Local writer and artist team Brian Augustyn, and John Derrick West, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help publish their new graphic novel project, Dead Ringer, and are looking for your support.
Dead Ringer is a 125 page full-color graphic novel, staring Kate Bailey, an army veteran and former JAG investigator, recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. She comes home to Chicago, where she struggles to fit back into civilian society. Plagued by nightmares of her time in Afghanistan, Kate sleeps fitfully as a rule. She is completely blown out of her bed one night, however, by a terrifying dream of her own brutal murder at the hands of a monstrous psychopath!
Brian is a comic’s veteran, who is perhaps best known for his writing work on Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, and Flash and as a long time DC editor, hand picked John to create the art for Dead Ringer. Be sure to check out the projects Kickstarter page for some fantastic preview art from John. He is really doing some awesome work on this project.
The campaign is going on now and closes on 10/26/13. There are various reward levels for contributing. For larger contributors there are still some great rewards available including original artwork from John Derrick West, as well as portfolio reviews, and editorial/writing critiques by Brian Augustyn via Skype.