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Blood, Skulls, and Chrome is a miniseries, that tells a tale of the Texas based outlaw MC known as the Steel Knights!
Blood, Skulls, and Chrome is a miniseries, that tells a tale of the Texas based outlaw MC known as the Steel Knights!
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 I hope you watched and enjoyed the animated version of Blood, Skulls, and Chrome on our Kickstarter video! Blood, Skulls, and Chrome is a five issue miniseries of 22 comic pages/each, that tells a tale of the Texas based outlaw MC known as the Steel Knights. It is loosely based on the number 1 Finnish graphic novel illustrated by the renowned writer, Hannu Kesola and the artist, Ville Vainio. With this campaign, we here offer you with the first two issues of this hard boiled crime fiction series.

STORY SYNOPSIS

The Texas-based outlaw motorcycle club, The Steel Knights have lost a big deal from the Mexican Cartel to rival the Lake Street Boyz gang. When the two reckless members of the MC kill the cartel's liaison, the MC soon find themselves fighting for survival against the threats from outside and within. 

 Art samples by Mohammad Ramlan and Beth Varni

We here have some great rewards that includes of course both digital and physical copies of the books. We are also offering its printed copies with a variant cover done by Kyle Hotz (Spider-Man, Hulk, Mosaic etc.) and Sami Kivelä (presented by Beautiful Canvas, Abbott etc.), not missing out the exclusive prints (comic book  size) by Miguel Ruiz & Hannu Kesola and print of the Kyle Hotz variant cover. Every backer will also be receiving a digital thrash metal single titled “Blood, Skulls, and Chrome” performed by ILMEIN. Lyrics are written by the series writer, Hannu Kesola. The best reward is in fact getting yourself drawn to the last issue by the series artist Jo Masson or getting yourself drawn to inside cover of one of the issues by Marcelo Salaza (Millarworld Annual)! But be quick, because these spots are limited!

ILMEIN - Bloosd, Skulls and Chrome single

Original art by Miguel Rauiz and Hannu Kesola

Original art by Dan Mexia (Superior Carnage) and Hannu Kesola
Original art by Dan Mexia (Superior Carnage) and Hannu Kesola

We also have some great stretch goals. As we all love comics, every stretch goal will be an extra comic book that each backer level will be receiving.

STRETCH GOALS:

At CA$3000 - We add two pages of the comics to both the issues. These short stories are written by Glaxial creator / writer: Kevin Roditeli.

At CA$4500 - Every backer will also receive a 24 pages digital extra comic, the Steel Knights, that was actually the processor of Blood, Skulls and Chrome, before Hannu Kesola totally re-wrote it. It gives the readers a chance to see how comics can change on different drafts.

At CA$6000 - Every backer will also receive a 24 pages previously unpublished crime comic, Burning Rubber, by Hannu Kesola and Randy Valiente (Army of Darkness, Re-Animator etc.). 

Hannu Kesola (the story, and the regular cover inks) is a comic book writer and inker from Finland. He has already worked before and is also currently working for publishers like Action Lab, Heavy Metal, Caliber Comics and others. His works have also been published in French, Swedish, and Finnish, and will soon be published in Italian and Portuguese as well. www.hannukesola.com 

Mohammad Ramlan (pencils/inks) belonged to the comic book artists from Indonesia. He has worked for several Indie companies such as Anomalous Comics, Warrant and many others. Sadly, Mohammad passed away in the late 2017, just when he had started to work on issue three. Issue one is dedicated to him, in his remembrance.

Beth Varni (colors) has worked on the Indie video games, book covers, comics, and mural paintings.

Brandon DeStefano (letters) has been lettering comics professionally since 2007 and has lettered comics for the companies such as Image Comics, and IDW.

Miguel Ruiz (cover pencils) is a Spanish comic book artist, best known for his works on Avatar Press's Crossed: Badlands

Issues 1 and 2 are both completely penciled and inked, and the first issue is almost half colored and lettered. The only thing that is yet to be worked upon is getting the rest of the pages colored and lettered after the campaign.

We are already done with the covers and variant covers for the last three issues and 27 out of the 66 sequential pages are done too, so you don’t have to wait to read the rest of the series for long.

Risks and challenges

Issues 1 and 2 are both completely penciled and inked, and the first issue is almost half colored and lettered. The only thing that is yet to be worked upon is getting the rest of the pages colored and lettered after the campaign.

We are already done with the covers and variant covers for the last three issues and 27 out of the 66 sequential pages are done too, so you don’t have to wait to read the rest of the series for long.

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    If you just want to try out Blood, Skulls and Chrome, then this is for you. You get the digital copy of issue 1 with a regular cover + the Blood, Skulls, and Chrome digital music single, performed by Ilmein.

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    You receive the Digital copies of issue 1 & 2 with regular covers + Blood, Skulls and Chrome digital music single, performed by Ilmein.

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    FULL MEMBER

    You receive the full fledged physical copies of issue 1 & 2 along with the Kyle Hotz and Sami Kivelä’s variant covers + Digital copies of issue 1 & 2 with regular covers + two exclusive prints + Blood, Skulls, and Chrome digital music single, performed by Ilmein.

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    You receive the full fledged physical copies of issue 1 & 2 along with the Kyle Hotz and Sami Kivelä’s variant covers + Digital copies of issue 1 & 2 with regular covers + two exclusive metallic synthetic prints + Blood, Skulls, and Chrome digital music single, performed by Ilmein.

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    Get everything that is included in the Full Member pledge plus get yourself drawn to the panel on issue #5 of Blood, Skulls, and Chrome by the artist, Jo Masson (no art guidance).

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    VICE PRESIDENT

    Get everything that is included in the Full Member pledge plus we also dedicate the complete inside cover page for you as you get yourself drawn there with the Steel Knights clothing by Marcelo Salaza (Image Comics, Titan Comics etc.). This pledge is for the real fans and there are only two spots! Hence, hurry up if you really want to avail this.

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    Get everything that is included in the Full Member pledge plus you will also get original inked art (A4 size) pinup by Dan Mexia (Superior Carnage) and Hannu Kesola. Original art ships from Finland

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    Get everything that is included in the Full Member pledge plus an original art of the Miguel Ruiz and Hannu Kesola print. The Art ships from Finland and is available in A3 size.

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