Ditch Angels

A project in Portsmouth, UK by Russell Mark Olson

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A collection of noir inspired images from cartoonist, Russell Mark Olson.
Backers: 195
Average Pledge Per Backer: £17

Funded: £3,228 of £400
Dates: Jun 30th -> Jul 17th (18 days)
Project By: Russell Mark Olson
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Latest News

Hardback Upgrades

July 17th - via:
Hardboiled Hardbacks  Hi all! Just a last reminder that if you'd like to move from digital or paperback to hardback, please do so in the next few hours.  THANK YOU!!! We're very nearly at the end of the campaign. Hopefully you're not tired of... (Read More)

Last Day of the Campaign

July 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Endpaper Illustration + 1 More Art Tier

July 13th - via:
Endpapers Finished! I finished the endpapers illustration today. Very excited to get to do this kind of book design work. I've worked for many years as a librarian and have always loved a well thought out book. Great to get to think about the ins and... (Read More)

Endpapers and Art

July 12th - via:
Endpapers! Grids! It dawned on me Friday afternoon that the hardbacks would have endpapers...and that I could design some kind of pattern for them. So, now that the final images for the interior pages are complete, I set my sights on the layout for... (Read More)

Level F Art Tiers: Sunday 12th, 8:30pm BST

July 11th - via:
Apologies for the two posts in one day, but I wanted to share the Level F art tiers before the end of the day.  These 4 will go live tomorrow (Sunday 12th) All the best! Russ  (Read More)

Next 4 Art Tiers

July 11th - via:
4 Original Pieces of Art Live Tomorrow Sunday 12th Hey all! Just wanted to say that the next 4 pieces will be available in the reward tiers tomorrow at 8:30pm BST (please check for your own time zone to ensure accuracy). 2 of the 4 are completely... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal Unlocked, Hardbacks, Shield Maidens!

July 9th - via:
A Thank You Message You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 If you'd rather not watch the video (and who could blame you?), the gist is: Thank you thank you thank you. We've... (Read More)

Hardback Edition - Live

July 8th - via:
Well. This is a thing. It seems like there is enough interest in the hardback edition that we've been able to work out a new tier.  For £12 (plus shipping) you can either snag a hardback copy of the book or swap your existing pledge of the PDF or... (Read More)

A Question About Format

July 8th - via:
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Just a note

July 7th - via:
Just about to switch my screen off for the night and tuck into some comic reading before bed. As I sit here with 9 days left in the campaign, I'm filled with gratitude to the 137+ of you who've given your support to this campaign and book. It has... (Read More)

Nearly A Week In

July 6th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 Art Tier E New Art Rewards on Tuesday the 7th Nearly a week on from the launch of the campaign. I'm not going to lie, it's been a bit of a whirlwind. You may be tired of hearing it, but thank you all so much for your interest and... (Read More)

New Art Tiers Live Today! (July 5th, 8:30pm GMT)

July 5th - via:
Reward Tier D New art tier! Happy Sunday, all! Hope that you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday and that the summer sun is warming you while a cool breeze is keeping the swelter away. Just a reminder to let you know that 3 new pieces of art will go live... (Read More)

First Stretch Met! and Kickstarter Recommendations

July 2nd - via:
56 Pages! Welcome aboard to the new backers! And warmest thanks for pushing us over the line to unlock the first stretch goal: 4 extra illustrations for the book! The 52 page book is now 56! That also means that I'll  4 more art tiers!  I've... (Read More)

More Art Tiers Incoming and Stretch Goals -- Round 1

July 1st - via:
Stretch Goals! Howdy All! Well, it ran away a bit before I could get the first stretch goal sorted. With that in mind, the first stretch goal will be mostly in-name-only as we've already stretched out this far. At £1,800 the book will grow from 52... (Read More)


June 30th - via:
Funded. Ok. Go home everybody. We did it. Kidding.  That was pretty quick. But I'm not caught out! Ever the boy scout, I've been thinking up stretch goals for the last couple of days.  I'm just getting some figures for possible goals, but I don't... (Read More)

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