£4500 - Bonus stickers for all physical backers.
£5500 - Bonus A5 print for all physical backers.
£6000 - ???
When Dr Crowe arrives in London to solve the murder of a police constable, he crosses paths with The Elephantman, who is on a mission of his own to find the missing children of Whitechapel.
Together they will fight for their lives to survive the night.
This new one-shot cross-over is a rip-roaring 1880's pulp adventure, bringing together two iconic indie comic characters: Dr Crowe and Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman.
Introducing Doctor Crowe
Meet the Elephantman
No previous experience required
We don't think you need be familiar with the worlds of Dr. Crowe or Merrick to enjoy this adventure. But if you want to check out either of the series first you can download both issue #1's for free.
Merrick / Dr Crowe: The one-shot
Dr Crowe / Merrick is a beautifully presented, full colour, standard US size comic.
- 32 pages including covers, printed on 120GSM uncoated bond paper.
- All single issues are shipped bagged and boarded to ensure they reach you looking as great as they went out.
- All pledges come with digital versions of the comic in .pdf and .cbr formats so you can enjoy it on the move on your tablet, smartphone or PC.
Join us by backing the Kickstarter to fund completing the art, printing and shipping and together we can bring the rest of the book to life!
The Doctor Crowe Digi-Pack
Unrelenting otherworldly terrors lay hidden in shadows of our world, but one man dares to stand in their way...in the name of science! Follow the harrowing adventures of Dr. Victor Crowe, an adventuring scientist, expert on the occult and all-around pulp hero as he travels the globe using advanced technologies to battle gruesome, supernatural horrors.
Co-created by artist Matt Horak (The Punisher / The Covenant) each issue is written by Corey and contains a slew of incredible artists including Garry Brown (Catwoman, The Massive), Tony Gregori (Karma Police, Imaginary Drugs) and Karim Whalen (Six).
The Merrick Digi Pack
Joseph Merrick: The Elephantman fights the occult, in a Victorian comic book tale of gin joints, black magic and carnival freaks.
Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is a Victorian adventure/horror/cape gaslamp comic set in 1880s' London. Based on a fictional version of the life of Joseph Merrick, it steps between historical facts and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with the American superhero comic conventions of super powers, masks, secret identities and fantastic adventures.
A Restless Night is a 40 page pulp horror one-shot set in the same world as Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. It can be read as part of the main series or enjoyed as a complete stand alone story.
This campaign we're going to try and keep it simple with just basic reward tiers and the ability to add other items on to create your own custom reward packs. Just add the respective amount to your pledge.
The Merrick Vol.1 Trade Paperback
Collects Merrick #1-4, 124 pages
Includes digital files
Treves: A Restless Night
Includes digital files
Merrick - Single issues #2 - #6
+£4 UK, per issue
+£5 International, per issue
Includes digital files
All our tee's are screen printed on high quality Gilden Premium cotton t-shirts and all designs are available in S/M/L/XL/XXL and the white Elephantman tee is also available in women's fit sizes.
All prints are A3, printed on quality 300gsm recycled board and carefully dispatched in a poster tube.
Tom Ward - Writer and creator of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. Tom is also co-creator and writer of Doc Dino and has been published in Comichaus, The Grime, British Showcase Anthology and has a story in Rum Row later this year.
Corey Fryia - Writer and co-creator of Doctor Crowe. Corey also served as a co-editor on four "Out of the Blue" anthologies for Stache Publishing, and has written and contributed to various other independent anthologies and publications.
Luke Parker - Artist, colourist, designer and co-creator of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. You may have seen more of Luke's work recently in the Winternational with Joe Casey, collected in Annual (Image Comics), or one of the recent pin ups in select Image Comics.
Micah Myers - As a freelance comic book letterer, Micah has lettered a host of comics for Dark Horse, Zenescope, Alterna, 215 Ink and Devil's Due Entertainment.
Clare Lenton - Freelance editor and senior content designer, with a Masters degree in English Literature, specialising in Gothic literature. @ClareLenton
Risks and challenges
This is not my first, second or indeed third rodeo, this is my sixth Kickstarter. Corey has 1 successful Kickstarter under his belt from Doctor Crowe #1 and a successful 4 issue run of the comic with publisher 215 Ink.
We have delivered on all our previous projects and learnt a lot along the way.
The comic is completely written and edited, the first 7 pages of the comic are complete. We will proceed with the rest of the art the minute we are fully funded. I will, of course, always keep you updated on our progress and be available for you to contact any time.
Every member of this team loves making comics, every single issue is a passion project for us and we are 100% dedicated to getting it finished and out to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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