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An awesome all ages comic book following the Late family...a team of crimefighting Knights protecting the world from evil!
An awesome all ages comic book following the Late family...a team of crimefighting Knights protecting the world from evil!
92 backers pledged £879 to help bring this project to life.

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What you can expect

An all ages comic that has fun, adventure and a little history thrown in to set people's imaginations on fire.  The first story focuses on the Late children proving their mettle...showing their 'Steel' and that teamwork and having diverse skills make any job possible.  Future stories will cover areas such as bullying, schoolwork and all the modern issues kids experience, merged with exciting superhero themes to inspire kids to work hard and play harder.  

As for the comic itself, it's a colour 28 page book READY TO GO TO PRINT at one of the best comic printers here in the UK. Full to the brim of Matt's artwork, it will be printed on the very best comic paper stock so all those amazing images pop straight off the page onto your retinas! We want to distribute it far and wide through local comic shops, digital websites such as Comichaus App and Comixology, as well as both sides of the Atlantic pond as a physical comic.  As creators we are sooooo excited about this comic and what it represents as a way of getting children to read and enjoy comics. 

Rewards

Our main focus is definitely behind the comic which you will be able to get either digitally or as a physical copy. But you will be able to pledge for some extra goodies including:

  • Pin Up Art Prints
  • Original art from our pin up artists
  • Colouring art pages
  • Pin Badges
  • T-shirts
  • Unique sketches from the artist Matt Strott

What the comic looks like....

Matt Strott and I got talking following discussions on the Awesome Comics Podcast.  I'd seen a little of his work and thought it would look perfect for a developing story I'd been toying with (Late Knights of course!).  Matt sent over his portfolio and along with his very British style of characterisation, his sense of action and colouring was just the sort of thing that would make the story come to life.  So I sent him a few pages and I was blown away.

Below are a few sample pages:

 

 

Early Bird Incentives

All backers who pledge in the first 48 hours of the campaign will get an early bird exclusive pin badge of a Late Knight family member.  They will also get a pdf/jpg set of our brilliant pin ups so don't hang about and get pledging!

Art Print Pin Ups

We will also be offering pin ups done by guest artists Susie Gander (Perry Winkle), Chris Imber (The Last Sheriff, Operation Boom) and Matt Farrington. You will be able to get your hands on some of these exclusive and very cool art prints depending on what reward level you go for.  These are works in progress and we will exclusively reveal them on here when there are some great teaser images to show you!

The fabulous Susie Gander's Pin Up of Lady Casandra
The fabulous Susie Gander's Pin Up of Lady Casandra

Kids (or parents) Colouring Pages

One of the reward levels also includes two brilliant colouring pages for kids and parents to colour in with their own colour designs.  Keep an eye out on the Stretch Rewards for more news on colouring pages too.
A sample of one of the colouring pages
A sample of one of the colouring pages

Stretch Goals

We have some really cool stretch goals lined up for everyone which we'll start showing when we get a little nearer to them....

Target bonus: All physical comic backers will receive a Late Knight pin badge when we hit funding target!!

Stretch Goal 1 £700: Extra B&W colouring page for all physical comic backers!!  REACHED!!!!  All digital backers get a digital version too!

Stretch Goal 2 £900: Extra art print of the first version of Susie Gander's image of Lady Casandra Late!

Stretch Goal 3 £1000: ???????

Where the funds will be going...

All the funds we manage to raise will be going directly to printing the comics, art prints, t-shirts, stretch goals and paying artists.  It is important to us that you get the most for your money so all comics, prints and rewards will be of the highest quality available and hopefully leave a smile on your face.  As with all Kickstarter projects, a lot of the funds go towards the postage and packaging which will keep all your rewards nice and pretty!

Thanks for having a look!

We really appreciate you having a look at our campaign and hope it's something you and your kids want to read and get involved with.  Comics are a great way of reading together as well as on your own and we can't wait to see how the story unfolds in the next few issues (we know really...just trying to build up the suspense!!)  Cheers, Jon.

Risks and challenges

So pleased to tell you there are virtually no risks to this project. The artwork is done, the letters are done and the printer is primed and ready to roll!! Apart from a zombie apocalypse or a printing press mega virus, this book will be with you before our official release at Nottingham Comic Con on October 14th.

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    Digital Comics

    A digital version of Late Knights:A Sense of Steel in a PDF format. Read the awesome story on your phone, tablet or laptop.

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    Late Knights #1

    A physical print copy of the comic. Full colour and printed beautifully for all the family to read and share. Includes PDF version. Option to be signed.

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    Late Knights #1. Get colouring!

    The physical print of the comic as well as two black and white prints for the kids (and adults!) to colour in! Includes PDF version of the comic.

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    Late Knights #1. Art Prints

    The physical print of the comic, two black and white prints for the kids (and adults!) to colour in and 2 art prints from our guest artists.

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    Late Knights: The Agent Package

    You get all of the above plus an extra cool Late Knights T-shirt. Includes digital versions of all the pinups too!

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    Late Knights: Awesome Original Art

    You get the full Agent Package above plus one of only four exclusive original art sketches by the one and only marvellous Matt Strott. He will do a full A5 art marker sketch of any of the characters in the comic for you or a superhero character of your choice.

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    Late Knights #1. The Hardback

    The physical print of the comic and a totally one of a kind adapted A4 sized hardback of the comic signed by Jon. You also get two black and white prints for the kids (and adults!) to colour in and all art prints from our guest artists.

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    Late Knights: Imber Original Art

    You get the full Agent Package plus the original pencils of Chris Imber's Pin Up. This unique reward will look incredible framed on any comic lovers wall!

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Funding period

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