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This project was successfully funded on August 12, 2011.

Under the city they clash, the man-eaters and the forgotten Keepers…

Chicago, IL Comics
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"A strong idea, delivered with energy and drive—a modern-day Chicago rife with Indian magic, ancient evil and kick-ass derelicts. If you like Jim Butcher's DRESDEN FILES, you should really check out UNDERNEATH." - Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City)

Synopsis:

The premise of Underneath is simple: Homeless people vs. trolls.

Under the city of Chicago a small group of homeless people have banded together to keep blood thirsty trolls for entering our world via an enchanted pool. The pool has always been, even before the Chicago became a city.

We spring forward to modern day Chicago and are introduced to the main character Terry, a young lawyer. Terry runs afoul of a group of trolls as he tries to cross a bridge at night. He is rescued by a surprisingly duo, Joe and Clarence, both homeless men he’s seen a hundred times by never really noticed. Terry is thrown head first into a shadow war going on under the streets of Chicago as a group of homeless people fight to keep the troll infestation in check.

At first not wanting to be involved at all, Terry quickly yearns for the danger involved with fighting trolls. Joe is reluctant to accept Terry into their world since he is not homeless. Eventually Joe reneges and Terry is brought into the fold.

You can check out preview pages and get character bios over at www.underneathcomic.com.

Project Format:

The project would be a mini-series consisting four twenty two page issues. The books would be in standard format and printed in color. 

Funding

Funding would got towards the productions costs for the mini-series including coloring, lettering, pre-press, printing and promotion.

The Creators

Script - Tom Stillwell

Pencils & Inks - Jim Terry

Colors - Rachelle Rosenberg

Letters - Jason Arthur

Production - Jim MacQuarrie

Project Video - Brian J. Crowley

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    10 backers

    "The Chi-Town "

    Backers will receive a PDF copy of Underneath #1 and their name added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    22 backers

    "The Windy City"

    Backers will receive PDF copies of Underneath #1-#4 and their name added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    11 backers

    "The Chicagoland"

    Backers will receive a printed copy of Underneath #1 signed by the creators and a signed art print. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    15 backers

    "The City by the Lake"

    Backers will receive printed copies of Underneath #1-#4 signed by the creators and four signed art prints. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    3 backers Limited (37 left of 40)

    "The City That Works"

    Backers will receive a signed page of comic art from the book. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    "The Sweet Home"

    Backers will have their likeness included in the book as a non-speaking character and receive signed copies of Underneath #1-#4. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "The City of Broad Shoulders"

    Backers will receive a signed pin-up by artist Mike Norton (Youth In Revolt, Battle Pug) along with signed copies of Underneath #1-#4. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    "The Second City"

    Backers will have their likeness included in the book as a speaking character and receive signed copies of Underneath #1-#4. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "The Toddling Town"

    Backers will receive signed the first two pages of Underneath #1 by artist Chris Burnham (Batman, Inc., Officer Downe) along with signed copies of Underneath #1-#4. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

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    "The My Kind of Town"

    Backers will have their likeness included in the book as a speaking major character and receive signed copies of Underneath #1-#4. Their names will also be added to the special Thank You page in issue #4.

Funding period

- (30 days)