***Update (and good news to those that pledge $10 or more.)***
We have decided that we are also going to publish the book in black and white, which will be just my line art with no colors. Why? Because I also like black and white comic books and I thought it would be fun. How can you get a copy of the book? That's easy. Anyone who has pledged (or will be pledging) $10 or more, will receive a copy of the Black and White Edition, for free! So, if you did the $10 pledge to receive a copy of the book, you'll also receive the black and white one as well. That's 2 books, at the $10 pledge! I will be drawing a new cover, for the black and white edition, and as soon as I have it done, I will reveal it to you! How does that sound?
The city of Portburn was once a peaceful and bustling metropolis, but criminals soon found their way to this idyllic land. Before long, the criminal scum began buying up judges and the police; crime became so rampant…so common place, the poor citizens came to accept their fear of being harmed or mugged as part of daily life. One bear has had enough; now is the time for him to take matters into his own hands. With mask and cape donned, he gave birth of BATBEAR!
Batbear is a one-shot story (for now) created by Jacob Bear (and yes, that’s really his name). The simple yet fun story will span over 22 full colored pages.
Kickstarter is being used to get the funding required to print and ship the book/rewards to all the awesome pledgers.
Jacob Bear – the writer, penciler, and inker for Batbear has been a professional in the comic industry for the past 5 years. He has illustrated for Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland and Bar Maid), BlueWater Productions (Lionsgate's Warlock and Logan's Run), provided layouts/inks for Marat Mychaels on Army of Darkness, Deadpooh, Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja and more, and has also provided inks for Rob Liefeld on Deathstroke, Hawk and Dove, The Infinite and Bloodstrike.
Dan Feldmeier – colorist for Batbear. While Dan has not had any published work, he has been coloring/digital painting his own works for over five years.
Batbear follows the story of a bear looking to stop the ever growing crime problems of Portburn and bring to justice the animals (literally) who took the life of his uncle, a local detective shot while off-duty.
While providing layouts and inks on Deadpooh, Jacob wanted to create his own character of a similar ilk; however, instead of spoofing characters, Jacob wanted more to pay homage to one of his favorite characters, Batman; and since Jacob’s last name happens to be Bear, the idea basically created itself.
If you would like any of your items signed by Jacob and/or Dan, let us know and we would be happy to do so at no extra charge.
Risks and challenges
As with anything, time is an issue. The goal is to have the book finished and printed by mid-June but there’s always the possibility of non-personal projects popping up that may end up taking priority.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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