BareBones: Nice Guys Finish Dead Issue #1
A brutal, supernatural, & dark revenge story. Does endless abuse take you on a noble path, or to exact revenge? Edwin chose the latter.
Music in video wrote and recorded by Mike Abiuso for BareBones.
What is BareBones: Nice Guys Finish Dead?
BareBones: Nice Guys Finish Dead is a dark series that follows our anti-hero Edwin "Bones" Shore. This first issue answers the question: If you had been bullied and victimized your whole life and all of a sudden have power; would you use that power to help people or get revenge on those who hurt you?
This story features intense situations, brutal violence and death, strong language, but also emotional depth and humor.
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Meet The Characters
Edwin "Bones" Shore: Edwin is a quiet, intelligent man who enjoys spending his time listening to music, dreaming, and being with his girlfriend Blair. Edwin wants to be accepted by everyone and have friends. His life gets turned upside down one night, and there is no telling how he will respond.
Blair Tibbons: Blair is highly intelligent and loves being with Edwin. When she is not with Edwin, she likes to read and listen to music. She is very observant and looks at the world with open eyes.
Jet: Jet is a self-proclaimed rockstar. He is the lead singer of Decrepit Cactus. Jet loves 80s hair metal and himself.
- Decrepit Cactus: Hard rock band out of Starlitt City. Some national supporting tours, but still waiting for their big break. Band is made up of vocalist Jet, Guitarists Ken and Mak, Bassist Nick, and drummer Timmy.
Bryton King: Bryton is in college on a football scholarship. His place in his fraternity means everything to him. Bryton likes to rough people up and show off. He has a pretty closed-minded view of the world.
- Bryton's Crew: Bryton's crew is made up of his frat brothers that follow his every word. The group is Bryton King, James Samuelson, Shawn Sark, and Zane Marksman.
This Kickstarter is to help us in funding the completion of our comic book, BareBones: Nice Guys Finish Dead issue #1 as a digital comic!
The short answer is money. We love this project but do not have the money to pay for all of the art. We came to Kickstarter to try and raise enough money to pay our awesome artist and for distribution. If successfully funded, your money goes to art, shipping, and to cover the percentage of Kickstarter fees.
Any prints and if we get to make physical copies of the comic will be printed by our friends with Ka-Blam Digital Printing!
If you would like to receive a physical copy of the comic please add the coordinating amount for your location to your pledge. See the amounts below.
European Union: $13
Example: Say you ordered the Digital Times pledge and you live in Canada you would do the following. $10+$8=$18 for your Pledge total. This would get you the whole Digital Times pledge tier plus a physical copy.
If you would like to add a print of one of our promos please add the following to your pledge.
USA: $12 (Per Print, you'll indicate what print in the survey after funding)
CA/MX: $15 (Per Print, you'll indicate what print in the survey after funding)
EU: $17 (Per Print, you'll indicate what print in the survey after funding)
$2200 the comic gets colors by Edward Bentley
$3000 The Blair Project mini will be made!
$3500 We can make a nice size print run of the book!
Who Are We?
Bryan Swann (Creator/Writer)
I have been writing in various ways my whole life. For the past almost 5 years I have been running an entertainment and feature site, Barebones Entertainment, where I interview bands, artists, and writers and do reviews. This is my first comic book, but I promise you I have put my whole heart into this book, and love the universe that I created.
Joseph Arnold (Artist)
Joseph is an incredible artist who we have recruited to work on this series with us. He graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art with a Bachelors in Media Arts and Animation. He is a former 82nd Airborne Paratrooper.
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Thank you for taking the time to look over our project. I hope you were intrigued by our book. Every pledge is greatly appreciated, and any shares are always welcomed!
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Risks and challenges
The biggest risk that we will face are any possible unforeseen delays (hospitalization, injury, etc.) with completing the remaining art and lettering, but we have given ourselves some space on the campaign to accommodate.
All of the script is completed and we even have the scripts done on the next 3 books in the series. We have some art done and our artist is ready to start on the other pages right away for this book. If we face any delays I will keep the backers updated with any information that I have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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