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An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. Paranormal couples counseling, anyone?
An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. Paranormal couples counseling, anyone?
An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. Paranormal couples counseling, anyone?
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Enrica Jang and Alex Cormack are funding Issue #1 (24-pages, full color) of a brand new comic series! We're on track to some pretty sweet stretch goals, and you can check out the PREVIEW PAGES below to see 6 pages from the new series!

Translation will be provided by RSM alum, Pablo Arriaga!
Translation will be provided by RSM alum, Pablo Arriaga!

 

 

Backers at the PASSENGER CAR reward and above get to see the stretch goal rewards before we unlock!
Backers at the PASSENGER CAR reward and above get to see the stretch goal rewards before we unlock!

 

 

 

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A rookie train conductor is haunted by the ghost of an annoying goth princess who threw herself in front of his commuter train. She swears her death was a murder made to look like a suicide and she won’t “cross over” and leave him alone until he helps solve her case.  

CROSSING will be a six-issue mini-series, and we're here on Kickstarter to print and distribute Issue #1. The comic is 24 story pages, full color, to be published digitally and in print. Despite some pretty mature, heavy-hitting themes (crime, suicide, railroad safety) the series is a comedy about two people who wouldn't like each other under normal circumstances--much less paranormal--but have to find a way to work together if they ever want to be free of each other.

Production for this first issue is already underway, and a print run of 1000 copies is guaranteed when we hit 100% funding. Script for the entire series is complete, as well as character design, and we'll be rolling straight into Issue #2 after we're funded. This series is happening, people, but we need you to help us get to the other side!

 

Enrica Jang (writer) is the writer and creator of AZTECA, Angel With a Bullet, The House of Montresor, and editor of the annual Red Stylo Presents series of anthologies. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. 

Alex Cormack (artist) is an illustrator living in Tyngsboro MA with his wife, Ashley, and three cats Danger, Destruction, and Disaster. He was an independent animator before diving into comics. He has worked with many publishers such as ComixTribe, Bliss on Tap, Red Stylo Media as well as numerous freelance writers, and has been published by Image comics and IDW. For more info please look at his website www.AlexCormack.com

Mark Mullaney (masthead logo & letters) is an Emmy-nominated animator and artist from Boston, Massachusetts. See more of his work at landofthedisinterested.tumblr.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

 

  

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Funds from this campaign toward the actual cost of printing and shipping the comic and all rewards only. The production team is already at work on the series, and their work is not contingent on this funding.

Printing and shipping are the only concerns with this project. Production on CROSSING is well underway, and will conclude in July. Red Stylo has a proven track record of delivering comics (both on Kickstarter and on our own--just check out our back-catalog!), and we have collaborated with this printer in the past. The quality of their product is OUTSTANDING, and the print order will be placed within days of funding.

While our print order is being run, Red Stylo’s team will prep rewards for shipping, including comics codes and PDFs. Our goal amount covers the cost of printing and shipping books to Red Stylo's warehouse only, but we have chosen rewards and shipping options within our regular production budget and the cost of these items has been considered and accounted for.

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    TICKETS PLEASE

    Get on board with a PDF of CROSSING #1!

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    FREIGHT CAR

    This deluxe version of the PDF includes Issue #1, a bonus character gallery & sketches by Alex Cormack, plus the Issue #1 script, written by Enrica Jang.

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    PATREON *MYSTERY* REWARD

    This is a special tier for Red Stylo Patreon backers only--and ONLY Patreon backers get to see what's included!

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    PASSENGER CAR

    The Deluxe Edition printed comic in full color!

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    DOUBLE DECKER

    Includes both the PDF with bonus character gallery & sketches by Alex Cormack, plus script by Enrica Jang AND the Deluxe Edition printed comic! Keep them both for yourself or gift one to a friend.

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    COMPANION PASS

    Buy a ticket for a friend! Get TWO copies of the Deluxe Edition printed comic, one for you and one for a buddy!

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    OBSERVATION CAR

    11x17 color print of the CROSSING cover plus a copy of the Deluxe Edition printed comic and bonus gallery, both signed by Alex Cormack!

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    HIGH SPEED COMMUTER

    Deluxe Edition printed comic, the deluxe PDF with bonus gallery and script, plus a special digital bundle of 15+ comic titles from the creators, Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack and Mark Mullaney!

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    MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Early Bird Special!!!)

    All aboard! You guys are the first to jump on this train, and we love you for it! This reward is a special tier for our first day backers. Includes:
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    -- Digital bundle of 15+ titles from the team
    -- 1 "mystery" trade paperback, featuring all three members of the creative team
    -- Your name in the special thanks
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    PRIORITY BOARDING

    Signed copy of the Deluxe Edition printed comic, including a sketch from artist, Alex Cormack! You'll also receive the deluxe version of the PDF with bonus gallery and script!

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    LOCOMOTIVE

    Deluxe Edition printed comic and a mini-library of printed comics and trade-paperbacks from Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack and Mark Mullaney (retail value of included books will exceed this reward level, guaranteed!)

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    TRAVEL CLOTHES

    Travel in style with a CROSSING t-shirt! Choose between Men and Ladies-cut black clotton shirt styles. You also get a signed copy of the Deluxe Edition printed comic and a digital bundle of 15+ comic titles from the team!

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    PRIVATE SLEEPER CAR

    Get a 3"x5" sketch card from artist, Alex Cormack! Includes a signed copy of the Deluxe Edition printed comic and bonus gallery.

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    CHAT WITH THE ENGINEER

    A 60-minute skype discussion with writer/editor/publisher, Enrica Jang, about your comic project. Single-issue script analysis, pitch overview, even a Kickstarter discussion--you're the conductor and Enrica will keep you on track.

    Includes the deluxe edition printed comic and bonus gallery, your name in the special thanks, and all stretch goals. Plus, get a copy of the script for CROSSING #1!

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    GHOST TRAIN!

    Join writer, Enrica Jang, on a private ghost tour of Fell's Point in Baltimore, MD! We'll be going on a tour of historic Fell's Point, even visiting locations from CROSSING, and learning about the nefarious doings at the port. The tour will meet Friday, September 2, 2016, at Baltimore Comic Con, but this tier is open to backers local to MD, or anyone willing to travel for this special event.

    This tier is limited to 8 people! Includes a signed copy of the deluxe print edition of Crossing #1, all stretch goal rewards, and your name in the special thanks! Must be 21 and over, or accompanied by a parent. (Parents who bring kids will need to pledge an additional $50/child. Travel costs to/from this event are not included.)

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    BABY ON BOARD

    Check out Update #8 to see the news! Backers at this reward level get all the rewards in the PRIVATE SLEEPER CAR and TRAVEL CLOTHES tiers

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    • 3"x5" sketch card from artist, Alex Cormack
    • CROSSING T-shirt (black, cotton)
    • 11x17 color print of the CROSSING cover
    • Deluxe edition printed comic (signed)
    • deluxe version of the PDF (bonus gallery + script)
    • Digital bundle of 15+ comic titles from the CROSSING team
    • Your name in the "special thanks"
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    GHOST TRAIN + Dinner

    In addition to the ghost tour, have dinner with the creators! First, join writer, Enrica Jang, on a private ghost tour of Fell's Point in Baltimore, MD! We'll be going on a tour of historic Fell's Point, even visiting locations from CROSSING, and learning about the nefarious doings at the port. THEN, enjoy a prix fixe dinner with the creators at a surprise location, where they'll share some fun news about the future of the series!

    The tour will meet Friday, September 2, 2016, at Baltimore Comic Con, but this tier is open to backers local to MD, or anyone willing to travel for this special event.

    This tier is limited to 4 people! Includes a signed copy of the deluxe print edition of Crossing #1, all stretch goal rewards, and your name in the special thanks! Must be 21 and over, or accompanied by a parent. (Parents who bring kids will need to pledge an additional $65/child. Travel costs to/from this event are not included. Alcoholic beverages not included.)

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    RAIL PASS

    Full color 8 x 10 commission or comic sketch cover from artist, Alex Cormack! This reward includes a copy of the Deluxe Edition printed comic and bonus gallery, also signed by Alex.

    This level includes all stretch goal rewards, plus your name in the special thanks!

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    RESERVED SEATING

    Take a ride! Alex will draw you into the comic as a train passenger, with a choice reaction to being stopped on the tracks!

    This reward includes a copy of the Deluxe Edition printed comic and bonus gallery, also signed by Alex. Also includes all stretch goal rewards, plus your name in the special thanks in a featured section!

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Funding period

- (30 days)