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A Teenager from Harlem Learns what it takes to become a true Hero.., Winner of the 2014 Glyphs Award for best Female character

About this project

Welcome to Our Crowd Raiser Campaign! 

We are 2014 Eisner Award Nominee N Steven Harris and Writer Robert Garrett. AJALA: A Series of Adventure Comic was The 2014 GLYPHS Winner for Best Female Character.

The Glyphs awards recognizes the best in Black-themed comics made by, for, and / or about Black people. While it is not exclusive to Black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comic book medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact.

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The AJALA is the story of a teenage girl who volunteers to join the clandestine organization The CSC, or Community Spirit Center, after discovering her mother’s involvement in the organization. AJALA has a loving family, is a star athlete learning about a secret society that has been around for decades in Harlem New York. 

We take up Ajala's story in the midst of her training with The CSC. She is a Junior agent  who will be developed into special operative helping to uphold the protection, prosperity and growth of low-income neighborhoods, where people of color are concerned. Ajala's  a head strong teenager who finds herself plunged into this secret society that few people know exists, She's becoming a hero created in an Urban environment where we view and explore aspects of action adventure, historical references and the values of family and community

"AJALA: A SERIES OF ADVENTURES Harlem 2014 The C.S.C. It is their Community. They protect us. They educate us. They are us."

Set in todays World. A community now under seize from all sides, crime, ignorance, and those seeking to subvert it’s culture and prominence.. Ajala Storm and her family are about to find themselves involved in a battle for their way of life, for their leaders and the minds of our next generation… The Battle for Harlem has begun.

THE CREATIVE TEAM 

AJALA a Series of Adventures is a  Collaboration Created Written and Illustrated by Robert Garrett & N Steven Harris..Over the years, Steve and I have worked on Various independent properties such as 

ARTIST: N STEVEN HARRIS   WRITER : ROBERT GARRETT

Steve’s “THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE FRINGE,Steve Has also worked on countless books for Marvel, D.C. Comics and Dark Horse comics, He is known also for the fantastic series AZTEK WHICH HE DREW FOR D.C. COMICS IN THE 80’S.

Rpbert is the Writer/Creator/Publisher for Xmoor Studios with  independent Comics such as GALTOW, INHERITORS and TOOL-BOI Hero Born and the Novella " THE HOUSE OF GALES"

For those of you not familiar with AJALA: A Series of Adventures: Steve and I wanted to create characters that portrayed an urban community that had a focus upon positivity. The current market is overflowing with characters from diverse backgrounds, but it’s not an easy task to find a solid African American family in an action adventure series where no one has gone to jail, not in school, or looking for someone to come rescue them. 

We have gotten great responses from educators, young readers, and parents looking for characters of substance who look just like people from their community. 

The AJALA; Series of Adventures is a limited series that will establish the AJALA and the C.S.C.  Universe. Issues 1& 2 are finished and this Kickstarter campaign will fund issues 3-4. The miniseries tells a complete story but also leaves the door open for more adventures with several characters.

We’ll be releasing each book as they are completed, the Third issue will ship soon after the completion of the campaign which should coincide with the upcoming New York Comic Con 2014 with the subsequent issue releasing at the end of the year. Each comic book will be 22 to 26 pages.  The collected comic books/graphic novel will be released soon after issue 4 is completed (estimated January 2015).

SAMPLE PAGES FROM AJALA #3

CHARACTERS

AJALA
AJALA
Kareef & Adel Storm  (mom and Dad)
Kareef & Adel Storm (mom and Dad)
Mr. Dennis
Mr. Dennis
Jenne and Kina
Jenne and Kina

 REWARDS 

$125 The C.S.C. AGENT PACKAGE:

 

$200 The AJALA #3 Exclusive Kickstarter Edition. Your C.S.C. Hat wearing Penciled face illustrated on the cover By 2014 Eisner Award Nominee and 2014 Glyph award winner N Steven Harris , signed and numbered by the Artist and Creators.

 
$24 The AJALA Hat Color - White & the digital copy of AJALA #3 Kickstarter Exclusive.


ORIGINAL 11X 17 POSTER PLUS Issue 1 & 2 digital download

 



 

N.Steven Harris Poster

 Walt Msonza Barna Poster

$55 AJALA PRINTED & SIGNED CANVAS PANEL (11" X 14" grade, 5 oz. cotton duck firmly mounted on an Acid-Free board

$60 REWARD AJALA WOMAN'S HAT & SHIRT

 

$90 REWARDS AJALA WOMAN'S HAT SHIRT & PHONE CASE

 

$300 EA: N STEVEN HARRIS ORIGINAL ART PAGES AVAILABLE

PAGE A BOOK #1

 PAGE: B BOOK #1

 PAGE: C BOOK #2

 PAGE: D BOOK #2

 $25 AJALA WOMAN'S T-SHIRT

 $35 AJALA PHONE CASES

AJALA Printed Artist Canvas Panel (11" X 14" grade, 5 oz. cotton duck firmly mounted on an Acid-Free board.

 

Risks and challenges

The great thing about this project is that the risks are minimal AJALA: A Series of Adventures is a property with a building fan base, we are gathering great reviews and rewards. We also have a slew of Talented and well know artist creating incredible images that will be announced throughout the Kickstarter campaign. There will also be Caps T-shirts and other merchandise available.

The comic is 40% complete so there will be almost no wait time between the end of the Kickstarter, sending it to print, and getting into your hands!

AND OF COURSE THERE ARE STRETCH GOALS!!!
*STRETCH GOAL 1 – If we hit $10,000 everyone who donated at the $25 will receive a Bound, Printed Version of AJALA ;A SERIES OF ADVENTURES #4 that will debut in January 2015

*STRETCH GOAL 2 - If we hit $15,000 everyone who donated at the $30 or above will receive a Bound, Printed Version of AJALA;A SERIES OF ADVENTURES the TRADE EDITION with issues 1-4 that will debut in January 2015

AND MORE STRETCH GOAL ARE ON THE HORIZON.

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    Your name printed on the C.S.C Mural in the back of Issue #3... Our thanks to you for your support

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    Issue 1 & 2 digital download. Get addicted to the world of AJALA Storm. Then come back for more.

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    17 backers

    The next level Harlem Plunge. Issues #1 & #2 Collected into a single Edition mailed copy with a great New Cover By Eisner Award Nominee N Steven Harris. Plus a big fat Thank You!

    Estimated delivery October 2014

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    Your choice of the digital or printed copy of AJALA #3 Kickstarter Exclusive. There will be three Exclusive Variant covers to chose from
    Limited to 300 copies, 3 variant covers 100 copies each cover.

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    Issue #3 Line-Art Edition: a Limited release of the entire issue, featuring clean black & white art, no colors! from the Dynamic hands of N.Steven Harris. It will be lettered so you can read the entire issue. The Book will sport a killer black & White cover by a secret guest artist. and signed by the Creators.

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    Print: Pick the Print of your choosing. “11x17” shipped rolled in a cardboard tube or box

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    ORIGINAL 11X 17 POSTER PLUS Issue 1 & 2 digital download

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    $25 reward

    1 backer

    The AJALA woman's T-SHIRT that is only available at conventions T-SHIRT- $6 upgrade. XXL -Larger or Athletic fit $2 extra cost XXL -Larger or Athletic fit $2 extra cost

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    $30 reward

    5 backers

    Comic & Print Combo: You get the Kickstarter Exclusive Version of Issue#3 Signed by the creators and the print of your choice.

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    $35 reward

    0 backers

    Your own AJALA Lightweight iPhone 5/5s/ Galaxy or Android Phone Case

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    1 backer

    Comic & Print Combo: You get the Kickstarter Exclusive Version of Issue#3 Signed by the creators and the print of your choice.

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    7 backers

    COMIC BUNDLE: You get all three versions of the book signed by Creators. The Kickstarter Exclusive, the Standard edition, and the Black & White Line-Art Edition. and the print of your choice

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    AJALA Printed Artist Canvas Panel (11" X 14" grade, 5 oz. cotton duck firmly mounted on an Acid-Free board. The digital copy of AJALA #3 Kickstarter Exclusiv

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    0 backers

    The AJALA woman's T-SHIRT- $6 upgrade. XXL -Larger or Athletic fit $2 extra cost XXL -Larger or Athletic fit $2 extra cost, The AJALA Hat Color - White & the digital copy of AJALA #3 Kickstarter Exclusive.

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    YOUR LIKENESS IN AJALA #3, all three versions of the book signed by Creators. The Kickstarter Exclusive, the Standard edition, and the Black & White Line-Art Edition. and the print of your choice

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    $125 reward

    0 backers

    The C.S.C. AGENT PACKAGE: The AJALA woman's T-SHIRT- $6 upgrade. XXL -Larger or Athletic fit $2 extra cost XXL -Larger or Athletic fit $2 extra cost, The AJALA Hat Color - White.Your own AJALA Lightweight iPhone 5/5s/ Galaxy or Android Phone Case, Issue 1 & 2 digital download Plus the copy of AJALA #3 Kickstarter Exclusive.

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    $200 reward

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    The AJALA #3 Exclusive Kickstarter Edition. Your C.S.C. Hat wearing Pencilled face illustrated on the cover By 2014 Eisner Award Nominee and 2014 Glyph award winner N Steven Harris , signed and numbered by the Artist and Creators.

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    Your pick from 4 original pages of artwork TBD

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