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Joey wakes alone in an empty city. Now he must find peace in the loneliness before it devours him. For fans of twisted urban thrillers.
Joey wakes alone in an empty city. Now he must find peace in the loneliness before it devours him. For fans of twisted urban thrillers.
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Empty #1: a psychological horror one-shot QUICKSTARTER comic

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Imagine waking up in a barren metropolis. No people. No animals. Just you and the city. Deserted. Isolated. Alone. But you're not alone are you? Something is there, lurking in the shadows. It could be the manifested pain of a broken heart. Maybe the torment of your sorrow made real. You can see it physically standing on the street corner. Watching. Following. Stalking. You try to escape but it chases you, devouring the city in its wake. You have no choice, though. You have to press on and outrun this figure of despair before it's too late...before it makes you just as empty as the world you've found yourself in.

The EMPTY Quickstarter offers:

  • Standard Cover A by EMPTY artist Mervyn Jones
  • Variant Cover B by Luke Cooper
  • Variant Cover C by Chris Winters
  • Variant Cover D by Rich Grzela
  • Audio commentary by EMPTY writer Frank Martin
  • Commission sketchcard by EMPTY artist Mervyn Jones
  • Commission short story by EMPTY writer Frank Martin 

 Want to commission a sketchcard from Mervyn? Select the "Sketchcard Commission" pledge from our REWARDS section. 

  See what other creators are saying about Empty:

Everyone at some point in their life has dealt with loneliness and isolation. Some people are okay with it. They don't mind being left to their own devices. Others crave companionship so bad that their lives feel hopeless without it. Most people, I believe, fall somewhere in the middle, and that grey area is where EMPTY was born. It's a story about finding purpose in solitude while battling the demons of despair. We can try to out run them, but feelings like sorrow and regret are inevitable. Eventually, we will all have to face being alone in one form or another. Why it happens is not up to us. All we can control is how we deal with it.

We've come to Kickstarter to fund a very limited print run of EMPTY.  We feel these themes of loneliness and anguish are universally human and can resonate with comic fans of all genres. Holding a physical book in your hands will only exacerbate those emotions. That said, we want EMPTY to be experienced by all. You'll notice that we offer no digital version of the comic as a reward for backing our campaign. The reason for that is because we're making the digital version free to all, backer and non-backer alike, in exchange for a share on social media. Just click on the button below and follow the instructions to receive your PDF copy.

As this campaign is a Quickstarter, the funds collected will be solely focused on creating and distributing rewards, specifically the 24 page comic itself. The story is very much a tale of black and white, so that's how the book will be presented. The campaign will consist of no outside advertising and no stretch goals will be offered.


The EMPTY team wants to thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign. Our story doesn't have colorful heroes or blockbuster action, but it's a powerful tale close to our hearts and we looking forward to placing this book in comic readers' hands.

If you'd like to back our campaign please click the green "Back this project" button at the top of the page or simply click the reward tier of your choice. Thanks again and remember: Just because you're EMPTY, doesn't mean you're alone...

Risks and challenges

There will be no risks involved in production as the book is already completed. Any setbacks will come either through printing or shipping the rewards. But we plan on using repeat vendors we trust to help with a seamless and problem-free fulfillment.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Empty - Standard Cover A

    The 24 page Empty comic in black and white. Standard cover A by interior artist Mervyn Jones.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • A thank you inside the print book.
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    Empty - Variant Option

    Two copies of the 24 page Empty comic in black and white. Standard cover A by interior artist Mervyn Jones AND your choice of a single variant cover.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Variant cover of your choice
    • A thank you inside the print book.
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    Empty - Variant Cover Bundle

    Four copies of the 24 page Empty comic in black and white. This bundle includes the standard cover A by interior artist Mervyn Jones as well as ALL variant covers by Luke Cooper, Christ Winters, and Rich Grzela.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • A thank you inside the print book.
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    Audio Commentary

    Get inside the mind of Empty writer Frank Martin with a Kickstarter exclusive audio commentary.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • Audio commentary by EMPTY writer Frank Martin
    • A thank you inside the print book.
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    Sketchcard commission by Mervyn Jones

    Empty artist Mervyn Jones will sketch a character of your choice. Sketchcard sizes are 5.5 x 7. All previous reward levels included.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • Audio commentary by EMPTY writer Frank Martin
    • Sketchcard commission (5.5 x 7) by Empty artist Mervyn Jones
    • A thank you inside the print book.
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Story Commission by Writer Frank Martin

    Commission Empty writer Frank Martin to write a short story on the topic of your choice. Includes all previous reward levels.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • Audio commentary by EMPTY writer Frank Martin
    • Sketchcard commission (5.5 x 7) by Empty artist Mervyn Jones
    • 1000 word prose story by Empty writer Frank Martin
    • A thank you inside the print book.
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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Signed Prints

    Receive four prints of all the covers signed by writer Frank Martin and interior artist Mervyn Jones. All lower level reward tiers included.

    Includes:
    • Four cover prints signed by the creators
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • Audio commentary by EMPTY writer Frank Martin
    • Sketchcard commission (5.5 x 7) by Empty artist Mervyn Jones
    • 1000 word prose story by Empty writer Frank Martin
    • A thank you inside the print book.
    • FREE US SHIPPING!
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    We'll make your comic!

    Want a comic book? EMPTY creators Frank Martin and Mervyn Jones will write and illustrate a 20 page black and white comic based on your original story. Includes cover and a limited print run. Additional copies available upon request. All previous reward levels included.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • Audio commentary by EMPTY writer Frank Martin
    • Sketchcard commission (5.5 x 7) by Empty artist Mervyn Jones
    • 1000 word prose story by Empty writer Frank Martin
    • Four cover prints signed by the creators
    • A thank you inside the print book.
    • Have your comic made by the creators of EMPTY.
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    Variant Option (LIMITED DISCOUNT PRICE)

    Two copies of the 24 page Empty comic in black and white. Standard cover A by interior artist Mervyn Jones AND your choice of a single variant cover. (LIMITED QUANTITY AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE!)

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Variant cover of your choice
    • A thank you inside the print book.
    • FREE US SHIPPING!
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    Variant Bundle (LIMITED DISCOUNT PRICE)

    Four copies of the 24 page Empty comic in black and white. This bundle includes the standard cover A by interior artist Mervyn Jones as well as ALL variant covers by Luke Cooper, Christ Winters, and Rich Grzela.

    Includes:
    • Empty (print) - Cover A by Mervyn Jones
    • Empty (print) - Cover B by Luke Cooper
    • Empty (print) - Cover C by Chris Winters
    • Empty (print) - Cover D by Rich Grzela
    • A thank you inside the print book.
    • FREE US SHIPPING!
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
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