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At last, an all new volume of the acclaimed crime horror series, SINK is here!
A woman fights for survival against murderous clowns.
A gang member has a crisis of conscience.
A family move into a luxury high-rise and come to suspect they're in grave danger.
And a budding romance is sorely tested by the date night from hell.
Anything can happen in Sinkhill, and there are only two constants...
...blood and rain.
SINK Has Been Praised By Critics...
SINK has been one of the most critically acclaimed crime-horror comics of the past decade...
Here's what some of the top sites have said about the series:
"As a horror lover, SINK has quickly moved its way to the top of my pull list..." - Kris Kolish (Geekery Magazine)
"SINK is uncomfortable and edgy in a way comics haven't seen in years..." - Dustin Cabeal (Comic Bastards)
"Still enjoying SINK after multiple readings... near perfect." - Mike Clarke (Pop Culture Podium)
"Intriguing, well-illustrated and ultimately thought-provoking..." - Craig Nielson Adams (Big Comic Page)
"Sink never disappoints. It pulls no punches and always delivers a solid horror read..." - James Ferguson (HorrorTalk)
And SINK Has Been Praised By Some of the Most Talented Creators in Comics...
"SINK is both cleverly layered and boldly anarchic, claustrophobic and explosive, funny, familiar and frightening, and unashamedly thrilling..." - Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman)
"John Lees is quietly becoming one of the best horror writers in comics, bar none. SINK is surreal, fun as hell, and just creepy. Well worth your time if you like horror, weirdness, or good comics." - Matt Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank)
"As a horror writer and connoisseur, very few comics scare me these days. That being said, SINK terrified me. Repeatedly." - Dirk Manning (NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE )
"SINK is a stark look at small town terror, where horror myths boil beneath the pavement of drive-through towns and neighborhoods we never stop to see. But there are stories there, oh yes, and they've got teeth to bare." - Steve Orlando (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, SUPERGIRL)
"SINK is a harrowing, brutal reading experience that I couldn't put down. Lees & Cormack have crafted a story that is horrifyingly mysterious; it will fill you with dread and make you want more." - Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES, ARCHIE)
SINK Has Even Won Multiple Awards!
But, What We're MOST Proud Of... Is How Much Our Fans Love Sink!
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SINK? HERE YOU GO...
SINK: Blood & Rain is the latest thrilling first volume of the award-winning indie smash hit crime horror comic that started here on Kickstarter!
Here's What's Included in the all-new volume:
- SINK Vol. 2: Blood & Rain is a 160-page perfect bound collection in standard American comic size, on high-quality gloss paper.
- SINK: Blood & Rain is available in three amazing options -- A super affordable direct market softcover edition, a ComixTribe-Exclusive "Virgin" variant softcover trade, and a premium ComixTribe-exclusive hardcover by Charles Paul Wilson, III (The Stuff of Legend), limited to only 500 copies...
- ...Or get all three volumes and a whole lot more in a super limited SINK: Blood & Rain Collector's Box!
- This volume is loaded with pin-ups and cover galleries, as well as bonus SINK Tales, and much more.
- Kickstarter backers can also score digital deluxe materials and exclusive creator commentary to enhance your SINK experience!
If you're a long time SINK fan, you're going to be thrilled with another immaculate collection of your favorite crime/horror comic!
Are You Discovering SINK for the First Time? You're in Luck My Friend...
If you're only just now entering SINK hill for the first time you're in for a treat. You're about to find out why this is a series that fans love so much, they attend conventions dressed like this...
These awesome fans love it so much, they're wearing SINK not only in their hearts... but on their SKIN! Check out these TATS!
If you like your crime hard-boiled, your horror spine-tingling, and your plot twists predictably mindblowing, SINK is your book!
Who will LOVE Sink?
- Fans of horror comics like Road of Bones, The Walking Dead or Harrow County.
- Fans of crime comics like Sin City or Fell.
- People from Scotland, who'll recognize the distinctive Glasgow locales.
- People NOT from Scotland, who will enjoy a universally relatable, yet deliciously twisted tales with the added flavor of an unfamiliar setting.
- Fans of ComixTribe's OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE, as this reunites the writer/artist team of John Lees and Alex Cormack.
- Fans of ComixTribe's AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE, with writer John Lees returning for another slice of Caledonian Gothic.
SINK: Blood & Rain Collects These Riveting SINK Tales:
SINK #6: Death and the Midden
A young nurse wakes up in the back of a blue van, surrounded by murderous clowns.... And her night only gets worse from there! But in her fight to survive, she'll discover just how resourceful -- and dangerous – she can be.
SINK #7: Lead Balloon
Jordan is a member of one of Sinkhill's most notorious gangs. He also happens to be a kind-hearted, gentle soul, out of place among his vicious peers. But now Jordan has one week to find his mean streak, or he'll be subjected to a mysterious ritual known only as the Lead Balloon.
SINK #8-9: Graphite Green
Following the demolition of their home, Rojan Hardi and his family are invited to live rent-free in Graphite Green, a luxury apartment complex in Sinkhill, as part of a pilot scheme. It's an offer too good to be true, and it soon becomes clear the tower block, and those who live there, are not what they seem. But neither is Rojan.
SINK #10: BedBug
A love story... Sink style! Following their respective divorces, Louise and Kieran are taking their first tentative steps back into the world of dating. After a lovely dinner, Louise invites Kieran back to her place. There's just one problem: Louise lives in Sinkhill. Will this turn out to be the first date from hell?
But Let's Be Clear... SINK is NOT for Everyone!
WARNING: Absolutely, positively DO NOT READ SINK if you suffer from any of the following conditions...
- Hemophobia (an extreme and irrational fear of blood)
- Coulrophobia (an extreme and irrational fear of clowns)
- Scotophobia (an extreme and irrational fear of Scots)
- A heart-condition and have been instructed by their medical professionals to avoid suspense at all cost.
Okay, now that you've been warned what you're in for... feast your eyes on this juicy action sequence from SINK: Blood & Rain!
Want to see even more? You got it!
We think you'll find SINK #1 to be one of the most spine-tingling comics you've ever read, and trust us... SINK only gets better from there!
Who are the Maniacs Behind SINK: Blood & Rain?
JOHN LEES (Writer)
John Lees is an award-winning comic book writer from Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known for his work on acclaimed horror series AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE, with artist Iain Laurie, and, of course, SINK. John's other credits include superhero drama THE STANDARD, serial killer thriller OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE, psychedelic nightmare quest QUILTE, and a story for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE.
ALEX CORMACK (artist, colorist)
The highly productive Alex Cormack has numerous credits under his belt. As well as working on OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE with John Lees, he has also worked on FIND for ComixTribe, FUTURE PROOF and I PLAY THE BAD GUY for Bliss on Tap, TWO REDHEADS AND A DEAD BLONDE, and numerous other projects. His highest profile credits thus far was likely HARDCORE AKAN, tie-in prequel to cult action film HARDCORE HENRY, and a little comic called SINK.
SHAWN LEE (letterer)
Shawn Lee is a prolific designer and letterer, known primarily for his array of work for IDW Publishing. He first worked with John Lees on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE #6, and has been lettering SINK since its second awesome issue.
What Exactly Is This Kickstarter For?
This Kickstarter is designed to raise funds to do a large off-set print run of the new SINK collection and to create some new SINK collectibles. This campaign will also help build even more awareness for the SINK series and to fund even more SINK tales.
The initial $12,000 funding goal is the bare minimum we need to print and fulfill this new collection. Funds raised above that amount will go towards making more SINK!
Feast Your Eyes on These Awesome SINK Rewards...
But wait, there's more!
Want to Add-On to Your Pledge?
Our "We Won't Be Dickheads" Money-Back Guarantee
In the world of SINK, the Dickheads are a vile street gang making up the lowest rung of the Sinkhill underworld. Meet a Dickhead on the street and you're lucky if all they do is rob you blind.
We promise not to be Dickheads and strive to over-deliver for all of our Kickstarter backers.
If for some reason we fail to meet your expectations in this campaign, we'll make it right. Otherwise, you can return your reward for a full refund.
Here's How We Protect Your Rewards in Transit So Books Arrive In Great Condition for Collectors...
You know what we hate? Backing awesome Kickstarter campaigns, only to have the books arrive damaged. (Not cool!)
We package our books keeping collectors in mind, and use Gemini Comic Mailers to protect and secure your books during transit.
And our Collector's Boxes will be BUBBLE WRAPPED before being inserted into a second shipping box, so that it arrives in great condition.
Furthermore, for this campaign, we're handling fulfillment 100% in-house. In the past, we've worked with some external fulfillment companies who specialize in packing and shipping so that we can stay focused on creating the books.
However, for this campaign, we want to make sure that everything arrives to our backers as quickly as possible and limit the possibility of unforeseen delays, which is why we are rolling up our sleeves and personally overseeing fulfillment for every backer.
OUR SHORTEST CAMPAIGN EVER! YOU ONLY HAVE TWO WEEKS TO GET IN THE VAN!
Let's Not Beat Around the Bush... THIS IS A TWO WEEK ONLY CAMPAIGN ONLY FOR FAST FULFILLMENT!
Most Kickstarter campaigns drag out for 30 days or more... but our Blue Van is built for speed!
The Book is 100% Complete... We Just Need to Print It and Deliver It to YOU!
You can back with confidence, as SINK Vol. 2: Blood & Rain is 100% complete, and the team is already planning the next trip to SINKhill!
Trust that your rewards will be delivered in a timely manner!
The Project Timeline
- The Kickstarter Campaign: 2 Weeks (Jul 22 - Aug 5)
- Book Goes to Printer: Week of Aug 5
- Kickstarter Funds Released: 2 Weeks After Campaign Ends (~Aug 19)
- Shipping Survey Goes Out (Week of August 19
- Digital Rewards Released: Late August
- Book Printing and Freight to US Warehouse - 6-10 Weeks (Late September - Mid October)
- Extra buffer time of unexpected delays - 2 Weeks (Late October)
- Fulfillment Center Picking, Packing and Shipping (Early November)
- Expected delivery to US & UK Backers - (Early to Mid November)
- Expected delivery for International Backers - (Mid to Late November)
Here's How We're Going to "BREAK KICKSTARTER" This Campaign...
This month, Kickstarter is encourage creators to BREAK KICKSTARTER by adding a cool new wrinkle to the platform or doing something creative that most campaigns don't do...
And so, we thought we'd have some fun by including YOU, the fan, in the creation of an all new SINK tale by John Lees.
STAY GLUED TO OUR KICKSTARTER UPDATES ALL CAMPAIGN LONG TO PARTICIPATE!
Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about SINK: Blood & Rain!
It would mean the world to me if you became a SINK Kickstarter Backer and helped us continue to bring the world of SINK into homes, comic shops, bar rooms and back alleys around the globe.
If you'd like to help, please select one of the awesome pledge rewards and click the green BACK THIS PROJECT Button at the top of the page to get in the van with the rest of us clowns.
In this new volume, we took everything you loved about SINK, and turned it up to an eleven. We can't wait to get it in your hands!
Your Pals, John Lees & Alex Cormack
Risks and challenges
The support of backers on Kickstarter has been instrumental to the success of ComixTribe since our very first project back in 2012 and the success of the SINK series in particular would not have been possible without the support of hundreds of backers like you...
So you better believe we take the trust of our backers very seriously.
We've taken a number of actions to mitigate risk associated with this campaign, including completing the creation of the book prior to launching and establishing a strong relationship with a quality printer who has done great work for us in the past and prints for the biggest publishers in comics.
Every Kickstarter campaign comes with risks, unforeseen hiccups, and lessons learned...and we've certainly learned valuable lessons from every past campaign.
We're committed to delivering a superior reward delivery experience for our backers, so we're investing in the best protective shipping materials for comics and collectibles, and handling fulfillment 100% in-house, to eliminate the risk of delivery delays and to make sure your pledges arrive in great condition.
ComixTribe and the SINK team have a long track record of delivering the goods, and the fact that we enjoy so much support from returning backers is testament to that.
So we invite you to back with confidence, as we want to be entertaining you for years to come.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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