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And you thought your childhood was rough. Erik Farrell is about to discover that he's the only living boy left on Earth. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Comics
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This project was successfully funded on March 31, 2012.

And you thought your childhood was rough. Erik Farrell is about to discover that he's the only living boy left on Earth.

Brooklyn, NY Comics
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Thank you! We've reached our minimum fundraising goal! If we hit the following benchmarks, this is what our backers will receive, in addition to their current incentives!

  • $22,000:  This benchmark allows us to nearly fund our second issue, due out in December. All contributors at the $5 level and over will receive a digital version of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volume 2! This helps use cover all of the creative costs, but not printing. Still, you'd be getting 100 pages of story for $5!!!
  • $23,000: This benchmark allows us to COMPLETELY fund our second issue, due out in December. All contributors at the $10 level and over will receive a digital version of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volume 2, along with a print copy of the second volume of the book, mailed to them.This helps us cover creative costs, plus printing and shipping. So, for just $1000 more, you'd get the print edition!
  • $32,000: This benchmark allows us to completely fund our second issue, due out in December. All contributors at the $25 level and over will receive a digital version of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volume 2, along with a copy of the second volume of the book and an exclusive backers only ONLY LIVING BOY T-SHIRT mailed to them!
  • $37,000: This benchmark allows us to COMPLETELY fund our third issue, due out in March 2013. All contributors at the $50 level and over will receive a digital version of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volume 2 and Volume 3, along with a print copy of the second and third volumes of the book and an exclusive backers only ONLY LIVING BOY T-SHIRT mailed to them!
  • $50,000: This benchmark allows us to COMPLETELY fund the entire series, which will be completed in June 2013. All contributors at the $400 level and over will receive a digital version of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volumes 2, 3, and 4, along with an exclusive backers only ONLY LIVING BOY T-SHIRT and limited edition maquette.

A handful of you have expressed that there are items you'd like to add to your pledge if you could. Well, now you can! We're pleased to offer an AL CARTE option where you can add multiple items to your current by increasing it a set amount, then send us a note so we can make a note of your upgrade.

- Add $10 to your pledge, get a signed copy of the Harvey nominated: BOX 13 OR get a signed copy of Harvey Award winning: HIGH MOON

- Add $20 to your pledge, get a copy of the sketch cover variant edition OR get both a copy of HIGH MOON & BOX 13!

WHY WE'RE DOING THIS:

As a small, dedicated team, we (David Gallaher and Steve Ellis) have been working together, producing comics for over five years. Our series HIGH MOON won a Harvey Award for Best Online Series, and BOX 13 was one of the first digital comics specifically designed for mobile reading devices. We love working together, telling the kind of stories we want to tell -- and the kind of stories our readers seem to love

We didn't want to wait to get our new projects and ideas to our passionate readership, so we decided to initially publish our new series ourselves. With your support, we can do just that. 

WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT:THE ONLY LIVING BOY is a young adult graphic novel that tells the story of Erik Farrell, a 12-year old boy, who finds himself with alone and abandoned in a patchwork world. As the last human boy left on earth, he'll try to piece his memory back together, while trying to piece together a new life for himself. Fighting beside Erik are the beguiling, insect princess Thea and the tenacious, mermaid warrior Morgan. 

His opposition is a menagerie of exotic and dangerous creatures all under the command of the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the fiendish Doctor Once. 

The series, like our other work, is inspired by pulp adventure novels and stories we grew up on -- like John Carter, Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Killraven, and the Jungle Book -- but with a flavor all of its own!

If you're already fans of our work on projects like HIGH MOON or BOX 13, this series will have everything that you've come to expect from us. Crazy Action! High Adventure! Drama! Suspense!

WHERE THE MONEY GOES:By the time this Kickstarter campaign launches, we will have been hard at work for over a year to make this ambitious project – THE ONLY LIVING BOY – a reality. 

All told there will be four volumes of the series -- each about 50 pages in length. A nearly 200 page epic saga ... !!! 

The goal, listed over in the top right corner, represents the amount of money we need to raise to create and produce the minimum number of copies of the first volume of THE ONLY LIVING BOY – which will debut during this year's San Diego Comic Con. 

Money earned will go to covering fees, postage, and development of the comic and the incentives. Additional funds earned beyond our goal will be used in service of the other three remaining volumes in the series and to cover things like postage for the incentives. If the demand and support is high enough, we'll roll out additional incentives and rewards. If we don’t reach our goal within 30 days, though, no one will be charged anything; you'll pay only if the project is successful.

WHAT YOU'LL GET WHEN YOU PLEDGE:
No matter how much you can afford to pledge, we want to make our story available to both our casual and our hardcore fans. To that end, we're offering different versions and formats of our tale -- so you feel like you are getting something cool that feels and is well priced!

Plus, there's tons of other stuff. Check out the Rewards sidebar for more!

We're looking forward to bringing this exciting project to you, our fans!

FAQ

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    Pledge $5 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    The whole first issue as a DRM-free PDF, which will be released to our backers in July! Every backer who pledges more than $5 is eligible for this incentive. That's nearly 50 pages of story for $5!

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    Pledge $5 or more

    65 backers

    We've partnered with comiXology to offer those that pledge at this level -- a redeemable code to digitally download ONLY LIVING BOY onto their smart phones and mobile devices or to read online! Every backer who pledges more than $5 is eligible for this incentive.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    30 backers Limited (20 left of 50)

    BY POPULAR DEMAND -- THE NO FRILLS EDITION: Want just the print comic? This is the reward level for you! You'll get a second printing of the comic, polybagged and mailed to you anywhere in the United States. This reward level DOES NOT include a digital version -- and will be mailed out after the San Diego Comic Con.

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    5 backers

    BONUS REWARD: In addition to their current rewards, anybody who pledges $15 of more will have their name listed as a backer in the print edition of the first volume of the book. It is our way of saying thank you to all of our backers for their support.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    23 backers Limited (27 left of 50)

    In addition to the digital version, you'll also receive a signed limited edition print from THE ONLY LIVING BOY.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    117 backers Limited (8 left of 125)

    For $25, gets you a copy of the pdf, a signed print, and an exclusive FIRST PRINTING of the print comic which will debut at San Diego Comic Con. Backers will have an opportunity to have the book mailed to them or pick it up at the convention.

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    Pledge $30 or more

    20 backers Limited (5 left of 25)

    For $30, we'll send a copy of the pdf, a signed limited print, and and two copies of the comic which will debut at San Diego Comic Con.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    8 backers Limited (12 left of 20)

    LOCAL ONLY: Headed to the Fan Appreciation Party on March 31st in Elmira, NY (http://tinyurl.com/7moxkyw)? This level get you an exclusive sketch on the day of the party of ONLY LIVING BOY, HIGH MOON, or BOX 13 characters by Steve Ellis!

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    Pledge $40 or more

    23 backers Limited (2 left of 25)

    For $40, you'll get an exclusive FIRST PRINTING of the print comic --- AND --- a copy of our Harvey award winning werewolf-western series HIGH MOON trade paperback --- both signed and mailed to you! You'll also receive a code to download the first issue of Only Living Boy digitally, along with a copy of the print!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    For $40, you'll get an exclusive FIRST PRINTING of the print comic --- AND --- a copy of our Harvey award nominated BOX 13 trade paperback --- both signed and mailed to you! You'll also receive a code to download the first issue of Only Living Boy digitally, along with a copy of the print!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    16 backers Limited (9 left of 25)

    One copy of the comic, a signed print, a digital pdf, and a 10 x 6 pen & ink sketch featuring a character from the book.

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    12 backers Limited (138 left of 150)

    SKETCH COVER EDITION: At this level, you'll get a copy of the pdf, a limited edition print, and a special KICKSTARTER exclusive sketch cover, variant edition. The front cover will a variant of the book's cover, while the back cover will be blank for personalized sketches and signatures. Only 200 copies of this book will be print. Only 150 of them will be available at this level.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    15 backers All gone!

    For $50, you'll get an exclusive FIRST PRINTING of the print comic --- AND --- a copy of our Harvey award winning werewolf-western series HIGH MOON trade paperback AND a copy of BOX 13--- all signed and mailed to you! You'll also receive a code to download the first issue of Only Living Boy digitally, along with a copy of the print!

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    0 backers

    Impress your friends with these THE ONLY LIVING BOY t-shirts from Emulsion Apparel (http://www.emulsionapparel.com/) !!! We've partnered with their team to offer super-soft, high-quality shirts depicting the cover from THE ONLY LIVING BOY #1. The shirts are available in S through 3XL and are made using an advance full-color CMYK, water-based emulsion. You'll also get a copy of the first issue, along with a copy of the digital comic.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    9 backers Limited (1 left of 10)

    BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: Today (3/14) is Steve Ellis' birthday -- as such we're over a very limited incentive to celebrate! Today only, you'll get an exclusive FIRST PRINTING of the print comic --- AND --- a copy of our Harvey award winning werewolf-western series HIGH MOON trade paperback AND a copy of BOX 13--- all signed and mailed to you! You'll also receive a code to download the first issue of Only Living Boy digitally, along with a copy of the print! You'll also get a 10 x 8 sketch of a character from either ONLY LIVING BOY, BOX 13, or HIGH MOON!

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    Pledge $100 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    Hardcore fans of David Gallaher & Steve Ellis? This is the incentive for you. At this level, you'll get a hardcover copy of THE ONLY LIVING BOY. A limited edition artist proof with a dust jacket, and a special sketch done in silver pen. The books will be signed and numbered and only 25 editions of this type will exist - period! 10 of them are available at this level.

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    Pledge $125 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: Today (3/14) is Steve Ellis' birthday -- as such we're over a very limited incentive to celebrate! At this level, you'll get a copy of the ARTIST PROOF of ONLY LIVING BOY (with a silver ink sketch), plus a copy of HIGH MOON and BOX 13. All signed! You'll also get a code to digitally download the first issue and a signed copy of the print!

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    Pledge $150 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    Want to see your name in print?
    At this level, we'll name one of our supporting characters after you. You'll also get a personalized copy of the book, a print, and a sketch of your 'named character.'

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    7 backers Limited (3 left of 10)

    PDF, signed print, copy of the comic, and Steve Ellis will draw and a design a monster based on a photograph of you. As a awesome / gruesome beast, you'll appear in the first volume. You'll also get a copy of the design sketches.

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    As this level, you'll get 35 copies of the book, a signed print, the digital pdf, and a copy of the $50 sketch cover variant. This level is great for avid collectors and small shops.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    EXPLORER EDITION: At this level, you'll receive a copy of the pdf, a copy of the variant edition, a copy of the ARTIST'S PROOF (with silver ink sketch), along with a very limited edition poster-sized, framable map of the world. Your last name will also be used to name a street, highway, building, or small geographical region (lake, park, etc). This incentive is very limited.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    In addition to the digital comic, signed print, and a copy of the comic, at this reward level, Steve Ellis will do a pen & ink illustrated commission for you on 11 x 17 bristol board.The commission will feature a single character of your choice.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Original Art from the series, non-splash page artwork. A signed personalized print.
    A digital copy of the first issue. And a copy of the limited edition variant.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    At this level, you'll get a chance to own some splash page original artwork from the book. You'll also get a copy of the variant comic and a signed & personalized print, and the pdf.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Own a small business? At this reward level, we can show your shop or small business littering the grounds of our world. You'll also receive a digital copy of the book, 50 copies of the comic, a copy of the sketch variant, along with the original page of artwork featuring your business.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    The original artwork from the front cover of the series. A copy of the ARTIST PROOF hardcover edition, a copy of the variant edition, a personalized sketch, and a signed & personalized print and your name in the credits.Plus, a signed copy of HIGH MOON & BOX 13, plus an 11x14 pen and ink sketch, suitable for framing!

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