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What's Thorn Squadron?

THORN SQUADRON #1 is the first issue in a scifi/adventure miniseries.

Thorn Squadron insignia
Thorn Squadron insignia

This issue, and the series, focuses on Thorn Squadron, an elite all-female team led by Captain Rima Cofresi. 

After the death of the Emperor, the Imperium's turned corrupt and xenophobic, expanding their reach all across the galaxy. A Resistance forms to fight back this expansion. 

THORN SQUADRON follows a diverse team of humans and non-humans. Captain Rima Cofresi, a human from the capital planet of Kroywen leads Celester Quartz, Vespera Roche, Ju'vel'a'iza, Kee Wuko, and Karensinda Puig as they stop the nefarious Admiral Kiern from unleashing a terrifying weapon on the galaxy.

Cast Concepts!

Capt. Rima Cofresi - Thorn Leader - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
Capt. Rima Cofresi - Thorn Leader - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 

1st Lt. Celester Quartz - Thorn Two - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
1st Lt. Celester Quartz - Thorn Two - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 

1st Lt. Vespera Roche - Thorn Three - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
1st Lt. Vespera Roche - Thorn Three - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 

2nd Lt. Kee Wuko - Thorn Four - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
2nd Lt. Kee Wuko - Thorn Four - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 

2nd Lt. Ju'vel'aiza - Thorn Five - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
2nd Lt. Ju'vel'aiza - Thorn Five - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 

2nd Lt. Karesinda Puig - Thorn Six - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
2nd Lt. Karesinda Puig - Thorn Six - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 

Admiral Ruel Kiern - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver
Admiral Ruel Kiern - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver

 Who's the creative team?

Wilfred Esteves - Writer
Wilfred Esteves - Writer

My name's WILFRED ESTEVES. I'm the writer and organizer of this crazy endeavor. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I currently live in Austin, TX with my dog, Oberon. I've been writing for years, but this is the first time I attempt something of this magnitude. Previously I've worked on short stories and submitted scripts to festivals like Shriekfest. But, I couldn't do it alone.

You can find me at: westeves.blogspot.com and twitter @Autolycan

Alaire Racicot - Artist
Alaire Racicot - Artist

ALAIRE RACICOT's the artist and character designer of THORN SQUADRON. I was very fortunate to find her, as she has made a great job in bringing these characters to life. Her unique style in both character and location have been great motivation to the project and to my own writing. 

You can find her at her Facebook and twitter @shiningcapella

Bethany Consoliver - Colorist
Bethany Consoliver - Colorist

Bringing an extra layer to Alaire's art, BETHANY CONSOLIVER has been doing an amazing job as the colorist of the series. Her watercolor-like work gives THORN SQUADRON the unique look I was searching for when I originally started scripting. 

Toben Racicot - Letterer and Designer
Toben Racicot - Letterer and Designer

At the end of the day, all this would be just pages on a screen without TOBEN RACICOT, the letterer and designer. His eye for detail and organizational skills have been of great help to bring this series together.

Find more of his work on his artstation page artstation.com/artist/letterdrone and Twitter @TobenRacicot

Why Kickstarter?

All funds go for the production of the book, to pay the art team for their amazing work. Any money exceeding the established goal will be to fund the next issue(s) in the series. This project's already looking great, and with your help, it could reach even better heights!

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Page 6 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.
Page 6 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.

 

Page 7 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.
Page 7 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.

 

Page 8 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.
Page 8 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.

 

Page 9 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.
Page 9 - Art by Alaire Racicot. Colors by Bethany Consoliver. Letters by Toben Racicot.

 

Cover - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver - Letters and design by Toben Racicot
Cover - Art by Alaire Racicot - Colors by Bethany Consoliver - Letters and design by Toben Racicot

 

Risks and challenges

The risk is minimal, as the script for all 6 issues is done as well as the pencils and inks of the 1st issue. The first pages of issue 2 are also done. Colors and letters for issue 1 are going along smoothly, with a future release of June.

This being my first Kickstarter, and first long-term project, I want to offer the best of both myself and this project.

DISCLAIMER: Printing and International shipping may take anywhere from 2-5 weeks. We will keep everyone informed if there are any delays or troubles.

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