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Evansville, IN Comics
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Sexcastle is an exciting beat 'em up comic about personal redemption in the style of 80s action movies.

Evansville, IN Comics
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"Kyle Starks takes his action movie fetish,goes public with it, and abuses the hell out of it with comic book punches, kicks, and speed lines."

Michel Fiffe, creator of Copra

"200 page graphic novel called "The best OGN of the year" by ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims."

Chris Sims, Comicsalliance

"Starks has made a book that should decidedly put him on the map as this book has every potential to be a mainstream hit, and it would be a shame if you let this book pass you by."

Matthew Meylikhov, Multiversity Comics

"This is a laugh-out-loud comic from a real rising talent."

Rich Barrett, Mental Floss

Have you ever thought, "Man, I wish there were more things like the movie Road House?" 

 Come on. Be honest. 

I did. 

 So I made a 200 page comic homage to the 80s Action Movie genre that has influenced me so as a creator. I wanted something fun, but violent, chock-full of awesome fights, over the top action and tough guy dialogue. I wanted to make something simultaneously bad-ass and hilarious. So I made Sexcastle.

Sexcastle is the story of Shane Sexcastle, former Worlds Greatest Hitman turned former Secret Service agent turned former convict.  Shane is recently out of jail seeking redemption for a life fueled by death and murder but sadly that journey has led him to a midwestern town under the rule of a petty despot. While he seeks a life of peace his old life relentlessly pulls him back in.

And it's awesome.

It's got it all: Fights, nunchucks, grenade launchers, romance, adult language, exotic animals, martial arts battles, gunfights, tough guy banter, explosions, monster trucks, 80s style gore, eye patches, emotional subtexts, an army of assassins, a small town war. It's. Got. It. All.

Here's the best part.   It's done.  I've written, drawn, inked, and toned every single page.  There's no doubt if you're ever going to get this book.  There's no doubt whether or not you'll see the book in the next calendar year.  I've spoken to my printer, and time has been scheduled.  All we have to do is get this thing funded and within a couple of months you'll be reading the best 80s action movie never made.  I repeat:  you don't have to worry about whether or not this creator will get you your project.  You won't have to worry about when.  

Oh yeah, and because it's done?  I won't need to send you a Backer Update Email every four weeks for the next calendar year.  I'll let you know when reward tiers are hit, I'll let you know when it's been funded.  I'll let you know when I got the books.  Maybe one more.  No matter what, those emails are done by June.

Let's bang this thing out, folks.  Let's put some happiness in your hands. 

Do you have any of those reward tiers?

You bet I do.

-$5,000 - everyone at $25 tier and higher gets a bookmark

-$6,000 - everyone at $25 tier and higher gets an Assassins Union sticker

-$7,000 - everyone at $25 and higher gets temporary tattoos.

here it is:

That tattoo is baller
That tattoo is baller

 -$8,000 Everyone at the $30 tier and higher gets a unique Assassins Union membership card. That's right, if we hit $8,000, I will make up a unique Assassin nickname for EVERY backer in this tier.

-$9,000 - I made $8,000 on my last Kickstarter so I want to have something special at this level.  I'm going to compile a new, full color minicomic, a compilation of all the loose comics I made in 2013 to present.  This includes my Parable comic that got nearly 1000 notes on tumblr, my Hard Times wrestling comic that appeared in Atomic Elbow magazine, and amongst others the very popular Special Agent Toddler In A Man's Body comics including some brand new, never seen before ones.  

Here are some examples of my black and white commissions:

Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan

 here are some others

my style of watercolor:

The Knight of Clouds Gets An Unwelcome Power Up  Watercolor on paper 5”x5”
The Knight of Clouds Gets An Unwelcome Power Up Watercolor on paper 5”x5”

and more watercolor commissions

SUPER KIND REVIEWS!

MULTIVERSiTY COMICS

"The book is clearly meticulously plotted, and its very apparent the further you get into it; by the time you get to the end you’ll be surprised at how much of the first act pay-off in the grand finale, which sports some of the most bombastic and wild moments in comics I’ve ever seen."

MENTAL FLOSS

"(SEXCASTLE) is a mashup of all the tropes you love from cheesy tough guy films, and filters them through the absurdist lens of comic book comedy."

COMICS THE BLOG PODCAST

"It’s a great comic with a good message from a creator we’re proud to support."

DEATH OF COMICS PODCAST

RHYMES WITH GEEK REVIEW

"Sex Castle is better than most actions movies you are going to see in the any theater right now. Sex Castle is better than most comics you are going to find on stands right now."

Risks and challenges

There are no risks. The book is DONE.

Let's make this happen.

I suppose something awful could happen with one of my vendors, or I could break my draw hand for commissions but otherwise. It's happening as soon as you kind, beautiful people help me make it happen.

Only an Act Of God can stop this.

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    RIP 'EM UP LEVEL
    Don't want to buy anything? Still want to help? For $2 I'll send you an awesome postcard. It's a sweet sweet image. It's art print quality. BOOM!

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    160 backers

    FIRST BLOOD LEVEL
    Get a DRM free PDF file of the entire Sexcastle book. No need to wait for pages loading or clicking. Super awesome digital comic stuff.

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    20 backers

    ABOVE THE LAW LEVEL
    You want all the pleasure of a PDF version of the book but also want something physical? I'll send you a postcard, bro!

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    152 backers

    BLOODSPORT LEVEL
    You get a signed copy of the book, and a postcard. What a sweet sweet deal.

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    67 backers

    COMMANDO LEVEL
    You get a signed copy of the book, a DRM free PDF and a postcard. What an even sweeter deal!

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    38 backers

    COBRA LEVEL
    You get a signed copy of the book, a DRM free PDF and a postcard and I will also sketch the bust of a character from the book on an inside cover of the book.

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    10 backers Limited (15 left of 25)

    TERMINATOR LEVEL You get a signed copy of the book, a DRM free PDF and a postcard and a digital commission of your choice. Yeah, okay, so you have to print it out yourself but I work almost totally digitally so I'm a bit more comfortable with it and tend to do a bit more work.

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    22 backers Limited (3 left of 25)

    DIRTY HARRY LEVEL
    You get a signed copy of the book, a DRM free PDF, a postcard and a 4x6 black and white commission of your choice. What? That's the bomb, son.

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    37 backers Limited (8 left of 45)

    DOUBLE IMPACT LEVEL
    You get a signed copy of the book, a DRM free PDF, a postcard and a copy of my previous Kickstarter book, THE LEGEND OF RICKY THUNDER. A 170 full color epic. THE COMBO OF COMBOS. I'll throw in the Legend of Ricky Thunder 2 minicomic.

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    1 backer

    RETAILER LEVEL
    Five copies of the book at retail for our dearly beloved comic shop and books stores who want to spread the love.

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    28 backers Limited (7 left of 35)

    DEATH WISH LEVEL
    You get a signed copy of the book, a DRM free PDF, a postcard and a watercolor commission of your choice. They are lush and adorable.

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Funding period

- (30 days)