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Follow a US cavalry man in the American West as he is overtaken by a sinister gun. Think "The Red Violin" meets "Dances with Wolves".
Follow a US cavalry man in the American West as he is overtaken by a sinister gun. Think "The Red Violin" meets "Dances with Wolves".
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THE STORY

Series Cover
Series Cover

The Dark Gun follows U.S. Cavalry solider, Jon Ambrose, during the era of American expansion in the west.  

Main Character, Jon Ambrose
Main Character, Jon Ambrose

During the course of the story, Ambrose is a given a unique gun that begins to take hold of his mind. 

The Dark Gun
The Dark Gun

 Chaos soon finds Ambrose as the gun takes further hold of him.

The gun eventually leads Ambrose to a decision that changes his life forever. 

This is a story about good vs evil, murder, violence and the role of a gun within that theater. The Dark Gun also explores the consequences of actions.

THE DETAILS

The Dark Gun is a 20 page full color comic book that has recently been completed. 

THE GOAL OF THE CAMPAIGN

Since the book is now complete, the goal is to get it printed. The money raised through this campaign will go towards a print run of 500 full color books. 

EXTRA FUNDS

This book is a self contained story, however, the original intent was to have it carry on as an anthology. Each additional book in the series would follow a different character and how the same Dark Gun affects them throughout different eras. So any additional money raised would go towards the cost of producing the artwork for part 2.

CREATIVE TEAM

illustration by Earl Womack
illustration by Earl Womack

Matt Durand

WRITER | LETTERS | PRODUCTION

I’m a slim fit, glasses wearing, bald guy who loves dogs, beer, comics books, graphic design, movies, his wife and kid. Mix into that a healthy dose of sarcasm and self-deprecating humor and you know pretty much all that encompasses me. I’ve been a professional graphic designer for the past ten years working in a variety of marketing and advertising agencies. In short, I live and breathe graphic design. It has become part of who I am. I combined that passion with my love for comic books and that is what has led me here.

Taylan Kurtulus

ART | COLORS | COVER

Taylan was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1980. He has been working as an editorial cartoonist and comic book artist for places like Vertigo Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Leman magazine, Hortlak magazine, and many more. He currently resides in New York City, where he continues to hone his unique style and incredible ability to turn words into visuals.

THE REWARDS

 THE FUNDING

 SAMPLE PAGES

Below are the first three pages of the book.

page 1
page 1
page 2
page 2
page 3
page 3

And that's the campaign. Thank you for the interest and any support is greatly appreciated.

-MD

Risks and challenges

The risks are few. The book is complete and set up to be sent off for print. The reward materials are also already created and ready to be emailed or shipped out. The rewards were meant to be simple so that the main goal of getting the book printed could take center stage.

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    The Script

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    Behind The Scenes

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    Black & White Digital Version

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    Color/B&W Digital Versions

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    Print Version

    Get the feel it in your hands print version of The Dark Gun.

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    • B: Digital PDF of The Dark Gun script w/sketches
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    Print with Series Poster

    In addition to the previous rewards, you will get a printed poster.

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    • B: Digital PDF of The Dark Gun script w/sketches
    • C: B&W digital PDF version of The Dark Gun
    • D: Color digital PDF version of The Dark Gun
    • E: Color print version of The Dark Gun
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    Desktop Artwork

    This pledge adds in artwork from the book as a computer desktop image.

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    • B: Digital PDF of The Dark Gun script w/sketches
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    • E: Color print version of The Dark Gun
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    Original Artwork

    Get an 11" x 17" black and white original piece of artwork from the book.

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    • B: Digital PDF of The Dark Gun script w/sketches
    • C: B&W digital PDF version of The Dark Gun
    • D: Color digital PDF version of The Dark Gun
    • E: Color print version of The Dark Gun
    • F: Printed 11" x 17" The Dark Gun poster
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