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Bulvis is looking for his way back into the Human Realm. Jake is just looking for a friend.

Salisbury, MD Comics
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About this project

  Born Dark Issue 0 is a Kickstarter Exclusive Edition prequel to the Born Dark 6 issue mini-series. It's a Dark Fantasy that takes place both in modern America and in a Goblin Realm that lies just on the other side of any reflective surface... if you are unlucky enough to be able to see them.

Malcolm
Malcolm

            Malcolm was that unlucky when he was a kid, and he

           learned two things because of it:

           1) Magic always costs something

           2) Never trust a Goblin

Bulvis
Bulvis

           Malcolm stole something from the Goblin Realm 20 years

           ago. Something important. Something so important that the

           Goblin Realm hasn't been the same since he took it.

           Bulvis is determined to get it back. He wasn't above using 

           a kid 20 years ago. Nothing has changed.

Jake has a new goblin friend
Jake has a new goblin friend

What we want to do

Ideally, we'll be able to take this Issue 0 and use it as a way to introduce the BORN DARK world and the rest of the 6 issue mini series to publishers. 

"Doesn't that mean that this comic could get published? You keep saying it's exclusive!"

OUR PROMISE: Born Dark Issue 0 will never be published in this edition again. 500 is all we are printing of this particular edition. (thus the limits on the rewards) 

If that can't happen, you will have a taste of the Born Dark universe and hopefully you'll want more. 

THE TEAM

Lela Gwenn- Has stories in several GrayHaven anthologies as well as a story in a book she can't talk about yet. It's super cool, but super secret.

Richard Clark- An illustrator for 20+years, Richard's work has appeared in DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse books as well as on HBO, in Playboy and the New York Times.

Adam P Knave- Eisner and Harvey award winning editor of Pop Gun as well as Molly Danger, Adam P. Knave is also the award-winning co-writer of Amelia Cole, Artful Daggers and Never-Ending. 

Frank Cvetkovic- Frank has lettered some of the most interesting comic books being made today- Artful Daggers, Molly Danger, Kung Fu Scratch and Nenetle of the Forgotten Spirits. 

REWARDS

THE COMIC:

The book will be at least 18 pages of story with extra pages of art as well as our list of thank yous. This will be a limited Kickstarter edition. 

Digital Edition will be available in PDF or CBR

ART:

Richard Clark is an accomplished illustrator and the Born Dark universe offers many intriguing opportunities for awesome prints. The exact subjects are TBD.

COMMISSIONS:

You pick the character/s! Richard makes your dream drawing!

Here is an example of an 8x10, 2 character commission.

(this isn't what the goblins look like. if this isn't what we're going with... imagine how cool what we ARE going with is?)

PBL SUPER PACK!

PLB SUPER PACK!
PLB SUPER PACK!

Original ART!

Everyone is getting a copy of the MOTHER IS COMING art, But you can have the original! 

One of a kind. Copic on Bristol 

BE A CHARACTER: 

You can be a part of Born Dark history. Your likeness as a background character. 

GET YOUR COMIC MADE: 

If you have a comic you are trying to get made, this is the express lane. Editorial support and print ready art. 

MILESTONE GOALS: 

$1500 - EVERY BACKER gets Born Dark Digital wallpapers!  

**DONE CUZ YOU'RE AWESOME!**

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$2500-  EVERY BACKER at a physical perk tier gets a 5x7 print! Digital Only Backers get a digital copy of the art! 

**DONE CUZ YOU'RE AMAZING!**

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$3500- Every Backer gets the script and physical perk tier backers stickers get bumped up to premium extra fancy stickers! 

**DONE CUZ YOU'RE AWEMAZING**

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 $4500- Every Backer gets SURPRISE ART! 

         **DONE CUZ YOU'RE** 

     **SUPER FREAKING STARS**

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NOW WE HAVE TO GET TO FUNDED! SO WE CAN WORK TOWARD THESE SUPERTASTIC STRETCH GOALS 

          STRETCH GOAL 1 ! $7,500! 

We deliver a MONTH EARLY! That's right Born Dark becomes PRIORITY 1 and we get the book done delivered in JUNE instead of JULY. 

$9,500- SECRET!
$9,500- SECRET!
$12,500- SECRET
$12,500- SECRET
$15,500- SECRET
$15,500- SECRET

Risks and challenges

We could get struck by lightning. They tell me that that isn't a big thing. But it could be.

IT COULD BE.

We have a professional team, we've given ourselves a good lead time and we are committed to getting this book made.

Sometimes stuff happens and if it does, we will do everything possible to work around the issues without disappointing our backers.

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    A big fat Thank you! (twitter & FB) Also your name will appear in the book

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    34 backers

    A Big Fat Thank You on FB & Twitter & your name will appear in the book

    + Digital copy of Born Dark Issue 0

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    64 backers Limited (86 left of 150)

    All the above rewards
    + LIMITED EDITION KICKSTARTER ISSUE 0 & Sticker
    (add $3 for Int Shipping)

    Estimated delivery:
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    21 backers Limited (129 left of 150)

    All the above rewards
    + Both 8x10 Character Sheets signed by Lela Gwenn

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    36 backers Limited (14 left of 50)

    All the above rewards
    + BACKER BOARD SKETCH FROM RICHARD CLARK

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    18 backers Limited (32 left of 50)

    Everything in the $15 level
    + 11x17 Art Print by Rich Clark

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    1 backer All gone!

    Your Own Goblin Portal!
    *handmade one of a kind*

    From this faux 11x17 mirror Bulvis stares back at you, waiting for you to reach though and enter the Goblin Realm.

    (Includes everything at the $15 reward level)

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    1 backer All gone!

    Everything at the $15 level +
    The Original Art for the "Mother Is Coming" Print

    Copic on Bristol

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    10 backers Limited (20 left of 30)

    Everything at the $30 level
    + Your 11x17 art print is hand detailed, numbered and signed by Richard Clark.
    *LIMITED EDITION OF 30*

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    1 backer All gone!

    **Super-rare item**
    House of Gold and Bones #1 variant cover–painted by Richard P Clark–signed by Slipknot & Stone Sour's Corey Taylor! Signed or unsigned by Rich at your discretion.
    * Includes everything at the $9 reward level*

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    3 backers All gone!

    **PLB COMICS SUPER PACK**
    My great friends at PLB Comics have given me a great pack of stuff!

    You get everything at the $15 level
    *PLUS*
    3 signed PLB comics and 3 signed 17x11 prints (at least 1 in full color!)

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    1 backer All gone!

    Everything at the $15 level +

    One of a Kind Born Dark Clock!
    Quartz Movement (AA battery not included)

    *see picture! Decorated with actual razor blades & sewing needles*

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    9 backers Limited (1 left of 10)

    Everything at the $30 level
    + 8x10 single figure commission sketch by Richard Clark

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Everything at the $15 level
    + Museum Wrapped 11x17 Canvas Art Print
    by Richard Clark

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    **BE IN THE COMIC**
    Everything at the $30 level
    + Your Likeness in Born Dark Issue 0
    (Includes original artwork of the page you appear on)

    Estimated delivery:
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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    Everything at the $30 level
    + Single figure 11x17 watercolor commission by Richard Clark

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Everything at the $30 level
    + 2 figure 11x17 watercolor commission by Richard Clark

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    1 backer All gone!

    Everything at the $30 Level
    + The original fully painted Born Dark Issue 0 cover

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Everything at the $30 level
    + Your 22 page comic made! Editorial Feedback from Lela & Adam. Richard Clark will draw, letter & color it, as well as deliver both a print-ready and a screen-ready PDF

    Estimated delivery:
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Funding period

- (30 days)