Action Hospital: Half-Light Bleeds is the story of Joan Michelle Basquiat as she attempts to defend the eponymous Action Hospital against cave-dudes from the distant past, time traveling gondolier-themed assassins, a human-shark clone of Abraham Lincoln, and a demon with 9 and 3/4th heads.
My name is Dave Baker and I've been working on AH: HLB for about a year and a half. I published the original Action Hospital trade collection at San Diego Comic Con in 2016. It was 245 pages long and written by me and illustrated by 8 other artists. Comprised of 18 interconnecting short stories, Action Hospital: The Future Is A Strange Place took four and a half years to make.
My goal for Action Hospital: Half Light Bleeds was to finish it in a year. Needless to say, that didn't happen, but we're here now. I have a 300 page book. I wrote, penciled, inked, and lettered this bad boy. I'm super excited to share it with you all.
The above image features Sharkerham Lincoln, who is exactly what he sounds like. A shark-human hybrid clone of Ol' Mr Lincoln. Action Hospital is filled with loads of bizarre and colorful characters just like this. There's the 9 and 3/4ths Headed Demon God-Emperor, Frank Lloyd Wrong, the Robot Who Is Never Wrong, Dyole Schnarr, the wielder of the Demon's Paw, and the newly evolved Gondolier, who now goes by the name The Future, because he may or may not be the living embodiment of time itself.
Action Hospital: Half Light Bleeds also has numerous pin ups by comics pros and all-stars. The artists contributing pin ups are: Andrew Maclean , Te'shawn Dwyer , Kevin Woody , Buster Moody , Erwin Papa , Jonathan La Mantia , Daniel Arruda Massa , Ernie Najera, Bob Q Daniel Whitfield , Mike Macropoulos , Jackie Crofts , Christian J Meesey , Scott Drummond , Tony Brown Matthew Goodall Daniel White Tony McMillen Sam Grinberg Maciej Palka , Joey Navarra Jr. , Walter Ostlie and Jim Mahfood .
3,000: Everyone who bought a copy of Action Hospital: Half-Light Bleeds gets a free embroidered Action Hospital patch.
4,000: Andrew Maclean 9 3/4ths Headed Demon T-Shirt becomes purchasable!
7,000: Spot varnish on the cover artwork!
Risks and challenges
The entire book is done and ready to be printed. I'm just attempting to acquire the funds to print the book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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