UPDATE #2: We hit our first stretch goal! Now, with four days left we're going for stretch goal #2! Check out the details here and help us hit $3,600 before the end of the campaign.
UPDATE: We hit our goal in less than 48 hours! Our next target is 150% funding which is $2,700! Once we hit $2,700 we will add 13 pages of new, never before seen content to the graphic novel! Plus an added reward. Click here to read the update for more details. Thank you everyone! Stay Vigilant!
Our previous Kickstarter failed. We have since learned from it, and now we're back to get the funds we need to finish and print Volume One of our graphic novel!
At the end of the day, we just want to put out a quality comic book. We've re-evaluated our goals and reduced our target amount to ensure that the graphic novel gets produced. Rather than going over the top with new content and razzle dazzle, we're going to use what we have, and build on our foundation.
We're combining our books "The Guitar Hero", "Date Night", "The Confessional" and our new book "Homecoming" into one graphic novel. Plus, we're adding an additional 12 pages of new content making it a total of 88 pages.
Do you remember when you were a kid, and you messed up while playing a game? Maybe you tripped over a shoelace in kick ball, or your dog gave away your hiding spot during hide and seek. Whatever it was, you probably called for a do-over! Well, this is our do-over! Please, stay vigilant and help us out.
Best friends Chris Dickens and Phil Morgenthaler created Vigilante Project back in 2009. We released our first book "The Confessional" at the Comikaze Expo in November 2011. Since then we have released two more books and we are finishing a third. Now, we have turned to our fans through Kickstarter because we need your help to finish and print Volume One of the Vigilante Project graphic novel.
For more about Vigilante Project, check out an exclusive, in-depth interview with Dr. Heather Joseph-Witham of Mythbusters fame.
Our main character is Alvin Gentry. He’s a normal college student with a dark past.
When Alvin’s kid sister is kidnapped, raped, and murdered, he initially trusts the police to find the person responsible. As the investigation stalls, Alvin uncovers a clue that could help solve the case.
Ignored by police and with more and more time passing, our hero decides to find the assailant himself. With no special training, experience, or resources, Alvin takes on what he calls his vigilante project and sets out to find his sister’s killer. But Alvin can’t just become a vigilante, he has to learn how. What would you do? Where would you start?
Along the way Alvin seeks counsel from a local priest, crosses a street gang with ties to organized crime, and falls in love with his married apartment manager Rebecca. But when Alvin discovers that there is more to his sister’s disappearance than meets the eye, he will take on more than he ever expected, risking it all to save another little girl that is being held by the same man. Our books "The Guitar Hero" and "Date Night" are available to read on our site as a webcomic. Click here to read them.
The rewards are listed to the right, but we wanted to take a moment to expound on some of the different levels, and available rewards. After the Kickstarter campaign concludes, if we are successful, we will send you a survey asking for your shipping information and your choice of t-shirt, sizes, and other reward choices.
T-SHIRTS: We have a number of t-shirts for you to choose from. Take a look at our Online Store to see which shirt you might like as a reward.
CUSTOM CHARACTERS: The upper levels offer custom digital commission of you or your favorite characters. We have a team of overwhelmingly talented artists to accomplish this task, and I want to show you a couple of quick examples. The first is of Vigilante Project friend Sarah Reinertsen. We liked this pose but wanted Sarah in athletic wear since she is a famous triathlete. The other is a commission that we did for a friend to give his girlfriend Heather for Christmas.
RICK and SARAH: Our $50 level and above get you signed rewards from Vigilante Project friends Rick Worthy and Sarah Reinertsen. To learn more about how Rick and Sarah are involved with Vigilante Project, click on their names below. There's also an interview with Rick further down the page in the video section.
“Just got Issue #1 in the mail: BEAUTIFUL, just beautiful. A real page-turner. Alvin is BADASS and I can’t wait for Book Two.” – Guy Staats
“The first issue is freakin’ awesome! I can’t wait for more…you’ve renewed my interest in comics!” – Camille Bohmer
“…it definitely delivered. I really enjoyed the first issue, and… I think VP has a lot of potential and staying power.” - Justin Martin of "RSquared Comicz" – Read the whole review by clicking here.
“Not often do I get a comic that starts off with a confessional and ends with a gun drawn to a character’s head. The juxtaposition of faith and violence, really grabbed my attention and I enjoyed every moment of it.” – Jacques Nyemb of Comicbooked.com – Click here to read the entire review
“Every once in a while I’ll get sent something like Vigilante Project. It’s (something) you know a lot of good people have worked very hard to achieve that also happens to be fun and exciting.” – Ezequiel Gutierrez of Best Geek Blog Ever — Read the rest of the review here.
Interview with Rick Worthy from the Comikaze Expo 2012.
Our first ever video and probably my favorite. This is our sizzle reel from 2010.
There are lots more Vigilante Project or VigilanTV videos on our website.
Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter project. We appreciate any and every bit of support we get.
Risks and challenges
Though we don't foresee any problems, production delays have been considered in our delivery projections. Of course, I understand that communication is key and I expect to utilize backer updates to keep our supporters up-to-speed and engaged as much as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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