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The first graphic novel to tell the true story of the bloodiest episode in the early days of the New Mexico territory.
The first graphic novel to tell the true story of the bloodiest episode in the early days of the New Mexico territory.
190 backers pledged $9,523 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks to many fans and generous supporters, we've been able to publish four graphic novels as a result of crowd funding. This will be Rick's fifth Kickstarter campaign and a return to the old west. It is an 8 x 10", 76 page, black and white hardcover graphic novel. As you can see from the samples, it is beautifully illustrated in Rick's signature style.

Funds raised with this campaign will go toward publication and shipping expenses associated with this book. Rick is a veteran of the comic and publishing industry for more than 35 years. His previous works continue to be strong sellers as he has been nominated for and won numerous industry awards. Rick's latest release is "Black Dahlia" published by NBM.

Color book plate art, available as a reward.
Color book plate art, available as a reward.

 

Bookplate pencil art.
Bookplate pencil art.

 

STRETCH GOAL!  If we reach a total of $10,000, everyone who purchases at the $20 book level and above will receive this full color bookmark designed specifically for this campaign. Below is the pencil art.
STRETCH GOAL! If we reach a total of $10,000, everyone who purchases at the $20 book level and above will receive this full color bookmark designed specifically for this campaign. Below is the pencil art.

 

Examples of past commissions.
Examples of past commissions.

 

Example from the portrait level.
Example from the portrait level.

 

Example from the level that allows you to be a part of the book...from the Elwell Enigma.
Example from the level that allows you to be a part of the book...from the Elwell Enigma.

 

Samples of pages from the graphic novel.
Samples of pages from the graphic novel.

 

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    LOYAL SUPPORTER LEVEL

    You will receive the Lincoln County postcard from Rick, with a personal thank you for your support. This card contains the cover image of the graphic novel.

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    DIGITAL VERSION

    The digital version of the book. You'll receive a pdf that you can view on your computer or other digital device.

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    THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

    You'll receive a signed copy of the book that includes a signed bookplate print created just for this project, plus the postcard with a personal thank you from Rick.

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    DELUXE GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Rick will draw a character sketch of his choice into the book. You'll also get the bookplate and postcard.

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    RICK GEARY BOOK COLLECTION

    You'll receive the Lincoln County book, plus Rick's self published, 'Lampoon Years' an 84 page softcover collection of his National Lampoon work, his 'Book of Murder' 86 page softcover collection of short murder stories and ‘Early Stories’, an 84 page collection of stories previously published in Epic Illustrated, Heavy Metal, Dark Horse Presents and numerous other publications.

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    KICKSTARTER COLLECTION

    You'll receive the Lincoln County book, plus Rick's previous Kickstarter funded books, The Elwell Enigma, The Obama Alphabet, The True Death of Billy the Kid and Murder at the Hollywood Hotel.

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    HOMETOWN PRESS BOOK COLLECTION

    You'll receive the Lincoln County book, The Elwell Enigma, The Obama Alphabet, Billy the Kid, Murder at the Hollywood Hotel, plus Rick's self published, 'Lampoon Years' an 84 page softcover collection of his National Lampoon work, his 'Book of Murder' 86 page softcover collection of short murder stories and the 84 page ‘Early Stories’ collection.

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    ORIGINAL BOOKMARK ART

    You will receive the original black and white art for both sides of the bookmark, plus a signed copy of the book with the bookplate and postcard.

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    REMEMBER THE OLD WEST

    Rick will draw a 9x12" portrait of you in period garb, much like the characters you'll see in the graphic novel. You'll also receive the book, bookplate and postcard.

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    COMMISSION AN ORIGINAL FROM RICK

    At this level, you will receive a copy of the book, the bookplate plus your choice of a commissioned work of art from Rick. You can see samples of them elsewhere in this project.

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    ORIGINAL ART FROM THE BOOK

    You will get a page of original art from the book on a first come, first serve basis, plus the book, bookplate and postcard.

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    OWN THE COLOR BOOKPLATE ART

    Now you can own the original hand-colored bookplate art, plus a copy of the book, the postcard and the printed bookplate.

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    BE A PART OF HISTORY

    Here's your opportunity to appear as an old west character in the printed graphic novel. Your likeness will be drawn and published into the book as one of the characters on a page. You also have the option to purchase the page with your likeness for an additional $150 on your pledge. The book, bookplate and postcard is also included at this level.

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    OWN THE COVER ART

    You can purchase the original hand-colored cover art to go with your copy of the book, postcard and bookplate that is included at this level. You can see the meticulously colored art elsewhere in this project page.

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    STAR IN YOUR OWN STORY

    At this level, you will be the lead character in a 5 page crime story that Rick will write and draw. This is a rare opportunity to star in your own story. You will receive the original art, plus a signed copy of the book with the bookplate and postcard. We will only make one of these available.

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Funding period

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