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A 26 page comic book, part one of six -with 3 variant covers. In 1974, a 17 year old fry cook goes on a motorcycle road trip to Mexico.
A 26 page comic book, part one of six -with 3 variant covers. In 1974, a 17 year old fry cook goes on a motorcycle road trip to Mexico.
52 backers pledged $2,549 to help bring this project to life.

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What's Mayfield Eight about?

Summer 1974 Albuquerque. On the anniversary of his father's death -and the day he was born, 17 year old Calvin Ryder is propositioned by a friend, one Lenny Starkweather (shown below) to go on a road trip to Mexico. Along the way he needs him to take part in a drug deal.

Lenny and Cal
Lenny and Cal
The Banshees
The Banshees

Mayfield Eight is a comic book based on that rich tapestry of that era gone by (8 tracks, water beds, blow-dried hair, hot pants, Chevy Vegas, CB radios) while telling a gripping seat-of-your pants adventure of a young kid just trying to survive a week-long ordeal in the summer of 1974. 

pictured here: not surviving
pictured here: not surviving

It's a great story, with characters you can identify with and tension-filled moments of suspense. Plus gore. And tits.

The artwork is done.

The good news is that I have the artwork cleared out of the way, and it's a matter of paying for the printing and shipping costs. Having the artwork complete -for this issue one- also means you will get the comic much sooner, in a matter of weeks.


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... that's right! A $750.00 value that I'm dropping down to just $399 so that you can have your comic book come to life. Update: this item has just sold out! Be ready for stretch goals coming up very soon!!

If you want to get a look at my website to see my comic book work for yourself, just click here.

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Yours truly.
Yours truly.

Risks and challenges

The one thing I learned from a previous (yes I did try this story out before) failed Kickstarter is that I dreamed too big. So this time around I'm cutting up the original idea and scaling it down so that it gets funded sooner. I'm coming back with a larger audience and a smaller project -$2400 as opposed to $6700 from the last time- so that the ultimate goal is to get this first issue off the ground and in the hands of people who want to read it. Here's the costs as they are planned:

Printing 1000 copies of the first issue: $1,144
printing variants: $450
shipping: $500
Total: $2,094
Then there's packaging, processing, and Kickstarter's cut.

So there you have it.

--Special shout-out to Chupa Comics in Seattle, helping me with the branding of the product.

--Shout-out to Krakenprint for the awesome work that I'll hope to be doing with them!

--Also special special shout-out to Tyler James Vogel of Comixtribe and Comics Launch Master Mind for making all this possible.

Thank you everyone!
-Tim Larsen.

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    Issue one of five in all its glory -plus bonus pages!

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    physical copy

    Issue one printed with original cover -plus bonus pages.

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    original cover + 1 variant (your choice)

    Original cover (the one with Cal brandishing the Magnum) plus a choice of one of the three variant covers that are planned for this comic.

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    all 4 covers

    All four covers of the comic.

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    4 covers plus TWO pages of original art

    Torn from the pages straight out of... well... my comic. Your choice of two original pages of penciled and inked artwork on 11 x 17 bristol, signed by the artist PLUS a printed out sample page with the colors in a clear sheet.

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    4 covers plus Tattoo

    Maxine French is a character from the story sporting a new tattoo for each of her -ahem- conquests. Become one of hers with a permanent addition to her lovely body. This means, every time she appears in the story there's YOUR NAME for all to see!

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    4 covers plus a cover from ME!

    As a thank you for all the comic book supporters that are out there helping me along I'm offering to draw a single page, poster, movie poster or pin-up in high quality.

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    4 covers, Tattoo and original art

    Your name in a BIG tattoo on Maxine French's body (again, she'll be featured in the story so you'll see it loud and clear) PLUS an ORIGINAL page of artwork signed by me PLUS all four variant covers.
    In short... all the stuff.

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    4 covers plus a 5-PAGER drawn by ME!

    As a thank you for all the comic book supporters that are out there helping me along I'm offering to draw for you a comic book!

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