64 page graphic novel about an immigrant superhero and the small town they defend, as well as how fear can tear communities apart.
Welcome to Elk Mountain
What's it about?
Elk Mountain explores the relationship between heroes and the communities they defend. What are the realistic expectations of these heroes? Can we expect them to be everywhere and save everyone? Is it smart to put so much faith in one individual, no matter how powerful they are?
And what are the responsibilities of a community to it's hero? How much is it on them to be accountable for what goes on where they live?
Elk Mountain also looks at how the current climate of fear can break apart a community in an instant. Fear of the other can turn long time neighbors against each other, and it's happening right now with immigrants and non-immigrants. People who have lived and worked here peacefully for years are being forcibly removed from their homes and jobs.
Our story follows Valor, whose family escaped persecution in Panama in the 80's to come to America. Fearing government retribution, his parents fled back to South America right after he was born, leaving him behind.
Valor grew to be the world's mightiest superhero and defender of his small town of Elk Mountain. But during a battle with his deadliest enemy, Valor disappears, possibly for good, leaving the town to defend itself against a group of villains determined to destroy it once and for all.
Jordan Clark - I'm a comic writer residing in Baltimore, Maryland. Credits include Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2, as well as my self published work Duality and Kane Maverick.
Vince Underwood is a comic book artist living in Modesto, CA. He is the writer / artist for the self published Page Turn. He has also contributed covers for Jordan Clark's Hive Mind and Kane Maverick, as well as doing comic work for transmedia entertainment company Cold Room Entertainment. Recently Vince also completed work with the San Francisco Giants.
Brittany Peer is a colorist who has worked on a wide variety of books (Misfit City, Slam, Dodge City, TMNTU, Jem & The Holograms). She currently resides in a little city in Texas called Austin. Her cosplay game is strong.
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou has lettered for books like Short Order Cooks and Stain the Seas Scarlet. He's also doing letters for the upcoming Image book Shanghai Red. That's about it....oh yeah I guess he runs the Youtube channel Strip Panel Naked, directs films, does podcasts, and is nominated for an Eisner for his comics magazine PanelXPanel. No big deal.
A look at some pages...
Where is your money going?
Part of it will be used to pay our fine creative team for their hard work. The rest of it will go to printing up books, rewards, and shipping them out to you fine folks. We keep things simple.
Available TODAY ONLY in the Final Day Poster Bundle.
Posters by Vince Underwood
Stickers by Mike Riley
Risks and challenges
Everyone working on this project is a professional comics person, with experience with meeting deadlines, however such with anything in life, things happen. People get sick, have personal emergencies, printers get backed up, etc. If anything of this sort does happen, we'll be sure to inform backers as soon as we know, but hopefully it's smooth sailing and we get this book in your hands ASAP.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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