Royal Bastards

MAN OF GOD - Comic Series by Yvel Guichet and Craig Partin

A project in Louisville, KY by Jonathan Swinney
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A supernatural mystery set over the backdrop of a brewing mob war. A dark, often violent, tale of redemption & the quest for the truth.
Backers: 129
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $4,220 of $1,500
Dates: Apr 24th -> Jun 6th (43 days)
Project By: Jonathan Swinney
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Latest News

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!!!

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The first stretch reward has been unlocked for our kickstarter campaign. Everyone who has chosen a reward of $25 or higher will receive an exclusive Man of God #5 black and white virgin variant of Bob Hall's House of Secrets #92 homage. Inked by... (Read More)

COVER COLLAGE

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
I have had several people ask me what all of the covers look like, that they may make a determination of which package they want.  The below picture is a collage of all the covers with notes by which package they are in. Thanks, Jonathan  (Read More)

8 days left and $3300 to go!!!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a look at another page inside the sketchbook.  A BEAUTIFUL pencilled page of an unused cover from Mark Kidwell.   For those of you not familiar with Mark's work, he is the writer for Image Comics '68 series.  Past work for Mark includes... (Read More)

Stretch goals updated...for the better!!!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
After much debate, I have decided to change the stretch goals in your favor! We have combined the $4,500 (Andrew Mangum B&W virgin cover Kickstarter Exclusive) and $6,000 (Mark Kidwell B&W virgin cover Kickstarter Exclusive) goals into the... (Read More)

Issue #0 - $500 Original Art Reward

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here are the two (2) pieces of original art (pencils & inks) that you get with one of the $500 rewards. You will also get a set of full set of all covers for 1-6 with all of the stretch goals, etc with this pledge. Thanks, Jonathan (Read More)

Issue #3 - $500 Original Art Reward

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here are the two (2) pieces of original art (pencils & inks) that you get with one of the $500 rewards. You will also get a set of full set of all covers for 1-6 with all of the stretch goals, etc with this pledge. Thanks, Jonathan (Read More)

Issue #2 - $500 Original Art Reward

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here are the two (2) pieces of original art (pencils & inks) that you get with one of the $500 rewards. You will also get a set of full set of all covers for 1-6 with all of the stretch goals, etc with this pledge. Thanks, Jonathan  (Read More)

Why it's important we don't stop and, why we need to make our $7,500 stretch goal!

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
As it stands right now, for $25, you can get a set of 1-6 which is the complete story arc.  That price includes shipping!  If with hit our $3K, $4.5K, $6K & $7.5K strech goals, you get four (4) additional kickstarter exclusive comics.  That... (Read More)

John Lucas' Issue #5 Variant in Full Color

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to Roy Young for coloring this awesome piece.   And if you haven't heard of John Lucas - http://www.comicvine.com/john-lucas/4040-46571/  (Read More)

Updated video & rewards

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Just wanted to let everyone know that we updated the video and simplified the rewards.  We also reduced the price of some of the original art that was offered. The video now clocks in at 2:03 instead of the previous 7:32.  So, please take a second... (Read More)

Andrew Mangum Issue #4 Convention Variant - NOW IN COLOR!!!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I am LOVING this cover.  Great nod to Steven Hughes and his Evil Ernie: Destroyer #1 cover!!!  (Read More)

Button Set Revealed!!!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay. We lied, but in a good way. The exclusive Kickstarter button is actually a button set!!! These will not be available anywhere but at our Kickstarter campaign. You will not see them at cons or available on the Facebook page. So, come get them!  (Read More)

WE MADE IT!!!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
First and foremost, thank you all for donating.  We reached our initial goal in a little over 2 weeks which is great! I would like to take this update to share with you the stretch goals.  These will be available for free to everyone who bought a... (Read More)

Man of God $3,000 stretch goal

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We can't hold it in any longer. If we reach $3000; everyone who ordered a set of issues one through six will receive a free Bob Hall sketch cover variant for issue number five. And for those of you who did not order issues one through six, you will... (Read More)

Andrew Mangum's completed cover for Man of God #4

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Can you guess which class cover this is a nod to?  (Read More)

Andrew Mangum Issue #4 Convention Variant

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Take a look at Andrew's work-in-progress cover for issue #4.  Keeping kicking ass bro, it's looking great!!!  (Read More)

Kickstarter Sticker incentive

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Over the next few weeks, we will release the images of the Kickstarter exclusive Sticker, Button, and mini print.   Up this week - the sticker:  (Read More)

Sketchbook Excerpt

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are two (2) images from the sketchbook. One is an unused image for the issue #2 convention cover and the second is the first pass at issue #4s cover before the horizontal split was changed to a diagonal split. Enjoy, Jonathan  (Read More)

Additional Reward for a Comment

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
If you leave us a comment (on the front page) and you have pledged at least $8, we will send you a little something extra in your reward pack. This also applies to people that have bought the PDF that live in the continental USA. Let us know what you... (Read More)

Tim Vigil Con Exclusive for Issue 3

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Awesome cover by Tim Vigil!!! The rarest con exclusive to date!!! From Cincinnati Comic Con 2012!!!  (Read More)

Ashcan of issue #2

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a picture of the issue #2 ashcan featured in the upper tier rewards.  (Read More)

11x17 prints

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We have had a few people email us about the prints. Here is a photo of what they look like.  (Read More)

Playing God TPB

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
This is a picture of the Playing God trade paperback. It contains the first appearance of Man of God. The inks of Yvel's cover for issue 1 followed by a 5 page preview were attached to this issue after the main story.  (Read More)

Bonus Rewards

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
As we reach each tier, we will announce the rewards associated with the next highest tier. $1500 goal - we will announce extras for the $3000 goal $3000 goal - we will announce extras for the $4500 goal $4500 goal - we will announce extras for the... (Read More)

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