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A trade paper back of #1-7 of our comic, Sheath!
Experience the entire first story arc of the ongoing Sheath saga!
Sheath Volume 1: Lineage - Collecting Issues 1-7 of the Sci-Fi Action/Adventure SHEATH!
Sheath Volume 1: Lineage - Collecting Issues 1-7 of the Sci-Fi Action/Adventure SHEATH!
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We have reached our funding goal with plenty of time to go! Check out our stretch goals below. More will become available as we unlock stretch goals!

 VARIANT COVER ARTISTS (unlocked at our first stretch goal!):

Jason Meents, Meents Illustrated 

Colorado Springs "Tykes" artist Jason Meents will be illustrating one of our stretch goal covers. Jason has made a name for himself drawing kid-friendly versions of many famous heroes and villains and we are thrilled to see his take on one of Sheath Comics' own characters!

Jason Meents
Jason Meents

 Sarah Menzel, Cocoon Garden

Denver-based illustrator and color artist Sarah Menzel joins the fray! Sarah is an accomplished freelance illustrator skilled in creating surreal and colorful visions of fantastic characters and worlds. Sarah is also a credited Sheath Comics color artist, providing the colors on several books including Sheath #1! 

Sarah Menzel
Sarah Menzel

 Kevin A. Johnson, Comic Illustrator and Painter

Rounding out our three artists is Kevin A. Johnson. Kevin is a jack of all trades showing prowess in 3D modeling, sequential art, and traditional oil painting to name but a few of his artistic endeavors. Sheath Comics is extremely excited to have Kevin on board to design a painted cover which will showcase his breathtaking skill and incredible vision. Welcome to the team, Kevin!

Kevin A. Johnson
Kevin A. Johnson

Sheath #7 is the culmination of years of work and planning and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer it as part of a combined volume featuring all the action from Sheath 1-7! 

Sheath Covers
Sheath Covers

We are raising funds very specifically to help pay for the production of Sheath #7 (inks and colors) as well as the associated cost of printing and shipping each book. 

Sheath Issue 1
Sheath Issue 1

While this is our first time looking for financial support via crowd funding in producing a project, it is far from our first time creating a comic book. Not only is this the seventh book in the Sheath series, but Sheath Comics has also published several other comic books in the last 3 years (check out our website for a complete list of our published work!)  

We are extremely proud of our ability to produce books on a regular basis that are nothing short of professional in quality.

Sheath Issue 4
Sheath Issue 4

We are dedicated to and passionate about making comics and we are excited to make Sheath #7 and the associated combined volume our best and most exciting publication to date! 

You can absolutely count on us to ensure that the book you are backing is completed and shipped on time and at a high level of quality! 

Sheath Issue 6
Sheath Issue 6

Risks and challenges

There are many independently published comic book projects that end after just 1 or 2 issues. The fact is, it is a tremendous amount of work to ensure that book evolves beyond anything more than a great idea. It is more difficult still to ensure that the idea is brought to life at a level of quality that matches the original vision.

Sheath Comics has been able to overcome the unique challenges facing independent comic creators to produce 10 (and counting!) unique stories.

The fact is, we love this book, this story, and these characters. Sheath #7 will be produced this year and, with the help of our backers and our community, we are confident that this will be our best entry in the series yet!

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    Descendant

    Be the first to experience Sheath #7: receive a digital pdf copy of Sheath #7 delivered to you as soon as the book is ready to go!

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    Posterity

    Interested in the Sheath storyline? Get caught up on Sheath: The Story So Far in digital format!

    - Receive 1 digital copy each of Sheath #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6!

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    Direct Descendant

    Experience Sheath #7 along with a myriad of bonuses:

    - 1 Physical AND 1 digital copy of Sheath #7!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

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    Lineage

    The entire story of Sheath in the palm of your hands!

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

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    Lineage (EARLY BIRD)

    Show your support early! The entire story of Sheath in the palm of your hands!

    - EARLY BIRD LEVEL ONLY: Limited Edition poster print from Artist Ben Worrell (signed and numbered)

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

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    Lineage (INTERNATIONAL ONLY)

    The entire story of Sheath in the palm of your hands!

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

    - Ships internationally

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    Lineage Master

    The complete story of Sheath 1-7 plus an original sketch!

    - 8 x 10" original inked drawing by Sheath artist Ben Worrell (artist's choice)!

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

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    Lineage Master (EARLY BIRD)

    The complete story of Sheath 1-7 plus an original sketch!

    - EARLY BIRD LEVEL ONLY: Limited Edition poster print from Artist Ben Worrell (signed and numbered)

    - 8 x 10" original inked drawing by Sheath artist Ben Worrell (artist's choice)!

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

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    Centenarian

    The complete story of Sheath 1-7 plus a fully colored work of art!

    - 11 x 17" fully colored single character art request by Sheath artist Ben Worrell (backer's choice [limit on mature themes]!)

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

    - 4x6" postcard set featuring cover art from Sheath issues 1-6!

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    Origin

    The complete story of Sheath 1-7 plus an original interior page from Sheath #7!

    - Choice of 1 of 3 original inked interior pages from Sheath #7! (first come, first served)

    - Sheath 1-7 combined volume (signed and numbered by Author and Artist Ben Worrell)

    - Your name on the Kickstarter backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

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    Immortal

    Live forever in the pages of Sheath!

    - Your likeness applied to a character in Sheath with a speaking role! (please message with questions as to the nature of the role)

    - Signed original page featuring your character!

    - Copy of Sheath 1-7 combined volume (Signed and numbered)

    - 4 x 6 postcard set!

    - Your name on the backers page in the Sheath 1-7 combined volume!

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