THE HAUNTED COWBOY
An original graphic novel revolving around Deadwood, a local boy named Rusty Grainger and the murder of Wild Bill Hickok in 1876.
The Haunted Cowboy is an all-new, original graphic novel centered around the murder of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood, Dakota Territory circa 1876.
Rusty Grainger is a 15-year old resident of Deadwood. He goes to school and works in the Livery with his Uncle Jim, the only family he has left since his mother's death several years earlier. Rusty has a crush on a local girl named Abigail and he is a target of bullies, due to his red hair and awkward ways.
More than anything, the teenager idolizes Wild Bill Hickok and wants to follow in the famous gunman's footsteps, performing as a trick shot artist in traveling shows when he gets older. When Rusty meets his idol, Wild Bill takes an instant shine to the lad.
The next day, Wild Bill calls Rusty to the saloon to talk. Rusty arrives just in time to see Jack McCall gun down his hero. Overcome with grief, Rusty calls out the murderer in an effort to avenge his idol but fails miserably.
Later that day, the ghost of Wild Bill appears to Rusty to say how much he appreciated his attempt at taking out McCall. The spirit cowboy vows to teach Rusty how to be a gunslinger so they can finish what he started and take down McCall to get justice for his murder.
This 55-page western is written by Scott Young, penciled by Fernando Ruiz, inked by Kim DeMulder and features a cover by Tom Mandrake! What more could you ask for!
All money pledged will go directly to production, printing, shipping and all assorted supplies to get the book from our imaginations into your hands!
This graphic novel is a thing of beauty thanks to
Fernando Ruiz (pencils) and Kim DeMulder (inks)!
If the Kickstarter is successful, our first stretch goal is to turn the softcover into a hardcover!
If we hit our second stretch goal, this beautifully rendered western goes color!
Here's some other stuff available as rewards or as an add-on!
THE FIRST 2 DIE KITTY DIE HARDCOVERS ARE AVAILABLE
EITHER AS A REWARD OR AN ADD-ON. GET 'EM NOW!
THE ART OF DEMULDER IS AVAILABLE AS A REWARD!
GET THIS FANTASTIC BOOK!
YOU CAN GET A 9" X 12" PEN AND INK PORTRAIT BY THE GREAT KIM DEMULDER
CREATED FROM A PHOTOGRAPH YOU SUPPLY AS A REWARD!
AN INCREDIBLE GIFT FOR ANYONE!
YOU CAN GET "ARCHIE-FIED" BY THE GREAT FERNANDO RUIZ!
Get your own original commission by Fernando Ruiz in various rewards! Size 9" X 12"
You can get an original Pen & Ink commission from Kim DeMulder as a reward. Size 9"X12"
If you're quick enough you can get an original Tom Mandrake commission (size: 9" X 12) Limited to 5 backers
Get the Fernando Ruiz Sketchbook 2 as a reward or an add-on!
WANTED POSTERS OF FERNANDO, KIM, SCOTT OR THE WHOLE GANG! AVAILABLE AS AN ADD-ON!
Both novels by Scott Young are available as a reward or add-on!
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $30K TURNS THE TRADE PAPERBACK
INTO A HARDCOVER!
STRETCH GOAL # 2 - $40K TURNS THE BLACK AND WHITE
HARDCOVER INTO FULL COLOR!
ADD MORE LOOT TO YOUR STASH AND GET SOME GREAT STUFF
NO MATTER WHAT YOU PLEDGED ALREADY!
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR STOPPIN' BY!
YA'LL COME BACK NOW...Y'HEAR!
Risks and challenges
All three creators of the Haunted Cowboy (Fernando, Kim and Scott) have run successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past so with our combined knowledge and experience, the risks should be minimal. The script is complete so Scott is available to respond to questions or help coordinate the campaign while Fernando and Kim are hard at work creating the pages. We should be at least half way done by the time the campaign ends. We've set a date far enough away to ensure the book is completed before it's been promised. Then it's simply a matter of getting it printed and shipped.
With the 3 of us pitching in, it should be relatively painless.
I have every faith that this Kickstarter, and the 3 of us running it, will meet its challenges with grace and aplomb. You can believe in us! We're ya Huckleberrys!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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