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A face-blind FBI agent searches for a killer in small town Arizona.
The Pale is a character driven, supernatural, desert noir.
A face-blind FBI agent searches for a killer in small town Arizona. The Pale is a character driven, supernatural, desert noir.
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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! 

(Check out our first Kickstarter!)

click the Kickstarter image to see our first campaign!
click the Kickstarter image to see our first 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." - JamieThe 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! 

Cover for Chapter 3
Cover for Chapter 3

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!  

examples from our first Kickstarter campaign!
examples from our first Kickstarter campaign!

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! 

You can follow the facebook page or twitter account for news and updates regarding the comic.

Follow Jay's twitter for art updates and random RTs of bird photos.

The Grand Canyon from our 2015 Arizona trip
The Grand Canyon from our 2015 Arizona trip

Risks and challenges

The Pale #3 is completed, so the only risk is not getting the funding to print.

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    Digital - The Pale Ch. 3

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    Catch up with all 3 chapters in PDF form.

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    Lone Agent

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    All 3 chapters printed and digital and any unlocked swag from THIS campaign.

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    All 3 chapters printed and digital, any unlocked swag from THIS campaign (AND) the last campaign!

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    • printed copy of 'The Pale' #2
    • printed copy of 'The Pale' #3
    • Digital Bundle (Ch 1-3)
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    • (4) Double Sided Coasters
    • (1) Dawn & Fink Chibi Sticker Sheet
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