We all love westerns and as such we have started producing our first ongoing comic series; Ric McClune: Second Fastest Gun in the West. Gary Dellar introduced us to the main character Ric McClune and gave us a brief rundown of the story. We were immediately hooked and have all passionately jumped on board to contribute. It's a world full of classic western stories centered around Ric McClune the Legend. It has memorable characters, is rich in gun fights, and, is full of honor, treachery, hate, friendship and love.
As Ric McClune's world unfolds, not only in this issue but all those that will follow many questions will be answered. Why is he called the "Second Fastest Gun in the West?" What is his past? Why he is who he is? In these adventures you will be provided a disturbing insight into the horrors of "The Brotherhood of the Gun" and be left pondering ... Is Ric McClune evil? Good? Or both?
The journey starts here before your eyes in a 32 page comic and we would love nothing more than to share it with you. Join us and Ric McClune in our first issue.
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." Winston Churchill
“Ain't nuthin' like ridin' a fine horse in new country." Agustus MacCrae
Everyone asked for a black and white variant. This is the one for you. The special Kickstarter exclusive Ric McClune #.1
“If you know love, pain and shame you will never care about fame." Ric McClune
Special Kickstarter exclusive. Have your name listed on the back cover as a thank you.
“Don’t stir up dust around the chuck wagon or ye will suffer the soup of lost souls." Ric McClune
You have found the "ACE IN THE HOLE!" The best value pack. Get them all. An awesome collectors pack.
Special limited reward for those that like the real thing. One random original page artwork from Ric McClune. Signed by Ben Sullivan. Includes the collectors pack.
“Where the gun is marked, there is a great story to be told." Ric McClune
So here they are among the willows.
I created the character Ric McClune for my dad, who like me, loved westerns. This ongoing series is for him and all western fans. Sadly my dad is no longer with us, as he passed away last year. I dedicate this ongoing series to him; I wish I had a time machine ...
There is a wealth of creative talent lined up to be part of this exciting endeavor if we can get the series up and running through this Kickstarter. Issue 2 has been scripted by Haydn Spurrell. Issue 3 by Ben Sullivan and Issue 4 - 6 by myself (Gary Dellar). Issue 7 - 8 will be scripted by Dragon Vignjevic. Issue 9 onward, to be confirmed ... waiting for you to contact us. Yes Issue 10 could be written/illustrated/colored by you. So we are looking for your assistance to get this project off the ground and encourage all of you to contact us with your feedback, writing and or artistic skills. If you haven't already, please pledge to us, share and spread the word. Cheers.
Haydn started writing in comics with his Chimera comic series (see Stretch Goal 1) and has progressed to Ric McClune. You can see why when you read Ric McClune Issue #1.
Ben is one of our artists working on Ric McClune and also Toby and the Magic Pencil. His work is outstanding and he has a great following. Pledge to be drawn into his artistic world.
Jeff, our colorist is awesome. Ric McClune Issue #1 has succeeded above and beyond what we envisaged as far as coloring goes. You will agree.
Darren has been involved in the Australian comics scene for over two decades - from the OzComics website and magazine through to the publication of his own long-running comic series, KILLEROO. He's also heavily involved in the REVERIE resurgence, serving as both inker and letterer for many of our new and upcoming titles.
Jared Matthew Dawe
Jared is the Managing Director of Prevalentmind Studios. With 15 years experience in professional advertising and film making, he has returned to his love of comics after venturing out on his own. He is our video front man. You have seen our front video. Believe in this god.
What we have in the bank for you ... Available to all those that pledge to the special comic rewards listed once the stretch goals are unlocked. More will be added.
STRETCH GOAL 1: At $3,000 in pledges - Chimera #1
A young woman whose dreams foretell the future becomes the target of two mysterious men with small armies at their disposal. When they come to disrupt the reclusive life she’s built for herself, she’s forced into the center of a turf war that will determine the future of her small, mysterious hometown.
Haydn Spurrell's first comic series; Chimera #1 is included when Stretch Goal 1 is reached. Spread the word. This is worth a read.
Story: Haydn Spurrell. Art: Marc Oliver. Letters: Darren Close
STRETCH GOAL 2: At $6,000 in pledges - Drago Bentley: Space Detective #1
Drago Bentley: Space Detective is a sci-fi crime tech-noir story about a gifted private detective; Drago Bentley. It's the early 22nd century and anything can be implanted and reclaimed – just ask Joe. Joe is blinded when his optical implants are switched off and he is forced to reanimate his hated-android “seeing eye dog.” Joe is on the case to solve the whereabouts of the missing billionaire, and, in the process expose the truth behind a militant group of high level androids and a corrupt senator hell-bent on controlling the world.
If it's sci-fi you like then Drago Bentley is for you. Get your friends onto this and pledge now to unlock this great comic!
Story: Joseph Kisch. Art: Dave Acosta. Color: Goran Kostadinoski. Letters: Teddy Pavon. Cover: Ash Madi
STRETCH GOAL 3: At $9,000 in pledges - TOBY and the Magic Pencil #2
When young Toby is given a Magic Pencil that has been handed down the family line he is greatly excited. He loves to draw, but of course there is a catch; whenever he draws with the Magic Pencil the drawing becomes reality. Hence Toby quickly has to learn how to get himself out of danger.
Get to meet Toby and his friends in an adventure full of magic, fantasy and mayhem. Unlock this stretch goal now to receive Toby #2 with its special collectors illustrated cover by Dean Rankine.
Story: Gary Dellar. Art and Color: Ben Sullivan. Letters: Darren Close. Cover: Dean Rankine.
“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer as you may get some good advice from just listening.." Ric McClune.
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Just a sample of page 10 of Ric McClune: Second fastest gun in the west. Don't miss out on this start to a great series.
Risks and challenges
“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.” John Wayne
I am seeking funds to print "Ric McClune: Second Fastest Gun in the West" and pay those involved. The comic is near 100% complete. Script, pencils, inks and lettering tasks have been completed on all pages. All other comics offered for Stretch Goals are complete and waiting.
Never order anything weaker than whiskey.
Take the measure of a man for what he is today.
Always fill your whiskey glass to the brim.
Give your enemy a fighting chance.
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