Ryan Ferrier - Writer, Letterer
Matt McCray - Artist
Vic Malhotra - Artist
Adam Metcalfe - Colorist
TIGER LAWYER Explained:
What is this Tiger Lawyer, you ask? Well, it’s simple. Tiger Lawyer is a tiger... who is also a lawyer. And a damn good one too. But it’s more than just a concept, it’s an original comic book series that reaches out into different genres, styles, and tones, and features multiple artists and creators, namely the amazing primary art team of Matt McCray, Vic Malhotra, and Adam Metcalfe.
The format for TIGER LAWYER comics is what makes it special. Each deluxe print issue comes in a flip-book style, meaning there are two front covers. Each “side” of the comic features a different Tiger Lawyer story presented in a different genre, with art from different artists. For example, one side of the comic, with its own cover, will feature a courtroom-action-comedy story, while the other side will feature a gritty, hard-boiled crime noir story. And the meat in the middle of the two stories comes in the form of several pin-ups from artists all across the globe.
Tiger Lawyer #1 was released in April 2012, and we sold out of our first printing of 150 copies over the course of the Vancouver and Calgary comic conventions, not including the additional 100 copies purchased through the online store. Tiger Lawyer has also garnered some good buzz around the internet, including a nod from Image publisher Eric Stephenson and a featured interview on CBR’s Robot 6 blog. But the coolest thing to happen to Tiger Lawyer is its inclusion in HELL YEAH from Image comics (Joe Keatinge, Andre Szymanowicz), in the form of one-page back-up stories, beginning this July in Hell Yeah #4.
This campaign is for TIGER LAWYER #2, which will further the adventures, excitement, thrills, and comedy of the first issue. We’re going even bigger and better with issue two, creating a single issue so jam-packed with comics, you’d think it was two comics jam-packed in one. Oh wait... it is!
The single stories in TIGER LAWYER #2 are longer, zanier, and grittier than before, and we’ve got some truly wonderful talent committed to contributing pin-up artwork, and more on the way. As a bonus, the issue will also include an all-new REVENGE ROOSTER mini-comic from writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist James Gilmer.
TIGER LAWYER #1 was just the start.
What we need:
Tiger Lawyer is (as of right now) completely self-published under my (writer-creator Ryan Ferrier) independent self-publishing imprint Challenger Comics. Simply put, making comics is not cheap, and very rarely will you make a penny at the end of the day. Everything that costs something, is incurred by me, including artist fees, printing, shipping, marketing materials, convention fees, travelling, etc. So why do I do it? Because I love it, and feel I have to do it. If you’ve got a story you want to tell, do it. I love comics so much, I will go broke to make them. I’d rather not go broke however... so here’s where Indiegogo comes in.
Hopefully, with your help and generous donation, we can continue to make Tiger Lawyer comics, as well as provide you with some awesome rewards and keepsakes. Everybody wins, and we all have comics and fun.
Our goal is to raise $3,000 for Tiger Lawyer #2. This will cover artist fees and printing of the book. If we don’t reach our goal, the book will still be printed, and all perks will still be awarded. Any funds exceeding our goal will go towards keeping our online store afloat, as well as being put aside for the inevitable TIGER LAWYER #3.
Keep an eye on the campaign, as I’ll be posting updates on the project over the next 45 days. Maybe some new incentives too.
Thank you so much for checking this campaign out, and for your consideration. We all truly appreciate your help and support, and hope you enjoy the world of Tiger Lawyer
Ryan Ferrier is a comic book writer and letterer based in Calgary, AB, Canada. His work includes Terminals for Penny-Farthing Press, The Brothers James for 215Ink, and Tiger Lawyer.
Matt McCray is an illustrator and designer from Dallas, Texas (USA), and he loves drawing comics! He's known for his fun cartoony style.