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72 backers pledged $3,836 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE! EVERY DOLLAR DONATED FROM NOW (12/2/2011) UNTIL THE END OF THE PROJECT WILL BE MATCHED BY AN INVESTOR. GO HERE FOR DETAILS!

NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR YOUR DONATION UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL. EVEN THEN, YOU STILL WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL THE PROJECT ENDS ON DECEMBER 10TH. PLEASE PLEDGE NOW!

Update! 12/5/2011 - Another review! This one is from Comicbooked.com 

Update! Check out a review of our comic book and an on-camera interview with the creators courtesy of BestGeekBlogEver.com!

Update! We just got another review from MyComicBlog.com

Update! Demo trailer video added at the bottom of this description.

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter project. My name is Chris Dickens. My best friend Phil Morgenthaler and I created Vigilante Project as both a graphic novel and a film back in 2009. Since then Vigilante Project has developed a passionate following. We have held panels at the Anime Expo and the Long Beach Comic Con, we’ve received thousands of hits on YouTube, and we have a ton of support from fans around the world. With the film/TV side of things in the capable hands of our agent, we recently dove into creating the comics. 

Vigilante Project: The Confessional is something of an anthology series. Each issue contains or continues its own story, until further down the line when some of our plots intersect. 

Our central character is Father Charlie Contreras, a middle aged, Latino priest at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City. However, the primary story arc is the tale of Alvin Gentry, and what he refers to as his vigilante project. Alvin enters the confessional to get something off his chest, and the rest as they say, is history. 

Our first offering is a full color preview (called an ashcan) which will debut November 5th at the Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles.

Our goal is to secure large-scale distribution from one of the bigger names in comic book publishing, some of which we will be meeting and speaking with at the Expo. We created the ashcan to tell a little bit of the story and to showcase the talent of our team, however we feel that our chances of securing a publishing/distribution deal increase dramatically if we have a full issue to show in addition to the ashcan. Once made, with or without a major publisher, we expect that the sales of that book will help offset future production costs, allowing us to continue the series, putting out new issues on a regular, consistent basis.

Publishing an independent comics can be pretty expensive. Phil and I are not artists, so in addition to printing and shipping costs, we had to hire a team of artists. Chris Campana supplied pencils, Nik Poliwko contributed inks and letters, Jarrett Arthur added color, and Clayton Neal helped translate the script to comic book format. We paid for the ashcan out of pocket, but publishing Book One is out of our price range.

With your help, we are hoping to raise $3,750 to produce the first full-length book of the series, “The Guitar Hero”. This book would be an industry standard 24 pages in length. Like the ashcan it’d be full color, and would feature the same team of talented artists. The $3,750 raised would go to artist fees, printing, shipping, and Kickstarter fees.

Thank you again for visiting and supporting our Kickstarter project. Please visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

To learn more about Vigilante Project including the premise, a character list, art, go to our website and watch our micro-budget demo trailer below.

Click the links below for more Vigilante Project Press:

Best Geek Blog Ever

Two Guys Talking

Invest Comics

Guts Glam and Grace

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    Our sincere thanks and gratitude, your name listed on our website as a supporter, IMMEDIATE access to an online, pdf version of the ashcan, and digital copies of both the ashcan and Book One: The Guitar Hero.

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    Everything above PLUS a bagged and boarded copy of Book One: The Guitar Hero signed by the creators.

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    Everything above PLUS a Vigilante Project "tonfa" key chain, and a signed and numbered, 11x17 limited edition Vigilante Project poster. Visit http://vigilanteproject.storenvy.com for pictures of the key chain and poster.

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    Everything above PLUS you get a bagged and boarded, hard copy of the Vigilante Project: The Confessional ashcan signed by the creators, AND a DVD copy of the Vigilante Project demo trailer. Go to www.VigilanteProject.com/film to watch the demo trailer now!

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    Everything above PLUS your name printed in the Thank You section of Book One: "The Guitar Hero" and a Vigilante Project t-shirt of your choice. Visit http://vigilanteproject.storenvy.com for pictures of our t-shirts.

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    Everything above plus YOU create an original character to appear in Book One: "The Guitar Hero", and you get an original sketch of your created character by Vigilante Project artist Chris Campana. NOTE: Vigilante Project is reality based, therefore your character must be human, and have NO superpowers. However, you choose the character’s name, gender, ethnicity, and basic appearance. ALSO, state your preference whether the character lives or dies in a future issue. If you prefer that the character die, you suggest how and we will do our best to make it happen. We promise that your character will be seen in Book One: The Guitar Hero, but how it is used will be at our discretion.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Because our other $100 incentive has already sold out, we have created this one. For this level, you get everything above PLUS an original bust sketch of your favorite comic book character. The character must be an established comic book hero or villain. ALSO we're adding another LIMITED EDITION POSTER. When I say limited, I really mean limited. If we get 10 donations at this level, we will print 10 posters. If we get one donation, we will print one poster. This poster will be from the same team of artists that did the ashcan, AND it will be signed by both creators, and every artist on the team. How's that?

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    Everything above (minus character creation) PLUS you get to have dinner with the creators here in sunny southern California! There you will receive all physical incentives in person! The creators will sign your printed materials after your meal, and pose for as many pictures as you want. Your picture and story will be featured on our web site, and possibly in a video update.

    NOTE: You must provide your own transportation to California. The restaurant will be mutually agreed upon and could be anything from Lawry's in Beverly Hills, to the World's Famous Pink's Hot Dogs, or even Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.

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