About this project
Our intrepid detective, Mick Fagan, returns for the third issue in this five-part series:
THE LOCKSMITH: Cry Me a River of Blood.
It's another 44 pages of Neo-Noir mystery, fantasy and science fiction. As always, each issue is printed on premium stock: 14pt coated cover stock and 105Lb coated heavyweight matte stock for the interior pages.
If you would like to see a 50 page preview of The Locksmith issues 1-3... CLICK HERE!
Now that we have hit $6k I can reveal STRETCH GOAL #3 -- We will have to get to $6571 in order to UNLOCK IT. That number would break the issue #1 campaign's record... And that is our goal!
Stretch goal #3 will unlock 5 more pages for the drawing (scroll down a bit to see the drawing details which was unlocked in stretch goal #2) -- The more you pledge the more entries you get! AND EVERYONE will receive another DIGITAL PINUP PRINT -- this one by yours truly with color by Anderson Cabral.
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $4500
Silvio dB has decided to offer EVERYONE from the $3 pledge tier on up, a PDF of his just published 24 page sketch book, CYBER PUNKS.
PLUS: Everyone at the $100 MASTER LOCKSMITH level and up will also receive a beautiful PRINT EDITION of CYBER PUNKS.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $5500
Original page art. In previous campaigns I've run a very popular drawing that enables anyone from the $10 pledge tier on up to win an 11" x17" SIGNED ORIGINAL INKED PAGE from The Locksmith.
I'll be putting 10 pages aside again for another ten lucky backers. The more you pledge the more entries you get... Here's how it works:
PLUS: I'm going to up the ante by throwing in another PINUP. EVERYONE will receive a high resolution DIGITAL pinup sketch of the detective by Silvio dB, suitable for printing. But backers at the $35 TRADING CARD EDITION level and up will also receive a 6" x 9" PRINT on heavy paper stock of that pinup, suitable for framing.
Here's a short video detailing Silvio dB's CYBER PUNKS...
Bodies continue to pile up in issue 3. Fagan knows that death is nothing more than a subway token with unlimited transfers between the past, present and future... As such, trouble's brewing back in 17th century Italy and he's going to have to hop aboard the express. But nothing is certain as Lucero returns in the form of a meteorite, hell-bent on earth's destruction.
There is a room inside an old tenement building in the Bronx. Inside the room is a doorway that leads to another dimension where past, present and future exist simultaneously.
This gateway must remain protected — by the Locksmith. The problem: Santiago, the Locksmith, has died. The power is unleashed. What was once dead, seeks life. And that is just the beginning… And possibly end of the world — And the universe.
While investigating the sudden and inexplicable murder of his own brother, Detective Mick Fagan uncovers a strange series of events, all leading back to the Bronx apartment.
He soon becomes convinced that he too is somehow part of this mystery, and joins forces with Santiago’s daughter, Jocetta in trying to contain what lurks beyond the doorway.
A secret organization manages the hundreds of doorways around the world. But this one is different. What was once just the spirit of the undead seeking life, is now a power growing beyond what they have seen before.
The room is now at the center of an ever-growing black hole of time, sweeping all that has ever existed, away.
Fagan now knows that he alone holds the key to the doorway… And that key is something that happened to him as a child: His mother’s suicide.
In an amazing journey back through a jungle of pre-history – Fagan is witness to his own death and rebirth within the evolution of the universe.
He revisits the guilty demon inside, unlocking himself from the past… Saving the universe from certain destruction – And becoming the new Locksmith.
But like all journeys, the Detective discovers that this one is just the beginning of a long road trip — One that will ultimately take him back in time to the 17th century and our collective heart of darkness, deep within the African Congo.
Silvio dB is an Eagle Award winning artist and Illustrator from Brazil, who has continued his great work on The Locksmith, enhanced once again by artist and illustrator Anderson Cabral's masterful approach to color.
Silvio's credits include:
Legend Of Isis (Bluewater)
Clockwork (Gov't Comics)
Girls Night out (Alpha Girl Comics)
Meridien City (Alpha Girl Comics)
The VIP Room (Alpha Girl Comics)
Destiny (Snap Comics)
The Quest (Bad Cat Studios)
Outlaw Territory Vol III (Image)
Chronicles of Survivors - Gretel (Immortal Comics)
Time of Reflection (Eagle Award - New Visionaries)
➠ Larger page images available on The Locksmith website.
A short video: From PENCIL to INK to COLOR... The ART of The Locksmith
If you would like to see a 50 page preview of The Locksmith issues 1-3... CLICK HERE!
If you missed out on previous issues of The Locksmith, you can still pick them up here.
And If you would like a specific combination of rewards, just message me and I'll put something together just for you!
RETAILERS: There is one tier just for you... The Brick and Mortar Edition. If you would like a variation on this package, message me.
What about stretch goals? I've got something special lined up for the $4500 and $6000 marks -- those will be announced once we reach our initial goal.
I've put together some pretty cool kickstarter-exclusive pinup art, available as high resolution digital files, suitable for large-format printing. Backers at Reward level #5 and up, will get these digital pinups by artists Silvio dB, Anderson Cabral, Daniele Serra and myself. Backers at Reward level #13 and up will also get the pinups beautifully printed on 6" x 9" archival paper - suitable for framing!
PLUS Bonus: If you pickup any previous issues at the Pinup Edition level -- You will receive that particular issue's set of digital pinups as well. Larger pinup images are available on The Locksmith website.
HOW TO ADD-ON PRINTED PINUP SETS: Backer tier #9-1 has been added for a printed edition of issue #3 along with the six set of pinups printed on 6"x9" archival photographic paper. Should you wish other printed sets of pinups from previous editions, please message me. Each printed set is an additional $30.
This issue #3 SIX TRADING CARD SET, featuring art by Silvio Db, is neatly packed inside a fold-out presentation case and includes character sketches and biographies. Each card is 4" x 4" and can be yours if you lock-in at the $35 Reward #10 level.
Check out The Locksmith website character page for a glimpse at previous issue character cards and biographies.
If you missed issues #1 and #2 trading card sets, there are still a limited number available. Just ADD $20 for each extra set to your pledge and message me.
BONUS: These exclusive 6" x 9" Locksmith postcards are included with each specific issue's Trading Card set... ISSUE #3 EXCLUSIVE POSTCARD IS INCLUDED AT THE #10 REWARD LEVEL AND UP.
INKS ONLY KS exclusive edition of The Locksmith #3 for Reward Level #11 - $50 and up! This is a great way to checkout the entire issue without coloring and lettering - Just Silvio's amazing art - And it won't be available anywhere else.
What about THE MASTER LOCKSMITH EDITION? Well, if you pledge at Reward level #12 you'll get a big bag of goodies! Not only will you get everything from Reward level #11... You will also be entered to win a SIGNED ORIGINAL INKED 11" x 17" PAGE of your choice from The Locksmith #3 -- AND you'll get this 1 1/2" x 2" BRONZE STEEL LUCERO PENDANT/KEYCHAIN FOB (includes simple black silk cord as in photo)! Plus, your name will be printed on The Master Locksmith page of issue #3 as well as on The Locksmith website.
And how about ORIGINAL PAGE ART! Every backer at Reward level #13 and up will receive an ORIGINAL 11" X 17" INKED PAGE of their choice from The Locksmith #3 - signed by Silvio dB! BONUS: you'll get all six pinups beautifully printed on 6" x 9" archival paper -- suitable for framing!
If you're a Reward level #14 backer and up -- You'll get everything from Reward level #13 PLUS an ORIGINAL 11" x 17" BW character Ink Wash in your likeness by Silvio dB!
There is only one... An ORIGINAL 6" x 6" x 1/2" laser etched and hand painted WOOD BLOCK based on issue #2 artwork by Silvio dB. It's ready to hang on your wall if you pledge at Reward level #15! You will also receive everything from Reward level #14.
Everything from Reward level #14 and... There is of course only one ORIGINAL INKED COVER ART -- And it can be yours at Reward level #16!
THIS COULD BE YOU. It's the Holy Grail. An original four page comic plus cover based on YOU -- Or whomever you wish!
I will write. Silvio dB will draw. Anderson Cabral will color. And you along with a maximum of three additional characters will star.
There are only two slots open at Reward level #17 and if you grab one of them, you'll get a print-ready PDF along with 10 printed copies of YOUR OWN ORIGINAL COMIC... Plus a big bag of Locksmith swag!
Risks and challenges
Most of the artwork for The Locksmith issue #3 is completed. A couple of weeks following the successful campaign will be needed to tweak design and layout and then off to the printer it goes! I'll be using the same vendors as in previous campaigns and with two successful kickstarters behind me, I don't expect any problems with this one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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