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Hi, I'm Steve Tanner and welcome to the pre-order campaign for Flintlock Book Three.

The original artwork for our Book Three cover by David Morris is available as a limited one-off reward as part of this campaign!
The original artwork for our Book Three cover by David Morris is available as a limited one-off reward as part of this campaign!

 

Third stretch goal unlocked - This artwork by Ben Lopez will be sent to all backers as a limited print stretch goal reward (digital copy included in all digital only rewards). Note: Image shown is the work in progress, not final artwork.
Third stretch goal unlocked - This artwork by Ben Lopez will be sent to all backers as a limited print stretch goal reward (digital copy included in all digital only rewards). Note: Image shown is the work in progress, not final artwork.

 

Second stretch goal unlocked - artwork print by Emily McGorman-Bruce added FREE to the £15 Printed Plus package!
Second stretch goal unlocked - artwork print by Emily McGorman-Bruce added FREE to the £15 Printed Plus package!

    

First stretch goal unlocked - Artwork print by Sarah Millman added FREE to the £15 Printed Plus package!
First stretch goal unlocked - Artwork print by Sarah Millman added FREE to the £15 Printed Plus package!

 

Flintlock is a regular comics anthology series with a difference - each book tells stories featuring a unique range of genuinely diverse characters in an Eighteenth Century shared historical timeline. The Eighteenth Century (1701 to 1800) was the era of highwaymen, pirates, samurai and thief-takers, and encompassed some of the most tumultuous changes in world history involving some of the richest personalities - and this is one of the inspirations for the stories and characters that feature in Flintlock.

Lady Flintlock - Artwork by Anthony Summey
Lady Flintlock - Artwork by Anthony Summey

Flintlock Books One and Two were previously successfully pre-ordered through Kickstarter and I'm hoping Flintlock Book Three will be equally well received. This latest book not only features the further adventures of Lady Flintlock and Shanti the Pirate Queen - key characters in the Flintlock timeline - but also introduces three new characters in two more complete stories. Pre-ordering Book Three through this campaign can also get you some very unique special rewards for doing so, and ensures you get your copy of Flintlock Book Three cheaper than it will be offered to the mass-market when it's published in April 2018.  

But if you haven't enjoyed Flintlock before there’s still opportunity to join us and catch-up as part of this campaign as we have both reward and add-on options that include the previous books.

Shanti the Pirate Queen - Artwork by Caroline Parkinson
Shanti the Pirate Queen - Artwork by Caroline Parkinson

So what you can expect from our third volume? Firstly, where the first two books were 48 pages, Flintlock Book Three will be a whopping 64 pages, perfect bound, with a full colour cardstock cover and black and white interiors. 

Reaction to the first two Flintlock books has been phenomenal – I’m delighted that so many people are enjoying the stories and the concept behind it. But it’s proved incredibly difficult to produce more than one book a year, so I’m hoping this format change will make up for that by giving you more pages without too much of a price increase. 

More pages equals more stories and here’s some details of what they are:

 

 

Lady Flintlock - Artwork by Anthony Summey
Lady Flintlock - Artwork by Anthony Summey

 

Highwayman Lady Flintlock returns, with Anthony Summey once more producing some stunning artwork. In Book three we continue the story of Sarah Flintlock as she tries to evade capture for her crimes, but do unexpected arrivals and uncomfortable alliances herald the end of her coach-robbing escapades? The artwork shown here is spoiler-free, but I can guarantee that the final page of this chapter in Lady Flintlock’s saga will make the wait for Book Four seem a very long way off… 

Lady Flintlock - Artwork by Anthony Summey
Lady Flintlock - Artwork by Anthony Summey

 

Artwork by Anthony Summey
Artwork by Anthony Summey

 

 

Shanti the Pirate Queen - Artwork by Lorenzo Nicoletta
Shanti the Pirate Queen - Artwork by Lorenzo Nicoletta

Also returning is Shanti the Pirate Queen, again featuring artwork by Lorenzo Nicoletta. So far we’ve seen Shanti’s ruthlessness to both her enemies and her crew, but for every pirate the biggest danger was the sea itself. In this story, Shanti comes face to face with the fury of the elements which leads to a shocking conclusion… 

Then to take full advantage of our increased page count we have two new stories and three new characters making their Flintlock debut: 

 

Onna - Artwork by Caroline Parkinson
Onna - Artwork by Caroline Parkinson

First we go to 1740s Okinawa, and we introduce Onna, a blind geisha who has struck up an unlikely friendship with an old warrior. The artwork for Onna is by the talented Caroline Parkinson. If you supported our Book Two campaign, last year you may remember Caroline was one of the artists for our limited prints, so I’m delighted to have worked on a complete story with her. 

 

Last and by no means least, our final story introduces Molly and the Trickster Thief, who are a couple of confidence tricksters scamming their way through 1770s London. England's Capital has always been a very cosmopolitan and broad-minded city, so is the ideal setting for two characters that I’ve been looking forward to revealing since Flintlock was first conceived. You see, these pair are sometimes not what they seem, depending how their mood and necessity takes them. The artwork for this story is provided by David Morris. David has also drawn our stunning Shanti-themed cover!

Splash page pencils for Molly & The Trickster Thief. The final inked page is available as an exclusive one-off reward. Artwork by David Morris
Splash page pencils for Molly & The Trickster Thief. The final inked page is available as an exclusive one-off reward. Artwork by David Morris

 

For this campaign I've put together a good mix of reward tiers that are based on what reward content seemed popular in the previous campaigns. For the complete list check out the full rewards section but here's a quick look at a few of them:

Digital edition - The £5 tier gives you a digital copy of the book.  What makes this reward special is that the digital edition will not be offered through any other online digital distribution service until at least September 2018, so this will be the only way to get a digital copy until then.

Print edition - If you just want the printed 64 page book with no frills the £10 tier is for you, although you will also get the £5 digital book included in this reward. With free postage to UK addresses and at cost shipping elsewhere this is once again your opportunity to get Flintlock cheaper than it will be anywhere else. 

Print Plus - If you like to get extras then this is the reward tier to go for. As well as the print and digital copies you'll get a limited print of the cover artwork and your copy of Flintlock will be signed.  What's more, should we manage to achieve any stretch goals as part of this campaign, ALL unlocked extra content will be automatically added to this pledge level.  

Bookplate Edition - This one's a bit special, as for just £25 it offers all the content of the £15 pledge and also includes an original fully inked sketch by David Morris on a limited signed and numbered exclusive bookplate. It's a chance to own some original art of your favourite Flintlock character for a small premium. As such there's only a limited amount available.

Bookplate design mock-up and you can see that David won't be producing just quick pencil sketches for these!
Bookplate design mock-up and you can see that David won't be producing just quick pencil sketches for these!

We also have a range of limited higher reward tiers above that, all giving the opportunity to receive some larger original artwork, finished comic pages and even the artwork for our Book Three cover!

 

 

Finally I just want to remind you that as with our previous Flintlock campaigns this is a pre-order opportunity rather than an all-or-nothing plea for funding.  The book is being printed in April regardless of this campaign's success, but I'm using this campaign as an opportunity to properly reward my Flintlock backers. Because of that my target is low - just £500 - and all rewards include FREE postage for UK backers and at cost shipping charges anywhere else. 

I hope you'll consider supporting this campaign and come back with us to the 18th Century for some unique historical adventures.

Cheers!

Steve 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This will be my fifth Kickstarter campaign, Each of my previous campaigns were delivered successfully. All of the artwork for Flintlock Book Three is either fully lettered or at final inking stage and is expected to be print-ready by March 2018. Time Bomb Comics has a solid reputation of delivering quality books on time so no delays are expected. Regardless of the outcome of this campaign the book will be published in April 2018 - however this campaign offers prices and extras that will only be available to Kickstarter backers.

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    DIGITAL EDITION

    A link to a PDF of Flintlock Book Three will be emailed to your inbox of choice.

    The digital edition will be exclusive to Kickstarter backers for 6 months before being made available on any other digital distribution platform!

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    PRINT EDITION

    A printed copy of Flintlock Book Three.

    That's 64 pages of 18th Century adventures delivered to you door, as well as the digital copy and FREE postage for UK backers!

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    THE COMPLETE FLINTLOCK - DIGITAL

    A digital opportunity to catch up with our 18th Century adventures, this reward gets you pdf editions of Flintlock Books One, Two & Three!

    This edition of Flintlock Book Three will be exclusive to Kickstarter backers for 6 months before being made available on any other digital distribution platform!

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    PRINT PLUS

    As well as both digital and print copies of Flintlock Book Three this reward comes with a limited edition colour print of our cover artwork that will only be available through this Kickstarter. Your copy of Flintlock Book Three will also be signed by series creator Steve Tanner.

    This level automatically includes ALL stretch goal rewards that may be achieved during this campaign.

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    THE COMPLETE FLINTLOCK - PRINTED

    Missed the previous campaigns? Have no fear, as this is reward offers a great opportunity to catch up with our 18th Century adventures!

    As well as the £10 reward this combo pledge also includes print editions of Flintlock Books One and Two. This reward also gets you digital edition of each book too!

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    LIMITED BOOKPLATE EDITION

    A great opportunity to get some original Flintlock art, this reward includes an A5 bookplate that will feature an original inked sketch by cover artist David Morris of your choice of Flintlock character, as well as all the content of the £15 reward tier!

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    ORIGINAL A4 CHARACTER ARTWORK

    This reward includes an A4 sized original signed finished inked illustration by cover artist David Morris of your choice of Flintlock character, ideal for framing.

    This pledge also comes with all the content of the £15 reward tier!

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    RETAILER SPECIAL

    This reward is aimed at indie-friendly comic shops, and is a package containing 10 copies of Flintlock, each signed by creator Steve Tanner.

    You will have the option to mix and match from each of the three Flintlock books published (so you won't just get 10 copies of Book Three unless you specifically request that) to enable your customers to enjoy a complete Flintlock experience!

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    BOOKPLATE PLUS

    A limited reward that offers the £25 Limited Bookplate Edition and adds in the A4 original artwork from the higher £35 reward, getting you two pieces of original David Morris artwork.

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    THE COMPLETE HIGHWAYMAN

    If you love 18th Century themed comics as much as I do then this is the reward for you. This mighty comics bundle offers a complete collection of highwayman stories:
    One printed and digital copy of Flintlock Book One
    One printed and digital copy of Flintlock Book Two
    One printed and digital copy of Flintlock Book Three
    One printed and digital copy of the 96 page Bomb Scares horror anthology (that features a complete highwayman themed short story drawn by Anthony Summey)
    One digital copy of the Dick Turpin and the Restless Dead one-shot written by Flintlock creator Steve Tanner (art by Andy Dodd)
    One digital copy of the Dick Turpin and the Crimson Plague one-shot written by Flintlock creator Steve Tanner (art by Graeme Howard)

    It gets better: This pledge will also include all content of the £15 reward tier which will include any extra content added during this campaign!

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    MOLLY ORIGINAL COMIC ART PAGE

    An opportunity to own one of David Morris' original pages from Molly & The Trickster Thief. The splash page is not available as part of this reward tier.

    This reward also includes ALL content from the £15 reward tier.

    **The original art page will be sent separately to the other reward content**

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    LADY FLINTLOCK ORIGINAL COMIC ART PAGE

    Own one of the original Book Three Lady Flintlock pages by artist Anthony Summey. This one off reward gives you the opportunity to select the page of your choice from the latest chapter of Lady Flintlock, including either of the two splash pages that feature in the story.

    This very special reward also includes ALL content from the £15 reward tier.

    **The original art page will be sent separately to the other reward content**

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    MOLLY ORIGINAL COMIC ART - SPLASH PAGE

    A limited one-off reward of the original artwork splash page by David Morris with the first appearance of Molly & The Trickster Thief that appears in Flintlock Book Three.

    This reward also includes ALL content from the £25 reward tier.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - FRONT COVER

    A one-off reward of the cover artwork for Flintlock Book Three!

    This original line art by David Morris will be signed by the artist and comes with his preparatory sketches, and this very special reward also includes the content of the £25 reward tier.

    **The original art page will be sent separately to the other reward content**

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    THE UNFORTUNATE VICTIM

    This is a high-end reward for those wanting something a little bit special for themselves or as a gift.

    Your likeness will feature in one of the stories in Flintlock Book Four and you will meet an unpleasant end. This won't be just a single panel background cameo but a key role that features on at least one page.

    Once Book Four has been published (currently scheduled for April 2019) you'll also get the original art page where your character met their fate AND the original full script for the story that has included your likeness. You'll also get a printed and digital copy of Flintlock Book Four sent to you too.

    This pledge also includes all content from the £25 reward.

    **IMPORTANT - Remember this cameo will appear in Flintlock Book Four, and not as part of the Flintlock Book Three content. You will be sent your Book Three rewards as part of this campaign and then be sent your Book Four rewards approximately one year later**

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