Epic Chaos! Volume 1

by Melissa McCommon

The first 4 chapters of the popular webcomic about 3 college kids & a red-eyed double being harassed by a witch are collected in a 200-page softcover graphic novel for the first time!

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Digital Rewards Supporter

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PDF copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1

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♥Epic Donor!♥

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Sponsor a book for a fan who might not be able to afford one! Donors can leave a little message to be included with the book, and you'll get a special little thank you reward for your generosity ♥

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Unsigned physical copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.

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Signed physical copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1, Stickers, 5"X7" print, and any applicable unlocked stretch goals.
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Signed physical copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1, Stickers, 5"X7" print, Guest Art Print Pack, and any applicable unlocked stretch goals. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.

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Signed physical copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1, Stickers, 5"X7" print, Guest Art Print Pack, Original EC! Art on Shikishi Board, and any applicable unlocked stretch goals. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.

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Retailer/Library Copies

3 copies of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1 at a discount for retailers and libraries, with 30 bookmarks and flyers for them to give out to customers/patrons. Only for retail and library establishments, must provide proof. If 5 retail/libraries back at this level, I'll include a bonus signed shop copy if campaign is successful. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.

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Making comics is a lot of work! If you just want to add a little extra support to the project, this is the spot to do it. You can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount.
Thank you sooo much! ♥

ADD-ONS

Add ons are only available once you have selected at least one Primary Reward listed above.

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EC! Stickers

Pack of stickers featuring the characters of "Epic Chaos!"

ECPoster

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EC! Poster

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An 11"X17" poster of the volume 1 illustration

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Guest Art Print Pack

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All of the campaign only prints done by the lovely guest artists, and series creator Melissa McCommon

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Non-Sequential Volume 1 Artbook

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Loaded with over 100 pages of doodles and illustrations

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Signed Bookplate

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I'll add some 'ol razzle dazzle to your book

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Signed physical copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1, Stickers, 5"X7" print, Guest Art Print Pack, Original EC! Art on Shikishi Board, 6"x9" Sketch Commission (3 characters max), Cameo appearance in a future EC! chapter, and any applicable unlocked stretch goals. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.
Commission conditions: 3 characters max
Things I will draw: Original Character(s), RPG characters (DnD, Pathfinder, etc), Fan Art, Furries, etc. Things I won’t draw: Explicit sexual, violent, hateful, risky behavior.

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Signed physical copy of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1, Stickers, 5"X7" print, Guest Art Print Pack, Original EC! Art on Shikishi Board, 6"x9" Full Color Commission (3 characters max), Cameo appearance in a future EC! chapter, and all unlocked stretch goals. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.
Commission conditions: 3 characters max
Things I will draw: Original Character(s), RPG characters (DnD, Pathfinder, etc), Fan Art, Furries, etc. Things I won’t draw: Explicit sexual, violent, hateful, risky behavior.

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I *DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU*

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TWO Signed physical copies of "Epic Chaos!" Volume 1, TWO Sets of Stickers, TWO 5"X7" prints, TWO Guest Art Print Pack (I will hunt down the artist signatures for you), Original EC! Art on Shikishi Board, 10.5"x10" Full Color Commission (5 characters max), Cameo appearance in a future EC! chapter, all unlocked stretch goals, and hell I might just build a shrine in your name. USA shipping included in reward price, outside USA shipping $20.
Commission conditions: 3 characters max
Things I will draw: Original Character(s), RPG characters (DnD, Pathfinder, etc), Fan Art, Furries, etc. Things I won’t draw: Explicit sexual, violent, hateful, risky behavior.

Story

 

When a drawing comes to life and threatens the safety of a group of college kids, they must band together to not end up erased— but does this doppelganger pose a threat, or is there something more sinister lurking in the shadows?

 

“Epic Chaos!” is a free-to-read webcomic that’s just about ready to get its first 4 chapters printed into a nice, thick book! This has been a passion project of creator Melissa McCommon for the last decade— and not only has she managed to not lose interest in creating this comic, but she’s also met a bunch of amazing people who are crazy enough to call themselves fans of her work (seriously, you people are the best). And now, fans— old, and new— human, and appliance— we need you to rally together to raise the funds needed to print this book. If not because you love Melissa’s work, or because you want to have this book on your shelf as a status symbol that you support independent creatives— do it for JJ. Best girl wants a book.

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Bio

 

Melissa “Mel” McCommon is a freelance illustrator with over a decade of experience in comics (she’s still trying to comprehend this fact). Besides her baby “Epic Chaos!”, Melissa has also done work for comic companies, most notably providing coloring assistance for JY Press’ middle grade graphic novels; the Eisner nominated “Awkward”, “Brave”, Eisner nominated “Crush”, “Diary”, and "The Weirn Books Vol. 1 Be Wary of the Silent Woods", all written and drawn by Svetlana Chmakova (one of Melissa’s favorite artists— no, she hasn’t comprehended this either).

Guest Artists

Thank you to these amazing creators who made beautiful prints for the “Epic Chaos!” Volume 1 Pre Order campaign— check out their work!

 

 

Melissa Pagluica is the creator of the graphic novel "Above The Clouds" (now set to be published by Wonderbound in 2023). She has worked as a cover artist for various studios while traveling to conventions selling her art and comics. Her latest story "Monster Heart" can be read on Webtoon Canvas and you can find more of her work over at teacupbee.com.

 

 

Lo is an illustrator from Sacramento, California specializing in character art. When they're not drawing, they're slinging lattes or petting cats.

 

 

“My names Crystal Jayme (Scotty) and I'm the creator of “Hazy London”, “Freakshow”, and “Nigh Heaven & Hell”! I LOVE creating stories with elements of horror and drama. But I’m also a sucker for action and comedy. So I enjoy attempting to meld all of these things into my works. I also own four very needy cats…”

 

 

"A simple artist who enjoys drawing fantastical creatures in glorious detailed work."

 

 

“A creator of wholesome, adult comics of the kinky persuasion”

Shipping

USA Shipping is included in the budget, so no additional shipping is needed for USA supporters!

 

International supporters, an additional $20 USD will be added to your orders to help offset shipping costs. INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS FEES AND IMPORTING TAXES THAT THEIR COUNTRY MAY IMPOSE ON REWARDS BEING SHIPPED TO THEM.

Budget

Stretch Goals

Once the main funding goal is achieved, there will be TWO different kinds of goals fans and backers can work towards— Monetary Stretch Goals, and Social Stretch Goals! Both help the campaign in different ways, so here is a brief explanation.

 

 

These are the traditional stretch goals most people are familiar with— the more money raised after the initial funding goal, the more new EC! merch can be made.

 

 

These goals are ones that ANYONE can help unlock (yes, even you person staring longingly at this campaign wishing you had funds to give). You can help the backers get more goodies by helping accomplish social goals for each round. Example social goals might be “3 of pictures of ENxMelina fan art”, or “video of someone’s reaction to real life Malakai (makeup on corn, and all)”. 

Round 1 becomes live once the initial funding goal is reached!

Timeline

As of Thursday March 17th, 2022, there are 24 pages of comic left to complete, and then the book is ready to be sent to the printers!

 

Book Completion Date: May 31st, 2022 (PDF’s will be sent around this time)

 

Books Received from printer: Late June 2022

 

May-June Commissions for higher tier supporters.

 

Merch is done and ready to order as soon as funds are received.

 

*massive signing and packing party June-August*

 

Rewards should all be shipped out to backers by August 2022.

Risks

This Book is in the final stages of completion, and I currently have an editor going through all of the completed pages for spelling/grammar errors so I can fix those before the book goes to print (thank you, Travis! <3). I have a few events I want to premier the book at, so I’ll be working my butt off to make sure this book is done and gorgeous looking by June (in time for my birthday on the 23rd!)  so I can begin mailing out rewards to backers as soon as the books arrive from the printers. 

 

I am using a domestic book printing service here in the USA, so while there won’t be any fears of the books being on a cargo ship in the middle of the Atlantic, companies are having supply issues due to the ongoing pandemic. This is not to say that the company -WILL-have issues with supply, just that it is a possibility in today's environment, so I’m hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.


I will be notifying supporters throughout the whole process, and if any issues do arise, you will be the first ones to know what’s going on, and what is being done to fix it. I believe over communication is better than no communication, so I apologize in advance for the amount of updates y’all will likely be getting from me (all of which will hopefully be GREAT, with lots of pictures of me happy-crying over the beautiful merch that comes in)

updates

2022-04-06 02:00:12

Last Call!

Zoop

We’re coming up on the FINAL HOURS of the Epic Chaos! Volume 1 Pre-Orders! Pre-orders will close at 11:59PM PST on Wednesday April 6th!

 

Will we make it to the second stretch goal? Only a few hundred dollars more to go. Help spread the word so we can get there!! 

2022-03-21 17:33:21

Launch Party Tonight with Q&A and Giveaway!

Melissa

I’m hosting a virtual launch party tonight on YouTube, FB, etc, for an hour from 9pm-10pm EST / 6pm-7pm PST.
 
 
See you all then!
 

2022-03-21 15:05:36

FREE BOOKPLATES!

Zoop

Here's a look at the bookplate that will be signed and doodled on for the first 50 supporters over the first 48 hours of the campaign. Let's go!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Zoop save my credit card info?

Zoop does not store or keep your credit card info. Stripe simply holds the credit card info until the end of a successful campaign and then charges it. It is strictly for this one time use and won't charge it ever again.

What does Zoop use for checkout and when would my credit card be charged?

We use Stripe for checkout because it is VERY secure. They exceed industry security standards and are trusted by thousands of companies, including Amazon, Lyft, Slack, Shopify, and Airbnb, who use Stripe's software tools to accept payments. Their interface is pre-made by them and we don't have the ability to augment it in any way. Once there, you have 15 minutes to complete the transaction by hitting the 'SAVE CARD' button. Stripe then holds the credit card info until the end of the campaign. You won’t actually be charged unless the campaign reaches the funding goal. The pre-order amount will show as 'pending' on your credit card statement until that date.

 

If the campaign doesn't fund, your pre-order will be canceled, and the pending charge will disappear. You'll get an email confirmation with a summary of rewards and charges both after the initial pledge and after the actual charging of the card (try looking in your spam folder if you don't happen to see it in your inbox). 

How do I cancel a transaction?

You can either access the transaction through your account and click the cancel button, or contact us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll cancel it for you and send back a confirmation email.
 
 
Cancellations of rewards or add-ons of $500 or more must be made before there are 72 hours left in the campaign. The reason for this is it can have a negative effect on the tally of the campaign. If it is a limited reward or add-on, there may not be sufficient time for someone else to purchase it, leaving the campaign possibly not funded. We ask for your courtesy of the people running the campaign when making these decisions.

Any other questions/ comments?

Please e-mail us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll get right back to you!

If I got a reward that requires some feedback from me, how do I let you know my request?

You could e-mail us at hello@wearezoop.com with that info during the campaign if you'd like to get it out of the way. Otherwise, we'll be reaching out to all supporters of rewards that require feedback shortly after the campaign is over.

Do you ship to my country?

Our campaigns are for a worldwide audience unless stated otherwise in the campaign. All international orders are sold with the terms DAP (Delivered At Place). You are responsible for any duties and taxes required for the shipment's entry into your country. Our carriers may require you to pay taxes and fees related to importation and customs brokerage of your shipment -- but if your item is really low in value, it may fall under the customs de minimis of most countries. For more information, please contact USPS

If I purchase rewards and then want to make changes to that purchase later on in the campaign, what is the process?

If you want to make changes, you should first cancel your original order and then start over with a new one. If you don't do that and simply process an additional order, the way our system is currently set up you may end up being overcharged for shipping -- which we could remedy for you, but it just takes that extra step of catching it and crediting you back the extra shipping, so please try the prior way first.

Will there be a post-campaign period where you can make changes and get add-ons through a 'pledge manager'?

No - this is it! We're essentially your in-campaign pledge manager. If you are interested in supporting these creators, this is the time to do it!  And it's the exact reason we allow you to purchase as many rewards as you want during the campaign!

What's the idea behind the Rewards and Add-Ons? Can I get both?

Rewards are the priority items that the creators have chosen for the campaign. Add-Ons are meant to be secondary items that are 'unlocked' after you buy something from the Reward level. There are no restrictions on buying Rewards, but you can only buy Add-Ons if you've bought a Reward. Zoop sets this up under the direction of the creators. Some may choose to only have Rewards, some may choose an even balance of Rewards and Add-Ons, and others may choose to only have one or two Rewards with the rest of the items being Add-Ons.

Can I get more than 1 item?

YES!  We encourage you to get more than 1 item! That could be multiple copies of the same reward, or you can mix and match rewards! There is no limit, unless otherwise stated in the reward description.