"Gears & Bones Vol. 1" 144 page trade
144 pages of blood soaked adventures with Bones, pirate of the eight skies. Stories of murder, betrayal, mad kings and dragon gods
“Bloody, dirty, revenge. This isn’t your father’s talking rabbit, no this is 'Gears & Bones'. A high urban fantasy that is a mix of Final Fantasy with Conan the Barbarian (as a rabbit) making out with Princess Zelda, and with a touch of The Count of Monte Cristo.” - Andrew P. Anderson
Hi, I’m Andrew P. Anderson, and I am the writer of “Gears & Bones” here at Guardian Knight Comics. We’re here to ask for your help. One of our flagship titles “Gears & Bones” is nearing the end of its first story arc. The individual issues are coming out through Diamond Previews, but paying for a print run of a trade paperback is expensive. It’s even more expensive since this is a 144 page beast of a first volume.
“That looks WILD! Seriously, THAT'S how to open a story!”- Chuck Dixon, (Winter World, Batman, Airboy)
About Gears and Bones:
“In these pages are the blood soaked adventures of Bones, Pirate of the eight skies. Read on, if you dare, stories of murder, betrayal, mad kings and dragon gods who play the chess board of existence! Against all this, Bones fights to live free… and forge his fate. “ - The Teller
This story is something that we had to create, that we needed to. Our studio is a collection of nerds that grew up on a daily diet of awesome! All the major food groups were there.*Conan the Barbarian *Final Fantasy *The Legend of Zelda *Thundercats *The Pirates of Dark Water *Legend *The Lord of the Rings * Willow!
You put all that cool content into the young minds of future creatives and you're going to get a cool comic! And this first story arc is just the beginning. We have a ton of stories to tell, great adventures all embedded within the heart of our fandom.
So here’s the deal, The artwork is done, the last issue is being colored and lettered, and we’re currently assembling them into a trade. So hopefully there will not be any delays in getting the books to you because, well, the hard work is done. Also the first four issues have been released into stores and are available digitally already, so you can get a first hand look at exactly what we’re doing.
Most of the work is finished, the artwork is done. The hard part is over. This campaign is designed to raise funds to print the trade, and ship them out to the backers that supported us.
Meet The Team:
Our team consists of amazing people who have worked in the industry for years.
Alfredo "Apple" De La Fuente Founder of Guardian Knight Comics & creator of 'Gears & Bones'
Andrew P. Anderson the writer has previously done some work at 215ink. He enjoys long walks in his mind.
Montos, the artist for 'Gears & Bones', previously worked on Poison Elves, but has really found his “voice” on this project.
Colorist/Editor In Chief Wes Hartman has worked for all the major and indie publishers (DC, Marvel, Aspen, IDW, Antarctic Press, Zenescope, etc) for 13 years and has created and written Sky Sharks and served as writer for I Hunt Monsters & more.
Colorist Tony Galvan lends his talents to coloring as well. Tony has also done numerous webcomics has also just completed coloring Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The High School Years, Freaks and Geeks from Dark Horse.
Editor Austin Rogers previously did Engines of Doom with 215ink and various anthologies and self published work. He is now one of the writers and co-creators on Moon Streak.
A Big Thank You! Digitally that is. Guardian Knight Comics will give you a shout out on Twitter or Facebook, your choice. If everything works out, we'll have to do one shout out per day for the next 3 years!
$5- Vol. 1 high res PDF
"Gears & Bones Vol. 1" digital download. We'll email you the whole first Vol. in its high res form. & the Big Digital Thank You! from Guardian Knight on Twitter or Facebook.
$8- Vol. 1 High res PDF & Artist Proof PDF
The high res version of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" in its PDF format that we will email you, along with the digital version of the artist edition (the entire story presented in Montos stunning black an white artwork) & the Big Digital Thank You! from Guardian Knight on Twitter or Facebook.
$10 (Early Bird Special)- Vol. 1 Trade
Receive the "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" trade, a $15 value, at a great deal. 144 pages of greatness. Quantities limited. & the Big Digital Thank You! from Guardian Knight on Twitter or Facebook.
$15- Vol. 1 trade & PDF of Artist Proof
receive 144 pages of greatness called "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" in its trade form. We'll mail you one copy on the book as well as email you the digital artist edition version & the Big Digital Thank You! from Guardian Knight on Twitter or Facebook.
$20- Vol. 1 Trade (bagged), signed bookplate, PDF artist proof, & 1 of 2 digital short stories.
1 copy of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" bagged, the signed book plate from members of the creative team and the Guardian Knight Comics crew that will be mailed to you. We will email you the artist edition digital version of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" && a digital short story of your choice that was written by the great Andrew P. Anderson, "Gears & Bones" writer.
$25- Vol. 1 trade (bagged), high res PDF Vol. 1, PDF Artist proof, PDF of Moon Streak issue 1, signed bookplate, Book size Cover Gallery posters & 2 short stories.
1 copy of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" bagged, the signed book plate from members of the creative team and the Guardian Knight Comics crew that will be mailed to you. We will email you the artist edition digital version of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" as well as the high res digital version of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" A book size poster of each cover from issues 1-6 Issue 1 to one of our other titles "Moon Streak" & 2 digital short stories that were written by the great Andrew P. Anderson, "Gears & Bones" writer.
$150- Jim Hannah original Gears & Bones art piece-
This reward includes an original one of a kind 11 x 17 piece of art featuring Bones and is penciled and inked by Jim Hanna, artist and creator of PUGLY (another successful kickstarter comic) as well as Jack Rabbit and more, as well as receiving a copy of the graphic novel, digital copy of the graphic novel as well as the artist proof, the signed bookplate, cover gallery prints and Andrew P. Anderson's digital short stories.
$200- Vol. 1 bagged, signed book plate, high res PDF Vol. 1, PDF Artist Proof edition, PDF Guardian Knight Preview Book, & 2 short stories
A day in our shoes... Come hang out with us for a day! We'll get you a 3-Day pass to our hometown show "Alamo City Comic Con" & DINNER!!!!!(hotel & flight NOT included) You will also receive 1 copy of "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" , the signed book plate from members of the creative team and the Guardian Knight Comics crew. The digital high res "Gears & Bones Vol. 1" along with the digital artist edition edition of Gears & Bones, and the 60 page GKC Preview Book digital download. You will also receive 2 digital short stories written by Andrew P. Anderson, Gears & Bones writer.
$500-Dave Wilkins Original "Gears & Bones" piece
For this reward you will receive a one of a kind completely original pencil and ink wash 12"x19" drawing by superstar artist Dave Wilkins. Dave is a world recognized artist who's powerful images have graced the covers of mega video game franchises like Marvel vs Capcom, Street Fighter V, as well as comics from Marvel and DC and his own infinitely awesome creator owned title El Zombo! Also included in this pack is a copy of the book as well as the pdf versions of the book and the artist edition, the cover gallery card set, signed book plate, and the original short stories by Andrew P. Anderson.
Risks and challenges
What are some of the risks?
Hardly any, like we said the artwork is done, so the hard part is over. now its time to raise the funds to print the trade. We’re not going to lie, we want to see this project get backed and we want these books in your hands, ours too, but mostly yours. There is very little risk to you. The book is in the final stages of assembling right now. Once the project is funded we will send it immediately to the printer and get them made. If the project is not funded we don’t get your money and we don’t make the book, or we try again later. We will be printing overseas, there’s always a chance for printing delays, but printing overseas does take a little bit longer to get the books shipped to us, 8-12 weeks as it is slow boated across the ocean, and when we get them we will send them to you. The only risk to you is if the ship sinks, then what can you do, but that doesn’t happen too often. There are no bells and whistles on the project by design, no t-shirts, posters, knick knacks, or thingamabobs, the book is what we all want and we are confident that it’s all that is needed. We did not want to slow down sending books out to you by waiting on the production of “other stuff” so as soon as they come in they go out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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