"Something is awakening, Griff.
It’s consuming me, Griff.
It’ll consume you too.
And when it’s done with us...
It’ll consume EVERYTHING..."
GRIFF GRISTLE: THE ENDLESS VOYAGE!
Water is life...and Water is DEATH! Back once again from the writing duo of Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook (Griff Gristle, Papercuts and Inkstains, Tragic Tales of Horrere), Cornish based artist Rory Donald, aka Reach Illustration (Griff Gristle, Resurrection Men, Papercuts and Inkstains, Pigs Might Surf) and designer Brad Holman (Madius Comics) comes Griff Gristle: The Endless Voyage, the final issue of the first arc of the critically acclaimed and twice successfully funded kickstarter. But fear not! If you’re new to the world of Griff Gristle there are plenty of tiers available via this campaign that will provide you with the full Gristle. Issues 1, 2 and this brand new adventure are all available both digitally and in print. We don’t want anyone to feel left out.
GRIFF GRISTLE: THE ENDLESS VOYAGE is a 40+ page supernatural adventure comic that takes the tropes of the horror and supernatural genres and puts them all at sea…
MIKE AND ROB: Mike Sambrook and Rob Jones have wrestled their way arse- first into comics together for the last 5 years. Their work can be found in Paperbacks and Inkstains, Tragic Tales of Horrere, The Incredible Bun, Ramlock Investigates, The Viking Sagas, Comichaus and other such places. You can find them attached at the hip on twitter here and here.
RORY DONALD: Is most certainly not just a drawing. Rory is an artist based in the beautiful Cornish coastline and has had the m̶i̶s̶fortune of working with Rob and Mike several times before. Needless to say, their astral-plane dream manipulation rituals worked perfectly and Rory was powerless to resist working with them once again. You can find Rory's work in Resurrection Men, Cadavers Anthology, Papercuts and Inkstains #2, Fly Comics and Pigs Might Surf.
You can find Rory on the twitter here.
Griff Gristle continues to be our only protection from the nightmares of the deep and it is becoming ever clearer that the nightmares are rising. Following the explosive ending of The Siren's Song, Griff and Justine are in way over their heads with seemingly no way out... Their lives and the lives of everyone they know hang in the balance as the Children of the Waves finally look to make their move. Secrets and hidden truths begin to unfurl as Griff, Justine and an old acquaintance Rich look to the dark arts for answers, some of which might have been best left lurking below.
Brace the main sails, strap yourself to the mizzenmast and prepare to join THE ENDLESS VOYAGE.
We've been asked about added extras to specific tiers, therefore, we've come up with a pricing guide which you can add specific items on to your pledge. Just pick the items you want and then drop us a message to let us know which it is you're after!
EDIT MARK 2!
So, we've decided to give every backer something extra seeing as we've more than surpassed our funding goal. Every backer will receive the following digital extras -
2 x Phone Wallpapers
2 x Desktop Wallpapers
23 Page Artbook of all the prints and pin-ups we've had of Griff Gristle over the past few years
This is our way of saying thank you to you all. Also all backers over £25 will recieve the extra print of Griff by series artist, Rory Donald.
Below is an assortment of our bountiful booty available this time around with our Griff Gristle: The Endless Voyage kickstarter...
"DEAD FISH" SINGLE BY MIKE WEST (AVAILABLE ON ALL TIERS)
Mike West has a reputation as an honest and engaging performer. Beginning his musical journey as the frontman and guitarist for a thrash metal band, Mike traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic and began paying homage to his love of delta blues, folk and country while remaining true to his metal and rock roots.
"There are million and one troubadours who ...think this stuff is easy. There aren’t many as interesting as this. “Rusted” is the type of record that makes true sense when it’s you and the darkness of the small hours with everything you regret for company." Maximum Volume Music
A walking dichotomy of genres and influences, Mike is as comfortable performing at a metal festival, as he is at a tattoo convention, arts café or folk club. This widespread appeal is down to his honest lyrics, driving rhythms and diverse subject range, from his home town of Rock Ferry to the practice of Tibetan Sky Funerals.
"This UK troubadour is raw at near every note, creating haunting landscapes. And when West summons that guttural growl, it wants to tear at your soul." Global Texan Chronicles
Channeling his creativity further, Mike writes and draws his own comics under Cog Life Comics. Influenced by Lovecraft, Poe, King and Harris, he loves Horror tinged with Sci-fi, Universal Monsters and anything crypto-zoological or unexplained. A writer of comics, short stories and flash fiction, he wears his influences on his sleeves and strives to add his own unique perspective to his work.
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ORIGINAL ART BY SERIES ARTIST RORY DONALD
Risks and challenges
The comic is already completely finished!
It's lettered, edited, PDF'd and PRETTY DAMN FINE! It's sat on our computers primed and ready to be sent to the printers.
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 four!
Between us we have ran 5 previous Kickstarter campaigns, all of which were funded and all of which delivered in a timely fashion as promised. This isn't our first rodeo, to be specific, it's our sixth, so we have a pretty good grasp of what it entails at this point. It's safe to say the risks are as close to zero as they possibly can be.
We use a UK based printer, Comic Printing UK, to make the process of getting the books into 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, Beaufort...you know what you did!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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