Crescent City Monsters is a neo-noir story about Jonas, a sorcerer and blues musician, who has grown up in the supernatural and musical world of New Orleans. Chapter one starts in 1963 on the exciting night of Jonas's first paying gig. Unfortunately, on this night, Jonas's world turns dark when power hungry monsters of New Orleans betray him. There's a bounty on Jonas's head and the monsters are out to collect. Bursting with the energy of Creole Magic, Jonas battles for his life against the dangerous Crescent City monsters. Jonas will destroy who threatens his life and the people he loves, but there's an unknown force trying to make sure Jonas doesn't survive the night.
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Newton Lilavois is a Haitian-American who lives in New York City with his wife and daughters. When he's not developing websites, he's developing stories. For years Newton never shared his stories with the world until he was introduced to two things.
One of those things was Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic book series. Something about the way Kirkman wrote the series resonated with Newton. It inspired him to create stories that grabbed people's minds and heart.
Yet, they were still stories either trapped in Newton's head or scribbled in sprial notebooks. It wasn't until the second discovery that the vision for creating comics became a focus. That discovery was Kickstarter. The Kickstarter platform showed a viable path for someone like Newton to find funding and a fanbase to create his dream stories. Crescent City Monsters is the first story he decided to bring into the world with many more to come.
Gian Carlo Bernal is an artist and lives in the Philippines with his son and wife. In 2014 after 11 years as a graphic designer he left his job to become a comic book illustrator. He's never looked back. Gian has drawn for other Kickstarter comic book campaigns such as the Last Days of Kevin and Ronin. He's been quoted as saying "And now I am happy to be working on Crescent City Monsters. I will draw until I die, my body rot and I will come back as a zombie and draw comics again."
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
WHY DID I CREATE THIS STORY?
I’m a big fan of dark and gritty stories. Stories about extraordinary people facing horrible situations and the choices they make. Stories like that have always grabbed my attention, so I wanted to create a story with a supernatural neo-noir feel. Also as a Haitian-American, I wanted to create a story that combines the supernatural world of New Orleans with the rich cultural Haitian Voodoo lore. It's a fantastic mix.
Kickstarter is great for creators like myself who need access to funds and fans for their awesome projects. I've been a Kickstarter backer since 2013 and I love the platform. I've backed 87 projects so I'm familiar and comfortable with the platform and how it works. After I backed my first successful Kickstarter comic book campaign, I knew I wanted to print my first comic book with the help of the Kickstarter platform. I want to be part of the group of awesome comic books that got its start with Kickstarter.
WHAT WILL THE FUNDS BE USED FOR?
The funds will be used for printing the complete chapter one webcomic. This campaign has a goal of $2,070. That whole amount will go towards printing the comic book. If we raise more that will help us cover Kickstarter fees and other expenses along the way.
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It's really simple. The plan is to print the webcomic. We've completed chapter one. It's drawn and lettered. In fact, you can read the webcomic for free at DreamFuryComics.com.
Once the Kickstarter campaign is complete and the funds have been received, we're sending the files over to the printer so you can have the book in your hands at the scheduled delivery date.
YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!
We’ve been getting amazing feedback about the webcomic and we're excited about printing the book for our fans. I’m looking forward to your support. I know with your pledges the campaign will be a success.
Risks and challenges
Although this is my first Kickstarter campaign, professionally I'm an experienced Lead Software Developer who knows how to work with a team of people to bring projects to life while meeting deadlines. I'm confident in my ability to get this awesome comic book in your hand in the estimated time.
I've tried to eliminate as much risk as possible. The book is 98% complete. All the story pages are done. That includes the artwork and lettering. The only things left are a few minor page layout modifications.
Although I'm using a well-known company that printed many Kickstarter comic books, there is the small risk of delay with the printing and shipping of the book. I buffered some time for unexpected events, but even that time might be eaten up by the number of unexpected issues. I'll always immediately communicate any issues that may cause a delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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