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The story of an immigrant Superhero in the age of Trump.
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Welcome To Elk Mountain

 What's it about?  

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 irrational fears surrounding immigrants begin to turn the town against him. On top of that, Valor is struggling with what he can do as immigrants continue to be rounded up, separated, and detained. 

Elk Mountain is a look at how the current climate of fear surrounding immigration can break apart a community in an instant. Fear of the other can turn long time neighbors against each other, in this case, a small town on it's hero. Is it possible to heal these rifts?


The Creative Team

Jordan Clark
Jordan Clark

Jordan Clark is a comic writer residing in Baltimore, Maryland. Credits include Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2, as well as my self published work Duality, The Black Experience (which is in the Library of Congress!), Still Not Equal, Obeah, and BFF. 

Vince Underwood
Vince Underwood

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
Brittany Peer

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 and LAARP game is strong.

Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou has lettered for books like Shanghai Red, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, The Lone Ranger,  Short Order Cooks and Stain the Seas Scarlet. That's about it....oh yeah I guess he runs the Youtube channel Strip Panel Naked, directs films, does podcasts, and was nominated for an Eisner for his comics magazine PanelXPanel. No big deal.


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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. 

Rewards!

FCBD exclusive Poster
FCBD exclusive Poster
Stickers by Mike Riley
Stickers by Mike Riley

Digital Comic Examples

Page from Still Not Equal
Page from Still Not Equal
Page From Obeah
Page From Obeah
The Black Experience
The Black Experience
Duality
Duality

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.

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