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The spirit of a private detective framed-for-murder goes on the run from paranormal cops to prove his innocence.
The spirit of a private detective framed-for-murder goes on the run from paranormal cops to prove his innocence.
182 backers pledged $7,092 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS & ADD-ONS

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Stretch Goal #1

If we hit $7000 -- Everyone at the $13 pledge level and above will receive a beautiful 8.5x11 print of THE PROJECTIONIST Cover signed by artists David Daza and David Cobos.
Stretch Goal #2
If we hit $8200 -- We will extend the 1st issue of THE PROJECTIONIST from its currently planned 22 full-color pages to 28 full-color pages.

Add-On #1
EXTRA COPY of THE PROJECTIONIST issue 1 -- Add $13 to your pledge (+ $15 for international shipping)

Add-On #1

17x22 GICLEE PRINT of your choice of the Ethan Plane Pin-up or the THE PROJECTIONIST Cover -- Add $100 to your pledge (+ $85 for international shipping)

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Hello, everyone. Thanks for stopping by! My name is Sam Midwood and I was born in a funeral parlor in Brooklyn. Now, let me tell you why we’re here…

I’ve written a mini-series called THE PROJECTIONIST and I need your help, your generosity of spirit, to breathe life into issue #1. That’s 24-pages of supernatural detectives, tough-as-nails cops, poltergeists, clairvoyants, goo-guns, and shadowy corporations. Oh! There’s also a dog named Ivan (after Ivan Reitman director of Ghostbusters) who... well… OK, I won’t spoil my favorite bit in the book for you. But, I will tell you a little more about...

THE PROJECTIONIST takes place in a world where ghosts exist and everyone knows it, in a society that polices its dead. Our central character is private detective Ethan Plane -- Ethan has the ability to ASTRAL PROJECT. While traveling outside of his body, Ethan is mistaken for a fugitive spirit and forced to go on the run from paranormal cops. If captured, Ethan will be doomed to suffer an eternity in some hellish afterlife.

WTF is ASTRAL PROJECTION?!

ASTRAL PROJECTION is the art of traveling outside of one's physical body. You've heard of people having out-of-body experiences? Astral projection is having an out-of-body experience, but, on purpose.

ETHAN PLANE Pin-Up
ETHAN PLANE Pin-Up

WTF is NECROPUNK?! 

NECROPUNK is the aesthetic. It is a world saturated in death. A society drunk on formaldehyde. The Dead are creeping into The Land of the Living and, little by little, eating it away. Buildings are decaying, subway tracks are rotting, the faint whiff of ether fills the air.

WITH THIS KICKSTARTER we will be producing the first 22-page issue of THE PROJECTIONIST six part mini-series in digital and print formats. The script is all ready for art, we've got a good price on a small but quality print-run, and we are beyond excited to get this first book out to you fine souls.

THE TEAM

DAVID DAZA (Pencils/Inks)
DAVID DAZA (Pencils/Inks)

Pencils & Inks -- David Daza. David is a machine. Aside from banging out 22-pages in under 48 hours for the Reddit 48-Hour Comic Challenge, David's credits include STAR WARS: The OLD REPUBLIC (Dark Horse), TRANSFORMERS (IDW Publishing),  and Buckaroo Banzai (Moonstone). Collaborating with David is pure joy. He knows what I'm looking for even before I do. I could not ask for a better artist to ride this ghost train with. Check him out right here.

MARTA MARTINEZ (Colors)
MARTA MARTINEZ (Colors)

Colors -- Marta Martinez. Marta is, pardon my French, a bad-ass. She has colored BATMAN, SUPERMAN, IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, WONDER WOMAN, WOLVERINE, ad infinitum.  Marta is a genius.You give Marta a couple of notes and she comes back with a masterpiece. She's also in a rock band.Check her out right here.

SAM MIDWOOD (Words)
SAM MIDWOOD (Words)

Words -- Sam Midwood. What can I say about Sam that hasn't already been said by Sam himself?! While Sam is no stranger to writing -- he wrote his first play when he was nineteen and produced it in big bad New York City -- this is his first, but most certainly not his last, comic book. He also LOVES to talk about himself in the third-person.

PAGE 2 of "THE PROJECTIONIST"
PAGE 2 of "THE PROJECTIONIST"

THE MONEY

Where does the money go? It goes primarily to the artists -- David and Marta. I don't take a penny. Each page costs roughly $220 to produce, which is relatively cheap considering the level of talent we have.The rest will go to cover the cost of a small print run, backer rewards, and shipping.

How to a make a pledge? Simply click the green BACK THIS PROJECT button. You will be asked to enter your pledge amount and select a reward tier. You will then go through the Amazon checkout process.

FAQ

What if I have other questions? See the KICKSTARTER Frequently Asked Questions right here.

Risks and challenges

Plenty! The world of indie comics is fraught with risks and challenges.
However, David, Marta, and I make a strong team.

I do print and color management for one of the biggest architectural firms in the known universe -- things go wrong all the time and it's my job to fix those things. David and Marta, besides being veterans of the comic book industry, are consummate professionals. Also... I think they might be vampires. Sometimes, I'll receive a page or email from them at 2 maybe 3 o'clock in the morning. So, one of the challenges here is that I might be working with vampires.

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    Give a buck get ETERNAL REST in the afterlife of YOUR choosing! ACT NOW and we'll also toss in our UNDYING gratitude!

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    PLEDGE $2 and you'll receive a digital wallpaper of the Ethan Plane pin-up PLUS eternal rest in the afterlife of your choosing.

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    PLEDGE $5 and you'll receive a digital copy of THE PROJECTIONIST issue #1 PLUS a digital wallpaper of the Ethan Plane pin-up PLUS eternal rest in the afterlife of your choosing.

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    PLEDGE $25 and you'll receive a beautiful 8.5x11 print of the ETHAN PLANE PIN-UP PLUS a printed copy of THE PROJECTIONIST issue #1 PLUS exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the comic PLUS the wallpaper PLUS eternal rest in the afterlife of your choosing.

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    PLEDGE $50 and you'll receive a digital copy of our CHARACTER SKETHBOOK filled with little notes and details about the world PLUS the 8.5x11 print of the Ethan Plane pin-up PLUS the printed copy of THE PROJECTIONIST issue #1 PLUS exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the comic PLUS the wallpaper PLUS eternal rest in the afterlife of your choosing.

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    RE-ANIMATOR PACK - Pledge $60 and you'll get ONE-YEAR'S access to MOVIESTORM 3D animation software with 39 content packs (that's half-off the regular price) PLUS everything above. Note: Licenses will be given once transactions clear.

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    PLEDGE $75 and you'll receive an ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH from THE PROJECTIONIST PLUS a digital copy of the Character Sketchbook PLUS the 8.5x11 print of the Ethan Plane pin-up PLUS the printed copy of THE PROJECTIONIST issue #1 PLUS exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the comic PLUS the wallpaper PLUS eternal rest in the afterlife of your choosing.

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    PLEDGE $100 and you'll receive a PRINTED COPY of OUR CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK filled with little notes and details about the world PLUS the 8.5x11 print of the Ethan Plane pin-up PLUS the printed copy of THE PROJECTIONIST issue #1 PLUS exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the comic PLUS the wallpaper PLUS eternal rest in the afterlife of your choosing.

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    PLEDGE $250 and you're IN the comic. Your likeness will be penciled, inked, and colored onto one of a slew of possible supporting characters. You might just find yourself as a member of the PARANORMAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY. PLUS everything above but the limited rewards.

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    PLEDGE $500 and David Daza and I will create for you your very own TWO-PAGE COMIC BOOK PLUS everything above but the limited rewards.

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    KING OF THE DEAD - Pledge $2500 and David Daza and I will create for you your very own TEN-PAGE COMIC BOOK...PLUS you'll get a signed 18x24 Single-Edition Giclee print of the David Cobos PROJECTIONIST COVER... PLUS everything above but the limited rewards.

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