Happy Astronaut #1

by Matt Fife & Matt Rodgers

Join Happy (the probably totally professional…) Astronaut on his adventures spanning the cosmos!

A B&W, all-ages flipbook by Matt Fife & Matt Rodgers that's kind of like Star Trek: TOS meeting Adventure Time in the sci-fi/fantasy section of your local used bookstore.

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Reward #1: Digital copy of Happy Astronaut #1 and your name included on our Thank You page

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The digital version of Happy Astronaut #1 is 36 pages of glorious Black & White, all-ages comic book fun, with 7 additional pages (in color!!!) not available in print (yet!) telling the Secret Origin of Happy Astronaut! (PDF)

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Reward #2: Physical copy of Happy Astronaut #1: A Flipbook plus everything in Reward #1

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The physical version of Happy Astronaut #1 is presented as a flipbook, featuring 36 pages of glorious Black & White, all-ages, comic book fun! As with any great flipbook, you'll get two adventures between the two awesome covers!! Your only problems will be choosing which to read first, and most importantly, which cover to display! (printed at the standard American comic size of 6-5/8" X 10-1/4")

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Reward #3: A Happy Astronaut sketch by co-creator and artist Matt Rodgers plus everything in Reward #1 and 2

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You'll get a unique Happy sketch, on 5.5 X 8.5 Strathmore Bristol board, drawn, inked and signed by series co-creator/artist Matt Rodgers (before he's famous!)

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Reward #4: One random page of original art from Happy Astronaut #1 plus everything listed in Reward #1 and 2

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To go along with your copy of Happy Astronaut #1, you will get a random page of original art from the comic! The art will be on 11 X 17 Strathmore Bristol paper with ink, ready to frame!

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Retailer Bundle #1: 5 copies of Happy Astronaut #1 and your store's name listed on our Thank You page

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You'll get 5 copies of the physical version of Happy Astronaut #1, presented as a flipbook, featuring 36 pages of glorious Black & White, all-ages, comic book fun! As a flipbook, you get 2 covers to go with the 2 stories all for the price of one! Your only problems will be choosing which story to read first and which cover to display! (printed at the standard American comic size of 6-5/8" X 10-1/4")

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Retailer Bundle #2: 10 copies of Happy Astronaut #1 and your store's name listed on our Thank You page

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You'll get 10 copies of the physical version of Happy Astronaut #1, presented as a flipbook, featuring 36 pages of glorious Black & White, all-ages, comic book fun! As a flipbook, you get 2 covers to go with the 2 stories all for the price of one! Your only problems will be choosing which story to read first and which cover to display! (printed at the standard American comic size of 6-5/8" X 10-1/4")

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If you want to add a little something extra for us hard workin' creators and administrators. You can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!

ADD-ONS

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

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Happy Astronaut "First Mission" sticker

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Commemorate being there at the beginning of something great! Will not be reprinted! 7" X 3" glossy sticker (in full color!)

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Have Your Comic Signed

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You buy the printed comic, we'll sign it!

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The original art for Page 6 of The Panic on Eyeball Planet!

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To go along with your copy of Happy Astronaut #1, you will get page 6 of original art from The Panic on Eyeball Planet! The art will be on 11 X 17 Strathmore Bristol paper with ink, ready to frame!

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The original art for Page 9 of Taking A Deep Dive Into The Unknown!

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To go along with your copy of Happy Astronaut #1, you will get page 9 of original art from Taking A Deep Dive Into The Unknown! The art will be on 11 X 17 Strathmore Bristol paper with ink, ready to frame!

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The original art for Page 12 of Taking A Deep Dive Into The Unknown!

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To go along with your copy of Happy Astronaut #1, you will get page 12 of original art from Taking A Deep Dive Into The Unknown! The art will be on 11 X 17 Strathmore Bristol paper with ink, ready to frame!

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The original art for Page 13 of The Panic on Eyeball Planet!

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To go along with your copy of Happy Astronaut #1, you will get page 13 of original art from The Panic on Eyeball Planet! The art will be on 11 X 17 Strathmore Bristol paper with ink, ready to frame!

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The original art for Page 1 of The Panic on Eyeball Planet!

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To go along with your copy of Happy Astronaut #1, you will get page 1 of original art from The Panic on Eyeball Planet! The art will be on 11 X 17 Strathmore Bristol paper with ink, ready to frame!

Story

HAPPY ASTRONAUT is an all-ages comic book following the adventures of an introverted young adult who decides that the best course of action for his life isn’t a job at the local factory with all those *shudder* people. It’s taking a job as an astronaut with the sole mission of spending all his time absolutely alone, enjoying piles of his favorite books, comics, movies and records with absolutely no one around to interrupt him.

 

Management just has two perfect rules: 1.) NO friends and  2.) absolutely NO adventuring.

 

Easy, right? Just chill while coasting the cosmos, doing exactly what you want! All alone! Peace and quiet! Yeah! That’s his dream!

 

But even the most introverted are bound to get lonely and bored! And sometimes, adventure just comes knocking on your shuttle door! So - Adventuring Happy goes!

 

With your help, we can follow Happy on these adventures through the cosmos as he makes friends and breaks all his boss’s ridiculous rules!

Preview

 

 

Bios


Matt Fife lives in Wilmington, Ohio with his loving (and lovely) wife Elyse, their 2 daughters, along with 2 dogs and 3 cats. He reads and he writes and when he isn’t, he wishes he was.

 


Matt Rodgers draws stuff in Fairborn, Ohio. He hopes to draw more stuff in the future. He has a family and a dog.

Stretch Goals

At $1,250 every backer will receive a Happy Astronaut and a Little Robot Dude trading card!

 

At $1,500 we will upgrade the paper used on both the cover AND the interior!

Timeline

HAPPY ASTRONAUT #1 is complete. All story, art, inking, lettering and formatting. Done! (Except for our Thank You page, and we’re just waiting on you for that!) So there is zero risk of Happy Astronaut #1 not being completed. 

 

Our goal is that within days of the campaign's end, we will be sending out digital copies to all our supporters and the order for the physical comics, stickers, etc. will be at the printer. Our hope is to have all fulfillments headed to all our supporters by the end of 2022, depending on the time waiting for our books to be printed and shipped to us. (We’re all aware of the supply chain issues at this point, right?) Both Zoop and the creators will strive to keep all our supporters in the loop concerning any delays!

 

updates

2022-09-21 21:43:39

Taking down stretch goals

Matt Fife

Hello! 
 
Great news- the first stretch goal has been obliterated and we are steadily progressing towards Stretch Goal #2! This means that every backer is getting two Happy Astronaut trading cards, one featuring our title character, Happy, and the other featuring his little buddy and shuttle-mate, Little Robot Dude! We are very excited to add these cards to everyone’s package (and hoping at least one person sends us a picture of their Happy cards sleeved up next to their Shaq or Jordan cards!)
 
For Stretch Goal #2, we are currently only 234 bucks away from upgrading the paper on both the interior AND the cover! We are very aware that “paper stock” may sound like the least exciting upgrade we could come up with but the enhancement that it’ll bring will be huge. And the next stretch goal we announce will be something much more fun! Promise!) 
 
What we need to reach these stretch goals is for you to go to your favorite social media site, track us down, give us a follow and then share, share, share! 
 
Thanks everyone!
 
Matt Fife

2022-09-15 15:17:44

Funded on Day Two!

Matt Fife

Wow.  
 
Absolutely amazing. 
 
Thank you. 
 
What a mind-melting, 36-hour climb that was. I knew we could do it, but I was not expecting this. Like I said - Wow. Absolutely amazing. 
 
Team Happy is now hard at work putting together some stretch goals. So please keep sharing and spreading the word, because the more we get, the more you get! 
 
Again-thank you so much for helping to make Happy Astronaut a reality! You are awesome!

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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.

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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

Where can I find your shipping rates?

Since we have an a la carte rewards system, shipping rates will vary from supporter to supporter. We use a weight-based calculation system in your checkout cart, though, so, after you enter your country, you'll be able to see it calculated in real time with each item you add.

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.

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