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Brought together by chance, a cantankerous cowboy and a gregarious goliath embark on a journey through a re-imagined "Old West".
Brought together by chance, a cantankerous cowboy and a gregarious goliath embark on a journey through a re-imagined "Old West".
Brought together by chance, a cantankerous cowboy and a gregarious goliath embark on a journey through a re-imagined "Old West".
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Meet The Cowboy and The Goliath... They're the best of friends (they just don't know it yet).
Meet The Cowboy and The Goliath... They're the best of friends (they just don't know it yet).

 **Update: Bonus incentives**

In these final hours, I want to make the current rewards more enticing, so...

  • All non-digital tiers will now receive a Sticker.
  • All books will come autographed (unless otherwise requested).
  • Finally... If funded, ALL backers of $35 or more will receive a one of a kind sketch card. IF we get funded by 70 backers or more, then ALL backers will receive a sketch card! A small token of my appreciation! :D

The more you share this project, the more I will be able to give back to you! So please share, and ask your friends, family, mailman, pharmacist, and family pet to pledge before it's too late!

A NEW look, at the OLD west!

The Cowboy and the Goliath (TCatG, for short) is an epic tale inspired by the wild west of yore. The story is in part a picaresque adventure, that combines my love of traditional comic-book style super-heroics with my love of Westerns, video games and anime.

The cover art of issue one.
The cover art of issue one.

TCatG stars a grouchy Cowboy that isn't big on small talk. He's got a short fuse, and can be extremely headstrong. The Cowboy shares the spotlight with "The Goliath". Part man part locomotive, The Goliath is friendly, talkative and lighthearted. The two unlikely "heroes" have a chance encounter and hijinks ensue! 

The cover art for book 2 (work in progress).
The cover art for book 2 (work in progress).

The setting of TCatG will seem familiar, yet different! It's the rough and tumble wild west re-imagined and lightly infused with elements of both steampunk and the supernatural. Travel is a very important aspect of this story, there is no home base, our characters will embark on a true adventure and will always be on the move. An ever changing backdrop will provide new challenges, and interesting locales for the Cowboy and Goliath to explore.

In a nutshell...

If you like films and animated series like: TriGun, Full Metal Alchemist, Gun X Sword, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Buck and the Preacher, and For A Few Dollars More... Then you will fall in LOVE with "The Cowboy and the Goliath"! :D

A penciled page from book 2!
A penciled page from book 2!
Penciled art from book two!! They are in no particular order, no spoilers here :)
Penciled art from book two!! They are in no particular order, no spoilers here :)
More penciled samples from the upcoming issue two!
More penciled samples from the upcoming issue two!

So what am I "Kickstarting"?!

A comic!! 

Self publishing a comic can be a costly endeavor, but also a potentially rewarding one. The Cowboy and the Goliath is a story that I feel passionately about. I printed a small run of book one last year and saw that there was a demand for more! So here I am!

Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Interior art from the first issue.
Coran "Kizer" Stone variant cover. Super rare and Limited to only 50 copies!!
Coran "Kizer" Stone variant cover. Super rare and Limited to only 50 copies!!
Logo Tee available in Rugged Red or Desert Sand.
Logo Tee available in Rugged Red or Desert Sand.
"Lonely Goliath" Tee.
"Lonely Goliath" Tee.
Pencils for one of two available fine art prints. Final version will be full color, and printed at 11.7" x 16.5" (A3).
Pencils for one of two available fine art prints. Final version will be full color, and printed at 11.7" x 16.5" (A3).

$3,965 is the lowball minimum amount I need to print larger runs of TCatG both books one and two, covering the production cost of the various reward goodies, and shipping costs (shipping prices can be scary). Any additional funds will go towards helping me set up a table at various comic conventions. Of course, by hitting stretch goals, I will be able to GREATLY enhance each pledge tier with additional goodies. With stretch goals, even smaller pledges get cool extras in return!

Rewards!

(**Note: DIGITAL BUNDLE IS INCLUDED WITH ALL PLEDGES OF $18 OR HIGHER.**)

Anything else?

Every little bit helps and you have my thanks in advance. Be sure to help me spread the word*, tell a friend, tell an enemy, tell everyone! Your support truly makes a difference! If you have any questions feel free to comment or message me. Again, I thank you all!

(*On Twitter or Instagram? Be sure to use #TCatG or "Tweet" me @D3Artist :)

One more thing...

I mentioned conventions earlier, here's a list of shows you may have seen me at, as well as a couple upcoming shows that I will be attending. Don't be shy, come say "Hi"!

Bronx Heroes Comic Con May 4th and 5th

http://www.bxhcc.com/

ECBACC May 18th

http://ecbacc.com/wordpress3/

Heroescon June 7th-9th

http://www.heroesonline.com/

Boston Comic Con August 3rd and 4th

http://www.bostoncomiccon.com/

Cincy Comic Con September 6th-8th

http://www.cincycomicon.com/Welcome.html

Risks and challenges

The risks of backing this project are slim to none. Book one is finished, book two is in it's final stages. Barring any unforeseen cosmic event of galactic proportions, you should get all of your rewards on time. If anything should arise, all backers will be informed with the utmost immediacy.

"The Cowboy and the Goliath" and all related artwork and associated characters © Devon Purkiss all rights reserved.

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    Little Bandito: Every little bit counts and I am truly grateful for ya!
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