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Meet Frank Sudden, a guy who just wants to enjoy life despite the giant monster apocalypse happening around him.
Meet Frank Sudden, a guy who just wants to enjoy life despite the giant monster apocalypse happening around him.
264 backers pledged £7,710 to help bring this project to life.

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Shaky Kane and Dead Canary Comics present an action packed, fun-filled book of danger, witty one-liners and sublime art.

In a world riddled with death, mayhem and giant monsters, meet Frank Sudden, a no-nonsense thrill seeker who’s just trying to enjoy life… despite the end of the world! Nothing but good vibes, ambitious dreaming and nail-biting driving fill Frank's head, but the world has other ideas and fate throws obstacles in the road. 

LAST DRIVER is a full colour, 60+ page graphic novel guaranteed to break speed limits and leave you wind-swept.

 

LAST DRIVER is illustrated by British comics legend SHAKY KANE and written by C.S BAKER, a talented British writer well-known on the indie circuit.

Often described as both hallucinatory and psychedelic, Kane’s work has appeared in countless comic books, including 2000 AD, Judge Dredd the Megazine and Bulletproof Coffin (published by Image Comics).

Chris's credits include the supernatural horror western, REDDIN and the online sci-fi comic CAMPAIGN 2079, also illustrated by Shaky Kane, which you can read here for free.

 

 

Shaky Kane is a professional artist who has spent over a year of his life pouring his heart and soul into Last Driver and now the man needs to get paid! He's very kindly given us a hugely reduced rate but this is his livelihood and ultimately he needs to make ends meet.

The full £5500 will be going directly to Mr Kane to pay him retrospectively for his time and effort and Dead Canary Comics will be paying all other costs ourselves (including printing, lettering, marketing, reward fulfilment and kickstarter fees). Any funds received beyond the £5500 will go towards covering these additional costs.

 

 

We sent a digital preview copy of LAST DRIVER to some of the indie comics scene's loudest voices. Here's what they had to say...

"With its pulpy, post-apocalyptic appeal Last Driver is a riotous, raucous road movie of a comic from Baker and Kane. The end of the world never looked so cool!"

-Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

"A lot of fun"

- Pat Mills, 2000AD

"Wow! What a read! Each page is packed full of crazy detail and eye-popping colour!"

- Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics

"With burgers, beer, twins and a sweet ride, Last Driver shows the end of the world doesn't have to suck."

- Ryan Johnson, ReviewOrDie

"Last Driver feels like a book from a big publisher... C.S.Baker & Shaky Kane bring us the newest action hero that you’re going to be quoting and cosplaying very soon in the shape of Frank Sudden. 10/10"

- Gary Watson, Comics Anonymous

"It’s got a ton of energy, it’s constantly hilarious, and Frank Sudden is a creation of genius."

- Robert Porter, A Place to Hang Your Cape

"Last Driver will appeal to readers who gravitate towards the humorous, post-apocalyptic stories that don't take themselves too seriously while giving nods to popular '80s films and well-worn tropes. It's another notch in Dead Canary Comics' publishing belt, further establishing their presence for solid indie titles worth one's time and money."

- Michele Brittany, Fanbase Press

"Dead Canary Comics have developed a knack for creating quality, and Last Driver doesn’t buck the trend at all."

- Kieran Fisher, That's Not Current

"Kane at his best."

- Tony Esmond, Awesome Comics Podcast

Listen to the full 5 minute Awesome Comics Podcast review below:

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Here's a taste of some of the great rewards on offer for our backers. For full details check out the sidebar and decide what's right for you.

 

LAST DRIVER is our most ambitious graphic novel to date. It has been a labour of love for Shaky, Chris and the whole Dead Canary Comics team. For those of you who have supported Dead Canary Comics over the years - you have our sincere thanks. And those of you about to support us by backing us on Kickstarter? Well... Thank you, without you we couldn't make these books.

Peddle to the metal... keep driving.
Peddle to the metal... keep driving.

Special thanks goes to Ed Christie, Rob Smith and Matt Ritchie from Cain & Abel, Ben Corfield at Work Post, and Orbital Comics for their help with the Last Driver Kickstarter video.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges are extremely low with LAST DRIVER because the art is complete, the printer has given his final quote, and we're ready to rock n' roll.

Dead Canary Comics has been producing comics, books and graphic novels for almost 4 years and we'll be putting all that experience into making Last Driver as good as it possibly can be.

We'll be printing the book as soon as the campaign ends to ensure that you all get your copies as soon as possible!

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    DIGITAL REWARD

    • Digital download of the full Last Driver graphic novel

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    • One printed copy of the Last Driver graphic novel

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    SIGNED BOOK REWARD

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    POSTER PRINT REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

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    • One Last Driver A3 poster print, printed on high quality 350gsm silk paper

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    REDDIN BOOK REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker, at a reduced bargain price

    • A signed copy of ‘Reddin’ graphic novel written by Last Driver creator C.S. Baker for a Kickstarter only special reduced price.

    • Digital download of Last Driver

    • Exclusive wallpaper featuring art by Shaky Kane

    REDDIN is a horror western about a bounty hunter who makes a deal with a demon - visit www.deadcanarycomics.com for more info!

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    SHAKY KANE'S 'STREET PIZZA' REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

    • A copy of ‘Shaky Kane's Street Pizza Mona Lisa’ limited edition art book signed and numbered by the man himself

    • One Last Driver A3 poster print, printed on high quality 350gsm silk paper (see Poster Print Reward for details)

    • Digital download of Last Driver

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    DOUBLE PRINT REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

    • Digital download of Last Driver

    • Exclusive wallpaper featuring art by Shaky Kane

    • Two Last Driver A3 poster prints, printed on high quality 350gsm silk paper

    Choose two of three prints:

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    TRIPLE PRINT REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

    • Digital download of Last Driver

    • Exclusive wallpaper featuring art by Shaky Kane

    • Three Last Driver A3 poster prints, printed on high quality 350gsm silk paper featuring art by:

    1. Shaky Kane Art
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    DEAD CANARY COMICS REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

    • Digital download of Last Driver

    • Exclusive wallpaper featuring art by Shaky Kane

    • Every book from the Dead Canary Comics back catalogue at a special bargain price:

    Reddin
    The Frogman Trilogy
    The Fitzroy
    Let's Play Murder
    Death by Shakespeare

    Total Value = £65

    For more details visit deadcanarycomics.com

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    SHAKY KANE ART REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

    • One piece of original, one of a kind Last Driver art by Shaky Kane (signed)

    • Digital download of Last Driver

    • Exclusive wallpaper featuring art by Shaky Kane

    • All three Last Driver A3 poster prints (see Poster Print Reward for details)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER REWARD

    • Your copy of Last Driver signed by Shaky Kane and C.S. Baker

    • A prestigious 'Executive Producer' credit in the Last Driver graphic novel

    • One piece of original, one of a kind Last Driver art by Shaky Kane

    • Digital download of Last Driver

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    • All three Last Driver A3 poster prints (see Triple Print Reward for details)

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