This campaign is to raise funds to print the 3rd installment of The Pale, an on going series about a face blind FBI agent searching for a killer.
Welcome back to Rocket Ridge!
If you're new to The Pale, thanks for checking out our latest campaign!
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 character driven story-line and the unique twist on a familiar genre will definitely resonate with fans of those shows.
The comic follows Franklin Ink, one of the FBI’s top linguists and translators, as he searches for a mysterious killer from his past. Franklin has a condition called prosopagnosia, more commonly known as face-blindness-- the inability to retain facial information.
His search leads him to the small town of Rocket Ridge, Arizona, where all is not as it seems.
The first issue of The Pale recently won two awards from the first Ghost City Comics Competition for Best Writing and Runner up for Best Single Issue.
What people are saying about The Pale!
"The Pale is a promising comic from a team who clearly enjoy the medium(...) This is a series that’s worth believing in." - Jamie, The Comic Vault
"The Pale ticks all of the boxes. Perfect timing, great dialogue and realistic characters." - Mike Speakman, The Indie Index
"Skillfully written, beautifully-crafted, The Pale is an engrossing mystery that draws you in with every new panel." - Morgan Quaid, Super Serious Comics
"Sanders and Jay have successfully hooked me with their creation here and I can’t wait to see what happens next." - Rob, IndieComiX
You can read The Pale online!
The money raised will directly go to printing and shipping issue 3, as well as Kickstarter fees. Additional money raised will goes towards fulfilling stretch goals, additional shipping and fees (expected and not!) Any extra money raised goes directly into funding future efforts of The Pale.
The art is finished and ready to print!
**We're actually going with a new printer this time round, so while we don't expect delays, we will let you know if something should happen. This has been a learning process for us and the type of paper this time round will reflect a more standard "floppy comic" experience-- much like an Image comic. We think you'll dig the new paper quality and overall presentation!
We should be shipping by September (maybe sooner!) We learned a lot from our last Kickstarter and now know what to expect, but we will always update you if something comes up!
Sanders and Jay Fabares (FAB-ray, in case you're wondering how to pronounce that!) have been enjoying their time back in Sunny San Diego. When they are not working on the comic, they enjoy watching movies, reading comics, birding, working in the garden and playing with their 3 dogs. They're hard at work with The Pale and are eager to share the story with you!
Follow Jay's twitter for art updates and random RTs of bird photos.
Risks and challenges
The Pale #3 is completed, so the only risk is not getting the funding to print.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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