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Comic Anthology Written by Benjamin Truman, writer for Games + Comics (Black Mesa, Conan, Ingress: Origins, FUBAR)
Comic Anthology Written by Benjamin Truman, writer for Games + Comics (Black Mesa, Conan, Ingress: Origins, FUBAR)
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PRIVATE DEATHMATCH W/ BLACK MESA DEVELOPERS - You will get a private spot in an exclusive Black Mesa Deathmatch with Benjamin Truman and members of the Crowbar Collective, the Developers of the game. You will receive a Steam Key for the PC game Black Mesa + a digital copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY, with your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the anthology.

Greetings!

Thank you for checking out TRUMANTHOLOGY!

I'm Benjamin Truman, a writer for games + comics:

TRUMANTHOLOGY is a collection of indie comics that I wrote while working on the above projects. With all of these shorts collected under the same book cover, I can share a selection of comics that reflect my personal storytelling style.

These genre smash-ups and narrative experiments range from Historical Zombie Epics, Monstrous Horror, Deep Space Adventure and Sci-Fi Comedy. Some were contributions to crowdfunded anthologies, others were produced for comic creation challenges.

They were all completed with the help of many talented artists, giving each weird and wild tale a unique look and feel:

"Hunter Gatherer", Monstrosity Vol 2. Illustrated by Jim McMunn
"Hunter Gatherer", Monstrosity Vol 2. Illustrated by Jim McMunn
"Semper Fi", FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead. Illustrated by Jeff McComsey & Steve Becker.
"Semper Fi", FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead. Illustrated by Jeff McComsey & Steve Becker.
"Coming Home" The Prompt. Illustrated by Daniel Thollin.
"Coming Home" The Prompt. Illustrated by Daniel Thollin.

I’ve already received permission from the original publishers to reprint these stories.

Now, I come to you for funding.

With your generosity, I’ll be able to print, ship and distribute the book to every backer and still have a personal stash for my upcoming convention appearances this summer.

Be sure to check out the Backer Rewards that I’m offering, stay tuned for Stretch Goals, and please be sure to share this project if you like what you see. 

Thanks again for checking out TRUMANTHOLOGY!

REWARDS:

A Man Named HawkenTrade Paperback, 188 pagesA six issue mini-series published by IDW in 2012. This Weird Western was inspired by a trip w/ my Dad across Arizona, from the Grand Canyon down to Tombstone, and all the blood-soaked history in between.

Tim Truman returns to the Weird West! The industry legend teams with his son, writer Ben Truman, for a violent new tale of the supernatural! In the land of the lawless rode the soulless! Scout, hunter, raider, killer-for-hire: Kitchell Hawken has been many things — most of them bad. Scalped, tortured, and left for dead by the mysterious order called the Ring, Hawken returns, seeking vengeance... but surrounded by the ghosts of every person he's ever killed!

A Man Named Hawken Prints
You can choose one of these 11x17 Prints of the original covers for the "Hawken" mini-series, published by IDW Publishing.

Illustrated by Timothy Truman
Illustrated by Timothy Truman

A Boy & His Dog On Mars Mini-Comic
Originally a comic created for my wife, starring her son and our dog, based off a photo of those two playing together.
These were first printed for the Tucson Comic-Con.
Illustrated by Niki Ortiz
Illustrated by Niki Ortiz

Stretch Goals

$2,215 - Postcard Prints + Bookmarks with every mailed package

$3,115 - Increased Print Run means more books to send out and more books to cart along to conventions

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. The stories are already completed, and I have permission from the original publishers to reprint them.

If any challenges arise, I have an excellent Kickstarter support network. I’ve been in many crowdfunded anthologies, and I’ve got a lot of friends who have run successful campaigns in the past.

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    DIGITAL REWARD - You receive a digital copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY. You will also have your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book.

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    ANTHOLOGY REWARD - You receive a signed print copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY. You will also have your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book.

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    MINI-COMIC REWARD - You receive a signed A BOY & HIS DOG ON MARS Mini-Comic. You will also receive a signed copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY with your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the anthology.

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    ORIGINAL PRINT REWARD - You receive an 8.5x11 print of an original illustration created exclusively for TRUMANTHOLOGY. You will also receive a signed copy of A BOY & HIS DOG ON MARS Mini-Comic + TRUMANTHOLOGY, with your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the anthology.

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    A MAN NAMED HAWKEN REWARD - You receive a signed copy of A MAN NAMED HAWKEN (6 issue, 188 pages)! You will also receive a signed copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY, with your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the anthology.

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    CHOOSE A COMIC COVER PRINT REWARD - You will receive your choice of a large 11x17 print of one of the original covers to the original 6 issue "Hawken" series. You will also receive a signed copy of A MAN NAMED HAWKEN, as well as a signed print copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY with a “Thanks” in the anthology.

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    PRIVATE DEATHMATCH W/ BLACK MESA DEVELOPERS - You will get a private spot in an exclusive Black Mesa Deathmatch with Benjamin Truman and members of the Crowbar Collective, the Developers of the game. You will receive a Steam Key for the PC game Black Mesa + a digital copy of TRUMANTHOLOGY, with your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the anthology.

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    TRUMAN TRU-FAN REWARD - You receive your choice of a large 11x17 "Hawken" cover prints, a 8.5x11 print of an original illustration created for the anthology, Signed copies of A MAN NAMED HAWKEN + A BOY & HIS DOG ON MARS Mini-Comic + TRUMANTHOLOGY, with your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the anthology.

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    STORY CONFERENCE REWARD - You will have a 2 Hour story development meeting with Benjamin Truman to work on your comic/book/movie/game.

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Funding period

- (30 days)