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Welcome to ABBADON, a Graphic Novel about the wildest sin-filled town in the old west that is plagued by a series of murders
Welcome to ABBADON, a Graphic Novel about the wildest sin-filled town in the old west that is plagued by a series of murders
1,329 backers pledged $52,173 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome back to Paperfilms 8th Kickstarter project : ABBADON. 

ABBADON is a 72 page MATURE AUDIENCES graphic novel written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti from the original screenplay by Spencer Marstiller, featuring the art of FABRIZIO FIORENTINO and ALESSIA NOCERA and design and lettering by JOHN J. HILL. 

STRETCH GOAL ADDED!!

With just over a week left and the first stretch goal hit, we figured it was time to announce the second stretch goal!

If we hit $50k by the end of the campaign we will be giving everyone at every level a seperate digital FABRIZIO FIORENTINO sketch book that will include the character designs- layouts-breakdowns-alternate pages and commentary. This will be a real inside look to the thoughts and process that make up the final product. On the main page you can get a taste of some of the original sketches and how amazing Fabrizios work looks before it goes to finishes. This book will be designed by John J Hill and will be delivered before the final book to get everyone excited ahead of time. If we hit the 50k, expect some more stretch goals to come, and thanks everyone for all your social media and word of mouth. It really has made a difference.

cover by TIM BRADSTREET!
cover by TIM BRADSTREET!

The Basics: Fans of our run on JONAH HEX and ALL STAR WESTERN are in for a treat as we offer a hard hitting and graphic, yet intensely dramatic character driven story in the same genre, free of any existing rating systems. 

 With this graphic novel adaption of a screenplay by Spencer Marstiller, we introduce an unconventional western set in a town where illicit sex, gambling and even murder are legal under the right conditions.  The story art gorgeously illustrated  by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO, whom we collaborated with on ALL STAR WESTERN and this is complimented by the lush digital painting of  ALESSIA NOCERA. Also featured is a dynamic and beautiful cover by award winning illustrator TIM BRADSTREET , with special reward catagories featuring a special limited edition mystery cover by multiple Eisner and Shuster Award winner DARWYN COOKE and another special cover by award winning and fan favorite artist  AMANDA CONNER. We are happy to also announce our new partnership with  the awesome crew at ADAPTIVE  STUDIOS . 

This entire square bound SOFTCOVER book will be a total of 72 pages plus material printed on the best paper stock available and printed in the USA. We need to raise the amount featured to cover production handling and distribution costs involved in producing an original graphic novel this big and beautiful. 

The inspiration for this project comes from our love of mature westerns, murder mysteries and the horror genre as well as the original unpublished screenplay it is based on. This was a project we fell in love with immediately. 


THE STORY:

“In the distance the silhouette of a sprawling boomtown rises ominously from the earth like a gravestone risen from Hell.”

 
Set in the late 1880’s American West, Abbadon is a city steeped in sin, where anything is possible if you have the money, influence and power to obtain it. Poised to become the next boomtown, Abbadon is plagued by a series of murders heralding the arrival of U.S. Marshall Wes Garrett. A legendary lawman, Garrett’s claim to fame is that he killed a notorious murderer, who cut a bloody swath across the country and left scores of mutilated men, women and children in his wake. Garrett’s arrival exposes the secret that Abbadon’s sheriff Colt Dixon has desperately been trying to conceal – the victims have all been mutilated the same way they were by the killer Garret stopped – a man some called a monster, but the papers called him Bloody Bill. Garrett and Dixon join forces to uncover the killer’s identity in a town so full of corruption that everyone is a suspect.  

Risks and challenges

The Kickstarter for ABBADON exists not only to raise funds to put together the book and album, but to create an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter project that is unique in a few ways. We will be using Print-On-Demand structure to create an exclusive limited and signed editions of the book based solely on the amount of orders we receive which will then be printed in the America by American companies.

This Kickstarter project will be the only place to get this specific edition and unique edition.

Eventually we plan to publish the book elsewhere for retailers with a different cover and contents, but till that time in the future, it will only be available here for our Kickstarter supporters! As you can see with the pledge list there are several choices on how you can make ABBADON a reality and share this amazing story and art.

We will be adding more tier rewards as the pledge drive goes along, as well as stretch goals once, God willing, the original goal has been funded.

Many of you are returning customers who have supported us in the past and have received your Kickstarter pledges mostly ON TIME and hopefully have appreciated our communication throughout the project. For those who are returning for another adventure, we thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts.

For those new to this project and our books, we want to say we treat each and every person like a close friend, reply to your messages and do our best to make sure you have a positive and rewarding experience worth your time and generous backing. We are proud of our work, the artists and designers we collaborate with and especially proud of the fine women and men that support our ventures.

Because of that, we offer a big THANK YOU to everyone out there from all of us at PaperFilms and our creative partners on this project, the crew at Adaptive studios.

Feel free to visit us on social media or via our website, www.paperfilms.com and adaptivestudios.com for more about each company!

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    THE DIGITAL BOOK: For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter edition of ABBADON, and our undying love and gratitude for backing the project.

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    TWO DIGITAL VOLUMES: For this amount you get the digital download version of ABBADON and the digital download of DENVER and our undying love and gratitude. This is the best deal on the page. This is for those that might have missed Denver when it came out.

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    WRITERS SPECIAL: See how the leap from words to pictures happens. For this amount you get the digital download version of ABBADON, as well as the original script. if anything you get a to see what we gave our poor artists to work with and see how they imagined the script.

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    PAPERFILMS BUNDLE: You get the digital ABBADON, DENVER and FORAGER. Three of our kickstarters and a few days of reading, unless you are a speed reader.

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    THE ACTUAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!!!: You get a limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive ABBADON square bound graphic novel featuring the TIM BRADSTREET cover. This will be a limited edition of the book. We are only printing this version for Kickstarter pledges and limiting it to the number of pledges we receive. This will be done Print on Demand [ POD] This will be the only place to get this book and it will come signed by Jimmy Palmiotti . A digital download also comes with this. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything. We know better, but they have to see it in writing.

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    THE TIM BRADSTREET Signature print edition. Limited to 100.
    You get the Abbadon Graphic novel plus a signed and numbered Print of the cover by the amazing Tim Bradstreet. The graphic novel itself will be signed by Jimmy Palmiotti.A digital download also comes with this. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything. We know better, but they have to see it in writing.

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    You get the TIM BRADSTREET edition cover of ABBADON, and the PIER BRITO cover of our last kickstarter DENVER. Both books will be signed by Jimmy Palmiotti and are limited to 100 copies.as with all the pledges before it, you also get the digital download of the ABBADON book. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything or use it to get an ex jealous.

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    THE LIMITED EDITION AMANDA CONNER TOP SECRET COVER AND PRINT EDITION. This edition is an exclusive SEXY ADULT WESTERN THEMED MYSTERY cover that Amanda has done LIMITED ON THIS TIER TO ONLY 150 copies, SIGNED by AMANDA CONNER, only available here on this Kickstarter. That's right, only 150 of these Signed covers will be available anywhere. You also get a print by Amanda of the actual cover of this special edition, and the digital download of the ABBADON book. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything or use it to get an ex jealous.Hell, even Jimmy will sign this book for you.

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    THE LIMITED EDITION DARWYN COOKE TOP SECRET COVER AND PRINT EDITION. This edition is an exclusive ABBADON MYSTERY cover that DARWYN has done LIMITED TO ONLY 150 copies in this pledge level, SIGNED by DARWYN COOKE, only available here on this Kickstarter. That's right, only 150 of these Signed covers will be available anywhere. You also get a print by DARWYN of the actual cover of this special edition, and the digital download of the ABBADON book. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything or use it to get an ex jealous.Hell, even Jimmy will sign this book for you.

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    GO WESTERN and a Sketch edition! You get the Tim Bradstreet edition of ABBADON as well as Two random JONAH HEX or ALL STAR WESTERN trade books , All signed by Jimmy Palmiotti. You will also get a quick JONAH HEX sketch on the inside cover of one of the trades by Jimmy, as well as the digital Abbadon and your name in the thank you credits.

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    The VIP: You get both the DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER limited edition Mystery cover books, signed by both of those lovely people and both prints. NOTE: the prints will not be signed, just the books. This is limited to only 200 copies , putting the entire run of these special editions at a low 350 copies of each total. as with all the pledges before it, you also get the digital download of the ABBADON book. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything or use it to get an ex jealous.Hell, even Jimmy will sign this book for you.

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    YOU GOT FRIENDS: 4 COPIES OF THE ACTUAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!!!: You get 4 limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive ABBADON square bound graphic novels featuring the TIM BRADSTREET cover. This will be a limited edition of the book. We are only printing this version for Kickstarter pledges and limiting it to the number of pledges we receive. This will be done Print on Demand [ POD] This will be the only place to get this book and all 4 will come signed by Jimmy Palmiotti . A digital download also comes with this. AND! You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything. We know better, but they have to see it in writing.

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    MYSTERY BOX: You get both the first printing book with the Tim Bradstreet cover, signed by Jimmy Palmiotti,as well as the digital book and your name in the thank you section…now, You also get a bunch of other books ALL SIGNED , our choice... as well as some other odd junk we find laying around the house. We will fill that box to the top with all sorts of weird crap. You will be very satisfied and confused with the amount of stuff we smash into that box. Ask around, everyone likes these monsters. Do ya feel lucky? well, do ya punk?

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