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Planned as a full-color, 6 issue mini-series, Pop Star Assassin is a lysergic trip to the heart of American CONSPIRANOIA.
Planned as a full-color, 6 issue mini-series, Pop Star Assassin is a lysergic trip to the heart of American CONSPIRANOIA.
Planned as a full-color, 6 issue mini-series, Pop Star Assassin is a lysergic trip to the heart of American CONSPIRANOIA.
145 backers pledged $4,606 to help bring this project to life.

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Pop Star Assassin

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THE STORY

The year is 1977. The King is dead. The world mourns. But…

When a mysterious briefcase turns up in his dressing room, Bruce, a coke-addled Elvis impersonator finds himself wedged between a Mob boss out to avenge the death of his only son, and a government conspiracy with far-reaching, world-ending ramifications, all in an attempt to discover the true identity of his father's killer. It's sex, drugs, rock n ROBOTS 70's style.

The year is 1977. The KING IS DEAD - LONG LIVE THE KING!

Here’s what Jimmy Palmiotti had to say about Pop Star Assassin:

“Pull out your best vinyl Elvis record and drop the needle, open up that pin up of Norma Jean, load your pistol and take a trip to another time and space where sin city and science fiction mix together like a well built Vodka martini of death. Yeah, I enjoyed the madness that is Pop Star Assassin, and you will too!”

WHO'S BEHIND THE PROJECT?

I’ve assembled an amazing team of creative professionals to bring the world of Pop Star Assassin to life!

Ed Lavallee
 (Creator/Writer/Letterer) 


I’ve been a professional comic writer since 2004 having published Revere: Revolution in Silver through Archaia Studio Press. In addition, I’ve written numerous independent works including: Blacklands from Outland Entertainment, Archeon at Digital Webbing, Evolution Cop with artist Rudy Garcia. I’m also a professional comic book letterer having worked on Paradigm (Haun/Cashel) and Expatriate (Moore/Latour) for Image Comics.

Marcelo Basile 
(Artist)


Marcelo Basile was born in Argentina. He began his career in 1989 working as an assistant to the great artist Jorge Zaffino (Eclipse comics, Marvel). In the early nineties, he began publishing his work in Argentina (editorial Columba). He has worked for Italian publisher (editorial Aurea) and since 2013 he has been working for the American independent comic market. In addition to Pop Star Assassin, Marcelo is currently working with publisher Black Jack Press having successfully funded "Sagas of the Northmen" on Kickstarter.

Follow Marcelo on his Blog at: http://basilecomic.blogspot.com.ar

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Original artwork by Marcelo Basile

Matt Cashel 
(Co-writer)


Matt is a professional writer living in the small hamlet of Neosho, MO. He is a child of the 80’s and loves all things GI JOE. Matt is writer/co-creator of Paradigm (Image) and Blank Walls. In his free time Matt enjoys his pets, smokes, and the occasional happy meal from Mickey D’s.

 JM Ringuet (Cover Artist)

JM Ringuet is a self-trained artist and a global citizen who has lived in Europe, the US, Asia, Africa and now reside in England. After spending some years in the videogame industry as a concept artist and 3D artist, he came back to his true roots and real passion: sequential storytelling. He has been published by Image Transhuman, Hoax Hunters, Repossessed, IDW Imaginary Drugs and has done a variety of graphic novel projects for private clients including film directors and TV writers (Sparks, Vampire Mob, etc.). In the past 8 years JM has drawn, inked and colored hundreds of pages. Besides doing comics he is also creating concept art for movies and computer games as well as doing some cover works for metal bands and color work for comics.

You can check on his work at: www.jmringuet.com/comicart

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jmringuet

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmringuet

JM Ringuet Dirty 70's variant
JM Ringuet Dirty 70's variant

Rob Nix (Cover Artist)

You can find more of Rob's work here: 

Deviant Art: http://robnix.deviantart.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/robwnix?fref=ts

Rob Nix Dirty 70's variant
Rob Nix Dirty 70's variant

Hyde Chang 
(Cover Artist)


Hyde Chang is an artist from Taiwan with a strong personal style. He has been working as a 3D artist for over 10 years.

Follow Hyde on:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hyde.chang.52

Tumblr http://hydechang.tumblr.com/

Hyde Chang Sexy Robot variant
Hyde Chang Sexy Robot variant

Zak Hartog (Cover Artist)

Zak Hartong is an illustrator and creator from Ohio. He has a great passion for forging worlds and engaging storytelling. His works include OASIS and ALBATROSS.

Twitter: twitter.com/Zakosaur

Tumblr: zakhartong.tumblr.com/

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Zak Hartong Dirty 70's McQuinn variant

Bryan Timmins (Video Production)

Bryan Timmins is a Freelance Illustrator and Animator. He’s had lifelong interests in comics, animation, music, movies, and motorcycles. His work can be seen in comics, commercials, animated series, and Major League Sports stadiums. Currently, he’s hard at work on the upcoming comic book series called Barrens, written by CW Cooke. Barrens will be published by Project-Nerd Publishing. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and 2 children.

BryanTimmins.com

http://pnpublishing.storenvy.com

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Why We Are Asking For Your Help

Our goal of $4,000 is to cover the expenses of paying the creative team, printing the book, and setting up distribution. Having personally funded the first 2 issues, our hope is to make Pop Star Assassin a self-sustained mini-series with this initial Kickstarter. We have an array of exclusive rewards that will fit every budget and that are only available through this campaign. We hope you will support Pop Star Assassin and spread the word. We can't do it without you. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Our only risk or challenge is funding. We have assembled a talented team of experienced professionals that will be able to tackle the challenges of producing and releasing Pop Star Assassin. From coordinating fixes, to troubleshooting errors, we are prepared to overcome any unforeseen hurdles that may arise. There is always the chance that printing delays will get in the way of intended delivery dates, but we're committed to having the book in people's hands. I will personally keep everyone updated should any unexpected delays present themselves.

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    Right On! You're part of the gang - Thank you so much. Your name, along with your Mob name (which we will generate) will be printed on our Thank You page in issue 3.

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    THE COMIC (standard cover edition) - You will receive a printed copy of Pop Star Assassin 1. Signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    THE COMICS (standard cover editions) - You will receive printed copies of Pop Star Assassin 1 and 2. Signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    THE COMICS (standard cover editions) - You will receive printed copies of Pop Star Assassin 1, 2, and 3. Signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    ROB NIX DIRTY 70's VARIANT COVER - Limited edition of Pop Star Assassin 1. These are exclusive to Kickstarter and are limited to 25 each. Signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    JM RINGUET DIRTY 70's VARIANT COVER - Limited edition of Pop Star Assassin 1. These are exclusive to Kickstarter and are limited to 25 each. Signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    MARCELO BASILE WATERCOLOR VARIANT edition of Pop Star Assassin issue 1. You will also receive regular edition Printed copies of Pop Star Assassin issues 2 and 3. All copies signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    HYDE CHANG ROBO-SEXY VARIANT edition of Pop Star Assassin issue 2. You will also receive regular edition Printed copies of Pop Star Assassin issues 1 and 3. All copies signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    ZAK HARTONG MCQUINN VARIANT edition of Pop Star Assassin issue 3. You will also receive regular edition Printed copies of Pop Star Assassin issues 1 and 2. All copies signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    ORIGINAL ART. This is a one of kind pen and ink illustration of our hero, Bruce by series artist Marcelo Basile. PLUS, regular edition copies of Pop Star Assassin 1-3 signed by Ed Lavallee. This is your opportunity to own an original piece of art from a true master! You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels.
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    $100 Level - You get it all! You get all of the $50 variant covers for issues 1, 2, 3! That's 3 variant covers! In addition, you also receive the standard cover editions of issues 1-3! All copies signed by Ed Lavallee, and the $1 and $5 reward levels. (Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    ORIGINAL ART. This is a one of kind dry brush illustration of our hero, Bruce by series artist Marcelo Basile. PLUS, regular edition copies of Pop Star Assassin 1-3 signed by Ed Lavallee. This is your opportunity to own an original piece of art from a true master! You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels.
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    ORIGINAL ART from the series by artist extraordinaire, Marcelo Basile. This is your opportunity to own an original piece of art from Pop Star Assassin. Artwork will be selected at random. PLUS, regular edition copies of Pop Star Assassin 1-3 signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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    WATERCOLOR VARIANT ORIGINAL ART from issue 1 by artist extraordinaire, Marcelo Basile. This one of a kind piece will make a great addition to any art collection. PLUS, regular edition copies of Pop Star Assassin 1-3 signed by Ed Lavallee. You also receive the $1 and $5 reward levels. Add $8 shipping in Canada, add $20 everywhere else not in the US).

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