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The Kung Fu STAR is an original full color martial arts-action comic book from real life 10th Degree Black Sash Sifu Vincent Lyn.
The Kung Fu STAR is an original full color martial arts-action comic book from real life 10th Degree Black Sash Sifu Vincent Lyn.
49 backers pledged $1,183 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE #1 (Oct. 19): Check out our UPDATES page for the new STRETCH GOAL with additional rewards!

Issue #1 is done and at the printers!

This martial arts and action oriented graphic novel is written by Matt Stevens and illustrated by Chase Conley (Black Dynamite, Dresden Files). It is wildly inspired by the life of 10th Degree Black Sash and Martial Arts Hall of Fame member Sifu Vincent Lyn. 

With the first issue in the can and at the printers, our goal is to use Kickstarter to fund the second issue and keep the series going. 

We are relying on your support to make The Kung-Fu STAR the reality we all so very much want it to be. Artist Chase Conley just finished work on the hit BLACK DYNAMITE animated series so now is the time to release this project. 

This printing will be exclusive to Kickstarter and the New York Comic Con. Snap Comics will release this series into comic book stores in the Spring of next year.  

YOU get to experience The Kung-Fu STAR before everyone else and help get issue #2 underway! 

THE STORY...

Always forced to play the villain, half Chinese, half British martial arts actor/stuntman/model Vincent Lyn is finally offered the part of the hero. He will be the Kung-Fu Star in a major Hong Kong motion picture. The only problem is he falls hard for his leading lady, the drop dead gorgeous Rose Lee, who just happens to be the mistress of ruthless Triad leader, Boss Chow. 

Now Vincent must use his martial arts training not only to rescue the woman he loves, but to avoid a fatal end to his ability to walk and breathe. 

In real life, there are no second takes!

Inspired by Vincent Lyn's real-life exploits in Hong Kong, where he starred opposite the likes of Jackie Chan, Simon Yam, Donnie Yen and Michael Wong. He wasn't known as 'Lyn the Sin' for nothing. 

Essentially, this is art imitating life, as Vincent Lyn was always cast as the villain and died in 18 of his films. Those who know the man believe he should have been given the chance to play the lead. THIS IS HIS CHANCE!

Matt Stevens has completed the scripting for this project and Chase Conley will be working with artist SilvioDB in completing the final three issues. Silvio just completed Matt Stevens' comic book DESTINY

We will have updates posted daily at our FACEBOOK page! 

The Signed and Numbered Limited Printing:

HERE ARE THE REWARD CHOICES...

Risks and challenges

Since this project is complete, with the issue currently at the printer, our only hurdle will be handling a large number of orders. We are mailing everything ourselves. However we have enacted a plan to handle all of the orders in an efficient manner.

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    FIGHTING STANCE: Digital download of the full first issue, plus 24 pages of extra content AND the 32 page Snap Comics Preview, giving you a sneak peek of seven upcoming titles. Nearly 100 pages of content! Your name also appears in the special thanks section.

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    LEFT JAB: The 32 page first issue, signed by author Matt Stevens and Sifu Vincent Lyn and mailed directly to you. Includes digital download Reward #1. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $10.

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    STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND: Same as prior reward plus a signed and numbered copy of a special printing of KILLING TIME #1, of which only 25 copies were made (just twelve remain). You also receive the special printing of the 32 page Snap Comics Preview, collecting pages from seven different upcoming titles. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $10.

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    THE POSTER POP: An 11x17 poster featuring page #2 of The Kung-Fu STAR. Plus 300 dpi (printable) digital downloads of that poster and the two Kung-Fu STAR covers. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $10.

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    THE FOUR PUNCH COMBO: You get four signed comic books, including The Kung-Fu STAR #1, DESTINY #1, KILLING TIME #1 and the SNAP COMICS PREVIEW #1. Plus the digital download. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $10.

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    RIGHT CROSS: The official Kung-Fu STAR T-shirt and the digital download with your name listed on the Special Thanks page. Please note: You pick your t-shirt size AFTER the campaign ends. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $15.

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    LEFT HOOK: Same as prior reward, but includes a signed copy of The Kung-Fu STAR #1, as well as the Snap Comics Preview #1. Please note: You pick your t-shirt size AFTER the campaign ends. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $15.

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    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    HEADBUTT! The limited signed and numbered early printing of Kung-Fu STAR #1, of which only 20 copies were created to send to potential publishers and have three copies left. Front cover is exclusive to this printing. Will include a signed photo of Sifu Vincent Lyn, the digital download AND special signed New York Comic-Con printings of DESTINY #1, KILLING TIME #1 and the Snap Comics Preview book! You are also mentioned on the special thanks page of the digital download. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $18.

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    RIGHT LEFT COMBO: Autographed first issue of 'The Kung-Fu STAR' and an autographed first printing of "KUNG-FU IN THE REAL WORLD: THE LING GAR LEGACY," Vincent Lyn's 278 page best selling martial arts and spiritual manifest. Plus, Vincent's Grammy Nominated album, HEAVEN BOUND! Also includes digital downloads (with your name on the Special Thanks page), a signed Vincent Lyn Postcard AND the NY Comic Con special printings of DESTINY #1, and The Snap Comics Preview book. For INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $30.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    RIGHT LEFT COMBO SPECIAL: Autographed first issue of 'The Kung-Fu STAR' and an autographed first printing of "KUNG-FU IN THE REAL WORLD: THE LING GAR LEGACY," Vincent Lyn's 278 page best selling martial arts and spiritual manifest. Plus, Vincent's Grammy Nominated album, HEAVEN BOUND! Also includes digital downloads (with your name on the Special Thanks page), a signed Vincent Lyn Postcard AND the NY Comic Con special printings of DESTINY #1, KILLING TIME #1 and The Snap Comics Preview book. For INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $30.

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    99 BLOWS! This gives you just about EVERYTHING: All the rewards from RIGHT LEFT COMBO (Kungfu Star #1, Vincent's book, Vincent's CD, Destiny #1, Snap Preview #1, Signed postcard, Digital Downloads)... PLUS one Kung-Fu STAR t-shirt! Plus one Snap Comics t-shirt! Plus an autographed copy of Matt Steven's KILLING TIME #1. Plus one 11x17 poster! For INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $30.

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    SCRIPT CONSULTATION: Writer Matt Stevens will lend you a hand in creating and writing your own comic book series. He will go over and work on your plotting and even write a treatment for the first issue, based upon your synopsis. Phone or Skype for consultations for those outside of the NYC area.

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    SILVER SWORD: Artist Silvio DB pencils, inks and gray tones an original 8x11 Vincent Lyn piece. It ships with one of our 11X17 posters and both are signed by Vincent Lyn. Includes all extras from prior reward! INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please add $40 shipping.

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    SIDE KICK: 9x12 PENCIL & INK ART by ROD PEREIRA! Featuring Vincent Lyn in action. Rod is with working on VENGEANCE (featured in the Snap Comics Preview #1). INTERNATIONAL Orders, please add $40 for shipping.

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    COMIC BOOK SCRIPTING: Writer Matt Stevens will consult with you on your own comic book project, help you create a synopsis and then write the first issue. Phone or Skype can be used for those who are not NYC locals.

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    HIGH KICK: An original 11x14 PENCIL & INK with GREY TONES piece by Rod Pereira! Featuring Vincent Lyn and his super high kick. Includes the 11x17 poster, the T-shirt, and the following comic books: THE KUNG-FU STAR #1, The Snap Comics Preview #1, DESTINY #1 and KILLING TIME #1! And naturally, the Digital Download. INTERNATIONAL Orders, please add $50 for shipping.

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    Pledge $395 or more About $395

    SUPER HIGH KICK: An original 11x17 PENCIL & INK piece by Kung-Fu STAR and Black Dynamite artist Chase Conley! Will be used for the cover to issue #2! Includes the 11x17 poster, the T-shirt, and the following comic books: THE KUNG-FU STAR #1, The Snap Comics Preview #1, DESTINY #1 and KILLING TIME #1! And naturally, the Digital Download. INTERNATIONAL Orders, please add $50 for shipping.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    CHOKE HOLD OVER DIM SUM: Lunch with Vincent Lyn at one of his favorite NYC eateries, Dim Sum Go Go! You get all the comic book #1's mentioned above, plus Vincent's book, CD, the T-shirt and a special thanks on the inside front cover to issue #1 when it is released in comic book shops in 2013.

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    THROAT CRUSH OVER DIM SUM!: Lunch with Vincent Lyn and the ORIGINAL COVER ART by Chase Conley, FRAMED! The original 11x17 finished pencil piece used for the front cover was beautifully framed with preservation backing and glass. HAVE LUNCH WITH VINCENT LYN and at the end of that lunch, you take that framed art home. You will also receive the first issue, Vincent's martial arts book and his album HEAVEN BOUND. Plus the official t-shirt and a special thanks on the inside front cover to issue #1 when it is released in comic book shops in 2013! You must provide your own transportation to NYC.

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