About The Maroon:
Drawing from history, mythology, supernatural and high-adventure, The Maroon is a mature graphic novel series set in pre-Civil War America that follows the exploits of a mysterious Black Seminole fugitive, who is accused of a horrid act. Unsure if he has committed this atrocity or not, he must navigate lawmen, bounty hunters and supernatural fiends as he makes his way to refuge.
This trade collects the first 6 issues of The Maroon by Derek W. Lipscomb into one cohesive collection.
About the physical book:
Project: The Maroon Volume 1: The Cursed Shadow
Book Type: Graphic Novel Trade Paperback
Book Size: 6.625 x 10.25 inches
Pages: 172 Interior: Full color, gloss
About "The Cursed Shadow"
Volume 1 of The Maroon introduces the reader to the mysterious Black Seminole, known only as "The Maroon". Running from ruthless lawmen and bounty hunters, he embarks on a quest to find a rumored place of sanctuary settled by his people out west. But events have a way of derailing his intent, and along the way the Maroon faces supernatural forces, dark magic and a bigoted world, all while unraveling the truths about his blurred past, of which he is being held accountable for.
Why Am I Doing This?: The Maroon was created because I had a desire to create a modern American Folklore hero with inclusive sensibilities, all while putting spotlights on little-known aspects of American history such as the Seminole Wars. I write, illustrate and assemble the issues with a great group of friends who voluntarily edit my work. I have a great desire to build a library that my daughter and other people can enjoy one day. Since I was 4 years old, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to create comics, and so at age 44, I am. I love sequential art, and the endless possibilities of this medium. I have a strong a passion for comics, and I carried that with me throughout my life. I also wanted to show that childhood dreams can be made real, no matter how old you are, and they don’t have to be a thing we eventually ‘let go’ of.
There are some GREAT pledge rewards for you to choose from and each level tier brings a new reward bonus to it! Incentives range from a Digital Copy, Printed & Signed Physical Copies, Sketch Cards, or to appear in a future issue! Behold:
The $2000 goal will cover the print costs for the trades, kickstarter fees and shipping fees.
The sketch cards, prints and physical comic issues, I'm going to cover myself. If we go over the goal, it'll just mean I can print more copies, but I'll also be adding stretch goals if the target amount is passed!
Risks and challenges
The book is complete and will go to print as soon as the check from Kickstarter is deposited. There are no risks involved with this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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