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Kayless issue #1 by Brent Larson, Luis Czerniawski, and Leandro Huergo
75 backers pledged $1,961 to help bring this project to life.

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In the 1960s, the CIA sent astronauts into space...and lost them. Until today...

2 Stretch Goals UNLOCKED! 2 more added!

We blew right past the first two stretch goals: THANK YOU! We've added two more. Keep SHARING the project and telling your friends. Let's get to 3k. Not sure what stretch goals we'll add to get to that one, but we feel like we're up to the challenge!

Welcome

Welcome to the kickstarter for Kayless #1, the first issue in a five issue mini-series to be published by, Silverline, a genre spanning independent comic book and graphic novel publisher. The comic is completely finished: all 22 pages of story and art plus the covers are done! All we need now is YOU!

The Story

In 1967, Scott Anders rocketed into space on a secret, CIA-sponsored mission referred to as the Kayless Project... to investigate an astronomical anomaly known only in the darkest corridors of the U.S. Government. Three days later all communication ceased. The project, seen as an embarrassing and costly failure, was erased from history and forgotten.

Until today, when Scott mysteriously plummets to earth and emerges, unscathed, and hellbent on one purpose… to return to the anomaly in space. Why does he want to go back? How did he gain his new invulnerability? And what is the mysterious organization that stands in his way, determined to protect the secret of Kayless at all costs?

Cover to the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE edition (cover elements/logo MAY change/move, art will be as shown above) by Steven Butler, Thomas Florimonte, and Leandro Huergo.
Cover to the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE edition (cover elements/logo MAY change/move, art will be as shown above) by Steven Butler, Thomas Florimonte, and Leandro Huergo.

Kayless is a science fiction/ superhero/ government conspiracy drama in a beautiful full-color comic book, standard 22-page format. This Kickstarter is for issue #1 of the first five-issue arc. The book is finished and ready to ship.

The Kickstarter cover is exclusive and will only be available for those who back the campaign. We’ll have regular updates to keep you up to date on how we’re doing. We hope you’ll join us!

Some assorted art

unlettered page from Kayless #1
unlettered page from Kayless #1
Finished page from Kayless #1
Finished page from Kayless #1
Finished page from Kayless #1
Finished page from Kayless #1
Finished page from Kayless #1
Finished page from Kayless #1

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The Rewards!

The Money

So...what will we do with the money? We don't have any fancy charts to  show you, so I'll just tell you the plan. Obviously, the primary role of  the money we raise here will be to print and ship the rewards out to  you; remember, the comic is completely finished! Without you, we've got no reason to be here. Beyond that, we're hoping for enough money for some stretch goals--which are always fun. But we're also hoping to raise enough to fund the production of Kayless #2.

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. The comic is completely finished, and except for adding the "thank you" page, it is ready to send to the printer!

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    Digital Kayless #1

    A pdf copy of Kayless #1 with the standard cover. Your name on a thank you page for the pdf version.

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    Early bird Kayless #1

    A print copy of Kayless #1 with the EXCLUSIVE KS cover.

    Limited to the first 3 days.

    Includes:
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • Your name on the thank you page in the pdf version
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    Kayless #1

    A print copy of Kayless #1 with the EXCLUSIVE KS cover.

    Includes:
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • Your name on the thank you page in the pdf version
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    Retro-Indy copy Kayless #1

    Standard cover of Kayless #1 with black and white INTERIORS (just like the comics of the 1980s Indy explosion). You get to view Luis's art in all of its black and white glory!

    Includes:
    • Print copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • Your name on the thank you page in the pdf version
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    Signed with Extras

    Print copy of KAYLESS #1 with exclusive KS-only cover SIGNED by writer/creator Brent Larson. Plus, a pdf copy of “extras”: the script written by Brent; assorted design art by Luis. Plus your name on a thank you page in the print version.

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    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
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    Retailer

    FOR COMIC RETAILERS ONLY
    Bundles of KAYLESS #1
    5-10 copies = $4 per copy(+$8 Priority Mail Flat Rate)
    11-20 copies = $3.5 per copy(+$8 Priority Mail Flat Rate
    21-30 copies = $3.25 per copy(+$14 Priority Mail Flat Rate)
    30+ copies (up to 100) = $3 per copy(+$14 Priority Mail Flat Rate)

    *you add appropriate shipping $ (noted above) when pledging
    *Store logos can be added to the cover for orders of 21 or more copies. High rez logo file required.
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    Czerniawski Commission

    You get a commission by Kayless artist Luis Czerniawski.

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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    Original art page 3

    One of a kind. You become the owner of the original art for page 3 from this very issue!

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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    Original art page 5

    One of a kind. You become the owner of the original art for page 5 from this very issue!

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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    Original art page 7

    One of a kind. You become the owner of the original art for page 7 from this very issue!

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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    Original art page 19

    One of a kind. You become the owner of the original art for page 19 from this very issue!

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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    Original art: Czerniawski Cover

    One of a kind. You become the owner of the original art for the standard cover from this very issue! Art by the super talented Luis Czerniawski

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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    Original art: Gallimore Cover

    One of a kind. You become the owner of the original art for the variant cover from this very issue! Art by the hot newcomer Alex Gallimore!

    Includes:
    • Signed (by Brent) copy of Kayless #1 with EXCLUSIVE KS cover
    • Print copy of the RETRO-INDY version with standard cover
    • PDF version of Kayless #1 with the standard cover
    • PDF of "Extras"
    • Your name on a thank you page in the print version
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