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Ghost Town: A Mystery is the 1st book in the Ghost Town series. It tells the story of Arthur and his mission to Treble City.
Ghost Town: A Mystery is the 1st book in the Ghost Town series. It tells the story of Arthur and his mission to Treble City.
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Ghost Town: A Mystery is the first book in the Ghost Town series. It follows Arthur the Auditor and his mission to Treble City to "Investigate recent disturbances from unknown assailants."

The Story: 

America is not who she once was...

When the debt became too much and the will to fight was too little, they took her from us. They, The Lollipop Corporation, with their promises of freedom from our troubles bought her out from under us. We wasted her and they took her away.

Now we are only Share Holders, owning a fraction of the company that owns all of it; our land, our resources, and our futures. 

So just like our brother Arthur Saulos, the Last Man Born in America, we gave up trying a long time ago.

Arthur took his job as Auditor, gave up his birth hands for metal ones, and put on the suit and tie for Lollipop.

Now he works the job.  He does the missions that are provided to him by a faceless machine, written in a code he didn't bother to learn. That's okay, he'll let The Librarian translate it for him. He's the only kind face in this company anyway.

The next mission that The Librarian hands him is Treble City, a Lollipop holding on the east coast. "Recent disturbances by an unknown assailant," is all Arthur has to go on, but he's used to that. It's been a long time since he's been to Treble City and he'll soon learn that things have most certainly changed in "The City That Never Sleeps."

Because, just like his mission, things in Treble City are not as they seem...

...but what ever really is...

...in Ghost Town...

A Glimpse at the panels:

 Issue 0 - Page 5 & 6 (Inks and Grays ONLY)

Reward Levels:

We have a reward level for every type of backer. Feast your eyes on these (examples for display purposes only, final art is still being crafted)...

Characters:

Special Thanks:

Shout out to the folks who helped make this Kickstarter happen...

Artifox for providing the killer desk featured in the video...

www.theartifox.com

Aaron Krause for sharing the instrumental of his beautiful song "Aren't You Gonna Miss" from the album, Holding Onto Love. Find everything Aaron here...

www.aaronkrause.com

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is navigating distribution after Kickstarter. Because of the developments in the world of self-publishing, making the books themselves is a cinch. We can deliver digitally no problem, as well as ship hard copies of the books to Kickstarter backers. The challenge will be after all the stamps are licked and our Kickstarter rewards are shipped. Getting distribution onto comic store shelves is a whole 'nother story. The good news is we are surrounded by an awesome community of independent comic creators and are excited to take on the challenge. But we would be naive to think that process will be simple.

When it comes to creating the work, though, that's almost the easy part. Our team has been working on digital creation and distribution combined for over a decade. So know that we'll be able to deliver on the goods to you, our fantastic Kickstarter parters!

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    THE FIRST STEP:
    Early access to issues 0 & 1 of 'Ghost Town: A Mystery' as a downloadable digital file.

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    EARLY BIRD - THE MYSTERY SET:
    Receive all 4 issues of 'Ghost Town: A Mystery' as a downloadable digital file.

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    THE MYSTERY SET:
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    THE ART COLLECTOR:
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    THE AVID READER:
    Receive all 4 issues of 'Ghost Town: A Mystery' as both a paperback Kickstarter exclusive edition and digital download.

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    THE FAN:
    Receive an autographed trade paperback copy of 'Ghost Town: A Mystery', including all 4 issues + everything from The Mystery Set (listed above).

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    THE GIVER:
    Receive The Avid Reader x2!!! Get all 4 issues for you and all 4 issues to give to a friend.

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    THE ARCHIVIST:
    For the person who wants every 'Ghost Town' story to date. Receive everything from The Avid Reader (listed above) + a copy of 'Liquid Courage' featuring the first two 'Ghost Town' short stories.

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    THE EXTRA (ALIVE):
    Have your likeness drawn into the comic as a background extra + everything from The Mystery Set (listed above).

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    THE ARTIST'S BENEFACTOR:
    An original commission of your choosing drawn and colored by Jesse Kwe + everything from The Mystery Set (listed above).

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    THE ARTIST'S PATRON:
    A page of the original inks from 'Ghost Town: A Mystery' autographed by Jesse Kwe + everything from The Mystery Set (listed above).

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    THE FRIEND:
    The Creative Team will meet you for dinner, on us, near the St. Louis metropolitan area. We can talk about 'Ghost Town: A Mystery,' divulge secrets of upcoming stories, or what ever floats your boat. You'll also get everything from The Producer (listed above).

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    Choose any one of the above categories + you'll be listed as a producer in the credits of each issue. Choose this category if you just really want to see this bad boy get made.

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