Last year, amid several health issues, I misdiagnosed myself with food poisoning. Days later I was being rushed to the hospital in a taxi cab as my body was shutting down. In between bouts of unconsciousness I muttered, "If I die in this cab I'm haunting it." to the cabbie. This was the inspiration for Cyrus Perkins.
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab is a four issue supernatural crime noir comic series. When a young boy named Michael dies from a gunshot wound in his taxi cab, Cyrus Perkins is thrust to the role of unlikely hero as Michael's spirit is trapped in his cab. Cyrus must solve his murder, and give him the peace to pass into the afterlife.
Dave Dwonch has been a comics writer and artist producing indie titles for over a decade. In 2010 he founded Action Lab Entertainment with fellow indie mavericks and as Creative Director for Action Lab helped produce several of their titles including the Eisner nominated series Princeless. Recently he penned several titles, most notably Vamplets (with Gayle "My Little Pony" Middleton), Ghost Town, and CBR's Top 100 of 2013 series Double Jumpers.
A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Anna Lencioni has been working as a sequential artist on such titles as NFL Rush Zone and Miss America. Cyrus Perkins is her first long form project.
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab is a 100% creator-owned project, and truly a labor of love. With your help, Anna and I are hoping to cover the production cost of the first issue of the comic. This series is a huge undertaking, and your donations will allow us to take time out of our schedules to produce the fully colored artwork and limited edition Kickstarter Edition of Cyrus Perkins #1.
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MORE ART FROM THE SERIES ADDED 4/23!
This is a turning point in the first issue of Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab. I don't want to give too much away, but it's NY's finest at their best.
MORE ART FROM THE SERIES ADDED 4/28!
This page features a new character, Mors, in Panel One (albeit her back is to us). She will float around the series adding another supernatural element to the book. She will play a HUGE role in the sequel: Cyrus Perkins and the Death Brigade.
Risks and challenges
Anna and I are hard at work to bring Cyrus and Michael's story to print, and we're about halfway there. With your help we are looking to fund the first issue. We feel like we've set realistic goals and any additional funds generated here will go towards the remaining issues of the series. What does that mean? The risk factor here is very low! Hop into the cab and get ready for a crazy ride!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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