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Enter the world of Hexes - one-shot supernatural/horror comics written by Simon Birks and drawn by some of the best artists today!
Enter the world of Hexes - one-shot supernatural/horror comics written by Simon Birks and drawn by some of the best artists today!
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HEXES

hex: a magic spell; a curse

Sometimes, things don't work out. Sometimes, you wonder what exactly it is you've done to wind up in the trouble you're in. Sometimes, it feels like you're cursed.

Taking place in the same universe (hexiverse) these diverse stories will unnerve and disorientate you. They are tales that happen to the everyday people, your neighbours or your family, perhaps even your best friend, and you'd never know it was happening.

Come and be haunted, come and be scared, come and be hexed. 

Latest Updates!

14th August - Stretch Goal 4-Blue Fox Comics Patch @ £2800

Stretch goal 4 is a screen printed patch of the Blue Fox Comics logo! 12cm x 5cm!

Stretch Goal 4 - Exclusive Blue Fox Comics patch
Stretch Goal 4 - Exclusive Blue Fox Comics patch

For all physical reward backers if we reach £2800!

14th August - Lyndon White's Hand-drawn A3 Comic Pages from Waking Nightmare for £45 each

These are the original pages drawn and inked by Lyndon, which were then scanned in to digitally add the colours.

Waking Nightmare - Art by Lyndon White
Waking Nightmare - Art by Lyndon White

If you're interested, all you need to do is add on an extra £45 for every A3 original page you'd like.

Please note: these are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

13th August - Stretch Goal 3 @ £2600

Stretch Goal 3 - 4 more pages per issue!
Stretch Goal 3 - 4 more pages per issue!

So, if we reach £2600, we will add an additional 4 pages of concept art, character sketches and the process of creating the art - per book! That's 8 more pages altogether!

So, if you'd like to see some fascinating behind-the-scenes images, let all your friends know about the campaign, and let's try and get us to £2600!

12th August - Stretch Goal 2 @ £2400

Well, stretch goal 1 didn't take long to achieve!

For stretch goal 2 we have something very cool.

Stretch Goal 2 - Pencil Only PDF of Issue 2
Stretch Goal 2 - Pencil Only PDF of Issue 2

If we reach £2400, we'll add a pencils only version pdf of issue 2 to every backers inbox!

I don't have a picture right now, but I'll post one later to give you an idea of what it'll look like!

10th August - First Stretch Goal @ £2222

Our first stretch goal is set at £2222 (so £222 over our total) and will consist of two beautiful, full colour, postcards, one for each issue.

The Hexes Issue 1 postcard will be the cover on one side, and the 'A Stone in the Hand' image on the other.

On the second postcard will be the cover of Hexes Issue 2, and on the reverse side, the 'Burn, Skeleton, Burn' image.

All physical reward backers will receive this, and any PDF only backers, will receive all 4 images as additional jpg files.

31st July - New Rewards Added

  • £24 Extra Enhanced - PDF's of Hexes #1 & #2, Physical copies of: Hexes #1 & Hexes #2, Sinners #1 & #2, Gone #1 (YES FIVE PHYSICAL COMICS!)
  • £30 Combined Conjured - PDF's of Hexes #1 & #2, SIGNED physical copies of: Hexes #1 & Hexes #2, Sinners #1 & #2, Gone #1 (YES FIVE SIGNED PHYSICAL COMICS!)

30th July - New Reward Added

  • £10 High Jinxed - PDF's of 5 comics - Hexes #1 & #2, Sinners #1 & #2, plus Gone #1

27th July - New Reward Added

  • £75 Double Damned - Signed copies of Hexes #1 & #2, one t-shirt, 1 A3 Hand-drawn page from Hexes #1 (by Ege Avci) and 1 A3 Hand-drawn page from Hexes #2 (by Lyndon White)

13th July - New Reward Added

  • £30 Entranced Tier - PDF’s of BOTH comics, copies of Issues 1 & 2 signed by the AUTHOR, 2 * A4 prints, your name in the special thanks section in the back of BOTH books PLUS an original, hand-drawn, signed drawing from the artist of Issue 2, Lyndon White!

 

Hexes Book One - Cover
Hexes Book One - Cover

BOOK ONE: The Boy Who Came Closer (28 pages - full colour)

Brendan is just a boy, but that's not enough to keep him safe. When he temporarily moves back into a house he visited when he was younger, the drawings start again.

The drawings of the boy.

And he's always getting closer.

 

 

Hexes Book Two - Cover
Hexes Book Two - Cover

BOOK TWO : Waking Nightmare (28 pages - full colour)

Ben has suffered from nightmares all of is life, filled with strange corridors, and even stranger monsters within.

But unlike other people, his nightmares don't vanish the moment he wakes up.

They keep going. And they keep going after him...

 

About Hexes

Hexes is a series of one-off supernatural/horror stories with different characters in every issue. We are planning at least eight books in the series, printing them in groups of two.

We also have a different artist for each issue, too.

Book One is drawn by Ege Avci.

Book Two is drawn by Lyndon White.

 

 

The First Few Pages...

And if you're still not convinced, here are the first few pages from each book, to show you the fantastic art on offer.

Book One - The Boy Who Came Closer

Page 1
Page 1

 

Page 2
Page 2

 

Page 3
Page 3

 

Page 4
Page 4

 

 

Book Two - Waking Nightmare

Page 1
Page 1

 

Page 2
Page 2

 

Page 3
Page 3

 

Page 4
Page 4

 

 

Rewards

As well as the comics themselves, we have a number of additional rewards. Both the A4 prints and the t-shirts are available in two designs, one for either book.

Book One Design - A Stone In The Hand
Book One Design - A Stone In The Hand

 

Book Two Design - Burn, Skeleton, Burn!
Book Two Design - Burn, Skeleton, Burn!

Hand-Drawn Postcard

At the Entranced Tier (£30) you get your own original, hand-drawn, inked postcard by Hexes Issue 2 artist Lyndon White!

These are limited to only 20, so get in fast!

Not sure what to expect? There's an example below:

Original. Hand-Drawn, Inked Postcards by Hexes Issue 2 artist, Lyndon White
Original. Hand-Drawn, Inked Postcards by Hexes Issue 2 artist, Lyndon White

Tees

These are available from the 'Possessed' Tier (£35) onwards. You can get both of them on the 'Cursed' Tier (£45)!

'A Stone in the Hand' by Ege Avci
'A Stone in the Hand' by Ege Avci

 

'Burn, Skeleton, Burn' by Lyndon White
'Burn, Skeleton, Burn' by Lyndon White

Book One A3 Original Inked Pages

Hand-drawn and Inked by Ege Avci
Hand-drawn and Inked by Ege Avci

At the Double-Damned level, you can not only receive an A3 hand-drawn page from Issue 2, but also one of four original hand-drawn A3 pages from Issue 1, drawn by Ege Avci.

Not to be missed!

Book Two A3 Original Inked Pages

A fantastic exclusive for the Hexes Kickstarter! I have 19 original hand-drawn A3 pages by Lyndon White from Book Two!

These are the actual pages used for the comic! I'm pictured with one of them below.

Simon Birks holding one of the original A3 inked pages by Lyndon White
Simon Birks holding one of the original A3 inked pages by Lyndon White

 Be a Part of Hexes

We'll include your likeness in a future edition of Hexes as one of the characters!

Your Own Hexes Comic

We'll write and draw a Hexes story including you. That means your name and likeness. It will be dedicated to you, and will be canon in the Hexes universe!

More PDF's (£10 level), More Actual Comics (£24 level)

Sinners #1 & #2 plus Gone #1
Sinners #1 & #2 plus Gone #1

For lovers of all things PDF (plus people far away with high postage costs!), we've added the High-Jinxed reward at the £10 level, which will bag you digital copies of three more comics; Sinners #1, Sinners #2 and Gone #1.

If you'd like these comics in physical format, upgrade to Extra Enhanced level, and you'll get all five comics for £24. So, that'll be 5 actual comics for £24!

Want all five physical comics signed? Select the Combined Conjured reward tier at £30, and you'll receive all the comics signed (by the author Simon Birks).

If you've already pledged for another tier, then you can still obtain the Sinners and Gone comics by upping your pledge by the following amounts:  

  • For all 5 PDF's - Add £5 to your pledge  
  • For all 5 physical comics - Add £12 to your pledge  
  • For all 5 physical comics signed - Add £15 to your pledge  

For example: if you have pledged at the Entranced level (£30):  

  • Adjust your pledge to £35 for all 5 PDF'signed  
  • Adjust your pledge to £42 for all 5 physical comics  
  • Adjust your pledge to $45 for all 5 physcial comics signed

More on Sinners & Gone

Sinners is a supernatural/noir story that follows Hope Martinez, a girl who wakes up dead one day, finds her on-off boyfriend murdered in the hallway outside, and then gets given a limousine and told she has follow the creepy GPS device to collect Sinners from across the USA, who, when she finds them, disappear into the trunk in a blinding flash of light. Sinners are 36 pages long, including the cover.

Gone is a sci-fi mystery comic which follows AssistA, a maintenance robot who wakes up on board a spacecraft which should be home to 80000+ crew, but is deserted. AssistA decides to find out where everyone went, but as he investigates the ship, he starts to receive interference, or possibly memories, from one of the crew members from the time before everyone vanished. Gone is 28 pages long, including the cover.

Who We Are

Series Author: Simon Birks

Simon writes stuff. He doesn't draw (don't ask, it's not pretty). Having successfully published Sinners Issue 1 & 2 and Gone Issue 1 comics, Simon wanted to create some one off titles for people to pick up and read the whole story, there and then, and Hexes was born.

Simon's On Patreon!
Simon's On Patreon!

 

 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/simonbirks

 

                                

Twitter: @sdbirks
Website: www.simonbirks.com

Book One Artist: Ege Avci

Ege is an artist from Istanbul, Turkey.

DeviantArt: http://egeavci.deviantart.com/ 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ege.avci/ 

You're Going To Die by Ege Avci
You're Going To Die by Ege Avci

 

Book Two Artist & Series Letterer: Lyndon White

Lyndon works as a freelance illustrator, designer and comic artist. He has worked on a diverse set of books including Where were you?, Pinnacle, Disconnected Press Vol3, Cosmic Fish, Mission Invent and the Nickolas Flux series.

Twitter: @lyndondraws
Website: lyndonwhite.com

The Calm Before by Lyndon White
The Calm Before by Lyndon White

 

Risks and challenges

Hexes Books 1 & 2 are complete, and this Kickstarter is to raise funds for printing, so, in a way, you are merely pre-ordering the comic.

Having already printed three independent comics, I have the printers and merchandise suppliers in hand, and know they can deliver the quality you'll want.

So, risks are truly minimal! Of course, if any setbacks occur, we'll let you know immediately, and make alternative plans quickly and efficiently.

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    Your name in the special thanks section of both Book One and Book Two!
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    Be a part of Hexes! You'll be drawn in a future edition of Hexes!
    We will create a one-off, six page Hexes, starring you! Only ONE available!

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