FULLY FUNDED!!! NOW WITH STRETCH GOAL!!!!
If Belial reaches $2750 by the end of the campaign date then EVERYONE will receive:
- The ORIGIN STORY of your favorite loudmouthed sidekick, LINK!! That's right! Everyone will get this phenomenal origin story (Illustrated by Mark Zuptich, and inked by Shaun Barbour) added to the digital copy of the book for FREE!!! Oh, you wanna see what it's gonna be like? Well take a peek at one of the panels (before it was completed).
Follow along as Belial sets out to reclaim what was rightfully his! Belial's power, throne, and claim to Hell have been stolen by none other than Lucifer himself. Over the centuries, Hell has become a shadow of its former Glory. It has fallen from Belial's structure, vision, legendary depiction, and epitome of everything you've come to know of the Palace of the Judged. Now Hell is nothing more than a run-down pit of despair, and Belial has had enough! This is the story of a once powerful ruler, that finds himself up against epic odds. He must fight his way back to the throne. He will face off against the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Lucifer himself to do so. He's not alone in the underdog power struggle, as Belial has retained some loyal followers. Will it be enough, or is this all just a futile attempt at achieving former glory and become the drunken laughing stock of Hell?
- If you like some horror with your comedy, Belial is for you!
- If you're a fan of redemption tales in reverse, Belial is for you!
- If you like your stories to have a 150 proof kick! BELIAL IS FOR YOU!!!
The original ruler of Hell. The Demon to which all others were crafted after. Much like man was in the image of god... so too were the demons made in the image of Belial. Confident and powerful when he once ruled over Hell, he is now a run down version of his once glorious self. Belial is meticulous, well disciplined, and he prides himself on the creation of Hell's design, as he was the one who built it to its glory.
Once a powerful general in Hell's army, he now serves as the bartender in Belial's bar. He also serves as Belial's wise adviser. Mammon is willing to stand up to Belial to prove a point, but is not defiant. He remembers the "good ol' days", when Hell was awesome and incited fear, before becoming a run down version of itself from years of neglect. He hope's Hell will once again return to its original state as a Palace of Torment and Justice.
A smart-mouthed imp that's 10 foot tall (in his mind). Known for his loud mouth and "don't give a fuck" attitude, he is as quick to crack a joke as he is to fight. Linc doesn't know how to back down and is Belial's ever faithful follower. Once flesh, he was turned to stone after taunting an angel. Belial returned him to life but left him as stone to teach him a lesson....to which he could care less. After all, being made of stone is pretty badass....especially when throwing a punch!
Before we get into the people who helped to make all of this possible, enjoy a sneak peak at the first five pages of Belial.
Pretty cool, eh?! You want more? Not a problem at all! Check out the right side of the page for our amazing reward tiers and choose the one that has all the goodies you're looking for!
Our Goal (a.k.a. our "Rise from the Pit")
Shaun Barbour - Co-creator and Inker
Having been part of several successful Kickstarters, as an Inker; Shaun has taken the next step in his evolution in indie comics and helped create this Epic tale. Father of many, and no stranger to life dishing out its unfair share of obstacles...it's only fitting that he bring the darker side to the story. The Yin to Chuck's Yang.
Chuck Pineau - Co-creator and Writer
Chuck started out editing comics for other indie creators to help build up his name and credits. While he did that, he developed his own series. Needing a solid inker, he called upon Shaun Barbour. During that time Shaun felt it necessary to show off an idea he had for a book. Chuck was so excited by it that he immediately turned it into a write up for a multi-issue series. Since Chuck is the Yang (and what a Yang he is!), rather than developing a straight, dark and evil tale, he infused it with his own irreverent sense of humor.
Gregory Woronchak - Penciler
Gregory has become a much sought after commodity because of his animated art style and his incredible speed in completing pages. His love of 70's and 80's media (especially comics) shows in his art, though it also makes it easier for the rest of the group to call him "Old Man" when he complains how things aren't like they used to be.
Scott Weldon - Letterer
Scott, like the rest of the crew, came into comics later in his life. After writing for others he moved on to create his own series, Harland Buck - FreeSword, which is already about to launch it's seventh issue. Since he letters for his book, Chuck and Shaun politely asked (or begged profusely and promised things they likely can't possibly deliver), and for some reason or another Scott relented.
Wyndi Gayle - Editor
Wyndi is new to the comic field, but not to writing. What started out as helping her husband on a project has turned into her creating scripts of her own and even doing freelance editing work for other creators as well.
BONUS: Includes a short story by fellow Indie Comic Creator, Max Battistella, and artwork by Donna Anita Black, and Tâm Thúy.
Risks and challenges
The art is done! The letters are on the way! All we need from you is the support....and maybe a couple of greenbacks to help get this printed and into your hands. That being said, this is guaranteed to be a project that you don't have to wait until the Armageddon to claim what is rightfully YOURS!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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