Hard City the Board Game

Served: A Missionary Comics Anthology

A project in Columbus, OH by Mike Laughead

Funding Successful

A book of short comics by returned Mormon missionaries about their missions in different parts of the world.
Backers: 419
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $24,902 of $15,000
Dates: May 8th -> Jun 7th (30 days)
Project By: Mike Laughead
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: June 7 @ 12:07 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Introducing Benjamin

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
. A week and a half ago, we had one last tale roll through the doors, just in the nick of time. The artist is not listed on our campaign page and you are now the first to see a glimpse of his story. Friends, here are the first two panels of the... (Read More)

Vision of the Arts Fund

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
. As close readers will recall, all of the money not directly applied to making and shipping books is being distributed among the artists and "a scholarship that supports young LDS artists." We promised more information about that scholarship. That... (Read More)

Interview with Mike and Theric

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
. Matt Vroom---one of the many people we've met after it was too late to add them to the project---kindly interviewed us for Super Hero Speak. Check it out! http://superherospeak.com/wp/served-an-interview-with-mike-laughead-and-theric-jepson/  (Read More)

Welcome, first-timers!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
. Here's one of my favorite tidbits about Served: Roughly one third of our backers has never backed something on Kickstarter before. That means (as of this writing) 104 of you stepped outside your comfort zone and into a new economic model just... (Read More)


May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
. Not just a bunch of Spartans about to die; now also the number of backers this project enjoys. I'm not sure how many books you're all buying, but it's a notably larger number than 300. But whether you're picking up one or twenty, we thank you.... (Read More)

Holy smokes! Only eight (8) days left??!?

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
. UPDATE! We're at $20,355 from 295 backers and going strong!  Normandie Luscher You know Normandie from the video, of course, but what you may not know is that she probably had more fun with color than just about any of us. I also love how the... (Read More)


May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
. Thank you, everyone, for helping us reach this milestone! We've only got a dozen days to go and we want to catch everyone who's interested. Signal-boosting always welcome. Or not. No pressure. Just take this book and we'll talk next week? Lately... (Read More)

Clickbait missionary work

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
. UPDATE: $19,292. So close to twenty. So, so close. The magazine LDS Living posted online about our project, and we gave them some exclusive clips from ten of the works included in SERVED. Nine of the ten artists featured in their article have not... (Read More)

B.C. also stands for Blair

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
. UPDATE! We're at $18,912! Thirteen more people have signed up for SERVED since I posted yesterday! That ain't a bad pace at all. (Hi, Aunt Sher!) Today I want to introduce you to B.C. Sterrett. If you're from the Salt Lake area, you may know him... (Read More)

Update starring Annie Poon!

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
. UPDATE! We're at $18,485! (Up thirty dollars since twenty seconds ago. Thanks, E****!) Also, Mike and Theric were on a podcast today talking about the book. I haven't listened yet, but please don't tell me if there's kimchi between my... (Read More)

Who are these people anyway?

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
.   UPDATE! We're fully funded and sitting at $17,910.  As we continued to share the good news that is the #SERVEDcomic over the coming weeks, I, your intrepid editor Theric, will send occasional updates highlighting our participating artists. ... (Read More)

BackerKit Info

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

A look at ‘Served,’ a new comic book anthology about LDS missions

May 12th - via: deseretnews.com
Mike Laughead has created a comic anthology that tells about the more ridiculous and even sad aspects of LDS missions, title "Served," which recently launched on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Thank You to All of Our Contributors!

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We just wanted to thank each and every one of you for contributing to this project. Our hope is share our experiences as missionaries and we are all happy that you are interested in reading and spreading that message. We could not do this without... (Read More)


May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for everyone who is donating! We really appreciate your efforts to help us. Due to a large donation that just happened, we have met our GOAL! I am flabbergasted! So this project is definitely going forward. Please continue to tell your... (Read More)

Art Prints

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Art Print Buyers, I just wanted to send you a quick note that we will set up an easy way for you to choose your print or prints ASAP. This is my first Kickstarter so I'm new to all the options.:) And thank you for supporting us! -Mike Laughead  (Read More)


May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
 We just wanted to thank all of our supporters. The first day was phenomenal and way bigger than I could have imagined it. Thank you so much! If you are so inclined, please spread the word about the book. Contributors telling other interested... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!