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$763
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
64
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 14 2014 11:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

Welcome all, to the Wicked Studios LLC Kickstarter for Dead for Hire, our Neo-pulp, supernatural, crime fiction, love story. Oh and it's got funny parts too. But seriously, we are proud to offer the first issue in our amazing new series to you good folk here at Kickstarter before anyone else. The first issue of the series is in the can and done. Before we release it to the wider public, we wanted to show our appreciation for the crowd funding format that is Kickstater and the community that supports it. Crowd funding helps all great indie creators, with a option that helps make some projects, that might not otherwise happen, come to life. We are showing our appreciation for this by offering a limited edition comic, with a cover that will only be available through this campaign.
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 All the funds raised here will be going into the kitty, to continue the production of the series. As we speak issue two of Dead for Hire is in production, getting ready to bring to you the further adventures of our lovable bent nosed P.I. Ike Taylor. So we would like to thank you in advance if you support this project here or later through another channel (Although it would be nice if you order it here so we can help support Kickstarter too)

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 Now that I've rambled on about everything except Dead for Hire itself, let me introduce you to our series, and our main man, Ike Taylor. The comic follows a rough and tumble fella, used to getting his way out of a tough spot with his fists instead of his head. It was this type of mentality that helped him survive the horrors of WW II, but also the same type of attitude that got him kicked off the L.A.P.D. after he came home from the war.

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 While investigating a murder for a high rolling Hollywood producer, our hero Ike, gets himself killed in a warehouse in Chinatown by things that can only be described as supernatural. Before I go and spoil everything, let's just say that Ike after being trapped for over 60 years in the warehouse where he was murdered, is now free to roam the world and find his killers, or maybe right some of the maybe wrongs he did when he was alive, or maybe even help out the one true love of his life and her family

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.We are giving you a sample of the book, by posting the first 6 finished pages here for you to read for yourself. Thanks for taking the time to check out our campaign and reading this far into our post.

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Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that we face are the same that every small indie comic company faces. Finding great, talented and enthusiastic people, that are professional and reliable. Like in any job you strive to find theses people and bring them on board to create an effective team. I'm happy to say that we have been able to do that with Dead for Hire. After some searching, we have found talented and just down right good people to work with. In regards to our Dead for Hire project that means the art of Krzysiek Budziejewski and color work by Yuan Cakra and with lettering and support from Inklight studios.

The biggest risk we face now is funding and making sure that all of our creators get paid for their hard work. That's the reason for taking Dead for Hire to Kickstarter first, before releasing it into larger circulation. In a perfect world we would submit our work to another publisher and get a response back within an hour. Unfortunately, it just does not work that way. Most submissions can take up to 3 months before going live with a publisher and that's 3 months that we want to spend working hard on the follow up issues for Dead for Hire.

Now I'd be completely lying to you if I didn't admit I actually enjoy the pressure, it's one of the reasons I'm the Editor-in-Chief at Wicked Studios. There is nothing quite like the feeling you get and the pride you have in a project that you've sweated and bled for. (I made Krzysiek give himself a paper cut, just so I could say the second part)

Probably the largest and consistent challenge is making to uphold our level of quality of production and professionalism to our fellow creators and to you, the customers and the fans. We are currently working on fulfilling our first successful campaign, Midnight Theatre, but don't worry we have the staff to handle the work load, and Dead for Hire issue one is already done.

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    Your very own PDF version of the first full issue. That's right, one full comic for a buck.

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    A PDF version of issue one, along with your name printed on the thank you page of the printed first issue.

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    The $10 backer will receive a printed version of the comic, with the limited edition cover offered only through this Kickstarter campaign. In addition to the earlier stated rewards.

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    At the $15 dollar level you will receive all the previously stated rewards and the PDF version of the making of Dead for Hire magazine, full of the inside scoop on how and why we started this series. Rough pencils and commentary.

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    With the $15 dollar level you will receive the PDF versions of the first edition and the making of books. Your name on the thank you page of the printed edition, along with a signed copy of the limited printed edition.

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    Your choice of your very own Wicked Studios T-shirt, or a Dead for Hire T-shirt. This way you can not only support this great series, but look stylish doing it.

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    At the $25 dollar level you get printed versions of the limited edition first issue as well as a printed version of the making of Dead for Hire magazine, in addition to the other stated rewards (excluding the T-shirt).

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    At the $45 dollar level you get printed versions of the limited edition first issue as well as a printed version of the making of Dead for Hire magazine, in addition to the other stated rewards and your choice of either the Wicked Studios T-shirt or the Dead for Hire T-shirt.

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    At the 65$ level you get the PDF versions of the first issue and the making of Dead for Hire magazine. Your name printed on the thank you page of the printed edition. Signed printed copies of both the limited edition first issue and the making of magazine. Your choice of either the Wicked Studios or Dead for Hire T-shirt and you will be added to the mailing list for all future updates of the series. You will get to see before anyone else, sneak peeks of the art, as well as insight and commentary on what's going on in the series and what's happening before anyone else.

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