About this project
Stretch goal #1 (Unlocked)
Our first stretch goal as been reached!! This means that every backer who has pledged to receive a physical reward from us, will receive the Criss Madd print of Daisy absolutely free!!
Stretch goal #2 (Unlocked)
If we reach our second stretch goal, which is set at £3000, we will add an extra 3 pages of story to Untold #2!!! We will add a small introduction story to the begining of the book, that directly follows on form the introduction found in Untold #1.
Stretch goal #3 (Locked)
Our third stretch goal is for £3,500. If we reach the goal, we would like to add some colour to the new 3 page intro. It wouldn't be FULL colour, but a really unique style that would merge into the Black and White with colour splashes that we use a the moment. I don't want to give too much away, as I'd really like it to be a nice surprise for you guys as backers.
Untold #1 (28 page) was successfully funded in 2016, thanks to the amazing support from 146 backers. We are offering anybody who may have missed out first time round, an opportunity to grab a copy of issue #1 within this Kickstarter.
"Daniel Farrand has woven a tale of terror that feels like it could have been handed down through the ages." Eblinson Grun - Outside the cube.
"A Visceral, Dark, Twisted, Original Horror/Thriller Comic unlike anything I have read!!! Stephen King and Kirkman had a baby and The Untold was born!!!" - 365Flicks
Untold #2 (22 page) is the latest installment within the Untold series. With this Kickstarter we are hoping to fund the completion of the creative process, artwork, printing fees, packaging, and shipping of all rewards to our backers.
"Not that I “dislike” horror, it’s just not my favorite, but The Untold has turned me into a fan of suspense horror." Ian Yarington - Comicbooked.com
"Fans of horror genre will absolutely enjoy Untold! Daniel Farrand takes horror comics to another level with darker elements and unapologetic violent scenes, not for the squeamish!" Shane "Dodgy" Tydeman - Flipside Focus
Through a series of dark and twisted visions shown to her by a disfigured demon. Alice must attempt to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the truth behind her Grandpa’s decade long stay in the UK's most notorious insane asylum.
Issue #2 preview...
Untold #2 picks up where issue #1 left off.
After a short lived reunion with her beloved grandpa, Alice finds herself confronted by the grotesque demon, Daisy, and is soon plummeted into a dark, and twisted vision.
Issue #2 will introduce The Dark Figure, who we briefly saw in issue #1, as we delve deeper into his world, and discover exactly what he is capable of.
Here are 3 pages from Untold #2 to wet your appetite. Enjoy!
The regular cover for Untold #2 has been pencil, inked and coloured by the incredible Criss Madd.
John McCrea variant
The extremely talented John McCrea (Hitman, Judge Dredd and Mythic) has kindly agreed to design a cover for The Untold #2, based around the "Dark Figure"..
You can also pick up John's highly popular variant cover from Untold #1.
Karl Jones variant
Karl Jones is an incredible realism artist. I contacted Karl after seeing his work on social media, and he kindly agreed to create a piece for the project.
This is the first, and only time that Karl's work has been printed with a comic. So is a great opportunity to own a piece of his art.
Blank variant cover
We are printing a very limited number of blank variant covers for Untold #2. These are available in their own right, or as part of the Criss Madd/ Karl Jones sketch rewards.
Rather than having the usual plain white cover, we have opted to leave the guide lines present to make the cover that little bit more unique.
Stan Yak print
The amazing art of the Untold's antagonist "The Dark Figure" has been created by Russian artist, Stan Yak.
The pin up will be printed on 270mm x 160mm heavy stock card, to ensure a great quality reward.
Karl Jones print
Karl once again lent his talented hand to the project by creating this high realism pin up.
The pin up will be printed on 270mm x 160mm heavy stock card, to ensure a great quality reward.
Cross over pin up
Untold has teamed up with, fellow indie comics series, Angelica Reigns to create this stunning cross over pin up!!
Both series currently have active Kickstarter campaigns so to receive this beautiful pin up, all you have to do is back both series at the physical print level.
Angelica Reigns #1
Adelso Corona sketch card
Marvel's own Adelso Corona (Deadpool Corps) has created 5 unique sketch cards to be given away as rewards. These will be given away on a first come first choice basis, so get in early to avoid disappointment.
Criss Madd / Karl Jones blank variant sketch cover
Both Criss and Karl have agreed to create a limited number of unique sketch covers (on the Untold #2 blank variant).
Criss will produce personal a sketch of ANYTHING you desire. (Except pornographic, so keep it clean folks!) It could be you favorite super hero, your favorite comic book character or even a self portrait!!
Karl will produce a personal sketch of anything relating to the Untold series. This could be your favourite character, yourself as a victim of the Dark Figure or something completely unique.
Original Art reward
1 of 5 original inked pages from Untold #2 are up for grabs!!
You will receive a randomly selected original artwork page. Penciled and inked by Criss Madd.
Karl Jones Dr original art
Karl Jones has created a ONE OFF high detailed pencil drawing of the Dr from the Untold series.
The artwork has been created using only pencils on A3 (29.7 x 42cm) high quality thick mounted card.
Untold #1 catch up
Missed out on Untold #1? Then pick up one or all of the covers from the first issue.
We also have a selection of amazing prints from the first issue available too.
Why the Untold series is for you!...
Do you punish yourself repeatedly by watching horror movies, because the fear is intoxicating? This series IS for you!
Are you drawn to books and articles about serial killers and their heinous crimes? because you want to understand how and why? This series IS for you!
When scrolling Facebook and you see a video titled "Real ghost caught on camera", do you have to click it? Despite the fact your palms clam up and your heart races? This series IS for you!
We understand what prevents you from hanging your feet out from under the covers late at night. Or the reason that you turn the light on in the next room, before extinguishing the previous. Even why you snuggle a Basset Hound teddy bear called Brimble each night. (No?... Just me?... Anyone?). Because we do the same. This is what has allowed us to create something both unique and terrifying.
Untold is a comic series created by horror fans for horror fans.
Add on rewards (Physical backers only)
To add an add-on on to your reward, please follow these steps
1) Press the "manage your pledge" button at the top of your page. If however you haven't pledged yet, it will read "back this project"
2) Increase your pledge by the price of the add-on in the "pledge amount" box.
3) Once the campaign has ended you will receive a survey asking which add-on you have selected.
For any of the following prints please add £2 ($3). We will ask which print you would link when we send out the surveys.
Where your money goes...
Money doesn't grow on trees (no matter often we bury £20 notes in our back yards!). I firmly believe in 100% transparency when it comes to backers money. You've worked hard for it, and have a right to know that it is being spent wisely!
I have personally funded the artwork for the first 3 pages, along with the cover, variants and print artwork. (Please don't tell my wife about this bit). Hopefully this will show you how committed myself, and Criss are to this project, and how much we truly believe in it's success.
The money raised from a successful campaign will be used to:-
- Complete the artwork for issue #2
- A print run for #2 , along with all the awesome rewards.
- Pay postage and shipping fees to fulfill all rewards for our backers.
- Pay Kickstarter fees
- A small amount will be set aside for as a contingency.
Any money left over will be used to begin production of issue #3. All money is directly invested back into the series.
Risks and challenges
As we all know, if something can go wrong it usually will. It's my job through prior preparation, to try and ensure nothing can go wrong, and if it does to rectify it as soon as possible.
First and foremost, I give my word that every backer will receive the reward that they have been promised. Even if I am required fund it myself. Kickstarter is built on trust between creator and backer, without that trust we have nothing.
To try and avoid any hiccups, I have "bribed" (with multiple packs of digestive biscuits) my good friend Barry Jones of LoveComicsUk, to oversee the packaging, and shipment of all rewards. Barry is used to posting multiple comic books daily, so I have zero doubt that the fulfilment is in capable hands.
I am using a UK based printer for Untold #2, which means should any issues arise, they can be sorted as quickly and effectively as possible.
I have been working on the Untold series for three years, and have had to navigate numerous artist shaped obstacles to arrive where we are today. Each time I overcame the problems, I learned from them. Not only ensuring they will not happen again, but also using them to make the project stronger.
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