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Purgatory Pub Book 2
"Missing the Mark"

Purgatory Pub Book 2 is the second of a five book graphic novel series about the Afterlife. A Guiding Angel from Uptown and a Tempter Demon from Downtown are friends that meet in their favorite pub in Midtown. We also see such notable characters as Michael, Gabriel, God, and of course Lucifer. 

It's essentially a story about friendship, brotherly love, and betrayal. Also, booze and cigars play a big role.

Book 1 got great reviews!

"PURGATORY PUB knows how to rock. Thou shalt not miss it.” — Mr. Pasty (Ain’t It Cool News)

“Interesting and refreshingly comical.” —Adam Buccafusco (No Big 2 Comic Review)

"Purgatory Pub: Book 1 will make you laugh until you cry, and then pause . . . to think.” — Christina Brookman (Fanboy Comics)

"An interesting story that doesn't take you where you first expected to go.” — Derek Royal (The Comics Alternative)

“As accessible as it is funny and thought provoking.  It is the perfect example that large budgets or advertising campaigns cannot take the place of an intriguing and well written plot.” — Ellen (Comic Buzz)

"It was funny, friendly, and was a breeze running through it.” — Luke Anthony (The Outhousers)

Wanna read Chapters 1+2 from book 1? HERE!
http://www.firelightsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Part-1.pd

What Happens in Book 2?In book 2 we get a much closer look at Midtown. We see what environment our two protagonists go to when they need to be away from home for a bit.

Last time, we got to see what makes the Demon want to get away for a bit, and in this book we get a much closer look at what makes the Angel want to leave what is supposedly paradise.

Also last time, we got a good look at how strong the bond between brothers can be with Lucifer and Michael. This time around we join them again to see how volatile that bond can become.

There's more cigars, darts, a legitimate climactic battle, trouble in paradise, and the whole thing comes to a head with the inciting incident that moves the whole series.

It's gonna be good. 

Seriously, I would read this.

What's New in this Kickstarter?

I've spent some time this past year learning about the process of book binding and I have developed a way to take the books I already have printed and wrap them in beautiful hard covers. 

So this time around I am offering special limited edition hardcovers to kickstarter backers.

Here's the Hard Cover design for book 1.
Here's the Hard Cover design for book 1.

Unfortunately the method of binding my books requires that both the binding and cover printing be done by hand... MY hand. It is incredibly work intensive and time consuming, so the edition will be VERY limited. 

All hard covers will be hand printed, hand bound, and individually numbered by yours truly. 

STRETCH GOALS
Another new offering of this kickstarter is the addition of stretch goals. Last time around was my first swing at kickstarting a project so I wanted to shy away from this part, but two things have happened this past year.

1) I now walk with the confidence of one who has already been successfully funded and was able to fulfill most of his rewards in a (relatively) timely manner.

2) This past convention season, my table was mighty sparse, and I would sure like to turn that around this year.

What are the stretch goals?

A lot of people have asked me for this shirt.
A lot of people have asked me for this shirt.

I would like to get a print of one or two t-shirt designs and have a small run of pint glasses made with my characters on them.

Basic Pub shirt with nothing on the back.
Basic Pub shirt with nothing on the back.

T-shirts and Pint glasses are a fun idea, and they'll make any con table look SUPER boss, but they are not completely cost effective. Also, the folks who typically buy them are super fans (otherwise known as you folks) so these will also be very limited edition items.

The Angel would be striking a similar pose on the back as well.
The Angel would be striking a similar pose on the back as well.

How do I get my hands on this hotness?If we reach the first stretch goal, anyone who pledges $50 or more automatically gets a shirt. The backers get to vote on which shirt gets made.

If we reach the second stretch goal, anyone who pledges $60 or more automatically gets a shirt AND a pint glass.

If we reach the third stretch goal, anyone who pledges $60 or more gets both shirts and a pint glass.

Risks and challenges

This project is fairly straight forward so the risks and challenges are pretty minimal.

What you risk are possible delay from the printer, the vendors, and myself.

The vendors I have lined up are good folks I have worked with before and the printer has excellent turnaround. It all hinges on me finishing the book in time to print, and that is barely a worry. If I don't get the book printed in time I miss con season, so I suffer as well.

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    BOOK 1 HARDCOVER EDITION-- You get a copy of BOOK 1 that has been hand bound and hand printed by the artist. Also hand numbered and signed by the artist.

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