14), I'll be adding a reward I've never done before! I will co-write an issue of your comic with you! (This will be limited up to 24 page scripts). You can throw out everything I write, and take all the credit for yourself! I will recieve nothing more besides your pledge.  But I'll be happy to apply my Ringo-nominated brain to your story! (This will be limited to only one BACKER -- so keep your eye on my social media on Monday !)


***Plus our 300th Backer will recieve a FREE COPY of my novel SUPER SOLDIERS -- so tell your friends and help spread the word to unlock all the goodies for everyone!

RT & Share my super friends -- https://twitter.com/Jawiin/status/1492236475781451776


FUN FACT: 

Did you know Ashley V. Robinson (my Jupiter Jet co-writer & GHL co-host) is launching another issue of AURORA & THE EAGLE soon? Make sure you follow her on Kickstarter here so you don't miss it. I've read the issue and I'm very excited for you all to see it!


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Until next time: THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUPER BEST FRIEND FLY HIGH!

Cheers

Jason Inman