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Help fund the continuation of “Nowhere Man”, our critically acclaimed, indie, graphic novel series.
Help fund the continuation of “Nowhere Man”, our critically acclaimed, indie, graphic novel series.
55 backers pledged $3,174 to help bring this project to life.

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 More than six months have passed. Being the only person who fully knows what happened that day, Detective Rose Yancey now carries dark secrets of her own. Zade is about to take control once more and things are really going to get Jacked Up!

"Jacked Up" is volume two in Forward Comix’s "Nowhere Man”, a crime drama / sci-fi psychological thriller. The volume will be released starting this summer in three 7"x10" trade paperback books. Each book will be approximately 50 pages in full color!

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The goals for this campaign are simple:
1) Provide pre-order copies of the first book in the “Jacked Up” volume.
2) Fund the completion of books two and three in this volume. Some reward levels will allow you to pre-order and receive books two and three as soon as they are completed.

New to the series? No problem. There are reward levels that will allow you to get copies of “Nowhere Man: You Don’t Know Jack” books 1 - 3 from a new print run, plus the full "Jacked up" volume. You will be getting a total of SIX BOOKS!!

The series has had many highlights including nominations, 5 star reviews, featured in press and blogs.

Accolades for "Nowhere Man: You Don't Know Jack" books 1-3   
NOMINATED FOR THREE GLYPH COMICS AWARDS 2014
 
(Best Artist • Best Male Character • Best Cover)

WINNER FOR BEST MALE CHARACTER
GLYPH COMICS AWARDS 2014

NOMINATED FOR THE URBAN ACTION SHOWCASE
COMICS CREATOR AWARD 2013
& 2014
 
"a REALLY VISUALLY STRIKING comic book series." – Comic Book Resources

"looking for THE NEXT OBSESSION, say hello to Jack" – Games Fiends

"SOMETHING DIFFERENT in the world of Indie comics."  – Examiner.com

"...SO DEEP, you will need a shovel to dig your way out." – ComicsToRead.net

"SWEET AS HELL!!" – Canned Air Podcast

"a character that many of us can easily relate to." – Comic Box, NJ.com

Pick of the Week. "An amazing work of 'GRAPHIC MAGICRY'" – Book Case TV (Episode #309, starting at 25:43)


("Jacked Up" sample pages)

Early reviews for "Nowhere Man: Jacked Up" book one

Editor’s Pick. “One of those comic book series I want people to keep their eyes on, and not just for the gorgeous art. The story is DIVERSE, COMPLEX and UNEXPECTED, and yes the ART IS AMAZING.” – Ladies of the Round Table

"OMG!!! Great story, amazing art, badass characters!" – Canned Air Podcast

A GRIPPING TALE of obsession, love and loss. A hardcore read for anyone who loves stunning art and the darker side of a sci-fi conspiracy thriller. – Suzy Dias, 7 Robots

In a morass of "Everything is the same" Jerome Walford's brilliant comic, Nowhere Man is not only a beacon of hope but a refreshing breath of fresh air, as he manages to successfully craft a highly-readable, thoroughly engrossing, and completely entertaining tale by writing an actual story, and in this fashion, clearly proves that he is perhaps the most astonishingly capable and brilliant writer of his generation. – Robert J. Sodaro, Examiner.com

BONUS CONTENT:
"Jacked Up" book one will also feature art from multiple Glyph Comics Awards Winner and Eisner Award Nominee, N Steven Harris (Watson and Holmes, Ajala) and the amazingly talented, Caanan White (Uber, The Harlem Hellfighters).

$3,000 STRETCH GOAL
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(More goals to be added if the pace picks up.)

It is a modest minimum goal, but I'm really hoping to outperform it. A significant fund raise here will me dedicate more time to finishing and coloring the art for "Jacked Up" books two and three. A lot of the pages are highly detailed like the double page spread WIP shown below.

Risks and challenges

"Jacked Up" book one is done and ready for the printer. The artwork for books two and three is mostly done. A really successful campaign will allow me to take a little time off this summer, complete books two & three, and publish them sooner.

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    "Jacked Up" book one as ebook. Gifted via comixology, Amazon ebooks or iTunes Bookstore.

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    "Jacked Up" books 1 – 3 as ebooks. Gifted via comixology, Amazon ebooks or iTunes Bookstore.
    Receive book 1 July 2014, book 2 September 2014, book 3 November 2014

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    "Jacked Up" book one as printed book. High quality printed book with gloss cover.
    Receive July 2014

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    JACKED UP PRINT BOOKS BUNDLE. "Jacked Up" books 1 – 3 as printed books. High quality printed book with gloss cover.
    Receive book one July 2014, book two September 2014, book three November 2014

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    FULL EBOOK BUNDLE: "You Don’t Know Jack" books 1-3 ebooks. Get caught up on what happened in “Nowhere Man: You Don’t Know Jack”. Plus get "Jacked Up" books 1-3 as e-books. Gifted via comixology, Amazon ebooks or iTunes Bookstore.

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    FULL PRINT BOOKS BUNDLE: "You Don’t Know Jack" books 1-3 printed. Get caught up on what happened in “Nowhere Man: You Don’t Know Jack”. High quality printed book with gloss cover. Plus receive "Jacked Up" books 1-3. Receive book one July 2014, book two September 2014, book three November 2014.

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    PRODUCER BUNDLE: "You Don’t Know Jack" books 1-3 printed (can be swapped during the survey period if you already have these). "Jacked Up" books 1-3 (books two and three as they are completed). Plus producer credit in all "Jacked Up" books.

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    LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE: You Don’t Know Jack" books 1-3 printed (can be swapped during the survey period if you already have these). "Jacked Up" books 1-3 WITH DRAWN SKETCH COVERS (books two and three as they are completed). Plus producer credit in all "Jacked Up" books.

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    GUEST STARRING YOU: Receive producer bundle plus get featured in double-page scene with a speaking role in "Jacked Up" book two OR three.

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