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The gritty sci-fi / police drama, Nowhere Man comes to life in full color and you can be a part of it.

Brooklyn, NY Comics
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Hello my name is Jerome Walford. I make living as a graphic designer and illustrator. But I also I have a passion to write, illustrate an original comic series. In the summer of 2010 I began a webcomic based on my creator-owned graphic novel series, "Nowhere Man".

“Nowhere Man” is a multi-volume series that follows Jack Maguire, an ambitious NYPD detective and Zade, a mysterious super human stuck in Jack’s body.

The two struggle for control as a deep conspiracy unfolds that could change the world as we know it. “Nowhere Man” has received glowing reviews on NJ.com, from Phil Hampton of the Comic Academy and others. Art from the series has also appeared in the Riverdale Press, The New York Daily News and on Bronxnet TV.

The first volume of "Nowhere Man" will go into distribution early 2013 in full color as three books, about 40 pages each. I would love for you to be a part of it. In exchange there are some nice rewards, not to mention all printed pre-orders will get a signed copy at a discounted price.

Proposed book covers, close but not yet final
Proposed book covers, close but not yet final

Limited edition prints currently available in this campaign

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Who else has been involved with this project?
Editorial: Maya Rock, Russ Lane, Amy Walford (my wonderful wife) and Akinwale Ogundipe. "Nowhere Man" has proven to be a very demanding project and I'm really thankful to these folks for helping when they can.

Music: Nathan Lanier and Joshua Green have done some original music for "Nowhere Man", some which is heard on the trailer. We will do more with this at some point.

Joel Acosta, Richie Rodriquez, Kristine Chandler, Tatiana Gomberg and other contributors that participated on Comix Mag. 

What is the money for?
Most of the funding goal will cover printing and shipping the three books in volume one to fulfill the pre-orders as well as the rewards. The next priority is to complete the setup of printing for regular distribution for summer 2013, then setting a bit aside to cover convention attendances for summer/fall 2013.

How far along is the work?
Currently finishing the color work on the art in book three. Then I'll do another polish round on all three books. So perhaps another month in production, then I'll be starting the print proofing process. Delivering by December on most rewards is looking reasonable at this point. Check out the fancy graphic.

FAQ

  • There are three books that compose Volume 01
    Book 01 (Prologue - Chapter 03)
    Book 02 (Chapter 04 - Chapter 07)
    Book 03 (Chapter 08 - Chapter 12)

    Each book is a minimum of 40 pages in full color
    Soft cover
    6.14"w x 9.21"h
    (I'm actually considering stepping up to 7x10 at no additional cost, the files are certainly big enough. Each page is rendered at 9.5x14.5 & 450dpi. Will decide at the end of the month)

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  • The main advantages are:
    You will receive all three books together this December
    They will be signed, maybe with a little sketch in the books too
    Otherwise the books won't be available till approx. April for the 1st book with the 2nd and 3rd about two months apart.

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  • “Nowhere Man” is a series that follows Jack Maguire, an ambitious police detective. Haunted by his father's death on 9/11, Jack strives to be the best officer he can be.

    However, Jack is hiding a dangerous secret, he possesses wrongly gained super-human powers. Although they give him the edge on the job, their use allows him to be hijacked by Zade, a rogue agent, who is the target of a clandestine military operation.

    How far will Jack go to hide his secret and to expose a hidden threat? Will he able to safeguard the ones he loves in the process?

    In the tradition of other great works of fiction, the arc of “Nowhere Man” is plotted along major actual historical events, yet stays grounded in the personal and inward struggles of its characters. The decisions they make could change life as we know it.

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Rewards

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    HEDGE - PDF copy of Book One in full color

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    PLANET SAVER - PDF copy of books 1,2 and 3 in full color.

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    COUNT ME IN -
    One signed Physical copy of “Nowhere Man Volume One: Book One” in full color.
    (Add $5 for international shipping)

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    TRIPLE DOWN -
    Signed physical copy of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1, 2 and 3.
    (You receive all three books in the volume for the price of two books)
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    PRODUCER LEVEL: WEAR IT OUT -
    “The Leap” t-shirt with front all-over print in black ink on high quality white cotton t-shirt
    Signed copies of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1,2 and 3.
    Producer credit listing in all three books.
    (Add $5 for international shipping)

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    PRODUCER LEVEL: AGAINST THE WALL - Limited edition color archival c-print of “The Leap”
    Signed copies of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1,2 and 3.
    Producer credit listing in all three books.
    (Add $5 for international shipping)

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    PRODUCER LEVEL: RAISE THE STAKES -
    Limited edition color archival gicleé (fine art paper) print of art from this volume
    Signed copies of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1,2 and 3.
    Special Thank you page listing in all three books

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    PRODUCER LEVEL: GET BUSTED -
    Get your mug shot in one of the books under your own name or an alias of your choosing.
    Receive original 8.5”x11” sketch of yourself used for the appearance in the book
    Signed copies of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1,2 and 3.
    Special Thank you page listing in all three books

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    PRODUCER LEVEL: JOIN THE BRAVEST -
    Get your headshot in as a police academy graduate
    Receive original 8.5”x11” sketch of yourself used for the appearance in the book
    Signed copies of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1,2 and 3.
    Special Thanks you page listing in all three books

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    MASTER PRODUCER LEVEL: THE COMMISSIONER -
    Commission an original 11x17” penciled art involving characters from “Nowhere Man” or New York cityscape (your choice of character or scene)
    Signed copies of “Nowhere Man Volume One” books 1,2 and 3.
    Extra special Thank you page listing in all three books

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Funding period

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