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Three artists, three unique visions, one hardcore anthology comic - Ugli Studios Presents: #2.
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Three Artists... Three Unique Visions... One Hardcore Comic Anthology 

Ugli Studios Presents #2 contains three stories from artists Jason Lenox, Brian Allen and Joseph Freistuhler. The anthology features a wrap around color cover, and has 38 interior color pages. Ugli Studios Presents #2 will be making its official release at the Baltimore Comic Con on September 7th and 8th, 2013. Contributors to this Kickstarter will have this in their hands before that!

BRIAN ALLEN - "THE COURIER" 

JOSEPH FREISTUHLER - "THIRTEEN" 

JASON LENOX - "THE PAINTED LADIES OF SAN QUENTIN"

LETTERING BY DAVE SHARPE (GREEN LANTERN, BATGIRL)

EDITED BY KEVIN TRUGLIO (CHEM 19)

The Stories

'The Painted Ladies of San Quentin,' by Jason Lenox

A violent western set in the backdrop of a dangerous Northern California town in 1850 as a land deal gone wrong turns the wheels of violence on the guilty and innocent alike and only one man is willing to stand up for what's right, Elijah Holman.

'The Courier,' by Brian Allen 

A dark but humorous story about a slave's final attempt to deliver a mysterious package to the heart of an alien ship, and to send the invading creatures back home for good.

'Thirteen,' by Joseph Freistuhler

When a serial killer clones himself repeatedly to create the ultimate killing machine he learns an important lesson about natural selection.

The Artists

Jason Lenox is an illustrator who specializes in pencil and india ink illustrations and sequential artwork. Jason has done pinup work for Viper Comics, The Aizan Demo Project, Wyrlwynd’s Kantara Comic and recently had a short story published in Gray Haven Publishing’s Dark Anthology. Jason has also done interior illustration for Total Party Kill Games.  He has also published two books under Ugli Studios; The Art of Jason Lenox Vol 1 and Ugli Studios Presents #1

Joseph Freistuhler is a freelance cartographer and illustrator. Joseph has several maps being published in the role-playing game industry. This will be his first story under the Ugli Studios label. 

Brian Allen is a freelance artist. Brian’s first graphic novel, The Ends, was voted Best Sci-Fi Webcomic of 2009 by TheDuck Webcomics and has been published as The Ends #1 and #2 by Ugli Studios.

Preview Page from "The Painted Ladies of San Quentin", By Jason Lenox
Preview Page from "The Painted Ladies of San Quentin", By Jason Lenox
Preview page from "The Courier", By Brian Allen
Preview page from "The Courier", By Brian Allen
Preview Page from "Thirteen", By Joseph Freistuhler
Preview Page from "Thirteen", By Joseph Freistuhler

About Ugli Studios

Ugli Studios was founded in 2011 by Jason Lenox and David Paul. Ugli Studios primary focus is on creator owned comics and has become a showcase for several emerging artists and creators. Ugli Studios' previous releases are Ugli Studios Present #1, The Art of Jason Lenox Vol 1, The Ends #1 and #2 and The Courier..

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Praise for Ugli Studios

“Ugli Studios dares to tell the stories the big guys refuse to because they're playing it safe!" - Don Everett Smith Jr., comic book writer and author. 

"Jason Lenox's art for Painted Ladies of San Quentin sets an eerie tone for a grim tale of murder in the Old West. His line work, page composition, and pacing allow readers to experience the horror of looking down the wrong end of the gun that points to boot hill."
-Vincent Ferrante, Creator/Writer of Witch Hunter and Publisher, Monarch Comics

"I loved Ugli Studios Presents #1.  Ugli Studios Presents #2 is three separate stories told in three unique styles which culminates in one killer anthology that would make even Quentin Tarantino proud."  - Brian Berg, CEO and co-founder of Total Party Kill Games 

"Jason Lenox has an incredible inking style and great layouts." -Erica Schultz, Writer/Co-Creator of M3, 2012 Winner for Best Comic
Book at The Burbank Int'l Film Festival

“The Painted Ladies of San Quentin” is a fantastic mix of history and
fantasy. The artwork is visually stunning and appeals to the eye. The
true history of San Quentin is represented with the outlaws,
scoundrels, and crocked politicians that put San Quentin on the map. I
give the graphic novel high marks for entertainment value alone.

Tommy Winfrey – San Quentin Prison News

Notes

*Another successful Kickstarter from Berg Management!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risks associated with this book is that something very unforeseen and tragic happens to one of us- rabid dog mauling, flame thrower accident, ink pen lacerations from a correction gon bad, radioactive poisoning etc. Basically we need about 6 weeks to wrap up "Painted Ladies of San Quentin" and get the coloring done for the book cover and put the files together for the printer. This project has been in some stage of production since Winter 2012, so we are realistically about 90% done at this point already. The other stories- "Thirteen" and "The Courier" are all 100% complete as of May 1st, 2013.

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