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A fledgling comic creator is forced to revisit his most difficult days in an attempt to work out why things turned out the way they did
A fledgling comic creator is forced to revisit his most difficult days in an attempt to work out why things turned out the way they did
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So What's It About?:

The Blue flame is 4 years in the making, and the final comic from indie label 'Damn Dirty Comics' a 120+ page graphic novel that is set to be our magnum-opus as well as our swansong.

This is the autobiography of Rees Finlay, he makes comics......or at least he used to, following a tragic accident his leg barely works, everyone he ever loved has gone and his passion is lost. He is broken. In his darkest hour a mysterious figure appears before him. She is the blue flame, and she is here to lead Rees on a journey though his memories to show him the painful truths that put him where he is now.

Motivations are questioned and loyalty is tested as she forces him to uncover repressed memories, take responsibility for his actions, and make desiscions that'll change his life forever.

Somewhere between 'Fight Club' and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', The Blue Flame explores love, loss, guilt and what it means to battle your demons. 

Why Kickstarter? Why now?

Well, following an unfortunate accident i have been away from the comics scene for just over a year, alot has happened (but if i told you that'd spoil the book) and as a coping mechanism i started drawing sequentials of these events, this grew and grew into what is the 120+ page account of the last 4 years. 

Just like the Rees in the book, it's been an emotional roller-coaster making this book, its not pleasant re-living the past, the good times especially. We're as good as finished making it, now we just need you're help for the book to see release. All my life I've wanted to do something that matters, and with your help it can happen.

Whats in it for you?

Well, apart from your newly discovered enormous sense of joy from knowing how much your support means to me, we also have both digital and print copies of the book up for grabs. We also have original art up for grabs ,aswell as rare books from our back catalogue and t-shirts if your into that sort of gear.

So where does the money go?

The bulk of it will be going into printing the book, a full colour, 120+ page walloper of a book isn't cheap to produce, but it'll be worth it. We also have the t-shirts to produce and postage costs.

We also have 6 guest artists doing pieces throughout the campaign we'll be posting here and printing inside the book, artists include Karl Jones, Tim Conroy, Shunaid Swayers, and Danny Avison. They'll all be paid as well as our wonderfully talented cover artist, Paulette Arochena and our 3 editors. 

 Thank you for reading. And weather you chose to back us or not, have a good one. have the best one. 

Risks and challenges

While the crowdfunding is live, we are wrapping up the final chapter of the book, with the artists getting pin-ups made, and the editorial team all working hard to make this the best book it can be.

The only thing that could go wrong is we fail to raise enough money for this book to see print, but thats why we have you, you beautiful person you.

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