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$1,630
pledged of 2.500 $pledged of 2.500 $ goal
63
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 15 2019 11:20 PM UTC +00:00

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Time is running out as Lenny hands Cal the Magnum.

"Aw, c'mon man! It's just for show"

An innocent weekend of fun turns horribly bad for a 17-year-old Cal Ryder as he tries to stay away from an angry horde of rage-induced bikers who are ready to stomp his ass straight into the ground. To add to the kid's problems are two bags of cocaine his friend planted on him, cocaine which was stolen from the meanest, toughest drug dealer in the Southwest.

There's no going back for Cal. In a small town like Albuquerque there's few options and a very narrow path to safety. All he can think of is moving forward and planning his next move. But what will it be? 

translation: "You need a breath mint."
translation: "You need a breath mint."

Mayfield Eight II: A New Deal is a comic book continuation of a successfully funded Kickstarter from last year. It's a story set in  early 1970s, told in a sleazy, grind-house, no holds barred (and DEFINITELY ADULT) style. It cuts a blazing blood-drenched and bullet riddled swath of violence and terror through the dry brittle New Mexican desert landscape that you won't soon forget!

  • TWO COMICS, each with 38 pages saddle-stitched floppy format (standard comic) consisting of more than 30 pages of story and pin-up/sketchbook images... about 46% MORE content than a regular comic.
  • Interior printed in full color on gloss coat 70lb paper stock, to best enhance color and contrast.
  • Cover printed on 85lb gloss varnish paper stock for durability.
  • Every copy signed in gold ink by the artist (Tim Larsen).
  • 4 variant covers (Issue Two only) limited to an edition of 30 each signed and numbered.
The starting point. Each pledge level has this material.
The starting point. Each pledge level has this material.

Lenny heads on over across the street to find Jorge, who resides in the back of the infamous Rat Hole Biker Bar in Socorro, NM (fictitious, so don't look it up).  

I took a chance here and interlaced a design cue of having the 70s band Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride blaring from the sound system and weaving in and around all the people in the biker bar. As you can see, they're having a pretty good time. 

click here for larger, and -ahem- adult view
click here for larger, and -ahem- adult view
click here for larger, and -ahem- adult view
click here for larger, and -ahem- adult view
click here for larger, and -ahem- adult view
click here for larger, and -ahem- adult view

Well, first of all Tim Larsen did not spray-paint a biker in the face. Luckily, he just gets to depict it in a comic book and not suffer the consequences directly.

Writer, artist, show runner for this project, Tim's been busy getting everything together. Tim holds an MFA degree in Fine art from UND/Grand Forks and has made comics for other people for the last 9 years or so. Click on the image below to see his portfolio!

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click this image to see my portfolio.

Tim lives in the often sunny but sometimes misty Santa Cruz area, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. Tim has a love for all things comic, particularly anything from the 1970s like the underground scene in S.F.'s Haight Ashbury and Berkely. He's worked with film people that run in Quentin Tarantino's circle and "Trainspotting's" author Irvine Welsh. Tim's a proud father of a Straight-A student daughter of 16 in Redwood City and a hard working restaurateur son of 22 in Portland Oregon. 


Why did I get into comics?

Imagine yourself in an art gallery, looking at a painting on the wall. It's lushly rendered with a serene, special evocative place you like to retreat to.

But nothing changes in it.

Now open a comic book. You're not tied to one static view of a room. You're caught up in the action and story unraveling itself in a multi-paneled tapestry that can go anywhere in time and space.

After years of being a visual artist who once only painted images and scenes, I am a sequential artist who creates worlds and characters you can follow along WITH me.

-That's why.

Costs and Challenges.

Your funding will go directly into making this comic book happen. Here's a breakdown of the cost percentages:

Risks and challenges

A unique thing about this comic book fundraiser is that you will get immediately a downloadable pdf of issue 1 once this gets funded. Reading that will give you something to sink your teeth into while you wait for the rest of this book to be completed.

With 7 pages complete, and 6 more inked as of today June 15 2019, I can say with confidence that this will meet its completion date of Early November this year.

On a weekly basis you will be getting updates and information as to the page production -less 'spoiler' stuff of course- as Mayfield Eight's 2nd story installment is put together.

I look forward to your joining this campaign and making this Grind-House style comic book a reality!

-Tim Larsen.

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    All the goods from swag level one PLUS a Calendar with Biker Chicks drawn by me, Tim Larsen AND an actual rendition of the Coen Brothers' character Leonard Smalls from 'Raising Arizona' (mama never loved him. RIP)

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    All the goods from swag level two PLUS... riding gloves, bandana, AND... you drawn in-the-crowd as one of the patrons in The Rat Hole bar!!

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    • Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper from Easy Rider print
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