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The Aggregate - A "Choose Y/O Adventure" style graphic novel

A project in Portland, ME by Ben Bishop

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A post-apocalyptic graphic novel with giant robots, organically engineered terrorists and spider-cats. Really. -by Ben Bishop.
Backers: 464
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $30,507 of $10,000
Dates: Mar 1st -> Mar 31st (30 days)
Project By: Ben Bishop
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Latest News


March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning! This is the final update of the campaign! We did it! This book is getting made! It's going to be amazing! But there's still time to make it even better! We have less than 2 hours to find new AGGREGATORS to pledge, and we are less than... (Read More)


March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We are so close to the final stretch goal! I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone spreading the word, the page has been on fire today! I'm also excited to show off the EXCLUSIVE EMBOSSED PRINT by Mike Vance that will be coming with every... (Read More)

Less than 15 hours left!

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Here we are... The very last night of the Kickstarter! I can't believe how close we are to the final stretch goal! I knew it was a long shot, but as I'm writing this we are less than $3,000 away from adding 50 more pages of story to the book!... (Read More)

Good morning!

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guess what?  You're getting a MAP to THE AGGREGATE robot!  ( Everyone who is getting a book will also get a map. ) The $25,000 stretch goal was unlocked earlier this morning, and with ONLY 48 more hours left we're already on our way to the... (Read More)


March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! I have been trying to think of more ways to help us get the project in front of more new eyes, as well as bring us closer to those extra 50 pages of story.  SO I'M GIVING AWAY SOME ART!  All you have to do to be entered to win this... (Read More)

THIS IS IT! Down to the last 2 days!

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Now is the time to think about what EXTRAS you may want!  ◊ Full color graphic novel - $25◊ Black and white graphic novel - $25◊ Aggre-Cat shirt - $30◊ Prologue issue #0 - $10◊ Extra sketchbook - $ 10◊ Extra stickers- $5 each◊ Nathan... (Read More)

I've got a PLAN... 2 plans actually!

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, there's only a few more days left of the campaign. I can't believe how fast it flew by. Once again I couldn't be happier about how everything has gone. I'm going to be making a book of my own, and that was only possible thanks to YOU... (Read More)

Be a secondary character in the book!

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 6 days left! I wanted to spotlight another reward today...  BE A SECONDARY CHARACTER + THE AGGREGATE. ( $300 ) Have you ever wanted to be in a comic book? Maybe you want to surprise your spouse, or kid?  Art by Leinil Francis Yu - Secret... (Read More)

THE FINAL WEEK! New print & Reward spotlight!

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I can't believe it's almost over, we're down to the final week of THE AGGREGATE Kickstarter! I started working on this campaign, and putting together the Kickstarter page over 2 months ago. Since then the Kickstarter alone has been a full time job,... (Read More)

THE FINAL 10 DAYS! - New stretch rewards & more!

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
I can't believe were down to the FINAL 10 DAYS! If you know anyone who needs to hear about this book, or is still on the fence, tell them now is the time to jump off and be a part of it! Once the campaign is over these exclusives and bonus goodies... (Read More)

We did it (again)! - FULL COLOR!

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
THE AGGREGATE graphic novel will now be available in FULL COLOR!  At just over halfway through the campaign you amazing people have funded this project 200% and enabled me to create and print this book in FULL COLOR! I have never been able to... (Read More)

An interview with THE AGGREGATE writer/artist, Ben Bishop

March 13th - via: hidefninja.com
Kenneth Livitski talks to Ben Bishop about his new Kickstarter-funded graphic novel, THE AGGREGATE, in this exclusive interview. (Read More)

So much new...

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! I have been trying not to over update and bother anyone but there is just so much new stuff I need to tell you aboutI If you haven't already heard about it through FACEBOOK or my TWITTER.... SHIRTS!   SCARECROWOVEN did such an amazing... (Read More)

The next stretch goal is unlocked!! - SKETCHBOOK!

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
I've been at The NYC Big Apple Con all day without service and as soon as I get back into the real work I find out you guys have UNLOCKED ANOTHER STRETCH GOAL! That is amazing! Now everyone who is getting a book is also getting "Assembling The... (Read More)

I'm on a train + NEW REWARDS + Shirts!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I continue to be blown away each day by how amazing the response to THE AGGREGATE is. Thank you all so much, and Thank you x2 to everyone who continues to share and ask your own friends to join in. I have some cool stuff to share today! I'm currently... (Read More)

The Aggregate - Interview With Comic Creator Ben Bishop

March 6th - via: comicquester.com
The Aggregate - Interview With Comic Creator Ben Bishop - An awesome new choose your own adventure style graphic novel by comic creator Ben Bishop! (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight: The Aggregate

March 5th - via: geeksofdoom.com
Kickstarter Spotlight for Ben Bishop's The Aggregate, a choose your own adventure-style graphic novel. (Read More)

The Aggregate ~ A post-apocalyptic graphic novel

March 5th - via: nerdragenews.com
In the world of Kickstarter there is always something new and exciting. Today is no different as Nerd Rage News discovered a choose your own adventure that is a graphic novel. We spoke with Ben Bishop about The Aggregate. (Read More)

Fanboy Comics Interviews Ben Bishop, Creator of ‘The Aggregate’

March 4th - via: fanboycomics.net
Do you remember those awesome, choose-your-own-adventure novels from back in the day, where you would reach a point in the novel and have to make a choice? You might turn left and get eaten by a dragon, or turn right and defeat an evil king, taking his treasure. The story could go in any number of directions and was different every time. Well, comic creator Ben Bishop is developing a new graphic novel that will incorporate that choose-your-own-adventure style of storytelling, and he’s taken his idea to Kickstarter to secure funding and make a really awesome new book called The Aggregate. Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Jason Enright interviewed Bishop about the new project. (Read More)

... I just had an idea.

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)


March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Everyone!  Sorry, I've been trying to send an update all morning but Kickstarter has been crashing. However, in that time we unlocked the $11,000 stretch goal, and we're only a few hundred away from unlocking the $12,000! Check these out! ◊... (Read More)


March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! I am overwhelmed, and so thankful. We did it! THE AGGREGATE graphic novel is OFFICIALLY happening! This will be the first time I've been able to make a book of my own since my first, NATHAN THE CAVEMAN, 7 years ago. It's been 7 YEARS! I decided... (Read More)

Ben Templesmith's art is here!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Throughout the project I will be revealing some of the guest artists who were awesome enough to create some exclusive artwork JUST for this Kickstarter campaign!  You've seen Joseph Schmalke's and Ray Dillon's amazing work, and I'm proud to show off... (Read More)

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