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A supernatural adventure comic with beards, giant monsters, mystical Sirens, magic spears, whisky & MORE BEARDS!
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GRIFF GRISTLE: The Siren's Song... 

Storming back into port, 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 alumni) comes Griff Gristle: The Siren's Song, the follow up to the critically acclaimed and successfully Kickstarted Here Be Monsters.

GRIFF GRISTLE: THE SIREN'S SONG is a 48 page supernatural adventure comic with a punk rock heart 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 been wrestling their way, arse first, into comics for the past two years and would like to think they finally have a grasp on things... Their work can be found in Papercuts and Inkstains, Tragic Tales of Horrere, Ramlock Investigates, and The Kings Leap. 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 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.

Griff Gristle is our only protection from the nightmares of the deep and it seems as though the nightmares are rising. Griff, vulnerable after the recent loss of his wife and in unchartered territory with a newly found acquaintance, is trying to unravel the increasing intensity of unexplained maritime occurrences in the area. Missing boats, unsettled spirits, underwater churches and impromptu exorcisms were just the tip of the iceberg and you won’t believe what’s coming next. After putting an end to the occurrences in Charlsberg, Griff and Justine have followed a lead to a cruise ship that is carrying some unauthorised and highly concerning cargo. Buckle your seatbelt for rough waters, it’s time to hear THE SIREN’S SONG!

Who are the children of the waves and what do they want?

The Siren's Song also features a seven page Epilogue entitled Awakenings which gives readers more insight into the Children of the Waves and just what it is they want with our eponymous hero.

Don’t worry if you’re a brand new reader as care has been taken to make the issue as new reader friendly as possible and everything you need to know will be explained in the book. So if you want to jump right in with issue 2, you can!

 

£3 - GIVE ME A DIGITAL COMIC A DRM free digital copy of Griff Gristle: The Siren's Song and our everlasting thanks! 

£5 - GIVE ME THE COMIC A bonafide copy of the full Griff Gristle: The Siren's Song full colour comic to add to your trinket collection. Plus a digital comic, DRM free. 

£6 - THE DIGITAL DUO DRM Free Digital copies of both Griff Gristle tales; Here be Monsters and The Siren's Song and our eternal thanks! 

£10 - THE PHYSICAL DUO A bonafide copy of both the full Griff Gristle: The Siren's Song full colour comic AND Griff Gristle: Here Be Monsters to add to your trinket collection. Plus both as digital comics, DRM free.

£12 - THE SHIPMAN'S BUNDLE The 48 page full colour comic and a set of 5 A6 Griff Tarot Cards drawn by series artist Rory Donald, plus the digital comic file, DRM free.

£15 - THE CAPTAIN'S BUNDLE The 48 page full colour comic, a set of 5 A6 Griff Tarot Cards drawn by series artist Rory Donald, a Griff enamel badge and a set of 4 A4 prints by our guest artists. You'll also receive the digital comic file, DRM free.

£25 - THE ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE The 48 page full colour comic, a set of 5 A6 Griff Tarot Cards drawn by series artist Rory Donald, a Griff enamel badge, a set of 4 A4 prints by our guest artists AND the POSEIDON Tour Tee in your size! You'll also receive the digital comic file, DRM free.

£30 - THE TRADESMAN BUNDLE Own a comic shop? Then you get 10x physical copies of GRIFF GRISTLE: THE SIREN'S SONG! 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.

£85 - ORIGINAL ART - HERE BE MONSTERS 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 ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE 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!) Includes free UK delivery

£85 - ORIGINAL ART - THE SIREN'S SONG 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 ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE tier AND a gloriously blue penciled page from Griff Gristle #2. We'll package it up safe and sound for you and ensure it's delivered to your door/cabin/post box (delete applicable!) Includes free UK delivery

£100 - ORIGINAL ART - GRANT RICHARDS GET YOUR HANDS ON THE ORIGINAL ART FOR GRANT RICHARD'S BRILLIANT PIN UP! You get everything in the ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE tier AND the beautifully inked pinup of Griff from Grant. We'll package it up safe and sound for you and ensure it's delivered to your door/cabin/post box (delete applicable!) Includes free UK delivery

£120 - COVER ART SPECTACULAR GET YOUR HANDS ON THE ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR RORY'S INCREDIBLE SIREN'S SONG COVER! You get everything in the ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE tier AND the beautifully drawn cover featuring Griff, Justine and the Siren from Rory. We'll package it up safe and sound for you and ensure it's delivered to your door/cabin/post box (delete applicable!) Includes free UK delivery

PIN UP REVEALS:

Pin up #01

Nick Brokenshire
Nick Brokenshire

 Pin Up #02

Robert Carey
Robert Carey

 

*For All Tiers - If you wish to add a copy of Griff Gristle: Here Be Monsters to your pledge, then please add £5 to your tier pledge and drop us a message! Thanks!*

The Cover Inks
The Cover Inks

 

This is our third Kickstarter now, hot on the heels of the collected Paperbacks and Inkstains. We use Kickstarter because it enables us to deliver a whole host of products which we otherwise wouldn't be able to fund in association with our titles, such as tees and badges. 

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 continue to 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. 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.

 

       

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Risks and challenges

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 three!

We've ran 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns.

We use UK based printers, Comic Printing UK, 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, Beaufort...you know what you did...

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    You get everything in the ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE 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!)

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    You get everything in the ADMIRAL'S BUNDLE tier AND the beautifully drawn cover featuring Griff, Justine and the Siren from Rory. We'll package it up safe and sound for you and ensure it's delivered to your door/cabin/post box (delete applicable!)

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