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Trained Medic is a violent, cryptic, psychological action thriller about a man searching for his past in a chaotic riot
Trained Medic is a violent, cryptic, psychological action thriller about a man searching for his past in a chaotic riot
129 backers pledged £3,430 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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With 36 hours to spare we've reached our second stretch goal!

Thank you so much!

This means everyone who has pledged so far, will receive a PDF of Trained Medic Part 2 when it comes out and for all you mega generous backers, who backed over £50, will receive our brand new reward Protection.

Also everyone who's gone for the riot police or upwards will  receive an exclusive signed A4 print of one of the splash pages, with a special thank you message on the back! Sweet!

Think about it, if you go for one of our £50 rewards, you'll get the comic, signed bagged and boarded, a t-shirt, a signed A4 print, a phone cover, your name in the contributor page, a digital copy of the comic and desktop screen savers and either a laser etched baseball bat, glicee print or bound and boxed Trained Medic script.... oh and a pdf of Trained Medic part 2 when its finished.

About 'Trained Medic'

The story

A lone Paramedic wakes up in a wrecked ambulance on a deserted road outside a small English town, with absolutely no idea how he got there. In the distance a savage riot is raging out of control, he gets one last cry for help on his radio before he's attacked... 

Trained medic follows our protagonist on a journey through the madness as he struggles with memory loss and his distorted sense of reality. The stakes could not be higher in this violent psychological action thriller!

The Team

Charlie (Left) Chris (Right)
Charlie (Left) Chris (Right)

Charlie and Chris, now part of Dead Canary Comics, cut their teeth in the creative industry, Charlie working as a storyboard artist, illustrator and designer and Chris in TV, film and advertising production. 

What your pledge means

Firstly it'll mean you'll get some awesome rewards, which get better and better the more you wish to pledge and secondly it means you'll make Trained Medic a reality. 

If you like what you've seen and heard so far, please check out what rewards are on offer below and thank you very much for your support!

The Loot!

The T-shirt featured in all the rewards from Dirty Cop onwards

(This is a mock-up of what the t-shirt will look like, not to worry though, the design has been confirmed by the printer, this is how it'll turn out)
(This is a mock-up of what the t-shirt will look like, not to worry though, the design has been confirmed by the printer, this is how it'll turn out)

Feast your eyes on some these splash pages! To be reproduced as high quality Glicee prints, found in the Looter, Fanatic, Maniac and Medic rewards. Remember there's a rat in every splash!

From the Trained Medic Viral Shoot- The Medic Costume featured in the Fanatic reward

Bloody plasters not included- sorry.
Bloody plasters not included- sorry.
Some of the photos from the shoot
Some of the photos from the shoot

Some of the pencil's Charlie is giving away as part of the Wanted, Maniac and Medic rewards

Where the money goes

The money from your generous pledges will go towards covering the cost of printing the comic, (29 pages of balls to the wall action in black and white wrapped in a killer colour cover), buying an IBAN number so we we can sell it in retailers worldwide and covering the cost of producing the rewards and shipping them to you. 

Anything over our target will go towards funding a second edition of Trained medic and future comic book projects.

Last Words

Trained Medic was a labour of love and we hope the passion and effort we've put into all of this will be something you'll really enjoy. If you're interested in seeing how we've worked together on this check out the article 'Behind the Pen and Paper: The Anatomy of a Trained Medic Page' 

If you have any questions about the project or the rewards, we'd love to hear form you! 

Thank you! 

Charlie and Chris.

We need to thank

Although Trained Medic is something that Chris and I have been working on together, over the last year we have collaborated with many others, to help make it a product worthy of your support, so without further a do we'd both like to thank and acknowledge these lovely people.

Kelly MItchell (Director of both our Kickstarter video and anonymous video) - kellmitchell.com

Matt Fitch fellow DCC member and now our letterer and designer of our awesome title.

Mark Lewis fellow DCC member

Paul Forse- DCC blog master

Anna Sheldrick- DCC writer 

Leo Williams, Andrew Karkoulias, Louise Hinton, Kajsa Soderlund, Paddy Clarkson, Leigh Alner, Steve@ThreeFourSnap, Colin Graham, Ezra Bristow, Alec Hill, Gemma Kelson, Lucy Alper, Jason Peakcock, Dan Bennett, Luke Colson, Danny Edwards, Ivo Sousa, Poss Kondeatis, Fall on Your Sword, Pure Sound, Absolute Post, The Mill

Risks and challenges

Although we have finalised most of the logistics for the production of the various rewards already, there are still things that could go wrong, when we put the wheels into motion.
We're aiming to get everything sent out by the end of February, although, if there is a problem we will keep you updated.

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    'Officer'- Along with the 'Thug' pack, a high resolution pdf of Trained Medic, plus the kickstarter exclusive media pack, including limited edition desktop art, Trained Medic viral and behind the scenes material.

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    'Riot Police'- The 'Officer' pack, plus a signed copy of Trained Medic, bagged and boarded, with your name printed on our contributor page

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    'Dirty Cop'- The 'Riot Police' pack, plus a Kickstarter reward exclusive, Trained Medic t-shirt, featuring a full frontal print of one of the epic splash pages.
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    Protection- The 'Riot Police' pack, plus an exclusive limited edition iphone or Samsung Galaxy case featuring Trained Medic artwork- since we've reached our first stretch goal you'll also get an A4 size print from the pages of Trained Medic!

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    'Looter'- The 'Dirty Cop' pack, plus a limited edition, signed and number, Glicee print of one of the epic splash pages.
    Size- 29.7 X 42 cm

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    'Dangerous'- The Dirty Cop pack plus a boxed and signed copy of the Trained Medic script

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    'Animal'- The 'Dirty Cop' pack plus a baseball bat, signed and laser etched with the Trained medic logo.

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    'Wanted'- The 'Dirty Cop' pack plus unique original pencil artwork by Trained Medic artist Charlie Hodgson

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    'Fanatic'- The 'Dangerous', 'Looter' and 'Wanted' packs plus the costume and original baseball bat from the Trained Medic Viral video shoot.

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    'Maniac'- All six of the limited edition Glicee prints of the Splash pages.
    -An original pencil page from the comic
    -A signed copy of the script
    -A special thanks printed on the contributor's page
    -A signed copy of Trained Medic

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    'Medic'- YOU GET EVERYTHING! (except the costume from the shoot, if someone has pledged for the fanatic pack)
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    - A character in issue 2
    -The original page, once it's been drawn
    -The concept art of your character

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