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The North Shield: A city under siege Volume 1

Get ready for a new epic all age full-colour Canadian superhero, as an ex-Newfoundlander will rise to Shield the Great White North!

The North Shield: A city under siege Volume 1

Get ready for a new epic all age full-colour Canadian superhero, as an ex-Newfoundlander will rise to Shield the Great White North!

CA$ 2,683
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Cover A
Cover A

 

Limited  Variant Cover B
Limited Variant Cover B

 

Thought they killed him, but they were wrong... Rising from the ashes to be found by a secret government agency under the streets of the Toronto as he struggles to understand and cope with his newfound abilities.

He will be trained by a battle-scarred WW2 French Canadian superhero/spy and armed with an alien battlesuit.

He will claim back his new home from the dark tyranny that threatens to destroy the city.

He will become the hero the city/country and the world needs!!

Canada will be celebrating its 150th in 2017 and what a better way to introduce a truly new  Canadian Superhero.

 The North Shield Volume 1 is an exciting 80 page full-colour graphic novel by writer William Byrne (writer and artist of Max Burger P.I.) and Artist Marvin (The hardest working man in comics and artist of Kronk the Neanderthal) Law

 

Page one
Page one

 

Page Two
Page Two

 

Page Three
Page Three

 

Page Four
Page Four

 

Let's see this Toronto superhero (formerly from Newfoundland) Graphic Novel hit the local comic racks and in your hands by backing the Kickstarter campaign.

Your pledge will help cover the costs of the production, printing, and shipping of The North Shield's print debut with your support we'll be able to create a print run we can get it to our fans and provide at future comic book conventions..

Follow the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thenorthshieldcanada for updates on this project and The North Shield's twitter page https://twitter.com/NorthShield01

Set Designs
Set Designs

 

Set Designs
Set Designs

 

Thumb nail Sketch of Cover A
Thumb nail Sketch of Cover A

 

Rough pencils Cover A
Rough pencils Cover A

 

Finished cover black and white cover A
Finished cover black and white cover A

 

Coloured cover A
Coloured cover A

 

 

 

Agent Tom Ryan-director of C.R.I.S.A.  WW2 Superhero/spy
Agent Tom Ryan-director of C.R.I.S.A. WW2 Superhero/spy

 

Phillip Mackenzie/The North Shield
Phillip Mackenzie/The North Shield

 

 

Stan security guard for Bio-Silvered Tech
Stan security guard for Bio-Silvered Tech

 

Hendrix
Hendrix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit Peter Lee Photographer for The Record
Photo credit Peter Lee Photographer for The Record

 William Byrne is a writer and illustrator, Born in Cambridge Ontario grew up between Cambridge and Newfoundland. Found his calling in Comics at 14 years old when he picked up an issue of Captain Canuck #3 while living in Preston (Cambridge.) Ontario and it inspired him to create his own superheroes. Moving back to Newfoundland again he created Max Burger P.I. and H.E.L.P International. In the mid 80's moving to Kitchener, he wrote and illustrated Max Burger P.I, #1 in 1989 and issue 2 in 1990, he sent 400 signed copies to the Canadian soldiers fighting over- seas in December 1990 and was interviewed in the K-W Record and CKCO TV and many news services.

 

 Marvin Law is a freelance illustrator that was born and raised in the Toronto comic book scene, from a very early age and has embraced it ever since. He’s had his work shown in various publications ranging from pin ups in, Kill Shakespeare Vol. 1: Sea of Troubles; Skullkickers#10; The Stan Sakai Project; and most recently in an issue of Bitch Planet. Marvin has also had many of his sequential stories published in various independent projects, such as Monstrosity Anthology volumes 1 & 2; Menhit, the Mighty#1; Salt & Ignite#1 – 2; and most recently, you can see his work in, Zip Kramer adventures.

The Morning Edition - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News

https://soundcloud.com/william-byrne-623918898/jan-10-the-morning-edition

CKWR FM 98.5 – Canada's First Community Radio Station

https://soundcloud.com/william-byrne-623918898/william-byrne-kickstarter-2017-01-17-925-am

Waterloo Region Record

http://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/7075462-canada-needs-our-own-heroes-says-cambridge-comic-book-artist/

Hey Kids, Comics

http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/martys-kickstarter-pick-the-north-shield-1-2/

Flipside Focus

http://www.comiccrusaders.com/flipside-fedex-interview-with-william-byrne/

Pop Culture Pipe Bomb

http://www.popculturepipebomb.com/kickstarter-spotlight-the-north-shield/

 

Front of mug
Front of mug

 

Back of mug
Back of mug

 

Coaster
Coaster

 

Light Switch Cover
Light Switch Cover

 

Max Burger P.I. issue 1
Max Burger P.I. issue 1

I've been working on this story my whole life and by pledging you will help me see my hard work pay off, to save costs I will be colouring the graphic novel.  Let's see this Toronto superhero (formerly from Newfoundland) Graphic Novel see print, I want to see The North Shield go beyond this first story and I have already started crafting the 2nd graphic novel which will be bigger, more explosive and more intriguing characters.

Your pledge will help cover the costs of the production (art-work), printing, and shipping of The North Shield's print debut with your support we'll be able to create a print run we can get it to our fans and provide at future comic book conventions also would like to give away to the local schools and hopefully  to inspire future writers and artists to tell their stories to the world.

Risks and challenges

They are always Risks and challenges, I will make sure this book will get published

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Trouter’s special

    Gets you a digital copy of The North Shield 80 page graphic novel.

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    Slow as cold molasses (Canadian)

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    All dolled up

    Gets you a red t-shirt with The North Shield’s symbol on front of the shirt, one PDF copy of the script, one 80 page digital and one 80 page TPB of The North Shield #1 pick one variant covers, you pick cover A.B (The Kickstarter exclusive) or C (the blank variant cover ) cover A on a light-switch cover Mug with cover A and Canada our stories printed on the left and right side of the and get a thank you in the book.

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    Gets you an 80 page digital copy of The North Shield Volume One and one 80 page TPB edition pick one variant covers, you pick cover A,B (The Kickstarter exclusive) or C (the blank variant cover ) cover A on a light-switch cover and a poster of cover A "24X 36" Mug with cover A and Canada our stories printed on the left and right side of the mug and 8.5x10 drawing from William Byrne of Max Burger P.I. or Marvin Law of The North Shield and get a thank you in the book.

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    One 80 page Digital Edition,1 80 page Soft-cover TPB edition and red tee shirt with The North Shield’s symbol on front of the shirt and digital copy.a "24 X 36" poster of A cover from The North Shield Creators, 2 copies of the variant covers You pick A, B (The Kickstarter exclusive) or C (the blank variant cover ) issue one of Max Burger P.I. signed by Artist/Writer William Byrne. Mug with cover A and Canada our stories printed on the left and right side of the mug.

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    Who knit ya

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    Have at ‘er

    Appear in a future issue of The North Shield You get to appear in a story with The North Shield; you will be a part of The North Shield: not just a background character but part of the story! As well as this you will receive the digital copy of The North Shield volume 1’, a physical signed copy of The North Shield 80 page TPB hard-copy volume 1 pick one of the variant covers A, B (The Kickstarter exclusive) or C (the blank variant cover ) .Get the original page that you appear in.from The North Shield Creators! The writer will give you a personal phone call to learn a little bit about you, so he can craft your character for the story.

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    Scoff and a scuff (Canadian)

    A personal thank you on our Twitter and Facebook! Your name in the Kickstarter Supporters Credits in the printed version! Dinner at Reds Midtown Tavern at 382 Yonge St #6, Toronto. (In the building Where the first page starts at) with writer William Byrne and illustrator Marvin Law to talk comics and stuff(and hopefully some insightful social discussions)! As well as this you will receive the digital copy of The North Shield’, four physical signed copy of The North Shield TP(You get all variant covers and a sketch on the blank variant cover from Marvin Law), An Original Piece of Signed Artwork from The North Shield Creators! issue one of Max Burger P.I. signed by Artist/Writer William Byrne 2 red t-shirts with The North Shield’s symbol on front of the shirt,2 Signed "24X 36" poster of the cover A from The North Shield Creators! I will personally bring the rewards to Reds Midtown Tavern and hand them to you or you can have them mailed to you shipping is included in the pledge amount.

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