MF RUCKUS is creating The Front Lines of Good Times
39

patrons

$963
per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times"
First and foremost, THANK YOU for making it this far and visiting our Patreon page.

Just showing up here already shows tremendous support. We hope we can fuel your initial spark of curiosity and inspire you to become a patron or even just give us a shout out by sharing this with your friends, family and social networks. We live for spreading joy in the world (#PartyThePlanet) and your support makes that possible.

So, with that...

We're MF Ruckus. We play Rock n Roll and we want to create something truly rad.

During this uncertain and catalytic era in human history, the world needs heroes. Heroes to protect us from our own fears. Heroes who make us laugh. Heroes who play rippin' guitar solos and melt our faces. We would like to be those heroes….

in comic form anyway...

The Front Lines of Good Times is a serialized concept album and graphic novel set in the not-so-distant pre-apocalyptic future. The year is 2040. A near-extinction event known as "The great dying" has wiped out two-thirds of the Earth's population through a long, drawn out series of seemingly unrelated causes. Organized governments and religions around the world have dissolved giving way to new systems of rule and worship, some of which are quite dark and destructive. Such is the case in the United States where a military Junta has felled the democratic republic in place of a harsh and brutal fascist regime known as the New Order of Fundamentalist Utilitarian Nationalists (NOFUN for short). All forms of art, entertainment and philosophy have been strictly regulated under the Ministry of Entertainment. Any and all forms of communication deemed to be subversive are considered treason are punishable by exile, even death. Only analog forms of communication (Television and Radio) are available and all programming is strictly regulated, producing only stiff, boring, NOFUN propaganda. This content is pumped into every home in the crowded, impoverished mega-cities 24 hours a day.

Outside of the cities, in the lawless and sparsely populated outlands live every kind of dissident and desperado imaginable. Traders, scrappers, nomads, bandits, marauders, musicians, journalists, comedians, writers and artists. Among these exiled refugees is MF Ruckus. Formed together as teenagers out of a need for survival, the members of MF Ruckus have spent 20 years roaming the outlands, trading, scavenging, entertaining at speak-easies and documenting the process for possible future generations. They are hunted by all sides. NOFUN wants them hanged as traitors. Doomsday cults predict them as bringers of destruction. Criminal ne'er-do-wells wish to use them as proxies in fiendish plots. An emerging resistance seeks them as agents of revolution. This, is of course, all unknown to our heroes who simply seek to survive in this harsh world with the hope of one day, finding peace and salvation either at the end of NOFUN's tyrannical rule, or in their own death.

This story and the Adventures of MF Ruckus unfold one chapter at a time through the illustrations of Joshua Finley and the writing of MF Ruckus's members Aaron Howell, Ty Blosser, Logan O'Connor, Parker Meehan and Tony Lee. Each chapter of the story is brought to life through narration voiced by the band members themselves as well as a new song each issue providing the soundtrack for this epic journey. It is a fun, darkly funny, exciting and eerily prophetic adventure for Rock n Roll and Sci-Fi Fantasy fans in the tradition of Heavy Metal Comics, The Walking Dead, Prophet, The Last of Us and The Mad Max films. 

Funds generated through your subscription will go towards studio time at Evergroove Studio in Evergreen, CO; paying our very busy and highly skilled illustrator Joshua Finley; hiring guest musicians; building and distributing guerrilla art components; creating video content; touring expenses (flights, equipment, vehicle rental, lodging, food) plus any other miscellaneous expenses. Our record label RodeoStar Records in Hamburg, Germany will be handling the costs of printing, distributing and marketing the first vinyl release (Front Lines of Good Times Part 1), but everything else is all on us. We are VERY excited about this project and while we will do the best we can with what we have and make it happen no matter what, the more resources we have, the better we can make it.

Patrons contributing to this project can expect early access to issues of the comic, free downloads, access to exclusive content and much more!

Thank you so much for your support!

Aaron, Tony, Parker, Ty and Logan
MF Ruckus
Tiers
MFLITE
$2 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 3 patrons
  • Our deepest gratitude, undying love and good feels!
  • Access to some content on Patron Only Feed
  • Your Name on the Thanks List in the Vinyl edition of the albums.
  • Early Access to the Songs
MFCKR
$5 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 19 patrons
For a measly $5 per issue (less than a beer plus tip or a pack of smokes or a joint if you live in Colorado) you will get all of this:

  • First and foremost, you get first access to each issue of The Front Lines of Good Times. That includes each new song, new comic and audio narration all in high quality downloadable digital format. 
  • Access to additional short stories and narration which will not be released to the public. These will be back stories, side stories, etc. to give you a deeper understanding of the characters and the environment in which they live.
  • 10% off all merch both online and in person
  • Access to premium content: Educational videos, playthroughs, lessons, etc.
  • All Previous Rewards

MFCKRDLX
$25 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 9 patrons
  • All previous rewards PLUS…
  • Access to entire back catalogue including rare releases by FORTH YEER FRESHMAN, ROAD CREW, WHITE FUDGE and many of our other previous projects.
  • Access to downloadable stems for you to use however you like
  • 25% off merch both online and in person
MFFAM
$50 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 3 of 150 patrons
  • All previous Rewards PLUS
  • Message us for guest list when we play in your town (subject to availability by venue)
  • 50% off all merch online and in person
  • Producer Credit on Albums, Videos and Comics
  • Signed copy of each "Front Lines of Good Times" vinyl release
MFEXEC
$100 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 5 of 75 patrons
  • All previous rewards, PLUS...
  • We'll draw you into an issue of the comic
  • We'll write a song about you, film it and release it on YouTube so that the whole world can know of your greatness
  • Message us for VIP Greenroom access (Subject to venue policies)
  • Executive Producer Credit on Albums, Videos and Comics
  • 75% off merch both online and in person
MFLGND
$1,000 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 0 of 7 patrons
  • All previous reward tiers PLUS
  • Guest list for life
  • Insider info: learn about what we're working on before we release it
  • We'll create a recurring character based on you
  • Free Merch every time we create something new 
  • Seat on Board of Directors
MFGOD
$7,500 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 0 of 1 patrons
  • Everything in the previous rewards
  • Come on tour with us
  • Help us choose album art
  • VIP for life (backstage access where applicable)
  • Nudes
  • Come hang in the studio
  • Shit…what else do you want? You just bankrolled the entire project. We pretty much have to sleep with you…or kill a guy….or kill a guy and sleep with him…in whatever order you choose!
Goals
$963 of $1,000 per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times"
When we hit $1000 per issue, we will be able to afford to pay our illustrator Josh Finley so he can focus on this project instead of relying on corporate design gigs to pay his bills. He'll get to eat real food, sleep in a real bed and put a brand new lock on his door so "Sniffy" the neighborhood Schizophrenic can't sneak into his room at night and watch him sleep.
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First and foremost, THANK YOU for making it this far and visiting our Patreon page.

Just showing up here already shows tremendous support. We hope we can fuel your initial spark of curiosity and inspire you to become a patron or even just give us a shout out by sharing this with your friends, family and social networks. We live for spreading joy in the world (#PartyThePlanet) and your support makes that possible.

So, with that...

We're MF Ruckus. We play Rock n Roll and we want to create something truly rad.

During this uncertain and catalytic era in human history, the world needs heroes. Heroes to protect us from our own fears. Heroes who make us laugh. Heroes who play rippin' guitar solos and melt our faces. We would like to be those heroes….

in comic form anyway...

The Front Lines of Good Times is a serialized concept album and graphic novel set in the not-so-distant pre-apocalyptic future. The year is 2040. A near-extinction event known as "The great dying" has wiped out two-thirds of the Earth's population through a long, drawn out series of seemingly unrelated causes. Organized governments and religions around the world have dissolved giving way to new systems of rule and worship, some of which are quite dark and destructive. Such is the case in the United States where a military Junta has felled the democratic republic in place of a harsh and brutal fascist regime known as the New Order of Fundamentalist Utilitarian Nationalists (NOFUN for short). All forms of art, entertainment and philosophy have been strictly regulated under the Ministry of Entertainment. Any and all forms of communication deemed to be subversive are considered treason are punishable by exile, even death. Only analog forms of communication (Television and Radio) are available and all programming is strictly regulated, producing only stiff, boring, NOFUN propaganda. This content is pumped into every home in the crowded, impoverished mega-cities 24 hours a day.

Outside of the cities, in the lawless and sparsely populated outlands live every kind of dissident and desperado imaginable. Traders, scrappers, nomads, bandits, marauders, musicians, journalists, comedians, writers and artists. Among these exiled refugees is MF Ruckus. Formed together as teenagers out of a need for survival, the members of MF Ruckus have spent 20 years roaming the outlands, trading, scavenging, entertaining at speak-easies and documenting the process for possible future generations. They are hunted by all sides. NOFUN wants them hanged as traitors. Doomsday cults predict them as bringers of destruction. Criminal ne'er-do-wells wish to use them as proxies in fiendish plots. An emerging resistance seeks them as agents of revolution. This, is of course, all unknown to our heroes who simply seek to survive in this harsh world with the hope of one day, finding peace and salvation either at the end of NOFUN's tyrannical rule, or in their own death.

This story and the Adventures of MF Ruckus unfold one chapter at a time through the illustrations of Joshua Finley and the writing of MF Ruckus's members Aaron Howell, Ty Blosser, Logan O'Connor, Parker Meehan and Tony Lee. Each chapter of the story is brought to life through narration voiced by the band members themselves as well as a new song each issue providing the soundtrack for this epic journey. It is a fun, darkly funny, exciting and eerily prophetic adventure for Rock n Roll and Sci-Fi Fantasy fans in the tradition of Heavy Metal Comics, The Walking Dead, Prophet, The Last of Us and The Mad Max films. 

Funds generated through your subscription will go towards studio time at Evergroove Studio in Evergreen, CO; paying our very busy and highly skilled illustrator Joshua Finley; hiring guest musicians; building and distributing guerrilla art components; creating video content; touring expenses (flights, equipment, vehicle rental, lodging, food) plus any other miscellaneous expenses. Our record label RodeoStar Records in Hamburg, Germany will be handling the costs of printing, distributing and marketing the first vinyl release (Front Lines of Good Times Part 1), but everything else is all on us. We are VERY excited about this project and while we will do the best we can with what we have and make it happen no matter what, the more resources we have, the better we can make it.

Patrons contributing to this project can expect early access to issues of the comic, free downloads, access to exclusive content and much more!

Thank you so much for your support!

Aaron, Tony, Parker, Ty and Logan
MF Ruckus

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Tiers
MFLITE
$2 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 3 patrons
  • Our deepest gratitude, undying love and good feels!
  • Access to some content on Patron Only Feed
  • Your Name on the Thanks List in the Vinyl edition of the albums.
  • Early Access to the Songs
MFCKR
$5 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 19 patrons
For a measly $5 per issue (less than a beer plus tip or a pack of smokes or a joint if you live in Colorado) you will get all of this:

  • First and foremost, you get first access to each issue of The Front Lines of Good Times. That includes each new song, new comic and audio narration all in high quality downloadable digital format. 
  • Access to additional short stories and narration which will not be released to the public. These will be back stories, side stories, etc. to give you a deeper understanding of the characters and the environment in which they live.
  • 10% off all merch both online and in person
  • Access to premium content: Educational videos, playthroughs, lessons, etc.
  • All Previous Rewards

MFCKRDLX
$25 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 9 patrons
  • All previous rewards PLUS…
  • Access to entire back catalogue including rare releases by FORTH YEER FRESHMAN, ROAD CREW, WHITE FUDGE and many of our other previous projects.
  • Access to downloadable stems for you to use however you like
  • 25% off merch both online and in person
MFFAM
$50 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 3 of 150 patrons
  • All previous Rewards PLUS
  • Message us for guest list when we play in your town (subject to availability by venue)
  • 50% off all merch online and in person
  • Producer Credit on Albums, Videos and Comics
  • Signed copy of each "Front Lines of Good Times" vinyl release
MFEXEC
$100 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 5 of 75 patrons
  • All previous rewards, PLUS...
  • We'll draw you into an issue of the comic
  • We'll write a song about you, film it and release it on YouTube so that the whole world can know of your greatness
  • Message us for VIP Greenroom access (Subject to venue policies)
  • Executive Producer Credit on Albums, Videos and Comics
  • 75% off merch both online and in person
MFLGND
$1,000 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 0 of 7 patrons
  • All previous reward tiers PLUS
  • Guest list for life
  • Insider info: learn about what we're working on before we release it
  • We'll create a recurring character based on you
  • Free Merch every time we create something new 
  • Seat on Board of Directors
MFGOD
$7,500 or more per Chapter of "The Front Lines of Good Times" 0 of 1 patrons
  • Everything in the previous rewards
  • Come on tour with us
  • Help us choose album art
  • VIP for life (backstage access where applicable)
  • Nudes
  • Come hang in the studio
  • Shit…what else do you want? You just bankrolled the entire project. We pretty much have to sleep with you…or kill a guy….or kill a guy and sleep with him…in whatever order you choose!