The Switch

A project in West Hartford, CT by Keith Champagne and Tom Nguyen

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For a supervillain, growing apart from your friends can be murder. THE SWITCH! A graphic novel by Keith Champagne and Tom Nguyen.
Backers: 587
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $32,864 of $17,000
Dates: Feb 17th -> Mar 18th (30 days)
Project By: Keith Champagne and Tom Nguyen
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Latest News

The Switch: Electricia a Kick-Ass Kickstarter Graphic Novel

July 3rd - via: criticalblast.com
From the pen of Keith Champagne and the pencils of Tom Nguyen comes THE SWITCH: ELECTRICIA, a superheroes and supervillains saga in the tradition of KICK-ASS and THE AUTHORITY and made possible through the use of Kickstarter. Electricia is a bad girl. Very bad. She controls electricity and uses it to commit crimes with her fellow criminals, collectively known as Murderer's Row. (Read More)

good morning, rock stars!

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Tom and I will have a full update after the campaign ends later this morning. I just wanted to take a second to say that you guys are rock stars. Keith  (Read More)

And then we called an audible...

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Remember the other day when I wrote that we were pretty much done posting new rewards and stuff? But then we decided to put up a new "PENCILS-ONLY" digital PDF reward?  A little contradictory, right? If you get the feeling that Tom and I are just... (Read More)

Final (we think!) Reward Added! (Tom)

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone.  Tom stepping in for another cameo update here....I don't need to say that Keith and I are extremely proud and humbled by our fan base/friends/followers throughout this campaign.  It's actually made me feel still somewhat relevant!In... (Read More)

Rounding third...

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey gang,  It was a busy day for The Switch yesterday. The Sergio Cariello sketch reward was snapped up and we're now at a pretty impressive 488 backers, only 12 away from our goal of 500! But only ONE of those backers was a referral which means... (Read More)

Going for 500

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Remember yesterday when I said that Tom and I probably weren't going to offer any new artwork or rewards for the remainder of this campaign? Well, it's like this. I didn't lie; I mean, I meant it at the time. But then one of our backers, the... (Read More)

And then there were three

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Over the weekend, things started shifting from Kickstarter pimping mode to production mode in the world of The Switch.  Tom and I have no idea at this point if we're going to be printing a hardcover or softcover; currently, when shipping and... (Read More)

T-minus four days and counting!

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I wrote a great update in my head this morning while I was out running but, for the life of me, I'm having a hard time recalling exactly what little pearls of wisdom I was going to impart to you all. Ain't that always the way? We had a good day... (Read More)

Quick Saturday Round Up

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Almost down to five days left and we're now over 150% funded! Ever closer to our 30k stretch goal. Yesterday was our slowest day (by far) over the entire kickstarter campaign but I feel confident that we'll make it to the promised land. We're just... (Read More)

Double the fun Friday!

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, friends! We're currently almost 150% funded from our original goal, just above 25k and closing in on our ultimate $30,000 stretch goal. Just a little over six days left. I have no idea if we'll make it, Tom and I are in uncharted waters here.... (Read More)

Final week to make THE SWITCH!

March 10th - via: kickstarter.com
The title pretty much says it all. Tom and I are officially seven days away from the end of our campaign to bring The Switch to life. You guys have all done your part (that's why you're getting the slice of spam that is this update, after all) and... (Read More)

30K stretch goal revealed!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Guess what, everybody? With 8 days left in our mad quest to bring The Switch to life, we've officially reached our 2nd stretch goal of 24k! What that means for you is that every backer (physical rewards only) will receive, in addition to whatever... (Read More)

Ship happens.

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Let's talk about money for a second. We are PERILOUSLY close to hitting our second stretch goal this morning, less than $700 dollars away from reaching the 24k benchmark.  The prospect of giving The Switch the full-on hardcover treatment seems... (Read More)

Two Toms are better than one

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
A little more media action this morning as both of Tom's personalities do an interview with Bleeding Cool to promote The Switch. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/06/two-tom-nguyens-for-the-price-of-one/ For those keeping score at home, we're even... (Read More)

Baby got back!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Sunday morning and what else could you all be doing aside from lounging around and wondering what's going on in the world of The Switch today? Even Conor McGregor chalked up his loss to Nate Diaz last night as a mental lapse due to being distracted... (Read More)

Malware can't keep us down!

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, friends! I've been battling through what seems like an endless horde of malware for at least 18 minutes today (maybe 20!) to finally access the kickstarter page and update things. So for anyone who thinks that heroes only exist in comic books,... (Read More)

It's Friday, Friday...

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Great news today, friends! Tom and I are OFFICIALLY halfway to our second stretch goal, currently only $2,000 shy of being able to produce the Switch in it's ultimate hardcover edition!   With 13 days left in this campaign, it seems likely that... (Read More)

Super quick update!

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys, just a quick update this morning. Tons to juggle today. Things slowed down a bit yesterday. It's highly possible we hit the mid-campaign lull that everyone told us was going to come. So Tom and I are going to buckle down and push harder to... (Read More)

Fast and Furious 9: THE SWITCH!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Some fast and furious action yesterday as both Switch and artist rewards were flying off the virtual shelves. At a time when most kickstarter campaigns are hitting the halfway lull, we actually had our best day since hitting our original 17k goal... (Read More)

And in walks a legend...

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys,  As we begin the last day of week 2, The Switch is currently 115% funded, just a few hundred dollars shy of the 20k stretch goal to expand the story to 80 pages. I don't know how many times Tom and I can thank everyone for their help and... (Read More)

Just another manic Monday!

February 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone,  It was a busy weekend around the ol' Kickstarter. Tom and I are really happy to say that we're over halfway to our first stretch goal, which will streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch THE SWITCH into an 80-page graphic novel. We're doing all we can... (Read More)

New Original Art Giveaway!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends.  Tom here, and this is my first update post to this page (thanks to Keith for keeping it up).  We are at about 18K funded as I type this, so to keep the momentum going towards our stretch goals, I have added this fancy piece of... (Read More)

Starting over...AGAIN!

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, happy Saturday to you all! Tom and I were able to take a nice, deep breath yesterday after we reached our initial funding goal on The Switch but now, it's back to work! There's still a lot of ground left to cover before we reach the... (Read More)


February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys, please forgive the second update in one day. We all have enough spam in our lives but at least this is happy news. We are officially FUNDED! Making headway towards our first stretch goal, too. Thanks to everyone who has participated on this... (Read More)

The Verge

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Tom and I weren't even sure while planning The Switch if we'd be able to drum up $500 total in support of the project; we literally had no idea what would happen. Now, as we begin day 10, we (incredulously) find that we're only a little more than... (Read More)

A picture is worth at least 5 words

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Howdy, Team Switch! Things are looking pretty good here on day 9 thanks to all of you. We're about 87% funded with a good chance of hitting the 90% mark by midnight. We've unlocked the final likeness/secret identity reward, this time for the lone... (Read More)

Week 2: Electric Boogaloo!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
To celebrate the first day of week 2 of The Switch campaign, Tom and I are officially unveiling the coffee mug reward! What's better than comics and coffee to start the day? NOT MUCH! the 11 oz Switch coffee mug  There are only 25 coffee mugs... (Read More)

Planning stretch goals...ACTIVATE!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
 As we close out the first week of our campaign for The Switch, we're just a hair under 80% funded! Tom and I weren't sure when we planned this Kickstarter if anyone would even care about the concept behind The Switch but you guys have been amazing!... (Read More)

Making history!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Tom and I continue to be amazed at the tremendous response to THE SWITCH. You guys are blowing us away. After five days, we're almost 70% funded! Thank you all so much for your pledges and for spreading the word about our project! Over the weekend,... (Read More)

New retailer incentive now LIVE!

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick second update to let everyone know that the new retailer incentive is now alive and kicking! See below... <<RETAILER INCENTIVE #0! NEW REWARD!! Own a comic shop but, due to unfortunate geographic conditions, not in an area where... (Read More)

Over halfway there!

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Unbelievably, after less than three full days (68 hours, to be exact) The Switch is over 50% funded. Tom and I are just blown away by how much support this project has been shown. Saying thank you to everyone that's helped us by contributing or... (Read More)

New artists, new artwork, new rewards...it's crazy!

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey gang, thanks again for all the love and support for The Switch! As the final hour of day 2 of this campaign drains away, we're (incredibly) almost 50% funded. Tom and I are absolutely blown away by the response, by your contributions, by the... (Read More)


February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Back by (literal) popular demand, LEONARD KIRK has agreed provide one more sketch reward for his fans! A bunch of you were heartbroken that you missed out on his first sketch reward and Leonard is nothing if not all about the peoples. I'd act fast,... (Read More)

Day 2 update

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody, Thanks for a great first day on our campaign for The Switch. We're currently about 30% funded in less than 24 hours which is really terrific. But...there's still work to be done! I've been told that these campaigns start off hot, cool... (Read More)

Pasqual Ferry...CLAIMED!

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, Pasqual Ferry's sketch reward was claimed in a heartbeat so we've unlocked the amazing LEONARD KIRK's sketch reward. Get it while you can, stuff is flying off the shelves like a tornado is ripping through our kickstarter... (Read More)

Bill Morrison rewards gone!

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody,  We've bolted out of the gate so hard and fast that BOTH Bill Morrison/Simpsons rewards have been snapped up in less than 90 minutes. Wow!! Stay tuned, we'll be adding a new rewards artist a little later today. Thanks! Keith  (Read More)

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