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By Derek W. Lipscomb
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About The Maroon:  

The Maroon
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:

The front cover of the finished trade!
The front cover of the finished trade!

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.

The Maroon does battle with a variety of folklore fiends!
The Maroon does battle with a variety of folklore fiends!

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.

A fair share of mystery awaits...
A fair share of mystery awaits...

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Behold! the actual 5" x 7" Postcard art prints!
Behold! the actual 5" x 7" Postcard art prints!

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.

This is the test-print sample! The rest is waiting on your greenlight!
This is the test-print sample! The rest is waiting on your greenlight!

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!

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    "A Dollar and a Dream"

    Get your first experience from the world of "The Maroon" with this digital copy and "thank you"!

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    Hamilton's Haul!

    A free signed hard copy of The Maroon #1, an EXCLUSIVE Maroon trading card signed by Derek Lipscomb, and your name on the 'Special Thanks' Page in the final Trade!

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    Quick Draw!

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    Thrill of the Chase!

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    2 of 4 unique 5"x 7" Postcard art, signed by Artist
    An illustrated cameo of yourself in future issue of The Maroon!
    Brand-new signed hard copy of The Maroon Volume 1 finished trade!

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    The BIG Bonanza Bounty!

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