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A limited-availability, ONE-TIME-ONLY print edition of Otava Heikkilä's Shattered Spear!
1,137 backers pledged $17,037 to help bring this project to life.

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Iron Circus creator Otava Heikkilä is best-known for his erotic graphic novel series, Letters for Lucardo.

But in March of 2019, he released Shattered Spear on itch.io, a 50-page comic about a chance meeting in the Neolithic Jordan Valley, suitable for mature readers.

It was never meant to see print. But sometimes, plans change.

Introducing a new Iron Circus experimental imprint: CIRCUS MAXIMUS.

Circus Maximus was created with the intent to showcase short, unique comics exclusively to the ICC audience. Books that deserve a showing in print, but that our experience tells us would have a hard time finding a place in the current comics market.

So, what does that mean? It means:

Shattered Spear will be available, in print, from this Kickstarter only. 

This will be your only opportunity to own this comic. 

It will not appear in the Iron Circus shop, or on Amazon.

It will not be available in stores.

After this Kickstarter ends, this book will not be offered in print from Iron Circus again.

It's now or never.

Back us here and now to help us bring this comic to print, for the first and last time.

Shattered Spear is the story of crossed paths in the Jordan Valley of 10,000 years past, when the traveling spellkeeper Naihu awakens in the night to find her belongings being stolen by Pitu, a strange and wounded woman with nothing to her name, save for a broken spear.

They settle into an uneasy truce to survive together in the wilds, that grows and ages into something more as they wander.

Some pages from Shattered Spear.

Curious for more? Grab the entire +50-page comic, direct from this Kickstarter.

This special, experimental Kickstarter will have only two backer levels.

 $5.00 - Shattered Spear: PDF Edition. The original Shattered Spear, as a DRM-free PDF.
$5.00 - Shattered Spear: PDF Edition. The original Shattered Spear, as a DRM-free PDF.
$10.00 -  Shattered Spear: Print Edition. A DRM-free PDF of Otava Heikkilä's "Shattered Spear," and a print edition of Otava Heikkilä's "Shattered Spear," available here, on this Kickstarter, one-time only.
$10.00 - Shattered Spear: Print Edition. A DRM-free PDF of Otava Heikkilä's "Shattered Spear," and a print edition of Otava Heikkilä's "Shattered Spear," available here, on this Kickstarter, one-time only.

We're keeping it simple. If the project reaches $4,000, the print edition of Shattered Spear will feature a cover enhancement. This will likely be gloss or foil.

Promo video created by Matt Sheridan and C. Spike Trotman. Art by Otava Heikkilä. Video assets by triton2030, megahawk_ru, and dubassy. Music by nzgringo. All compositing and rendering done in Adobe After Effects.

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    Shattered Spear: Print Edition

    A DRM-free PDF of Otava Heikkilä's "Shattered Spear," and a print edition of Otava Heikkilä's "Shattered Spear," available here, on this Kickstarter, one-time only.

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    • A paperback print edition of Shattered Spear.
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