Steele Vs is a "Mountie versus Monsters" comic book named after main character, Sam Steele, who was a real-life Mountie and one awesome dude. The comic follows his role in the Yukon Gold Rush, both historic and legendary.
The purpose of this campaign is to fund the creation of the latest issue in the series! There are currently 2 issues; Steele #0 Vs The Ghost Walker and Steele #1 Vs Dead Horse Trail. The next adventure, Steele #2 Vs The Corpse Miner, is upping the monster-ante with a horde of zombie miners and the one controlling them. Check out the first 3 pages below!
Scott Schmidt - Writer/Creator Scott has been writing and creating comics for eight years. His stories have been published by 215Ink, 8th Wonder Press and Ink and Drink Comics. His work is heavily influenced by pulp, westerns and history. He digs retro games, good beer and TMNT. Follow his work on Facebook.
Slobodan Jovanovic - Illustrator/Cover Slobodan is a comic artist from Sabac, Serbia. After graduating from the School of Applied Arts he started actively working in the comic industry. Some of his work includes: Steele Vs, Cursed Knight (Ukleti Vitez), Unfashioned Creatures, and Future Primitive. He also works in animation, currently on the animated horror movie, Malevolent. He loves challenging himself through his art and is almost never satisfied with his finished art, always trying to better his previous work and upgrade his style. For a better look into Slobodan's art check out his Deviant Art.
K Michael Russell - Colorist KMR has been drawing for his entire life and has been working as a professional colorist since 2011. He has worked on titles such as GLITTERBOMB and HACK/SLASH for Image Comics, the Eisner and Harvey nominated IN THE DARK, JUDGE DREDD, and many other projects for publishers like Top Cow, Black Mask, & Alterna. He lives in Long Beach, Mississippi, with his wife of sixteen years. They have two cats. One is a jerk.
HdE - Letterer HdE has been lettering comics since 2010. Published work he's lettered includes the series 'Shahrazad', 'Legend of Oz: The Wicked West', 'Ursa Minor' and 'Serusis' for Big Dog Ink, and 'Salvagers' for Hound Comics. Other notable credits include lettering on the short stories 'Escape' and 'In Word And Deed' in IDW's hardcover edition of 'Transformers: Last Stand Of The Wreckers', a fan favourite series, as well as 'Heroic' for Zenith Comics, Ricardo Mo's 'Propeller', an online web project, and the popular UK small press title 'Lou Scannon'. Follow his blog here.
Steele #0 Vs The Ghost Walker Set in the waning months of Steele's frontier service, Sam faces one of his greatest challenges in tracking down the outlaw shaman known as "The Ghost Walker." 28 Pages. Full Color. Available in PDF/Print.
Steele #1 Vs Dead Horse Trail When a party of hikers is mauled to death on Dead Horse Trail, Steele is sent to investigate. While all signs say a bear attack, Sam grows skeptical as he tracks the killer through a blizzard. 28 Pages. Full Color. Available in PDF/Print.
Steele #2 Vs The Corpse Miner Steele heads deep underground in the dead of winter after he discovers an Aztec coin in the clutches of a dead man. 28 Pages. Full Color. Available in PDF/Print.
Bookmark & Beverage Coaster Essentials for comic book reading. Grab your beverage, grab your comic and keep the bookmark handy for when you're interrupted and have to do something that's not as good as reading comics.
Series Sketchbook Volume 2 The second installment of the Steele Vs sketchbook with loads of new artwork from some of my favorite artists, friends and collaborators. 14 Pages. B/W. Available in PDF.
Exclusive Art Prints Prints are available in two sizes: large (11" x 17") and small (6" x 10".) There are currently 4 prints to choose from with more to be added.
- Steele Vs The Great Horned Yeti by Ryan Cody (Doc Unknown) and Stefan Mrkonjic (Future Primitive.)
- Steele Vs The Corpse Miner by Dominic Black (Ex Oculis, Lovecraft eZine.)
- Steele Vs Dead Horse Trail by Marcus Muller (King of the Unknown.)
- Steele Vs The Frost Sirens by Brian Atkins (Family Graves.)
Pistol-Whip Press T-Shirt Rep the PWP in this black and white logo tee available in men and women's, sizes small to extra-large.
Savage Pulp #1 Six short stories from some of pulp's greatest genres, including western, horror, sword and sorcery and more! 40 Pages. B/W. Available in PDF/Print.
Savage Pulp #2The second installment of Savage Pulp features five brand new stories from war to sci-fi! 40 Pages. B/W. Available in PDF/Print.
Original Art Pages By the hand of Slobodan Jovanovic himself comes beautiful inked artwork from the Steele Vs series. 12" x 18". Limited to 2.
Become A Klondiker! Your face drawn into the "Steele Vs The Corpse Miner" adventure. Who knows, you might even survive!
Sam Steele Action Figure This custom figure from Dr. Bindy's Customs comes packed with action and accessories. Working sheath and holster and swap-able head. Limited to 1.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is the one facing most creators: the money. Creating isn't cheap and without crowdfunding, Steele Vs will have to be placed on hold until further notice.
The biggest risk I face as the creator is not getting the chance to recoup my start-up costs to bring the Kickstarter to life as well as being forced to leave the series stranded if the campaign fails.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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