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$3,357
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 20 2017 6:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Union Street Choir immerses you in an age of American history that captivates our imaginations--the crazy 30's. Set in San Francisco during a time of immense economic despair, the Great Depression, in a world where fascism and hardships were strangling the common man, we introduce you to five free spirits. Blues, Smiles, Lucky, Knuks and Sourdough will show you how it was for young men in the 1930's who were just trying to get by. 

Issues #1-4 

Chapter 1 "Stay Lucky" 

Chapter 2 "Sing the Blues” 

Chapter 3 “Punch a Hole in the Moon” 

Chapter 4 “Four Lucky"

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Website: www.unionstchoir.com

Issue #1: 7-page preview 

Facebook page: Union St. Choir

We have nothing but confidence in the product we are presenting you. We love the characters, the settings, the topics, and the stories which we have crafted into a beautifully drawn comic and we know you will too. Even though we do conventions on a regular basis we are only connecting with a small portion of the people we know would enjoy Union St. Choir. Kickstarter has given us the opportunity to be seen by a much wider audience than we would be able to otherwise. Without you there would be no Union St. Choir and we appreciate all the support you have given us throughout our endeavors. You will not be disappointed in what we deliver.

The Hardcover (HC):

100+Pages | Chapters 1-4 | Signed & Numbered | Cover Art Gallery including all 12 Covers | Designs & Preproduction Art | Original Script & Storyboards | Webcomics never before printed | Mini Comics from previous Kickstarter

The Trade Paperback (TPB):

80+Pages | Chapters 1-4 | New Cover Art by nooligan

The Issue #4 Exclusive Cover: 

20+Pages | Chapter 4 | Guest Artist Exclusive Cover Art

Artist/Co-Creator HaiNaNu "Nooligan" Saulque

Sacramento, California native Hainanu “Nooligan” Saulque brings you a style unique to the comic and fine arts world. Whether working on an early 20th century period piece or one of your favorite characters, he will immerse you in a world of classic newspaper strips, big band music, and beloved animation. Artist, comic creator, graphic designer, and statue maker -- Nooligan is truly a renaissance man.

Website: Nooligan.com

Instagram: @nooligan

Writer/Co-Creator Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz calls Sacramento home, where he has lived most of his life. 14 years ago he opened Empire’s Comics Vault and has continued to grow the business and promote the local community ever since. From food drives to collecting toys for kids, from Free Comic Book Day Mini-Cons to Creative Women Mini-Cons, and from supporting live model events to sponsoring Sac City Rollers, Empire’s Comics Vault has hands in every pie around town. In addition to Union Street Choir, Ben writes, edits and publishes Trixie Dynamite and 6 titles for ECV Press. He is married to ECV Press's Editor-In-Chief, Jennifer Schwartz, and has an unhealthy affection for pugs.

Website: TrixieDynamite.com

Facebook: Ben Schwartz

 Nooligan Cover Examples - Included only in the LTD Hardcover Edition

Nooligan Page Samples:

 

 

Guest Artist Cover Gallery - Included only in the LTD Hardcover Edition 

 Sketch Gallery - Included only in the LTD Hardcover Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

With Union St. Choir you can be confident that before we even came to Kickstarter we had issues 1 - 4 completed. We didn't stop there. Issue 5 has already been written and the artwork has begun. All of the additional gifts have been designed, the pdf's are formatted, and the printer is ready for production.

This is the 4th kickstarter for Nooligan and the 2nd for Union Street Choir. Between the two of us we have produced 24 self-published books and have become well versed in the stages of development and the problems that can spring up while getting them done. There are always unique challenges to every project but with both of us working together we have never had a problem overcoming them.

We plan on staying in constant contact with you through email, facebook, twitter and of course our website. We will provide you with teasers, progress updates and if necessary full details on delays with new timelines. We are confident that being well ahead of schedule to begin with will put us on time for both future issues and any stretch goals that must be met.

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    Issue #4 with Exclusive Kickstarter Cover - Only Available Here.

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    Trade Paperback (TPB) - Compiling Issues #1-4 + Exclusive mini print by nooligan

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    LTD Hardcover Edition (HC) - Compiling Issues #1-4, Signed & Numbered, All Covers, Designs & Preproduction Art, Webcomics and Scripts + Large Limited Edition Print by nooligan

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    Original Sketch in HC Interior of Random Union Character by Nooligan

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    Wooden Slingshot with Hand-Burned Logo by Nooligan + Original Full Body Insert Sketch of your choice of Union Character by Nooligan

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    • Full Body Insert Sketch of Union Character of your choice
    • Random Original Sketch in Interior of LTD Hardcover
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    The Choir

    Original Hand-Painted Wood Piece of Union Character of Your Choice by nooligan

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