Hope you enjoyed the video that was the scene where our story started at issue one. After the last Kickstarter where we got issues 1-2 fully funded, lots of great things have happened. One of the greatest things was that Blood, Skulls and Chrome was optioned for a film directed by Justin W. Smith, set to be released in 2021. You can check out the cast and other stuff on the film's IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10385020/
The third issue continues the story where it was left at the end of issue two. Jack is in trouble, as killers broke into his home. And if he is able to survive, he still has lots to do if he wants to keep his MC together and safe from both rival gang Lake Street Boyz and the Mexican drug cartel they previously did business with.
A Texas-based outlaw motorcycle club, The Steel Knights, have lost a big deal from the Mexican Cartel to rival gang the Lake Street Boyz gang. When 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.
Page 1. The last page artist Mohammad Ramlan drew before he unexpectedly passed away.
Page 2. Enter our new series artist, Jo Masson. Randell Coffman will continue in the colors!
Page 6. Swedish hardcore punk band Raised Fist has a cameo on this issue!
We have some great rewards that include of course both digital and physical copies of the book. We are also offering a printed copy with a variant cover done by Steven Bagatzky (Heavy Metal Magazine), not missing out on the exclusive prints (comic book size) by Marvel legend Bob Hall (The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, etc.) and a print of the Steven Bagatzky variant cover and the regular cover by Miguel Angel Ruiz (Crossed). These prints are also available in metallic synthetic prints.
The variant cover version of the issue will be 52 pages with a 22 page extra biker story titled "Burning Rubber" written by Hannu Kesola, drawn by Randy Valiente (Re-Animator, Army of Darkness etc.), colored by Lala Narita and lettered by Nikki Sherman. The story ties to the same universe with Blood, Skulls and Chrome.
The best reward is in fact either getting yourself drawn as a character in the last issue by the series artist, Jo Masson, or getting a one page pinup of yourself drawn wearing Steel Knights clothing inside the issue by Marcelo Salaza (Millarworld Annual)! But be quick, because these spots are limited!
We also have original art available like the regular cover inked art (A3) and pinup art by Dan Mexia (Superior Carnage) & Hannu Kesola.
Metal band Ilmein has also re-recorded the Blood, Skulls and Chrome song and it will be received by all the backers!
Sample page from 22 page extra story Burning Rubber. Short story synopsis:
Being a getaway driver is supposed to be easy. But when you unknowingly steal drug money from the Russian mob -- money guarded by an outlaw biker -- troubles can't be far away. This hard-boiled one-shot tells its high-octane crime story from the perspectives of the getaway driver and the outlaw.
You can get yourself drawn, wearing Steel Knights clothing, by Marcelo Salaza.
Original cover art (A3).
Original art by Dan Mexia and Hannu Kesola (A4). (Reward: OLD LADY)
Original art by Dan Mexia and Hannu Kesola (20 cmx 23 cm). (Reward: OLD LADY 2)
We also have some great stretch goals. As we all love comics, every stretch goal will be extra comic book pages that each backer level will be receiving.
$3000 We will add an extra short story to the print version written by "Broke Down & Four Dead Bodies" writer Travis Gibb!
Hannu Kesola (the story, and the regular cover inks) is a comic book writer and inker from Finland. He's worked for publishers like Action Lab, Heavy Metal, Caliber Comics and others. His works have also been published in French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Finnish. You can find him on instagram @hannukesola and Twitter @hannu_kesola.
Jo Masson (pencils/inks) is a weird bald Canadian guy.
Randell Coffman (colors) is a comic book colorist who has worked on different indie comic books, including Blood, Skulls and Chrome #2!
Jerome Gagnon (letters) is a graphic designer by day, comicbook letterer by night. Jerome has been lettering comics actively for the past 3 years and working as a graphic designer in the print industry for over 20 years now. His previous lettering jobs vary from kids books to horror. He lettered superhero books for Advent Comics, and has been part of the Mike Wieringo's Tellos Tribute as well as the Puerto Rico Strong fundraising anthology. He also took part in the first Blood, Skulls & Chrome's Kickstarter campaign, and others such as "Broke Down and 4 Dead Bodies" (#1 and #2). You can find him on instagram @jeromecolorsandletters.
Miguel Ruiz (cover pencils) is a Spanish comic book artist, best known for his works on Avatar Press's Crossed: Badlands.
Steven Bagatzky (variant cover) is a graphic designer from Germany. He has worked for comic book companies like Heavy Metal.
Risks and challenges
We have a dedicated team on the book that is prepared to finish it on time. We are using the same printer as last time. Back then things were very smoothly.
If something should happen to any of the creators, we have people who can fill in for them.
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