Writer Ken Eppstein and illustrator/musical dynamo Bob Ray Starker GO WEST for the next step in the evolution of Nix Comics!
NIX WESTERN COMICS #1;
SIEGE AT THE HIDEY HO' SALOON
28 Pages, Color with bonus 7" record!
Written By: Ken Eppstein
Illustrated by: Bob Ray Starker
Music by: Bob Ray Starker & Pete English.
Nix Western Comics (NWC) is a departure from the short story format of the flagship title Nix Comics Quarterly. Whereas the quarterly is inspired by classic punk rock LPs in pace, the comparatively languid one story per issue format is taken from the tone of the great spaghetti westerns of the 60s and 70s. Better yet, this comic will come with its own soundtrack!
Johnny Skell is a bad man. A malicious gunsel with an eye for human weakness. He needs to be pried out of the local saloon and escorted out of the sleepy little town of New Stockholm.
Sheriff Earl Vance can lick his weight in rattlesnakes and shoot the horns off a buffalo nickel at 100 paces. Vance fears neither man nor gun. He's not scared of Skell. He's seen worse. He's been worse.
So why is Vance staring down the Saloon door instead of going inside to roust Skell?
True to Nix Comics Artistic Statement, the artistic talent for Nix Western Comics #1 is drawn from the crossover pool of local musical talent. Bob and Pete are prolific local musicians! (Check out WHOA NELLIE! if you don't believe me!)
The two tracks of the records are Inspired by Link Wray (the only man who ever had an instrumental banned for being too lurid) as much as Ennio Morricone, the two instrumental tracks on the 7" record will put you in the proper mindset for a visit to the dusty little western berg of New Stockholm.
Don't wanna buy a pig in a poke? Well, the video for this Kickstarter features a snippet of the A-side of the record: "Theme From Siege at the Hidey Ho Saloon." Awesome, yeah?
The first record I can remember ever buying was also one of the first comic books. A Power Records reprint of the 1st issue of the Fantastic Four with a 7” record that provided a narration of the book. This purchase forever cemented the two forms of media as fellows in my young mind. It seemed natural that the next step in the evolution of Nix Comics reunite the two mediums that have so long been a part of my life!
Happily, my partner creator on this project is Bob Ray Starker... One of the most exciting and excitable musicians in Columbus, OH. I told him about a my idea for a western comic that came with its own soundtrack of Ennio Morricone inspired spooky guitar music and he demanded to be on board!
About the Rewards:
Comic Only Version: for $7, pledgers will receive the version of Nix Western comics #1 intended for release to Local Comic Shops (LCS). The LCS version is exactly the story and art, but lacks the 7" record soundtrack.
Comic and Record Version: For $15, pledgers will receive the first issue of Nix Western Comics along with a 7" record soundtrack and a special sheriff badge themed laser cut 45 adapter! (HOT DAWG!)
Nix Comics Super Fun Pack: For $30, pledgers will receive the first issue of Nix Western Comics along with a 7" record soundtrack, the special sheriff badge themed laser cut 45 adapter and Issues 1-4 of Nix Comics Quarterly!
Poster Prize: For $50 pledgers will get the first issue of Nix Western Comics along with a 7" record soundtrack, the special sheriff badge themed laser cut 45 adapter and his/her choice of one of the two Siege At The Hidey ho' Saloon posters!
(I know... I know... Hold onto your hat. Previews of the posters will be available soon as an update. Trust me, if you like the video for this kickstarter and the cover for NWC #1, you'll like the posters!)
Double Poster Prize: For $75 pledgers will get the first issue of Nix Western Comics along with a 7" record soundtrack, the special sheriff badge themed laser cut 45 adapter and both of the two Siege At The Hidey ho' Saloon posters!
Lifetiem Nix Comics Subscription: For $150 pledgers will get a lifetime subscription to all Nix Comics titles!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Comic Only Version of Nix Western Comics #1: siege At The Hidey Ho' Saloon, for the oh-so-modern cowpoke!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Comic and 7" Record Version of Nix Western Comics #1 with laser cut 45 adapter!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Nix Comics fun pack! Nix Western comics #1, 7" record, 45 adapter and issues number 1-4 of Nix Comics Quarterly!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Poster Prize! Choose between your favorite of the two Siege at the Hidey Ho' Saloon posters! (And of course Nix Western comics #1, record and 45 adapter!)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Double Poster Prize! Both Siege at the Hidey Ho' Saloon posters! (And of course Nix Western comics #1, record and 45 adapter!)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Lifetime subscription to Nix Comics!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012