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A graphic novel thriller set in London in the present time, gritty, with a subtle but powerful dark magical flavour. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 12, 2012.

A graphic novel thriller set in London in the present time, gritty, with a subtle but powerful dark magical flavour.

London, UK Comics
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About this project

Hello and thanks for taking time to explore our Kickstarter project.

In a nut shell, 'The Drake Files' is the first of 3 graphic novels of approx. 240 pages each. It's a thriller set in London in the present time, it's a very London affair, not too wordy, gritty, with a subtle but powerful dark magical flavour.

So, When Drake makes a deal with a stranger promising easy money for a simple task he feels as if his life is about to take a turn for the better........ How wrong could he be.......

Unknowing to Drake the faustian agreement he has made will see him embark on a very dangerous adventure on behalf of a demonic underground organisation.

If Drake fails to deliver it will cost him more than just his life and the clock is ticking...

Take a listen to our podcast interview with Richard Bliss on Funding the Dream. http://www.buzzsprout.com/4646/61200-funding-the-dream-on-kickstarter-ep-86-cengiz-dervis-and-the-drake-files

Illustrator Jason James did a LIVE online feed of him illustratiing a page / panel for The DRAKE Files on Friday 5th October which was such a pleasure to watch and we will release a youtube cut of the footage soon.

The character Carter DRAKE and the world he lives in was created in 2011 by actor and combat expert Cengiz Dervis. He then worked on the concept with a script writer Pauline Drummie as the original idea was to make a short film or even a feature film. However, the concept and content grew and grew and it was clear that 'The DRAKE FIles' would make an excellent book and one that needs to be told visually! So all the focus then turned to firstly making book 1 of a series of comic books (a trilogy) before making the film and once we found illustrator Jason James to turn a vision, a dream into a beautiful physical tangible thing, well the rest as you'll see is history!

The first book 'The DRAKE Files' has been read by a mixed test group of people (family, friends, clients and industry experts) and it received an amazing positive response which reinforced the will to make and share it with the world.

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What's needed & What You Get

We need funds to assist cover the cost of the illustration work for the book and also adapting it for mobile devices as well as paperback and also to assist with placing and marketing the product. Given all of this, we've come up with a few attractive offers / options to hopefully assist you make your decison to support this exciting project. 

We believe.....

We truly believe The DRAKE Files is a wonderful story and one that needs to be told visually. Everyone involved in the design and build of the book absolutly loves the story and have put heart and soul into every piece of it to give it a fighting chance to become a reality. The DRAKE Files has the content and ambition to become much more, books, film, games etc. 

We hope you'll join us on this truly amazing journey...

FAQ

  • Yes, The DRAKE Files is an illustrated book that once funds are raised is going to be completed and released on paperback and mobile devices (kindle,iBook etc).

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  • Yes, there is so much more.... There are 3 books written that tell the story of Carter Drake. At the moment we're working out if its better presented in 6 books or 3 books as the story was written in 6 parts. The story also lends itself to becoming a film or even a TV series and the creator who is also an actor is working hard to try and make this happen.

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    HUGE THANK YOU!

    We would love to let the world know you support us! We'll write you a THANK YOU message on our Facebook and Twitter pages from the bottom of our hearts!

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    READ THE STORY - JOIN THE JOURNEY:
    Receive an electronic copy of the book The Drake Files as a PDF or .CBZ file. A first step on the journey of The Drake Files with us. A big thank you on the Facebook and Twitter pages from the bottom of our hearts.

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    HARD COPY ACTION:

    A hard copy of The DRAKE Files and a PDF or .CBZ file along with a branded pen and a thank you on Facebook and twitter. All shipped to you in UK. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $15

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    OFFICIAL DRAKE FAN:

    A SIGNED by the creator hard copy of the book and a PDF or .CBZ file version along with a branded pen. Also a thank you on Facebook and twitter. All shipped to you in UK. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $15

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    MAKE THE CREDITS:

    You'll be thanked in the book credits and you also get signed by the creator hard copy of the book and a PDF or .CBZ file along with a branded pen and t-shirt and huge thank you on facebook and twitter . All shipped to you in UK. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $15

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    FUN FACE TIME: A signed DRAKE Files style caricature (A4) of a person of your choice along with a digital copy of the book. We require a photo and The DRAKE Files illustrator Jason James will go to work!

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    LAUNCH PARTY ATTENDEE:

    You and a guest will are invited to the premier launch party and book signing in the London (travel not included) and you will meet and chat with the people involved in the creation. You will also get thanked in book credits, branded pen, t-shirt, massive thank you on facebook and twitter and copy of The DRAKE Files PDF and Print. All shipped to you in UK. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $15

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    MERCHANDISE PACK:
    You'll get a fun branded bag of The DRAKE Files merchandise.

    Branded holdal bag, signed by the creator hard copy of the book and a PDF or .CBZ, branded pen, t-shirt, signed official poster, 10 signed photos and a superstar thank you on facebook and twitter . All shipped to you in anywhere in the UK. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $15

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    TWO PRIVATE COMBAT TRAINING SESSIONS WITH CENGIZ DERVIS:

    Have 2 private combat training session with the creator Actor and combat expert Cengiz Dervis at an exclusive studio in London where some of the biggest names in film, tv and even politics train. You will also get the Branded bag, signed by the creator hard copy of the book and a PDF or .CBZ, branded pen, t-shirt, signed official poster, 10 signed photos and mega thank you on facebook and twitter . All shipped to you in anywhere in the UK. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE ADD $15

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    YOU ARE IN THE DRAKE FILES: A few slots available to be in the background of the scenes. Your image will be prepared by illustrator Jason James and will be included in DRAKE. You also get branded bag with signed hard copy of the book and a PDF or .CBZ file along with a branded pen, t-shirt and a thank you on facebook and twitter . All shipped to you anywhere in the world.

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    NIGHT OUT WITH THE REAL CARTER DRAKE: Spend an evening out with the creator, combat expert and actor Cengiz Dervis. Drinks & dinner at a hip london restaurant and the whole evening to ask as many questions as you like. PLUS all rewards listed; invite to the launch party, thank you in book credits, branded bag, pen, t-shirt, signed poster etc. The book print copy will be signed by Creator and Illustrator and you will also have the option to have a private combat training session with Cengiz at an exclusive studio in London. All items shipped to you anywhere in the world.

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    BE A CORPORATE SPONSOR: IMMORTALIZE YOUR COMPANY IN THE COMIC: Your business / logo will be featured within the world of The DRAKE Files. You will also get a signed personalised drawing of your featured business drawn up by the illustrator Jason James. PLUS all rewards listed; invite to the launch party, thank you in book credits, branded bag, pen, t-shirt, signed poster etc. The book print copy will be signed by Creator and Illustrator and you will also have the option to have a private combat training session with the creator Actor and combat expert Cengiz Dervis in London. All shipped to you anywhere in the world.

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    BECOME IMMORTALIZED IN THE COMIC:

    A character, monument or building of your own creation will be featured within the world of The DRAKE Files. At some point in the story, the main character will come across you / your creation. You will also get a signed personalised drawing of you / or your creation drawn up by the illustrator Jason James. PLUS all rewards listed; invite to the launch party, thank you in book credits, branded bag, pen, t-shirt, signed poster etc. The book print copy will be signed by Creator and Illustrator and you will also have the option to have a private combat training session with the creator Actor and combat expert Cengiz Dervis at an exclusive studio in London. All shipped to you anywhere in the world, wrapped in the biggest THANK YOU.

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