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Akecheta ComicsBy Akecheta Comics
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Akecheta ComicsBy Akecheta Comics
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      Instagram.com/akechetacomic 

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I am raising funds to help finance the first issue of my comic series called Akecheta.  Right now I have the cover and first page but still need to get 19 more pages illustrated.  Once that is done we of course will need to print the comics.  Any money that goes past those two things will go towards advertising for the first issue along with financing for the future issues.  I have ambitions to make this a monthly comic series and if that is successful to branch out to areas beyond comics (merchandise) also branch out and add international characters.  Everything starts somewhere and this is where we begin.  

Cover page of Akecheta issue #1
Cover page of Akecheta issue #1
First page of Akecheta issue #1
First page of Akecheta issue #1

The reason I want to create this comic series is first and foremost to entertain people and show great fights.  An added bonus is that I have characters from all around America, from big cities to small.  Also men and women of different ethnicities.  If I'm going to have a comic showcasing different areas of the United States of America you have to show all of the types of people that make this country so great and unique.  With that in mind, it's meant to show that anyone can become a champion, whether that be in the comic or in real life.  

To make this project complete I will do all that I can to get it financed.  I already have the script for the first issue finished which means once our financing goal is met, my illustrator (Elisa Bonanno) can be paid and will work on drawing the remaining 19 pages asap.  Ms. Bonanno says she needs a month to complete it but will work hard to get it done even sooner.  However our rewards (including the first issue) date is pushed back to 4 months after this project closes.  Every issue won't take 4 months to complete it's just that when you consider all of the rewards that we have to go through and get out to everyone, that will take up a lot of time.  As soon as the comic is completely drawn up, I will work with a printing company (that specializes in comic books) to get my Akecheta's first issue printed.  

Akecheta's illustrator Elisa Bonanno.  https://www.instagram.com/elispectra/
Akecheta's illustrator Elisa Bonanno. https://www.instagram.com/elispectra/

Below are three character profile pictures and if you chose this reward it will look something like this.  Full color, with a background and logo.  If you order Crude, Bamboo Man or Tiburon Tigre we will send you that character in a different pose then what you see here.  

Crude representing Anchorage, AK
Crude representing Anchorage, AK
Bamboo Man representing Kaneohe, HI
Bamboo Man representing Kaneohe, HI
Tiburon Tigre representing New Smyrna Beach, FL
Tiburon Tigre representing New Smyrna Beach, FL

Another reward that we are offering is a black and white sketch which will look something similar to the picture below.  A much much more intimidating pose of course but the quality will be similar.

Black and white character sketch
Black and white character sketch
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My name is Braxton Salsbury and I currently live in Las Vegas, NV with my girlfriend and our two kids.  Most of my time is spent taking care of them, during my sliver of free time you can find me watching tv or playing video games.  This comic is a combination of things I enjoy along with my life experiences.  I enjoy being entertained with sports, video games, horror movies/tv shows and my life experiences (growing up in Honolulu, HI) had me surrounded by a diverse group of people along with a culture that loves fighting.  Put all those in a pot and you have me and you have this Akecheta comic.     

Risks and challenges

The financing to get this first issue drawn is the biggest challenge. It's the main reason I started a Kickstarter. Now I was able to pay my illustrator to do a few drawings but to pay for the remaining pages I am looking for some help.
As for the rewards, the Skype ones can be done fairly easily it's the drawings that will take time, especially if we receive a lot of requests for character pictures. 4 months after this project is closed is an estimated time but between the illustrator and myself we will be working hard to get all rewards out even less then 4 months. We are focused on issue 1 so we have no release date on issue 2 however as previously mentioned each issue won't take 4 months.
Lastly, I have accounted for Kickstarter fees. As long as I reach the project's goal I will be able to pay my illustrator and printing of the comics.

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    Black and white sketch of any character

    You will be emailed a black and white (about 2000X2600 pixel) sketch of any one of our 50 characters. They will have some details but no background. A simplified picture. Refer to the profile for an example of a sketch from our artist. The picture we send you will look similar to this. If you want different positions of the same character you may order as many drawings as you want. No requests will be taken for positions but our artist will send your favorite character in different positions.

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    Thank you video from the creator.

    The creator (Braxton Salsbury) of Akecheta will send you a 1 minute video personally thanking you for contributing to this project. In the video he will mention you by name and send you a little message.

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    Thank you video from the illustrator.

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    Akecheta Issue #1

    One copy of our very first issue. 20 pages of story, fully colored. Each issue will be personally numbered and noted with something like this. "Kickstarter Limited Edition ___/150" The 150 will be how ever many issues we sell on Kickstarter.

    Item will ship directly to you from our distributor. Shipping cost is included in your pledge. We will ship anywhere in the U.S. Sorry no international shipping for now. If our Kickstarter is successful we will have a website in which international customers can purchase merchandise through.

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    Skype with the creator of Akecheta.

    For thirty minutes the creator of Akecheta will Skype (video or chat, which ever you prefer) with you to talk about the comic or anything else you want to talk about. Together we will schedule a time that works for both parties. For an idea of what time zone you'd be working with, the creator lives in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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    Skype with the illustrator of Akecheta.

    For thirty minutes, Skype (chat only no video) with the illustrator of Akecheta. The topic must be exclusively drawing and art: questions about how to design, what programs I use and the graphic tablet I have. Together we will schedule a time that works for both parties. For an idea of what time zone you'd be working with, the illustrator lives in Cantania, Sicily, Italy.

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    Akecheta issue #1 plus a sketch.

    One copy of our very first issue. 20 pages of story, fully colored.

    Item will ship directly to you from our distributor. Shipping cost is included in your pledge. We will ship anywhere in the U.S. Sorry no international shipping for now. If our Kickstarter is successful we will have a website in which international customers can purchase merchandise through.

    In addition you will be emailed a black and white (about 2000X2600 pixel) sketch of any one of our 50 characters. They will have some details but no background. A simplified picture. Refer to the profile for an example of a sketch from our artist. The picture we send you will look similar to this. If you want different positions of the same character you may order as many drawings as you want. No requests will be taken for positions but our artist will send your favorite character in different positions.

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    Profile picture of a character.

    Through email, receive one profile picture (about 2000X2600 pixel) of any one of our 50 characters of your choice. The picture will be fully colored and will include a background of whatever city is home to that character. No requests for what part of the city is in the background. It will look similar to our three character (Crude, Bamboo Man, Tiburon Tigre) pictures you see on our profile here. Note: If you order multiple pictures of the same character please let us know if you want that character in different poses. If no such request is made we will send out the same poses. No requests for poses.

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    Picture of two characters fighting.

    Through email, receive one picture (about 2000X2600 pixel) of any two of our 25 male characters or two of our 25 female characters of your choice (male vs male or female vs female only). The picture will be fully colored and will include a background. As for the background you can pick from any city that is home to one of our 50 characters. No requests for what part of the city is in the background. Note: If you order multiple pictures of the same two characters please let us know if you want those characters in different poses. If no such request is made we will send out the same poses. No requests for poses. Both fighters will be on equal standing.

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    Be drawn into the comic as a fan.

    You or anyone of your choice (it doesn't matter as long as it isn't a celebrity) will be drawn into the first issue as a fan in the stands. Not only that, your character will hold a sign and you can decide what the sign says. 20 letters max (it can say anything as long as it is not deemed derogatory). Your character will appear on at least two pages (he/she will at least be visible from the waist up) in plain view. May be seen on more pages but with a partial view. One page with your character holding the sign and one page with your character just cheering for your favorite character.

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    Decide what goes on the mat.

    We will have 4 caged rings and you can decide what goes on the mat. Purchasing 1 reward will get almost(Akecheta's creator must give final ok) anything you want on all 4 mats.

    It can be almost anything as long as it isn't deemed derogatory. You can have your face or someone else's face on there, as long as it's not a celebrity it's okay. If you have a company we can put the logo and website. How about a message, we will do that to. If adding text there is a 10 character limit. Whatever you decide to put on the mat will be seen on at least 3 pages in plain view with nothing or no one blocking it. It may be seen on more pages but with a partial view.

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