The Book of Jessica #2 is the second issue (of five planned issues) of a Post-Apocalyptic comic series set in the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting, compelling story for anyone who likes action & adventure, horror, and, of course, post-apocalyptic fiction. This campaign will help ensure Issue 2 is completed with the same high quality as Issue 1.
The creator is scifi/supernatural thriller author, comic book creator, and film writer/producer Brian Dorsey. You can see his work at www.mountaineerwest.com, MWP Comics, and Amazon. The artwork is done by Marcelo Salaza, Brian Brinlee, and David Ocampo, with lettering by Ernesto Lovera.
The Book of Jessica series is part of MWP Comics' greater Third Testament Universe which includes The Book of Luka graphic novel (with much more to come). You can hear/see reviews for The Book of Jessica 1 and The Book of Luka 1 via the following links:
- Interview with 'The Reverend En Fuego' from Seattle's Rock Station KISW 99.9
- Review of The Book of Jessica 1 by Comixcentral Podcast Episode 31 (Starts at 43:10)
- Review of The Book of Luka 1 by Comixcentral Podcast Episode 32 (Starts at 45:16)
- Review of The Book of Jessica 1 via For the Love of Indie.
- Review of The Book of Luka 1 by Effective Nerd via For the Love of Indie.
Our goal of $2750 includes completion of primary art, letters, and part of the initial print run.
A stretch goal of $5000 will allow for a larger print run and increased convention coverage.
The Third Testament Universe
The Book of Jessica exists within MWP Comics' Third Testament Universe:
The Battle of Armageddon has come and gone but it was not what humankind expected.
In the end the seraphim, archangels, and high demons were either killed in the Battle of the Seven Generals or simply gave up and left. There was no rapture, no day of jubilee...only destruction.
In the aftermath humans possessed by lower demons stalk the charred landscape devouring souls and flesh alike. In addition to the supernatural evil haunting the world, human scavengers and petty warlords fight over the scraps, challenging even demons in their savagery.
Who's who in the Apocalypse
Guardians: Given increased speed and anointed swords capable of killing all but high demons, this group acts as the watchdogs that defend the citadels holding the last remnants of civilization.
Rangers: Possessing stealth and deadly speed, Rangers scout the wastlands for intellegence, supplies, and worthy survivors.
Bishops: Chosen for their bravery and leadership in the first days of the Apocalypse, Bishops have the power to exercise lower demons and the will to do what must be done in order for those under their care to survive.
Relic Holders: These powerful heroes work outside of the normal heirarchies of the warrior and Bishop classes. Given tokens of immense power by the seraphim just prior to the Apocalypse, they carry the weight and pain of their gifts as they forge their own paths to restore the world for mankind.
'Sessed: Humand possessed by lower level demons.
Ghouls: The impure dead, risen during the first days of the Apocalyse. When not serving high demons, they roam the land in search of human flesh.
High demons: Following the heirarchy of the angels, these are powerful minions of the Dark Lord, each with their own special powers and desires.
The Book of Jessica: Issue 2
Issue 2 picks up where Issue 1 left off with our hero, Jessica, continuing her fight against the demon Abaddon and others seeking to feed off the remnants of humanity.
In this Issue, we take a deeper look at Jessica's relationships with both the Ranger, Marli, and the Bishop who leads the survivors taking refuge in the remains of an aircraft carrier. We also get a glimpse into the burden that comes with the power given to her as a 'relic holder'.
Risks and challenges
All artists are excited about continuing Jessica's story and we have a proven production process. We have the talent and the desire; all we need is the funds to make it happen.
The risks are the same as those with other comics, deadlines and funds. With that in mind, we have set a realistic deadline (depending on the perks) and promise to keep all backers updated on any changes in status. If production starts in May, we should be complete and to the press by August and shipping in September through November, depending on the perk (some of the higher tiers require additional artwork and printing times).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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