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Mitch SmithBy Mitch Smith
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Mitch SmithBy Mitch Smith
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$10,859
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 17 2018 8:24 PM UTC +00:00.

About

WHAT IS TRUE TERROR?

Presenting the first Book in the True Terror Saga! This Book encompasses a story arc through seven chapters and will be initially a 168 page trade paperback in full-color.

True Terror is a comic series created by award-winning writer/producer Mitch Smith (Ghost in the Family, 24/7, Boy's Club) and up-and-coming illustrator Paul Anderson. Paul handles the beautiful art while Mitch provides the story and characters.

True Terror is a pulse-pounding thrill ride with modern relevance and real-world connections. Set in present-day Washington, D.C., the story centers on a growing terrorist organization calling themselves "Allied," plotting and executing an attack on American soil during a wedding ceremony, forcing two mismatched female detectives to reluctantly team up in order to prevent the next attack before Allied can strike another devastating blow to the country! 

As for Mitch and Paul, they met a few years ago through a mutual contact and, after Mitch pitched the idea of True Terror to Paul, they immediately began working to bring the story and characters to life in their own way on their own terms.

Check out www.MitchSmithMedia.com for more information on True Terror and all of our current and upcoming film, television and comic book projects! You can also score some True Terror swag and some Mitch Smith Media gear to boot!

In the meantime, you can get your first taste of the action below, with some never-before-seen panels!

Let us know what you think! We cannot wait to give you the first full Book in the True Terror series!

Harsh winter sunlight rendered in vivid color!
Harsh winter sunlight rendered in vivid color!
Quirky Lynn doing gymnastics!
Quirky Lynn doing gymnastics!
Mary interrogates a suspect
Mary interrogates a suspect

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A Message From the Creators of True Terror

This is a dream come true for us: to have a piece of art, a story we believe so strongly in, that is ready to be shared, discussed and enjoyed by fans of all ages, backgrounds and interests!

That said, this is our genuine first attempt at a Kickstarter and we are fully committed to its success and to sharing our work with the world.

We cannot do it alone, however! Your assistance in spreading the word about our campaign and the series via Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, or just yelling the good news at random cars passing by (please don't do this, though, the people in the cars won't really be able to hear you :p) would be enormously appreciated.

Thank you all for supporting artists and creatives around the world and thank you for your donations and support. We will continue working as hard as we can to tell Lynn and Mary's story and bring their awesome tales into your homes and lives.

Should we be fortunate enough to exceed our initial fundraising goal due to your generous donations, the extra money will go back into the production of the series, increasing the print-run, and towards future Books and stories in the True Terror Universe (of which we have many planned - so get excited!)

In addition, Paul would like more real estate to work with and so, if anyone is willing to make a donation to cover a new Wacom Tablet ($2,000), by all means do so as it means better artwork down the line.

We also have several stretch goals planned!

Any extra monies raised will also go towards defraying the expenses incurred in the first 12 months of production of the comic, any travel and/or in-person signings or appearances and towards the purchase of highly-caffeinated-beverages so that Mitch and Paul can continue their work on this series and future collaborations at all hours of the day and night.

Best wishes to all -- Mitch and Paul

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    Everything to the $50 level, but your digital copy of the book will be individually remarqued by Paul; this will be an original sketch of Paul's choosing on the title page of your copy, personalized to you or the individual of your choosing.

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    Everything to the $50 dollar level, plus your likeness will appear in the comic at some point during True Terror Book #2 (which will begin production roughly mid-to-late-2019).

    You probably won't talk, you'll definitely be seen, and it's pretty likely you'll end up dead - but how often can you point to a page of a comic and say "That's me!"?

    Exactly!

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    Would you like a speaking line in True Terror Book #2?

    You can have a character based on your likeness interact with Lynn, Mary and the world of True Terror.

    Though we can't promise it will be a long conversation or that you will survive the Second Book, we can guarantee that you will be given a speaking role in the comic and will be included on multiple (2+) panels interacting with the main cast!

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    You will become a character in our story, debuting in Book #2 (see above for dates).

    You will be able to work with Mitch and Paul on your character's design and name, and we will be sure that you are given a meaningful and substantial part in the story.

    You may live, you may die, but either way, you will always be immortalized in the pages of True Terror!

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    Two signed, printed copies of True Terror Book #1 featuring the alternate, Special Edition cover, a True Terror T-shirt AND Paul and Mitch will work with you to create a special, reoccurring character for the True Terror Series!

    This character will be introduced in Book #2 and will have a story arc that will continue in future Books and True Terror Stories!

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