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Marvel Comics Illustrator making Ron Paul Inspired Graphic Novel

[warning, graphic novel]

To: The Ron Paul R3VOLUTION!

My name is Clayton Crain and I have been an illustrator for Marvel Comics for the past seven years.

I've begun work on my liberty inspired graphic novel, INTO A RiFT.

RON PAUL IMAGE: http://claytoncrain.squarespace.com/storage/RONPAULR3LOV2012...

NEW INTO A RiFT IMAGE: http://claytoncrain.squarespace.com/storage/IARiFT_Poster_LA...

The purpose of this book is two fold, to give those who are already aware of Dr. Paul's message a boost of morale but more importantly to introduce the those same ideas to the readers that have purchased over 2 million+ copies of my books over the last nine years.

I am trying to raise funds to get this into the hands of as many people as I can.

You can find out about the project and all the details at: http://kck.st/K7H0Yh

Thank you for your time and support,

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$9,500.00 Pledged!

4 more hrs!

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24 Hrs to go...

over $9,000.00 pledged!

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UPDATE!!!

The Kickstart is 100%+ on Pledges!!!!!!!!!!! Over $7000.00 pledged!

Can't wait to get this book!

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Congratulations to Clayton!

Kickstarter is a great vehicle for crowd funding.

It'd be nice to see

a big name pick it up...not sure Marvel itself would, but a good indie label

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An Artist's Creativity

cannot be stopped by any army or any government.

This is really cool

bump

ha

the epic battle between Ron Paul and the Mitt monster Ron Paul wins with the sword of liberty

You have an...

...amazing talent to be able to draw things like that.

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It is exciting to see this project develop. I look

forward to future installments and will donate to the kickstarter fund to be "in the loop" and see a wonderful finished product. Kudos for Craig's amazing creativity and facility.

For all of the constructive and thoughtful suggestions below, I am glad to see this artist "pushing the envelope" a bit. The potential of the Liberty movement is as broad as the spectrum of creative visions and dreams of all individuals, so long as they respect others and act peaceably.

Craig is pushing the borders out and will help bring in many that Y.T. and the mainstream Liberty movement may not yet have touched with our usually squeaky-clean visions. There is ample room for all. Enjoy this great addition to the kaleidoscopic of creativity, or pass it by and enjoy all of the others offered.

I love Clayton's work. I'll

I love Clayton's work. I'll admit, it's a darker taste of comic style. It may go to far for some but that style is right up my alley. I have McFarlane's Spawn, and other styles like it. Collected them as they released years ago.

I settled for my mug in the Riot Scene and Dad got 11x13 Hardcover with Sketch. Would have went bigger, but you luckier souls were quicker than I. Barter? Trade? LOL.

Regardless, two comic & Dr. Paul fans, are more than happy to put their names & face, on Clayton Crain's work. I never thought I'd have the chance to have my face etched in a comic he drew. Nerd-gasum!

My first thought?

How, lots of symbolism there in those images, most of them gospel-oriented (I read my scriptures every morning. Can't help it ^_^).

Sword in Ron Paul's hand - Sword of truth, which both defends and destroys. Also known as the Sword of the Spirit.

Naked woman monster - the whore of all the earth, who destroys the righteous and hoards the riches of the earth, and who is spread over the whole world.

I'm not sure if I'll financially support this, but this is definitely very interesting. If thoughtfully done, it could be very deep, very meaningful, and worth supporting. If it's shallow or base (such as the characters having sexual thoughts while looking at the woman), it will not be worth supporting. I'll have to think about it.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Looks Awesome

The artwork looks great, the idea is very much welcomed by Dr. Paul's supporters... but I feel the images are not communicating the message we're looking for completely. Remember there's LOVE in the word rEVOLution... the image I see is that of Ron Paul violently opposed to some kind of monster-faced female figure.

Even if not intentional, the subliminal would be suggestive that we are supporting violence (and specifically towards women). The message is rooted in the founding father's concepts of liberty and in the footsteps of such figures as Ghandi and MLK Jr. -- peaceful resistance.

We're up against the authority that seek to deceive us and take our liberty and we are removing those authorities in a massive conflict -- if this is depicted violently then it would be best directed at images we can recognize (symbolically the Federal Reserve, the wall street owned cronies, the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media et al).

I was a comic artist and writer for a number of years, not as accomplished as you are though, but just a friendly critique from a fellow Paul supporter and artist :^)

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Fabu

The artwork is fabulous!

My nitpick with both this and likely the video game is that dr Paul uses violence vs non aggression. But I get that this is artistic metaphor.

And you should ignore do-nothing critics like me and follow your heart/mind

Currently consuming: Gatto: "Underground history of education..", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Remember:

If warships from another country find their way into US water, with a clear and unmistakable intent to do violence, Ron Paul will blow them out of the water ^_^

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Do all comics have hidden sexual content..

Its not my thing. But good luck with that!

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Hmm

Cue dramatic voiceover

"in a world where everyone in government is two faced and secretive, one man stands for freedom"

...wait. No. That's our world.

I don't read comics. I'd actually read this comic though.

Do you blame

a tech giant from bailing out? What, other than propaganda and a police state, does "The Land of the Free" have to offer? It's an illusion kind of place and it shows no Mercy to the common folk.

Life deserves liberty and freedom

I think the comic should have

I think the comic should have Zombies and Pirates in it. The Pirates booby trap the voting Zombies brainwashed by the media. lol

At the end of the Comic, Nick

At the end of the Comic, Nick Fury ask Ron Paul to join the Avenger initiative :P. lol

I Will Pledge - Hopefully Appeal To Broad Age Will Be Important

. Cool though. I wish I had that man's talent (and job).

I think this is a WINNER.

Much more appealing than the RP action figure (though a unique collectible, it just never inspired). Good luck!

(And be sure to post where and when it is available! I want one!)

Spin a new action figure from the comic ...

It's a great opportunity to spin the action figure FROM the comic. It could be accessorized with gold and silver coins or bars and other ... stuff.

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Good idea.

I'll take the ones with the gold and silver coins...:b

Superawesome!

Not sure if that is a word but that is how good it is.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

This is soooo wrong...

We have to do it!

Suggestion:

Ludwig Von Mises as a Yoda-like mentor for Dr. Paul.

Panel suggestions ...

1. Panel at breakfast table with evil Bernanke, monster looking in through window behind Congressman Paul.

2. Dr. Paul paying for something, perhaps a newspaper and putting silver coins in the vendor's hand, perhaps a close-up of his hand in a panel with a Ron Paul Silver or Copper medallion, (providentmetals.com). Or the Ron Paul Swag copper or Silver medallion. 2 of those in his hand, a view of the reverse and obverse.

3. A battle scene with Adam Kokesh leading a troop of veterans stabbing the beast with the sharpened end of Ron Paul signs on long staves.

4. The "Ron Paul" rides military transport vehicle.

5. A panel with a stage, with Jordan Page playing before a Ron Paul rally crowd. (crowd rally scene)

6. A panel with a few "delegates" speaking with Ron Paul, with "delegate ribbons" hanging from their chests.

7. A panel with big John the bodyguard and bodyman battling with Ron Paul and the tall bodyguard with a crossbow or something cool.

8. A scene with the gnarled countenance of the elder Rockefeller in a life-support wheel chair snarling.

9. The image of Dr. Paul holding the "Silver Circle" coin up between his fingers before the House sub-committee on banking and finance during the Bernanke spanking. (The team producing the "Silver Circle" movie could be in on some of that).

10. A panel with a close-up of Dr. Paul's hand where gold coins, (Gold Eagles), or 1 oz. gold bars are falling into his suit-coat side pocket. Perhaps the delegates could be donating that in a panel.

11. Some type of "drone" panel, where Dr. Paul destroys several drones of different types.

12. Dr. Paul going into an airport or mall and destroying the full body "naked scanners", A'la Jesus in the temple.

13. A panel with many of Dr. Paul's family members, (progeny), perhaps a "bon voyage" panel.

14. A panel with Dr. Paul lighting a bonfire under the fed beast whilst it's strapped to a pyre, lighting the fire with a federal reserve note. Or stacks of fed notes on the pyre.

15. A panel of Linda Paul and Carol Paul together, or Linda dressed as a super-heroine type thing ... maybe damsel in distress theme.

16. An Occupy crowd marching together with Occupy on one side and "Ron Paul 2012" on the other side of their signs.

17. A panel with Dr. Paul walking by a storefront with the DOW chart displayed on a widescreen along with the price of gold chart contrasting with that.

18. A scene of him walking by shattered store-fronts, one of the signs saying "Free Vaccinations 3 and under", a line of those storefronts with touchpoint text-graphic iconic symbolism.

19. A cement wall he is striding past with graffiti, "End the Fed", "Abolish the IRS", "Ron Paul 2016, etc ..."

I look forward to the opportunity to purchase a first edition, or 10.

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I hope they actually use your ideas

they are great!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I wish I could draw.

I watched the video in the Opening Post of the OP using photoshop to create this metal werewolf character, he is not only expert with keyboarding shortcuts during photoshop creation, he's a real artist and figure sculptor.

I've always just been a "graphics technician" and to some extent a "designer". This guy, he's an artist, a real artist.

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And you came up with all that

And you came up with all that on the fly did you? Nice! I'd love to see the Occupy movement and the rEVOLution walking side by side for LIBERTY!

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

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