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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 9 2019 3:30 AM UTC +00:00.

$2,285
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
55
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 9 2019 3:30 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Rancidville: The Rotten Truth is the second act of a three-part story. Thanks to our amazing backers and fans, we were able to produce the first volume in 2017 through a successful Kickstarter and now the story continues in Book 2.

If you're returning to Rancidville, Thank you so much! None of this could have been done without you. If you're new to the story, Welcome! You've picked the perfect point to start your journey into the town of Rancidville.

This campaign is to raise funds to print the 52-page graphic novel Rancidville: The Rotten Truth. There is also a Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover by Ryan Kroboth.

  • A kid-centric mystery comic that is all-ages appropriate. 
  • A central theme of not judging people by their appearances.
  • 48 pages of full-color sequential art.
  • 6.625 x 10.25 Graphic Novel with a 12pt Matte Cover that has a Spot UV and 105lbs Matte interior pages - identical to Book 1.
  • Highest Quality Printing
  • A limited variant cover by Ryan Kroboth.

Fourteen year old Nathaniel Wicket had to move to a junkyard in a small unfamiliar Pennsylvanian town with his estranged Uncle.

He meets Shane Hines and Alice Martin, and the trio became quick friends.

Meanwhile, in the City Council, the acts of nefarious men go unchecked.

 And Nathaniel finds a clue to a deeper mystery.

So they rush off to question the Guardian of the city.

And get arrested.

But, after speaking with the Guardian...

Their fears are dismissed as the fantasies of children.

Which only fuels their desires to find the truth.

Rancidville is imaginative, funny, and is sure to engage the kid in all of us.

I enjoy reading fiction novels.
I like movies.
I really, really enjoy television.
But, I love comics, and I absolutely LOVE to draw.



Since I was eight years old, I have wanted to make comics. But I didn't have a clue where to start or what story to tell.
I was never really into the superhero genre of comics, I always gravitated to comics like Usagi Yojimbo, Cerebus, TMNT, Elfquest, and Bone. 
Independent, different, and with humor.

Off and on for over 20 years, I have worked on some aspect of the Rancidville story as it has become a passion and a labor of love.

In 2011, sometime after it started, I discovered a webcomic called reMind by Jason Brubaker, and that opened my thoughts up to webcomic publication.

Then, in 2014 I took an online course on how to get your comic project started. It focused on the organization of ideas surrounding comic creation.

All those things led to me getting my comic off the shelf of ideas and into the world of reality.

I am incredibly excited to bring the second chapter of Rancidville to you.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have in creating it.

  • If you like mysteries you will love Rancidville.
  • There are over 50 Pages of Content
  • If you like mysteries solved by kids you will love Rancidville.
  • If you're a fan of Goonies or Scooby-Doo then guess what, you will love Rancidville
  • If you think the government is corrupt and wish someone could prove it (well I can't fix that) but you may still love Rancidville.
  • Book  2 is even better than Book 1! While the first book primarily set up the characters, Book 2 is where the action really gets going!
  • You will love Rancidville if you are looking for a fresh story that challenges the preconceived notions of appearances and how we judge others based on those things.
  • The Rotten Truth is both Chapters 3 and 4 of Rancdiville making up the second act of a three-part story.
  • The book is 100% Complete
  • A Digital Deluxe PDF is included with every book.

All the money raised will go toward printing the second book, backer rewards, Stripe/Kickstarter fees and shipping.  There is a small Miscellaneous amount set aside for contiengencies. If we're lucky enough to surpass our goal, any additional funding will go towards creating new rewards or be put directly back into the book, and production of the next volume. 

Free Shipping in the U.S.

Rancidville will be packed with care by experts who have years of shipping experience. No one enjoys getting a mangled comic as a reward from a Kickstarter Campaign.

From the individually wrapped book to the shipping carton, the same attention and love goes into each shipment as it did in creating the actual books. 

                          >>>Click here to get the Preview of Chapter 3<<< 

If you dig what you see, I hope you'll choose to join the campaign and select one of the rewards to help make Rancidville: The Rotten Truth a reality.

Ryan Kroboth, the artist of Sunmaker, whose credits include having published works by Fried Comics, Dren Productions, and Wannabe Press, contributed this AMAZING variant cover for Rancidville: The Rotten Truth! 

This is a limited print run for the Kickstarter only. Once the campaign is over, this will not be available anywhere else. As an added bonus Ryan is going to autograph each backers copy, how sweet is that!

I want you to back my project with confidence. If you're not 100% satisfied with your pledge, I'll do whatever it takes to resolve your issue. And, if that's not possible, simply return your reward and you'll be refunded your full pledge amount.

It means a lot to me that you have taken the time to read through my campaign. Thank you for your support and your willingness to consider being part of the adventure!

If you'd like to make Rancidville: The Rotten Truth a part of your library please select one of the great reward tiers and click the green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button. 

With gratitude,

John Edingfield II

Risks and challenges

As a Kickstarter Superbacker, I know what it means to ask you for your support. I recognize that one of the biggest risks to a comic project is the production and fulfillment.

Having already funded and fulfilled my first project on the Kickstarter platform in 2017 I am pretty confident that (a) I know what I am doing (b) I finish what I start and (c) all the risks have been identified and eliminated.

I hope you'll give me the opportunity to make you a Rancidville fan for life!

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    Tourist / Catch-Up PDF

    For those who like their digital basic, this one's for you. You'll receive the PDF of Rancidville #2, 52 pages of comedic mystery fun.

    Also includes Rancidville #1 PDF.

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    For those process junkies out there - Not only do you get the 52-pages included with the standard Rancidville#2 PDF, but it's jam-packed with concepts, thumbnails, and more!

    Also includes Rancidville#1 Digital Deluxe.

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    Then this tier's for you!
    Get both Books 1 & 2 so you can unravel the mystery.

    Includes Rancidville Campaign Bookmark and both Digital Deluxe PDF's.

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    Love incredible cover art, then Ryan Kroboth's definitive Rancidville Variant Cover is the tier for you.

    Includes a copy of the standard cover, the campaign bookmark, and deluxe PDF.

    Includes:
    • Rancidville #2 Limited Variant Cover by Ryan Kroboth
    • Standard Cover of Rancidville #2: The Rotten Truth
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    • Rancidville #2 Limited Variant Cover by Ryan Kroboth
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    Would you love a custom piece of art of one of the characters from Rancidville?

    You get a 9x12 inked drawing of your choice of characters from Rancidville in addition to the Campaign Exclusive Rancidville $2 Coin, the Variant cover, the standard cover, the campaign bookmark and PDF.

    Includes:
    • Commission a Character from Rancidville 9x12 Inked
    • KS Exclusive Rancidville Bronze Coin
    • Rancidville #2 Limited Variant Cover by Ryan Kroboth
    • Standard Cover of Rancidville #2: The Rotten Truth
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    Includes:
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    Includes:
    • Inked Page of Your Choosing from Book 2
    • KS Exclusive Rancidville Bronze Coin
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    You get ALL the stuff and make out like a bandit, or in this case the Guardian of Rancidville.

    Includes:
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    • A Cameo of You as a City Council Guard or Leader
    • Drawing of you in Acknowledgements
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