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An enchanted dagger, luchador demons, and a murder mystery that spans lifetimes.
An enchanted dagger, luchador demons, and a murder mystery that spans lifetimes.
135 backers pledged $4,121 to help bring this project to life.

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NEW BACKER BONUS! Everyone who pledges at $25 and higher will receive a set of 4 Karma Police Collectors Cards absolutely free! 

Karma Police is a 106-page graphic novel about the cycle of violence, as told through a whimsical prism of buddhist philosophy and luchador demons.

 Check out these amazingly beautiful covers by series artist Tony Gregori and SHUTTER artist Leila del Duca!

standard and variant cover mock-ups
standard and variant cover mock-ups

Originally published as a digital 4-issue mini-series by Comics Experience, Karma Police features Jack Allen, a young woman who has been recognized as the reincarnation of a Tibetan monastery’s holiest monk. Trained as a compassionate assassin, Jack soon discovers an enchanted dagger from her previous incarnation’s bloody past. She must resist using it, however, if she is to stop the violence surrounding her in the present.

Karma Police should appeal to readers of supernatural titles such as The Sixth Gun, Hellboy, and The Goon

Created by Chris Lewis, Tony Gregori, Jasen Smith, and Nic J. Shaw

INTERIOR ART

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WHY KICKSTARTER?

We've been working on this book for two years, and are absolutely positively itching to get it in your hands. You deserve nothing less! Doing a nice print run, however is quite spendy, so our goal is to raise funds by taking pre-orders for the book. Plus Kickstarter allows us to interact directly with you, our readers, and we kind of like being close to cool people. 

REWARDS

$1 – THANK YOU

Thanks for your support. Here's some good karma for your next life. You'll also get access to our backers-only updates, including never-before-seen artwork from the development phase of the book.

$10 – DIGITAL DIRECTOR’S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD

You're good to go in the next life with this dose of DIGITAL KARMA. This level entitles you to a DRM-free PDF of the entire story, including pinups, scripts, and character sketches, as well as a thank-you postcard signed by the creators and delivered to your door.

$17 - DIGITAL KARMA BUNDLE

Let's spread the karma to include PDFs of Karma Police, The Adversary, Mixmancer, Action Johnson, The Malediction of Maxwell Fitzsimmons, and Platform 24. You'll also receive a thank-you postcard signed by the creators of Karma Police and delivered to your door.

$25 – TRADE PAPERBACK

Be reborn with the printed version of KARMA POLICE. Featuring the entire 88-page story, pinups and character sketches. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

$35 – LEILA DEL DUCA VARIANT COVER

The KARMA POLICE trade paperback, featuring a stunning cover by SHUTTER artist Leila del Duca. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

$50 – REINCARNATION BUNDLE

Relive the previous works of writer Chris Lewis with this level. Includes the print versions of the 5-issue miniseries DRONES, the MIXMANCER one-shot, and KARMA POLICE. Also includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

$75 – TRADE PAPERBACK + ARTIST SKETCH

You will receive the KARMA POLICE trade paperback as well as THREE 3x5 signed wrastlin' demon luchador sketch by series artist Tony Gregori. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

3x5 demon luchador sketch by Tony Gregori
3x5 demon luchador sketch by Tony Gregori

$125 – BRIAN LEVEL ORIGINAL ART

You will receive the KARMA POLICE trade paperback as well as the original art from Brian Level's butter tea battle pinup. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

original art from Brian Level
original art from Brian Level

$125 – TONY GREGORI ORIGINAL ART (super standard)

You will receive inner peace in the form of the KARMA POLICE trade paperback and one page of standard interior art from the series. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

example - Karma Police original art (standard), by Tony Gregori
example - Karma Police original art (standard), by Tony Gregori

$125 – JASON COPLAND ORIGINAL ART

You will receive the KARMA POLICE trade paperback as well as the original art from Jason Copland's devilish pinup. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

original art from Jason Copland
original art from Jason Copland

$150 – TONY GREGORI COMMISSION

Ease your earthly suffering with the KARMA POLICE trade paperback and an 11 x 17 commission by series artist Tony Gregori. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

example - Tony Gregori commission
example - Tony Gregori commission

$175 – TONY GREGORI ORIGINAL ART (pretty premium)

You will receive inner-er peace in the form of the KARMA POLICE trade paperback and one page of premium interior art from the series. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

example - Karma Police original art (premium), by Tony Gregori
example - Karma Police original art (premium), by Tony Gregori

$400 – WHEEL OF LIFE

Tony drew some mind-bending wisdom in this double-page spread from KARMA POLICE. At this reward level you get the original artwork as well as the KARMA POLICE trade paperback. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

Karma Police original art (The Grove), by Tony Gregori
Karma Police original art (The Grove), by Tony Gregori

$1000 – BAD KARMA

Are you ready to channel your inner Shkreli? This reward level features a new 4-page KARMA POLICE story with you as the main character. You will die and be reborn within the realm known as the Grove, where you will battle all sorts of nasties. You will receive a unique printed edition of the story, which will never be released to the rest of the world if you so choose. This reward also includes the KARMA POLICE trade paperback, as well as the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

CREATIVE TEAM

Chris Lewis - writer
An Oregonian who lives in Germany with his wife and son, Chris is a member of the Comics Experience Creators Workshop, and founder of the self-publishing imprint Epigamics. His first mini-series, DRONES, was a critical hit with the NSA.

Tony Gregori - artist
Born in the swamps of South Florida, Tony now resides in the mountains of Western Montana, with his faithful pooch, Shula, and a plethora of interesting folks. He's been published through and worked with various companies, 215 Ink, IDW, Image, El Rey Network, and more. He also teaches literacy through comics to kids with learning disabilities, and has been a courtroom sketch artist for the local Fox affiliate.

Jasen Smith - colorist
Jasen moved to Arizona and started out as a freelance graphic designer until he expanded and became a full-time colorist in 2013. Since then he has worked with the biggest publishers in in the U.S., including Top Cow, Aspen Comics, DC Comics, Image and more.

Nic J. Shaw - letterer
Nic is a comic book letterer and graphic designer; he's collaborated with Image, IDW, Black Mask, ComixTribe, and a slew of self publishers. He believes in love at first site, that coffee isn't just for closers, and that the earth is flat. You can find him dodging land-sharks and wallabies in Western Sydney, Australia.

Risks and challenges

All 4 issues of Karma Police are completed. Heck, the first two are already on Comixology. And as I've already successfully kickstarted two other projects, I kind of know how this goes. As soon as the campaign ends I will send out the digital books. By then the files will already be at the printer, so you won't have to wait too long to receive the physical copies. I cannot see any unexpected obstacles, but if any of you can come up with one, please let me know and I will seek to sooth your soul. Thank you!

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    DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD - You're good to go in the next life with this dose of DIGITAL KARMA. This level entitles you to a DRM-free PDF of the entire story, including pinups, scripts, and character sketches, as well as a thank-you postcard signed by the creators and delivered to your door.

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    DIGITAL KARMA BUNDLE - Let's spread the karma to include PDFs of Karma Police, The Adversary, Mixmancer, Action Johnson, The Malediction of Maxwell Fitzsimmons, and Platform 24. You'll also receive a thank-you postcard signed by the creators of Karma Police and delivered to your door.

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    LEILA DEL DUCA VARIANT COVER - The KARMA POLICE trade paperback, featuring a stunning cover by SHUTTER artist Leila del Duca. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    REINCARNATION BUNDLE - Relive the previous works of writer Chris Lewis with this level. Includes the 5-issue miniseries DRONES, the MIXMANCER one-shot, and KARMA POLICE. Also includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    TRADE PAPERBACK + ARTIST SKETCH - You will receive the KARMA POLICE trade paperback as well as THREE 3x5 signed wrastlin' demon luchador sketches by series artist Tony Gregori! Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    BRIAN LEVEL ORIGINAL ART - You will receive the KARMA POLICE trade paperback as well as the original art from Brian Level's butter tea battle pinup. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    TONY GREGORI ORIGINAL ART (super standard) - You will receive inner peace in the form of the KARMA POLICE trade paperback and one page of standard interior art from the series (see example to the left under "standard interior art"). Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    JASON COPLAND ORIGINAL ART - You will receive the KARMA POLICE trade paperback as well as the original art from Jason Copland's devilish pinup. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    TONY GREGORI COMMISSION - Ease your earthly suffering with the KARMA POLICE trade paperback and an 11 x 17 commission by series artist Tony Gregori. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    TONY GREGORI ORIGINAL ART (pretty premium) - You will receive inner-er peace in the form of the KARMA POLICE trade paperback and one page of premium interior art from the series (see example to the left under "premium interior art"). Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    WHEEL OF LIFE - Tony Gregori drew some mind-bending wisdom in this double-page spread from KARMA POLICE. At this reward level you get the original artwork as well as the KARMA POLICE trade paperback. Includes the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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    BAD KARMA - Are you ready to channel your inner Shkreli? This reward level features a new 4-page KARMA POLICE story with you as the main character. You will die and be reborn within the realm known as the Grove, where you will battle all sorts of nasties. You will receive a unique printed edition of the story, which will never be released to the rest of the world if you so choose. This reward also includes the KARMA POLICE trade paperback, as well as the DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT + SIGNED POSTCARD.

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