A Samurai action thriller/ love story, thats a cross between LONE WOLF AND CUB, and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS!
A 96 page graphic novel Written, Pencilled, Inked and colored by Tony Harris. The $10,000.00 to be raised is for a page rate to produce all the art, cover production costs, and keep my children in PB&J samiches!!! The publisher is Desperado/IDW and it will be serialized in their new, NOT YET ANNOUNCED ANTHOLOGY!!!.
consider this: Kickstarter takes a percentage of all monies recieved. They also charge for all the credit card processing fees. The money goal set here reflects those things, my page rate for penciling, inking and coloring 96 pages of art, which is a Herculean task to be sure. Then there are administration fees for publishing, and promotional items to be generated and paid for. This project will likely be taken to , IDW, and they will handle printing, and distribution, and a certain amount of advertising costs ( which can be MASSIVE). These are all big reasons why I decided to post ROUNDEYE: AFor Love here on Kickstarter. To reach as large an audience as possible. And the salary/page rate mentioned will likely be over 1-2 years, which doesn't amount to a whole lot. But this is the ONLY way to produce an extremely high quality product that will be competitive in the Comics market. I sincerely hope this makes everything I am trying to achieve here totally transparent. Cheers!
A mysterious , hulking white man known only as ROUNDEYE stumbles out of the jungle, and into the arms of a woman(Tulip) who is forbidden to all who know her. She is the wife of Roundeyes soon to be Master, Yoshitsuni, a fierce Samurai, who controls the region with an Iron fist and little mercy. Their cursed love affair produces a child that damns them both to fates they can't possibly imagine, ripping them apart and flinging their helpless souls to the farthest corners of the planet.
ROUNDEYE is left for dead, and his Tulip banished to a Brothel by her vengeful husband.
Yoshi, praying in his temple is approached by a Shinto underworld demon who offers him "SIGHT". An ability to "see" his opponents every move in battle before they make it, transforming Yoshi into an invincible and horrible man. His price? He must blind himself in return for the Dragons Claw, which contains it's eye, protected inside it's balled up fist. Yoshi, blinded, and able to see clearer than ever before amasses a blind Army of Samurai that ride the land wielding the Dragons Claw as their standard, unstoppable, and terrible.
ROUNDEYE is found by a retired swordsmith on the verge of death and nurses the Hulk back to health at the cost of his arm, which the Smith has replaced with an artificial limb. He gifts ROUNDEYE the last sword he created before retiring, and sends ROUNDEYE on a path to regain a love lost, twisting and turning on a blood-soaked road to the ultimate battle against Yoshitsunis unstoppable army, with the hope of reuniting with his Tulip.
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PLEDGE $50 OR MORE PLEDGE $50 OR MORE These new rewards are at the request of a lotta folks! Here ya go! When you pledge $50.00, you get your name printed in the book! You get the OUT OF PRINT Desperado Primer, featuring the first, and ONLY appearance of ROUNDEYE! This story is featured here on this site in full color, but unlettered. So not only will you be able to read the story, Tony will provide a head sketch of ROUNDEYE on a blank trading card made of Bristol board, and signed, as well as signing the comic! These are very limited to 200 copies, so act fast!
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PLEDGE $100 OR MORE PLEDGE $100 OR MORE When you pledge $100, you will recieve the Desperado Primer featuring ROUNDEYES first and only appearance with a headt sketch card all signed by Tony, and a limited edition print of the widescreen Illustration featuring ROUNDEYE battling a horde of blind Samurai! Its also our main project image here! ONLY 30 OF THESE!!
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PLEDGE $400 OR MORE PLEDGE $400 OR MORE The first 50 copies will be signed by me, with a personalized sketch on the signature plate of the ROUNDEYE character of YOUR CHOOSING!!!
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PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE RETAILER INCENTIVE!!!! For ---ONE TIME ONLY---- One reatailer who donates $1000,I will do a book release signing party at YOUR STORE!!!. You will have the book before anyone in the country!
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PLEDGE $2,000 OR MORE PLEDGE $2,000 OR MORE OKAY!!!! So !! WE, got chumped by our Northernly cousins, The Canucks!!!! The $1000.00 donation for the First store signing ( they get ROUNDEYE: For Love before the ENTIRE world) went sooooooo quick, I decided to give my home field another shot at the second appearance, worldwide for the release of ROUNDEYE: For Love. I know, I know, yer saying," Hey! The price went up!" Yep, cause the first price for that reward was a steal. So !! ATL/Eric Layton/Beth!!!, and everybody else!! You wanna see ROUNDEYE: For Love get published? You want me to come to your Comic Shop? You want me to hang out all day, and night signing the book? then hang out with whoever wants to, and drink the night away? And laugh at everyone else who hasn't read ROUNDEYE: For Love???? I know you do! BID!!!!!! BID!!!!! BID!!!!!! And I will come.....Please, all my studio-mates, no creepy ass jokes about this post on message boards. this is a Family Show.
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PLEDGE $3,000 OR MORE PLEDGE $3,000 OR MORE Okay!! 2 MAJOR rewards gone super-quick! Looks like I might be doing a tour, if i don't watch it! So, I am gonna ad 2 MORE!!!!! 2 more stops onthe ROUNDEYE: For Love Tour. BUT!! These are limeted to the SOUTHEAST/WESTCOAST. i am located in GA, so One of the stops is already in the southeast, so these 2, will have to be there as well. At the most anywhere between Georgia, and New York. Bring me to your Shop!! will be at your disposal, for a store signing, free sketches, and general chatter, and hangingoutitude! Thats 4 stops. So I MIGHT consider ONE LAST, and 5th stop after this, but it will have to be worth it. Being a family man, and prolific illustrator, travelling is a hinderance to creating. you get it, right? good luck!!
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