"Tool & Die" is the Creation of Peter Caravette, Publisher of Samson Comics with Pencils by Incomparable comic book Artist, Brett Booth
Hello & Welcome to the premiere of Samson Comic's TOOL & DIE #1. Penciled by the Incomparable and Legendary comic book artist, BRETT BOOTH.
This is a story of two men that overcome great adversity, great odds & great villians while learning the sacrifice and price paid in becoming a true hero.
The first, Shane O'Toole, is a genius in the realm of Cybergenics and Fusion Energy science. His mind is akin to a modern day Leonardo DaVinci but unlike his contemporary, O'Toole is actually able to construct his inventions and bring them into the 21st century. He is a hero with a tortured past with his life a constant struggle against depression and nightmares.
The second is Daimyo, who as a young boy was a runaway, kidnapped and sold into modern day slavery before being saved by a Chinese monk who befriends and educates him. Safely tucked away in the hills of the Himalayas, Daimyo, tutored by his mentor, learns the ancient and mysterious art of Kang Shi which combines the knowledge of the most clandestine martial arts along with the awesome powers of magic.
This scheduled mini-series chronicles the lives of our two heroes and follows their journey as they learn the true meaning of friendship, sacrifice and brotherhood. Set in our modern day world post-911 we'll watch with interest and disbelief as they fight against the corrupting powers of government, terrorism and Darkness that threaten to control and oppress the world.
*Editor's Note.....The book is completely finished! The pencils have been scrawled. The inks have been splattered. The pages have been scanned and the coloring has been digitized!
Now, while we are preparing for the final pre-press of the comic book we are looking to Kickstarter to help us get the comic to the printer and produce a thousand copies to send out to comic book stores, distributors and the media as well as our loyal Kickstarter Backers. By doing this guerrilla marketing we are hoping to be in every comic book store by the end of the year and then wind our way around the country via all the National Comic Book Conventions. It will be a year long endeavour to promote the book and with your help we know we can do it!
We are starting out our Goal at a very low and modest $50 because we want to make sure that everyone supporting us will receive great rewards and won't have to sweat whether or not we make our primary goal. (We WILL meet our goal...we WILL print our book and you WILL be getting some pretty serious swag in no time at all!) All additional funds will be used to meet additional printing orders, set up costs for all the comic conventions and the myriad of costs associated with advertising and soliciting a comic book.
So, if you do make a pledge you will be getting something pretty cool, like a copy of the comic book for one, and autographed to boot! Or perhaps you'll get an exclusive variant cover that are routinely reserved exclusively for comic shop owners as an incentive for buying 25 copies of a book, or more. But you'll get it here cheaper and way before the comic shop retailer does, plus you get it signed and numbered with a certificate verifying the autograph's authenticity!
There's several levels of rewards for you to choose from just for helping us out. We totally appreciate your backing and thank you many times over for taking to time to visit us and spread the word about our project to all your friends via Facebook, MySpace and Twitter or whatever social networks you reside on. (Anyone caught spreading the word will get bonus prizes!! Just email me a link and I'll check it out.) REMEMBER...we can't succeed without your help!
Thanks again and please check back for future updates for additional promotions where you can win more cool swag and see more artwork of Tool & Die.
Go to our UPDATES to see all the exclusive covers that were giving to our backers. Thank you!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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STARTER LEVEL ....................................... You'll get a Black & White frameable Print of our Heroes, "Tool & Die." Print will be signed and numbered and limited to Kickstarter Backers. (Plus, you'll also get your name on the Benefactor page on our website!)
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BRONZE LEVEL ....................................... A fresh, hot off the press, copy of the first issue of TOOL & DIE #1 penciled by Brett Booth and in full COLOR! Signed and numbered in Gold Metallic ink. (Your $5 includes packing materials and shipping too!) (Don't forget you'll also receive everthing else offered above!)
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SILVER LEVEL ...................................... Get our Variant Cover edition of TOOL & DIE #1 that only the Comic Book stores get as an incentive for buying 25 copies of our book. This will also come signed and numbered in Gold Metallic Ink. (Don't forget you'll also receive everthing else offered above!)
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GOLD LEVEL ........................................ You say you want more? Well then, step right up! Get everything offered above PLUS a THIRD cover variant that will be exclusive to Kickstarter Backers. You'll get it signed and numbered of course! (See our Update for a pic of the covers).
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PLATINUM LEVEL ....................................... How about something really unusual? Have you been to any conventions lately? Know how they sell those Ultra-Rare Convention Specials?? Well, this is where to find the obscenely hard to find convention edition of TOOL & DIE #1 even before the fans can get it. You'll be the first on your block with this bad boy! Yes, it'll be signed & numbered! (Remember, you'll also receive everthing else offered above!)
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DIAMOND LEVEL .......................................... Finally....the last Uber-Cool Exclusive that you can get directly from us without having to spend an hour in line waiting for the chance to get and even then you'd have to pay $25 to get one. What is it? Well, it's the impossible to get All Black cover with the Tool & Die logo. What makes this so hot?! This is the crazy-rare "Sketch" edition cover and we'll even throw in a lil' sketch for you too! (And in case you hadn't heard, we'll throw in everything else above with it as well and sign 'em all too!)
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SKETCH LEVEL........................................... Here's a chance to get a sketch of either one of our Heroes, Tool or Daimyo! This will be on a large 11X17" artist board with a pencil sketch of your choice of characters from the book of TOOL & DIE. If you prefer, and would like one of our cool villians that can be arranged as well. Lest we forget, YEP, I'll include all the exclusive comic books above, absolutely FREE!! ***Since, sketches are so labor intensive and time so scarce at this busy time for us, we are forced to limit this prize to only 50 Kickstarter Backers.
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ARTIST LEVEL....................................... By previous request we are offering a very limited opportunity to artists that are looking to have their work published by an established comic book publisher. We are making space available to ten lucky artists who would like to show the world that they are capable of making it in the comic book industry. You will have the opportunity to illustrate your choice of characters from either Tool & Die or one of your very own creations! It's your choice, now show your family & friends your drawing chops! Space permitting this will be full page pinup and be seen by thousands of comic book fans so make sure you put your best foot forward. An opportunity like this doesn't come around everyday, ya know, so make your Mamma proud! ****As a professional courtesy we will extend the opportunity for you to have your portfolio reviewed by myself or one of our talented staff either online or in person at one of our convention appearances. You just might be one of the lucky and fortunate ones that get discovered and becomes the next big thing!
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COLLECTOR'S LEVEL.................................... Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to grab a piece of comic history! This is the ORIGINAL cover of TOOL & DIE #1 penciled by the legendary BRETT BOOTH! Brett and Jim Lee were THEE major artists behind WILDSTORM studios during the IMAGE comics explosion! If you want something that is truly ONE-OF-A-KIND, then this is the Holy Grail. Brett Booth is one of the most elusive, exclusive artists out there who, at this point in his career, only does comics when he wants. He is so reclusive that we can't even promise that we can get him to sign this cover even if you wanted it. So, consider yourself, fair warned. This is a very rare chance to pick up a little piece of history of a celebrated artist with the new launch of our TOOL & DIE #1!!!
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