DEADHORSE rides again!
We're excited to finally, finally get the next issue of DEADHORSE into your hands. Well into your eyeballs anyway as this campaign is for a DIGITAL VERSION. What we're really trying to do here is get this beauty colored and that's where you come in. I'm hoping to raise $1560 to cover Marissa's fantastic color work on the next chapter, The Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #3, and also cover a very, very small print run.
Should we exceed our goal and hit our $2800 stretch goal everyone who donates $5 or more gets a PDF of BALLAD OF THE TWO HEADED DOG #4 for free! So while that entry price of $5 may seem steep for a 28 page comic (it really isn't if you look at what some publisher's are charging for digital), if we hit our stretch goal you'll end up getting two comics for that $5. Math fans have already figured out that means you'd only be paying $2.50 each!
So if this is a story you want more of please consider supporting Phil, Marissa, and myself as we near the ending of our unique little tale of keys, sleep walkers, and bird headed people.
So what is DEADHORSE?
Deadhorse is a comic book about a man with nothing who finds the key to everything. It is witten by me (Eric Grissom), drawn by Phil Sloan, and colored by Marissa Louise and David Halvorson. Phil and I started this comic way back in 2010 and it was the first comic I had ever written. Critics have been very kind to us and people seem to dig this weird world we've created. The first book and the first chapter of Ballad of the Two Headed Dog was colored by David Halvorson. With the release of our last issue, Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #2, Marissa Louise took over as colorist.
The story revolves around a reclusive man named William Pike who comes into possession of a strange key and finds himself the target of an evil industrialist. When William learns the key may solve the mystery behind his father's death, he embarks on a journey into the farthest reaches of Alaska in search of the truth. It's a strange little tale that is part comedy, part adventure, part mystery. I'm very proud of the work and I think if you give it a chance you'll dig it too.
The rewards are digital
I wanted to keep the cost of this campaign as low as we could which is why you'll see only digital rewards with the exception of the print tier. That reward level will be super limited so if you need to have a print copy get on that right away. I may or may not ever print it again as a single issue so be sure to jump on that right away if you need it in your life. Phil and I will both sign them.
We will be sending everyone PDF files as well as using ComiXology to fulfill the digital version of Ballad #3 and potentially all of the other digital titles as well.
But what if you want to read the older DEADHORSE in print? Order it here!
Who is making this thing?
Art/Covers by Phil Sloan
Phil is an artist who has done work for IDW's War Of The Undead and Weird NJ. Not much is known of him as he strongly adheres to his survivalist beliefs. But what is known is that he loves spending time with his family and staying off the grid.
Colors (Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #2, #3, #4) by Marissa Louise
Marissa Louise has a terrifying tongue twister for a last name, you’ll never see it. Fortunately, her work is much nicer and you’ll see a lot of that. She is an illustrator turned colorist whose work has appeared in MCSWEENEY’S LUCKY PEACH, DARK HORSE PRESENTS, many indie books and various galleries in New York & Portland, OR. Follow her on twitter @marissadraws.
Colors (Dead Birds and Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #1) by David Halvorson
David Halvorson is an author/Illustrator who works under the pen name Marcus Emerson. He is the creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja, Recess Warriors, and The Super Life of Ben Braver. He also worked with Eric as the primary artist of the space adventure, Planet Gigantic.
Story/Letters/Design by Eric Grissom
Eric Grissom is a writer whose comic works include GREGORY SUICIDE for Dark Horse comics, PLANET GIGANTIC, and ANIMALS. He resides in River Plaza, New Jersey with his wife and three kids. You can follow Eric on EricGrissom.com or on Twitter at @egrissom.
Who did that kick ass song in the video?
The song that kicks in halfway through is "Chem Trails" by Spider Bags and appears courtesy of Dan McGee. It's from the album "Frozen Letter" on Merge Records. Go buy it. It's fantastic.
People dig it!
"This rollicking conspiracy adventure glides along thanks to cryptic but genuinely absorbing mysteries balanced with clever characterization" -Publisher's Weekly
“a hilarious page-turner full of action, adventure, and mystery.” -Lonnie Nadler, Bloody Disgusting
"this is one of those rare comic books that remind the reader of why it is they read comic books. They read them for incredible experiences like one found in Deadhorse." -Dustin Cabeal, Comic Bastards
“Deadhorse is a monster of a book stitched together from a heap of conspiracies, a pile of strange jokes and a trunk full of adventure stories. Always zagging when you think it’s zigging, Grissom and Sloan’s madcap journey through the Alaska that’s not on the map is a trip worth taking yourself.” -Christopher Sebela, Cold War
“One of the most impressive things about this series is the way all the disparate elements come together.” -Michelle White, Multiversity
“Deadhorse is a stylish well plotted mystery that impresses throughout with the only real problem being that at the end it leaves you begging for more.” -Patrick Smith, Spandexless
Risks and challenges
Ballad #3 is already WRITTEN! Already DRAWN! Already INKED! Already LETTERED! The only remaining item is to color it and output a PDF for you. So put your worries aside!
As far as the stretch goal: Ballad #4 is already WRITTEN! Already DRAWN! And 90% INKED! If we hit the stretch goal, that money will be put towards getting the pages colored. Ballad #3 will be done first followed by Ballad #4 so don't expect Ballad #4 INSTANTLY! We'll need some time to color and Marissa is insanely talented which means she's insanely busy. These comics don't make themselves.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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