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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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