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What would your life be like...if you could see how everything around you was going to die?
What would your life be like...if you could see how everything around you was going to die?
117 backers pledged £10,499 to help bring this project to life.

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THE CONCEPT

"Neil Gibson is an undiscovered Brian Michael Bendis" - Bleeding Cool

Tortured Life is a 6 issue Miniseries / Graphic Novel about an everyday guy called Richard Carter who has the supernatural power of seeing how people are going to die.  At first, Richard tried to help people - thinking his gift was something that would allow him to save lives.  Unfortunately for Richard this was not the case; he was destined to watch those around him die, powerless to stop fate from playing out it's wicked hand.  As a result of this, Richard now lives a life of solitude - hiding himself away from his fellow man, desperate to stop the visions that plague him every time he looks at anyone.

Unbeknown to Richard, not long after his power first manifested, so too did an otherworldly creature known as The Bloody Man - an assassin from the netherworld.  A creature half living, half dead, in the servitude of an Illuminati-like group known only as The Order.  A monster with one mission:

Kill Richard Carter.

This is where our story begins...

THE PROJECT

"Tortured Life sounds very cool indeed." - Mike Carey (Eisner nominated writer of Lucifer, The Unwritten, Hellblazer)

From the creative team that brought you the indie hit horror anthology Twisted Dark and the hit thriller miniseries Tabatha, comes a story of supernatural horror unlike anything you've ever read before. Originally planned as a one-shot comic, due to overwhelming positive response from our fans we've decided to run the comic for a full 6 issues. At this very moment, our superstar artist, Caspar Wijngaard, is hard at work penciling, inking, and coloring the remaining issues #2-#6 of Tortured Life. With the story and the artwork all taken care of, we've turned to Kickstarter to help us with the cost of printing, publishing, and distributing this series.

This is where YOU come in.

CHARACTER PROFILES

"The chaps from T Pub never fail to impress. Their new OGN Tortured Life deserves your attention and support." - Si Spurrier (Writer of X-men: Legacy, Crossed, 6 Gun Gorilla.)

We can't do this without you.  As a show of good faith we raided The Order's secret library for files on our hero and villain.  After all, if you're going to back this comic, you'll want to know who you'll be reading about.

FREE SAMPLE

"Neil Gibson does everything he needs to and in just 24 pages creates a life, a problem and delivers enough suspense to make us intrigued." -Forbidden Planet

Read Issue #1 of Tortured Life for free by clicking on the picture below.  We guarantee that after reading the first issue you will be dying to pledge for issues #2-#6!

THE TEAM

"Caspar Wijngaard showed a level of talent in his drawings that marks him out as one to watch. Clearly a great talent that will explode when one of the big publishers notices the quality of his dynamic art." -PM Buchan (Starburst)

Neil Gibson - Writer

The founder of T Pub. Neil starting making comics quite late into his career, with his first book (Twisted Dark) hitting the Amazon Top 10 list for 177 consecutive weeks, and later being nominated for a Ghastly award. He likes to write psychological thriller/horror comics, despite being terrified of every horror film he sees.

Caspar Wijngaard - Artist

Art Director for T Pub, and an up and coming talent in the UK comic industry. With a successful crowd funded comic (Tabatha) under his belt, he returns with Tortured Life and regards it as his best work to date. Promising a visually engrossing adventure through the darkest corners of the human psyche and beyond.

Dan Watters - Writer

A writer from West London, Dan was raised on Lovecract, Poe, 80s slasher movies, and EC Comics.  He's live and breathed horror as long as he can remember, making his comic book writing debut on Tortured Life gives him the chance to throw all of these eggs into one eldritch basket.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TORTURED LIFE

"The art by Casper Wijngaard is really one of the stand out things in this book, a line drawing style that contains both the darkness and overall morbid tone of the book, and also captures the colour and vibrancy to make it pop of the page and keep the reader engaged." - We The Nerdy

"Gibson has a talent for suspense and it really flourishes in his writing...he takes a left turn right in front of you, cuts off your train of thought and leaves your mind crashed and wondering what just happened -- in a good way, of course." - Comicsbulletin

"The art is very nice. It’s got a different style to it, not truly real but not cartoony. The characters all look differently and Wijngaard does a good job depicting various forms of death without going overboard with too much gore." -The Comix Verse

"If you enjoy a story line with a supernatural edge to it, then this is the one for you." -Badhaven

"Well written and illustrated, this is a fantastic story that leaves you feeling sorry for the main character. What makes this such a gripping read is the slow and steady build up and evenly sectioned story." - Pages&Panels

"The artwork, by Wijngaard, is so well suited to the genre of this macabre tale. It communicates the grimness of Richards existence perfectly." - That Comic Blog

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Risks and challenges

This kickstarter is being run purely to fund printing and distribution.

Once we have funding, there are no risks. We have been creating and publishing comics for over three years, The success of our other titles - Twisted Dark and Tabatha - show how committed we are to delivering content to our fans that is both high quality, and on time.

Once we have received funding, and all of our rewards have been delivered to pledgers, we will be distributing the graphic novel to comic shops in North America and the UK. However, we have no specific time frame for this, so your best chance of getting a copy of Tortured Life this year is through Kickstarter.

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    Digital copy of issue 2 of Tortured Life.

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    Digital copy of the whole series. One issue delivered every 2 months, if not earlier

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    1) Posted (SIGNED by creative team) copy of all issues of Tortured Life
    2) digital edition of the entire series
    3) digital copy of Twisted Dark vol 1.

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    You'll receive a signed and numbered physical copy of the first print run of the graphic novel (Collecting issues #1-#6 of Tortured Life), Your name in print in the book as a key backer, WITHOUT WHOM this comic would not have been possible, as well as the complete digital / PDF release of Tortured Life Issues #1-#6 and Tabatha #1-#4.

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    1) Posted (SIGNED by creative team) copy of all issues of Tortured Life 2) digital edition of the entire series 3) digital copy of Twisted Dark vol 1.

    4) Your name will be in print as a key backer, WITHOUT WHOM this comic would not have been possible.

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    1) Signed and dedicated print copy of the collected Tortured Life series.

    2) Signed print copy of Twisted Dark vol 1 (200 pages).

    3) The entire digital series of Tabatha (4 issues).
    4) Signed Bloodyman poster

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    1) Signed printed copies of the entire Tortured Life series
    2) Signed printed Tabatha series
    3) Signed printed Twisted Dark volume (you choose the volume)
    4)A dedication to you, with your name in the book
    5)Signed Bloodyman poster
    6) Exclusive limited edition T-shirt with Caspar's art

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    ART review and critique! Send in your artwork and the artist - Caspar - will give you constructive feedback over Skype with tips on how to improve.

    And yes, you also get a signed copy of the completed trade and all the rewards from £100 tier!

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    WRITING review and critique! Send in your artwork and the writers - Neil or Dan - will give you constructive feedback over Skype with tips on how to improve.

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    1) Signed printed copies of the entire Tortured Life series
    2) Signed printed Tabatha series
    3) Signed printed Twisted Dark volume (you choose the volume)
    4)A dedication to you, with your name in the book.
    5) The amazing Caspar will draw a bespoke illustration dedicated to YOU in the front of the book.
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    1) Signed print copies of the collected series of Tabatha
    2) Signed print copies of the entire Twisted Dark (1-4),
    3) Signed print copy of Twisted Light
    4) Signed print copy Tortured Life
    5) Dedication to you in Tortured Life - your name appears in print
    6) Exclusive limited edition T-shirt with Caspar's art
    7) Bloody Man poster (signed)
    8) GET A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU in Twisted Dark series, so your name lives on.

    9) Finally, Neil will write a story on a subject of your choice and send you the first copy, when published.

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    Everything in the £500 offer, PLUS exclusive art from both the artist and writers (the writers admits our art will suck), PLUS you get dinner with the creative in Soho, London - you need to make your own way to London!

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