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Creator Melissa LeEllen and artist G. David Cooper bring you Deadly Crimson the First Issue! The Birth of Crimson!
Creator Melissa LeEllen and artist G. David Cooper bring you Deadly Crimson the First Issue! The Birth of Crimson!
79 backers pledged $2,196 to help bring this project to life.

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Deadly Crimson Issue #1 Comic Book Pre-Sale

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Why and What is Deadly Crimson

Deadly crimson is an action packed color comic book containing Six (6) Issues, starting with Issue 1. We are also planning on creating a collectors edition book as well. The creator/writer, Melissa LeEllen has endured 21 days in the Panamanian jungle on the television show for Discovery Channel, "Naked and Afraid". She never gave up during the harsh conditions and has that mindset now during her newest project, "Deadly Crimson".


About Deadly Crimson

Deadly Crimson starts off with Crimson, reckless, adrenaline hunter on a mission that goes from bad to worse to "I'm walking away from this." Only there's no walking away from Cole Pryor, the man in charge. Think Tony Stark with twice the sense of humor and none of the conscience.

This one choice of walking away unravels her entire life, including the lives of her husband and teenage daughter, up until now, completely oblivious to her double life.

 

Drawing process.......in the lab hard at work
Drawing process.......in the lab hard at work

Before Crimson was born, she was just a normal researcher, Jamie Roberts, working in a lab at Pryor Industries. Jamie came across a breakthrough and developed a serum to speed up the healing process and the immune system of the wounded. While her discovery was still in the testing phase, her parent company, Pryor Industries, managed to utilize the same serum to grant her increased strength, speed and awareness, turning her into the perfect killer.

The only complications - her husband Leo, and teenage daughter, Alexandra. Her missions around the globe fractured their relationship to a near breaking point.

With her decision to walk away from Cole, her identity is revealed, her daughter is kidnapped and now she is Cole's #1 target.

Crimson and Leo embark on an intense and electrifying rescue mission, forcing them to ally with international killers and criminals, while facing off against the growing might of this crime organization. All this while the clock ticks down on the fate of their daughter, Alex. 


Crimson's World is packed with excitement, explosions and secrets of her world. And the world is exactly what she is up against!

                Follow Crimson at work during a secret mission!

(Some images on Kickstarter are not final comic book images)
(Some images on Kickstarter are not final comic book images)


Characters:

 Project Steps:

DEADLY CRIMSON consist of 6 issues PLUS collector's issues. During this campaign you will be  getting the print copy of Issue 1!

Also we will be marketing the comic books by Crimson herself going around the United States and promoting. We will be at comic book conventions, book stores, events, red carpets and more! You will get your own chance to come out and meet Crimson yourself.

Creative Global Entertainment will be the publisher on board for the first issue of Deadly Crimson. The publisher is talking with one the largest distribution companies in order to get Deadly Crimson on comic book shelves nationwide and an agreement has been made with a few online fulfillment centers in order to market the book online. Also we are working with limited nationwide book stores for the launch in February. This is why I need your help! In order to use these distribution outlets, we need a minimum amount of print copies--plus it makes printing cost more affordable by printing a large quantity.

Crimson at work somewhere in the Adriatic Sea
Crimson at work somewhere in the Adriatic Sea


The Artist:

G.David Cooper AKA Sequential Samurai
G.David Cooper AKA Sequential Samurai

G. David Cooper (aka The Sequential Samurai) is a professional graphic artist located in Rome, Ga. His business specializes in graphic design, web design, and business identities, but his passion has always been sequential art. He majored in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design and has worked in the comics industry for more than twenty years. He has multiple titles published by RabidFrog Productions and Alienated Studios including “Outback Jack”, “Extreme Power Kids”, “Nicky Savage”, “733”, “Guns and Glory”, and his flagship project “Stealing Angel” (to be released later this year). He is most widely known for his creation and production of the online free-form role playing game known as The R.o.E. - The Rules of Engagement produced and distributed by Steele Falcon Enterprises. He has won several awards locally for his art including the “Who's Who” Among American Artist. He has gained international attention for his technical drawings and has freelanced for government contracts. His love for comics and sequential art has driven him to pursue his life long dream of becoming a professional comic artist. He specializes in pencils, inks, and colors and holds local art classes for young students aspiring to become comic artist.


The Creator:

Melissa LeEllen Actress/Producer
Melissa LeEllen Actress/Producer

Melissa LeEllen

Melissa LeEllen is known for kicking her survival into overdrive on the show by Discovery Channel, Naked and Afraid. Melissa started in the entertainment industry at a young age and is an industry veteran in the entertainment industry. She has experience behind the camera from product placement, producing and creating to being in front of the camera acting and stills. She has performed along side Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side", David Spade in "Joe Dirt 2", Sony Pictures in "Drop Dead Diva", Sundace Channel "The Red Road", Tyler Perry Productions in "Have or Have Nots", Ethan Hawke in "Phenom" and many more. She also has worked in music videos, commercials and theater shows. She knows all aspects of the entertainment world. Her experience and talent in creating the perfect story for readers is a natural progression towards her new venture in the comic book world. Melissa also has a background in marketing and attended Augusta State University with a bachelor's in Business and Marketing. Her previous employment included being the director of marketing for multiple corporations. While she was in leadership, she increased company sales and performance over 60%. Having this knowledge enabled her to transition these creative skills into both the entertainment industry, as well as, the business side of the industry. Melissa even is the CEO of her own company, Creative Global Entertainment. She is born to be in the entertainment industry and is an out of the box thinker with bright ideas to make this comic book/movie successful. She brings projects to life!

Crimson does not always win! Sometimes her enemies are greater!
Crimson does not always win! Sometimes her enemies are greater!


FUNDING:

Thank you for taking time and reviewing the funding goals. I have kept the initial funding goal small. However, there are stretch goals that will greatly increase the magnitude of DEADLY CRIMSON. If we reach our funding goals or any stretch goals, there are extra rewards that will be added too!

$1250 BASIC GOAL

After paying Kickstarter's fee, payment processing fees, and the cost of printing and shipping the books and other perks, anything leftover will go towards supporting the comic book cost such as: artist cost, costume upgrades, and paying comic book conventions. This will help greatly to move Deadly Crimson closer to comic book store shelves.

$7000 WHAT WE REALLY NEED GOAL

PRINT: If we hit this goal, we can print a higher print run at lower book cost. I have a printing agreement with the lowest price at just under $.60 a copy! This will be enough to cover the first quarter and comic book conventions like Atlanta's MegaCon and San Deigo's Comic Con next year plus take care of shipping and of course all the reward perks.

ARTIST: Pay all artist cost for the Issue 1 book, posters, promotional materials artwork, etc. Also start working on the artwork for the next issue.

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS: We are able to offer more promotional items than just filling reward perks. We can have items for comic book conventions, events, and giveaways for all events. These will consist of posters, t-shirts, coasters, stickers, magnets, postcards, flyers and more. AND YOU GET MORE REWARDS!

COSTUME UPGRADE: Some upgrades on the costume are needed. Crimson makes appearances at many events around the country and her costume has to grow with the project. Many pictures are taken with fans and uploaded to social media sites. Some upgrades include boots, new weapons, vest with belt and new gloves.

FEES: Everything in the original goal amounts that include Kickstarter’s fees, processing fees and cost of shipping reward perks along with any additional fees.

$17000 TIME TO MOVE FORWARD GOAL

Along with being able to complete all the goals above and finishing Issue 1, we are able to start the artwork and the print run on the next couple of issues which will get us to distribution level with one of the largest distribution companies. I will be able to get a total of at least two (2) issues into my reader’s hands. Distribution will get the comic books to local book stores all over the United States. This includes Issue 1, 2 and 3. Cost involved in production of the next issues are paying the Penciler, colorist, writer, creator, editor, script supervisor, printing, and shipping.

Higher Goals also means more rewards!!!!

 

                                        IF WE HIT OUR GOALS                                      PRINTING............................CHECK

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS........CHECK

ART WORK..........................CHECK

COSTUME UPGRADES........CHECK

FEES....................................CHECK


WAYS TO HELP:

By supporting Deadly Crimson, you show your support for an action packed, edge of your seat comic book and that means you want to see more issues and more Crimson!

SHARE: Just sharing this campaign with your friends and family will help spread the word.

BE INVOLVED: Head over to Facebook, Twitter, Website, Instagram or shoot us an email with any way you would like to help.

DONATE: Even the smallest pledges make a difference. And with your support we are able to complete this project.

Please see the right of a list of rewards you get with each donation! Help bring this project to life and work on the future issues! We need to finish the first edition and bring the whole story to your door! Your likeness can even be drawn as a character in an upcoming series, get exclusive art work, signed copies and much much more!!!

Extra reward perks will be given for stretch goals!

Critic Reviews:

"I have no doubt that Deadly Crimson is going to do well for itself and stand up against other comics of its genre." Katherine Crider- Author of Katstruck – The happiness revolution (https://katstruck.wordpress.com)

"I've been waiting for this project to get off the ground and now it has......If I had the $5k, I'd give the whole thing to you." Dr. Tim Naddy, Literary writer (www.timnaddy.com)

"It is drawn much like the Grand Theft Auto Games and it is automatically relatable and has a familiar feel looking through its pages." Katherine Crider author of Katstruck – The happiness revolution (https://katstruck.wordpress.com)

"G. David Cooper's comic art is unique and amazing! Very impressive!" - Keith Davidsen, Antartic Press and former Brands Manager for Diamond Distribution

"Deadly Crimsons dead pan comedy teams well with its ability to make fun of the campiness that come with the comic book world." - Katherine Crider author of Katstruck – The happiness revolution (https://katstruck.wordpress.com)

Crimson at the San Diego Comic Con 2015
Crimson at the San Diego Comic Con 2015

 

San Deigo Comic Con 2017
San Deigo Comic Con 2017

 Coming Soon To A Bookstore Near You!

 

Risks and challenges

The creator Melissa LeEllen and the publisher, Creative Global Entertainment is determined to create this series and beyond! One of the risk of backing a comic project is never getting your comic! Well that will not happen with our team! We will make sure that everyone gets their rewards as long as we hit our funding goals. Melissa LeEllen learned first hand what it takes to never give up and finish your goals as she did on Discovery Channel's Naked and Afraid! And she will do whatever it takes to get Deadly Crimson in your hands! Melissa says "I don’t give up. This attitude has allowed me to endure 21 days in the Panamanian Jungle despite the extreme harsh conditions. With this same mindset, I am continuing to pursue my dreams of making my comic book, Deadly Crimson, a reality. I am putting all my sweat, tears, and joy to make this project succeed".

I'm so excited for you to get your copy and hit extra target goals to bring you even more rewards during this campaign!

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