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Steve Mannion's fighting mad badgirl FEARLESS DAWN is back and better than ever in this Dinosaurrific tale of Action and Adventure!

A Panel from the book...Beautiful black and white! Steve brings the pages into photoshop and cleans them up for publication.
A Panel from the book...Beautiful black and white! Steve brings the pages into photoshop and cleans them up for publication.

Steve Mannion's unique art and storytelling have been rocking the underground comic book industry for years. His talents have bled into the mainstream as well, on such titles as Batman-Black and White, DETECTIVE COMICS, and Captain America SOL just to name a few.

With the rise of the crowdfunding resource as a viable method of print and distribution, Steve figured... "What the heck. Let's give it a try."

Now the book is almost done. The Fearless Dawn "Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights" Kickstarter sketch edition. 32 pages of FUN! Some of you may be familiar with Steve's Fearless Dawn character. You will be helping us draw, print, distribute, and explore this angle of crowd sourcing PLUS you get a really fun comic book out of it to boot.  Steve Mannion has been fortunate enough where he can regularly ebay the pages and books, and afford to produce these underground treasures with some regularity. That will be our route if we fail to meet the funding goal. But we'd really like to see this go! So let's get on our retro-rockets and BLAST FORTH Comrades!

The Premise- It's World War Two and the Nazis are threatening  world domination. A new hero rises to fight the Axis...It's a New Dawn!... FEARLESS DAWN! With her trusty Retro-Rocket and Sidekick Betty, there's plenty of ACTION afoot. Enter the evil Helga Von Krause, Fearless Dawn's arch nemesis and the sparks really begin to fly! Helga's cooking up a plot to invade with an army of genetically-modified Dinosaur warriors that threaten to smash everything in the free world unless she is stopped! Can FEARLESS DAWN save the Day?!?

Drawn in an appealing retro style and loaded with fun, Fearless Dawn will surely entertain anyone who enjoys a great action adventure. Imagine Indiana Jones crossed with Mad Magazine and you'll get a pretty good idea of what we're delivering here.

Here's the Cover:

Production art...Evil Helga riding one of her Dinosaurs! Look out!!!
Production art...Evil Helga riding one of her Dinosaurs! Look out!!!
Plenty of action!
Plenty of action!
Drama...
Drama...
A crazy Dog!
A crazy Dog!

Cool REWARDS!!!

Sketchbooks.
Sketchbooks.

"Buy this Book" Pin-Up

Helga Pin Up reward

Great original splash page "Monster Island" reward above-$200!
Great original splash page "Monster Island" reward above-$200!
One of the "Small" original art pages at the $90 level reward. Beautiful
One of the "Small" original art pages at the $90 level reward. Beautiful
Cover Pencils Done!
Cover Pencils Done!
The back cover...
The back cover...
Helga Takes Over original art Reward
Helga Takes Over original art Reward
Fearless Dawn Building EXPLOSION Scene
Fearless Dawn Building EXPLOSION Scene

Fearless Dawn Daily Reward:

FD"Daily" reward
FD"Daily" reward

MASSIVE COMISSION!

Here's one of Steve's massive commissions.
Here's one of Steve's massive commissions.

Cool Fearless Dawn Watercolor Reward

Big Dino Head Reward!

This Big Dino Head pin up will appear in the back section of the book. Original art no longer available-Pledged up!
This Big Dino Head pin up will appear in the back section of the book. Original art no longer available-Pledged up!
Fearless Dawn vs Helga's Tiger Tank Original Art Reward!
Fearless Dawn vs Helga's Tiger Tank Original Art Reward!
Witchie Halloween Prelim. 9x12 Reward
Witchie Halloween Prelim. 9x12 Reward

Stool Pigeon splash page reward...

"Grabbing the Stoolie."
"Grabbing the Stoolie."

GRAND PRIZE!!! Bomb Trade Back Cover Oil Painting Below!

Click picture for giant detail...Go to "Download Image" link and click for the Big view.
Click picture for giant detail...Go to "Download Image" link and click for the Big view.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

This is our first Kickstarter so we're looking forward to the crowd's feedback, we will try to adjust things to make everything go as smoothly as possible. We want the international shipping to run great. It seems Steve has a lot of overseas fans that we do not want to dissapoint. We want everything to get to you guys quickly and smoothly. Believe you, me. We don't want this crap. We want YOU to have this crap!

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    A digital PDF version of "Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights" as well as the sister book, "Fearless Dawn in Outer Space" Digital PDF- link gets emailed to you for your download. Special Thanks in the back of the printed comic.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE! You will get links to downloadable PDF's for FD Jungle, and FD space plus oldies Bomb 1,2,3,4 so you can catch up on Fearless Dawn's origin story! That's 6 digital PDF's. Yowza Digital!!!!

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    You get THE BOOK! Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights FEARLESS DAWN New comic Book! Special Kickstarter Sketch Edition-These will be signed and numbered, print on demand with a head sketch on the inside front cover. Very limited, very collectable. We will only print these limited versions for our Kickstarter clan here! A digital PDF version of "Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights" as well as the sister book, "Fearless Dawn in Outer Space" Digital PDF- link gets emailed to you for your download. Special Thanks in the back of the printed comic.

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    You get THE BOOK! Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights FEARLESS DAWN New comic Book! Special Kickstarter Sketch Edition-These will be signed and numbered, print on demand with a head sketch on the inside front cover. Very limited, very collectable. We will only print these limited versions for our Kickstarter clan here! Also included in this reward is Fealess Dawn CYCLOPS TROUBLE comic book with a head sketch in it. A unique and fun Mannion collectable to say the least! The two PDF's (Jurassic and Space) are included as well.

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    Steve Mannion "Dark Grey Cover" sketchbook 2012 with small sketch! Very rare, with a nice sketch of your choosing. The sketch will not be as large as the $40 level books but will not be a head shot quickie either. A nice little sketch! The two pdf's come with this reward as well. And you get the Jurassic Jungle Boogie BOOK!

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    Steve Mannion "WHITE COVER" sketchbook 2012 with small sketch! Very rare, with a nice sketch of your choosing. The sketch will not be as large as the $40 level books but will not be a head shot quickie either. A nice little sketch! The two pdf's come with this reward as well. And you get the Jurassic Jungle Boogie BOOK!

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    Jurassic JUNGLE Boogie with NICE SKETCH in it! Many will be familiar with these nice sketch editions from ebay. A full-figure with sketch on inside front cover (left blank in our print on demand editions for this reason.)

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    The WHOLE MAGILLA! ... BOMB Trade Paperback, Fearless Dawn asylum Press issues 1,2,3,4 and atom bomb comics FD Secret of SWAMP, FD OUTER SPACE, FD CYCLOPS Trouble, and FD JURASSIC Jungle, signed and sketches in the Atom Bomb releases! The Whole Fearless Dawn Story!

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    You get a SMALLER piece of original art from the story. Steve drew 4 of these hoping to save time, it didn't really happen so he went back to large format. Still these 4 pages are some of the snappiest in the book. Approx. 9x12, first come, first serve... on nice sketchbook paper. Reward comes with JURASSIC book of course!

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    FEARLESS DAWN DAILIES page. Pictured at left, part of the sequence for Steve's Fearless Dawn Daily strip. Drawn with Microns on nice sketchbook paper, measuring appx. 9x12. The last daily went for almost double this amount on ebay so this is quite the Mannion bargain! See pic at left.

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    Production art of Helga Riding Dinosaur shown to the left. Very nice pencil on sketchbook paper. One of our faves, hate to see it go! Pledge comes with Jurassic JUNGLE new book!

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    You get an ORIGINAL PAGE OF ART from Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights-These are for the continuity pages 11x17.First come, First serve. Wow! Many of you may be well acquainted with Steve's sleek and sexy comic book pages, often going for much higher than this on eBay. Get in on these quick, there's 16 of them in this issue(Steve drew 4 smaller pages and 2 splashes available elsewhere in rewards) and we can safely assume the coolest ones will be picked off quickly. Although the whole book is pretty darn impressive we must say! And you get the Jurassic Jungle Boogie BOOK with each page!

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    Fearless Dawn vs. Helga's TIGER Tank 11x17 inked drawing! One of our faves, and a tribute to one of our favorite artists on the scene! Image posted on left. You get the Jungle book with this stunning portrayal.

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    Awesome original splash page "Nazi Monster Island!" Just look at that baby. Mannion's splashes are sought after items in the comic art collector circles. Here's one available with the click of a mouse! (and of course the caysh to back up your click!) What a beaut. 11x17 rendered in some of the tightest pencils out there. And you get the Jurassic Jungle Boogie BOOK! Whoah that's pretty cool right?

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    You get the other splash page in the book, Chapter 1, "Grabbing the Stoolie" Where Fearless Dawn and Betty encounter the guard at the informants house. Picture shown, curse words edited out!

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    Fearless Dawn building EXPLOSION Scene-Landscape 11x17 in pencil, an exiting promo for the book. Comes with Jurassic Jungle comic. Pic at left

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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 a copy of the Jurassic Jungle Boogie 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 Jungle Boogie book of course.

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    Cover Quality-"Helga Takes Over" 11x17 inked drawing. Pictured at left and showcasing everyone's favorite Villain inked and ready to impress! Comes with the Jungle Boogie book of course and the PDF of "Space" and "Boogie"

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    The BACK COVER! One of Steve's gorgeous watercolors will appear on the back cover. Quite a thrilling piece. Own it NOW!!! The Jurassic comic book comes with this reward.

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    MASSIVE COMMISSION ! Pick the craziest, most involved 11x17 scene you can think of for Steve to draw in ink!...Like the porch scene pictured at left. You get the Jungle book with this.

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    GRAND PRIZE!!! 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, this massive piece is Steve's absolute favorite, the only painting he has done where he was fully 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 "Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights" Comic Book. It better, right?

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