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Giant toads, dark wizards, and bi-planes! It was a normal day for these blue-collar monster hunters--but now they're in too deep!
Giant toads, dark wizards, and bi-planes! It was a normal day for these blue-collar monster hunters--but now they're in too deep!
Giant toads, dark wizards, and bi-planes! It was a normal day for these blue-collar monster hunters--but now they're in too deep!
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What is Barnstormers!?

Barnstormers! is a completed original graphic novel that follows the adventures of blue-collar monster hunters Roscoe, Anna, and Clyde. Former pilots in WWI, the gang makes their money as barnstorming pilots that kill monsters for a quick buck. But when money gets tight, Roscoe makes a deal with a mysterious adventurer named Doc Lyon that will put him on easy street.

Too bad that street's paved with bloodthirsty cult members, giant monsters, and iron soul-eating dragons!

What's the worst that could happen?

"Kaiju versus WWI biplanes -- the mash-up you didn't know was missing from your life until Barnstormers! came along -- wild, fun, great stuff!" – Fred Van Lente (Weird Detective, Archer & Armstrong)

The Creators

Kenny Porter is a comic book writer living in West Michigan. He was the winner of the Top Cow Talent Hunt for Writing in 2012 and has published comics with Top Cow/Image, Heavy Metal, and Visionary Studios.

Renny Castellani is an Italian comic book artist and works with Panini comics on Disney titles for Topolino.

Nic J. Shaw is an extremely talented letterer who currently works on The Fix from Image Comics.

Jon Alderink is a colorist and has worked on titles like Citizen Jack for Image Comics.

Shawn Lee designed the trade paperback and is a letterer for IDW titles like TMNT.


"Beasts, brawls, and biplanes. Barnstormers! is a whole lot of fun!" - Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons, Thunderbolts)

Goal of the Kickstarter

The entire book is FINISHED! We just need your help to get it into reader's hands! We want to share this comic with people who love action, adventure, and lots of giant monsters. The Kickstarter is for a print run to get Barnstormers! into the hands of people excited about new comics by passionate creators.

That's why we've kept the goal low--we just want to cover printing and fees. Any extra money will go towards creating the next project and making more comics.

“Magic, monsters and… biplanes? It’s fast, fun and right up the alley of anyone who misses the rock’em sock’em adventure of Indiana Jones.” – Justin Jordan (Savage Things, Spread)

Barnstormers! - Sample Pages

Here are sample pages from the first chapter of Barnstormers! for you to sink your teeth into!

 Barnstormers! - First 7 Pages

Rewards

Get digital and physical copies of Barnstormers! as well as my first one-shot comic Ink Ribbon, personal short stories, developmental editing, and stretch goals!

We've also got ORIGINAL SKETCHES from Ryan Stegman (Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Superior Spider-Man), Jim Towe (Youngblood),  Ryan Lee (Archer & Armstrong, Ninjak), Joe Mulvey (Oxymoron, Scam, and Mummy's Always Right) and Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, Red Rising)!

Stretch Goals

If we make our goal we'll offer fun stretch goals with each milestone!

Script Book PDF Cover
Script Book PDF Cover

Right now we're offering a Script Book for Issue #1 of Barnstormers! and a PDF copy of INK RIBBON with some of our reward levels. Milestones and Stretch Goals will unlock more free comics!

Ink Ribbon (One-Shot)
Ink Ribbon (One-Shot)

 

UPDATE!

We hit our goal! Now every backer will get a PDF copy of the one-shot INK RIBBON with their purchase. Also, we're unlocking our first stretch goal!

NEW SKETCH REWARD!

Renny Castellani is doing weekly character sketches that we'll be offering as reward levels! Each sketch will feature one of the Barnstormers! heroes and is limited to one backer.

This week's character is DOC LYON--Famed Adventurer!

Doc Lyon
Doc Lyon

*UNLOCKED* Stretch Goal #1 - $3,000 - PDF copy of Artifacts #33 for every backer! 

 

Stretch Goal #2 - $5,000 - 8.5" x 11" Barnstormers! mini poster for all backers who bought a physical copy of the graphic novel!

Barnstormers! Mini Poster
Barnstormers! Mini Poster
 

$8,000 - Locked  

$10,000 - Locked

 

 

Risks and challenges

The entire graphic novel is already complete!

The only risk and challenges we have with this project are printing. Orders could possibly be delayed if the first run of printing isn't up to snuff.

Any extra artwork or rewards could possibly take longer, but I'll update everyone on any delays.

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    Digital Copy of Barnstormers!

    Get a PDF copy of the complete BARNSTORMERS! Graphic Novel.

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    Early Bird Special!

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    BARNSTORMERS! Graphic Novel

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    Super Deluxe Package! (Best Deal)

    Get an even better set of rewards with the physical copy of the book! Comes with a Script Book for Issue #1 and a copy of the one-shot comic Ink Ribbon!

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    Double Down

    Get 2x physical copies (PDF included) of the complete BARNSTORMERS! Graphic Novel. Plus a PDF Script Book of the first issue and the one-shot comic Ink Ribbon!

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    Script Writer's Package

    Get a script critique for your comic (5-24 Pages)! You'll get detailed script notes and a one-page summary. PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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    • Script Critique for your Comic Book Script
    • Physical copy of Barnstormers! Graphic Novel
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    Flash Fiction Package

    I'll write a Flash Fiction (500 words) about ANYTHING you want! A super short story just for you! Plus everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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    Short Story Package

    I'll write you a Short Story (1,000-2,000 words) about ANYTHING you want! A short story where you call the shots! PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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    Barnstormers! Character Sketch - Week 1

    We're doing an exclusive character sketch from Barnstormers! artist Renny Castellani each week! You'll also get everything from the Super Deluxe package along with your order! The first week's character is DOC LYON--Famed adventurer!

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    Ryan Stegman - Original Sketch

    Get an original sketch from Ryan Stegman (Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Superior Spider-Man)! Get a 5-minute sketch of anything you want PLUS everything in the Super Deluxe Package.

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    • Ryan Stegman - Original Sketch
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    Jim Towe - Original Sketch

    Get an original sketch from Jim Towe (Youngblood)! Get a bust sketch of whatever your heart desires. PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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    Eli Powell - Original Sketch

    Get an original sketch from artist Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, Red Rising)! PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package!

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    Ryan Lee - Original Sketch

    Get an original sketch from Ryan Lee (Archer & Armstrong, Ninjak)! Get a bust sketch of whatever your heart desires. PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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    • Physical copy of Barnstormers! Graphic Novel
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    Joe Mulvey - Original Sketch

    Get an original sketch from Joe Mulvey (Oxymoron, Scam, and Mummy's Always Right)! Get a Barnstormers! character. PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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    • Joe Mulvey - Original Sketch
    • Physical copy of Barnstormers! Graphic Novel
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    Editor's Package

    Hire me as a developmental editor for your comic scripts (3-4 issues), stories, or novel! You'll get in-depth notes, story suggestions, and summaries on how to rework your story. (I went to school for this, so it won't suck). PLUS everything from the Super Deluxe Package.

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