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NOIR meets FANTASY and SCI-FI in this 5 issue graphic novel series: A cop guards a gateway to the beginning and end of the universe.
NOIR meets FANTASY and SCI-FI in this 5 issue graphic novel series: A cop guards a gateway to the beginning and end of the universe.
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THE LOCKSMITH is a 5 issue series -- Each issue will be at least 44 pages (48 pages including cover and end sheets). Issue #1 was successfully launched last year and Issue #2 is ready to print!

The same award-winning team has returned for issue #2:

Writing/Lettering/Design: Terrance Grace
Art: Silvio Db
Color: Anderson Cabral

A shout out to the Voice Artist in The Locksmith #2 trailer: Kaleo Griffith

As backers of issue #1 know, I am printing on premium paper stock. 14 pt. coated cover stock and 105 lb. coated inside paper. The quality is amazing!

I have self-financed the artwork and so each kickstarter campaign will be used to cover printing costs.

$4000 SECRET STRETCH REWARD!

Every backer at the $200 level and above will receive a signed ORIGINAL inked 11" x 17" page of their choice, from The Locksmith issue #2.

AND...

I'll be giving away 10 more original pages to 10 backers at the $10 pledging level and above (up to the $200 level).

The more you pledge, the more entries you'll get. Here's how it will work:

$5000 STRETCH REWARD!

I'm adding something truly unique as a reward IF we reach $5000...

For every backer at the $35 level and up... You will receive an ORIGINAL 8" x 10" hand-inked woodblock print of this alternate cover sketch by Silvio Db. Every single print will be slightly different as the color ink will be hand-rolled onto archival paper and then this iconic image of the detective, block-printed on top.

PLUS: If you are a backer at the $10 and up (to $35) You will receive a 4.25"x5.5" color postcard taken from one of these original woodblock prints.

BUT WAIT! Yes -- My $3 and $6 digital backers will receive a high res digital file of that same image used for the postcard - suitable for printing!

There is a room inside an old tenement building in the Bronx. Inside the room is a doorway that leads to another dimension where past, present and future exist simultaneously.

This gateway must remain protected -- by the Locksmith. The problem: Santiago, the Locksmith, has died. The power is unleashed. What was once dead, seeks life. And that is just the beginning... And possibly end of the world -- And the universe.

While investigating the sudden and inexplicable murder of his own brother, Detective Mick Fagan uncovers a strange series of events, all leading back to a Bronx tenement building and a room inside, where time, no longer exists.

He soon becomes convinced that he too is somehow part of this mystery, and joins forces with Santiago’s family in trying to contain what lurks beyond the doorway.

A secret organization manages the hundreds of doorways around the world. But this one is different. What was once just the spirit of the undead seeking life, is now a power growing beyond what they have seen before. The room is now at the center of an ever-growing black hole of time, sweeping all that has ever existed, away.

Fagan now knows that he alone holds the key to the doorway... And that key is something that happened to him as a child: His mother’s suicide. In an amazing journey back through a jungle of pre-history – Fagan is witness to his own death and rebirth within the evolution of the universe.

He revisits the guilty demon inside, unlocking himself from the past... Saving the universe from certain destruction – And becoming the new Locksmith.

Silvio Db is an Eagle Award-winning artist who has continued the great work started in issue #1 with another 44 pages of inspired artistry enhanced by Anderson Cabral's color. Click here for larger versions of these sample pages with lettering.

If you happened to have missed out on the first issue of THE LOCKSMITH, there's a basic reward tier just for you. 

If you would like to grab an upper tier set of rewards and would also like to get a copy of issue #1, just add $7 onto your pledge and send me a note. For international pledgers, please add $10.

I've put together some pretty cool kickstarter-exclusive pinup art, available as high resolution digital files, suitable for large-format printing. And starting at the $10 backer level, you'll get your choice of one. If you are a backer at the $17 level, you'll get your choice of two... At the $20 -- three... And so on!

The $75 and above reward tiers include every single one of these 6" x 9" beautiful archival prints of these pinups.

Every backer at the $20 level and up gets this 6" x 9" Locksmith postcard!

This issue #2 six card set, featuring art by Silvio Db and character biographies, can be yours if you lock-in at the $35 reward level. If you missed the issue #1 set, there are still a limited number available. These 4" x 4" cards are housed in a full color folding presentation pack. Remember: Every subsequent issue will feature its own character card set.

 THE LOCKSMITH issue #1 character card set

Inks Only kickstarter exclusive edition of The Locksmith #2 for all reward levels $50 and up! [NOTE: THERE IS A TYPO IN THE $50 REWARD LEVEL DESCRIPTION IN THE REWARDS COLUMN. IT SHOULD SAY EVERYTHING AT THE $35 LEVEL ETC. NOT $30 LEVEL]

And if you're really a fan of original inked art, then become a backer at the $300 level and up to get your choice of an original inked page signed by Silvio Db from The Locksmith #2!

If you're a $200 and up backer, then you'll get a 6" x 9" original bw sketch in your likeness by Silvio Db. But check this out: Become a background character in The Locksmith #3 for a $300 pledge and get a speaking part for a $500 and up pledge (and your sketch is in full bw ink wash and 11" x 17")! 

I was so thrilled by the extra characters I created for winning backers from the issue #1 kickstarter, that every single character with a speaking part showed up on multiple pages and a couple of them will have recurring roles in subsequent issues! I can't guarantee that you'll show up in more than 1 issue, but you never know!

Pledge at the $100 reward level and up and not only will you get all six 6" x 9"pinup prints, but you will get an additional BW print of DC COMICS artist, Jimbo Salgado's exclusive Locksmith pinup... PLUS a chance to win THE ORIGINAL signed and hand inked 11" x 17" pinup.

There's only one cover and there's only one reward level that gets you the signed original!

Risks and challenges

The artwork and lettering for The Locksmith issue #2 is completed and ready to go to the printer. I will be using the same printing specs I used for issue #1, so you can expect the same high quality!

As my backers for issue #1 know, everyone received all their rewards right on time! I expect no delays with this issue.

The printed order takes approximately 6-8 weeks to reach me, so I expect everyone will have their copies in December.

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    Issue #2 printed on high quality paper stock plus the PDF. 48 pages total (includes cover and end sheets). BONUS: A high resolution digital pinup of your choice - suitable for printing.

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    Issue #2 printed on high quality paper stock plus the PDF. PLUS BONUS: 3 high resolution digital pinups suitable for printing. DOUBLE BONUS: A 6"x9" exclusive Locksmith postcard.

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    BOTH Issues #1 and #2 printed on high quality paper stock plus the PDF. PLUS BONUS: 3 high resolution digital pinups from BOTH ISSUE sets, suitable for printing. DOUBLE BONUS: A 6"x9" exclusive Locksmith postcard.

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    Everything at the $20 level PLUS BONUS: 4 high resolution digital pinups of your choice - suitable for printing. DOUBLE BONUS: An exclusive 6 card set of limited edition character trading cards (this is set #2). Each 4" x 4" card is printed on thick card stock and has a character sketch by Silvio DB and a character biography on the back. The cards are housed inside a foldout presentation case with additional graphics and information. More character cards will be added with each subsequent issue.

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    The Brick and Mortar retail package: 10 printed issues of The Locksmith #2. You must be a retail store to qualify for this reward. If you would also like to pick up issue #1, please contact me.

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    Everything at the $30 level PLUS BONUS: 5 high resolution digital pinups of your choice - suitable for printing. DOUBLE BONUS: An exclusive limited edition INKS ONLY printed issue of The Locksmith #2. A great way to check out the artistic process. This inks only edition will only be available to kickstarter backers.

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    Everything at the $45 level PLUS The printed and PDF edition of The Locksmith issue #1! And you'll also get a choice of 4 high resolution digital pinups from the first issue. WOW.

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    Everything at the $50 reward level PLUS BONUS: SIX 6"x9" archival PINUP PRINTS suitable for framing. DOUBLE BONUS: You name will be printed on the issue #2 Master Locksmith page and featured on The Locksmith website.

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    Everything at the $70 reward level PLUS BONUS: An additional 6" x 9" Black and White Pinup Print of JIMBO SALGADO'S Locksmith art, suitable for framing. DOUBLE BONUS: You will be entered into a drawing for the ORIGINAL JIMBO SALGADO HAND-INKED 11"x17" PINUP for The Locksmith. One person at the $100 reward level and above will get this amazing original work of art!

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    Everything at the $100 reward level PLUS BONUS: A 6" x 9" signed original BW sketch of your likeness by Silvio Db. DOUBLE BONUS: A signed original 11" x 17" inked page of your choice!!!

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    Everything at the $200 reward level PLUS BONUS: An original inked page signed by Silvio Db from The Locksmith #2! DOUBLE BONUS: A background character will be designed in your likeness for The Locksmith issue #3!

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    Everything at the $300 reward level PLUS BONUS: The character designed in your likeness for issue #3 will have a SPEAKING PART and will be featured on more than one page! DOUBLE BONUS: The original sketch by Silvio Db will be 11" 17" BW ink wash.

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    Everything at the $500 reward level PLUS BONUS: You will also receive the original inked COVER ART signed by Silvio Db. DOUBLE BONUS: The original sketch by Silvio Db will be 11" x 17" color watercolor.

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