All Day Breakfast Productions is the "solo" development studio created to produce the ideas, stories and properties of Amazon best-selling author Mike Gagnon. Solo doesn't mean that this is really a one-man operation though. The reason that we put "solo" in brackets is because though we would be considered a "solo developer" in studio terms there are many people inside and outside of the studio that make what we do possible. If not for help from family, friends, colleagues and fan supporters, we would not be able to produce our content the way we see fit.
There are many people in the background helping with financial management, promotion, social media, programming and creating visual design assets.
The goal of All Day Breakfast is to produce, create and share stories with the world that are accessible to those from all walks of life. No gimmicks. No price gouging.
It's part of a radical new business model that we hope will catch on; one built on honesty, ethics and respect for others.
Every person involved in our projects is fairly compensated and credited for their work. We also avoid working with "work-for-hire" contracts whenever possible, to allow creators to retain legal copyright and ownership of anything that they create.
The ultimate goal is to register this game and comics publishing venture as a non-profit corporation, meaning that after those involved are fairly compensated and expenses are covered, any remaining revenue will be directly donated to worthwhile charities associated with causes such as health care, human rights, wildlife preservation and disaster relief.
Since we are an ethical, independent studio not operating on a for- profit basis, it will give us the freedom to produce and publish what we want without outside influence. No ads. No sponsors. No overpriced products. No endorsements. No humongous corporate media conglomerates dictating what is allowable to the creative team.
Just the pure creative vision of the original creator made for those who enjoy immersing themselves in captivating worlds of fiction and engaging subjects in non-fiction.
We hope you come along for the ride. Let's prove that entertainment can be elevated beyond the ever murkier world of corporate greed and questionable ethics. Let's show them that games, comics, books, film and more can be created while still treating creative talent fairly and respectfully.
Let's show them how entertainment SHOULD be done.
May 21st, 2020
So if you're going public domain, does that mean that nobody involved in your projects gets paid?
Not at all. Just because something is not-for-profit or public domain, doesn't mean you can't or don't get paid. Talent and creators would still get paid fairly, everyone needs to eat. The only difference is that owners will be fairly paid and own their own properties. I won't even be taking creator owned ideas for the time being, but hope to in the furture. Anyway, talent will be paid and own thier own creations, retain limited copyright to their portion of work etc. The real difference is that quality will be emphasized over sales, we won't need to clear a million above the expenses, and any profits we do make after expenses will be donated to worthwhile charities. We also won't have to take on ads and risk being pressured by sponsors to change content in our products.
So do you make comics or games?
Both! And everything in-between. Comics and graphic novels, video games, visual novels, animation, motion comics and a new type of entertainment that combines elements from all of them that we call an ALIVEBook. We're also keeping an eye on emerging entertainment forms like immersive VR comic books. Keep watching what we are up to for the latest trends.
So if you are public domain, does that mean that talent has to give up rights to their characters and art?
Not at all. ADBP (All Day Breakfast Productions) does not retain rights to any characters and does not own or handle any property beyond it's own logo. We work with characters existing in the Public Domain or have been released or created for public domain. However, if you are a writer or artist who creates a new character used in something we publish, you still own that charcater and each publication has a clearly explained section detailing who owns copyright to any non-public domain characters that appear. When it comes to publishing we only ask for First Printing rights or subsequent reprint rights, that just means that we get to publish the work but beyond that you own the copyright to your work. no matter what you did. This means that the penciller or inker retains the copyright to their work. There are some exceptions you need to keep in mind wjhen you work with a team. If you are a penciller, you can reprint those pencils, but you can't use the inks, colors and letters from the rest of the team without pernission or compensation. You also will need to credit the original script writer. Likewise the inker could reprint their inks, but not the colors and letters. They would also need to credit the writer and penciller. Colorists could reuse their colors but not the art and letters, it really doesn't make sense to reuse colors. Letterists could reuse their word balloons, but they would need to credit the original writer. Most contracts will include a clause that requires a waiting period before you reprint your work elsewhere and limit the number of pages you can use in your portfolio for a limited period of time.
What charities will All Day Breakfast Support?
Profits from ADBP projects after talent has been paid and expenses covered, will be donated to human rights organizations, breakfast programs, artists support groups, animal welfare groups, food banks, anti-censorship organizations and medical research groups. These will be decided on a regular basis (quarterly), and will be shown and discussed among our supporters. We may even surprise talent and fans by donating in their name, giving them a nice deducation at tax time. What we will not do is put out a press release every time we donate a cheque. We know that's how other businesses do it, but that's honestly just tacky and I don't want to use a charitable group to promote my creative work. If you want to be involved in seeing and maybe even voting on what organizations to donate to, become one of our supporters at OnlyFans or Patreon, where we will share exclusive donation videos.
Submissions & Careers
Pre-Application notes (READ):
Dear game dev, comic creators and everyone else. We know that there are way more awesome ideas, comics, games, game devs and artists than we can ever possibly publish, and we hate that we will have to turn away plenty of deserving people because our business just isn't big enough to logistically support a large catalog of new titles. Because of this we'd much rather teach and mentor you on how to make and publish your own creative work yourself, empowering you to take the reigns of your own prosperity, whether you decide to follow our example and publish your work to the public domian or keep control of your own intellectual properties. To get that tutorial content before anyone else and get exclusive content, you should consider supporting us on places like Patreon, OnlyFans and Twitch.
For those still determined to work in some sort of capacity directly with All Day Breakfast there are two ways to get and advantage over other applicants 1) Be one of my graduates (or students) from one of the links in the above section. or 2) Be a contractor member of work websites like UpWork and Fiverr, which we use in order to maintain clear and stress free work agreements. The comics and games industry is full of stories of talent who have been screwed over and unpaid by new, small or questionable publishers. We remove that uncertainty by using these impatial third party systems that actually take and hold the money, so you know if is already there and they release the funds to you upon job completion. If there is any problems with the job, either party can raise an objection with this impartial third party to resolve. This reduces the chances of anyone involved getting ripped off or cheated and ensures that you get paid for work completed. Just join these sites and look for jobs in your skill area. If you don't find any jobs posted by us, you'll still find lots of worldwide businesses that want and need the skills that you have to offer.
Unfortunately there is just no way that we can hire all the deserving applicants, but please be assured that even if we don't select you for a job we will keep your details on file for future consideration.
Game Devs, Game Designers and Programmers
As mentioned above, if you want to be involved in game dev and design for All Day Breakfast, the best way to get your foot in the door is to be a current or former student or to apply through Upwork. Regardless, whether you decide to apply through Upwork or not, there a few clear things we want to see: