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$1,907
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100
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 11 2019 6:12 AM UTC +00:00.

About

“Mitch Hammer fills that Kurt Russell-Big Trouble in Little China-grand-80s-Action-Comedy-Cheese hole in your heart! Do your eyeballs a favor and pick it up immediately if not sooner!” -Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Archer & Armstrong, Eat Fighter)

MITCH HAMMER is a 3-issue mini-series about mustaches, monsters, and the militant wing of the National Blood Clot Association. Written by Chris Lewis,  drawn by Fernando Pinto, colored by Kurt Michel Russell, and lettered by Marco Della Verde, this over-the-top comedy was inspired by 80s action flicks and the greatest comic book of all time – Nextwave.  

After crushing the first Kickstarter campaigns for issues 1-2, we are back to show you how it all ends! (Trust me, it’s with a bang.) 

We are coming to Kickstarter to raise money for the production costs of issue #3. Clocking in at 24 pages and a whopping XXL 7.5 x 11 format - WAY BIGGER THAN YOUR STANDARD U.S. COMIC SIZE - issue #3 rounds out the story of our lovable lug of a construction worker. As with the first two campaigns, we’ve got digital books that are easy on the wallet, as well as extra goodies that come along with the print version. So have a look at what we have on offer, and please consider joining us for a final trip into the world of Mitch. 

Mitch Hammer is a construction worker on-site at the local community college, who finds himself squaring off against C.L.O.T., the militant wing of the National Blood Clot Association. To quickly bring you up to speed (spoiler alert), Mitch was at ground zero of a science-gone-wrong ‘splosion, where got a backhoe bucket arm…

  Then he met a professor turned caterpillar, er, manerpillar… 

 Punched some living blod clots…

 Thought about his life choices...

 Dug some tunnels…

 And ran into a giant pupa. 

Do you want to see what’s inside that vile sack? Then maybe the cover will offer you a clue! 


As you might have noticed in our first two issues, Mitch doesn’t like waiting around. Neither do we. That’s why we’re happy to say this oversized 24-page issue is 100% complete! We’ll be sending it to the printers as soon as the campaign ends, and your books will loudly announce their presence in your mailbox in a timely manner.

Until then here’s a taste of what you can expect inside: 

 And here's what people are saying about it: 

"Mitch Hammer is some strange, alluring combination of Silver Age antics and Coen brothers’ characters. I’d call it zany, but zany is a gross understatement for these idiosyncratic hijinks." - Adrian Wassel, Editor-in-Chief @ Vault Comics

“If you enjoy lip curling and an explosion of hammer puns, welcome home.” A Place To Hang Your Cape

“’Mitch Hammer’ #1 is a book where a man’s mullet and handle-bar mustache sail in the breeze while he stands between tendrils of smoke and flame lapping at his legs and threatens a mutant bug-man.” – Multiversity Comics

Over here at MITCH central we don’t do floppy. That’s why MITCH HAMMER #3, just like issues #1-2, is a BIG book. Here it is compared to a standard comic: 

A hefty book like this needs to be stable, which is why we are printing on heavy paper stock for both the cover and interior pages. 

And while these books can withstand tons of punishment, we want yours to be in pristine condition when it arrives. That's why we bag and board each issue, and ship using reinforced envelopes, for the absolute sturdiest of packages. 

All physical backers will receive this BIG A4-size poster from superstar Hus Ozkan. We've been lucky enough to feature Hus' artwork in every campaign, and he absolutely outdid himself this time! 

We're asking for $2000 to make this happen. That should just cover the costs of printing and shipping the books and other material to all our backers. Anything above and beyond our goal will go towards producing more great stuff for you to enjoy (extra posters, anyone?). Mitch won't make us rich, but he will make you happy. That's what this is all about.


Chris Lewis - writer
   An Oregonian who lives in Germany with his wife and son, Chris is the writer of DRONES (IDW), MIXMANCER, and KARMA POLICE (Vault). You can follow his anagrammed self over on Twitter @relicswish

Fernando Pinto - artist
   From Chile. Graduated The Joe Kubert school in '04 and since then has drawn a ton of Storyboards for commercials you haven't seen, a bunch of Indie comics you may or may not have read, and has taught a few hundred kids how to draw like them pros do. His mom thinks he's pretty cool. You can check him out at fernandopintoart.com

K. Michael Russell - colorist
   K Michael Russell has been working as a professional comic book color artist since 2011. His credits include the critically acclaimed series GLITTERBOMB, HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN, JUDGE DREDD, the Eisner and Harvey-nominated IN THE DARK: A HORROR ANTHOLOGY, and many other independent and small press projects. 

Marco Della Verde - letterer
   Marco has been writing and lettering comics since 1997. His work has been published by DC Comics, IDW, Image Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Comics Experience Publishing, AC Comics, Noise Press and many others. He's also an editor, and co-founder of Mokapop, an Italy based community of storytellers.

Dan Hill - editor
   Dan Hill has produced a number of comic book shorts for a number of projects, including the Eisner nominated 'To End All Wars' and wrote the WW2 set 'Go Home' from Alterna Comics. His editing credits include titles for MonkeyBrain/IDW, ComiXtribe and Black Mask Studios. Dan digs obscure historical facts, running, grimy movies from the 70s and punk rock. 

Risks and challenges

This is my 6th Kickstarter, so I can assure you I have a handle on how these things work. And as mentioned, this book is completely finished! All I have to do is send the files to the printer once I receive the funds, and we should be good to go. I'll keep you backers posted every step of the way.

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