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Part 2 of our 4-part horror, mystery mini-series. Imagine if David Lynch directed Animal Farm with monsters by Guillermo Del Toro.
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Fear. Violence. Mystery. Paranoia. War. Animals.

Frank's back, so you know the animals can't be far behind.

As you can see by the cover, things are looking up for our hero.
As you can see by the cover, things are looking up for our hero.

Frank At Home On The Farm tells the story of a man returning from war to find his family mysteriously missing from their farm. This sets in motion a series of events that claw and tear at Frank's mind, body, and soul.

Tormented by nightmares of the front line, the mysterious voices that plague him and disturbed by the townsfolk's lack of knowledge or interest in his family's whereabouts, Frank becomes more and more isolated on the farm as he tries to uncover where his parents have vanished to... all under the watchful eye of the farm's animals.

Clark gives good horse.
Clark gives good horse.

To catch you up on the story so far, when Frank Cross returned home following his service in World War 1, he expected to be greeted by his elated parents and younger brother. Instead he found their farm empty except for the animals. 

Frank is already damaged from his experiences at war when we meet him, carrying both physical and mental scars. As the story progresses we see more and more of the severe mental trauma, inner-turmoil and demons Frank has brought back from the trenches to the quiet English countryside.

It's all fun and games till a cow soldier crushes someone's head.
It's all fun and games till a cow soldier crushes someone's head.

Frank At Home On The Farm #2 is the 28-page second chapter of our beautifully illustrated four-part miniseries. 

Combining the isolationist horror of The Shining with the body-horror of David Cronenberg and Jacob's Ladder, the story twists and turns right the way to the end. With every flip of the page you'll find yourself pulled further into Frank's nightmare - imagine Guillermo Del Toro directing an adaption of Animal Farm.

Hunny, I'm home.
Hunny, I'm home.

In Issue 2, we find Frank deteriorating fast, both physically and mentally - his obsessions and post-traumatic stress taking its toll. He is continuing to search for his missing family but also becoming more and more distrusting of the world outside the farm as he makes discoveries that raise terrible questions about the fate of his parents and brother.

Frank flaunting numerous health and safety procedures here.
Frank flaunting numerous health and safety procedures here.

If you love psychological horror, terrifying creatures, a haunting atmosphere - or just flat out crazy happenings that make you doubt what you've just seen - then this book is for you.

And don't just take our word for it, here's what the reviewers are saying:

"#1 of this creepy rural horror tale is an unnerving affair whose mixture of tense, vulnerable art and displaced protagonist make for an effective debut." A Place To Hang Your Cape

"This comic is magnificent it's like an odd nightmare full of odd characters and well drawn scary shadows by Bint, so far the book reminds me of a period piece version of a mix up between Twin peaks and Jacobs Ladder." Graphic Vandalism

"The style and art is just gorgeous." Comic Art Festival Podcast

"The preview pages I read gave me, actual, literal nightmares." Comic Book Podcast

Yep, we have a wolf fight.
Yep, we have a wolf fight.

Set in an early 1920s England that's still recovering from the turmoil of the First World War - Frank At Home On The Farm revels in capturing the small historical details of the period. We also use the setting and the time period as a way to ramp up the confusion and feeling of isolation. The war resulted in decimated families and people relocating around the country - leading to less connected communities and an increased possibility for awful events to be set in motion - before anyone could notice.

With incredible art by up and coming superstar Clark Bint - Frank At Home On The Farm becomes more tense by the page as the mysteries pile up and things go from strange, to bizarre, to terrifyingly crazed.

Pig puddle party!
Pig puddle party!

As part of the 'Buy the Farm' tier we are giving you the chance to purchase some of Clark's stunning original art pages from FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM #2.

Below you can see the terrifying pages we have on offer! When selecting this tier please let us know which of the remaining pages you would like to receive.

Take your pick from any of these four beauties!
Take your pick from any of these four beauties!

We have been lucky enough to have three wonderfully-talented artists create pin-ups for Issue 2. 

Russell Mark Olson is an award-winning cartoonist responsible for the delightful Gateway City series among other equally gorgeous things.

Donna A. Black is a huge talent who recently delivered stunning work on The Soul of the Sea.

Edward Bentley has numerous projects under his belt including the soon to be released Vessels 3, all of which have benefited from his bold and beautiful style.

Check out the reward tiers to see how you can get your hands on these three masterpieces.

Some propaganda from Russell Mark Olson.
Some propaganda from Russell Mark Olson.
Some creepiness from Donna A. Black.
Some creepiness from Donna A. Black.
Some cuteness from Edward Bentley.
Some cuteness from Edward Bentley.

We spent a while thinking about what would be cool to offer our wonderful backers. 

What we've decided on is a collection of postcards showcasing some of our favourite black and white images from issues 1 and 2.

For every £500 we raise above the initial £2000 funding goal, our physical backers will receive a physical FRANK postcard. 

 UNLOCKED.

 IN PROGRESS.

So, who are the disturbed team taking you on this horrifying journey?

Jordan Thomas - the writer of this terrifying tale, Jordan has fled to Spain to hide out in the caves of Granada to avoid censure once people see the sick things his mind creates. He has also worked regularly as an editor for Mad Robot Comics, as well as contributing several stories to the Cadavers: World Gone to Hell Anthology that was a roaring success on Kickstarter last year.

Here he is doing some research.
Here he is doing some research.

Clark Bint - the artist behind this fable, he takes what Jordan thinks up and makes it even more upsetting and crazy. Clark works so hard and delivers such detail with every page that he has not  had time to shave since the project began. His regular trips out to photograph animals in Oxfordshire are also gaining him somewhat of a reputation. He previously delivered wonderful art for the Murder Most Mundane graphic novel.

Yeah... I'm not even sure what to say about this one...
Yeah... I'm not even sure what to say about this one...

Nicholas Stephen Paul - the man providing the lettering for this family adventure, Nic, also writes his own series Resurrection Men. He's bringing a whole new meaning to balloon animals.

In real life he has a torso, but imagine a world of disembodied letterer heads...
In real life he has a torso, but imagine a world of disembodied letterer heads...

Risks and challenges

The comic is complete apart from the sections that can't be finished until after the campaign, such as the backers page.

This means that the comic can go to the printers almost immediately upon being funded.

The aim is to have the book in your hands by the end of November.

We can't thank the people who support us enough, and we are excited to get this story out to you.

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    Frankly Digital: Digital Copy of Issue 2

    Get the complete 28-page second issue emailed to you in beautiful hi-res to enjoy on your device of choice.

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    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist - The Difficult Second Album'
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    Frankly Physical: Issue 2 Physical Copy

    Receive a physical copy of Issue 2 straight to your front door to touch, taste and smell.

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    Digital Catch-Up Bundle

    Catch-up on all the story so far with Issues 1 & 2 in digital form.

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    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist - The Difficult Second Album'
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    Physical Catch-Up Bundle

    Catch-up on all the story so far by grabbing the physical copies of Issues 1 & 2.

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    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 1 - Digital Copy
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    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist - The Difficult Second Album'
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    Black & White Spotted Cow Bundle

    Get the physical copy of Issue 1 + digital black & white variant editions of Issues 1 & 2 to study Clark's spectacular 'inks only' pages.

    Includes:
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Issue 2 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
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    Special Kickstarter Only Pin-Up Pack!

    As well as a physical copy of issue 2 receive LIMITED EDITION physical A4 pin-ups by superstar indie artists RUSSELL MARK OLSON, DONNA A. BLACK and EDWARD BENTLEY.

    Includes:
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Russell Mark Olson Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Donna A. Black Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Edward Bentley Limited Edition Pin-Up
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    The Big Bad Barn Box

    As well as all the previous great rewards receive two additional special LIMITED EDITION items - a Frank At Home On The Farm Tea Towel and Special Edition Issue 2 Bookmark.

    Includes:
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm Special Edition Tea Towel
    • Frank 2 Limited Edition Bookmark
    • Russell Mark Olson Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Donna A. Black Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Edward Bentley Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
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    The Proud Pig

    This is a cool one. As well as a bunch of other rewards from the previous tiers you will also receive an A5 ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH by artist Clark Bint of yourself with the farmyard animal of your choice (pig, cow, horse or sheep). This is limited to 8 and unique to Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Original A5 Clark Bint Pencil Sketch
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Issue 2 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Frank 2 Limited Edition Bookmark
    • Russell Mark Olson Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Donna A. Black Limited Edition Pin-Up
    • Edward Bentley Limited Edition Pin-Up
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    • Link to 'Frank's Farm Playlist - The Difficult Second Album'
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    The Proudest Pig

    This is an even cooler one. As well as a bunch of other rewards from the previous tiers you will also receive an A5 ORIGINAL INKED SKETCH by artist Clark Bint of yourself with the farmyard animal of your choice (pig, cow, horse or sheep). This is limited to 5 and unique to Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Original A5 Clark Bint Inked Sketch
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Issue 2 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Frank 2 Limited Edition Bookmark
    • Russell Mark Olson Limited Edition Pin-Up
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    Buy the Farm

    Get your hooves on a piece of stunning original art from Issue 2 of Frank At Home On The Farm. ONLY 4 AVAILABLE!

    Includes:
    • Full Page of Original Clark Bint Art from Issue 2
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Physical Copy
    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
    • Issue 1 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Issue 2 Special Kickstarter Only Black & White Digital Edition
    • Frank 2 Limited Edition Bookmark
    • Russell Mark Olson Limited Edition Pin-Up
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    Red Sky in the Morning Special Offer

    Special offer for the first 25 people to pledge for the physical copy of Issue 2.

    Includes:
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    • Frank At Home On The Farm: Issue 2 - Digital Copy
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