Grimwood Crossing is the first professional work of co-creators, Conner Bartel and Atagun Ilhan. We launch this campaign in hopes of raising enough funds to cover remaining production costs, print the book, and ship it out to all of those who pledged. Development on Issue 3 is nearly complete and we are releasing a Kickstarter exclusive collection of the first three issues as one volume! Soon you'll have 70 pages of pulp western action - they're black and white, just like the best westerns.
Grimwood Crossing Issues 1, 2 & 3 are collected in Volume 1.
*note: Issue 3 & Vol. covers are works in progress to be completed by the end of this campaign.
**UPDATE: final covers are shown here
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See our PROJECT UPDATES for more details on the bonus content we offer in the Special Edition!
- Guest Artist #1 - HUS OZKAN (Boom!, Image)
- Guest Artist # 2 - CEM IROZ (E. S. Cape)
- (to be announced)
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Extras for this Campaign
Grimwood Crossing handmade wood burned sign (11"x7")
LEFT: Custom portrait commission by Atagun Ilhan (interior artist)
RIGHT: Traditionally inked artwork actually used in production
Recurring minor character likeness for the top tier backer. More details in the rewards section.
Grimwood Crossing is the biggest town in the grim old west. Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies are part of the everyday struggle for the townsfolk. That's why Grimwood's Sheriff also has the added job title of monster hunter. It's a dangerous job so a replacement must always be arranged. With the help of his young, scat-talking apprentice, the Sheriff must fend off a vengeful outlaw with demonic powers. In the end, the story will be six issues. For this campaign, we are producing a Kickstarter exclusive volume of issues #1, #2, and #3.
Bobby is a former bandit and the newest in a long line of Grimwood apprentices. It's a dangerous position and it takes a dangerous kid to survive the job that countless others couldn't. After a bad first impression, and second impression, the townsfolk have trouble trusting him. Even though he won't admit it, Bobby wants to earn their trust.
The Sheriff is the respected lawman of Grimwood and he has been for way too long. Sometimes he feels more like a babysitter. He should have retired decades ago but he can't seem to keep an apprentice alive.
We've already released issues #1 and #2 on our own, so you may be asking yourself, "Why Kickstarter?". Well, it takes less time to actually make the comic than it does to save up enough funds to print. At the rate we're going it could take 2 years to get all 6 issues out, and we want them out ASAP! If this works, you can bet your butt we will be back on KS to fund issue #4!
Here are some panels from all three issues:
All extra money will be rolled up into the production of issue 4 and beyond!
Please feel free to send us any questions or comments you might have. We'd love to hear from you!
Risks and challenges
As production on Issue #3 is almost completed, there are very little risks with this project. Think of this Campaign as a way to pre-order the product along with some added perks as part of our Kickstarter.
We have already released Issue #1 and #2 on our own dime so we have proven we can deliver a quality product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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