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Steve Mannion's Monsteriffic Bad Girl falls on hard times in this latest installment of Fearless Dawn.
Steve Mannion's Monsteriffic Bad Girl falls on hard times in this latest installment of Fearless Dawn.
Steve Mannion's Monsteriffic Bad Girl falls on hard times in this latest installment of Fearless Dawn.
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FEARLESS DAWN "Hard Times" Comic Book

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The thrilling sequel to Fearless Dawn's "Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights" is here at last! Well, sorta. Steve Mannion has been drawing like crazy and needs you folks' help and inspiration to push it over the finish line! You will be helping us draw, print, and distribute this unique print on demand 32 page black and white KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE comic book. This version will only be available HERE, just like the last one. Let's do it folks!

SYNOPSIS: In an attempt to leverage some bargaining power, the evil HELGA VON KRAUSE kidnaps Fearless Dawn's dog, "Dogface". But the trick takes an unexpected turn.  Fearless Dawn has become a menace to herself and others.

Cover Image
Cover Image

In this installment, Steve Mannion's indy creation definitely explores a much more dramatic angle, dealing with themes of loss, morality, and perhaps even the very definition of what a hero is supposed to be.

...The Bad guys.
...The Bad guys.
...The good guys.
...The good guys.
...The Monster...
...The Monster...
...The Hero.
...The Hero.
Combat Drug Mini-Page
Combat Drug Mini-Page
Siempre Dios ink Test
Siempre Dios ink Test
Back Cover Pencil Preliminary
Back Cover Pencil Preliminary
Back Cover Watercolor Painting
Back Cover Watercolor Painting
Ink Test
Ink Test
HELGA Spacesuit Monster Number 7 Drawing!
HELGA Spacesuit Monster Number 7 Drawing!
Splash Page pencils
Splash Page pencils
Tonal finish detail
Tonal finish detail
Atom Bomb Comics Rarities!
Atom Bomb Comics Rarities!
"Mixed Bag Level^
"Mixed Bag Level^
Just Released! Strange Battle Tales Cover-This caption is a LINK to Comixology
Just Released! Strange Battle Tales Cover-This caption is a LINK to Comixology

Helga Takes OVER Original Art!

Mannion archive below:

Mannion Archive
Mannion Archive
Cool Fearless Dawn Watercolor!
Cool Fearless Dawn Watercolor!
Super-Awesome Atom Bomb Comics Painting
Super-Awesome Atom Bomb Comics Painting

Risks and challenges

Well our last Kickstarter was a great experience for us. It was a lot of work, but I felt it was worth it. Once again, we just want to listen to your suggestions, and respond as promptly as possible. And have things run smoothly so we can get you all the best darn Fearless Dawn comic book that has come out to date! I am also drawing this book in a very meticulous inking style which may add a couple of weeks onto the release dates. But it is coming out nicely and we don't want to cut corners. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we are making it. And thanks in advance.

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    A very special thanks from all of us here. And of course, that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you help someone out. Priceless! We will also put your name on the thank you page as well as everyone else involved in this one. So get those survey pages in on time folks!

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    Fearless Dawn "HARD TIMES" Digital PDF.

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    "READER'S COPY! Yep. You get the book, signed on the inside front cover. The digital PDF version is included in this reward as well, just in case you can't wait to see what the heck happens. Whoah!

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    TRILOGY PDF: You get "Outer Space. Jurassic Jungle, and "Hard Times" PDF's emailed to you in downloadable link. That's 3 super PDF's!

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE! You will get links to downloadable PDF's for The new Fearless Dawn "HARD TIMES" book as well as FD Jungle Boogie from our last Kickstarter. Also included are the oldies Bomb 1,2,3,4 so you can catch up on Fearless Dawn's origin story! That's 6 digital PDF's. Alright!!!!

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    HEAD SKETCH COPY! Oh yeah Hoss, you get the book with a head sketch drawn in brush and ink on the inside front cover. Digital PDF of the book is included.

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    FEARLESS DAWN HARD TIMES new book and SKETCHBOOK!
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    ASYLUM PRESS level: You get Asylum Press FEARLESS DAWN 1,2,3,4 plus the NEW BOOK Hard Times. Signed.

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    OUR TWO KICKSTARTER BOOKS! Miss the last one? No problemo. We got the new one (HARD TIMES) and the Old One (Jurassic JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS) available with this reward level. Limited numbers. Signed. (With PDF of new book too!)

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    NEW HARD TIMES BOOK and FEARLESS DAWN 1,2,3,4 and SECRET OF SWAMP ONE-SHOT! That's 5 books signed by Mannion.

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    BOMB TRADE with "HARD TIMES" new book. Get the trade paperback that started it all, 178 pages mostly B&W with a special color section. Fearless Dawn, Brownhole Jones, and Jungle Chick stories, as well as pin-ups and dailies. NEW "HARD TIMES" BOOK as well in print and PDF with tis level... Very cool.

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    FEARLESS DAWN "HARD TIMES with NICE SKETCH IN IT! You get the book with a substantial inked sketch on the inside front cover of your choosing. Super remarked version!

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    TEN BOOKS! The new book, Fearless Dawn Hard Times signed. Ten of 'em. To give away at X-mas or whatever. Cool!

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    ATOM BOMB COMICS RARITIES! Swimsuit, Space, FD1, FD2 pencil, Cyclops, Jurassic and new "HARD TIMES" signed. Pic of collection at left.

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    "MIXED BAG" level. You get Bomb#1, Bomb#3, SWIMSUIT, Cyclops#0, Strange Pirate #1, Jurassic Jungle, and new "Hard Times" book. 7 books. Signed. PDF link of Hard times included.

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    GRAND SLAM! Includes new book"HARD TIMES" ,Bomb trade, Swimsuit, Cyclops, FD1 with head sketch edition, FD SPACE issue, FD 1,2,3,4 and both Sketchbooks.

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    INK TEST PAGE- A great little figure study, appx 9x13 on bristol pictured at left with Babelfish spanish at the top. Comes with new book and PDF.

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    SIEMPRE DIOS ORIGINAL ART ink test-Comes with Hard Times Book and PDF-An original Mannion, he was going to call the story "Siempre Dios" and this was one of the first test drawings. Appx 8x14

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    HELGA Spacesuit, MONSTER No. 7 DRAWING-Pictured at left, appx. 8x14 ink on bristol 2 helgas and a number seven character sheet pin-up! Comes with new book and new PDF.

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    BACK COVER PENCIL PRELIM DRAWING-Awesome pencil preliminary drawing to the back cover of Fearless Dawn Hard Times. appx 8x14 pencil on bristol board. Comes with new book and PDF of new book.

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    MANNION ARCHIVE! includes Cyclops, Bomb TPB, 2012 Sketchbook, Bomb 1,2,3,4, SWIMSUIT, Strange Fairy, Strange Battle, Strange Pirate, FD1, Fd2 Pencil, SPACE, Jungle Boogie, and HARD TIMES! Pic at left.

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    PAGE OF INTERIOR ART! Plus the book in print and PDF. Again, we are offering up the art for the whole book here for you to get and own all you Comic Art Fans! First come, First serve. So get in there for a good-'un. (Last time, they were all very good we don't mind saying ). But these are better! Woo-Hoo!

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    "COMBAT DRUG" Mini-Page- Smaller 8x14 page pictured at left chock full of detail and action! Beautiful original Mannion in ink on bristol. "What in the HOLY HELL!"...Comes With new book HARD TIMES and PDF of new book.

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    INKED 11x17 COMMISSION. 1 figure simple background of character of your choosing. Reward comes with the book.

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    Cool Fearless Dawn Watercolor! Pictured at left. 11x14 Very nice on Watercolor paper. Featured in black and white in the back of "Cyclops Trouble" Comic. This reward comes with Hard Times book of course.

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    We will draw your likeness into a pin-up feartured in the back of the book! Come up with an idea for a scene or let us rock it for you! We just need a good pic or two of your mug. You get the original art on this one and 5 copies of the FEARLESS DAWN HARD TIMES book.

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    STRANGE BATTLE TALES COVER! Just released digitally on Comixology. Very good deal for Mannion cover. New book comes with this reward as well as PDF!

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    BACK COVER! Original art. Helga playing with toy Dinosaur and Toy Fearless Dawn 8.5x14 watercolor. Comes with new book and PDF.

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    THE COVER ART! Yes the original cover art from this book. Comes with hard copy and PDF of the book.

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    SUPER AWESOME Atom Bomb Comics PAINTING Once again, we're offering the Bomb Trade Paperback COVER Oil Painting by Steve Mannion. Many of you will be familiar with this image, dragged around by Steve to all the shows and featured on the back of the Bomb Trade Paperback. A whopping 28x18 on masonite, this massive piece is Steve's absolute favorite, the only painting he has done where he was satisfied with it's completion. Steve always said he would take 10,000 for it so with fees, etc. this is about right. This reward comes with a copy of Fearless Dawn "HARD TIMES" Comic Book. It better, right?

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