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About this project

WHAT IS "MUTE"?

MUTE is a 48-page modern noir comic, written by Frank Cvetkovic and drawn by Michael Harris, that deals with the consequences of honest mistakes.

MUTE follows Adrian Kim, a deaf steel mill worker, and his ladyfriend, Meg, as they find themselves on the run from a ruthless killer, after Adrian accidentally mistakes the killer's smartphone – filled with incriminating evidence of grisly murders – for his own.

Because Adrian is deaf, there is absolutely no spoken dialogue or sound effects in the comic. You, as the reader, are just as "deaf" as Adrian is. Which means that there aren't any sort of advanced warnings of oncoming danger. No footsteps slowly growing louder or gunshots ringing through an alleyway; just bullets whizzing past your head.

 THE TEAM

Frank Cvetkovic, a writer and comic book letterer, whose credits include ARTFUL DAGGERS for MonkeyBrain, Jamal Igle's MOLLY DANGER, and Dark Horse's NEVER ENDING.

Michael Lee Harris, who has also illustrated THE BLACK WRAITH and contributed to THE PLAYLIST ANTHOLOGY and TIP JAR SKETCHBOOK.

Adam P. Knave, an Eisner Award-winning editor who also co-writes AMELIA COLE, ARTFUL DAGGERS, and NEVER ENDING.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Like every Kickstarter project, we need your help to make our book a reality. Of the $7,000 we need to produce MUTE, fifty percent of the money raised will cover art production; a quarter will go towards printing the book; and the rest of the money will be divided up and used to pay for shipping, Kickstarter fees, and various campaign rewards.

REWARDS

STRETCH GOALS

If we hit $8,000: we will add EXTRA CONTENT to the book, including a sketchbook section, text pieces, and more!

If we hit $9,000: LOCKED.

More stretch goals that will be revealed as things progress!

Risks and challenges

While we are a small creative team and this is our first Kickstarter campaign, we have taken the necessary precautions in both schedule and budget to make sure we can make the best possible comic for you as we can. Should there be any unforeseen delays, we will be sure to notify you as soon as possible and remedy any and all oversights on our part.

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    Our gratitude and a MUTE wallpaper for your smartphone and/or tablet!

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    A DIGITAL COPY of MUTE as well as a MUTE wallpaper!

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    A PHYSICAL COPY of MUTE as well as a MUTE wallpaper!

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    A PHYSICAL *AND* DIGITAL COPY of MUTE as well as a MUTE wallpaper!

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    MUTE BUTTONS, MAGNETS, BOOKMARKS, AND POSTCARDS, along with all previous rewards!

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL!! Get a copy of the ARTFUL DAGGERS VOL 1: FIFTY YEARS LATER trade from Monkeybrain and IDW (which I lettered), along with everything from the $12 level!

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    CHARACTER SKETCH COMMISSION OF YOUR CHOICE by MUTE artist Michael Harris, along with everything from the $25 level!

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    GET DRAWN INTO THE COMIC! You’ll also receive everything from the $25 level!

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    GET AN ORIGINAL PAGE OF COMIC ART! You’ll also receive everything from the $25 level!

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    GET KILLED OFF IN THE COMIC! You’ll also receive everything from the $25 level!

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Funding period

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