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Discover a world where everything that exists is drawn into existence, but where color has been lost. Read the first 32 pages for free!
Discover a world where everything that exists is drawn into existence, but where color has been lost. Read the first 32 pages for free!
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 Puc the Artist is set in a world where everything that exists, is drawn into existence. If you want a birthday cake, just master your pencil work, and draw yourself a birthday cake. Some are skilled at watercolor, some with charcoal or etchings. Each has their own unique ability to create...or destroy. But in this world of ink and artists something important and vibrant has been lost and forgotten - Color. Our story is about the happenstances of discovering it, and the problems three youths must deal with to return it to the world.  

Puc the Artist is a story about friendship, learning one's place in the grand scheme of things, and adventure. The story is planned with a complete beginning, middle, and end. This book will be the begging of the adventure. Just like how Star Wars: A New Hope, stand on it's own as a film. So too will the first Puc The Artist book. If we are so lucky to have the support, the story has room to expand into the other two arcs in the future.  

Garret and I are co-creating this story, so the same art team and writer will be on it the whole way threw. It's a labor of love for the both of us, with Garret being the originator of the character designs and look of this world. And Miles Greb plotting out the story and fleshing out the characters. 

The main book will be 66 pages, a hearty start to the story, and half of the first arch. However if you look below we have a REALLY great stretch goal in mind. 

If we reach the goal of $12,000 everyone getting a Puc The Artist comic will get an upgraded copy. Instead of printing the 66 page large size "Floppy" comic, we will instead be printing a graphic novel that is the full first arch of the story. I hope we can do this, as it gives everyone more for their money, and we get to tell the whole first arch with just one Kickstarter and with one book! So please be sure to share it around to help us reach this goal!   

Jay, Miles, Garret, Milsea, and Jamie.
Jay, Miles, Garret, Milsea, and Jamie.

Miles Greb - Writer, Co-creator - Former Bob Dylan impersonator who's obsession with Star Trek is annoying to everyone.  

Garrett RicherIllustrator - Co,Creator - The actual artist for the fictional Artist, non-fictionally. 

Jay Bendt - Illustrator- Fantasy loving hoarder of color pencils and coffee mugs. Draws pictures for a living.

Milsae Kim - Females. Strong females." I just love female characters so much :) 

Andrew Pierce Editor - Lovable goof. Escaped Kipling protagonist.

 An Orphan from the nomadic tribes of the Cold North. Separated from her family at a very young age Asta has had to learn to fend for herself. She has a quick temper, and picks fights with about everyone. Although some people in town think she is a bit cold, her close friends Tolo and Puc know she would do anything to protect them. She secretly wants to be a start her own Strawberry farm...but she won't ever tell anyone cause she has to keep up appearances.   

 Tolo is a son of a famous explorer and a famous artist. He grew up with stories of far off places from his mother, and watching his father paint images of them. His dream though, was to help others explore the world like his mother so Tolo became a Cartographer. Well, he is training to be one at-least. He carries with him a giant compass that can read the land, but also in a pinch move the ground before him.   

Well read, and more formally educated then his two friends, Tolo is normally the plan maker of the gang. 

 Puc spends his day at his drawing desk in his granddads basement. Introverted by nature, Puc has a good heart and often gets dragged outside by his friends. Even when they do get him to leave his drawing desk, he normally finds something to draw while out and about.  

 He is a Rat Burglar, pun intended. He makes his coin by bounty hunting, in turning in people for petite crimes. He travels with his ally Fink, a husky Mouse who is't the most sophiscated - but he is loyal.   

Read the first issue for free!
Read the first issue for free!
      

Or if you just want a quick look at the art, here are two pages from the first story arch. Note some of the book will be in Black and White and some in color - it all depends on the story line and what powers Puc can learn!  

The Book!  

A beautiful printed comic book! This is actual a sample of a very small print run I did to show the first arch of the story off at C2E2. The actual book will be longer, and have a different cover. It will be printed by Print Ninja, who is one of the best is the bussiness.   

The book is designed to be 66 pages, and if we hit out strech goal it will increase to 122! 

The Actual Cover below.

Art Prints!  

Art by Milsae Kim
Art by Milsae Kim
Art by Jay Bendt
Art by Jay Bendt

These are the two awesome Art Prints available. They will be printed on high quality stock, and 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size.  

 Enamel Pins!

Pins of Pit the mouse & Puc!
Pins of Pit the mouse & Puc!

Sketch Cover  

 We are making a story about artists after all so what better reward then a sketch cover? These covers will be coated with a nice paper suited for inking. We wanted to make something of an event of them so, everyone who gets one and does a sketch will have their work shown off! We will be tweeting them out, sharing them on Instagram, and Kickstarter updates. Anyone who wants to their art to be linked back to their account, we will be happy to do that.   

Or you can buy it and keep your sketch all to yourself, that is totally fine too! 

There is even an option to have Garret draw a custom sketch for you! 

These covers will be Kickstarter exclusive. 

Art Commission! 

Examples  of The Full Color Commission in the "Box of crayons" level
Examples of The Full Color Commission in the "Box of crayons" level

 Any Kickstarter project is ultimately only as good as it's budget and planning. To be transpersent and clear with our plans and goal we wanted to lay how how the funds will be used.   

Risks and challenges

This will be my 9th Kickstarter Project, and my 8th Comic Book project. All my single issues have been printed and shipped, or are being shipped out. My largest project Clovis, is now finished and in the process of being printed. I am good at multitasking on my different series and have been doing this for about three years now.
There is of course always risks that could effect the project. I have learned how to manage most of them by now however. Books might get delayed to do real life complications or health. However regardless of those factors, the book will be finished.

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    #2 Pencil

    A digital copy of Puc The Artist.
    64 pages of adventure, with extras!

    (If stretch goals are hit, page numbers will increase!)

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    • Puc The Artist - PDF
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    Pencil Sharpener

    A digital copy of Puc The Artist, and few digital copies of my other comic series including:

    And After the Gold Rush #1
    Espers #1
    Clovis #0

    Over 100 pages of indie comics.

    Includes:
    • Puc The Artist - PDF
    • ATGR #1 - PDF
    • Espers #1 - PDF
    • Clovis #0 - PDF
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    Charcoal

    Puc The Artist #1, printed and shipped.
    64 Pages
    (If stretch goals are hit, page numbers will increase to 122 page Graphic Novel!)

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    • Puc The Artist #1 - Graphic Novel
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    Ink Pen

    Puc The Artist #1, printed and shipped.
    Signed by Miles Greb

    A High Quailty Art Print by MILSAE KIM.
    (8 1/2 x 11 in size.)

    Includes:
    • Puc The Artist #1 - Graphic Novel
    • MILSAE KIM Art Print
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    Mechanical Pencil

    A sweet package, as a thank you to early backers of the project!

    Includes:
    Puc the Artist #1 - signed by Miles Greb
    Enamel Pin set
    1x Jay Bendt Print
    1x Melsae Kim Print

    Includes:
    • Puc The Artist #1 - Graphic Novel
    • MILSAE KIM Art Print
    • Enamel Pin set!
    • Jay Bendt - Art Print
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    Quill

    Puc the Artist - Printed and Shipped.
    An Enamel Pin set!

    Includes:
    • Puc The Artist #1 - Graphic Novel
    • Enamel Pin set!
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    Retail Art Supplies

    A set for retail shops!
    You will revive 5 copies of Puc the Artist #1.
    The book will be a 64 page floppy, unless the stretch goals are reached, in which case you will be receiving a 86 paged Trade Paper back.)

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    Easel

    Puc the Artist limited edition Sketch cover!
    This cover will feature Puc starting on a blank canvas. You can draw whatever you like on the cover! And we will show off all the art from these covers on Kickstarter updates, Twitter, and Instagram. We will also link back to any of your art pages to share your work!
    ALSO includes:
    Enamel Pin Set!
    Art Print by Meliisa Kim

    Includes:
    • Enamel Pin set!
    • Puc The Artist - Sketch Cover Graphic Novel
    • MILSAE KIM Art Print
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    Paint Brush

    Puc The Artist #1
    Two Art Prints
    After the Gold Rush #1, printed and Shipped.
    Clovis #0, Printed and Shipped.
    Signed by Miles Greb.

    Includes:
    • Puc The Artist #1 - Graphic Novel
    • ATGR #1 - PDF
    • Clovis #0 - PDF
    • MILSAE KIM Art Print
    • Jay Bendt - Art Print
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    Fine Brush

    Puc the Artist limited edition Sketch cover, with a custom sketch by Garrett Richert on the cover! Limited to black and white, but it can be anything you like (PG only please.)
    It will also be signed by him.
    Also includes
    2x Art Prints
    Enamel Pin Set

    Includes:
    • Puc The Artist - Sketch Cover Graphic Novel
    • Custom Sketch
    • Enamel Pin set!
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    Box of Crayons

    A full color custom art commission by Garret Richert. Have him draw whatever you like (PG only please) in his signature style.
    You will get an HQ art print of it in 8 1/2 x 11 size.
    Puc the Artist #1, signed by Miles Greb.

    Includes:
    • Full color custom art commission
    • Puc The Artist #1 - Graphic Novel
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    Self Portrait

    See yourself in the book!
    We will add you to a scene in Puc the Artist. There are two scenes to choose from, and you may select the one you like. You will also be given an edited version of the art so you may use it for your profile picture, or whatever you like.
    Also includes.
    Puc the Artist #1 - Signed.
    2x Art Prints
    Enamel Pin Set

    Includes:
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    • Enamel Pin set!
    • MILSAE KIM Art Print
    • Jay Bendt - Art Print
    • Get yourself in the book!
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