In 2017, we launched a Kickstarter campaign for Vol. 1 of Grimwood Crossing, and with the help of 155 backers we were successful! Now we're back for the second and final volume. Grimwood Crossing is the first professional work of co-creators Conner Bartel and Atagun Ilhan, and we are back on Kickstarter for Vol. 2! We are launching this campaign to fund the production, printing, and shipment of Vol. 2. If you missed Vol. 1 then now is the perfect chance to get it! If you did get it, then now is your chance to finish the story!
We reached $3500- Every backer gets the Grimwood Crossing Theme Song mp3 and all 5 digital issues of Rapid City Below Zero
We reached $4000- Every physical reward comes with a free bookmark!
The special edition has a variant cover and extra content in the back. This includes a 4 page Grimwood Crossing short story, extra art, the script for issue 6 and more! 115 pages in the Special Edition!
Get some Grimwood art for your home! You can get all four prints and both special editions bundled for a great deal! Or you can add $15 on on to your pledge and we will send you all 4 with your reward.
Let people know how much you enjoyed your trip to Grimwood Crossing with this awesome T-shirt. It comes in black and white and in small, medium, large and extra large.
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 Vol. 2 the demonic outlaw confronts the duo face to face. The entire town must come together to keep the outlaw from destroying everything. Alliances are made, differences are put aside, and the community is put to the test.
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.
In volume 2, tensions between bobby and the townsfolk reach an all-time high despite the few friends he has made.
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.
In volume 2, The Sheriff finds that he has gotten jaded after years of rough service. He starts to let some of Bobby's optimism rub off on him.
We funded the first 2 (out of 6) chapters with our own money. Boy, did that take forever. We didn't want our readers waiting a year between chapters for us to save up the money. So we went to Kickstarter to fund the 3rd chapter (completing Vol. 1). Since that worked well, we are back to fund the last three chapters (Vol. 2).
Please feel free to send us any questions or comments you might have. We'd love to hear from you!
Conner Bartel - Writer & co-creator | USA
Atagun Ilhan - Interior Artist & co-creator | Turkey
James Liswed - Cover Artist - (issues & KS) | Canada
Marc Bartel - Book Designer | USA
Risks and challenges
After creating 3 issues, succeeding in a previous campaign, and self-publishing the comics afterward, we have proven we are capable, trustworthy creators. But things happen that are out of our control. Last campaign, the printer took way longer than expected but we worked hard and found a way to still get the books to our backers ON SCHEDULE. Of course, there were a few other snags along the way but every backer got their book. We are dedicated to overcoming every challenge that comes our way. This time we will be starting production with the printers early to avoid any delays. And, same as last campaign, the book is 95% done already.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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