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This Campaign is over! We launched a new campaign for Vol. 2! Check it out and finish the story!
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Standard US comic book (7"x10.5") with black and white interiors.
Standard US comic book (7"x10.5") with black and white interiors.

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!

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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.

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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.

Panel from Issue #3
Panel from Issue #3

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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.

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Why Kickstarter?

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!

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Artwork Samples

Here are some panels from all three issues:

Various panels from issues 1,2 and 3
Various panels from issues 1,2 and 3

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Reward Tiers  

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Funding Breakdown

All extra money will be rolled up into the production of issue 4 and beyond!

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Page Samples

 

 

Please feel free to send us any questions or comments you might have. We'd love to hear from you!

    -Team Grimwood

 

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.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    You Helped!

    Your name will be listed in the back of the book among those who also contributed! Aren't books supposed to have the names of all the people who helped make it, anyway?

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    Digital Collection

    You will receive PDF copies of Issue #1, #2, and #3! That's 70 pages for $5. That's like 7 cents a page. Remember when comics were $1.50? That's what we're giving you now! Plus, no trees were harmed in the making of this product.

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    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
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    Physical Vol. 1 Kickstarter Collection

    You will receive a physical copy of Issue #1, #2, and #3 in one big book called the Kickstarter Edition. Everything is better when you can smell it. We personally love the smell of a brand new comic!

    Includes:
    • Your name listed in the contributors section.
    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Physical copy of Vol.1 Kickstarter Edition (Issues 1, 2, and 3)
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    Physical Vol. 1 Special Edition

    The Special Edition includes concept art, promo art from guest artists, a short prose story about a character featured is Issue #3 and an extra mini short comic made by the creators of Grimwood Crossing. You'll see sketches of all the characters, textless covers, and more!

    Includes:
    • Your name listed in the contributors section.
    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Physical Vol.1 Special Edition of Issue #1, #2, and #3
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    Wood Burnt Sign + Special Edition

    Get a hand-made 11" x 7" wood burnt Grimwood Crossing sign! How western is that! And you get that oh so special "Special Edition". The sign will have a limited edition number and a "Thank you (Your name here)" on the back!

    Includes:
    • Your name listed in the contributors section.
    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Physical Vol.1 Special Edition of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • 11" x 7" Wood Burnt Sign
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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Custom Illustration + Special Edition.

    Send Atagun (the artist for GWC) a picture of your beautiful face and he will draw you as a rugged cowboy/girl. Ever wanted a portrait of yourself hanging above your mantle? How about a wild west version of that?

    Includes:
    • Your name listed in the contributors section.
    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Physical Vol.1 Special Edition of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Custom Illustration.
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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Original Page + Special Edition

    At this prestigious tier, you'll get one of the original, hand-drawn, pages from the comic. Everyone will be impressed when they see original artwork in your living room. Oh, and you get the special edition too.

    Includes:
    • Your name listed in the contributors section.
    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Physical Vol.1 Special Edition of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Original Page
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    Your likeness on a side character!

    A reoccurring, speaking character could be you! This character get's in a bar brawl with Bobby in issue 4 and has lines in issues 5 and 6! This comes with the printed concept art (that will also be a page in the Special Edition) for that character. We will also email the art early so you'll see what you look like before anyone else does! You also receive a pre-order and early access for Issue 4. But that's not all! You also get 3 extra copies(4 total) of the Special Edition to show off/gift to your friends. This is limited to only one "Top Backer" and you will be labeled as such in the book.

    Includes:
    • Your name listed in the contributors section.
    • PDF of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • Physical Vol.1 Special Edition of Issue #1, #2, and #3
    • A recurring character in your likeness with concept art
    • Pre-order/early access for Issue #4.
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Funding period

- (30 days)