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)
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!
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)!
If we make our goal we'll offer fun stretch goals with each milestone!
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!
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!
*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!
$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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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