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A character driven comic, where an FBI agent’s search for a killer takes him to a small town in Arizona.
A character driven comic, where an FBI agent’s search for a killer takes him to a small town in Arizona.
A character driven comic, where an FBI agent’s search for a killer takes him to a small town in Arizona.
123 backers pledged $1,835 to help bring this project to life.

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The Pale is a character driven drama. With its cinematic style and pacing, The Pale has often been compared to a mix of shows like True Detective, Fargo, Twin Peaks, and The X-Files. The unique twist on a familiar genre and the character driven story-line will definitely resonate with fans of those shows.

The comic follows Franklin Ink, one of the FBI’s top linguists, as he searches for a mysterious killer from his past. Franklin has a condition called prosopagnosia, more commonly known as face-blindness. His condition makes him a bit of an introvert but it allows him to perform his job more efficiently, as he tends to focus more on body language and speech patterns.

Franklin’s search leads him to the small town of Rocket Ridge, Arizona, where all is not as it seems.

images from Issue 1 & Issue 2
images from Issue 1 & Issue 2

 What people are saying about The Pale!

"Small towns and murder mysteries go together like peas and carrots." - Ashley Wertz, Comicsverse

"There’s still plenty to be revealed, but the hints so far are delicious."Sarah Hunterwww.booklistreader.com

"How can you not love a webcomic that riffs on Don Knotts, Twin Peaks, and Yojimbo?" - Keir Graff, @Booklist_Keir

"The Pale, (...) offers a unique, diverse cast of characters in an intriguing black and white mystery." - Ben Howard, loser-city.com

"-- there's something very epic and isolated about the desert." - Donathin Frye, iComics Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Stretch goals apply to backers at the $10, $15 and $50 levels
Stretch goals apply to backers at the $10, $15 and $50 levels

 

 

  

 

The money raised will directly go to printing and shipping issue 2, as well as Kickstarter fees for having a successful campaign.  

Any additional money raised will go towards fulfilling reward tiers, stretch goals, additional shipping and then directly into the production of issue 3.  

 

Issue 2 is finished and ready to print! After the Kickstarter funds transfer, and approving the comic proof, we just need to wait on the stretch goal items to arrive for shipping. Jay will be working on finishing art for any stretch goals before the campaign ends to ensure everything is delivered in a timely manner.

This is our first Kickstarter and while we don't anticipate a delay, we'll keep you posted if anything should happen!

Expected shipping is September 2017.

Our first print run of The Pale #1, 300 numbered copies!
Our first print run of The Pale #1, 300 numbered copies!

  

 

Sanders and Jay both love a good story, whether it's a movie, tv show, or a comic-- a good story can get them talking for days! With this consistent diet of story consumption, creating a story of their own was bound to happen. They are setting out to tell the story they would want to read. 

Risks and challenges

The Pale #2 is completed, so the only risk is not getting the funding to print.

Because we are going with the same printer from Issue 1, we're confident that the comic will come out fantastic! (but we are ordering a proof to ensure quality!)

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