$6,500 - Butcher #1 color edition - digital copy (PDF).
After smashing through the 5K mark, we decided to offer a really cool stretch goal that will reward you all for believing in this project.
If we raise $6,500, backers of the $3 and up reward tiers will receive a digital copy of Butcher: A Lesson In Criminality #1 - Retail Color Edition. This edition is colored by the talented K. Michael Russell.
We thank you for your continued belief in this project!
A gritty pulp noir, bathed in a bleakness similar to Sin City, and complemented by a dark humor reminiscent of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Set against the backdrop of a dilapidated New York City, a criminal organization called the Syndicate has a strangle hold over Manhattan. To maintain their influence they offer riches to a motley crew of elite criminals, in exchange for dedicated service to the group. Most criminals are happy for a seat at the king's table, however one man wants more. He wants to rule.
Our protagonist, nicknamed Butcher, wants to rip the crown from the king's head. In an act so violent, it'll install him as the new leader of the faction.
To do this, he'll slowly build his own influence within the organization, carefully climbing the ladder, amassing allies along the way, and trying not to alert the boss to his intentions.
Butcher: A Lesson In Criminality #1 is a twenty-one page comic book. This Kickstarter will help fund issue one of the six issue mini-series. Backers who pledge to receive a physical copy of the book ($25 and above), will get the Black & White Special Kickstarter Edition. This is a LOW PRINT RUN, and is ONLY available for this campaign.
Amit Chauhan | Writer: After refining his skills on self publishing circuit, Butcher marks Amit Chauhan's first foray into the professional comic ranks. Twitter: @Im_Amit_Chauhan
Eli Powell | Artist: An up-and-comer, eager to make a name for himself in the comic industry. Previously working on Watson & Holmes (New Paradigm Studios) while attending the School of Visual Arts. Twitter: @EliPowellComics
Mat Lopes | Cover Colorist: Mat's past color work includes titles like Last of the Greats (Image), Vampirella (Dynamite) & X-Files (IDW). Mat provides the wonderful cover colors for the Butcher limited Kickstarter edition. Twitter: @_matlopes_
Marshall Dillon | Letterer: A respected veteran of the comics industry, lettering such titles as Skullkickers (Image) and Vampirella (Dynamite). Twitter: @MarshallDillon
For the published version of Butcher, we're pleased to announce the following (fantastic) addition to our team:
K. Michael Russell | Colorist: K. Michael's past color work includes titles such as Hack/Slash (Image) & Judge Dredd (IDW). Twitter: @kmichaelrussell
We're currently seeking a publisher for the color version of Butcher #1. This Kickstarter enables us to create some buzz for the book, and begin to build a readership base.
It'll also raise funds that'll go towards production costs, and the awesome rewards we'll be offering for pledging to this campaign.
Remember, you'll only be charged if we make our funding goal. So please, we ask you to support a creator-owned comic. All your kind contributions will help make Butcher a reality.
Below are a few of the wonderful reward tiers we'll be offering.
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Risks and challenges
The black & white edition of Butcher #1, that we're offering for this Kickstarter, is already completed. For reward fulfillment, it'll be printed at the conclusion of a successful campaign.
We'll do our best to keep you up-to-date if there are any delays. However we've already built in enough time to produce, and send the rewards out to our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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