$752 pledged of $2,500 goal
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$752 pledged of $2,500 goal
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About

 

The Shadow Watchers comic is a blend of Pulp Horror and Science Fiction. The main characters, who are more Pulp Heroes than “Super”, are thrown together to fight an ancient evil. The story begins in the year 1952. This time period creates powerful conflicts and great adversity for our heroes just by virtue of their gender and ethnicity in a far more repressive era than today.

The goal, advertise the book and get the first issue, issue #1, printed and shipped out the door. It is a 24 page full color comic book. The first issue is complete; it has been penciled, inked, lettered and colored. In fact the first story arc, ending at issue six, has been fully plotted. All that remains, and the reason for this project, is to get the book printed and out there so that I can continue to the next issue, and hopefully the next, and the next, and so on.

Cover for Issue #1
Cover for Issue #1

 

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I am shooting for June 2017 for the first issue to hit store shelves. Any money raised beyond the goal amount will be used for additional advertising and promotions and to cover higher than expected print orders. Extra funding will also allow for faster turn times on subsequent issues since I will be able to focus exclusively on “The Shadow Watchers”.

Issue #1 Cover Inks
Issue #1 Cover Inks

 

At the $3,000 mark all #2 Reward Levels and higher will each receive a signed and numbered Print Pack. The Print Pack will consist of 7 - 8½” x 11” color prints. The first print in the set will be the cover illustration. The remaining 6 will be illustrations of the individual members of “The Shadow Watchers”. I will post images of each print as they are completed. The Print Packs will ship with the rest of the rewards in July.

PRINT PACK
PRINT PACK

 

Print #2
Print #2

 

Risks and challenges

Even though the “The Shadow Watchers” comic is complete and ready for printing, before it can be distributed it has to go through an acceptance process with the distributors. This process usually entails a review of the book to determine if it meets a standard level of quality and to see what steps the publisher is taking to promote their book.

I feel confident that we surpass the quality standards set and this project’s success will not only allow me to advertise and promote “The Shadow Watchers” it will also help convince the distributors that we are putting the comic out there and that our methods are generating interest and name recognition.

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    A great big thank you, right here, right now. THANK YOU! Of course you will also have the opportunity to buy the book when it hits the stands.

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    The #1 Reward plus a Digital Copy (PDF) of the 1st issue of “The Shadow Stalkers”.

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    The #3 Reward plus a single copy of the limited (100 copies) print run promo comic signed by the creator/artist/writer with a certificate of authentication.

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    The #4 Reward plus an 8”x10” original art pencil sketch, a variation of the 1st issue cover, signed by the artist and your name listing on the inside front cover will be placed at the top of the page in bold listed in order of #5 pledges received.

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    The #5 Reward but name listing on the inside front cover will be placed at the top with a unique title "Special Contributor"

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