"The story by Ryan Burke is ingenious, relevant, and enjoyable. The art by Joel Saavedra and Damian Peñalba is luminous and alluring. Altogether a story that proves comic books elevates literature." - Graphic Policy
"Saavedra and Peñalba have shown off talent that is so precise, it could only be described as raw, attention to detail as natural as blinking. All three creators deserve a seat at the table with the fabled Big Dogs: if Image doesn’t want the finished product, Dark Horse will." - Fanfest.com
"Throw yourself in an alternate reality where self-dubbed IG lifestyle coaches and cosmetic surgeons roam supreme. The tension in this comic noir meets thriller would have Humphrey Bogart frantically scrambling for the nearest vial of Xanax." - Soda and Telepaths
Plastic surgery is free. London is gripped by madness, dominated by cosmetic surgeons, lifestyle coaches, and pill-pushers. On the run from cops and hitmen, an esoteric businessman sets to make amends while he still can.
Justin Sharpe is the one responsible for creating the unattainable standard for women that drove them to buy his miracle pills and pushed them into the arms of his surgeons. Due to this, he has enemies both legal and criminal. As he runs for his life, he must put his business empire aside and find out what it means to live, love, and be loved in return. Throughout this chaos, Justin finds that his only chance at redemption may just be a young punk named Luna.
Here are a few samples from the story so far. No spoilers!
If you're sick of ads with photoshopped models and the constant pressure to look a certain way, you're not alone. A recent study cited in GlamourHealth found that 97% of women admitted to having at least one moment where they hated their body. Coronary explores how advertising and the beauty industry can negatively effect our self-esteem and how we relate to one another.
"We've all been tricked to feel inadequate about our bodies...We've all been made to think these things...Coronary will be the thorn in the side of this movement." - BleedingCool.com
With your help, we can make, print, and ship both Volume 1 and Episode 4 directly to you. Volume 1 will be a full color, 120 page trade paperback containing Coronary: Episodes 1-4. If you've been following along with series so far in single issues, don't fear! We're also printing a run of single issues for Episode 4.
Here's where your money will go! The majority goes to paying the artists, printing the copies, and get them shipped out to you. The final 10% of the pie pays for Kickstarter fees. We know it's not our finest pie chart, and we've come to terms with that.
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Risks and challenges
This is our fourth campaign, so we're confident. We are open and transparent throughout the whole process and always strive to keep everyone updated on the goings-on as they happen. The only way production will stop is if one of us gets gored by a wild pig.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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