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Dean GunnarsonBy Dean Gunnarson
First created
Dean GunnarsonBy Dean Gunnarson
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CA$ 407
pledged of CA$ 68,000pledged of CA$ 68,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 6 2015 5:09 AM UTC +00:00

About

Who is Dean Gunnarson?

Dean is a world-renowned escapologist from Canada who has performed daring and life-threatening escapes all across the globe. In October, 1983 Dean’s “Death Tank” stunt took on a whole new, and literal, meaning when he died and was brought back to life after being handcuffed and chained inside a coffin that was nailed shut and submerged under water. This deadly experience didn’t stop Dean from performing more bold escapes, like the Cement Tomb Escape, Buried Alive, and the Gator Belt. He has been named the “World’s Best Escape Artist” and became the first escapologist to ever win the Houdini Award, presented on Magic Stars television show in Tokyo, Japan.

Dean currently has a show on OLN called Escape or Die — a thrilling series that gives viewers a glimpse into his crazy and unique life. Each episode focuses on Dean and his team as they prepare and perform new stunts in exotic locations around the world. Dean’s list of accomplishments is long but there is one thing that he has yet to do, something that might be even more challenging than any of his courageous escapes — he wants to create a comic book.

About The Project:

The World’s Most Daring Escape Artist is a 32 page anthology written by Lovern Kindzierski. He has built an extraordinary writing career within the comic book industry. Lovern is the author of the acclaimed Shame trilogy. He has written stories for Marvel, Heavy Metal, Dark Horse and Penny Farthing Press. Some notable pieces by Lovern are “The Victorian”, “Agents of Law” and six issues for the Dark Horse series “Tarzan” which garnered him a best writer nomination at the prestigious Harvey Awards.

Other collaborators include renowned British comic book artist, Simon Bisley, who will create the artwork for this project and award-winning British artist, Glenn Farby, who will illustrate our exclusive cover edition of the comic.

The Story:

The comic book will include the full stories behind three famous escapes by the fearless Dean Gunnarson: the mystery behind the Russian Death Tank, the resolution of will needed for the Shark Bait escape, and the secret faith involved in the Snake Temple. Meet Dean in the Morgue to learn the secrets of preparing for a dangerous and life-threatening escape. 

The book will also give readers a special glimpse at the artifacts found inside Dean’s Treasure House of Escapes. For the first time, Dean will go into detail about an experience that gave him the confidence to deal with denizens the deep in his Shark Bait escape. He also let readers in on how his beliefs shaped his experience with temple vipers at the Snake Temple in Malaysia.

Risks and challenges

The risks involved in this project are low, the publisher is ready to start as soon as funding is received.

The goal is to have the comic book out as soon as possible but there is always the risk of delays in printing. We will be in constant communication with the printers and communicate any potential delays with our pledgers.

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    Meet the man, the myth, the legend himself, Dean Gunnarson. We will fly you to Riding Mountain, Manitoba for a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour Dean's workshop (The Morgue). Enjoy a five star dinner and hear Dean's story first hand. You will also receive the all of the above reward items.

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