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$771
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
11
backers
27days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 16 2019 4:30 AM UTC +00:00.

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Bad Batch is a manga (Japanese style graphic novel) that will focus on battling addiction set in a fantasy-realm of super-powers and demons. This kickstarter is for the first 22-page issue, but this will be a multi-issue story about a young girl battling her demons with a diverse group of characters.

Concept: Mara is an addict dealing with a painkiller addiction. She buys a ‘bad batch’ of painkillers that turn out to be more than she bargained for. Her younger brother, Sezuika, finds her pill stash (the ‘bad batch’) and mysteriously disappears. Mara’s brother is transported and trapped in what is called the Dark Zone, a world full of demons, after taking a painkiller from the ‘bad batch’ of pills. When taking one of the 'bad batch' drugs, the user is granted a super-power similar to the drug's intoxicating effects but with crippling consequences. Mara must learn how to save her brother and navigate the Dark Zone without falling back on the crutch of her addiction and the powers it grants her in the demon realm - literally battling her demons.

 There is a wider plot at play implemented by the demons introducing the ‘bad batch’ drugs into the real world (as Mara will soon find out in upcoming chapters). In chapter one she learns that she must navigate the Dark Zone while under the intoxicating powers of the pill that brought her to the Dark Zone and rescue her lost younger brother before she comes down from the high.

The comic book evolves into an action-packed story about our drug-addled characters fighting the ploy of the Dark Zone demons. The characters will find that they gain significant increases of power when they enter the Dark Zone, but it comes at a high price. Think Dragon Ball Z or Naruto, only with the theme of battling addiction.

I plan on using the funds to pay an illustrator to create the characters and comic pages of my manga script as well as fund the cost of printing (and shipping to sponsors). 

Here are the main characters so far:

Mara - a young Japanese girl battling addiction. She is our main character:

Mara
Mara

 Javid - a demon from the Dark Zone:

Javid
Javid

Coreskant - another demon from the Dark Zone, Javid's sidekick:

Coreskant
Coreskant

Sezuika: Mara’s younger brother who gets trapped in the demon realm.

Sezuika

Lucas: The drug dealer who sells the Bad Batch pills

Lucas

Risks and challenges

One of the challenges will be paying my illustrator to produce the graphic novel within the deadline of publication (December 2019, with early digital and print copies released to sponsors a month early in November 2019). If I can't fund the project, or the illustrator gets behind on schedule, this will push the release date to early 2020.

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