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For nearly 5 years & over 50 comicsGrayHaven Comics has enabled nearly 300 creators to have their work published often for the 1st time
For nearly 5 years & over 50 comicsGrayHaven Comics has enabled nearly 300 creators to have their work published often for the 1st time
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Fully Funded! We did it. In less than 72 hours! Thank you for all the support.  As promised we're revealing three more books that creators will be able to send story ideas to for our upcoming Open Submission period. They are Gathering: Sci-Fi 3, Gathering: Spies 2 and Gathering: Urban Legends.

STRETCH GOAL #1-$1800-- UNLOCKED-- LIL KAIJU will be in full color!!!!

STRETCH GOAL #2- $2000-- UNLOCKED-- 50 SHADES OF GRAYHAVEN DIGITAL CALENDAR

Stretch Goal #1
Stretch Goal #1

Look at how some of these pages look in full color!!!

Awesome color LIL KAIJU....with your help
Awesome color LIL KAIJU....with your help

STRETCH GOAL #2- $2000--50 SHADES OF GRAYHAVEN CALENDAR

Because the people have demanded it! If we hit the $2000 mark not only will we have gotten our full color LIL KAIJU volume but EVERY backer will get a digital 50 SHADES OF GRAYHAVEN CALENDAR featuring editor James O'Callaghan and maybe a few of the other male 'stars' of GrayHaven editorial.

STRETCH GOAL #3- $3500-- ARTIST TIER

We've been fortunate to have many, many great artists work with us over the years. Heck some of these artists have offered their services as rewards for this campaign. There are a few who have gone on and put their blood, sweat and tears into special one shots and self-contained work like George Amaru (RUN LIKE HELL), Donal DeLay (MY GEEK FAMILY) Patrick Macchi (TITANIUM STAR), Elias Martins (MOTHER AND SON) Kell Smith (SPARKS) and Edward Whatley (DOBER-MAN) and this Stretch Goal is designed to give them a little bonus as they begin to work on the next exciting projects here at GrayHaven. Monies raised beyond this point ($2000) will be split up (after fees) for those artists.

If we do manage to hit that last goal that will unlock a special super-secret presentation of a project we’ve kept under wraps for quite some time. A project that will debut a year from now. It'll be an Exclusive peek at a major project we’ve been working on for Summer 2015. It’s our 5th Anniversary and this is the biggest thing we’ve ever done.

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For nearly five years The Gathering anthology has afforded nearly 300 comic creators the opportunity to have their work published (often for the first time). GrayHaven Comics has been dedicated to giving aspiring creators their big break and through more than 50 comics (including more than 25 of our long-running GATHERING anthology, we've have done just that. In recent years we've branched out into self contained and more mature work through the LIMITLESS line which includes the acclaimed books THE DARK, DOBER-MAN, MOTHER AND SON, MY GEEK FAMILY, and SPARKS.

A Small Sampling Of Our Various Books
A Small Sampling Of Our Various Books

Along with newcomers to publishing, we've also featured the works of pros like Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes), Sterling Gates (Supergirl, Captain Victory), John Jackson Miller (Star Wars), Mike Lapinski (Feeding Ground), Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats), Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six) and others. Victor Gischler (X-Men, The Shadow) is about to launch his sci fi/western TITANIUM STAR this Fall through us as well. 

One of our most ambitious projects has been our antibullying anthology, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. In the Fall of 2013 I was honored to take home the award for Comic Book Creator of the Year by Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek Awards for the work done on this book. YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 was successfully funded earlier in the year and will see print this Fall and we're currently working on the next volumes of this important project. 

Over the past year we have gone to a more aggressive publishing schedule, increased the amount of conventions and personal appearances, gotten new swag for those conventions and upgraded the tech we use to bring these comics from concept to print. 

Editors Ray, Doug and Erica at SE NYCC
Editors Ray, Doug and Erica at SE NYCC

The goal of this Kickstarter is to help offset some of those costs and continue to upgrade the quality of our books (including more color books like DOBER-MAN and TITANIUM STAR, increase public appearances further and get our name out through printing more comps. And as we move into the realm of more self contained books we want to be able to offer greater compensation to the creative teams of these books especially the artists and colorists involved so monies made after our initial goal with be to help give back to the creative talent. 

We've have a plethora of great rewards available this time out including signed copies of both MY GEEK FAMILY by writer/editor Doug Hahner and signed copies of the TPB of MOTHER AND SON by writer/editor Erica Heflin as well as guaranteed writing spots, editorial critiques and much much more. 

Doug Hahner and MY GEEK FAMILY
Doug Hahner and MY GEEK FAMILY
Erica Heflin and MOTHER AND SON TPB
Erica Heflin and MOTHER AND SON TPB

And look below for a sneak peek at the cover to the upcoming DARK 3 anthology by a great group of talent including Victor Gischler. Throughout this campaign as we reach different goals we'll show off more pages and stories from this upcoming release

Cover of THE DARK #3 By Leo Gonzales
Cover of THE DARK #3 By Leo Gonzales

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Other than delays in our production schedule causing delays in printed comics I think we've fulfilled reward obligations pretty well for previous Kickstarts and this team has the experience to deliver the project as promised.

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    PDF O Rama 2- Choose any 6 PDFS from upcoming books- GATHERING- (PARANORMAL ROMANCE, SURVIVAL, ALL WOMEN 3, HORROR 4, WESTERN 2) YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2, DOBER-MAN 2, DARK 3, TITANIUM STAR

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    Reserved Writing Spot - This reward gives you a story spot in one of the soon to be announced issues of The Gathering and Limitless Editions. You'll get to know which volumes will be available in our September Open Submission period and choose which book you want to do a story in. 1-4 pages and we pair you with an artist if needed. You will also receive 5 copies of the book your story appears in. 5 Slots Available!

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    George Amaru, cover artist for YOU ARE NOT ALONE 1 and 2, and frequent artist for all things GrayHaven will illustrate your short story (up to 5 pages in length). You'll also get 5 copies of the issue your story appears in.

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    Kelly Williams, cover artist for YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 variant, HEY KIDS FANTASY, and frequent artist for all things GrayHaven will illustrate your short story (up to 5 pages in length). You'll also get 5 copies of the issue your story appears in.

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    Glenn Matchett, editor of GrayHaven comics and writer of numerous Gathering stories along with self contained works like LIVING WITH DEATH and SPARKS will edit/critique your script or finished comic (original work only, not OGNS)

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    Comic Retailers!!! If you are a comic store in PA, NJ, DE or NY (near NYC) several of the GrayHaven editors and talent who worked on YOU ARE NOT ALONE and 2 will come to your shop to do a special signing of the book along with 10 copies of the book free to the retailer (your choice of covers). We can also bring all the other books we've published and make it even more of an event.

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    The Ultimate Fan Pack. A copy of every comic we've published (that's over 50 books folks) including both YOU ARE NOT ALONE books and editor extraordinaire (and Irishman) James O'Callaghan will personally call you to say hello and thank you in his uncanny Cartman impersonation.

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