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A comic book anthology featuring twisted tales inspired by the original City of Sin, Las Vegas!
A comic book anthology featuring twisted tales inspired by the original City of Sin, Las Vegas!
A comic book anthology featuring twisted tales inspired by the original City of Sin, Las Vegas!
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THE STRIP, A Twisted Vegas Comic Anthology

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Far in the future, in 3084… Years of intergalactic war have ravaged the starscape…

But peace has finally come. The inhabitants of distant planets and moons are finally free to roam the stars again. Only one destination location in the galaxy still stands...

Welcome to THE STRIP!

THE STRIP is a futuristic travel mag, full of speculative stories of “The Vegas that Was or Could Be!” Intergalactic travelers flock to the ruins of the once-great VEGAS to learn about the ancient culture that lived there, and each story is a special stop on the tour that re-imagines the original city of sin. The tour guides “educated guesses” are a real hoot, and each story is a flashback or historical re-enactment. Part drunk history, part whacked out re-interpretation to please the alien rocket-set.

THE STRIP, A Twisted Vegas Anthology, will be a collection of 100+ pages of weird and warped comics, inspired by the original city of sin, Las Vegas! It is the sixth entry in the Red Stylo Presents anthology series.

Last year, we hit the jackpot with the Harvey Award-nominated The 27 Club. As a follow-up, we’re letting it ride with The Strip! Strange tales from Las Vegas are the theme, in the form of 8-page comics.  Creators were asked to draw inspiration from the music, mob, casinos, luck–whatever visions Vegas conjured for them!

#VegasTwisted
#VegasTwisted

Once betting closed, we emerged with eleven short stories that painted a wonderfully warped vision of Las Vegas.  The pieces inspired us to turn THE STRIP into a trippy travelogue filled with "What ifs?" and "WTFs?!"  Stops along the way include stages where magic is more than an illusion, a slightly off-kilter vision of the future, and the deserts around Vegas where something hungry lurks.  The book will be a full-color trade paperback and deluxe digital package. Even tourists from off-planet are flocking to our casinos, so we hope you'll join us on this strange ride!

 

James McGee, editor/heart-throb behind The Strip
James McGee, editor/heart-throb behind The Strip

The Strip marks James McGee's first time behind the editor's desk for the Red Stylo Presents anthology series.  James joined Red Stylo as the writer of "Star Crossed" in the Shakespeare Shaken anthology.  He went on to stage a hostile takeover under the guise of  the evil "Snidley McGee." These days, his alter egos are kinder and gentler, but still snappy dressers. His work has also appeared in Unfashioned Creatures, The 27 Club, This Mutant Life and Fireside Fiction.  James lives in West Virginia with his wife, Laura, and an ever-growing army of cats.

THE STRIP includes stories from:

  • Scott Bachman and Matthew Sparks
  • David Booher, Pedro Mendes, and Sara King
  • Dino Caruso and Jan Velasquez
  • Moll Green and Alex Clark
  • Mike Hall and Declan Fitz
  • Martin Hayes, Michael Ellis, and Bram Meehan
  • Sherezada Kent and Y.C. Yang
  • Jeff Leeds and Emily Swan
  • Kristi McDowell and Mira Mortal
  • Jed McPherson and Kevin Maher
  • John Sowder
  • Mark Mullaney
The Team
The Team

 

 

One Armed Bandits
One Armed Bandits

 

Treat Me Mean and Cruel
Treat Me Mean and Cruel

 

The Tithe
The Tithe

  

New Shooter
New Shooter

 

 

Little Lucky Dice Chapel
Little Lucky Dice Chapel

 

 

The Big Job
The Big Job

 

 

The Ruins
The Ruins

 

The Champ
The Champ

 

The Forgotten Dead
The Forgotten Dead

 

 

Fold
Fold

  

Is This Your Card?
Is This Your Card?

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Making comics is always a gamble, so we're asking you to roll the dice on THE STRIP! The $5000 we’re raising goes toward the actual cost of printing and shipping the book, as well as fulfilling rewards..

Production on THE STRIP is well underway, and will conclude in August. Red Stylo has a proven track record of delivering comic anthologies (just check out our back-catalog!), and we have collaborated with this printer in the past. The quality of their product is OUTSTANDING, and the print order will be placed within days of funding.

While our print order is being run, Red Stylo’s team will prep rewards for shipping, including individual stories and PDFs. Our goal amount covers the cost of printing and shipping books to Red Stylo's warehouse only, but we have chosen rewards and shipping options within our regular production budget for an anthology and the cost of these items has been considered and accounted for.

All rewards will be delivered in November 2017, which makes this book a phenomenal gift idea for the holidays.

This is Red Stylo's sixth anthology, and we have an experienced production team. All of our cards are on the table, and we're convinced we have a winning hand!

The release party for THE STRIP will be held at New York Comic Con in October, where it will be Red Stylo’s featured title.

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    Thanks for rolling the dice on THE STRIP! You get a code for one digital story from THE STRIP Anthology, plus our eternal gratitude.

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    You win big with a code for TWO digital stories from THE STRIP Anthology!

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    Jackpot

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    Full House

    Get a deluxe PDF download of THE STRIP anthology. Includes all stories, along with sketches, scripts, and other bonus material.

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    Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

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    Bonus Roll

    The printed edition of the anthology, plus a bundle of 5 digital titles featuring comics from our anthology contributors.

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    Area 51

    Get a copy of the SOLD OUT "Alien Bounty Hunter #1," signed by writer David Booher ("Fold," Powerless)! Also includes a physical copy of THE STRIP.

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    Ol' Blue Eyes

    Get signed copies of Powerless 1-4, signed by "Fold" writer David Booher! Also includes a physical copy of THE STRIP.

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    • A "mystery" trade paperback featuring THE STRIP creators
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    Pit Boss

    Editor James McGee (Ophelia's Revenge, The 27 Club) will review your single issue comic script and give professional notes and feedback. This also includes a standard copy of the anthology.

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    Freemont Street Experience

    One of our STRIP artists will illustrate a custom "Vegas Twisted" portrait of you or someone of your choosing. This also includes a standard copy of the anthology.

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    Double Down

    The printed version of the anthology, plus your choice of 1 additional Red Stylo Anthology. Choose from POE TWISTED, KILLER QUEEN, ANGEL WITH A BULLET, or THE 27 CLUB

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    For comic shops only! This level comes with ten copies of the STRIP anthology and an exclusive display print for your shop.

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    Fold

    Receive a page of original artwork from "FOLD," illustrated by Pedro Mendes. This tier includes a physical copy of the anthology.

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    Receive a page of original artwork from "New Shooter," illustrated by Kevin Maher. This tier includes a physical copy of the anthology.

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    Big Job

    Receive apage of original artwork from "Big Job," illustrated by Michael Hall. This tier includes a physical copy of the anthology.

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    High Roller

    The printed version of THE STRIP, plus a complete collection of Red Stylo Anthologies. Includes POE TWISTED, KILLER QUEEN, ANGEL WITH A BULLET, and THE 27 CLUB

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