A grizzly western set in an expansive and dangerous steampunk world. Expect train robberies, conspiracies and men in dresses.
FROM WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER - WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER ANYONE WHO PLEDGES WILL RECEIVE A FREE EXCLUSIVE POSTER, FOR ANY DONATION SIZE!
This is our project... this is Dustbowl!
We have created a comic series that we want to share with the world and we need your help to get the attention of publishers/distributors to make this project a reality.
We have the attention of some publishers/distributors, however they need us to make an impact on the comic scene before they can fully invest in this project themselves (what with it being a recession and all). Anywho, I digress...
Dustbowl is a hardhitting comic series from new writers Luke Merrifield and Russell Petch with art from veteran artist Tim Larsen. Set against the backdrop of the Deep South of what would be the U.S.A in an alternate 1901, the series follows waning hitman for hire Hamilton Vurse. The alternate 1901 is a world of political upheaval where the American Revolution was won the British Empire and the southern states are now the Southern People's Confederate Republic and that's just the start!
This is a world where Steam power has run rife for centuries and man has progressed to have vast and powerful machines/mechanisms/tools fueled by Steam! This progress has led to a world where nothing is unexpected, Steam technology can help man achieve the strangest and deadliest creations.
The first Volume of Dustbowl follows Hamilton Vurse as he becomes wrapped up in a conspiracy that seems to have no end, leading him all across Morrison City, through prisons, robberies, slaughterhouses and the terrifying steam powered belly of Morrison City. Enveloping criminals, secret cults, the military and most powerful men in the world, there is no telling where Hamilton and his trusty (or not so) friends will be taken.
ANYONE WHO PLEDGES £10 OR MORE WILL BE ENTERED INTO A LOTTERY TO WIN THE REWARD FOR WHAT WOULD USUALLY BE RESERVED FOR PLEDGING £1000! IMAGES COMING SOON BUT SAFE TO SAY ITS SEXY AS HELL!
Let the adventure ensure!!!
Who's making it?
Luke Merrifield & Russell Petch: Writing Team
Tim Larsen: Art - Check out his website here - http://www.timsnotebook.com/
Never heard of them! Are they any good?
Yes they are!
Why should I pledge?
If you like what we have to offer then please do, even if it's just £1 it would mean the world to us. We have come this far on our own and now we need your help and support.
What do I get if I do pledge?
Our tiered funding system is detailed below and the reward structure for tier one is shown to your right. No matter what you pledge you get our eternal thanks, seriously £1 is all it takes to have us love you forever!
I want to see what you have done so far!
For just £1 you get the first issue of Dustbowl sent to you straight away!
Below is an excerpt of the said issue to wet you apatite
We are running a tiered funding campaign as to give you the most out of what you fund. The more you like what you see, the more we can offer.
Rewards will change if we hit a tier target... they'll get even better!!!
Below is breakdown of what we can achieve in each tier of funding!
WE DON'T KEEP A SINGLE PENNY OF THE MONEY YOU PLEDGE TOWARDS THE PROJECT. IT ALL GOES TOWARDS CREATING THE NEXT ISSUE AND GETTING THEM OUT TO YOU GUYS!
ISSUE 1# OF DUSTBOWL ONLY £1 SO HIT THAT PLEDGE BUTTON! YOU GET IT IMMEDIATELY!
ALL POST AND PACKAGING FEES ARE INCLUDED WITHIN THE PRICE OF YOUR CHOSEN DONATION!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We have reviewed all the challenges we should face in completing this project and it is safe to say that having completed a large amount of work prior to coming to a crowd funding site we have all the creative material and contacts to produce the future issues for you.
The major challenge will relying on other people to complete our quota on rewards, such as T Shirts and some other rewards that only become relevant if we hit our second tier. This will be overcome by setting a realistic turn around that will take into account delays or shipment issues.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 1.
Nov 7, 2012 - Jan 1, 2013
Pledge £1 or more
Dustbowl Issue 1# sent immediately to you. Thank you email. Seriously £1 for a comic book, who cannot say no to that?Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge £10 or more
Hard copy of Dustbowl Issue 1. Delivered to you anywhere in the world. Plus all previous rewards. (Every individual hard copy issue we can produce will be the same price)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge £25 or more
Hard copy of Dustbowl Issue 1. Delivered to you anywhere in the world and Issues 2 - 6 PDF, to read on the go (phone or tablet). Plus all previous rewardsEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge £35 or more
Dustbowl T-Shirt. Design to be determined by supporters. Walk around and show off your love for Dustbowl with a swanky T Shirt chosen by you, the supporters. Limited Edition (one print run only)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge £50 or more
Bronze Band Bundle: All the above rewards bundled together for your pleasure. Dustbowl Issue 1 Hard Copy Dustbowl Issues 2-6 PDF Limited Edition T-Shirt & thank you email.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge £75 or more
1 backer Limited (49 of 50 left)
Your face is in the comic!!! Provide us with a picture and our artist will put your pretty little face in the crazy world of Dustbowl. Plus thankyou emailEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge £100 or more
Either a caricature of yourself draw by our artist Tim Larsen, or a song written for you by a secret Steampunk artist, or you creat (with the help of Tim, Russell & Luke) an item that goes into the Steampunk world we have created... no limitations, only your imagination!! (You get to chose the style and content of the song too!) Plus thankyou email.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge £150 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Exclusive Pin Up poster of one of the Main characters (your choice) hand drawn by artist Tim Larsen and a hard copy of the first issue. One of a kind! Plus thank you email.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge £250 or more
3 backers Limited (5 of 8 left)
Your name and face becomes one of the main characters in the comic. Plus Issue 1 Hard Copy, PDF files Issues 2-6 and thankyou email.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge £450 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Silver Band Bundle: Caricature, Song, Design an item that goes into the Dustbowl World One of a kind Character Pin Up hand drawn by artist Tim Larsen Your name and face becomes one of the main characters in the comic.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge £500 or more
1 backer All gone!
One of kind Vista of Morrison city hand painted on Canvas by artist Tim Larsen.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge £500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
We will come and hand deliver your Hard Copy Issue 1 to your door and hand out with you for a whole day. We will come with secret Dustbowl goodies and treats for you and answer any questions on Dustbowl.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the UK only
Pledge £1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
The Morrison City Experience. You get your name and face as a main character in the comic, We shall come visit you and hang out for a day, deliver the Hard Copy of Issue 1. Deliver a T Shirt and exclusive Morrison City Sarsaparilla, Hamilton's Lost Lighter and one of Royce's coins. Plus a few more secret goodies.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the UK only