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A humorous medieval fantasy comic! Fast paced and fun! Raising the funds for the first print run in June of 2012!

What's the story?

Giant! is a short story about a young alchemist named Dedrick, who is having a very bad day. As punishment for the side effects of his latest experiment, he is forced to straddle a plank of wood and hung off the castle battlement to clean the bird crap off the resident gargoyles. When he drops his brush he inadvertently causes a chain of events that wakes a sleeping giant. After a terrifying fall and run for his life he finds that he may be the only one that can save his town from being crushed under the giant’s feet.

Giant! is currently on schedule to be finished and sent to the printer by May 2012. The finished paperback book will feature black and white art, with a color cover. It will be pocket size (4.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide) and about 120-130 pages, so if you were wondering just what I meant by 'Mini Graphic Novel' now you know. CLICK HERE TO SEE A 20 PAGE SAMPLE.

The Goal!

My plan is to print and sell Giant! online, at my friendly local comic book stores, and at several East Coast comic conventions! I would also love to use the printed version as a great sample to show off to prospective comic publishers!

The problem I'm facing is printing enough books to bring the cost per unit down so it's affordable to the buyer would cost more than I can afford at the moment. Without help, its just not in the cards.

Where Kickstarter and you can help!

The Goal for the Kickstarter campaign is to raise the money to print 500+ high quality paperback copies. Any money raised beyond $3,300.00 will go towards printing more books! Plain and simple.

By backing Giant! you are helping to make my dream of being a professional comic book artist come true, AND getting SWEET REWARDS out of it! If you love fantasy cartoons and comics, and like what you see on sample page pledge to help make Giant! a reality!

~Chris Wharton

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Check out Chris Wharton's Bio on the right sidebar to find links to his other work!

FAQ

  • While at the Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, I found a little book called Green Monk by Brandon Dayton, and fell in love with its format. His Black and White art, and the fun pocket sized format just made me want to try doing a book that way! And thats what I did!

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  • If your package needs to be mailed to any country outside the United States of America, please add the following to your pledge amounts:

    For any $10 pledge, please add $2

    For any $15 and $25 pledges, please add $5

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  • Not this time. I am going the Jeff Smith route, and doing the book in Black and White. If it is popular enough I may color it later on, so that isn't completely off the table :)

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