Downloadable, free pdf of each cover can be accessed here:
- original cover
- variant one (busting through glass)
- variant two (Maxine French)
variant three (Patrol Officer Sturgeon hard at work)
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.
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.
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.
Go to my Pinterest page to pick out what you want, and message me here.
... 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.
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
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!
- (30 days)