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When his kid sister is kidnapped and murdered, an apathetic college student finds purpose in hunting down the man responsible.
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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!

DO OVER!

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. 

ABOUT US

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.

THE STORY

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. 

REWARDS

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. 

Sarah as a comic book character.
Sarah as a comic book character.
The finished product!
The finished product!
Heather "the Hammer"
Heather "the Hammer"

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. 

Rick Worthy

Comikaze Expo 2012
Comikaze Expo 2012

Sarah Reinertsen

WonderCon 2012
WonderCon 2012

TESTIMONIALS

“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.comClick 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.

VIDEOS

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!

Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter project. We appreciate any and every bit of support we get.

STAY VIGILANT!

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.

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    You get our sincere thanks, and your name printed in the graphic novel's acknowledgements. You'll also receive a personalized Thank You card in the mail signed by the creators. In addition, you'll get immediate access to PDF copies of our books "The Confessional", "The Guitar Hero", and VP Presents: "Date Night" PLUS a digital copy of VP#2: "Homecoming", and a PDF version of the completed graphic novel when available.

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    You get everything above, plus a hard copy of the Vigilante Project graphic novel signed by the creators. Every book will receive the official Vigilante Project stamp and given a print number. Print numbers will be assigned based on the order that your pledge was received. (NOTE: Print numbers will start at 11. The first ten copies go to Team Vigilante Project members.)

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    You get everything above, plus a hard copy of VP#3 with your choice of the standard production cover signed by the creators, or the AZ Powergirl photo, variant cover signed by Cara Nicole herself.

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    You get everything above, plus the Vigilante Project t-shirt of your choice, and our new 11×17 poster.

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    The Rick Worthy/Sarah Reinertsen Special - You get everything above plus a limited edition poster featuring either the Ramon Castillo or Rebecca Roberts character, signed by their inspiration (Rick Worthy or Sarah Reinertsen).

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    YOU AS A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER!
    With this package, you get everything above plus a custom, bust sketch of you as a comic book character, or your favorite, established comic book hero by a Team VP artist. Your bust sketch will be provided as an 8 1/2 x 11 print, as well as a high resolution digital file. Plus, you will be invited to an hour long Google+ Hangout with the creators, Team VP artists, and fellow Vigilante Project fans. Ask questions, offer opinions, make suggestions, or just hangout.

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    BE IN THE BOOK!
    With this package, you get everything from the $50 level and above, PLUS you get to create a custom character to appear in the book. There is a pretty big fight scene where our hero, Alvin Gentry takes on multiple attackers. Your character will be one of the people he fights. You choose their name, their appearance, and we guarantee that a character matching your description or likeness will be in the book, fighting Alvin! A bust and full body sketch of your created character will be provided as an 8 1/2 x 11 print as well as a high resolution digital file. Plus, you will be invited to an hour long Google+ Hangout with the creators, Team VP artists, and fellow Vigilante Project fans. Ask questions, offer opinions, make suggestions, or just hangout.

    NOTE: THE CREATED CHARACTER MUST BE FIGHT-CAPABLE FOR THIS REWARD.

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