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A young refugee and their canine companion search for hope and a better tomorrow in the lawless wastelands of a not so distant future.
A young refugee and their canine companion search for hope and a better tomorrow in the lawless wastelands of a not so distant future.
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 YOU did it! We are officially 100% funded! Thank you for your trust and support, everyone! With plenty of time still remaining, we'll continue looking ahead as we push towards our first set of stretch goals!

FINAL STRETCH GOAL!
FINAL STRETCH GOAL!

The year is 2055

And the world is dying. 

As the few remaining survivors struggle to find a cure for their now withering planet, they are forced to endure the arrival of, “THE PURE.” A mysterious new race with only one thing in mind. To extinguish all mankind and claim earth as its own. 

The ROAD NORTH focuses on the story of a young refugee named, I. Armed only with her wits and trusty canine companion, Z, she wanders the harsh and unpredictable land in hopes of reuniting with her little brother, and finding the ones responsible for his disappearance.

While searching for clues to help point them in the right direction, I and Z unexpectedly stumble upon something quite peculiar and quickly find themselves in over their heads.

Hi! My name is, Joshua Covey and I am a self-published writer/illustrator currently residing in the northwest with my beautiful and lovely wife and two amazing children.

Over the course of my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to have done work for Dark Horse comics, BOOM! Studios and numerous independent creators. Most recently, with the help of backers and Kickstarter, I successfully funded and self-published the first book in a planned all ages trilogy titled, BAAKO. While I continue working on the much larger 2nd volume in the series, I am also hard at work on smaller creator-owned projects. Ones that I hope will help bridge the gap between book 1 and 2 of BAAKO.

TRN is one of those smaller projects. And with your trust and support, I hope it too, will come to fruition. At its core, TRN is a science-fiction adventure that is heavily influenced by the elements of companionship. And how far you’d be willing to go for the ones you truly care about.

TRN is an all ages book. Meaning it’s a story for everyone, young and old. Simply put, there won’t be any swearing, nudity or over the top violence, etc. Being a father of two inquisitive young children, I strongly believe that you can still tell an engaging story without the use of such things.

So, If you’re looking for a thoughtful tale with a heart and a plethora of fun and mysterious characters throughout. This is the book for you.

I've been crunching the numbers and $3,000 would be all I'd need in order to print 500, fully colored, 32 page copies, plus the added variant sketch cover copies of the ROAD NORTH - Issue 1.

  • $1,600 for printing.
  • $1,100 for shipping. 
  • $300 for Kickstarter fees.

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING.

  • All pledge amounts seen, domestic and international, include the cost of shipping. There are no hidden shipping fees that come up once you make your pledge. What you see to the right is what you pledge.
  • All domestic pledges will be shipped via 2-day priority shipping. Which already includes insurance and tracking.
  • All international pledges will be shipped via USPS First-class service. 
  • Please know that I truly appreciate your support, but due to the cost of shipping internationally, insurance and tracking will only be added at the backers request and expense. 

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING FOR SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT FOR TRN.

Every little bit helps. Pledge as little as $1 or as much as you find necessary. Please take a look at some of the incentives below and hopefully you'll find something right for you. 

                                   *NEWLY ADDED TIERS 

BRACELETS PROVIDED BY: LOBSTER PIRATE JEWELRY
BRACELETS PROVIDED BY: LOBSTER PIRATE JEWELRY

If you have any questions regarding "TRN" or any of my other work. Please contact me at any time via these outlets.

            

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-Joshua-Covey/614526748561958?ref=bookmarks

BAAKO: https://www.facebook.com/BAAKOBOOK1

Instagram: https://instagram.com/joshuacovey/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joshua_D_Covey

And lastly, you can find more of my work @

www.joshuacovey.smoothfolio.com 

Lastly, if you are able, please help by sharing the "TRN" Kickstarter page with those you know!

And thank you for your time, trust and support! It is greatly appreciated!

Risks and challenges

We all know projects can and may get delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, or more often, shipping issues. But having run a successful Kickstarter in the past, I feel more than confident that I can deliver on all that I am offering you and be able to do so in a timely manner.

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    ★YOUR SUPPORT AND OUR THANKS!★

    Pledge as little as $1 to show your support and have your name added to the dedication section in The ROAD NORTH issue 1!

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    ★★DIGITAL COPY★★

    ◉ PDF Copy.
    ◉ Digital mini print.

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    ★★PRINTED COPY★★

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    ★★BAAKO PDF★★

    ◉ DIGITAL copy of the 130+-page BAAKO part 1

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    ★★SIGNED COPY★★

    ◉ SIGNED Printed Copy.
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    ★★INTERNATIONAL COPY★★

    ◉ SIGNED Printed Copy.
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    ★★BAAKO PRINTED COPY★★

    ◉ SIGNED PRINTED copy of the 130+-page BAAKO part 1

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    ★★LIMITED SKETCH COVER★★

    ◉ Signed Limited Sketch Cover Copy.
    W/ Head Sketch of your choosing.
    ◉ PDF Copy.
    ◉ Signed Mini Print.

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    ★★BAAKO BUNDLE★★

    ◉ Signed Printed Copy.
    ◉ PDF Copy.
    ◉ Signed Mini Print.
    ◉ Signed copy of the Full-color, Hardback, 130+-page Graphic novel, BAAKO Part 1.

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    ★★VIP BACKER★★

    ◉ Signed Printed Copy.
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    ◉ 3 2.25" Buttons.
    ◉ Have YOUR name hidden within the pages of TRN issue 1

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    ★★DO NOT FALTER★★

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    ◉ 3 2.25" Buttons.
    ◉ Limited Hand Made Leather Bracelet W/ Stamped Copper that reads "DO NOT FALTER."

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    ★★COMMISSION BUNDLE★★

    ◉ Signed Printed Copy.
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    ◉ 3 2.25" Buttons.
    ◉ ORIGINAL 8"x11" Black and White
    Inked Illustration of any (1) character of YOUR choosing. Signed and dedicated to you.

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    ★★BECOME A BACKGROUND CHARACTER★★

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    ◉ 3 2.25" Buttons.
    ◉ Have YOUR likeness drawn onto a background character in TRN issue 1

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    ★★MEGA BUNDLE★★

    ◉ Signed Limited Sketch Cover Copy.
    W/ Head Sketch of your choosing.
    ◉ PDF Copy.
    ◉ Signed Mini Print.
    ◉ 3 2.25" Buttons.
    ◉ Signed copy of BAAKO Part 1.
    ◉ ORIGINAL 8"x11" Inked & Colored Illustration of any (1) character of YOUR choosing. Signed and dedicated to you.

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