The world is at war, though Joel Warren doesn't care.
Having served years before, he now resides as a private detective in New York City, solving every case to pass through his dusty office - big or small.
He thought nothing of the missing girl; her mother had money to burn, an alibi for the night of the abduction, and connections to an underground cult who've been leading Joel for months.
In fact, he was betting on a challenge - something that differed from the usual low-paying jobs of the past.
Something more than just a paycheck.
When the limits of Joel's latest case have been reached, I want to show what lengths one unbridled detective would go to solve it - and how the actions of the past can play a major role in the detective's way forward.
1939 is an original thriller noir and character study, the time period lovingly recreated with slick black and white artwork, all told within 90+ sequential pages.
My name is Lee Milewski and I've been self-publishing comics for the past few years. It's been a truly enjoyable and ever-evolving journey to share my work with different readers across the globe, always looking to expand my genre horizons and storytelling capabilities.
A few of the titles that I've written and illustrated (which have also been Kickstarted by this amazing community!) are Hunter's Lore: The Heralds Ruin, Focus Shift: An all ages sci-fi adventure comic, and The Somber Crown: A two issue fantasy-adventure comic.
With 1939, I'm aiming my sights on a truly classic period in history and will show readers, through Joel's travels in World War 2 era New York city, what my take of the detective/noir genre will hold.
Along with being a deep and personal story, this book will also look great on your shelf and within your collection:
The specs for the printing are:
- Premium Quality Paper
- Perfect Bound
- Matte Laminated Covers
There are FOUR EXCLUSIVE art prints available for backers in this campaign:
Having done Kickstarter campaigns many times in the past, I fully understand the responsibilities of creating this book in a reasonable and timely fashion. I take backers trust and belief in this project very seriously, so to explain what I will be using the funding for is equally as important:
Should this campaign overfund, I have a solid plan for putting backers money right into the book.
Please keep in mind that all reward levels are stacked, so the higher you choose, the more rewards you will get. Below are a few of the pledge options available to backers:
Add-Ons are extra products that will be shipped with your original orders. For those who want a T-SHIRT or an additional copy of 1939, this is for you!
(Add the corresponding amount to your initial pledge)
Thank you so much for taking the time to browse this project and for making this the BEST Graphic Novel project that it can be!
Only with YOUR help can this book become a possibility!
(Song in video by Doctor Turtle - I'm What Youd Be Without Her)
Risks and challenges
A section of the story is already illustrated and the story is fully conceptualized, so I don't see any true risks that could arise.
I have also been working with my trusted printer for years now and always deliver my books on time.
I am prepared to take on this Graphic Novel project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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