RANDOM - an intense and rampaging graphic novel

RANDOM - an intense and rampaging graphic novel

Does it annoy you when you try to get off the subway and can't because the maggots are coming in? And that jerk who steals the parking space you we're waiting for half an hour a...

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Does it annoy you when you try to get off the subway and can't because the maggots are coming in? And that jerk who steals the parking space you we're waiting for half an hour ago? RANDOM is fed up with all this and decides to solve everything with a baseball bat!

Since 2011, I dedicate myself to comics as a scriptwriter and I've had several editing experiences and business models. In my adventures, I had financial ups and downs (with a lot of personal investment) and so I decided to focus on crowdfunding, because I can feel the pulse of my public through the platform.

The idea for RANDOM arose from the stress of the daily routine we all feel on the skin.

My way of catharsis was to build a story where I could deal with it in a fun and uncompromising way.

RANDOM is a violent story with influences from writers like Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon or Grant Morrison and follows random moments of our anti-hero, from its origin to its end. Caricature characters, gratuitous violence and gore, it contains everything for an intense reading. But more than violent acts on the loose, it is a story that criticizes the lack of mutual aid, community and civilization.

To give you the best possible quality, I've team up the best of Portugal and Brazil: one of the emerging talents of Brazil, the artist Marcus Aquino, is in charge of the art, with his Americanized and action-packed line. For a very lively and guttural color, I count on Joana Oliveira and to read without errors and very professionalism, the legendary and designer Ivan Rego and the translator Marta Prino (who will translate from English to Portuguese, as I wrote in English) take care of the subject.

I want this edition of this book to be special and unique to the supporters, so this is the only opportunity to buy the book. I will not add the e-book version, precisely for this reason. After this campaign, it will not be available in bookstores. If the artist Marcus Aquino is confirmed in Portugal in 2020, I will do a limited edition of 50 copies.

Embark on this trip with us and distill your stress and frustration in this uncontrolled graphic novel!

MR. LEISER (RANDOM em modo civil)

About the author

Miguel Peres, a true setubalense (from the city of Setúbal) since 1987 that turned into a lisboeta (living in Lisbon) since 2011. As a chunky kid, I used to read a lot of comic books and today I try to write them without any mistakes and loads of imagination. I started out in the world of comics in 2011, as co-editor of the portuguese anthology Zone BD, that focuses on young Portuguese and Brazilian artists. From there, I started writing short stories with portuguese illustrators, such as Luís Figueiredo or Miguel Mendonça.

My debut as a comics writer was in 2012, with the graphic novel Ashes of the Revolution (Cinzas da Revolta), illustrated by João Amaral. This book gave my first boost into the portuguese book market. In 2016, I co-created the comics label Bicho Carpinteiro, with the portuguese scriptwriter André Morgado, and I released my second graphic novel: Graveyard of Dreams (Cemitério dos Sonhos), with 4 brazilian illustrators, being published for the first time in Brazil.

I split my time between EDP Distribuição as a Content Manager, a freelance copywriter and just being restless while I search to create new comic book projects.

Awards:

 - Nominee for "Best Comic Book Writer" in Portuguese Professional Comics Awards (2013)

 - Nominee for "Best Portuguese Graphic Novel" with "Graveyard of Dreams" in Amadora BD (2017)

 - Nominee for "Best Nacional Publication" with "Graveyard of Dreams" in XV Central Comics Trophies (2017)

RANDOM

Budget and due dates

The value of crowdfunding it's for two fundamental aspects. On one hand, to pay the artists involved (except me) and help me pay for the production of the book in the graphics (more than 50% of the value goes from personal investment). The graphic novel will be ready by July 2019. Thus:

Marcus Aquino (illustrator) - 500 €

Joana Oliveira (Colorist) - 500 €

Ivan Rego (Legendary) - 100 €

Marta Prino (translator) - 100 €

Graphic production - 300 €

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    Graphic Novel RANDOM, signed and with personal "Thanks"

    Graphic novel RANDOM signed by scriptwriter Miguel Peres and colorist Joana Oliveira + a personalized thanks to who support

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    Graphic Novel RANDOM + Graveyard of Dreams (in portuguese)

    Graphic Novel RANDOM with previous reward + Graveyard of Dreams (my second graphic novel in portuguese)

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    Graphic Novel RANDOM + Graveyard of Dreams + Exclusive Print + being a character on graphic novel

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Payout completed

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31/10/2018

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 16:28

Jorge Coelho vai fazer o teu print!

Hey pessoal! CONSEGUIMOS!!! Chegámos ao valor final! Não sabíamos que tanta gente sofria nas mãos desta gente sem civismo! Está na hora da nossa vingança, que está marcada para...

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Thu, 25/10/2018 - 00:23

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 14:06

Miguel Montenegro junta-se a RANDOM

É com orgulho que anunciamos que o artista português Miguel Montenegro (Marvel Comics) vai fazer uma curta de 4 páginas inédita sobre o RANDOM!!! Um extra brutal para esta ediçã...

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Tue, 09/10/2018 - 11:49

Enche o saco do RANDOM até aos 100%

Já passámos a meta dos 50% e graças ao stress diário que todos passam e querem ver resolvido. O nosso anti-herói está mais perto de te ajudar! Partilha, chateia os familiares e ...

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Tue, 09/10/2018 - 10:43

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 16:45

Estamos perto dos 20%!

Olá a todos! Muito obrigado a quem apoiou a nossa campanha até agora. São passos que só conseguimos dar com a vossa ajuda. Estamos a trabalhar com afinco para fazer uma BD que ...

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Tue, 11/09/2018 - 13:28

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We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

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  • Miguel Peres

    Jorge Coelho vai fazer o teu print!

    Hey pessoal!
    CONSEGUIMOS!!! Chegámos ao valor final! Não sabíamos que tanta gente sofria nas mãos desta gente sem civismo! Está na hora da nossa vingança, que está marcada para Julho de 2019! E quem apoiou com direito a print exclusivo, eis a surpresa: é Jorge Coelho, um dos melhores artistas nacionais (Rocket Racoon, Robocop, Haunted Mansion)! Vai pegar no nosso anti-herói e fazer uma ilustração a preto e branco! Vai ficar b-r-u-t-a-l!
    Obrigado por todo o vosso apoio! A sério. Não, a sério!

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  • Guilherme CabralMiguel Peres

    Julho de 2019 já lá vai. Há

    Julho de 2019 já lá vai. Há data prevista de entrega?

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  • Miguel Peres

    Miguel Montenegro junta-se a RANDOM

    É com orgulho que anunciamos que o artista português Miguel Montenegro (Marvel Comics) vai fazer uma curta de 4 páginas inédita sobre o RANDOM!!! Um extra brutal para esta edição exclusiva para todas as pessoas espetaculares que nos têm apoiado! Acreditem, vai ser muito bom! Estamos quase, quase, partilhem até à exaustão!

    Aproveitamos para pedir aos ANÓNIMOS que enviem mail para "peres0miguel@gmail.com" com nome e morada para receberem as recompensas.

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  • Miguel Peres

    Enche o saco do RANDOM até aos 100%

    Já passámos a meta dos 50% e graças ao stress diário que todos passam e querem ver resolvido. O nosso anti-herói está mais perto de te ajudar! Partilha, chateia os familiares e amigos, contraria o "eu apoio depois" porque depois já não vai dar.
    Obrigado a todos os que acusaram a pressão e apoiaram!

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  • Miguel Peres

    Estamos perto dos 20%!

    Olá a todos!
    Muito obrigado a quem apoiou a nossa campanha até agora. São passos que só conseguimos dar com a vossa ajuda. Estamos a trabalhar com afinco para fazer uma BD que vos divirta e que se identifiquem! Em breve colocamos novas páginas em desenvolvimento!

    Até já

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