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I wrote, penciled, inked, colored and lettered THE LIBERAIDER. The financial goal is mostly to cover printing costs.
I wrote, penciled, inked, colored and lettered THE LIBERAIDER. The financial goal is mostly to cover printing costs.
Lots of great options for you, with plenty of bang for your buck! Prices include postage and handling in the US.
Lots of great options for you, with plenty of bang for your buck! Prices include postage and handling in the US.
YOU can be a part of LIBERAIDER History! FYI, prices include Liberaider #1 & #2 Digital PDFs only. There are six options for the Hard Copy, so to simplify the process, please order your HARD DRIVE EDITION separately from the Extras.
YOU can be a part of LIBERAIDER History! FYI, prices include Liberaider #1 & #2 Digital PDFs only. There are six options for the Hard Copy, so to simplify the process, please order your HARD DRIVE EDITION separately from the Extras.
Original Art Prices include shipping in the US and Liberaider #1 & #2 Digital PDFs only. FYI, to simplify the process, please order your HARD DRIVE EDITION separately from the Extras.  The Liberaider, New Zodiax & Bold Blood ™ and © Astronaut Ink LLC
Original Art Prices include shipping in the US and Liberaider #1 & #2 Digital PDFs only. FYI, to simplify the process, please order your HARD DRIVE EDITION separately from the Extras. The Liberaider, New Zodiax & Bold Blood ™ and © Astronaut Ink LLC

Risks and challenges

I have a long career in comics and commercial art, and know about the importance of deadlines. I think I have minimized a lot of the initial risks of a Kickstarter project of this kind.
First of all, THE STORY AND ART ARE COMPLETE. I would like to tweak some of the coloring and FX, and I still need to format the DVD-style extra materials into GN page proportions, but I plan to have this phase finished before the Kickstarter ends.
I am planning to print the book in North America to ensure a speedy, reliable delivery. I have also self-published my own material before, and have a solid knowledge of printing and book production.
I have done my best to anticipate any mishaps, and built some time into the delivery dates to help make sure everything you've ordered comes your way on time. I may need to rework some numbers and dates if the Kickstarter is wildly successful, but I welcome those problems;). I have some very cool ideas for stretch goals as well, and would like to get your feedback on what you would prefer, should we exceed the initial goal.
I am happy to keep all you donors in the loop during the process with regular updates thru the Kickstarter site, and I am open to feedback from you as well on how to make this the smoothest Kickstarter ever! Thanks again for participating!

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    Each and every ONE of you who contributes to the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION campaign will be recognized on the "Thank You" page of the book.

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    Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2. The Digital version is the origin story of the Liberaider divided into two parts (Neither digital issue includes the extra materials that will appear in the Hard Drive Edition). PLUS: Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    BOLD BLOOD #1! My first venture in Self-Publishing, BOLD BLOOD is a medieval fantasy featuring the unsung heroes of war; the grunt-level warriors with no privilege of royal blood or magic swords, who lay down their lives for the good of their fellow. Think Game Of Thrones meets Saving Private Ryan. TWO COMPLETE full color stories! It's a 48-PAGE graphic novella of bloody medieval warfare sent right to your door. PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2 + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    This is it! THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book! It compiles the first arc of the LIBERAIDER web comic into a hard cover graphic novel. There will be a lot of art in this book that has been extended and/or unseen in the web comic format. The LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION will also contain EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that will ONLY be available in this book, showing the development history of THE LIBERAIDER. You get a behind the scenes look at script, character design sketches, pencil art, commentary--a little insight into what goes on in my brain--Yikes! The LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION clocks in at 64 pages of Full Color goodness.
    PLUS: you will also receive the Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + You'll get to turn the pages to the "Thank You" section and see Your Name right there!

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    LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION SIGNED & NUMBERED. Early orders will get you a low number! Signed by me, Joe St.Pierre.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + You'll get to turn the pages to the "Thank You" section and see Your Name right there!

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    LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION SIGNED & NUMBERED WITH HEAD SKETCH. That's right, a Head Sketch of our hero The LIBERAIDER will be done on the inside front cover by me. Same rules apply here as at the $25 level; if you order your copy early you will receive a low number!
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + You'll get to turn the pages to the "Thank You" section and see Your Name right there!

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    FOUR-PRINT SET w UNSIGNED HARD DRIVE EDITION.
    This awesome print set features my collaborations with some of the best talents in the comics industry:

    Print 1 is pencilled by me, inked by SANDU FLOREA (Detective Comics, Batman, Suicide Squad) and colored by STEVE FIRCHOW (X-Men, Top Cow).

    Print 2 is pencilled by me, inked by JAY LEISTEN (Avengers, X-Men, Iron Man) and colored by BENNY FUENTES.

    Print 3 is pencilled and inked by me and colored by ANDREW KOVALT (The Shield, Classic Valiant).

    Print 4 is a NEW ZODIAX PREVIEW, by me.
    Few people know that THE LIBERAIDER is one of 12 people on Earth with paranormal abilities. This image previews The Liberaider and two of his future co-horts, the NEW ZODIAX.
    Prints measure 8 1/2" x 11" in size.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    FOUR-PRINT SET w SIGNED & NUMBERED HARD DRIVE EDITION. Same package as the $40 level, except your book will be signed and numbered. Remember, early orders will get you a low number!
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    FOUR-PRINT SET w SIGNED & NUMBERED HARD DRIVE EDITION WITH HEAD SKETCH.
    Same package as the $40 level, except your book will be signed and numbered, and include a head sketch of The Liberaider.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    APPEAR ON THE FANBOYS INC. PODCAST! Have a comic book project, a service, product you want to get out there, just talk comics or just shoot the sh*t with the guys? Well now you can with this FanboysInc Reward. Join DW and Joe Nub and be a featured guest co-host on their weekly podcast, IncCast. Have your voice heard by thousands of listeners.

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    2 1/2 " x 3 1/2" SKETCH CARD Illustrated by JOE ST.PIERRE. Single character of your choice. Illustrated in full color, pen, ink, copic markers and colored pencil on heavy card stock. PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.
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    PEN & INK DRAWING by JOE ST.PIERRE.
    Your drawing will be roughly 9" x 12" in size. You choose the character, and Joe St.Pierre will illustrate it in pen and ink on 2-ply bristol board. Minimal background okay.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    ONE ORIGINAL ART PANEL PAGE from THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION! First come first served. Art is pen and ink, pencil and white out on two-ply bristol board paper measuring 11" x 17." A fine, framable accessory!
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!
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    ADVERTISE in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION. Promote yourself, your store, your web comic, or a message of your choosing on a reserved SPONSORS page in the HARD DRIVE EDITION. You provide the graphic image/text. No profanity or obscenity please. Keep your ad content PG-13 and under;).
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.

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    YOU MAKE AN APPEARANCE & DIE IN THE LIBERAIDER WEB COMIC!
    The NO-ONES are a street gang of hackers bent on destruction!
    They are featured in the current story arc of THE LIBERAIDER web comic, now playing. They wear distinctly painted gas masks which reflect their personalities.
    YOU name the character (or use your own name), provide the painted design for your character's mask (or use your likeness), and your character will debut in episode #100 of the LIBERAIDER web comic!
    This is a one-time appearance; I can promise you a horrible death by the end of the story >;)
    You will need to sign a release document to appear.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!

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    JOE ST.PIERRE WILL PENCIL & INK YOUR COMIC BOOK COVER! or PIN-UP! or COMIC BOOK PAGE!
    Let's collaborate!
    I know there are a lot of writers out there looking to get their own projects rolling. I would like to support your venture as a thank you for supporting mine. You would have to provide any character/vehicle designs or script. Original art not included, simply because I often work digitally and there may not be any hard copy.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.

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    LIBERAIDER "Circuit Board" ORIGINAL ART PIN-UP! Pencilled and inked by me, Joe St.Pierre.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.
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    LIBERAIDER "Montage" ORIGINAL ART PIN-UP. Pencilled by me, Joe St.Pierre, and inked by modern master SANDU FLOREA (Detective Comics, Batman, Suicide Squad).
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION book!
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    "DEADPOOL TROPHY ROOM" ORIGINAL PIN-UP ART Pencils by Joe St.Pierre, inks by Eric Cannon (Iron Man). Originally appeared in X-MEN MILLENNIUM VISIONS #1.
    A "What If?" piece imagining Deadpool hired as the assassin of the Marvel Universe's mutants. in this piece are nearly 50 of the major players in the X-Men mythos! See if you can identify all of the victims! Here’s a few: Cyclops, Colossus, Mystique, Rogue, Cable, Bishop, Professor X, Beast, Angel, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Juggernaut, Scarlet Witch, Marvel Girl, Storm, Domino, Magneto, Sabretooth and, oh yeah, Wolverine! Art measures 11"x 17". The page is in very fine condition, still bright with some discoloration around the outside edges.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.
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    VENOM vs. WOLVERINE: TOOTH & CLAW #1 ORIGINAL COVER ART!
    Penciled and inked by me, Joe St.Pierre. My first published piece as an inker! The illustration is done in pen and ink on Marvel Comics cover bristol board. Art measures 11"x 17."
    The cover is in excellent condition, still bright.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.
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    SECRET WEAPONS #2 ORIGINAL COVER ART. Penciled by me, Joe St.Pierre and inked by Bob Wiacek (Uncanny X-Men)! Almost all the major players in the Valiant Universe are featured here, battling the walking dead hordes of Master Darque! X-O Manowar, Bloodshot,
    Eternal Warrior, Shadowman, Geomancer, and the Harbinger newbies Livewire and Stronghold!
    Art measures roughly 24"x 18"!!
    The cover is in excellent condition, with professional, high quality matte and framing. The frame is a mottled, mossy green wood that really catches the flavor of a swampy battleground. Glass covering. There is a nick in the wood along the lower left side, about 1/4" long.
    PLUS: Digital pdfs of LIBERAIDER #1 and #2, + Your Name in the "Thank You" section of THE LIBERAIDER HARD DRIVE EDITION.
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