This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 1 2018 9:00 PM UTC +00:00.
**FUNDED IN 55 HOURS**
**FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!**
**SECOND STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!**
**THIRD STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!**
**FOURTH & FIFTH STRETCH GOALS REVEALED**
The following artwork by Gary Crutchley will be added as a limited print to all £16 Printed Plus rewards if we reach £1200, PLUS a new story will be added to the book if we reach just £20 more - and match the total amount pledged in Bomb Scares Volume 1 campaign of £1220!
Third stretch goal unlocked! The following artwork by Carola Borelli will be added as a limited print to all £16 Printed Plus rewards and one printed or digital print of the backer';s choice will be added to all £5, £10, £12 & £25 reward packages!
Second stretch goal unlocked! The following artwork by Mike Dabro will now be added as a limited print to all £16 Printed Plus rewards!
First Stretch Goal Unlocked at £650! The following artwork by Pablo Ayala will now be added as a limited print to all £16 Printed Plus rewards!
Welcome to the Bomb Scares 2 pre-order campaign!
The concept of Bomb Scares is a simple one: Inspired by the notorious EC horror comics of the fifties and the Warren horror mags of the seventies, I wanted to produce a modern horror anthology that would scare, bemuse and repulse - and throw in a dash of unexpected humour too!
Bomb Scares 2 is a horror comic anthology showcasing a truly frightening array of artists and writers. A follow up to the successfully funded original Bomb Scares volume released in 2015 (which you can also get as part of this campaign), this Kickstarter is a pre-order for the latest anthology collection due to be published in October 2018. That's right - October this year - as every page is already fully completed and ready for printing!
As with the previous Bomb Scares anthology respected editor Paul H Birch has once more put together a truly breathtaking array of comics talent for this second volume - including creators such as Mike (Deathlok, Captain America) Perkins, Roland (Legion of Super heroes) Bird, David (Frankenstein Texas) Hitchcock, and Anthony (Flintlock) Summey. We also have artist John Erasmus who produced the incredible Bomb Scares 2 painted cover.
Bomb Scares 2 is no timid floppy - instead it boasts 96 terrifying pages, featuring seventeen graphic complete stories of cutting edge horror. The artwork throughout is breathtaking and each of the artists involved have produced some incredible pages of comic art to fully realise the dark and macabre tales of the writers they have collaborated with.
Bomb Scares will be published by my very own Time Bomb Comics - a mainstay of the UK Independent comics community since 2007 and through which I have released several critically acclaimed graphic novels and one shots. And my intention with this, my seventh Kickstarter project, is to once again properly reward all backers who pre-order the book through this campaign.
First off, the price of the book (both print and digital) is going to be cheaper when ordered through the Kickstarter than anywhere else. With free postage to UK addresses and fair postage costs for international backers, hopefully you agree that the campaign prices of £5 digital and £12 printed is a good deal for a book like this, which will retail at £14.99 in stores. Secondly, if things go as hoped, that deal will get even better.
You see, this is all about rewarding backers, but I'm not looking for 100s of backers. I'm just aiming for 50 print copies at £12 each to be sold through Kickstarter (which is how I arrived at the low £500 target). With 50 copies (or the target) reached we can hopefully try and unlock some stretch goal rewards. As with the target, the goals will be low and achievable. There's more details about the stretch goals planned at the bottom of the page!
I'm excited about giving you, with Bomb Scares 2, a great comics anthology at a great price without too much of a wait. Hopefully the story extracts posted here are enough to whet your appetite and get a taste of how much a quality piece of work the Bomb Scares 2 anthology is.
The full list of stories in Bomb Scares 2 and their creators involved are listed below:
C.A.S.T.E. Metal by Paul H. Birch, John Fife, Mats Engesten, Adrian Lowe & John Robbins.
Shadow by Martin Conaghan, Mike Perkins & John Robbins.
Widower’s Jewels by Wolfgang Parker, David Hitchcock & John Robbins.
Death at the Wheel by John Erasmus.
Breakfast by Ken Hooper & Ron Luce.
Murderbox by Cy Dethan, Roland Bird & Dave Evans.
Pole Dancer by Richmond A. Clements, David Morris & Dave Evans.
Fitting Room by Gary T. Becks & David Paul.
House of Meat by Jim Alexander, John D. Williams & Dave Evans.
Fly by Night by Christine Logan, Anthony Summey & John Robbins.
Stitching Them Up by Katie Cunningham, Brett Burbridge & John Robbins.
Viking Voodoo by John Halfpenny & Gary Crutchley.
The Familiar Shadow by John Robbins (Adapted from L’Ombre Familiere by Maurice Pialat).
The Orakh by Tim A. Coulson & Gustaffo Vargas.
The Last Cigarette by Joseph Matthews, Izzat Aljumaie & Dave Evans.
The Return of The Witch by Sean Meighen, John Hageman, Mel Smith & Dave Evans.
Pipe Dreams by Cathal Duggan & John Robbins.
(As you can see only some of the stories have been teased with the artwork included here on the campaign page and in the short video. That's because the images I've selected are to give you a flavour of the content without revealing any story surprises - no spoilers here!)
Finally, a little more about the stretch goals, if of course we're able to reach the campaign pre-order target and begin to chase them. I've contacted a handful of artists (some of whom are also Bomb Scares 2 interior artists) and commissioned them to produce some exclusive images to be produced as limited art print rewards. What they've produced is stunning, disturbing and unsettling; I sincerely hope this campaign is successful enough to share them with you and the stretch goal summary image below can be further updated...
Thanks for reading and I hope you consider pre-ordering Bomb Scarse 2 through this Kickstarter!
Time Bomb Comics
Risks and challenges
All artwork for Bomb Scares 2 is fully completed, and will be sent to the printer as soon as our Kickstarter has ended.
This is my seventh Kickstarter - the previous six were all successfully funded and delivered.
Even if the goal isn't reached, Time Bomb Comics will still print the book but will only be available at a higher price than offered to backers through this Kickstarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter