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Swords & Sorrows is a tale of personal upheaval when a killer finds he must kill the master who raised him to achieve a peaceful life. But soon he will realize that he isn't the only assassin with sorrow.
Swords & Sorrows is a tale of personal upheaval when a killer finds he must kill the master who raised him to achieve a peaceful life. But soon he will realize that he isn't the only assassin with sorrow.
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Swords & Sorrows-A One-Shot Comic About Assassins & Regret

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 Swords & Sorrows is a standalone story made of 22 gorgeous black and white pages. It is the second professional comic release of Conner Bartel and Atagun Ilhan, the creators of the supernatural western series, Grimwood Crossing. This is their third Kickstarter campaign. The story was edited by Chuck Pineau of Welcome to the Void.

$3500 Stretch Goal- REACHED

These comics are, Grimwood Crossing #1, Angels of Hell #1, 5 Seconds #1, More Than Men #1, Resurrection Men #1, Ko Gaine #1 and D.S. al Fine #1.

 Swords & Sorrows is a 22 page comic about an assassin called Rat, who wants out of the life of contract killing. However, if you want to leave “The Guild” you must fight your master to the death. At a young age, Rat decided he would train to be the best killer he could be, so that one day he may survive when he challenges his master. But soon he will come to realize that he isn't the only assassin with sorrow.

Art Print -Every physical comic comes with an 8"x10" print of the cover! You'll feel classy when your friends come over and comment on your beautiful Japanese inspired art hanging over your fireplace.

Sketchbook Edition- The Swords & Sorrows Sketchbook Edition gives you the story plus exclusive access to Atagun's sketchbook. This includes a special sketched variant cover, penciled pages, concept art, unseen pencil and ink drawings, doodles, pin-ups and unused pages from other comics. Plus it will include the script for Swords & Sorrows.

Ultimate Fan Bundle- Miss out on our last two campaigns? Don't sweat it. With this bundle you can get Swords & Sorrows, Grimwood Crossing Vol. 1, AND Grimwood Crossing Vol. 2. That's over 170 beautiful, action packed pages for just $30. Grimwood Crossing is a supernatural Western about Monster Hunters in the Wild West.

Art Commission- With the art commission tier you can have a custom inked drawing done by Atagun of whatever you want! Atagun will draw it on 8"x12" paper and ship it to your home! Plus you get the Sketchbook Edition.

ADD-ONS

Grimwood Crossing Vol. 1 and/or Vol.2- Grimwood Crossing is a supernatural western about monster hunters in the wild west. We launched two successful Kickstarters for this series. Each volume is about 70 pages. Together they tell the complete story. Either of the two volumes can be added to your order for $13, digital versions included. But if you want both, it might be cheaper to get the Ultimate Fan Bundle.

Conner- Conner lives in Alaska with his girlfriend and a slew of pets. He loves horror movies and fantasy novels but comics are his first love. He reads comics just the way he creates them, in black and white. His favorite comics are ElfQuest and The Walking Dead.

Atagun- Atagun lives in Eskisehir, Turkey and has recently graduated from Anadolu University where he studied in the animation department as a sequential artist. He loves dramatic medieval fantasy stories. His favorite comics include Unworthy Thor, Magic Order and Death or Glory.

Risks and challenges

Every campaign has challenges and we have worked hard to overcome all those challenges on two previous campaigns. On the first campaign the printer was delayed, so we paid out of pocket to expedite it and get everyone's comics delivered on time. On the second campaign we started the printing process early to avoid delays. Both campaigns had backers who had problems and we worked through every single one. We always deliver on time.

I'm sure we will face challenges on this campaign and I am sure we can overcome them.

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    Digital Copy

    A DRM free pdf of the comic.
    And you get your name in the back of Swords & Sorrows as a thank you!

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    Physical Copy

    Get a physical copy and an art print shipped to your home.
    And you get your name in the back of Swords & Sorrows as a thank you!

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    DIGITAL Ultimate Fan Bundle.

    Get the all of our work in 3 high-quality PDFs. With this bundle, you get Grimwood Crossing Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Swords & Sorrows. The physical version of this bundle is down below!

    Includes:
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 1 Digital
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 2 Digital
    • Swords & Sorrows Digital
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    Variant Physical Sketchbook Edition

    Get a physical copy with a sketchbook of concept sketches, penciled pages, storyboards, the script and more! Plus this edition comes with a special Variant cover! Of course you get an art print too!
    And you get your name in the back of Swords & Sorrows as a thank you!

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    • Swords & Sorrows: Sketchbook Edition
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! FREE COMIC

    You got here early! With this you get Swords & Sorrows with the sketchbook and an art print of the cover, BUT you also get Grimwood Crossing Vol 1 for FREE! That's a physical 70-page graphic novel for free!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the back of the book
    • Swords & Sorrows: Sketchbook Edition
    • Art Print
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 1
    • Swords & Sorrows Digital
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    Ultimate Fan Bundle

    Fan of our work? In this bundle you get Grimwood Crossing Vol. 1, Grimwood Crossing Vol. 2 AND Swords & Sorrows Sketchbook Edition. That's over 170 pages of action-packed comics! Don't forget your art print too! Thanks for the support!
    And you get your name in the back of Swords & Sorrows as a thank you!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the back of the book
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 1
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 2
    • Swords & Sorrows Digital
    • Art Print
    • Swords & Sorrows: Sketchbook Edition
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 1 Digital
    • Grimwood Crossing Vol 2 Digital
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    Script or Portfolio review.

    For this tier, you can choose to either have Conner review your script and give detailed notes, or have Atagun review your portfolio with detailed feedback. Don't forget! You also get a copy of the Swords & Sorrows Sketchbook Edition and an art print.
    And you get your name in the back of Swords & Sorrows as a thank you!

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    • Your name in the back of the book
    • Swords & Sorrows: Sketchbook Edition
    • Script OR Portfolio Review
    • Swords & Sorrows Digital
    • Art Print
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    Art Commission

    Atagun will draw a custom art commission! This custom art commission will be an ink drawing of any character/person you want! Atagun will draw it on 8"x12" paper and ship it to your home!
    Don't forget, you get a copy of the Swords & Sorrows Sketchbook Edition, an art print and your name in the back!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the back of the book
    • Swords & Sorrows: Sketchbook Edition
    • Art Commission
    • Swords & Sorrows Digital
    • Art Print
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    Full page ad and a producer credit.

    Advertise what you want with a full page in the back of the comic. Promote your social media page or any business! The ad will also go up on our websites. You will be listed as a producer in the front credits page next to the creators. Plus you get a Sketchbook Edition with an art print!
    There are only 2 slots to sell so get it quick!

    Includes:
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    • Swords & Sorrows: Sketchbook Edition
    • Art Print
    • Producer Credit
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