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A prison based comic series.  It's gritty, it's raw, and has a whole lot of drama.....and that's just from the Officers perspective.
A prison based comic series. It's gritty, it's raw, and has a whole lot of drama.....and that's just from the Officers perspective.
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ABOUT THE STORY:

20 to LIFE

20 to Life, is an ongoing  prison based comic series set at the fictional La Muerte Penitentiary. It is gritty, raw, and has a lot of drama behind those walls. 3 main characters are highlighted in this series and you meet each of them in books 1, 2, and 3. While the Kickstarter campaign is specifically for book one, I would like to give you insight into the three books, and the characters that make up our stories. As of today, I have 6 total issues  written. I am currently working on book seven. I hope this is just the beginning of bringing this series to life and having you join us behind the walls of La Muerte.

Preview of 20 to Life #1
Preview of 20 to Life #1

Book One (Currently in production):

Book one focuses on meeting Sergeant Gabriel Beckett, the womanizing alcoholic, who drowns himself not only in booze, but also in his work. Gabriel has had tragic events in his life leading him to his current career behind the bars at La Muerte. At the conclusion of book one, you will meet Ellie Daniels. She will be in the background so pay close attention. 

A Little about Gabriel:

Gabriel has a hard time with people in general, and his closed off personality is much to be desired. Gabriel and Lieutenant Lou Fisher are constantly bumping heads. They can’t seem to get along, and Gabe has no sense of Lou’s command. Lieutenant Fisher orders Gabriel to train a new rookie Officer (Ellie) and Gabriel is not happy about it. Can Gabriel’s trainee Ellie penetrate past his insensitive and coldhearted exterior? Ellie seems to be creeping into his head. What is it about her? 

Book Two: 

Ellie Daniels was raised by her Grandmother. She is a rookie Officer whom always gets herself in trouble by talking under her breath. Ellie has a lot to learn, and is not all she seems. 

A Little about Ellie:  

Ellie seems to be getting through to Gabriel but not really anyone else. Ellie also seems to have a thing for Lieutenant, Lou Fisher. When Gabriel finds out, he is enraged. Ellie’s dark secrets and broken past bring her to La Muerte. What is she hiding? 

Book Three: 

Lieutenant Lou Fisher is the one in charge at La Muerte. Lou and Gabriel do not get along and it shows. Gabriel is jealous of how quickly Lou moved through the ranks, and is not afraid to make that known. A surprise happens at the end of book three that will leave you wanting more.

A Little about Lou:

Lou is a work fanatic and can be seen on the job at all hours. When Lou isn’t working, the hard-nosed Lieutenant can be found in the gym working out. Lou wants nothing more than the safety and security of the facility to be the number one priority, however, Lou is constantly bumping heads with upper management for more cameras and extra Officer’s. When Ellie starts working at La Muerte, the hard feelings between Lou and Gabriel erupt even further. 

WHO WE ARE:

The creative team behind 20 to Life

WRITER:

Hello my name is Dawn Burke the owner of Tattered Cloak.  I am the creator and writer of 20 to Life. I have been writing poems and short stories for as long as I can remember. I am also a huge comic book nerd, devouring comics and being submerged in their stories . In my professional life, I am a 21 year veteran Corrections Officer. I have taken the love that I have for writing, comics, and my career as a Corrections Officer and put it to paper. My experience along with my imagination brings to life this prison based comic book series. I  have teamed up with professional comic artist Octavia Moon. Octavia and I are very passionate about 20 to Life. I have 6 scripts already written, and I will continue to write more as the 20 to Life world expands. Join us by supporting this project and make it a reality.  If you like what you see here, check out my website, Facebook and Instagram by clicking the links below.  

Tattered Cloak Website  

Tattered Cloak Facebook 

Tattered Cloak Instagram 

ARTIST:

Octavia Moon has been working as a comic colorist for almost 12 years. Prior to making the move into the comic industry, she worked as a dress designer and also worked as a social worker for more than 10 years. With her partner Adam Jolly, she writes, pencils and colors her own publications. Some of their joint ventures include the titles Granted, a modern day Genie story; Silkskins, a “Zombie” apocalypse comic with a twist; Mina Harker, a “Vampire” story which is currently undergoing an extensive rewrite. She also has a huge undertaking doing freelance work for other comic creators. If you would like to see more, or would like to commission Octavia for work please go to https://www.patreon.com/OctaviaMoon for more information.

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My artist and I are focusing 100 % of our energy into getting this project funded and off the ground. If we can reach our goal and perhaps get more funding, then we will release book 2.

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