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A hard-hitting slice of life tale featuring Helga Von Krause, arguably the most popular villain from Mannion’s "Fearless Dawn" comic.
A hard-hitting slice of life tale featuring Helga Von Krause, arguably the most popular villain from Mannion’s "Fearless Dawn" comic.
A hard-hitting slice of life tale featuring Helga Von Krause, arguably the most popular villain from Mannion’s "Fearless Dawn" comic.
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 Steve Mannion's hard-hitting 32 page comic "Helga's Story" presents an in-depth character study into the life of one of his favorite creations, the ruthless villian Helga Von Krause. Fans may know Helga from Steve's Fearless Dawn series of comic books but she has never been portrayed like this before. Taking a snapshot of her life, we follow the character through her own personal darkness and struggle.

  "This is the first time we have gone with a "serious" tone throughout one of our comic books. I do believe folks will enjoy the mature take depicted in "Helga's Story" and I am proud to see this project moving forward."

-Steve

"The Killer"
"The Killer"
Helga Interrogated...interior art
Helga Interrogated...interior art
Drama! Helga argues with her roomate, Gina.
Drama! Helga argues with her roomate, Gina.
Interior pages watercolored and inked-Full color!
Interior pages watercolored and inked-Full color!
Back Inside COVER art above...
Back Inside COVER art above...
Above is the Back Cover Layout Page.
Above is the Back Cover Layout Page.
Regular Cover B&W Layout coming along...
Regular Cover B&W Layout coming along...
Alternative Cover in progress...
Alternative Cover in progress...
"KILLER" layout page original art reward
"KILLER" layout page original art reward

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Going on our 5th Kickstarter now, we hope to have a smooth campaign. We hope there won't be too many bumps in the road but such is life sometimes. So far, so good. Look forward to getting everyone a really cool comic book this time out.

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    THANKS FOR HELPING OUT!-we will include your name on the thanks page if you get the survey in on time. All backers get their names on the Thank You page if they get their survey in on time.

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    HELGA'S STORY PDF-Downloadable pdf sent to your email addy for download.

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    THE BOOK! -You get the actual "HELGA'S STORY" comic book mailed to you. Signed by the artist.

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    "HELGA" BLANK SKETCH COVER-We're going to try sketch covers with this book. So this level is for a blank one.

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    JUMBO PDF BUNDLE-Fearless Dawn in Space, Jungle,Hard Times, Chibi and HELGA'S STORY-That's 5 Downloadable PDF's!

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    HELGA'S STORY ALTERNATIVE COVER-Exclusive only here, this watercolor cover (See Jpeg Picture at left) available on the book. Comes signed by the artist.

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    COMIC BOOK BUNDLE-Jurassic Jungle, Hard Times, Eye of the Beholder, Chibi Finale and Helga's Story comic books. 5 comic books! Signed by the artist.

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    BOTH COVERS! 2 comics, Regular and Alternative covers of "Helga's Story" Comic Book. Signed by the artist.

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    RETAIL LEVEL-For the shops, we will get you 9 copies of "HELGA'S STORY", signed by Steve. We will ship these rewards last out of the campaign.

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    ALL THREE COVERS- 3 comics, Blank Sketch Cover, Regular Cover, and Alternative cover. Signed by the artist.

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    HELGA B&W Sketch COVER-We do an original Drawing in ink, copic, black and white on the Helga Sketch Cover.

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    B&W COMISSION-Character of your choice on 9x12 bristol in black and white copic markers, ink and pencil. Comes with HELGA book of course!

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    PAGE OF ART-A page of interior art from the latter part of the book. These can be partially seen in our "Progress, Stretch Goal" update.. First come, first serve basis. So get in there fast! All of them are coming out cool though we must say.

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    COLOR SKETCH COVER-We do an original drawing in color, copics and ink on your Helga sketch cover. Nice!

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    "KILLER" LAYOUT PAGE-A detailed layout in pencil,(see jpeg at left) very large piece of original art appx. 14x17 with the main splash pencilled and another continuity page drawn on it. These were used and light boxed onto boards for the final inking and coloring leaving these pencils intact. Big cool piece of original art!

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    BACK INSIDE COVER ART-The original art we are going to use on the back inside cover. It is an illo of Dr. Panzer's Girlfriend in full color (can be seen at left.) Appx.10x14inches. It will be the "Thanks" page with all the backer's names on it-imposed electronically later. We have also placed a dummy layout of this page at the left for you to see. This reward comes with the regular book also.

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    LARGE COMISSION-On 11x17, Inks and Black and White Copics or ink wash character of your choice. Simple Background. Comes with Helga Book.

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    THE ALTERNATIVE COVER-The original art to the alternative cover. Comes with Helga's Story comic book. Regular and alternative covers signed.

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    REGULAR EDITION COVER ART-The original art to the regular edition of the book. Comes with Helga's Story comic book, Regular, sketch, and alternative covers signed.

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