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The story of Dreary continues as Jack and Tino, race against time to uncover the secrets of a mysterious town they cannot escape.
The story of Dreary continues as Jack and Tino, race against time to uncover the secrets of a mysterious town they cannot escape.
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Welcome back to Dreary (or welcome for the first time). We recently published the first issue of the comic book series THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY with the wonderful help of our Kickstarter supporters. We are hard at work on issues 2-4 and are once again asking for your support! In exchange for your support we are offering cool rewards that include signed copies of the comic, getting your name printed in a special thanks section in the back of the book, owning an original page of artwork from the book or even getting drawn into the book as a character and many more rewards...

To recap issue #1

Two strangers with a questionable past arrive in the reclusive town of Dreary and unknowingly fulfill a prophecy the town believes will precede the coming of the apocalypse. 

In issues 2-4, as the day progresses, Jack and Tino start to understand the reason for their cold reception and the town of Dreary begins to learn that Jack and Tino are not who they claim to be.

As the sun sets...

...tension rises to a breaking point.

After a devastating turn of events, Marshal and the people of Dreary believe that killing Jack and Tino is the only way to avoid what they believe to be the coming of the apocalypse.

The countdown to sunrise comes to an end, and we learn who is right and who is dead in these, the final installments of in The Devil Is Due In Dreary.

Classic cars, pompadours and rock-n-roll meet the folklore of the American southwest in this rockabilly take on the classic western.

The history of our project dates back to David Parkin's (our creator) childhood growing up in the Southwest and hearing tales of the Devil. David and I met at the IFP Filmweek in 2008 where I read David's screenplay for THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY and we decided to work together.

David and I chose to make a comic book first to introduce the story to its fans (you guys) in a very cool way and create a fan base that we anticipate will be excited to see the movie as well!

We partnered with Ardden Entertainment to publish the book. David and I vetted many artists before choosing an immensely talented group: Alex Sanchez (covers), Allan Jefferson (pencils), Jonas Trindade (inks), Rainer Pretter (colors) and Rich Emms (lettering).

Once the comic series is finished David and I will begin our work on the film version (you can be an Associate Producer or Co-Executive Producer of the film which includes exclusive visits to the set, your name in the credits and a first hand experience in seeing a film shoot - check out the opportunity in the rewards to the right).

Thank you in advance for your interest. Your support will help us to finish the comic book series and bring the complete tale of Dreary to you!

                                                           --Daryl Freimark, Executive Editor

                                                           --David Parkin, Creator

                                                           --Team Dreary

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    A personal thank you on our Facebook page and a warm smile!

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    A personally signed copy of issue #1 by creator David Parkin, an invite to our exclusive release party and a personal thank you on our Facebook page (if you already have issue #1 you can receive issue #2 instead).

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    For those of you who already have a copy of issue #1... Personally signed copies of issues 2-4 by creator David Parkin, an invite to our release party and a personal thank you on our Kickstarter page.

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    Personally signed (by creator David Parkin) advance copy of the TRADE PAPERACK - this is all four issues in one bound book with added bonus pages! It is a super value and you'll get it before it is available to the public. AND we'll send you a digital version of issues 1-4 so you can read them BEFORE the book is available! AND an invite to our release party and a personal thank you on our Kickstarter page.

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    Your NAME in the Special Thanks section of the book! That means your name, in print, FOREVER! AND a personally signed advance copy of the trade paperback (all four issues in one bound book with added bonus pages!) by creator David Parkin, a digital version of issues 1-4, an invite to our release party and a personal thank you on our Kickstarter page.

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    The above reward AND our cover artist, Alex Sanchez, will sign the book (personalized if you desire). Alex is known for his stunning work in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Justice Society of America Classified, Tales of the Vampires and 30 Days of Night, to name a few.

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    The above reward AND an 11x17 poster signed by our creator David Parkin!

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    The above reward AND Alex Sanchez, our cover artist, will do a PERSONAL SKETCH for you! (This could be a sketch of you, your friend, your favorite car, your pet, whatever you like...)

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    The above reward AND receive an ORIGINAL page of our comic book art from the interior of the book signed by our interior artist Allan Jefferson (known for his stunning work in War Machine, Justice League of America and Predators: Preserve the game, to name a few). There are only 22 pages per book and only ONE original of each page! Own something unique that no one else will own! (Personalized if you desire.)

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    The above reward AND submit a picture of yourself (or a friend or whomever) and get drawn into the fourth book as a character! That's right, this is an opportunity to be immortalized in a comic book!

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    The above reward (including being drawn into the book as a character) AND have a line written into the book for your character to say! This is your opportunity to not only be drawn in as a character but also to have a line in the book, making you even further immortalized!!

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    The above reward AND the ORIGINAL cover sketch of book 2, 3 or 4, signed by Alex Sanchez (the cover artist). There is only ONE original cover sketch for each issue and there are only 4 issues for THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY! This cover will be quite the collector's item! (Can be personalized if desired.)

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE (except an original cover) AND your own DEDICATED page in the back of the book! This is a full page you can do almost anything you want with! This can be an advertisement for something you've created or your business, or a picture of your family, a drawing by your kid, almost anything... It is YOUR page! (subject to approval)

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE (except an original cover) AND a private lunch at one of NY or LA's TOP restaurants with the Executive Editor (Daryl Freimark in NY) or the Creator (David Parkin in LA). Daryl or David will tell you all about how you can create your own comic book. We'll give you insider points and explain how the process works. And we'll let you chose the restaurant!! This is a great reward for anyone interested in the comic book business! We won't be shy and are happy to answer all your questions over a delicious meal! And take your time, we love long lunches!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE (except an original cover) AND an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film. Associate Producer credit is given to people who participate in getting a film made and your pledge WILL help us to get our film made - so you earned the credit! Not only will your name be in the credits but you will also receive an exclusive invitation to VISIT the film set, MEET the actors and see the film produced! In addition, you can be an EXTRA in the film! That means you can be a character in the movie!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE (except an original cover) AND a CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the film. Co-Executive Producer credit is given to people who participate in getting a film made on a higher level and your pledge WILL be a huge help to get our film made - so you earned the credit! Not only will your name be in the credits but you will also receive an exclusive invite to VISIT the film set, MEET the actors and see the film produced! In addition, you can be an EXTRA in the film! That means you can be a character in the movie! AND we will provide two tickets to the premiere of the film where you can hang out with your fellow actors!

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