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The Case Files of Harlan Falk explodes from the wreckage as a darkly comic supernatural detective story.

Why we need your help!!!!!

The first half of the book is complete. with colors from Nikos Koutsis and Mike Torris. They are the current color team on Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon.

Our current dilemma,and/or Challenge is the completion of the coloring of the second half of the graphic novel. We are certain that with your support our goals can bet met. The Biggest challenge we currently face is time. Since we have a publisher , and diamond has solicited the Book for an august late early September release. We have approximately 44 pages that need to be colored, and 22 pages that are currently being penciled. this is a very feasible goal , that we can and will certainly attain with your support!

There should really be no setbacks once the campaign is funded. If anything does arise, we will be completely transparent on what is happening play by play. Of course our first priority is to make sure all of our supporters are happy, and share in our success

                                       CONCEPT OUTLINE

In a violent collision between faerie tale and psychological thriller, The Case Files of Harlan Falk explodes from the wreckage as a darkly comic supernatural detective story.

A respected hostage negotiation expert loses his mind when a bizarre kidnapping case results in a child’s unexplained death. His wild talk of murderous monsters born from the victim’s own imagination is impossible to believe, and the catastrophe sees him driven out of business in a cycle of alcoholism, denial and despair.

Several years later, when a new case arises bearing all the hallmarks of the same killers, Harlan Falk emerges from obscurity a changed man: a monster negotiator. Using resources and methods beyond the scope of conventional investigators, he sets out to finally close the case that
cost him his career
.

The Full Color, 100 pg Graphic Novel will ship with two covers 50/50
The Full Color, 100 pg Graphic Novel will ship with two covers 50/50
Fire and Brimstone Cover: Alex Johns
Fire and Brimstone Cover: Alex Johns
End of Days cover: Scott James
End of Days cover: Scott James

                      Who We Are

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               Alex Johns                                     Scott James                

 We are the two guys that make up I Dreams inc. ...we are longtime friends, solo artists and seasoned professionals. Occasionally, we pool our efforts on big projects, such as this one.  With a combined resume including  Image, Crusade, Shi, Savage Dragon, Starshiptroopers, Small Soldiers, Fasa , Hasbro, Tsr , Green Ronin, D&D, Shadowrun, Battle Tech., Mutants & Masterminds, L5R, 7th Sea, Dead Lands, and Spy Craft, Action man, Cartoon and toy line. collectivley we have well over 300 publications under our name to date!

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                 Our  Collaborators

 Cy Dethan                                         Nic Wilkinson

Cy Dethan Cy Dethan is a British writer who began his comics career in 2006 on the Starship Troopers: Extinction Protocol strip for Mongoose Publishing.

In 2007, Cy was hand-picked to take over the reins of Markosia’s flagship ongoing series, Starship Troopers. He has subsequently written several creator-owned titles for Markosia, including Slaughterman’s Creed, The Indifference Engine and White Knuckle.

Cy’s first creator-owned book, Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth, was a major independent hit and a sequel, Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours, was released in November 2012.

Recently, he has joined the writing team of the Unseen Shadows transmedia project. Before turning to comics, Cy was an award-winning freelance copywriter and editor. Prior to that he was a professional magician and, quite frankly, he’d rather not talk about that…

Nic Wilkinson  is a British comic book letterer and artist living in Kent. Bibliography:

  • Starship Troopers , Remember This Moment ,Cancertown Vol 1

 Waste Shooting ,Uberleben,Slaughtermans Creed ,Unbelievable Vol 1 ,The Indifference Engine ,White Knuckle ,Bayou Arcana ,The Arm ,Phantom Lung And The Garden of Dead Liars ,The Reverend The Case Files of Harlan Falk

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                                                  SYNOPSIS

Harlan Falk is a renowned hostage negotiator, working the last "normal" case he'll ever take. A boy named Alex Grace is being held hostage by three attackers, calling themselves Mr. Scissor, Mr. Paper and Mr. Stone. Harlan enters the building to negotiate directly, but something goes terribly wrong. The boy dies and the kidnappers simply vanish. Harlan is discovered in a state of severe shock, along with the only other survivor, Alex’s brother Steven. Falk loses his job and slips into obscurity.

From his investigations, Falk has surmised that Scissor, beginning life as an imaginary protector to Alex Grace, has managed to transfer himself to Alex’s brother. So long as Steven believes in him, Scissor lives. However, Steven’s ability to sustain that belief is diminishing with age. Furthermore, Scissor’s presence has displaced William, a guardian character created from Steven’s own mind when he was younger.

Wicker is a hardened sceptic, his disbelief strong enough to actually impose itself on the world around him. Falk uses Wicker to weaken Scissor enough to get at the root of the problem. Witnessing his brother’s murder so young, Steven formed a powerful memory of him in some corner of his mind. This tiny copy of Alex grants Scissor an anchor in the real world. Through
intense negotiation, Falk is able to convince Steven to let his brother "die", resolving the crisis.

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                 TO THE GOODIES!

   The Graphic novel will be shipped with two differnet covers through Diamond Distributors. They have already Approved the shipping of  both covers in an equal 50/50 split! 100 page Original Graphic Novel

        Fire and brimstone cover                    End of Days cover

                   25 Pages of full color awesome per .pdf Chapter!

Bring Out your Dead .......FALK TEE SHIRT

The Grateful Dead Head Falk tee

The Falk University Tee!

Here is a Look at the Harlan Falk  " Confidential"  Litho Pack. 11x17 lithograph pack!

Here is the exclusive kickstarter print from Fan Favorite Khoi Pham !

The Devils Dealer Lithograph!
The Devils Dealer Lithograph!

The Sketchbook Lovers Package!

The Sketchbook lovers package
The Sketchbook lovers package

Zombie Head Vinyl Decal, and Zombie Keychain!

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                Why we need funding

 The following quote is by Renae De Liz, and is so succinctly put, we thought we would share it (we just plugged in our $ amount) with any one starting a Kickstarter, she did share this on facebook already, Thanks for the great advice Renae!

Upon first sight, $8,000 seems like a lot of money. However, Kickstarter campaigns are not straight donations and in reality a campaign costs a lot of time and money to fulfill rewards ordered and manage correspondance. So only part of the money asked for actually go towards creative production of the book.

Production costs- We are the entire creative team for the book, and if you break down what funding we'd get for the 90 pages of full production work we'd create, the rates break down to less than we would get paid elsewhere. I didn't even include funding for the time to adapt, letter, design, create promotional images, covers, pin ups, take care of the Kickstarter, or work on the sketchbook. In short; we are not becoming rich by any means with this campaign. Our only intent is to be able to work on this, and be able to survive through it!

Kickstarter/Amazon Fees - Roughly 8%-10% of final funding

Taxes - self employed rates apply

Production of books - These rates vary depending on amount ordered, but takes up a nice chunk of funds

Shipping & shipping supply - Another large chunk, depending on amount shipped

Buffer Amount - This should be included in ANY Kickstarter. This includes money aside for dropped pledges, lost books, refund requests, and any errors and miscalculations

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                    Shipping  Info

Shipping to the States $10

Shipping to Canada $20

Shipping overseas $30

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The first half of the book is complete. with colors from Nikos Koutsis and Mike Torris. They are the current color team on Erik Larsens Savage Dragon.

Our current dilemma,and/or Challenge is the completion of the coloring of the second half of the graphic novel. We are certain that with your support our goals can bet met. The Biggest challenge we currently face is time. Since we have a publisher , and diamond has solicited the Book for an august release. We have approximatley 44 pages that need to be colored, and 22 pages that are currently being penciled. this is a very feasible goal , that we canand will certainly attain with your support!

There should really be no setbacks once the campaign is funded. If anything does arise, we will be completley transparent on what is happening play by play. Of course our first priority is to make sure all of our supporters are happy, and share in our success

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