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Witness Protection in Hell... The Tide comic. 1 & 2

The women are caught in the open by the hunters as monsters cross dimensions in this Dark Fantasy Thriller. Halloween RPG Graphic Novel

Witness Protection in Hell... The Tide comic. 1 & 2

The women are caught in the open by the hunters as monsters cross dimensions in this Dark Fantasy Thriller. Halloween RPG Graphic Novel

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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 13 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 13, 2019

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WITNESS PROTECTION...

...IN A WORLD OF MONSTERS

Vol.1 & Vol.2 - The Tide Series
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"Solomon Kane meets Enemy of the State"

A DARK FANTASY-THRILLER

The Tide: Manhunt is the second volume in a graphic novel serialized as a range of beautiful individual hardback comicbooks. This Kickstarter is for Vol.2  and I've included catch-packs for anyone who missed the first part.

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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 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
Out 1st October - New Ula Mos Series Celebration Cover (This is a series cover, Sirens do not appear in Vol 1.)

Out 1st October - New Ula Mos Series Celebration Cover (This is a series cover, Sirens do not appear in Vol 1.)


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. Order now and it will be with you by Christmas.

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.

Here's some pages from Vol.2 to whet your appetite...


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 help me 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

Kickstarter works as a way to bring art projects to life by allowing readers to pre-order books. Simply add the rewards (products) you want from the range of available tiers or click "back this project" and Kickstarter will set up your account. You won't be charged unless I hit the funding target. The book only gets made if I receive enough pre-orders.

Kickstarter doesn’t bill you until the end of the campaign, so please pledge now with the confidence of knowing you won’t be billed until the end. 

At the end of a successful Kickstarter you'll receive an update from me to confirm the address you would like your books sent to (or to confirm your email address for Digital Comics).

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.

I courier parcels worldwide. Simply select your country from the drop down menu when you order your book, and the cost of secure packaging and insured (tracked) shipping, will be added to your pledge.

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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Order now for delivery in time for Christmas.


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 Christmas 2019, making it an ideal gift (or something for yourself).

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    The Tide Vol.1 Digital Edition (PDF)

    The Tide is published first in hardback, large scale, like books used to be. Like cinema releases in the theatre before a film comes to dvd and streaming.

    The debut edition was published in Feb 2018. I know some people love digital - plus it's cheaper than the hardback. So I'm really pleased to say that the debut has been updated and released as Vol.1 with a new cover and is now available as a digital comic.

    42 page PDF 150dpi Digital Comic

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    The Tide Vol.2 Digital Edition (PDF)

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

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    The Tide Digital Catch-up (PDFs)

    By popular demand the Tide 2 has been released early and combined with the digital edition of Vol. 1 into a great catch up pack.
    The Vol. 2 digital edition will include the most popular cover from the print editions.

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    The Tide Vol.1 (Monster Cover Edition)

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter and want to catch up. The original Debut Edition has now been re-issued as a second Edition with a brand new monster cover.

    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.

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    The Tide Vol.2 (Monster Edition)

    Get the newest chapter of the Tide story in this large format hardback edition. Features a new original oil painting in the tradition of 70s horror covers.

    The story is the same as the Maiden Edition but you get to choose your favourite cover. The spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

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    The Tide Vol.2 (Maiden Edition)

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

    The story is the same as the Monster Edition but you get to choose your favourite cover. The spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

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    The Tide Vol.1 (Siren Edition)

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

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter 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.

    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.

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    Catch-up Vol. 1 & 2 (Both Monster Cover)

    Catch up by getting volume 1 and volume 2 of the large format hardback editions. Both covers include the new fully oil painted covers as a matching set.

    The story is the same as the (Maiden and Monster twin set) but you get to choose your favourite set.

    Already have the debut edition and but want the new Monster edition cover of Vol. 1? No problem, grab these too. This deal saves £10 on the cover price of buying volumes separately and the spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
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    Catch-up Vol. 1 & 2 (Maiden & Monster)

    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 Monster cover and the new Maiden cover featuring the main characters.

    The story is the same as the (Monster cover twin set) but you get to choose your favourite set.

    Already have the debut edition and but want the new Monster edition cover of Vol. 1? No problem, grab these too. This deal saves £10 on the cover price of buying volumes separately and the spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
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    Catch-up Vol. 1 & 2 (Siren & Maiden)

    Did you miss the original Kickstarter 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. Both editions are signed.

    The story is the same as the (other cover twin sets) but you get to choose your favourite set.

    Already have the debut edition and but want the new Siren edition cover of Vol. 1? No problem, grab these too. This deal saves £10 on the cover price of buying volumes separately and the spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
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    The Tide Vol.2: Artist's Gallery Edition

    For the collector.

    I am releasing a limited number of these gallery editions. These books will have the same story as the other editions, but the covers will be “virgin” covers (no logos or other copy) and will feature the black and white pencil art used on the frontispiece in volume 2. These books will be signed and numbered and be exclusive to this Kickstarter.

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    Catch-up Artist Gallery Edition + Vol.1

    For the collector who wants to catch-up.

    Includes the new edition of vol.1 with the Artist's Gallery Edition of Vol.2.

    I am releasing a limited number of these gallery editions. These books will have the same story as the other editions, but the covers will be “virgin” covers (no logos or other copy) and will feature the black and white pencil art used on the frontispiece in volume 2. These books will be signed and numbered and be exclusive to this Kickstarter.

    Includes:
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    Monster Haul! Get everything!

    Wow you are a serious collector.

    You'll get:

    - The Siren Edition Cover of Vol.1 along with
    - The Kickstarter Exclusive Vol.2 Artist's Gallery Edition
    - The new second edition of Vol.1 with it's new Monster cover
    - Vol.1 Digital Edition
    - Vol.1 Digital Edition
    - The Vol. 2 Maiden cover featuring the main characters
    - And the Vol.2 Monster cover

    The spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    For completists, The Debut edition is still available on Amazon (if you are quick).

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (New Monster Cover 2nd Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • The Tide Vol.2 (Artist's Gallery Edition)
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.1
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.2
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    Signed The Tide Vol.2 (Monster Edition)

    This is an "Early-bird" pledge for the first 48 hours of the campaign as a reward for early backers.

    Get the newest chapter of the Tide story in this large format hardback edition. Features a new original oil painting in the tradition of 70s horror covers.

    The story is the same as the Maiden Edition but you get to choose your favourite cover. The spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
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    • This is a signed edition
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    Signed The Tide Vol.2 (Maiden Edition)

    This is an "Early-bird" pledge for the first 48 hours of the campaign as a reward for early backers.

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

    The story is the same as the Monster Edition but you get to choose your favourite cover. The spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • This is a signed edition
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    Signed Catch-up Vol. 1 & 2 ( Monster)

    Got here early? For early backers there's a chance to grabs the signed editions of the Catch-up packs. Catch up by getting volume 1 and volume 2 of the large format hardback editions. Both covers include the new fully oil painted covers as a matching set.

    The story is the same as the (Maiden and Monster twin set) but you get to choose your favourite set.

    Already have the debut edition and but want the new Monster edition cover of Vol. 1? No problem, grab these too. This deal saves £10 on the cover price of buying volumes separately and the spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (New Monster Cover 2nd Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • These are signed editions
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    Signed Catch-up Vol.1&2 Maiden & Monster

    Got here early? For early backers there's a chance to grabs the signed editions of the Catch-up packs. 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 Monster cover and the new Maiden cover featuring the main characters.

    The story is the same as the (Monster cover twin set) but you get to choose your favourite set.

    Already have the debut edition and but want the new Monster edition cover of Vol. 1? No problem, grab these too. This deal saves £10 on the cover price of buying volumes separately and the spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (New Monster Cover 2nd Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • These are signed editions
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    Monster Haul! Get everything!

    Wow you are a serious collector.

    You'll get:

    - The Kickstarter Exclusive Vol.2 Artist's Gallery Edition along with
    - The new second edition of Vol.1 with it's new Monster cover
    - Vol.1 Digital Edition
    - The Vol. 2 Maiden cover featuring the main characters
    - And the Vol.2 Monster cover

    The spines of all books are designed to look good next to each other so your collection looks great no matter which cover you chose.

    For completists, The Debut edition is still available on Amazon (if you are quick).

    Includes:
    • The Tide Vol. 1 Hardback (New Monster Cover 2nd Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Monster Edition)
    • The Tide Vol. 2 Hardback (Maiden Edition)
    • The Tide Vol.2 (Artist's Gallery Edition)
    • Digital Comic - The Tide Vol.1
    • These are signed and numbered editions
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