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#2 issue of a self-financed comic book.  The issue is already created and this is for the printing of it.
#2 issue of a self-financed comic book. The issue is already created and this is for the printing of it.
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***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL LIMITED REWARDS THAT INCLUDE A HARD COPY OF KNIGHT IN THE SNAKE PIT #1 WILL BE THE FIRST PRINTING.***

STORY

In Knight in the Snake Pit, we follow a character Allister Ward who is stuck in two worlds, jumping back and forth at random.  One world is 19040's Los Angeles, where he's a patient at a mental hospital and the other world is a medieval fantasy world, where he's being begged by a king to save his daughter and his kingdom from an impending invasion that could happen at any moment.

Allister must determine if he's really suffering from delusions or if everything in both worlds is real.  If that's the case, he needs to worry about how to not get killed by his "delusions."

Issue 1 has Allister fearing for his life in the mental hospital, as he's one false move away from a lobotomy.  Issue 2 has Allister fighting for his life and freedom in a Gladiator pit.  Both issues have a combined 48 pages (without inserts and variant art).

Issue 1 and 2 for this story have already been completed and we are looking for our audience.   Issue 1 has already had a limited first print run and this is for issue 2.  With the contributions, it could either be 200 or 2,000. If you're looking for a story that has a lot of story crammed into two issues, this is for you. This is truly a go for broke venture.  After issue 1 was created, I truly felt that the essence of what the story could be was conveyed.  These two issues pave the way for an ongoing story and future issues.  Unfortunately, we need to find our audience who is into a genre mashup, such as this one.

Reviews for Knight In The Snake Pit Issue 1:

1. World Comic Book Review: “This is a creepy, poignant story, filled with chilling ambiguities about reality. Both the subject matter and some of the style is reminiscent of American director Martin Scorsese’s motion picture “Shutter Island” (2010). Mr Chilcoat’s high degree of craftsmanship in creating this tale is self-evident.”

http://www.worldcomicbookreview.com/index.php/2017/05/08/knight-snake-pit-1-review/

2. Fanbase Press: “The visuals in this comic are stunning”

http://www.fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/8495-knight-in-the-snake-pit-1-comic-book-review

3. Drunken Pen Writing: “Creative, attention grabbing and cool as hell!”

https://drunkenpenwriting.com/2018/02/21/indie-comic-review-knights-in-the-snake-pit-1/

4. Pipedream Comics: “creator Kevin Chilcoat has produced a story that is equally unnerving and creepy. “

http://pipedreamcomics.co.uk/review-knight-in-the-snake-pit-1-hgl-productions/

5. Indie Comix: “…leaves you wanting more!”

http://indiecomix.net/2017/04/knight-in-the-snake-pit-1/

6. Comic Book and Movie Reviews Interview: http://www.comicbookandmoviereviews.com/2017/05/run-for-your-lives-as-knight-is-in.html

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Pin-Up Art by Charles Paul Wilson III
Pin-Up Art by Charles Paul Wilson III

LIMITED $40 ORIGINAL SKETCH PLEDGE

Here's an example of the original sketch you can get from artist Marc Olivent!  There's only 10 available!

Limited Original Sketch Example
Limited Original Sketch Example

New Reward Add-On!!

Run For Your Lives #1 - Illustrated by Kyle Strahm - In a zombie apocalypse, long after the majority of the world’s population gets wiped out and rule no longer exists, a group of survivors in the wastelands come across a Stronghold run by a private corporation where new admittances are required to prove their worth by making their way from a Start to Finish Line alive on an enclosed zombie infested course.

This book plays out more like a one-shot and there is a script for a series, but it never came to fruition.  This was the Official Comic book to the very first Zombie Run 5k with the same name and these were sold at the actual events back in 2013.

Run For Your Lives #1 Cover
Run For Your Lives #1 Cover
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There are no risks and challenges to this project because the book has already been illustrated, colored, lettered and put together. All that needs to be done at this point is the printing.

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    Digital copy of Issue #1 and #2

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    Digital Copy and Hard Copy Issue 2

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    Issue 2 and Zombie Book!

    You'll get a digital copy of issue 1 and 2, a hard copy of issue 2 and a hard copy of the very first comic book I've written, Run For Your Lives #1. You'll also get a link to the digital copy of Run For Your Lives #1 to feast your eyes on while you wait for the campaign to end.

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    Issue 2 and Print of Choice

    Digital Copy of Issue 1 and Issue 2, Copy of Issue 2 and 11x17 print of your choosing from either issue 1 or 2. You pick and I'll print it and mail it, signed. The print will be the colored page with no text on 11x17 paper.

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    Digital Copy of Issue 1 and Issue 2, Copy of Issue 2 and Copy of Issue 1 – Limited to 50

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    3 Prints and Issue 2

    You can get 3 prints of your choosing, including one of the variant art pieces in Issue 2 or concept art in Issue 1. You can even have your choice of black and white or color. All prints will be 11x17. Along with the 3 prints, you'll get hard copy of issue 2 and digital copies of issues 1 and 2.

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    Double down!

    You can get 2 hard copies of issue 1 and issue 2 along with digital copies of issue 1 and 2. Now you'll have a hard walking around copies and copies to never touch! Along with two copies of each, you also can pick a print of your choosing from either issue, printed on 11x17 paper.

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    Original Sketch

    Digital Copy of Issue 1 and 2 and an original quick sketch from Artist Marc Olivent with hard copies of issue 1 and 2 and a print of choice from either issue 1 or 2, printed on 11x17 paper.

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