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Hope Martinez, recently deceased, has a new purpose in life; touring the US in a limo, gathering sinners who disappear into the trunk.
Hope Martinez, recently deceased, has a new purpose in life; touring the US in a limo, gathering sinners who disappear into the trunk.
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"Steeped in supernatural weirdness, Sinners might be a competitor for the seminal Hellblazer... it’s not a series you’ll want to miss out on."

Starburst Magazine, Sinners Issue 1 Review
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Just In - Receive an Original Signed Vintage Postcard drawn by RHStewart at Level 20 (£20) - Previously available at Level 40

Vintage Postcard by RHStewart
Vintage Postcard by RHStewart

Just Added - Level 500 - An 8 Page Sinners Comic About You!

Ever want to have a comic written solely about you! Here's your chance. There are 3 spaces available for backers to have an exclusive 8 page comic written about them!

Hope's Waiting!
Hope's Waiting!

It's a fantastic opportunity to see you and your friends in your own comic! Best hurry is you're interested! Hope's a busy gal!

About Sinners

SINNERS is an original ongoing, mature reader, comic series about a young homeless Hispanic girl named Hope Martinez, who wakes up dead one morning, discovers her boyfriend murdered nearby, and gets given a Limo to drive around the US gathering the sinners guided by the somewhat creepy GPS.

Every Sinners issue is a 32 page, full colour, comic. beautifully drawn and printed, which will sit proudly on its own or within your comic collection!

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Page 2

Issue 2

Issue 2 is called 'Before a Fall', and is the first of our seven deadly sins issues, dealing with Pride.

The main character is called Craig, a band roadie, and son of a wealthy lady who has sponsored part of the band's latest tour.

Annoyed at the band's attitude towards him, he takes things into his own hands, and just when he thinks his day can't get any worse, he runs into Hope.

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Rewards

In this world of endless Sinners, our reward levels offer a brief interlude, and allow us the chance to become a little more saintly (in the eyes of the Sinners Comic Book team, anyway!).

Please note the Digital Media Pack includes a PDF version of the comic! 

Reward Images

Below you'll see more information on specific rewards, including pictures.

Sinners #2 Comic (PDF @ Level 3+, Physical Comic @ Level 6+, Signed @ Level 15+)

This is why we're here! Sinners #2 in its 32 page, colour glory!

Sinners Issue 2 Cover
Sinners Issue 2 Cover

Sinners #1 Comic (PDF @ Level 1+, Physical Comic @ Level 10+, Signed @ Level 15+)

If you haven't done so already, you'll need to read issue #1! That's why it's included from Level 1 upwards. Want a physical copy? Go for Level 10 and up.

Sinners Issue 1 Cover
Sinners Issue 1 Cover

A4 Prints (1 @ Level 20+, All 3 @ Level 30+)

You have a choice of 1 of the prints shown below at Level 20, and all three at level 30.

'Dreams Of Hope' Print
'Dreams Of Hope' Print
'The Looking Glass' Print
'The Looking Glass' Print
'Waiting in Birmingham' Print
'Waiting in Birmingham' Print

Vintage Postcards (Level 40+)

These were very popular on our first Kickstarter, so they're back. RHStewart will draw you an original Hope postcard just for you, and sign it, too! These are fantastic! It was really difficult to part with them last time!

Vintage Postcard by RHStewart
Vintage Postcard by RHStewart

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Vintage Postcard by RHStewart
Vintage Postcard by RHStewart

Before A Fall t-shirt! (Level 50+)

'Before A Fall' T-Shirt Examples
'Before A Fall' T-Shirt Examples

Available in the usual sizes, we'll be sending out a request for your desired size at the end of the funding.

Paraphrase Me Buttons (Level 15+)

'Before A Fall' Paraphrase Me Buttons
'Before A Fall' Paraphrase Me Buttons

Another set of 3 'Paraphrase Me' buttons (badges) are available with Sinners 2 Kickstarter! See the above photo for the detail,

Gone Issue #1 (PDF @ Level 1+)

Gone Issue #1 Cover
Gone Issue #1 Cover

Gone is a Sci-Fi mystery comic also written by Simon Birks. There will be a Kickstarter running for Issue 2 after this campaign finishes, and I'll send out more information sooner to the time.

Why Sinners?

You've sinned. Stop protesting (and why are you not protesting?), you know it and I know it. It kind of links us all. Some of them are big sins (shame on you), and some of them are the everyday sins that have become part of your life. They're nothing, right? They're secrets, right? No-one will ever know? Unless you're Hope, and you drive a special Limousine that knows everyone's darkest secrets. Its job is truly endless. Remove a sinner, and move on to the next one.

But that's not all. Who is Hope? Why was she chosen? How did she die? Where is Danny, her (sort of) boyfriend? Who is the shining girl watching her? There are many questions that need answering, and over 12 issues, the shocking answers are revealed.

Hope is a Sinner, she admits it, and one day, she's going to make you admit it, too.

Social Links
Twitter: @SinnersComic
Facebook: /SinnersComic

Why Kickstarter?

Issue 2 is finished. All 32 pages of striking pictures are complete, and it's now ready to be printed. One great way of doing this is to use Kickstarter to generate the money needed for printing by creating a type of pre-ordering project. You pay for your copy of the comic, and that money goes directly into printing and shipping the comic book to you.

Not only that, but it spreads the message about the comic, and starts generating great interest! Plus we can create some extra special rewards just for you! Every single penny/cent/etc raised in this Kickstarter goes straight back into the Sinners Comic Book.

Support us, receive a great comic, and become part of the Sinners family with this unique opportunity!

About Us

Simon Birks - Writer & Letterer

Simon, Definitely Not Enjoying Himself at Another Comic-Con
Simon, Definitely Not Enjoying Himself at Another Comic-Con

I'm Simon Birks. I write stuff. I DON'T draw (don't ask, it's not pretty). Which is a shame. And also not a shame. Because if I could draw, I wouldn't have met RHStewart (Sinners sequential artist) and Erol Debris (Cover Artist). Boy, can these people draw. And they're very nice people too!

But I don't just write comics (though there are three more in the works as I write). I write screenplays also, and am proud to say that a movie I co-wrote (The Search for Simon - watch it on Blinkbox!) not only won best screenplay, but was described as "A Triumph!" by Terry Jones, and "Very Silly!" by Michael Palin. It doesn't get any better than that!

I also wrote a six part sitcom called Last Contact which featured Norman Lovett (Holly from Red Dwarf). I've also written plays, comedy sketches, a novel and a couple of novellas for The Doctor Who Project. I also act a bit, because why have any spare time?

Twitter: @sdbirks
Website: www.simonbirks.com 

RHStewart - Illustrator

RHStewart, the Man Behind the Art
RHStewart, the Man Behind the Art

Name is Roy, I was born and raised in London UK, and I now reside in Leeds UK. I have a Degree in Graphic Design & Illustration and my first published Sequential art was for Blue Water comics’ Vincent Price Presents in 2009, I was then asked to come back and illustrate a 4 issue Miniseries 'Roger Corman’s Death Sport Games'.

In the succeeding years I have contributed to a number of anthologies including a successfully funded Kickstarter 'DeadRoots' and Afterlife's ‘Silver Screen’ for Big Punch Studio's , The British Showcase Anthology and Kuruz.

In 2010 I collaborated with BE Active’s transmedia production 'Collider' providing the ‘flashback’ art for the 6 issue series which has now been made into a Emmy nominated feature film.

May 2013 my Aleister Crowley Biography for Markosia was published as a paperback and was later released as a Limited edition Hardback at Thought Bubble comic convention in November 2013.

Twitter: @RHS_illustrator
Facebook: /RhsIllustrator

Erol Debris - Cover Artist

Over the past two years, I've worked with small press publishers in both the US and the UK.

DeviantArt: ErolDebris 
Instagram: Erol Lorenzo 

Sinners Origins Story

Sinners started off (and still resides as) eight separate short film scripts. I wrote the first one many years ago, and pitched it to directors. One of the directors, Dan Thorens, loved it, and together we developed the next seven scripts along the lines of the seven deadly sins.

As with a lot of film projects, the costs involved in creating the effects on a short film can be prohibitive in the making of it. Fortunately, the same effects can cost a lot less when drawn in a comic.

It took a couple of years to find the right artist to suit the mood of the book. It's a noir type story, and it was only after walking around many comic-cons (yeah, like I minded!) that I found RHStewart's work.

Thankfully he loved the story, and over the past few months, Issue 1 has been developed. These guys really know how to draw, and have created something incredibly special and professional.

Risks and challenges

As mentioned, Issue 2 is complete! Writing, drawing and lettering all done! This Kickstarter is a way to pre-order the comic, and generate ongoing interest in Sinners. If we get all our funds, the comic gets printed, the other rewards get produced and it all gets sent to you with a pretty bow! (I lied about the pretty bow.)

So, risks are truly minimal! Bar Hope paying us a visit in the Limousine and all of existence ending, you're going to get your book!

Of course, if any setbacks occur, we'll let you know immediately, and make alternative plans quickly and efficiently.

As also mentioned, Issues 3 & 4 are all written, awaiting illustration. Sinners is a 12 part story that'll have you enthralled till the end. And then there's bound to be the spinoffs!

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    5) Physical copy of Sinners 2
    6) Sinners 2 Digital Media pack
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    8) Sinners 1 & 2 are signed by Simon Birks
    9) Set of 3 'Before A Fall' buttons (badges)
    10) See number 12
    11) Your name in the Role of Dishonour list at the back of the book!
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    6) Sinners 2 Digital Media pack
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    9) Set of 3 'Before A Fall' buttons (badges)
    10) See number 12
    11) Your name in the Role of Dishonour list at the back of the book!
    12) All 3 Sinners A4 prints signed by the artist!
    13) KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! An original vintage postcard of Hope drawn and signed by RHStewart, artist of Sinners!
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    10) See number 12
    11) Your name in the Role of Dishonour list at the back of the book!
    12) All 3 Sinners A4 prints signed by the artist!
    13) KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! An original vintage postcard of Hope drawn and signed by RHStewart, artist of Sinners!
    14) The 'Before A Fall' t-shirt!
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    5) Physical copy of Sinners 2
    6) Sinners 2 Digital Media pack
    7) Physical copy of Sinners 1
    8) Sinners 1 & 2 are signed by Simon Birks
    9) Set of 3 'Before A Fall' buttons (badges)
    10) See number 12
    11) Your name in the Role of Dishonour list at the back of the book!
    12) All 3 Sinners A4 prints signed by the artist!
    13) KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! An original vintage postcard of Hope drawn and signed by RHStewart, artist of Sinners!
    14) The 'Before A Fall' t-shirt!
    15) Be in the comic! You get to be the face of a character in an upcoming issue!
    16) Named in the comic! Not only is your face in the comic, but they are named after you too!

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    5) Physical copy of Sinners 2
    6) Sinners 2 Digital Media pack
    7) Physical copy of Sinners 1
    8) Sinners 1 & 2 are signed by Simon Birks
    9) Set of 3 'Before A Fall' buttons (badges)
    10) See number 12
    11) Your name in the Role of Dishonour list at the back of the book!
    12) All 3 Sinners A4 prints signed by the artist!
    13) KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! An original vintage postcard of Hope drawn and signed by RHStewart, artist of Sinners!
    14) The 'Before A Fall' t-shirt!
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    17) KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! We will write and illustrate your own 8 page Sinners Comic, where Hope comes calling on you! Choose your sin, and we'll create it! Hurry, only 3 available!

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