About this project
From the duo of Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook (aka Sambrones or the Fabulous Sambronie Brothers) writers of Madius Comics' Papercuts and Inkstains #01 - 4 ("A breath of fresh air from British Comics" - Starburst Magazine), Ramlock Investigates and the Ghastly Award nominated Tragic Tales of Horrere, Cornish based artist Rory Donald, aka Reach Illustration (Cast Adrift - Papercuts and Inkstains #02, Timeworn tales of Torment & Terror, Pigs Might Surf, The X Tractor), editor Chris Johnston and designer Brad Holman (Madius Comics alumni, Average Joe) comes a new supernatural thriller in the vein of BPRD, Hellboy and Hellblazer.
GRIFF GRISTLE is a 36 page supernatural thriller comic with a punk rock heart that takes the tropes of the horror and supernatural genres and puts them all at sea…
Something horrible is afoot in the sleepy fishing town of Charlsberg. Disappearances, strange lights and the town's slow death all point to otherworldly goings on... Enter fisherman, mystic and all round spectral asskicker, Griff Gristle. Aided by Justine, the sister of one of the missing, Griff must track down the source of these disappearances and finds a lot more than he could ever have bargained for.
Coupled with the first story of Here Be Monsters in issue one is the short, "Love Story" which sees Griff face up to a ghost from his past...
PLEDGE £5 - GIVE ME THE COMIC! A bonafide copy of the full 36-page Griff Gristle - Here Be Monsters #01 full colour comic to add to your trinket collection. Plus a digital comic file in .pdf and .cbr format. DRM free.
PLEDGE £10 - GIVE ME THE COMIC, A BOOKMARK, A BADGE AND AN A5 POSTCARD! It does exactly what it says on the pledge. The 36 page comic, a Griff bookmark, Griff badge and an A5 Postcard! Plus a digital comic file in .pdf and .cbr format. DRM free.
PLEDGE £15 - GIVE ME THE COMIC, A BOOKMARK, A BADGE, AN A5 POSTCARD AND A FULL SET OF 4 A4 PRINTS. Everything listed above! Real tasty! Plus a digital comic file in .pdf and .cbr format. DRM free. Art prints are a collection of full colour pin ups from comic heavyweights Iain Laurie (And Then Emily Was Gone), Neil Ford (Tragic tales of Horrere) Vince Hunt (Red Mask from Mars, Stalkerville) & Mike Smith (Profits of Doom)
PLEDGE £25 - THE BURSTING BOAT! THAT'S THE COMIC, A BOOKMARK, A BADGE, AN A5 POSTCARD AND A FULL SET OF 4 A4 PRINTS AND A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE GRIFF GRISTLE "FOG OF THE DAMNED T-SHIRT! Plus a digital comic file in .pdf and .cbr format. DRM free. Do it in style. Make all your friends jealous with your exclusive finery.
PLEDGE £30 - PLUNDEROUS PURVEYORS PACKAGE Own a comic book store? 10x physical copies of GRIFF #1! Plus a set of art prints too. Rob & Mike (and depending on location, Rory too) are also happy to organise with you some signings in UK stores.
PLEDGE £75 - BE IN ISSUE 2! Become a member of Poseidon, a metal band with a very unfortunate future ahead of them in issue two! Your likeness, name and glorious death will be rendered in full technicolor glory by Mr Donald for issue 2! Also includes everything in the BURSTING BOAT tier. (LIMITED TO 5)
PLEDGE £80 - ORIGINAL ART - £80 (inc. UK Postage). We have managed to prise some of Rory's original pencilled pages from his tight clutches and are offering them up to you! You get everything in the BURSTING BOAT tier AND a gloriously penciled page from Griff Gristle #1. We'll package it up safe and sound for you and ensure it's delivered to your door/cabin/post box (delete applicable!) (LIMITED TO 10)
PLEDGE £80 - AN ORIGINAL RORY DONALD A4 COMMISSION! UK Only - £80 plus shipping. Rory will work his magic on an A4 commission just for you. You name it, he'll draw it (within reason). Also includes everything in the BURSTING BOAT tier.(LIMITED TO 5)
*NEW * PLEDGE £100 - LIMITED TO JUST ONE! IT'S THE NORTHERN BOY SPECIAL! £100 plus shipping (UK Only) YOU'LL RECEIVE ROB TURPIN'S ORIGINAL GRIFF GRISTLE ARTWORK OF HIS FABULOUS PIN UP! Also includes everything in the BURSTING BOAT tier.
PLEDGE £100 - LIMITED TO JUST ONE OF ONE!! IT'S THE FULL LAURIE! UK Only - £100 plus shipping. GET YOUR HANDS ON THE ORIGINAL ART FOR IAIN LAURIE'S BRILIANT PIN UP! Also includes everything in the BURSTING BOAT tier.
PLEDGE £120 - LIMITED TO JUST ONE! IT'S THE DONALD DOOZY! UK only - £120 plus shipping. GET YOUR HANDS ON RORY'S INKED UP COVER ARTWORK FOR ISSUE ONE! Also includes everything in the BURSTING BOAT tier.
HERE THERE BE STRETCH-GOALS
RORY DONALD: Is most certainly not just a drawing. Rory is an artist based in the beautiful Cornish coastline and has had the misfortune of working with Rob and Mike before. Needless to say, the mind control device worked and he is lumbered with working with them again. You can find Rory's work in Papercuts and Inkstains 2, Fly Comics and Pigs Might Surf.
You can find Rory on the twitter here.
This is our first Kickstarter project, and Griff was always meant to be that. We've self published for the past year to get to grips with independently producing comics, learning how they are made and how they're produced and we've been staggered by the response we've received from the projects we've launched through Madius. We feel a Kickstarter will give us a great opportunity to deliver a bigger, broader scoped story to those who are already familiar with our work and also open up the opportunity for those who aren't familiar with us to get in on a project that we feel is some of our best work.
We want to treat each and every one of you like a good friend, Hell...you're realising our dreams by backing this, so expect to be on our Christmas card list. (Mike wears varying shades of thong...) We will do our utmost to ensure that the experience you get from backing us is a positive ride of ghost-less proportions. We're proud to put our names to this, we're proud of the work that every individual has put into this comic and especially proud to receive the backing of you fine ladies and gents.
Keep up to date with all things Griff Gristle and Madius Comics at the following links:
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The comic artwork is completely finished, it's lettered, edited, PDF'd and PRETTY DAMN FINE! It's all polished and ready to be printed, all we need is the backing of sexy individuals such as you!
The campaign is to fund a decent payment for Mr Donald, for his spectacular art skills, and for us to fund the production and printing of this book and its subsequent packaging and delivering to you. If we have some left over, then that will be put towards creating issue two!
We've printed 11 other books ourselves, which have gone without a hitch and have released comics independently for the past year through Madius Comics.
We use UK based printers, to make the process of us getting the books in our hands as speedy and efficient as possible, plus, they're the best printers we know...we'd only want the best for you! Except you, Marv...you know what you did...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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