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Die Hard in a forest fire. A badass adventure comic, in the same vein as 80s and 90s action flicks. Yippee ki-yay mother...
Die Hard in a forest fire. A badass adventure comic, in the same vein as 80s and 90s action flicks. Yippee ki-yay mother...
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Fire Engine Red is an action filled adventure about “Red,” a young, funny, female firefighter who inadvertently finds herself faced with life or death decisions while trying to navigate her challenging romantic relationship. A compelling heroine wrestling with hard choices, she stumbles across a kidnaping, in the middle of a forest fire. "Red" must risk everything to do what is right : rescue the hostage and take down the armed mercenaries.

Inspired by 80s and 90s action movies, for our comic book we pay tribute with stunning variant covers by truly amazing talent. These covers reimagine many classic action movie posters with "Red" and her supporting cast of characters in place of stars like Schwarzenegger, Stallone or Van Damme. The main cover for the book is by series artist, John Delaney, and pays homage to DIE HARD. Selecting any reward tier that offers a variant cover allows you to choose which one you would like to receive. After making your pledge, check your inbox for an email from us asking you which variant cover you would like to own.

With intense fight scenes, dastardly villains, charming sidekicks and a few cheesy one-liners, this first book in the series is sure to please. Our comic is for mature audiences. If it were a movie it would be rated "R"... for Radical. Check out the awesome artwork by our guest artists below and get yourself a copy of our wicked comic!

JOHN DELANEY
JOHN DELANEY

INSPIRED BY DIE HARD - A veteran in the comic book industry for over 25 years. John's work includes The Simpsons and Futurama for Bongo Comics, Adventures in the DC Universe, the Eisner nominated Superman vs Lobo and everyone's favourite: Scooby-Doo. He's worked as a storyboard artist on The X-Files, Millennium, Harsh Realm, Smallville, etc. In animation, John has directed and been a storyboard artist for many projects such as Voltron and, the Emmy Award winning, Arthur.

CURT MONTGOMERY
CURT MONTGOMERY

INSPIRED BY LA FEMME NIKITA - Known for his minimalist, black-outlined tattoo designs that illustrate the concepts of death, sex and humanity. Curt practices his artistry at Holy Noir, tattoo shop, in Toronto, Canada.

ZACH HSIEH
ZACH HSIEH

INSPIRED BY COBRA - Also known as zhcomicart on Instagram and YouTube. Zach found his passion for art in 2015 and has had a clear vision and goal of becoming a great comic book artist ever since. Two versions of Zach Hsieh's variant cover are available.

MJ HIBLEN
MJ HIBLEN

INSPIRED BY FIRST BLOOD - Illustrator of pop culture, beautiful and macabre. Hailing from the United Kingdom, his work has been featured in Dan Fogler's Brooklyn Gladiator, Clive Baker's Hellraiser Anthology and the Facebook app Vampires/Zombies/Slayers/Werewolves.

CHRISTOPHER BROOKES MORRIS
CHRISTOPHER BROOKES MORRIS

INSPIRED BY LAST ACTION HERO - "Brookes" as he is know on Instagram, is an astonishingly talented American artist. He has done a series of covers, children books, sequential art and private commissions. Chris is currently working on an upcoming comic book called Resilience and Redemption.

JACKSON CASPERSZ
JACKSON CASPERSZ

INSPIRED BY BAD BOYS - When this talented artist isn’t at the drawing table, he can be found swinging through ninja obstacle courses. Jackson calls Melbourne, Australia home and he recently quit his 9-5 day job to totally commit to art as his career.

TRENDALINA CH`E CH`E
TRENDALINA CH`E CH`E

INSPIRED BY BLADE -  Trendalina Ch`e Ch`e, the last name is pronounced Shay Shay, but everyone calls her Trendy. First and foremost a fashion designer, but also a character designer, hair stylist, makeup artist, fashion stylist and has recently added doll designer/ toy maker to her long resume.

VINZ EL TABANAS
VINZ EL TABANAS

INSPIRED BY SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO - Storyboard and concept artist 2D/3D, originally from Paris, France and now living in Montreal, Canada. Vinz has contributed to Wonderland and Grimm Fairy Tales for Zenescope. He has just finished work on a mobile game with Ludia Inc, for Wizards of the Coast, called Warriors of Waterdeep. 

COLIN TURNBULL
COLIN TURNBULL

INSPIRED BY BEVERLY HILLS COP - A graphic designer/ illustrator working out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Follow Colin's art at @drunkenpenguindesign.

EAST ESTRADA
EAST ESTRADA

INSPIRED BY HARD TO KILL - East Estrada started tattooing in 2011, and continues to challenge himself in all styles of tattooing. He is most versed in script lettering, new school color and black and gray. You can find this lifelong comic book fan at The Boston Tattoo Company, Medford location.

NICK CAGNETTI
NICK CAGNETTI

INSPIRED BY ROBOCOP - One of the co-founders of Radical Realm Comics, an independent comic book company established in 2014 with the goal for a couple of kids to make their own comics. Previous work includes Infinite Wonders, Spirit of the Shadows, and Pink Lemonade. Nick is currently drawing a comic called Kari Crock.

DR. RIAZ FABIAN
DR. RIAZ FABIAN

INSPIRED BY TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY - Resident Physician by day, artist by night. Doctor Fabian is heavily inspired by Greek and Roman mythology in his paintings.

EMMA KENNY
EMMA KENNY

INSPIRED BY ALIENS - Not everyone can say they’ve managed to impress Kim Kardashian, but Dublin-based illustrator Emma Kenny can. She is a fashion illustrator, 2D artist, animator and concept artist to name but a few of her many talents!

BRIANNA LEE
BRIANNA LEE

INSPIRED BY RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Brianna Lee is an artist with a love of beauty and the human form. She was born and raised in rural Visalia, CA. She just launched her own online school, go to www.briannaleefineart.com for more info.

ALAN FRANK GESEK
ALAN FRANK GESEK

INSPIRED BY LETHAL WEAPON -  Freelance Medical Illustrator/Adjunct Professor of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Alan's favorite things to draw are medical/anatomy art and, of course, comic book super heroes.

BRYLEE WILLIAMSON
BRYLEE WILLIAMSON

INSPIRED BY RUMBLE IN THE BRONX - Model and actress, this Floridian has many projects on the go. Brylee will be part of a new TV series called Deathless, its about vampires! She is also creating her streaming channel for League of Legends. 

NATHANNA ERICA
NATHANNA ERICA

INSPIRED BY THE CROW - Nathanna is an illustrator and paper artist based in São Paulo, Brazil. She can't imagine her life without art, and having graduated from Law school a few years ago made her realize that doing anything else, other than being an artist, would be really difficult. Go to nathannaerica.com to see her amazing portfolio.

MATT DARIOL
MATT DARIOL

 INSPIRED BY POINT BREAK - Australian, Matty Dariol is a comic book artist and a gamer. He has worked on Marvel trading cards and streams on twitch. Check him out at @futureInfinitygaming.

STUDIO FANTASMA
STUDIO FANTASMA

INSPIRED BY THE FUGITIVE -  Studio Fantasma is a creative partnership of Cristiana De Zanche and Pietro Gaudenzi. Based in Italy, this duo has had their work published in numerous magazines.

JAVIER GUZMAN
JAVIER GUZMAN

INSPIRED BY SPEED - From Chicago, Javier is a spectacular talent working in the gaming industry. No stranger to comics, Javier previously released his creator owned SPACEAROO.

HANNA SANDSTROM
HANNA SANDSTROM

INSPIRED BY COMMANDO - Hanna Sandstrom A.K.A. (Kapten Hanna) is a Swedish tattoo artist currently based out of Dark Age Tattoo, in Seattle, Washington. Hanna grew up in Lund, Sweden and has always been into art, specifically illustration. She has now been tattooing for fourteen years.

ELIRAN MALKA
ELIRAN MALKA

INSPIRED BY LIONHEART - Located in Israel, this artist loves to recreate famous comic book covers in the Chibi style. Eli's next project is a children's book.

TROY DONGARRA
TROY DONGARRA

INSPIRED BY PIN-UPS - Virginian art hobbyist, Troy opted to do a cover inspired by pin-up models. This incredible artist is available for commissions. See more from him @toonsbytroy on Instagram.

Risks and challenges

The script is written and interiors nearly finished. We still need to ink, colour and letter. John and I are confident that we can deliver the comic to your doorstep by December.

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    Original Brianna Lee Painting

    The Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired painting by Brianna Lee could be all yours. Beautifully crafted, oils on illustration board mounted to a foamcore, displays "Red" in action. Measuring 9.5"x14" this piece features our powerful female hero wielding a hatchet.
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