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When society is destroyed who will protect it? Desolate follows Ghost, a bounty hunter hired to save the life of a young girl.
When society is destroyed who will protect it? Desolate follows Ghost, a bounty hunter hired to save the life of a young girl.
When society is destroyed who will protect it? Desolate follows Ghost, a bounty hunter hired to save the life of a young girl.
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Desolate is an apocalyptic adventure tale that follows your main character Ghost, a bounty hunter in the heart of Texas. Ghost has been hired to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped. On his journey he encounters several different challenges including a hooded killer who may or may not be out to get him. 

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Meet The Creative Team Behind Desolate

Michael Gray-Writer/Creator

Michael first came up with the idea to turn Desolate into a comic in 2014 while in law school at Chase College of Law in Northern Kentucky. He created a script and found an artist to carry out his dream. He wrote the script as a way to be creative since was he was no longer an active musician due to school. He is now a compliance coordinator at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Carl Embalzado-Artist

Carl is a freelance comic creator based out of Talisay, Cebu. His work can be found in Fracture Comics' Hellfire. He has also done work for Crazy Monkey Ink's Midnite's Avenger.

Mike J. Hall-colorist

Mike is a freelance artist based out of Southeastern, Ky. His resume includes working as a flatter on Image Comic's Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks earlier this year. He also worked as the colorist for Crowntaker Studio's Basketball Lawyers. His list of clients include The Toy Chest Children’s Charity based in Lexington, KY, Chicago area sportscaster and SI.com columnist Julie DiCaro, and actor/comedian George Lopez.

Megan Reed-Letterer

Megan is making her comic creator debut on Desolate. Her passion for comics and graphic art skills make her perfect for the job.

 Bill Roark- Cover Artist

Bill is a freelance artist based out of Southeastern Ky. He has done work for Upper Deck and Marvel Comics' Marvel Premier line. 

How We Plan To Use The Funds

As you know creating a comic is an expensive project. We want you to know where you're hard earned money is going. RSRG Publishing has taken care of the creative team cost but we need your help with print cost. Print cost will take up over 60% of all the money raised. We will also be using close to 20% on Kickstarter rewards such as prints, stickers,having commissions done. 10% will go to shipping you your copies of Desolate and awesome rewards for helping make this happen  We plan to ship out all rewards as late as the end of May 2018. The final 10% will go toward Kickstarter expenses. 

 Commission Levels

We are excited to offer you several different options as far as commissions go. We are excited to have our colorist Mike J. Hall do several different sketch levels from 5 x7 black and whites to 9.5x11 full color head sketches. We also have our cover artist Bill Roark offering 9.5 x 11 full color head sketches as well. The newest artist to our commission list is from tattoo artist Cody Smith. Cody works full time at Quality Custom Tattoos in Somerset,KY he is lending his skills to project offering to do 9.5 x 11 full color head sketches as well. 

Here are examples of what each guys art style (these are not the sketches available on this kickstater)

My Pet Monster by Mike J. Hall
My Pet Monster by Mike J. Hall

 

Bombshell Wonder Woman by Bill Roark
Bombshell Wonder Woman by Bill Roark

 

Boba Fett by Cody Smith
Boba Fett by Cody Smith

 

Risks and challenges

All projects can come with risk though it will be low with Desolate. All the art is completed and is currently in it's final stages of layout. It will be ready to go to print as soon as the goal is reached at the completion of this Kickstarter.

Any challenges that may come up during the printing,shipping, or
other stages of this project will be addressed as soon as they pop up.

All of us here at RSRG Publishing and the creative team believe in this project. We want it to be our best work so that you will enjoy it. This is the reason we will be keeping risk low and plan to keep everyone updated.

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    Digital Fun

    Any amount helps us reach our goal. This level will get you a PDF version of the comic.

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    Things Are Getting Physical

    If you are like me, you love to hold comics in your hand. With this reward not only do you get a digital comic for on the go but a physical copy of Desolate as well.

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    Prints As Far As The Eye Can See

    On this level you will receive an 11x17 print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) with colors by Mike J. Hall(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics) as well as print and digital version of the comic.

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    One For You One For A Friend

    This level you will receive two print copies of Desolate. One to read and one to share with a friend. You will also get one digital copy of the book.

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    Birthday Bundle

    It's Phil's birthday and because of that we are offering you an awesome bundle but only for a limited time. For just $10 you will get a print and digital copy of Desolate. You also receive a print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) with colors by Mike J. Hall(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics) and 2 Desolate Themed Stickers.

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    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
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    It's Getting Sticky

    This level allows you to show your love for the book with 2 Desolate stickers. You also receive both a print and digital version of the comic.

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    It's Bundle Time

    This level you get everything so far Digital and Print copy of the Desolate. You also receive a print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) with colors by Mike J. Hall(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics) and 2 Desolate Themed Stickers.

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    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
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    Retails Level

    This level is for retailers looking to resale copies of Desolate in your store. You will receive 5 copies of the book at a retail cost.

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    Black & White Commission From HeyYoMike

    The level includes a one of a kind 5x7 head sketch of a character from Mike J. Hall(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). You also get a print and digital copy of Desolate. Only 4 available act fast!

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    Black and White Baby

    This level you will receive a numbered print of artist Carl Embalzado's (Hellfire,Fracture Comics) original pen and ink pages. You will also be getting a print and digital copy of the comic, 2 Desolate themed stickers, Print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) with colors by Mike J. Hall(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics)

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    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Print of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
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    Commission Time With HeyYoMike #1

    Get a commissioned 8.5 x11 head sketch from colorist Mike J. Hall (Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). Artist will choose the character sketch .You also receive a print and digital copy of the book. Only two available at this level.

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    Commission Time with ArkhamRed #1

    Get a commissioned 8.5x11 head sketch from our cover artist Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel). Artist will choose the character sketch . You also receive a print and digital copy of the book. Only two available at this level.

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    Commission Time With Cody Smith

    Get a commissioned 8.5x11 head sketch from tattoo artist Cody Smith. Artist will choose the character sketch . You also receive a print and digital copy of the book. Only two available at this level.

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    Super Comic Lot

    This level you receive a print copy of the comic as well as the digital comic. You will also receive 25 random comics from my personal comic book collection! A complete random, grab-bag of comic book fun from various publishers!

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    Commission Time With HeyYoMike #2

    This level you will receive a 9.5 x 11 commission from our colorist Mike J. Hall (Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). Artist will choose the character sketch. As well as everything else offered including print and digital copy of book, 2 Desolate themed stickers, Print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) with colors by Mike J. Hall, print of one of the original pen and ink pages of the comic with art by Carl Embalzado (Hellfire,Fracture Comics). Only two available at this level.

    Includes:
    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Commissioned 8.5 x 11 Head Sketch by Mike J. Hall
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
    • Print of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
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    Commission Time with ArkhamRed #2

    This level you will receive a 9.5 x 11 commission from our cover artist Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) . Artist will choose the character sketch. As well as everything else offered including print and digital copy of book, 2 Desolate themed stickers, Print of the cover with art by Bill Roark with colors by Mike J. Hal(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics), print of one of the original pen and ink pages of the comic with art by Carl Embalzado (Hellfire,Fracture Comics). Only two available at this level.

    Includes:
    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Commissioned 8.5 x 11 Head Sketch by Bill Roark
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
    • Print of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
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    Help Us Help You

    This level you will receive a full page ad on the inside front cover of the book. This is a great opportunity to advertise your company, podcast, film or heck even your social media. We will ask that you get us your full page ad as soon as possible following the completion of the kickstarter so we can go to print. You will also receive all the cool items from above including print and digital copy of book, 2 Desolate themed stickers, Print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (with colors by Mike J. Hal(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics)l, print of one of the original pen and ink pages of the comic with art by Carl Embalzado (Hellfire,Fracture Comics). Only one available at this level.

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    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Inside Front Cover Advertisement
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
    • Print of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
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    Coloring Time With HeyYoMike #1

    This level you will receive an original page colored by Mike J. Hall(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). This is the same page that was scanned into the book. While this is original colors it is not original pen and ink. You will also receive a b&w print of the same page with art by Carl Embalzado (Hellfire,Fracture Comics). At this level you will also get print and digital copy of book, 2 Desolate themed stickers, Print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (with colors by Mike J. Hal(Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). This limited to three available as these are original color pages.

    Includes:
    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Original 11 X 17 colored paged colors by Mike J. Hall
    • Print of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
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    Cover Art

    This level you get the original 11x17" cover art. This is a completed one of a kind piece penciled and inked by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) and watercolor painted by Mike J. Hall (Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). You will also receive print and digital copy of book, 2 Desolate themed stickers, print of the cover with art by Bill Roark and colors by Mike J. Hall, print of one of the original pen and ink pages of the comic with art by Carl Embalzado (Hellfire,Fracture Comics). Only one available at this level.

    Includes:
    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Original 11 X 17 Cover Art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
    • Print of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
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    Kitchen Sink

    This level includes everything you could want from Desolate. You get a head sketch of a character of your choice from Mike J. Hall (Grrl Scouts:Magic Socks, Basketball Lawyers, Image Comics). You will also receive print and digital copy of book, 2 Desolate themed stickers, Print of the cover with art by Bill Roark (Upper Deck & Marvel) with colors by Mike J. Hall, 2 original color pages by Mike J. Hall used to make the book (While this is orginal colors it is not orginal pen and ink),2 prints of the orginal pen and inks for those pages done by Carl Embalzado (Hellfire ,Fracture Comics). Only one available at this level.

    Includes:
    • Print copy of Desolate
    • Digital Comic of Desolate
    • Commissioned 8.5 x 11 Head Sketch by Mike J. Hall
    • Two original 11 X 17 colored paged colors by Mike J. Hall
    • Two Prints of inked page from the book with art by Carl Embalzado
    • 11x17 print of the cover art by Bill Roark & Mike J. Hall
    • Two Desolate themed stickers
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Funding period

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