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Strength in Numbers!  Join the Lost Tribe and beat back the undead army in this new comic book
Strength in Numbers! Join the Lost Tribe and beat back the undead army in this new comic book
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I want to thank all the Tribe Members for helping us reach our goal. We still have time to enlist more Members to meet our stretch goals.The more money we can raise, the more can get done, the better!  Your support inspires use to keep doing what we do!  So help pass the word! . 

As we meet each stretchgoals, you get awesome extras prints, and books and second issue for free!  Cool right?  Read below. 

$30,000 = Everybody who pledged from $15 or more will receive this fantastic art print by Leinil Francis Yu. We love his take on our character! (scroll to bottom for picture of print)

$35,000 = Everybody who pledged from $15 or more will get an extra 1st issue with limited wrap-around cover by Keu Cha. A must have!  Also, everybody who pledged from $15 or more will receive this spectacular art print by Joe Benitez. Another masterpiece by Joe Benitez!! (scroll to bottom for picture of print)

$45,000 = Everyone who has pledged $15 or more, you are guaranteed our standard 2nd issue sent to you when the book is printed, along with a perfect bound oversized, black and white (pencils only) edition of the 2nd issue! Just our way of thanking our tribe members for getting us this far!

Story Synopsis
A dying kingdom on the brink of destruction by an army of deathless warriors. Their fate lies in the hands of a princess who seeks the aid of a mysterious warrior tribe. Can they save her people or will they be her undoing?

Character introduction video from our sketchbook

First off we want to thank everyone who has supported this project by buying our preview sketchbook and limited Lost Issue at the shows and through our online store.  We can’t put into words how inspiring it is to us to see your enthusiasm and how much we appreciate your patience with us.  Because of your support it has kept our dreams alive and allowed us to get to this point - the completion of our long anticipated first issue of Hex, ready for the presses.

Our goal is to stay independent and self publish the entirety of this series.  Self publishing is a huge undertaking and the challenges have been many.  The past 2 years have been a long learning curve on managing all aspects of a comic book project that included finding the right  team, traveling to comic conventions to promote the project, making the right business connections, and  money.  We did all of this on a shoestring budget financed out of our own pocket. 

One of the reasons that it has taken longer than expected to get the first issue done is that Keu has had to work other jobs to finance Hex  and support his family, thus he has not been able to focus all of  his time on the book.  We want to continue putting out the great quality of art that you see in these pages AND be able to release the book in a timely fashion.  To do that, Keu needs to spend 100% of his time and energy to getting the next issues done before we can see Hex on the comic book stores shelves.

Our plan is to solicit the book through Diamond to reach the mainsteam comic book stores but it takes a few issues in the can, pre-ordered and paid for before we see any returns.  All funds from Kickstarter goes directly to completing and printing the first few books.  Specifically, it will cover the costs of talent, production, printing, and promotion.  

We Need You at This Critical Moment!!
With the first issue done and the script set for the following issues, we are at a critical point.  We need at minimum the first 3 issues completed to meet solicitation guidelines and ensure that the books will be released timely once they are solicited.  The more funds we raise, the more issues we can publish and eventually get to a place where the series is self-sustaining through retail sales.

There is no way we can make Hex an on-going series in comic stores if we don’t meet our goal amount and more. 

That’s why we are releasing the first issue through Kickstarter and giving our pledgers exclusive opportunities to own a special oversize edition, variant covers of the 1st issue, limited edition prints, original art and access to Keu Cha!

Words from the Creator/Artist
Comic books have always been a passion of mine. The combination of art and story captured my imagination as a reader and inspired me to become an artist.

My artistic goal is to push the boundaries of the traditional comic book art and format. Each page is a double page spread drawn on 18x24 boards, allowing for greater details in the artwork and giving the book an epic look.

I put everything into these pages I want readers to feel that with each issue they have in their hands an artbook where they can enjoy a great storyline and pore over the artwork. I hope Hex can capture your imagination and inspire you as the great comic books and artists have done for me.

For those who have followed us here from our website and social media, I am grateful for your continued encouragement and support for this project.

For those who have only discovered Hex through Kickstarter, whether you pledge or not, please friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and stay in touch!

"Keu's magnificent illustrations on HEX evoke the power and savagery of Frazetta, and the fluid grace and romanticism of Al Williamson - and what we are witnessing here is nothing less than the emergence of a new master. With HEX: THE LOST TRIBE, true excellence of craft is encapsulated in an exciting and original work the likes of which rarely come along." - Randy Queen

“Keu Cha is doing the best work of his career. Every time I see a new page or image from his Hex The Lost Tribe book it inspires me to no end. Truly awe inspiring art.” - Joe Benitez

                                Stretch Goals!!

Even if we meet our funding goal, the more money we can raise the better!  The initial funding goal only supports the completion and printing of 3 issues.  Having the additional funds ensures that we can continue the story and print more issues.

Special Thanks

Zack Ketz for making our main video, Christina Granados for guiding us through our first Kickstarter, Michael Banks for assisting in making the main video, Jeff Trenkle for the awesome voice over, Lucky Cha for making our character video, and Randy Queen, Joe Benitez, Billy Tan and  Leinil Francis Yu for contributing your immense talents.  We really appreciate all your help for making our Kickstarter happen!!!

Last but not least: "M", Jeremy Shepherd, Phil Smith, Troy Peteri, Tony Wallace, Michael Spicer, Apri Kusbiantoro, Mike Alexander and Richard Boom.

Contact and links

harry@hexthelosttribe.com

http://www.facebook.com/Hexthelosttribe?ref=hl

http://keucha.deviantart.com/

http://hexthelosttribe.com/

Risks and challenges

There have been many challenges in self publishing this book, from the creative process of developing the story, art and production to the business side of funding, networking and promoting. Putting out each issue in a timely fashion is always the biggest struggle in an ongoing comic book series, and more so in this case due to the detailed nature of the artwork. We won’t kid ourselves or our fans by saying this will be a monthly series. We know that to get the high quality of art and story that we want and that our readers deserve we will be releasing the book on a bi-monthly basis. That being said, we have the first issue completed with the script ready on the next two. Our biggest challenge right now is funding. That’s why we are here on Kickstarter. If we can meet our Kickstarter goal (or surpass it), we can devote our full time to getting the next issues done. We will then be able to solicit one issue right after another to Diamond or directly to retailers so that our books will be in store shelves on a bi-monthly basis.

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    Become a Jr. Tribe Member: You’re still training for battle so you get a heartfelt thank you on our Hex The Lost Tribe website! We appreciate all the support - nothing goes unnoticed.

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    Become a Tribe Member: As tribe member you’ll receive a collection of 4 digital Hex artwork wall paper, personalized with your name and Keu’s signature. We also recognize your bravery by listing your name on the inside our first issue under our Tribe Member Thank You section.

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    Become a Tribe Member: By upping your loyalty we’ll send you a digital PDF file of our first issue BEFORE it’s printed! This reward is only available at this pledge level so if you want to be one of the first to read the story, we highly recommend entering at this level. You also receive 4 personalized, digital Hex artwork wallpapers and your name inside our 1st issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: This is why we are here. Get our Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard comic book with cover art by Joe Benitez, the creator/artist extraordinaire of the hot Lady Mechanika series! His style is so awesome he can make a rock look good! This is not our regular cover - you can only get this here on Kickstarter. Get yours now before the campaign is over because this cover will never go into reprint again. Plus, digital PDF file of our first issue, book signed and get your name inside our 1st issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: You didn’t think we’d have only 1 cover, did you? With this pledge you get our Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard comic book with cover art by none other than Hex creator himself, Keu Cha. Keu always suprises us with his covers! We think this may be his best cover so far but there will be many more covers to come. Again, this is a Kickstarter exclusive cover that you can only get here - it will not be reprinted! Also, digital PDF file of our first issue, book signed, and get your name inside our 1st issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: We really want our Kickstarter supporters to get something special and this Kickstarter standard issue with cover art by Randy Queen, the incomparable creator/artist of the Darkchylde series, is something special indeed. It's sexy and fierce! This is only available here on Kickstarter. Get yours now before the campaign is over because this cover will never go into reprint again. Plus, digital PDF file of our first issue, book signed and get your name inside our 1st issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: If you don't already have our Preview Sketchbook, this pledge level will put it in your hands. Our perfect bound 52 page, oversize 9.5"x11" sketchbook is eye candy for all you pencil purists who want to see the art before it’s colored. We highly recommend this book as it provides some background for our main characters. Also includes 4 personalized digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, book signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: For $15 more you get our long anticipated 1st issue as a perfect bound book, oversize 9.5"x11" book which will include our sold out, limited Lost Issue inside - 52 pages total. Awesome deal!! 2 books for the price of one. All interior pages are black & white for those who want to appreciate the untouched pencils. This pledge will get you cover (A) of Lana. Also includes 4 personalized digital wall papers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: If massive beasts are your thing (and we don’t judge if they are!), this pledge gets you cover (B) of Ruyn on our 1st issue in perfect bound book. 52 black and white pages in oversize 9.5"x11" print which will include our sold out, limited Lost Issue inside. Also includes 4 personalized digital wall papers, digital PDF file of our first issue, book signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: Get the amazing Joe Benitez cover of our Kickstarter 1st issue standard comic book that you can’t get anywhere else but here AND our perfect bound, 52 page, oversize 9.5”x11” Preview Sketchbook. ALSO, you get our limited 11"x17" collector art print of Naga, the badass villain,digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and last but not least your name inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: Get the Keu Cha cover of our Kickstarter 1st issue standard comic book, available only through our Kickstarter campaign, PLUS our perfect bound, 52 page, oversize 9.5”x11” Preview Sketchbook, our limited 11"x17" collector artprint of Naga ,digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed and our recognition of you inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: Get the Randy Queen cover of our Kickstarter 1st issue standard comic book, available only through our Kickstarter campaign, PLUS our perfect bound, 52 page, oversize 9.5”x11” Preview Sketchbook, our limited 11"x17" collector artprint of Naga, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed and our recognition of you inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: You get TWO perfect bound books (cover A and cover B) of our 52 page, oversize 1st issue. Both covers are beautifully drawn and colored by Keu Cha. Both Lana and Ruyn make a good pair to hold off the storm of undead warriors. Also includes our 11"x17" Naga art print, 4 personalized digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become a Tribe Member: For $50 you get the intricately detailed art 18"x48" banner! You have to see this in person to really appreciate it. We’ve taken the time to print this on a very nice canvas sheet so you can hang it right center on your wall. Also includes 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, banner signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become an Elite Tribe Member: If you’re one of those folks who has to have one of each, then this is the pledge for you. Get your choice of covers of our Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard comic book, your choice of cover of our perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, our Preview Sketchbook, the 11"x17" Naga art print, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Elite Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become an Tribe Warrior: We’re getting more serious here - this is where we really need our warriors! This pledge is for the folks that want it ALL. Get ALL 3 covers of the Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard book, BOTH covers of the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, the 11"x17" Naga art print, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and gosh darnit, you also get our love with your name in our first issue under Elite Tribe Member Thank You!

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    Become an Elite Tribe Warrior: You want all the books AND you have a great spot for the banner - this pledge is for the folks that want it ALL with the addition of our beautiful 18"x48" banner. Of course you also get ALL 3 covers of the Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard book, BOTH covers of the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, the 11"x17" Naga art print, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name in our first issue under Elite Tribe Warrior Thank You!

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    Become an Elite Tribe Warrior: Make your 1st issue even more exclusive and personal with an original pencil sketch cover by Keu Cha (on our 6.5”x10” floppy 1st issue book). Also receive ALL 3 covers of the Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard book, BOTH covers of the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, a collector 11"x17" Naga artprint, the 18"x48" banner, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Elite Tribe Warrior Thank You! Limited to 20.

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    Become an Elite Tribe Warrior: Get a full body pencil sketch commission by Keu Cha on 11”x17” board - you won’t regret it! His gorgeous pencil work will blow your mind. You also get ALL 3 covers of the Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard book, BOTH covers of the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, our 11"x17" Naga art print, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and name recognition in our first issue under Elite Tribe Warrior Thank You! Limited to 5.

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    Become a Elite Tribe Warrior: Own an original artwork by the inimitable Joe Benitez. This pledge gets you Joe’s beautiful pen and marker original of the Lana art print shown in our stretch goals. Joe’s style always impresses, from Lady Mechanika to Hex The Lost Tribe! Also includes all 3 covers of Kickstarter exclusive 1st issue standard book, both covers of the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, our 11"x17" Naga art print, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Elite Tribe Warrior Thank You! Hurry! This pledge level is limited to only 1!

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    Become a Tribe War Chief: Ever want to sit down 1-on-1 with a comic professional and pick his/her brain for an hour or two? Here is your chance to learn through a personal livestream session on how to draw comics with Keu Cha. We understand this is serious money, and Keu’s serious about helping inquisitive minds looking to take their love of art to the next level. The art sessions will be 1 hour long, once a week, for 5 weeks. If you live in the LA area and prefer an in-person session - no problem! Also receive all 3 covers of the perfect bound oversize 1st issue, both covers of the kickstarter exclusive standard 1st issue, the oversize Preview Sketchbook, the 11"x17" Naga art print, the 18"x48" banner, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe War Chief Thank You! Limited to 5.

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    Become a Tribe War Chief: Own the original Hex The Lost Tribe Issue #1 Kickstarter cover "Primal Edition" by Joe Benitez. Beautifully pencil drawn on 11"x17" board, this is another Benitez masterpiece that collectors will drool over. Also receive both covers of the perfect bound oversize 1st issue, all 3 covers of Kickstarter exclusive standard 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, an 11"x17" Naga artprint, the 18"x48" banner, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe War Chief! Limited to 1.

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    Become Tribe War Chief: Get the original Hex The Lost Tribe Issue #1 Kickstarter cover "Warrior Edition." Be the first and only to own this dream piece exquisitely drawn AND inked by Randy Queen on 11"x17" board. Also receive both covers of the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue, all 3 covers of Kickstarter exclusive standard 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, an 11"x17" Naga artprint, the 18"x48" banner, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe War Chief! Limited to 1.

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    Become a Tribe Elder (we’re ageist and only allowing 5): For all the collectors and enthusiasts out there, here is your chance to get 1 original, interior artwork from the Hex first issue. Visualize the 18”x24” page of intricate pencil details, hanging on your wall. We know that this is a high level of investstment and we will be forever grateful to our Tribe Elder pledgers for their commitment and faithful backing. You also get the whole kit and caboodle of goodies: Both covers of the perfect bound oversize 1st issue, all 3 covers of the Kickstarter exclusive standard 1st issue, the Preview Sketchbook, the 11"x17" Naga art print, the 18"x48" banner, 4 digital wallpapers, digital PDF file of our first issue, books signed, and your name inside our first issue under Tribe Elder WE LOVE YOU! This pledge is limited to 5 and priority of choice for these pledgers is on a first come, first serve basis.

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Funding period

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