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Soft Cover, 6.5x10.25 (standard western comic size), 90+ pages, full color, audio provided via download code.

Column: Volume 1 is the already completed (but not yet printed) first installment in a series of brand new graphic novels that features a unique audio component including character audio logs and original music! (If you want to skip the description and just jump to a demo of the product, click here!)

The Helcat on the prowl. (More specifically, on the cover of Column: Volume 1.)
The Helcat on the prowl. (More specifically, on the cover of Column: Volume 1.)

Column is the product of a multi-media approach to storytelling. On our team is the fantastic Ben Harvey as our lead artist, lettering and formatting is handled by experienced Thom Zahler and our layout pointman is Matt Dalton.

We went out of our way to make Column a high quality story geared for ages 16+!
We went out of our way to make Column a high quality story geared for ages 16+!

For our audio component, we got the best voice actors in the business to play our diverse cast of unique characters. In addition to original music by Mike Moore, our full color graphic novel will include character audio logs (transcripts will be included for the hearing-impaired). 

Our Talented Cast Includes: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian, Cherami Leigh, Alexis Tipton, Joel McDonald, Austin Tindle
Our Talented Cast Includes: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian, Cherami Leigh, Alexis Tipton, Joel McDonald, Austin Tindle

Column's story follows the crew of the Helcat, a US Army M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, in their adventure across the world fighting against the Meta-National Transitory Pact. It is a lighthearted combat series with plenty of comedy and loads of action! As you may have guessed, it's World War 3, but with a bit of a twist. And no, it's not zombies...

Meet LT Hunter.
Meet LT Hunter.

The Metas have developed a top secret technology only known as "The Disruptor". It's unknown how this weapon works, but it's effects are well known. Advanced GPS, satellite guided weapons, long range radar and radios --- all rendered useless, the Disruptor interfering with all forms of over-the-air signals. 

Volumes 1 & 2 of Column take place in North America.
Volumes 1 & 2 of Column take place in North America.

Without the massive advantage of automated weapons like UAVs and long range technologies like GPS guided cruise missiles, the US and her allies were at an extreme disadvantage once war broke out. In 2026, the Metas made landfall in North America and the war seemed to be going the Meta's direction for 3 years. But the tide is turning...

Milly and her friend Siggy.
Milly and her friend Siggy.

This is where our story picks up. It's 2029 and the Allies are on the counter-attack. The men and women of the Army's 10th Special Missions Unit have been assigned the harrowing task of tracking down the Disruptor Device on land and eliminate it at all costs.

Meet Jack and Hatch.
Meet Jack and Hatch.

Jack and Hatch are two civilian volunteers of the Civil Defense Corps. The war, has come to them. Will they survive their unexpected combat tour? How will they fare fighting alongside the Ladies of the 2nd Platoon of the 10th SMU? Guess you'll have to read to find out!

Cara chucking a frag.
Cara chucking a frag.

Installments of Column (including Volume 1) will include both a full color graphic novel and a unique audio component. Column: Volume 1 is 91 pages of content along with 6 character audio logs and original music!

The Helcat.
The Helcat.

The printing dimension are 6.625x10.25 in, or standard comic size. The audio will be provided via DropCards, with one inserted into each copy of the book! Also, a digital download version of the graphic novel will also come with each purchase of Column: Volume 1. All digital content will be provided through the DropCard service. We strive to make this not only unique, but easily one of, if not the best value graphic novel purchase on the market.

The crew in action!
The crew in action!

Interested in knowing what to expect from the audio content? We would like to direct you to the characters pages of our website! There, you can hear weblogs by our characters to introduce you to them.

Lexi Propaganda Pinup by Nathan Szerdy
Lexi Propaganda Pinup by Nathan Szerdy

 In addition to the physical print and digital package of the graphic novel, we will make various full color posters available! Above is an example of one of our pinups by Nathan Szerdy. These and original character art by our main artist, Ben Harvey, will be available for selection.

 Still not convinced? Head to the contact page on our website and sign up for our newsletter. (We promise not to spam you.) Doing so will get you a free copy of the Column: Free PREVIEW including some audio so you have an idea of what you'll be getting in the final package. Or you can download it from ComixCentral! We even won a comic of the week award!

Look, ma! We won an award!
Look, ma! We won an award!

 Here are the posters (so far)! Please specify which you'd like with your order.

CHECK OUT OUR HOT PINK REWARD TIER!!! @HPComiCollages
CHECK OUT OUR HOT PINK REWARD TIER!!! @HPComiCollages

NEW REWARD TIER!!! Exclusive Column: Vol. Collage provided by Hot Pink Geek herself! Check out the Hot Pink Tier for more info!

   

Stretch Goals!

11,000 - A Column bookmark with every order (where things are shipped).

12,500 - Milly Propaganda Pinup option now unlocked!

15,000 - Hunter Propaganda Pinup option now unlocked!

Risks and challenges

We have waited until we were fully finished Column: Volume 1 and ready to print (minus the thank-yous page) before starting the Kickstarter. The audio, pages and posters are all ready to go. The only risks we see is if for some reason the cost of printing skyrockets above our quotes and estimates (some sort of major industry disaster), although we find that rather unlikely.

We are new to this, so fulfillment will be a hard fought battle, and although we expect to make some amature mistakes, we don't plan on letting any customers down with their order!

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    Hot Pink Backer Package!

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    Ben's Special Package

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    THE FINAL PACKAGE

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