The Brothers James

by Brian Level, Ryan Ferrier & Eamon Hill

Brian Level and Ryan Ferrier return to THE BROTHERS JAMES with love in their hearts and more highway miles behind them to revisit the series that launched them into comics! Alongside rarely seen early artwork from Michael Walsh and Brian Level, Eamon Hill joins the team to drive the story to its bloody and heart-wrenching conclusion.

Finished and collected here for the first time ever! And for issue collectors, the brand new final issue #5 will be available at last, as well as new covers for issues #1-4!

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The Brothers James #1-5 Digital Copy

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PDF format, DRM Free.
Collects ALL issues in The Brothers James series

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The Brothers James #5

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BRAND NEW The Brothers James issue #5. 48-page comic

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LIMITED - SIGNED The Brothers James #5 Bloodstained VARIANT

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BRAND NEW The Brothers James issue #5. 48-page comic. Special limited variant signed by Brian Level

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SUPER LIMITED - REMARQUED The Brothers James #5 Bloodstained VARIANT

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Brand new The Brothers James issue #5. 48-page comic. Special limited variant remarqued by Brian Level with a Brothers James character

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The Brothers James #1-5

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ALL individual comic issues in The Brothers James series. Collected here for the first time!

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The Brothers James #1-5 Bloodstained Variants

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Special limited variants of ALL individual comic issues in The Brothers James series. Collected here for the first time!

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The Brothers James Softcover Trade Paperback

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Collects ALL issues in The Brothers James series plus backmatter into a Softcover with French Folds. 144 pages.

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The Brothers James Softcover Trade Paperback - SIGNED

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Collects ALL issues in The Brothers James series plus backmatter into a Softcover with French Folds. 144 pages. Signed by Brian Level.

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Retailer Bundle - Individual Issues

Ten copies of The Brothers James #1, Seven copies of #2, Five copies of #3, Four copies of #4, Four copies of #5 at wholesale price. If you want multiple orders, click the + button in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. In order to qualify for this reward, you must be able to provide proof that you are a retailer.

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Retailer Bundle - Softcovers

10 copies of The Brother James Softcover Trade Paperback at wholesale price. If you want multiples of 10, click the + button in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. In order to qualify for this reward, you must be able to provide proof that you are a retailer.

ADD-ONS

Add ons are only available once you have selected at least one Primary Reward listed above.

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Get Drawn Into The Brothers James!

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Get drawn INTO the comic! That's right! There is time to still become either a prison guard, OR prisoner (your choice!) in issue #5 of The Brothers James. Drawn by artist Eamon Hill, you'll be immortalized within these pages!

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Tip Jar

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If you want to add a little something extra for us hard workin' creators and administrators. You can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - The Brothers James Softcover Trade Paperback

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Collects ALL issues in The Brothers James series plus backmatter into a Softcover with French Folds. 144 pages.
This special price is for the FIRST 48 HOURS ONLY!

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - The Brothers James #1-5

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ALL individual comic issues in The Brothers James series. Collected here for the first time!
This special price is for the FIRST 48 HOURS ONLY!

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Original Art Page - Issue #2 pg. 17

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SPECIAL 48-HOUR 10% DISCOUNT 10/4 to 10/6. Original art page, 11 x 14. Pencils & Inks by Brian Level. Hand-selected by Brian as one of his favorite pages from the series. Comes with complimentary digital copy of The Brothers James #1-5.
SCROLL DOWN TO 'ORIGINAL ART' SECTION TO SEE IN GREATER DETAIL

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ALL Original Cover Art for SONS OF ANARCHY

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Bundle of ALL of Brian Level's original art for the "tattoo flash variants" from Boom's 2016 comic series SONS OF ANARCHY - REDWOOD ORIGINAL! Comes with complimentary digital copy of The Brothers James #1-5. SCROLL DOWN TO 'UPDATES' SECTION TO SEE IN GREATER DETAIL. This bundle will be deleted if any one individual cover sells first.

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VAULT RETAILER EXCLUSIVE

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Exclusive Retailer Variant Cover Bundle for Vault Comix, Lexington KY.

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Sketch by Brian Level

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9 x 12 single figure of your choice

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LIVE Sketch by Brian Level

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9 x 12 single figure - LIVE sketch on video call. Shoot the shit with Brian, talk horror movies, etc while he sketches the figure of your choice!

Story

 

The indie crime series comes back from the dead to finish what it started ten years ago! Identical twin orphans, Jack and John James return to the southern highways to wrap up unfinished business: hunt down and kill the bikers that butchered their parents fifteen years earlier!

 

Starting with a massacre of unsavories at the Sunshine Diner in Kentucky the boys rip-roar their Dodge Challenger through mechanics’ garages, death-cults, drug-dens all the way to prison in Louisiana. But doing hard time was always part of the plan. If they can survive state police from the past and present, and a tricky lady who seems to want to help, brotherly spats and good-old-fashioned violent bikers, they may get their revenge and come out of it alive. The real question is, will their relationship withstand the truth of what got their parents killed in the first place?

 

At its beating heart, THE BROTHERS JAMES is about family, loyalty and sacrifice. Alongside that come furious car crashes, grindhouse violence, classic rock and roll, and a few road-beers to wash it all down. Rowdy, fast-paced and in glorious black and white, THE BROTHERS JAMES shows two brothers hanging on with white knuckles as they speed toward oblivion and try to take every offending member of the murderous LUCKY DEVILS with them. But it can’t all be pedal to the metal, now can it?

Between twists, turns, and double crosses. Women with secret motives, blood cults and cops that can’t be trusted, THE BROTHERS JAMES, keeps your butt in the seat and your head spinning ‘til the bitter end. 

 

With y’alls contribution, we can send JACK and JOHN to the printer for their final ride!

Preview

Preview pages of the brand new The Brothers James #5:

 

 

Meet the Team

BRIAN LEVEL - Cartoonist, Writer, Tattooer

(Batman/Fables, Absolute Carnage, Chained to the Grave)

 

“This project put me on the map as a comic book artist. It was an early work where I first got to exercise my artistic voice, both as a cartoonist and a writer, and as an unfinished work, it made perfect sense to update the issues and tie it all up with love and care for everyone that supported us all those years ago. I’m forever grateful to The Brothers James and Ryan for bringing me along. It’s been a massively important book for my life both professionally and personally.” 

 

RYAN FERRIER - Writer, Letterer

(D4VE, Sons of Anarchy, Narcos)

 

The Brothers James concluding, after so long, means a lot to me because at the time it was a start. It was made with joy and fearlessness; grit wrapped in determination, wrapped in hope, wrapped in blissfully unaware gumption—all lovely things a want-to-be creator clutches; even one with blood, guts, bullets, twisted metal, and southern fried revenge. Above all else, this comic represents what I'm most grateful for, looking back: an indelible friendship--a brotherhood and love--that will outlive and outshine any body of work or printed page. For readers, I just hope they have fun.”

 

EAMON HILL - Cartoonist, Tattooer 

(Arcana, Roadkill Rampage)

 

“Being afforded the opportunity to get down in the dirt with the James boys is a true treat. With the abundance of capes and mask books out there, the purity of a gritty revenge tale is something I find incredibly fulfilling.”

 

"To everyone that believed in us way back when, thank you! We hope this finale satisfies you. You deserve it. We wouldn’t be the creators we are today without you all."

Covers

 

 

 

 

 

Original Art

Issue #3 Page 24 a/b

 

Issue #3 Page 14                                                                                Issue #4 Page 17

 

Issue #4 Page 18 a/b

 

Issue #2 Page 17                                                                                Issue #3 Page 5

 

Issue #4 Page 1                                                                                 Issue #4 Page 20

 

Issue #4 Page 25

Stretch Goals

Delivery

We're putting the finishing touches on the comics and TPB, so we should be going to print shortly after funding. We estimate the whole process to get everything printed, shipped to our fulfillment partner and sent out to all supporters to be about 3 months.

 

So estimated delivery is February 2022 - and we'll keep you updated all along the way!

updates

2021-10-13 00:53:30

Funded!

Zoop

Hooo-boy! Had a few BIG supporters swoop in over the last few days (thank you to the individual who bought all of the Sons of Anarchy original covers & the retailer in Kentucky who bought a special retailer package) and, as a result, we're over our funding goal!! Thank you everyone!
 
Still plenty of time left to get more folks aboard. We've just updated the Stretch Goals -- go check 'em out! 
 
Let's Rock!

2021-10-11 20:49:05

Sons of Anarchy Original Cover Art - 48-Hour Flash Sale!!

Zoop

Brian Level's original art for the "tattoo flash variants" from Boom's 2016 series SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL has just been added to the Rewards section! Never before offered! Never a better fit! Bikers, tattoos, chaos!
 
This art sale is for 48 hours only though, and will end at noon PST on Wednesday 10/13, so hurry up and grab one 'cuz after this sale they won't be offered again!
 
 
 
 

2021-10-08 21:04:54

Sweet Endorsement

Zoop

Matthew Rosenberg's got some nice things to say about our project:

 

And we're all incredibly excited to support his upcoming postapocalyptic coming-of-age story "What's the Furthest Place From Here?" in November!

2021-10-04 15:42:15

Special 48-Hour Original Art Sale!

Zoop

Hi everyone - this morning we're launching a Special 48-hour 10% discount on ALL original art by Brian Level. Pages that used to be $250 are now $225. We've allowed direct access by placing all of them in the REWARDS section instead of the ADD-ONS section -- plus, as an added perk, each page comes with a complimentary digital copy of The Brothers James #1-5! 
 
All of these works are hand-selected by Brian as his absolute favorite pages from the series. You can scroll down to the ORIGINAL ART section to see all of them in detail before you buy.
 
The sale will end at noon PST on Wednesday 10/6, so hurry up and grab one 'cuz after this sale they won't be offered again!

2021-09-21 16:57:07

And we're off!

Zoop

Yesterday was an awesome start to the campaign -- thank you supporters! Original sketches look popular with over half gone on the first day!

There's still time to take advantage of the early bird specials. You can save on the softcover collecting all five issues of the series or get the series as single issues for a low price until 10am PST tomorrow morning!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will there be changes to the first four issues?

Yes several! Dialogue tightening, an adjusted panel here and there. Nothing that breaks any foundations or makes jumping right into #5 a problem though.

Will there be more?

This is the end of the road for us and The Brothers James. We are so happy with this finale.

What is Dreamcult?

Dreamcult is Brian’s personal publishing company. Expect more books.

Does Zoop save my credit card info?

Zoop does not store or keep your credit card info. Stripe simply holds the credit card info until the end of a successful campaign and then charges it. It is strictly for this one time use and won't charge it ever again.

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You can either access the transaction through your account and click the cancel button, or contact us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll cancel it for you and send back a confirmation email.
 
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Since we have an a la carte rewards system, shipping rates will vary from supporter to supporter. We use a weight-based calculation system in your checkout cart, though, so, after you enter your country, you'll be able to see it calculated in real time with each item you add.

If I purchase rewards and then want to make changes to that purchase later on in the campaign, what is the process?

If you want to make changes, you should first cancel your original order and then start over with a new one. If you don't do that and simply process an additional order, the way our system is currently set up you may end up being overcharged for shipping -- which we could remedy for you, but it just takes that extra step of catching it and crediting you back the extra shipping, so please try the prior way first.

Will there be a post-campaign period where you can make changes and get add-ons through a 'pledge manager'?

No - this is it! We're essentially your in-campaign pledge manager. If you are interested in supporting these creators, this is the time to do it!  And it's the exact reason we allow you to purchase as many rewards as you want during the campaign!

What's the idea behind the Rewards and Add-Ons? Can I get both?

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