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Brett Thompson sets out to establish a profitable alternative to independent comics publishing. Don't you want to know how? Read more

Nashville, TN Comics
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Brett Thompson sets out to establish a profitable alternative to independent comics publishing. Don't you want to know how?

Nashville, TN Comics
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Click to read the 8 page preview written by Brett Thompson with art by Steven Sanchez.
Click to read the 8 page preview written by Brett Thompson with art by Steven Sanchez.

High school student Sam Jackson moves to Nashville with his parents and older brother. Shortly after arriving in Nashville, Sam and his brother Henry discover that Sam has gained amazing abilities. However, Sam can only use his new-found gifts in Nashville.

The Pilot Issue establishes our characters and sets up the premise for the ongoing story arch. The first 8 pages of art were produced by Steven SanchezTim Kane (animation and comics artist) will be picking up the art chores where Steven finished.

What this project is trying to accomplish for independent comic creators:

Thinking "Small" is probably a less-than-accurate description for what we are trying to accomplish in the publishing experiment of Kid Nash.  Perhaps a better phrasing would be "thinking much, Much, MUCH more FOCUSED".  Focused on Nashville, that is.

Kid Nash T-Shirt, Emblem Button, and 11x17 poster
Kid Nash T-Shirt, Emblem Button, and 11x17 poster
This full color "Pilot Issue" will be free and distributed throughout the Nashville Metro Area with an initial print run of 25,000 copies.  Also, the comic will be available online as a free digital download for those (outside of Nashville) who still want to read original compelling independent comics. This Kickstarter campaign will help fund production for the remaining art and printing.  Once the issue is produced and distributed the real work can begin.

Eon's publishing model is not to compete with national comics, but rather to bring heroes and original stories into a reader's local environment.  The popularity of Kid Nash will come from local fans connecting with the characters through a common landscape. Also the digital distribution platform will allow for nationwide readers (probably you) to also enjoy the original storytelling, even if they aren't familiar with Nashville.  In the industry of free ongoing regional publications, nothing like this exists (at least not that I've been able to discover).  Imagine a full color, ongoing, free, printed comic book with original stories set in your local community.

Eon Comics Group, the publisher behind Kid Nash is not interested in competing with other comic books.  The production and distribution budget for Kid Nash is designed to be advertiser-driven.  However, we need your help to finish producing the pilot issue to get it in the hands of our future supporters.

Help us prove that this business model can be successful and thrive. Independent comic creators need alternative & profitable publishing models that open up new opportunities and allow them to make a living from their craft.

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    $1 reward

    6 backers

    Get the ad-free digital release of the comic before it’s released in print. 
Get a digital Christmas card from us (Late Nov - early Dec). Digital download instructions will be emailed to the address used in your pledge.

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    $10 reward

    13 backers

    Get a printed copy of the pilot issue. Also you'll receive a Kid Nash Christmas card from us! International backers + $5, please - - - (Also get the ad-free digital release)

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    $25 reward

    5 backers

    Get a limited edition 11x17 full color poster featuring Kid Nash. - - - (Also get the printed and digital versions of the pilot issue & the Christmas card)

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    $35 reward

    4 backers

    Get your name listed on the Page of Supporters within the comic. - - - (Also get the limited edition 11x17 full color poster & digital version of the pilot issue & the Christmas card)

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    $50 reward

    9 backers

    Get the Kid Nash emblem T-Shirt. Please include size. Also get a signed and numbered copy by Kid Nash creator Brett Thompson. Available only to the first 250 backers (for pledges $50 and more). Get a Kid Nash circular emblem button-pin. - - - (Also get the supporter page listing, limited edition 11x17 full color poster, digital version of the pilot issue, & the Christmas card)

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    $75 reward

    3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)

    Get an original design sketch by Kid Nash creator Brett Thompson or pilot issue artist Steven Sanchez or Tim Kane. - - - (Also get your name listed on the Page of Supporters, the emblem button, limited edition 11x17 full color poster, printed copy & digital version of the pilot issue, & the Christmas card)

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    $200 reward

    3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)

    Receive a page of original art from the Pilot Issue. - - - (Also get the Kid Nash emblem t-shirt, your name listed on the Page of Supporters, the emblem button, limited edition 11x17 full color poster, printed copy & digital version of the pilot issue, & the Christmas card)

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    $350 reward

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    Advertiser Pledge: Pledge this amount and you will receive a HALF PAGE, full color ad in the comic issue. The ad will also appear in the public digital download version. - - - (Also get the Kid Nash emblem t-shirt, your name listed on the Page of Supporters, the emblem button, limited edition 11x17 full color poster, printed copy & digital version of the pilot issue)

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    $500 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Advertiser Pledge: Pledge this amount and you will receive a FULL PAGE, full color ad in the comic issue. The ad will also appear in the public digital download version. The ad will be viewable on computers and tablets and will also link back to your website. Professional graphic design services are available if required.

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    $700 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    Advertiser Pledge: Pledge this amount and you will receive a FULL PAGE COVER AD in the comic issue. First come first serve for Inside front cover, inside back cover, and back cover. The ad will also appear in the public digital download version. The ad will be viewable on computers and tablets and will also link back to your website. Professional graphic design services are available if required.

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