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Luke Ryan builds a successful insurance business around his super powers that threatens to come crashing down.
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I've been writing comics since I was eight years old. Most of those sucked.

So I tried harder.

22 years later I have a script that I am so excited about, that if I don't turn it into a finished, published comic book I'll never be able to look myself in the eye again. (Not that I can look myself in the eye now...that would be weird, right? If I had one protruding eye that faced the wrong direction I would probably have much bigger problems than whether or not I had the funds to self-publish a comic book...maybe that was a bad way to phrase it. Oh, crap. I'm not convincing you that I know how to write, am I? Shoot! Now I'm babbling! Abort parenthetical musings!!!)

Let's just skip to the point: This comic is called, The Provider. I've been working on it, off and on, for several years now and it's gone through multiple rewrites, getting better and tighter with each pass and it's been handed around to enough trusted and critical readers for me to feel like I have something special, worth sharing with the world.

The Provider's name is Luke Ryan, a man with superpowers in a world where few others are as gifted. Instead of using his natural talents to be the quintessential hero or villain, Luke does what any of us do with our own skills, he uses them to make a living.

And so, Luke Ryan Insurance Services was born. Premium insurance policy holders are given a fancy, hi-tech watch, which they can use to signal Luke if they are ever in any immediate danger and he can swoop in and save the day. But it's not cheap and now he's become a well known status symbol. Plenty of people have Bentleys, how many have a superhero on call? Well...13.

That is, until an insurance fraud case perpetrated by one of the richest and most powerful men in America threatens to unravel Luke's entire livelihood! Issue one suddenly presents him with the challenge of balancing his 24/7 on call job with being a single dad, all while trying to save an insurance company suddenly in danger of going under.

Exciting, right?!

Bruno Oliveira has come on board to do the pencils and inks and the first three pages look AMAZING!!! The kickstarter funds will go towards finishing the pencils, inks, and colors for the remaining 19 pages and the cover and toward a print on demand run of the comic...UNLESS we raise a little more money and then we can setup an offset printing run and be able to print not just enough copies to make sure you all get one, but also plenty to send around to publishers and take to the occasional con!

Thank you guys so much for listening, it means a lot just to know you read this far down. Let's do this!

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    You'll get a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic and, more importantly, a pdf of the finished comic sent directly to your inbox!

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    A really for real paper copy of the finished comic sent to your door that you can hold in your hands, smell the pages and even read, signed by me. :) +

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    I will personally call your Congressman to complain about the trees/schools/speed bumps in your neighborhood on your behalf! + The really for real signed copy of The Provider #1 + The digital edition of the comic! + Hearty "Thank you!"

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    I will personally call your grandmother to tell her what an amazing, altruistic grandkid she has! + A limited edition sketch cover of The Provider #1 featuring an all white cover with a quick and unique sketch by Bruno just for you!! (On account of high shipping costs to Bruno's Brazilian homebase, this is also the first level where you'll get HIS signature!) + The digital edition of the comic! + Hearty "Thank you!"

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    A limited edition sketch cover of The Provider #1 featuring an all white cover with a unique sketch of YOUR death (Luke can't save everyone.) by Bruno just for you!! Signed by both Bruno and me! + The grandma call + A Standard Edition of The Provider #1 also signed by us both! The digital edition of the comic! + Hearty "Thank you!"

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    An ORIGINAL page of artwork from The Provider Issue 1 signed by Bruno!!! + A printed copy of the comic signed by both me and Bruno! + The digital version of the comic! + The hearty thank you! + I'll personally email your parent of choice a note, thanking them for making you.

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    You get to be IN the comic!! Your face will grace the printed page via a minor character who may or may not have a line or two! + A print of the page you appear on! + A printed copy of the comic signed by both me and Bruno! + The digital version of the comic! + The hearty thank you!

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    I will hitchhike across the United States dressed as Spider-man, blogging and videotaping the entire adventure for the http://amtrekker.com website (and your own site if you'd like), listing you as the sponsor for each and every blog post and video clip, show up at your house, sleep on your couch, make you eggs for breakfast and then disappear just as quickly!

    Oh, and you can have a copy of the sketch cover edition of the comic, a copy of the regular run of the comic, the digital edition of the comic, an original page of artwork.

    AND, the heartiest of hearty thank yous.

    (No poetry though. I draw the line at poetry.)

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    Holy OMG! You get to be VERY IN the comic!!! A major character will get your name and face AND have a role that will recur in multiple issues with guaranteed lines in Issue 1! + A print of the page of your choice with your character on it! + A printed copy of the comic signed by both me and Bruno! + The digital version of the comic! + The hearty thank you!

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