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A cowboy and a teenage girl clean up history, whether history wants it or not. 24 full-color pages! Also, a dinosaur!
A cowboy and a teenage girl clean up history, whether history wants it or not. 24 full-color pages! Also, a dinosaur!
A cowboy and a teenage girl clean up history, whether history wants it or not. 24 full-color pages! Also, a dinosaur!
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A 24-page comic book, the first of a potential six issues. I already have 6 pages and a cover, but I would like there to be a whole issue, because that’s better in every conceivable way.

The basic plot is the series is this:

Samuel Dillon and Katie Baker are Agents of Paradox. They travel through time and space, closing wormholes to prevent spillover from different eras.

Dillon hopes to one day save the lives of his wife and son. Katie wants to save herself from being dumped by her boyfriend. Chagatai Khan, the cyborg son of Genghis Khan, plans to conquer all of human history simultaneously, proving that he is worthy of his father’s name. Dillon and Katie must both come to terms with what they have lost, and choose stopping Chagatai over changing the past. It’s a story about not dwelling on tragedies, big or small, and moving forward with your life, because going back is never as easy as it seems.

The first issue is Katie’s origin story, and it's mostly about a T-Rex attacking the suburbs in the 1980’s. It’s sort of like a John Hughes movie, but with a gristled old cowboy and a dinosaur.

Written & Lettered by Jack McGuigan (www.jackmcguigan.com)

Penciled & Inked by John Fortune (jkf724.deviantart.com)

Colors by Vanessa Beckmann (vanessabeckmannportfolio.carbonmade.com)

As far as you know!

Yes! Your pledge money will ONLY be used for making and shipping comics. You can still pledge with honor, knowing that your hard-earned cash will go towards:

  • Paying the artists to draw, ink and color things (variant covers, MORE issues, etc.)
  • Printing physical copies of the comic
  • Printing Dillon sightings and other special features
  • Shipping things to you, and to potential publishers, and back and forth between me and the artists

...and other things of that sort. Trust me, we have another $10,000 or so before I run out of ways to spend this money responsibly.

Based on nothing...yes, absolutely. You'll put a different kid through college with each of these hand-cut pages.

Sure. To see 6 finished pages (along with character biographies and gadget blueprints), please visit http://www.jackmcguigan.com/comicbooks/paradox/. UPDATE: Or, if you'd rather, you can just keep scrolling down.

Your sketch will, of course, be drawn just for you.

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    PDF or CBZ file of Paradox #1 (with character sheets and prop blueprints included), digitally signed by writer Jack McGuigan

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    Paradox #1 + Credit on the back page + FOUR RANDOM COMICS from the 1990’s, all signed by writer Jack McGuigan

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    Comic + Credit + Four Random 90's comics + a glossy photo print of a DILLON SIGHTING, where Dillon is seen in the background of a historical event, not entirely unlike Forrest Gump.

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    Comic + Credit + DS Print + a small personal hand-drawn sketch (HEAD to SHOULDERS only) by artist John Fortune

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    Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + Your likeness is drawn into a crowd shot, possibly being eaten by a dinosaur, possibly at a high school pep rally. Anyone who sends a picture of themselves from the 1980’s (which is better for the story) will also receive a hilarious PG-13 limerick by email.

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    Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + You get to name one of THREE important characters from the book: 1) Katie’s Best Friend (teenage girl) 2) Katie’s Hypothetical Dog (animal) 3) The principal at Katie’s high school (male or female) NOTE: Please, no “Amanda Hugenkiss” or “Buttface McAllister” or anything. Let’s not ruin this, you guys.

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    Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + writer Jack McGuigan will write a 22-page comic book script, to the best of his ability, about literally whatever the hell you want.

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    Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + a page of artist John Fortune’s ORIGINAL ARTWORK from this issue.

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