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Hero Party is an adventure-packed manga-style comic based in a fantasy RPG world. Come check out, support, and share our project!


Note: Contributors who wish to pledge from Mexico can use the same shipping tiers as Canada.

(Para quem quiser, no final da página adicionamos uma tradução em português!)


Update #2, Stretch Goals

As we pass our goal, we are adding in some stretch goals.  For each level of funding over our current goal we achieve, new rewards will be added to specific existing tiers, including digital and printed copies of issue #2 if we reach a high enough amount!  The goals are as follows:

$4,750+ - Goal Reached!

     All pledges of $20 or more will also receive a set of 3 character bookmarks featuring the main characters of Hero Party.

$5,500+ - Goal Reached!

     All pledges of $20 or more will also receive a set of 5 mini prints (approx 4"x6") of their choice of either original art or fan art.

     All pledges of $50 or more will also receive both sets of mini prints (approx 4"x6", 10 in total). (includes 5 fan art and 5 original art)

     In addition, all pledges above $75 will include a signed sketch inside the comic book just like the $75 tier.

$6250+  - Goal Reached!

     All pledges of $75 or more will also receive 2 large-size prints (approximately 11"x17") chosen at random from the 10 available.

     All pledges of $150 or more will also receive a set of 5 large-size prints (approximately 11"x17") of their choice of either original art or fan art.

$6700+  - Goal Reached!

     All pledges of $75 or more will also receive the special edition hardcover version of Hero Party, loaded with more sketches, character bios, creator bios, and pictures with information about the production of Hero Party.

$8,500+

     All pledges of $50 or more will also receive the digital version of Hero Party issue #2 when it is completed.

$10,000+

     All pledges of $50 or more will also receive the printed version of Hero Party issue #2 by mail when it is complete!

For pictures of the prints available for the stretch goals, click on the Updates tab and read Update #2.

    Hero Party is the team effort of two professionals well-known for their work in comics and tabletop roleplaying games.  Created to embrace the creativity of both the artist and writer, it is a combination of two passions: the adventure and excitement of RPG mixed into the expressive world of comics.

    Hero Party will be a 48 page paperback book, with standard comic size pages (about 6.7" x 10.25").  This Kickstarter drive is to fund issue 01 of an ongoing series, with extra funds going towards production of future issues.  All pages are hand-drawn, partially inked and partially finished in pencil to give it a unique style.  Pages are in black and white, though a colored version sometime in the future is a possibility.  The cover will be full-color and glossy/finished, with colors done in Copic marker rather than digitally.  The project is expected to be finished by early September, and printing being done before October.  Visit www.heropartycomic.com to read more about the characters, the story, and to see a gallery of more Hero Party artwork, previews, and other drawings and illustrations by the artist.

Cover art for issue 01, done in traditional media (pencil, ink, and marker)
Cover art for issue 01, done in traditional media (pencil, ink, and marker)

The Story

    What if “adventurer” was an occupation? What if, to enter the dungeons, kill the monsters, and grab the treasure, you were required to belong to a certified party?

    In this fantasy realm, the dragons have come from afar in an attempt to exterminate all living things — but humans and fiends, together, proved too tough to kill.  So the dragons retreated to the depths, remaining dormant until the day the world would be free from those pests and their destruction could continue unhindered. And as everybody knows, the dragons always sleep atop their treasures; the fantastic, legendary Hoard.

    Now countless adventurers explore the underground in search of the dragons’ lair, eager to find the Hoard capable of fulfilling any dream or desire.
However, the depths are filled with extreme danger.  Countless explorers have entered, never to return. To avoid unnecessary deaths, the rulers enacted the Law of Dungeons: only a certified party — a Hero Party — may enter the tunnels. To prevent illegal trespassers, all known entrances are sealed by heavy doors and watched over by demons.

    The law says a proper Hero Party must contain members to fulfill all of the four main roles: DEFENDER, HEALER, STRIKER, and WIZARD. Hero Party is the story of a newly-formed adventuring group. Each member has their own reasons to chase the Hoard. Each one holds different powers, personalities, and weaknesses.  They must fill their roles and act as team if their journey is to be successful.

A sample page from issue 01, after screen tones and shading
A sample page from issue 01, after screen tones and shading

The Artists

    Hero Party is a fantasy adventure comic written by Brazilian writer and artist Marcelo Cassaro and drawn by Brazilian artist Erica Horita.  Marcelo and Erica have a large amount of experience in both comic and pen-and-paper roleplaying games.  They've experienced a huge amount of succcess inside Brazil as individuals and as a team, eventually extending their careers outside of Brazil.

    Marcelo began his career in 1985 as an animation and design assistant.  By 1989 he was working for the biggest publishing company in Brazil at the time as a writer and pencil-artist for superhero comics. He later worked as scriptwriter and publisher for Holy Avenger, one of Brazil's biggest comic series running over 40 editions, and worked on Victory, the first Brazilian-made comic published in the United States.

    Erica began her career drawing and distributing original comics in conventions across all of Brazil, winning many contests both locally and nationally.  She studied graphic design and eventually opened her own publishing company, publishing and distributing Ethora, a unique-style comic running 8 issues, throughout Brazil. She also worked as a freelance artist for various international publishers.

    Besides their work in the field of comics, both Marcelo and Erica are well known for their work in RPG illustrations and scenarios.  Marcelo released the first monthy Brazilian RPG magazine, reaching over 100 issues, and even wrote the official RPG versions of Japanese videogames such as Streetfighter, Mega Man, Final Fight, and Darkstalkers.  He is also co-author of Tormenta, the best selling RPG campaign set in Brazil. 

    Erica is well-known for her illustrations appearing in RPG books, including countless illustrations for Tormenta. Their works together have gathered a huge following of fans throughout Brazil.

A sample page from issue 01, after screen tones and shading
A sample page from issue 01, after screen tones and shading

Kickstarter and Your Contributions

    You will only be charged for you contributions after the project has finished its fundraising period, and only if we reach our goal!  The money will then be used to print the books along with the other rewards, shipping, and covering most of the costs associated with production. There are also fees to be paid to Kickstarter and Amazon (the payment processor).

    Additional money raised will be used to pay any other costs that weren't fully covered, with the remaining amout put toward future issues of Hero Party, as well as partially compensating the writer and artist for the countless hours spent laboring to finish issue 1.  If we manage to raise $7,000, we will print a special limited edition hardcover version with extras for anybody who donated $100 or more.

The inside title page for issue 01, and also the art for the second poster in the $100 tier reward. Work done entirely in pencil.
The inside title page for issue 01, and also the art for the second poster in the $100 tier reward. Work done entirely in pencil.

About Rewards

    Note: You may choose to receive the digital (PDF) version of issue 01 in either English or Brazilian PortugueseThe printed issue will only be available in English, but you will also receive the Brazilian Portuguese PDF with your printed copy if you'd like.

    $5 Pledge:

You'll receive a digital version of Hero Party issue 01 (PDF format) when it's complete. You will also have our thanks for supporting the project.

    $10 Pledge:

    You'll receive a digital version of Hero Party issue 01 (PDF format) when it's complete. Your name will also be printed on a special "Thank You" page in issue 01 of Hero Party.

    $20 Pledge:

    -United States and Brazil- You'll receive the digital version of Hero Party 01 and the printed version by mail, as well as a glossy finished postcard-sized print of one of the main characters (chosen at random)

    $25 Pledge:

    -Canada and Mexico- You'll receive the digital version of Hero Party 01 and the printed version by mail, as well as a glossy finished postcard-sized print of one of the main characters (chosen at random)

    $35 Pledge:

    -Outside US, Canada and Brazil- You'll receive the digital version of Hero Party 01 and the printed version by mail, as well as a glossy finished postcard-sized print of one of the main characters (chosen at random)

    $50 Pledge:

    You'll receive a digital version of Hero Party issue 01 (PDF format) along with a signed printed copy of Hero Party 01 by mail, a set of all 3 main character postcards and 1 postcard of the cover art. Your name will also be printed in the special thanks page in Hero Party 01.

    $75 Pledge:

    You'll receive all of the rewards for the $50 tier, plus a signed sketch by the artist inside your copy of issue 01.

    $100 Pledge:

    You'll receive all of the rewards for the $50 tier, plus a poster-sized print of the cover art, and a poster-sized print of the penciled double-page shown at the end of the video. (Contributers in Canada, please add $5 for shipping, outside of US, Canada and Brazil, add $10)

    $150 Pledge:

    You'll receive all of the rewards for the $100 tier, plus a fully finished and shaded drawing of your choice of main characters in Hero Party, hand-drawn and signed on 8"x11" paper.

    $200 Pledge: Sold Out

    You will receive the rewards for the $100 tier, and one of YOUR original characters will appear with up to 4 others on a double-page in issue 01. (Character must be your own original creation, otherwise we will create and use a character based on a picture of you)

  $250 Pledge:

    You'll receive all of the rewards for the $100 tier, plus a signed commission of any character of your choice, hand-drawn and inked, colored with Copic markers on 11" x 14" paper.

    $500 Pledge:

    You'll receive all of the rewards for the $100 tier, as well as a special commission. Your likeness will be transformed into a Hero Party-style adventurer of the class of your choosing (Wizard, Defender, Healer, or Striker). The full body finished and shaded pencil character will be drawn on 11"x17" paper and mailed to you along with your signed copy of issue 01.  You will also receive both signed posters as in the reward for the $100 tier.

A finished drawing of Binder, a main character, colored in Copic marker.
A finished drawing of Binder, a main character, colored in Copic marker.

    Visit www.heropartycomic.com to view the gallery containing even more sketches and examples from Hero Party, as well as many older illustrations and examples of art, and don't forget to 'Like' our page above (under the video), to spread the word!

SOBRE O PROJETO

    Hero Party é uma série em quadrinhos estilo mangá, baseada nos mundos de fantasia dos jogos de RPG. Com roteiro de Marcelo Cassaro e arte de Erica Horita, a primeira edição tem 48 páginas em preto e branco, e capa em cores.

SOBRE O KICK STARTER E CONTRIBUIÇÕES

    Para quem não conhece, o Kick Starter é um website que arrecada fundos para execução de projetos independentes, como revistas em quadrinhos, jogos e muitos outros.

     Para doar, basta clicar no valor desejado e seguir instruções para finalizar o pagamento. É necessário o uso de cartão de crédito internacional. Para outras formas de pagamento, entre em contato através do email erica@heropartycomic.com

     Sua doação será debitada apenas ao fim do período de arrecadação do projeto — e apenas se a meta for alcançada dentro desse prazo!

     As doações se destinam a custear a impressão das revistas e demais recompensas, frete, e despesas de produção, além de taxas para o Kick Starter e Amazon (que processam os pagamentos).

     Caso as doações excedam a meta original, esse orçamento será destinado a futuras edições de Hero Party, ao pagamento pelo trabalho dos artistas, e despesas adicionais. Além disso, se a meta original for ultrapassada em $7,000 ou mais, haverá uma edição de luxo com capa dura e extras para doadores que contribuíram com $100 ou mais.

SOBRE AS RECOMPENSAS

     Você pode escolher receber a versão digital (PDF) do volume 01 em inglês ou português. A versão impressa estará disponível somente em inglês (mas você também recebe a versão PDF em português).

 $5: Você recebe a versão digital de Hero Party (formato PDF) quando finalizada, e também nossos sinceros agradecimentos por apoiar o projeto.

 $10: Você recebe a versão digital de Hero Party (PDF) e também tem seu nome impresso em uma página especial de agradecimentos na edição 1.

 $20: Você recebe a versão digital de Hero Party 1 e, pelo correio, a revista impressa com um cartão postal de um dos personagens principais (escolhido aleatoriamente). Apenas para Brasil e EUA.

 $50: Você recebe a versão digital de Hero Party 1 e, pelo correio, a revista impressa com um kit contendo 3 cartões postais dos personagens principais e 1 postal com a arte da capa. Você também terá seu nome impresso em uma página especial de agradecimentos na edição 1.

 $75: Você recebe todas as recompensas de $50 e um rascunho original assinado pela desenhista.

 $100: Você recebe todas as recompensas de $50, um pôster assinado com a arte da capa, e um pôster com a arte da página dupla que aparece ao final do vídeo.

 $150: Você recebe todas as recompensas de $100 e um desenho finalizado original a lápis de um personagem de Hero Party à sua escolha.

 $500: Você recebe todas as recompensas de $100 e uma comissão especial — ser transformado em um herói original de Hero Party! Você, ou seu personagem, desenhado em arte original colorida de tamanho 27,5 x 35cm.

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