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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ non-stop Fantasy Thriller hybrid about one woman keeping safe the witness to a savage crime in a monster filled aquatic Hell.
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Feel more when you read comics. Experience the thrills of the fantasy-thriller hybrid.

Don’t just read comics. Feel the drama.

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The Tide is a graphic novel serialized as a range of beautiful individual hardback and digtial comicbooks. This Kickstarter launches Vol. 2 and releases a new, second edition of Volume 1. I've included catch-packs for anyone who missed the first part and would like both books in the series.

If you are new to Kickstarter please see the ”New to Kickstarter” section further down this page.



Following a savage crime on the shores of the great lake, a law-enforcement warden ends up on the run with the witness. Confronting gateways to a submerged demonic plane, an impending war, and the world's most powerful spy network, she must keep them alive and choose who to trust to see justice done.

In Volume 2 "Manhunt" the chase is on.

Following the incidents on the beach in Volume 1, Warden Milas Clay now has to make it to safety with the witness, whom she doesn’t yet trust. Pursued by both dogs and demonic monsters, they find themselves caught in the open during planet tide when the demonic gateways open.

THIS IS WITNESS PROTECTION... IN HELL.


Inside Vol.1
Inside Vol.2

Please note that shipping is paid when I send you a survey to confirm your address at the end of the campaign not during the campaign. See shipping rates further down this page.

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Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who backed the debut edition and have been patiently waiting for vol 2.

I'm back again with Eisner-nominated Jim Campbell on lettering and design for the sequel book and I’m really pleased to have had extra help come on board for Vol. 2 for inking and flatting.

See my previous Kickstarter for the The Tide: Debut Edition campaign here.

The good news is I’ve taken the time to ensure every page is fully drawn, inked and coloured before I launch. So you won’t have long to wait between the end of the Kickstarter and receiving the book.

40-page hardback book with "Tide Wash" (gloss) cover design.

Vol. 2 will once again be a big comicbook. 12" x 8 1/2" x 1/2".

Here are some of the reviews from customers who bought the debut edition and press reviews. They put it better than I ever could. I love these quotes. I prided myself on making a really lovely book for the debut edition, so I’m really pleased with the feedback - thank you. Volume 2 will aim to build on the quality of the debut.


Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald at MCM Comicon in London checking out the Debut Edition of The Tide and adorning it with Joe’s fantastic sketch of Lady Mechanika.
Joe and Peter aren’t the only creators checking out The Tide. Scott Lobdell (writer of the Happy Death Day Movie and many comic books) has also been taking a look at the Kickstarter this week.
And Kieron Gillen, writer of The Wicked + The Divine, DIE and many other is once again backing The Tide.

Here's some pages from Vols.1 & 2 to whet your appetite...

Page from The Tide Vol. 1
Page from The Tide Vol. 1
Page from The Tide Vol. 1
Page from The Tide Vol. 2
Page from The Tide Vol. 2
Page from The Tide Vol. 2
Page from The Tide Vol. 2








Joining me and Jim Campbell on Vol. 2 is inker, Jeff Graham. Jeff has his own excellent book on Kickstarter here 

Also thanks to Anna Marie Navaja for helping make faster work of the colours by “flatting” the book for me.

  • The Tide – Created by Adam Lumb
  • Author and Artist – Adam Lumb
  • Letters – Eisner nominated Jim Campbell
  • Inks – Jeff Graham
  • Colours - Adam Lumb
  • Colours – Flatting - Anna Marie Navaja
  • Esmé Lumb – Additional Costume Design

The Tide is a story about trust, set in a world of monsters  (both human and supernatural).

All of the story is scripted for the 12 books in this series and I can’t wait to share with you where we land. The ending is great.

This is a story I have been working on for years and it’s great to be finally getting to share it with you, thanks to your support on Kickstarter.


This book has taken nearly 18 months to create. Hundreds of hours of love for the story have gone into making this the most beautiful, most dramatic sequel possible. All of the money raised will be used to pay the creative team involved and print the book and to ship it to you.


I really care about this carefully crafted book reaching you in perfect condition. I use proper book wraps designed for books of this size. I also use couriers to bring the book to your door so that the package is insured and tracked every step of the way. Receiving original artbooks should feel special because it is special. I do everything I can to ensure your book reaches in perfect condition.

Here’s a little video of me despatching copies of the debut edition so you can see the kind of care that goes in to the process.

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Kickstarter is an all or nothing way of raising funds for art projects, which means if we don't reach the target the book won't be made. Without your help I can't get the book designed, lettered and printed. Your pledges matter and I really appreciate everyone who invests in making the project happen. You're not just buying a book. You are helping to continue telling the story. I hope you love the book and thank you for being a part of making it happen.

Adam Lumb Sheffield, England, 2019

Want to read a free sample of The Tide? Sign up below and download a free digital comic.

Risks and challenges

I've been fortunate enough to work for the UK’s national art galleries and the BBC and I'm used to delivering on projects for customers.

The debut edition was successfully funded in late 2017 and published and dispatched on time in February 2018. This time I’m even further ahead with all pages are completed upfront, leaving only the lettering and design to come from Eisner-nominated letterer, Jim Campbell. Therefore following a successfully funded Kickstarter, I expect the book to be with you before Feb 2020.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Digital Edition - Siren Vol. 1

    The Tide: Debut Edition was published in Hardback in Feb 2018. I'm really pleased to say that this debut has been updated as a second edition and released as" Vol.1" with a new Siren cover and is now available as a digital comic.

    The Tide Digital comics are presented at a higher definition than many ebooks to look provide better clarity on larger screens and get close to the large format of the huge hardback editions but without the shipping costs.

    1 x 42 page PDF 150dpi Digital Comic

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    Digital Edition - Maiden Vol. 2

    By popular demand, the Volume 2 Digital Edition has been released early. This digital edition will include the popular cover from the Maiden print editions.

    The Tide Digital comics are presented at a higher definition than many ebooks to look provide better clarity on larger screens and get close to the large format of the huge hardback editions but without the shipping costs.

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    Catch-up Digital Edition v. 1 & 2

    The Tide: Debut Edition was published in Hardback in Feb 2018. I'm really pleased to say that this debut has been updated as a second edition and released as" Vol.1" with a new Siren cover and is now available as a digital comic.

    By popular demand The Tide Vol. 2: Manhunt, has been released early as a digital edition and combined with the digital edition of Vol. 1 into a great catch up pack for the series.

    The Tide Digital comics are presented at a higher definition than many ebooks to look provide better clarity on larger screens and get close to the large format of the huge hardback editions but without the shipping costs.

    2 x 42 page PDF 150dpi Digital Comics

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    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol. 2
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    Hardback (Siren Edition) Vol.1

    This cover is the result of my team up with Dev Gear (inks) and Ula Mos colours (credits include work for Zenescope and many others).

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter? The original Debut Edition has now been re-issued as a second Edition with a brand new Siren / Mermaid cover to celebrate this ongoing series.

    All spines of these large format hardback are designed to look great together so your collection will look great on the shelf no matter which cover design you have.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
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    Hardback (Maiden Edition) Vol. 2

    Get the newest chapter of the Tide story in this large format hardback edition. Features a new original fantasy art cover by me updating the classic look of fantasy novels and gaming art.

    All spines of these large format hardback are designed to look great together so your collection will look great on the shelf no matter which cover design you have.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
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    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 52

    Catch-up Hardback vols. 1 & 2

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter for the Debut Edition and want to catch up? The original Debut Edition has now been re-issued as a Second Edition with a brand new Siren / Mermaid cover to celebrate this ongoing series.

    This cover is the result of my team up with Dev Gear (inks) and Ula Mos colours (Zenescope and many others).

    Catch up by getting volume 1 and volume 2 of the large format hardback editions. Get the new second edition of Vol.1 with it's new Siren cover and the new super popular Maiden cover featuring the main characters.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
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    Collectors Signed Catch-up 1&2 + Print

    Included a Signed Limited Edition Print.

    Plus both Hardbacks are signed.

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter for the Debut Edition and want to catch up? The original Debut Edition has now been re-issued as a Second Edition with a brand new Siren / Mermaid cover to celebrate this ongoing series.

    This cover is the result of my team up with Dev Gear (inks) and Ula Mos colours (Zenescope and many others).

    Catch up by getting volume 1 and volume 2 of the large format hardback editions. Get the new second edition of Vol.1 with it's new Siren cover and the new super popular Maiden cover featuring the main characters.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • Includes Limited Edition Signed 8.27" x 11.69" Art Print
    • These are Signed Editions
    • Shipping not included. Please see Shipping Rates info.
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    Ultra Rare Artists Monster Editions Haul

    I am making just 10 of these monster editions available. The monster editions feature my original oil paintings of the Kappa from The Tide. The are signed and numbered as a super limited series. This pledge tier also includes everything in the Collectors tier plus digital.

    Includes:
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.1
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol. 2
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • Includes Limited Edition Signed 8.27" x 11.69" Art Print
    • The Tide Vol.1 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • These are Signed Editions
    • Shipping not included. Please see Shipping Rates info.
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    Original Pencils Vol. 1 Cover Art Siren

    Own the original pencil art for The Tide Vol.1 Siren Edition. Drawn by Adam Lumb on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

    This tier also includes the ultra rare monster editions. I am making just 10 of these monster editions available. The monster editions feature my original oil paintings of the Kappa from The Tide. The are signed and numbered as a super limited series. This pledge tier also includes everything in the Collectors tier plus digital.

    Shipping is free for this original art tier.

    Includes:
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.1
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol. 2
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • Includes Limited Edition Signed 8.27" x 11.69" Art Print
    • The Tide Vol.1 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • These are Signed Editions
    • Original 11" x 17" Pencil Art The Tide Vol. 1 (Siren Edition)
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    EARLY BACKER Digital Catch-up v. 1 & 2

    This EARLY BACKER reward saves £5 on the regular Digital catch-up pack.

    The Tide: Debut Edition was published in Hardback in Feb 2018. I'm really pleased to say that this debut has been updated as a second edition and released as" Vol.1" with a new Siren cover and is now available as a digital comic.

    By popular demand The Tide Vol. 2: Manhunt, has been released early as a digital edition and combined with the digital edition of Vol. 1 into a great catch up pack for the series.

    The Tide Digital comics are presented at a higher definition than many ebooks to look provide better clarity on larger screens and get close to the large format of the huge hardback editions but without the shipping costs.

    2 x 42 page PDF 150dpi Digital Comics

    Includes:
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.1
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol. 2
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    EARLY BACKER Signed Hardback (Siren) v.1

    This is a Signed Edition available to EARLY BACKERS. This cover is the result of my team up with Dev Gear (inks) and Ula Mos colours (credits include work for Zenescope and many others).

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter? The original Debut Edition has now been re-issued as a second Edition with a brand new Siren / Mermaid cover to celebrate this ongoing series.

    All spines of these large format hardback are designed to look great together so your collection will look great on the shelf no matter which cover design you have.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • This is a Signed Edition
    • Shipping not included. Please see Shipping Rates info.
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    EARLY BACKER Signed Hardback (Maiden)v.1

    This is a signed edition available to EARLY BACKERS.

    Get the newest chapter of the Tide story in this large format hardback edition. Features a new original fantasy art cover by me updating the classic look of fantasy novels and gaming art.

    All spines of these large format hardback are designed to look great together so your collection will look great on the shelf no matter which cover design you have.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • This is a Signed Edition
    • Shipping not included. Please see Shipping Rates info.
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    EARLY BACKER Catch-up Hardback v. 1 & 2

    Individual Volumes are £25 each or chose this EARLY BACKER Catch-up pack and get both for just £30.

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter for the Debut Edition and want to catch up? The original Debut Edition has now been re-issued as a Second Edition with a brand new Siren / Mermaid cover to celebrate this ongoing series.

    This cover is the result of my team up with Dev Gear (inks) and Ula Mos colours (Zenescope and many others).

    Catch up by getting volume 1 and volume 2 of the large format hardback editions. Get the new second edition of Vol.1 with it's new Siren cover and the new super popular Maiden cover featuring the main characters.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • Shipping not included. Please see Shipping Rates info.
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    Original Inks Vol. 1 Cover Art Maiden

    Own the original inked art for The Tide Vol.1 Siren Edition. Drawn by Adam Lumb over blueline by Adam Lumb on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

    This tier also includes the ultra rare monster editions. I am making just 10 of these monster editions available. The monster editions feature my original oil paintings of the Kappa from The Tide. The are signed and numbered as a super limited series. This pledge tier also includes everything in the Collectors tier plus digital.

    Shipping is free for this original art tier.

    Includes:
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.1
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol. 2
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (Siren Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • Includes Limited Edition Signed 8.27" x 11.69" Art Print
    • The Tide Vol.1 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • These are Signed Editions
    • Original 11" x 17" Inked art The Tide Vol. 2 (Maiden Edition)
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