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Mystery. Horror. Paranoia. War. Violence. Animals. Frank will do anything to find his family and protect his farm.
Mystery. Horror. Paranoia. War. Violence. Animals. Frank will do anything to find his family and protect his farm.
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FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM #1

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Fear. Violence. Mystery. Paranoia. War. Animals.

Frank has returned to his family's farm to find something wrong. Very wrong. 

Frank At Home On The Farm tells the story of a man returning from war to find his family mysteriously missing from their farm. This sets in motion a series of events that claw and tear at Frank's mind, body, and soul...

Do you ever feel like you're being watched?
Do you ever feel like you're being watched?
When they told us the enemy were animals we thought it was a metaphor!
When they told us the enemy were animals we thought it was a metaphor!

Frank At Home On The Farm #1 is the giant-sized 32-page opening chapter of a beautifully illustrated four part miniseries. The isolationist horror of The Shining meets the body-horror of David Cronenberg's best work - all wrapped in a terrifying mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end.

If you love psychological horror, terrifying creatures, a creepy atmosphere - or just flat out crazy happenings that make you double check the page to be sure you are not experiencing a fever dream - then this book is for you.

Cow: "Hey Frank! How about closing that gate after you. Were you born in a barn?"
Cow: "Hey Frank! How about closing that gate after you. Were you born in a barn?"

Where is Frank's family?

Why does no one remember them?

Why does Frank feel like the animals are watching him?

Who do the strange voices outside at night belong to?

My! What a pretty snout you have...
My! What a pretty snout you have...

When Frank Cross returns home following his service in World War 1, he expects to be greeted by his elated parents and younger brother. Instead he finds their farm is empty except for the animals. 

Tormented by nightmares of the front line, the mysterious voices that plague him and disturbed by the townsfolk's lack of knowledge or interest in his family's whereabouts. Frank becomes more and more isolated on the farm as he tries to uncover where his parents have vanished to... all under the watchful eye of the farm's animals.

Bad dog, that little girl's leg isn't a chew toy!
Bad dog, that little girl's leg isn't a chew toy!
Trauma-ridden ex-soldier... available for babysitting
Trauma-ridden ex-soldier... available for babysitting

Our protagonist, Frank, is already damaged from his experiences at war when we meet him. He has both physical and mental scars, as well as a tendency to drift off.  As the story progresses we see more and more of the severe mental trauma, inner-turmoil and demons Frank has brought back from the trenches to the quiet English countryside.

As the horrors that exist both within the confines of the farm and the village surrounding it begin to close in on Frank, we start to see what he is truly capable of.

Surely nothing evil could happen in such a quiet little place...
Surely nothing evil could happen in such a quiet little place...

Set in an early 1920s England that's still recovering from the turmoil of the First World War - Frank At Home On The Farm revels in capturing the small historical details of the period. We also use the setting and the time period as a way to ramp up the confusion and the isolation. The war resulted in decimated families and people relocating around the country - leading to less connected communities and an increased possibility for awful events to be set in motion - before anyone could notice.

With incredible art by up and coming superstar Clark Bint - Frank At Home On The Farm becomes more tense by the page as the mysteries pile up and things go from strange, to bizarre, to terrifyingly crazed.

Enter at your own risk.
Enter at your own risk.

ORIGINAL ART

As part of the 'Buy the Farm' tier we are giving you the chance to purchase some of Clark's stunning original art pages from FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM #1.

Below you can see the terrifying pages we have on offer! When selecting this tier please let us know which of the remaining pages you would like to receive.


Yay! We're funded! That means we need to provide you fine people with some tasty stretch goals.

For those new to Kickstarter, stretch goals are unlocked when we achieve specific funding levels.

Stretch goal #1 unlocked at £4,000 - status LOCKED

First up, if we make it to £4,000 everyone who backed us will receive a digital copy of this cute, lovable pig mask - designed by a long-time friend, long-term Mad Robot collaborator and very talented artist, Edward Bentley.

Stretch goal#2 unlocked at £4,500 - status LOCKED

Our second stretch goal, unlocked at £4,500, is for every physical backer to receive the below print of the alternate version of the Issue 1 cover drawn by our artist Clark Bint.

We have a few more treats up our sleeves if we pass £5000 and upwards, but we're going to keep them secret for now. If you want to hear about them, then keep spreading the word about FRANK to keep those pledges flooding in.


So, who are the disturbed team taking you on this horrifying journey?

Jordan Thomas - the writer of this terrifying tale, Jordan has fled to Spain to hide out in the caves of Granada to avoid censure once people see the sick things his mind creates. He has also worked regularly as an editor for Mad Robot Comics, as well as contributing several stories to the Cadavers: World Gone to Hell Anthology that was a roaring success on Kickstarter last year. 

Here he is trying to befriend a pig.
Here he is trying to befriend a pig.

Clark Bint - the artist behind this fable, he takes what Jordan thinks up and makes it even more upsetting and crazy. Clark works so hard and delivers such detail with every page that he has not had time to shave since the project began. His regular trips out to photograph animals in Oxfordshire are also gaining him somewhat of a reputation. He previously delivered wonderful art for the Murder Most Mundane graphic novel.

Isn't he dreamy?
Isn't he dreamy?

Nicholas Stephen Paul - the man providing the lettering for this family adventure, Nic, also writes his own series Resurrection Men. He's bringing a whole new meaning to balloon animals.

In real life he has a torso, but imagine a world of disembodied letterer heads...
In real life he has a torso, but imagine a world of disembodied letterer heads...

Lastly, a Mad Robot Comics production would not be the same without its founder Matt Hardy

"And you squeeze and squeeze and squeeze until eventually it's little head bursts like a grape..."
"And you squeeze and squeeze and squeeze until eventually it's little head bursts like a grape..."

Writer on Cadavers, Murder Most Mundane and Last Exit to Brighton - Matt is functioning as the editor on Frank At Home On The Farm.  He will also be offering his advice on format, story, pacing and the best way to shear a Badger Face Welsh Mountain (that’s apparently a type of sheep - Matt is very keen on doing thorough research for any project he works on). 

Matt saw the potential in Jordan's script and feels the mixture of mystery and unnerving psychological horror equates perfectly with the type of book and level of quality that Mad Robot Comics has become known for. 

Who wouldn't trust these men?
Who wouldn't trust these men?

Risks and challenges

The comic is complete apart from the spaces left for backers to be drawn into the story.

As soon as we are funded - the comic will go immediately to the printers. Mad Robot Comics have a track record of delivering amazing looking books - so you know you'll be receiving the best.

The aim is to have the book in your hands by the end of May.

We can't thank the people who support us enough, and we are excited to get this story out to you.

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    Frankly Digital: Digital Copy of Issue 1

    Get the complete 32-page first issue emailed to you in beautiful hi-res to enjoy on your device of choice.

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    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
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    Early Riser Special

    Special offer for first 15 people to pledge for the physical copy of Issue 1.

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    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
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    Frankly Physical: Issue 1 Physical Copy

    Receive a physical copy of the book straight to your front door to touch, taste and smell.

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    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
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    'Connoisseur Cow' Original Score Edition

    For those who like their comics with a little class. Get everything from 'Frankly Physical' reward tier plus an exclusive musical score of originally composed material made just for this comic.

    Includes:
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Original Music Score
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
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    The Barn Box

    Get everything previously listed PLUS your physical copy of the book signed and some physical and digital extras.

    Includes:
    • Signed Physical Copy of Issue 1
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Physical Copy of our Stilton, Leek and Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
    • Original Music Score
    • 2 Frank At Home On The Farm Digital Wallpapers
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
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    The Full Farmyard

    Get everything previously listed PLUS a special Kickstarter only Black & White Digital Edition of Issue 1 consisting solely of Clark Bint's penciled and inked pages, a physical FRANK Bookmark, a digital copy of the script and a digital bundle of the MAD ROBOT COMICS' back catalogue.

    Includes:
    • Signed Physical Copy of Issue 1
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Edition
    • Physical Limited Edition FRANK Bookmark
    • Digital Copy of the Script for Issue 1
    • Physical Copy of our Stilton, Leek and Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
    • The MRC Previous Releases Digital Bundle
    • Original Music Score
    • 2 Frank At Home On The Farm Digital Wallpapers
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
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    The Proud Pig

    This is a cool one. As well as everything in the previous tiers you will also receive an A5 ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH by artist Clark Bint of yourself with the farmyard animal of your choice (pig, cow, horse or sheep). This is limited to 10 and unique to Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Original A5 Clark Bint Pencil Sketch
    • Signed Physical Copy of Issue 1
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Edition
    • Physical Limited Edition FRANK Bookmark
    • Physical Copy of our Stilton, Leek and Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
    • Digital Copy of the Script for Issue 1
    • Original Music Score
    • The MRC Previous Releases Digital Bundle
    • 2 Frank At Home On The Farm Digital Wallpapers
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
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    Buy the Farm

    Get your hooves on a piece of stunning original art from Issue 1 of Frank At Home On The Farm.

    Includes:
    • Full Page of Original Clark Bint Art from Issue 1
    • Signed Physical Copy of Issue 1
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Physical Copy of our Stilton, Leek and Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
    • Original Music Score
    • 2 Frank At Home On The Farm Digital Wallpapers
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
    • A special thank you on the backers page
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    Join the Farm

    For those who don't just want to read the story but actually be in the story! Have Clark draw you (or a loved one) into Issue 1 of the book and be immortalised for all time as a member of this bizarre world.

    Includes:
    • Your likeness used for a character appearing in their own panel
    • Signed Physical Copy of Issue 1
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Physical Copy of our Stilton, Leek and Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
    • Original Music Score
    • 2 Frank At Home On The Farm Digital Wallpapers
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
    • A special thank you on the backers page
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    Join the Farm VIP

    Become the most beloved member of the farm. Have your likeness drawn into it's own panel AND receive the original art for the page you appear on. This is a one off.

    Includes:
    • Your likeness used for a character appearing in their own panel
    • The page of original Clark Bint art you appear on
    • Signed Physical Copy of Issue 1
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Physical Copy of our Stilton, Leek and Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
    • Digital Collection of Behind the Scenes Extras
    • Original Music Score
    • 2 Frank At Home On The Farm Digital Wallpapers
    • Physical Limited Edition FRANK Bookmark
    • The MRC Previous Releases Digital Bundle
    • Digital Copy of the Script for Issue 1
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Edition
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist'
    • A special thank you on the backers page
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