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An indigenous futurism tale. Sci-fi for Natives and everyone else too.
An indigenous futurism tale. Sci-fi for Natives and everyone else too.
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The Creative Team at Crowsong Productions brings you... S9.

A story of Indigenous people in the future, their adventures, strength of family and will to survive...in space.

It may be an imperfect future, but it's ours.

Outside of a planet formally known as Earth, we join the expeditionary craft S9. Part adventure vessel, part tow-truck, the S9 is the prized possession of its skipper Doty and a universally known treasure-seeking vessel.

Mission

Skipper Doty has a lead- a debris field filled with ancient tech that’s been overlooked for years. 

During their first expedition to the site, the family’s father and and diver is lost in space, presumed dead.

 If the crew finds what they’re after, they’ll be set for life. If they don’t, their father may have died in vain.
 

When their return to the site is threatened by a space pirate, the stakes are raised dramatically as they try to escape with their lives. Will the crew avenge the death/disappearance of their father?  Will the crew survive? How will Doty’s teenage daughter cope with the loss of her father and role model?

Original drawing by Richard Crowsong, coloring by Derrick Lee, space coloring by Tristen Oakenthorn
Original drawing by Richard Crowsong, coloring by Derrick Lee, space coloring by Tristen Oakenthorn

Meet some of the characters

Doty: 

The Captain and skipper of the S9, Doty is a recovering swashbuckler. She’s chosen to settle down in the family business, to go the straight and narrow. Adventure and trouble aren’t hard to come across when you have a personality like Doty’s. Her confidence in herself are supreme and her love for her family is what define her.

Brooklyn, the Daughter:

Brook is a spitfire in her own way, much like her mother, she is defiant and questions nearly everything. Doty would like to see her daughter focus on politics and public service, but Brooklyn wants to follow her father as a Star-Diver.

Buc

Buc is a headstrong and arrogant diver. A former fighter pilot, Buc was thrown out for insubordination. His skills are in high demand however and he quickly finds a job as a diver for the S9. He is built like a superhero with bulging veins and muscles. He lives to impress. 

Concept drawing - Buc, Richard Crowsong
Concept drawing - Buc, Richard Crowsong

Watch this clip from Richard Crowsong to see more about S9

Here are the Stretch Goals.  Help us exceed our target, and get more REALLY COOL stuff !!!
Here are the Stretch Goals. Help us exceed our target, and get more REALLY COOL stuff !!!
$2k Unlocks a sneak-peak into book #2.
$2k Unlocks a sneak-peak into book #2.

Meet the creative team of Crowsong Productions

Richard Crowsong:  Creator, Writer & Artist. Owner of Crowsong Productions.  Richard currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and is the creator of S9, Vile, Dedhead made of Led, Helgen's Tale and My Crevice.  Richard’s love of  Comics has inspired S9, a story of how a family pulls together in order to survive….in  Space, on a cool space ship, while looking for treasure and beating bad guys…  Crowsongs favorites: Black Hammer and listening to the Pixies Favorite Beverage: PBR and Deep Eddy (Ruby Red), (not mixed) Favorite Food: Breakfast Sandwiches
Richard Crowsong: Creator, Writer & Artist. Owner of Crowsong Productions. Richard currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and is the creator of S9, Vile, Dedhead made of Led, Helgen's Tale and My Crevice. Richard’s love of Comics has inspired S9, a story of how a family pulls together in order to survive….in Space, on a cool space ship, while looking for treasure and beating bad guys… Crowsongs favorites: Black Hammer and listening to the Pixies Favorite Beverage: PBR and Deep Eddy (Ruby Red), (not mixed) Favorite Food: Breakfast Sandwiches
Derrick B Lee Traditional and digital illustrator, tattoo artist, Business Owner  Derrick currently lives in “The Duke City”, Albuquerque, NM. His creativity is on non-stop all  day everyday.  His two favorite styles of art are of two extremes, caricatures and realist.  He is also the creator of the comic book M.I.S, with a total of 6 issues.  Derrick’s favorite Superheros: Deadpool (Marvel), Batman (DC), and ever Ever EVER… Monster Slayer (Dine’ ceremonial stories) Favorite Beverage: Arnold Palmer (Sweet Tea and Lemonade) Animal Protector: The great serpent (Chishi) Chishi’ = Chiricahua Apache    Dine’ = Navajo
Derrick B Lee Traditional and digital illustrator, tattoo artist, Business Owner Derrick currently lives in “The Duke City”, Albuquerque, NM. His creativity is on non-stop all day everyday. His two favorite styles of art are of two extremes, caricatures and realist. He is also the creator of the comic book M.I.S, with a total of 6 issues. Derrick’s favorite Superheros: Deadpool (Marvel), Batman (DC), and ever Ever EVER… Monster Slayer (Dine’ ceremonial stories) Favorite Beverage: Arnold Palmer (Sweet Tea and Lemonade) Animal Protector: The great serpent (Chishi) Chishi’ = Chiricahua Apache Dine’ = Navajo
Tristen Oakenthorn Artist  Tristen is a PNW based indigenous artist, of Lakota and Nimiipuu heritage, mother, and general all around geek.  Currently focusing on watercolors, ink, laughter, and steady stream of strong language to bring jokes to light.   Favorite Superhero: Danielle Moonstar and Lunella Favorite Food: This an important decision, and seems like an impossible task, how does one  decide? Favorite Drink: Water, it’s the main component of all of my favorite drinks!
Tristen Oakenthorn Artist Tristen is a PNW based indigenous artist, of Lakota and Nimiipuu heritage, mother, and general all around geek. Currently focusing on watercolors, ink, laughter, and steady stream of strong language to bring jokes to light. Favorite Superhero: Danielle Moonstar and Lunella Favorite Food: This an important decision, and seems like an impossible task, how does one decide? Favorite Drink: Water, it’s the main component of all of my favorite drinks!

For more details about the team and where you can see their work, visit our website:  https://crowsong.net/ 

Please help the creative team of Crowsong Productions bring this futuristic tale to life.  With your support we will be able to complete and print the first book of the S9 series.  

Sponsors and friends of Crowsong Productions - S9 Project

Crowsong Productions is distributed by Emerald City Comics.  http://www.emeraldcomicsdistro.com/
Crowsong Productions is distributed by Emerald City Comics. http://www.emeraldcomicsdistro.com/
Comics Dungeon - Local comic book store and project sponsor. http://www.comicsdungeon.com/
Comics Dungeon - Local comic book store and project sponsor. http://www.comicsdungeon.com/
Proud supporter of Indigenous Comic Con and The Crowsong Collection.  http://atribecalledgeek.com/
Proud supporter of Indigenous Comic Con and The Crowsong Collection. http://atribecalledgeek.com/

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Our goal is to showcase S9 at the 2018 Indigenous Comic Con. Funding must be raised within Kickstarter timeline to meet printing and production requirements for the show.

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