Mike Allred’s seminal pop culture hero Madman starts a Kickstarter campaign for 3D Trading Cards today. With copy and design by writer/comics historian Christopher Irving, and conversions by Christian LeBlanc of last year’s Madman In Your Face 3D Special Starring Frank Einstein, The Madman Comin’ Atcha 3D Trading Cards chronicle 20+ years of the hero’s comic book adventures in a retro-inspired trading card line.
“Christopher is a long time friend who has always been enthusiastic and supportive of what we do,” Allred notes. “It’s been big fun to let him loose on this, sit back, and watch him run wild! And you’ve all seen what Christian LeBlanc is capable of. Gonna be soopah cool!”
“It was a no-brainer to make trading cards of Madman,” Irving says. “And that’s fun. Sheer, sheer fun on pieces of cardboard. But since Madman, by nature, has to be different and more ginchy than the rest, I was jazzed to have Christian hop on board with me for this.”
“It was the honor of a lifetime to render Mike’s comics in 3D, and I’m ecstatic to be able to linger in Snap City for these cards, which we envision as a series of ‘greatest hits’ moments celebrating Mike’s work,” Christian says. “Just like before, I’m also fanning out over the amazing guest artists I get to work with. Visually and thematically, I feel like 3D just ‘works’ for Madman and his world.”
The Madman Comin’ Atcha 3D Trading Cards feature a 44-card deck with 36 Madman cards and an 8-card subset of The Atomics. A 10-card Artist’s Edition pack features conversions of classic Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Frank Frazetta, and Darwyn Cooke Madman pin-ups; it also features original Madman images by Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, The Fox), Simon Fraser (Doctor Who, Nikolai Dante), George Folz (The Roman Nose with Seth Kushner), Terry Huddleston (Thaniel), Bizhan Khodabandeh (Little Red Fish), and Ethan Young (Tails, Nanjing). There are also bonus cards for higher pledge levels. The highest levels feature cards autographed by the new contributors and Allred himself.
The 30-day campaign is seeking a minimum goal of $3,500, with two stretch goals that will grow the set.