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A troubled former soldier goes up against the Russian mob in a 4 issue comic series by writer Ian Mondrick and artist Blacky Shepherd.
A troubled former soldier goes up against the Russian mob in a 4 issue comic series by writer Ian Mondrick and artist Blacky Shepherd.
73 backers pledged $3,150 to help bring this project to life.

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Brawler is the story of a troubled ex soldier as he is drawn into an explosive confrontation with the Russian mob in Seattle. This Kickstarter is to raise funds to produce the first two of four issues. Ian and Blacky are working hard to write a solid and compelling script and produce the best looking comic they can.

The plan, at it's core, is to produce the comic in black and white, to save printing costs and keep the funding goal low.

Hopefully, though, we'll be able to reach the stretch goal that will enable us to bring on a great colorist who can really take the comic to the next level.

This is a powerful story with strong characters and great action. We hope you'll come along for the ride!

 

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 That's right, Brawlers... if we can hit the $2900 mark, that will give us the bread to get the AMAZING Valentine De Landro to do the cover for Brawler issue 1!
Valentine's style fits the Brawler concept so well that I'm over the moon that he was willing to work with us on the cover.
So if you have already pledged and you want to help drive us to the first stretch goal, please consider stepping up to the next pledge level.

If you *haven't* pledged yet, get on it! We need your help to make Brawler a reality!

Risks and challenges

The main risk to this project is just the time necessary to create the art. The scripts are well underway, and pages are being drawn at a rapid pace, but sometimes life can happen and delay things.

Both Ian and Blacky are dedicated to making sure that nothing delays the release of Brawler, but if something should get in the way, it will be a short delay at worst, and we will of course keep all of our readers informed.

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    Bare Knuckles - Digital Package

    You're showing up, ready to swing some knuckles!

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    • Digital Copy (PDF) of Brawler issues 1 and 2
    • Special Access to weekly production updates and development art
    • Thanked in the Credits section as a Kickstarter Contributor
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    Boots - Single issue of Brawler

    Lace up your Heavy Tread Steel Toed DOOM DEALERS. Get a copy of either issue 1 or 2 of Brawler, a Bonus Mini-Print, and the Bare Knuckles rewards

    Includes:
    • Brawler (Print edition) Single Issue
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    Leather Belt - Brawler Art Print

    A sturdy strap of leather is always good to have around! Get the full sized Brawler Art Print, and everything in the Bare Knuckles package.

    Includes:
    • Brawler Art Print (11 in x 17 in)
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    Head Gear - Brawler issues 1 and 2

    You can't always keep your guard up, and you're going to take some hits... Protect your dome! This is the essentials: Brawler issues 1 and 2, the Bonus Mini-Print, and all the Bare Knuckles stuff!

    Includes:
    • Brawler issue #1 (Print edition)
    • Brawler issue #2 (Print edition)
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    Elbow Pads - Brawler 1&2, Art Print

    Throw those elbows to devastating effect! Get Brawler issues 1 and 2, the Bonus Mini-Print, the Bare Knuckles package, and a full sized Brawler Art Print!

    Includes:
    • Brawler issue #1 (Print edition)
    • Brawler issue #2 (Print edition)
    • Brawler Art Print (11 in x 17 in)
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    BDU Trousers - Sketch Cvr (Portrait)

    They aren't called Battle Dress Uniforms for nothing. Get Brawler issue #1 sketch cover and Blacky will do a head sketch of any character, plus you get Brawler issue #2, the Bonus Mini-Print and the Bare Knuckles stuff!

    Includes:
    • Brawler issue #1 Sketch Cover (Print edition)
    • Brawler issue #2 (Print edition)
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    Be In Brawler

    Wanna show up in Brawler's world? We can make that happen! Be featured in a panel, or panels, depending on the scene! We'll also give you a special mention in the credits of the issue you appear in. We'll send you Brawler issues 1 and 2, the Brawler Art Print, the Bonus Mini-Print and you get the Bare Knuckles stuff! We've only got a limited number of these roles to fill, so pledge early!

    Includes:
    • Be In Brawler
    • Brawler issue #1 (Print edition)
    • Be In Brawler - Print Issue
    • Brawler issue #2 (Print edition)
    • Brawler Art Print (11 in x 17 in)
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    Leather Jacket - Sketch Cvr (Full Body)

    A thick tough leather motorcycle jacket. Mesh venting sewn in under the arms to keep cool, and a Kevlar liner... just in case! Get Brawler issue #1 sketch cover and Blacky will do a full body sketch of any character with a simple background, plus you get Brawler issue #2, the Bonus Mini-Print and the Bare Knuckles stuff!

    Includes:
    • Brawler issue #1 Sketch Cover (Print edition)
    • Brawler issue #2 (Print edition)
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    Sap Gloves - Custom LineArt Print

    These are your destroyers. Weighted and merciless, they turn every swing of the fist into a WRECKING BALL. Get a custom 11 in x 17 in Full body with simple background of any character by Blacky. This print will be a fully inked and finished piece of lineart. You'll also get the Bonus Mini-Print and the Bare Knuckles stuff!

    Includes:
    • Custom Print, any character, 11 in x 17 in
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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    BRAWLER - All of it and then some.

    You're not in it for revenge, you're in it for blood! This is the whole deal: A custom 11 in x 17 in Full body with simple background of any character by Blacky, Brawler issue #1 Sketch cover with a sketch of any character, Brawler issue 2, the Brawler Art Print, the Bonus Mini-Print, and the Bare Knuckles stuff!

    Includes:
    • Brawler issue #1 Sketch Cover (Print edition)
    • Brawler issue #2 (Print edition)
    • Custom Print, any character, 11 in x 17 in
    • Brawler Art Print (11 in x 17 in)
    • Bonus Brawler Mini Print
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