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Trickster

by Neil Gibson, Conor McCreery & Veronica Saraceno

Conor McCreery (writer of hit IDW series Kill Shakespeare) and Neil Gibson (writer of Twisted Dark and Editor in Chief at TPub Comics) have come together to make an incredibly weird and outrageous horror comedy comic.

The Special 48-page ZOOP exclusive edition features issue #1, a preview of issue #2, exclusive content from artist Veronica Saraceno, character bios, lore, and "Dueling Scripts" from Conor & Neil!

Will appeal to fans of: PREACHER, THE GOON, ARMY OF DARKNESS and SHAUN OF THE DEAD

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Trickster #1 Digital Copy

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PDF format, DRM Free. Special 48-page Zoop Edition featuring the full first issue, a preview of the second issue, exclusive content from artist Veronica Saraceno, character breakdowns, lore, schematics, Rules of Magic and "Dueling Scripts" from co-writers Neil Gibson and Conor McCreery!

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Trickster #1, Cover A by Adam Gorham

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Special 48-page Zoop Edition featuring the full first issue, a preview of the second issue, exclusive content from artist Veronica Saraceno, character breakdowns, lore, schematics, Rules of Magic and "Dueling Scripts" from co-writers Neil Gibson and Conor McCreery!

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Trickster #1, Cover B by Vee Glass

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Special 48-page Zoop Edition featuring the full first issue, a preview of the second issue, exclusive content from artist Veronica Saraceno, character breakdowns, lore, schematics, Rules of Magic and "Dueling Scripts" from co-writers Neil Gibson and Conor McCreery!

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Trickster #1, Cover C by Vince Sunico

Special 48-page Zoop Edition featuring the full first issue, a preview of the second issue, exclusive content from artist Veronica Saraceno, character breakdowns, lore, schematics, Rules of Magic and "Dueling Scripts" from co-writers Neil Gibson and Conor McCreery!

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Trickster #1, Wraparound Cover D by Veronica Saraceno

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Special 48-page Zoop Edition featuring the full first issue, a preview of the second issue, exclusive content from artist Veronica Saraceno, character breakdowns, lore, schematics, Rules of Magic and "Dueling Scripts" from co-writers Neil Gibson and Conor McCreery!

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Trickster #1, Cover A & Wraparound Cover D

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Bundled deal on 2 copies of issue #1 with these 2 different exclusive covers

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Trickster #1, Covers A, B & C

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Bundled deal on 3 copies of issue #1 with 3 different exclusive covers

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Trickster #1, All 4 Covers

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Bundled deal on 4 copies of issue #1 with 4 different exclusive covers

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Trickster Retailer Exclusive Bundle w/Andy Belanger Cover

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10 COPIES of Trickster #1 Retailer Exclusive Cover E by Andy Belanger 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.

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

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Get ALL of your copies signed by Conor

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Team Conor all the way!

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Get ALL of your copies signed by Neil

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Neil's the real deal!

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Master Class 30-minute ZOOM call with Conor & Neil

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Learn all about comic book writing from two masters and take part in an incredibly entertaining duel of styles. Then pick the side that suits you best (and help the victor rub it in)!

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Trickster Character Sketch by Vernonica Saraceno

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Handmade and signed by Veronica on a thick A4 sheet. Could be full or half body.

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Commission - Half Body by Veronica Saraceno

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Single subject of your choice, handmade, signed, inked on a thick A4 sheet and with halftone details made with ink wash

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Commission - Full Body by Veronica Saraceno

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Single subject of your choice, handmade, signed, inked on a thick A4 sheet and with halftone details made with ink wash

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Original Art Page by Veronica Saraceno - Page 8

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SCROLL DOWN TO 'ORIGINAL ART' SECTION TO SEE IN GREATER DETAIL. Inked page, one-of-a-kind print, never to be printed again. Comes with an authenticity certificate and signature.

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Original Art Page by Veronica Saraceno - Page 20

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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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Trickster #1, Covers A, B & C (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)

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Special bundled deal on 3 copies of issue #1 with 3 different exclusive covers.
This special price is for the FIRST 48 HOURS ONLY!

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Trickster #1, All 4 Covers (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)

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Special bundled deal on 4 copies of issue #1 with 4 different exclusive covers.
This special price is for the FIRST 48 HOURS ONLY!

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Get written into the comic as a drunken bar patron

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Your name will be cleverly inserted into the dialogue

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Get written into the comic as an Irish 'stormtrooper'

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Your name will be cleverly inserted into the dialogue

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Original Art Page by Veronica Saraceno - Page 15

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SCROLL DOWN TO 'ORIGINAL ART' SECTION TO SEE IN GREATER DETAIL. Inked page, one-of-a-kind print, never to be printed again. Comes with an authenticity certificate and signature.

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Original Wraparound Cover Art by Veronica Saraceno

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SCROLL DOWN TO 'ORIGINAL ART' SECTION TO SEE IN GREATER DETAIL. Inked cover, one-of-a-kind print, never to be printed again. Comes with an authenticity certificate and signature.

Story

 
Rory is your typical every day banished Leprechuan.

He runs a bar in Boston and uses his powers of illusion to protect his neighbourhood from the thieves of the world - regardless if they use a gun or a contract as their weapon. When monsters from his homeland begin showing up, Rory realizes that not only are these creatures putting humanity at risk - they're proving disastrous for his drinking time!

You see, Rory has a secret. A millennia ago he ended the faerie-land's civil war by stealing weapons of unimaginable power. He's been in hiding ever since. Now, as his oldest enemy begins to search for the weapons anew, Rory must face the past he escaped from, and the woman he once loved, or else millions - faerie and man -- will die.

Trickster is a funny, fast-paced horror-comedy series -- a sometimes dark look at a "man" who never believed he could be a leader, until he finally chooses to become one. Pouring the perfect pint of Guinness used to be his greatest concern, but like it or not, Rory realises he's the one who'll determine the future of two worlds.

Who's right, who's wrong and what we believe is all a matter of perception.

Preview

Bios

CONOR MCCREERY
Conor is the swashbuckling wordsmith behind the Kill Shakespeare series (IDW), Adventure Time/Regular Show (BOOM!), Assassin’s Creed (Titan Comics), Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini (Dynamite) and more. A former journalist who worked on three continents, Conor started his career in the Canadian film and television industry. His newest projects are the creator-owned, YA adventure series. The Last Witch (BOOM!), a magic realism comics biography of the legendary Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon (Amistad Press), and the multi-media Science Fiction story-world, Future Now (Embreate Productions). He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.
 
NEIL GIBSON

Neil is the founder of TPub Comics. He loves collaborating with other writers and artists. He is very passionate about the comic book medium and believes it is one of the most efficient ways to communicate concepts. If you want to annoy him, just mention how you think comics are for kids - his reaction is a common source of amusement. He gives talks about comics and how people can use them at work and study. Indeed, he wont stop yammering on about this, but audiences seem to like hearing him, so he continues his mission to get more and more people reading and creating comics. He lives in London with his wife, two children and seemingly endless household visitors.

Covers

 

 

Original Art

 

 

Sketches

Here's a closer look at some examples of sketch options available from artist Veronica Saraceno!

 

Stretch Goals

 

Delivery

The comic is completely finished, as are future parts of the story (wink wink!), and 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 3-4 months.

 

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

updates

2021-10-21 17:55:13

Cards are charged, moving things along

Zoop

OK credit cards have now been charged -- thank you everyone again for your support in getting this comic made! We'll be sorting out a few special cases and reaching out to all of the Commissions and Master Class supporters to set up next steps with you over the next few weeks. And then the book should be off to the printers. We'll keep you posted!

2021-10-13 07:23:53

Last Day!

Zoop

Still some Commissions, a Master Class and Original Art available, in addition to those sweet variant covers! Let's spread the word and end with a big ol' bang!

2021-10-08 16:04:37

Funded!

Zoop

CHEERS! We reached the funding goal with almost a week still to go in the campaign! Thanks a million for the rake of spondoolicks! Now let's give these stretch goals a lash!
 

2021-09-28 00:19:27

Fintain drawing contest!

Zoop

Let's have some fun! This is Fintain. He's one of the main characters of Trickster. He's fun, and furry, and we'd like to see how YOU would draw him! We're selecting 2 drawings to include in the oversized 48 page Trickster #1! Want to see your art in comics? Then use the hashtag #drawtrickster, and submit yours today!

 

2021-09-16 20:03:35

The Creators Speak!

Conor & Neil

2021-09-08 16:17:00

Great First Day!

Zoop

Hi everyone - welcome to our Trickster campaign!
 
We're so excited to bring you the debut of this horror comedy comic that is sure to be turning lots of heads in the coming weeks.
 
The cutoff for the 48 Hour Sale bundles is 10am PST on Thursday, for all of you wondering when you'll need to act on these ridiculously low rates by.
 
You should be hearing from Conor & Neil themselves shortly here in the updates section, but in the meantime, don't be an 'eejit' - hop on board and help us spread the word!

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

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