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When a bounty is put out on a sorcerer, he must protect those he loves and battle the New Orleans monsters who have betrayed him.
When a bounty is put out on a sorcerer, he must protect those he loves and battle the New Orleans monsters who have betrayed him.
When a bounty is put out on a sorcerer, he must protect those he loves and battle the New Orleans monsters who have betrayed him.
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THE STORY  

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.

  • TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: READ THE WEBCOMIC AT DREAMFURYCOMICS.COM
  • 26 PAGES OF GORGEOUS BLACK AND WHITE ARTWORK 
  • BONUS CONTENT
  • YOUR NAME ON THE THANK YOU PAGE
  • PRINTING ON GLOSS PAPER TO MAKE THE ART POP

 THE TEAM


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.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

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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THE REWARDS
 

THE PLAN 

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.

Thank You!

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.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Smile and Grunch

    Get the digital eye candy called Crescent City Monsters: Chapter one. Enjoy reading the amazing details that artist Gian Carlo Bernal creates in his own unique and incredible style. This is a high resolution PDF (DRM free).

    Includes:
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Name on Thank You page
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    Indian Chiefs

    If the digital copy of Crescent City Monsters isn't enough, then get the beautiful physical comic book. Within 32 pages you get 26 pages of amazing art and story with some bonus content pages. The artwork will pop on the beautiful glossy paper.

    Includes:
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
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    Queenie's Pitchfork

    Add some more goodies with your physical comic book. One of those goodies is a print that will be exclusive only to this Kickstarter campaign with the option to have it signed by creator Newton Lilavois.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive print
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
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    For the Collectors

    Artist Gian Carlo Bernal created an incredible variant cover for the fans and collectors of Crescent City Monsters. Don't miss out on this limited version.

    Includes:
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 (VARIANT cover)
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive print
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
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    For the Super Collectors

    Have you ever looked at one of the pages of Crescent City Monster and wished you could hang it on your wall? Say no more, pledge at this level and choose your favorite page and you'll have it on your wall just like you pictured.

    Includes:
    • Print of any page (Signed by Newton)
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 (VARIANT cover)
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
    • Exclusive print
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    Limited 7 backers
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    For the love of the story

    Really love chapter one's story? Then get a signed copy of the script Newton Lilavois wrote.

    Includes:
    • Signed copy of the chapter 1 script
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 (VARIANT cover)
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
    • Exclusive print
    • Print of any page (Signed by Newton)
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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Going All Out

    This tier contains a special laser wood etching exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign. It's very limited so grab yours quick!

    Includes:
    • Laser wood etching of Gian Bernal's artwork
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 (VARIANT cover)
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Signed copy of the chapter 1 script
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
    • Print of any page (Signed by Newton)
    • Exclusive print
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    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    Gian's Lair

    This level is created for fans of Gian Carlo Bernal's artwork. Gian will hand illustrate the cover of chapter one in pencil and ink on 11x17 comic book art board. The illustration is meant to highlight Gian's extraordinary linework so it will be inked without grayscale. Gian Carlo Bernal will be signing the 11x17 illustration. Note: this level doesn't include the wood etching from the reward #7.

    Includes:
    • Signed & hand drawn 11x17 illustration by Gian Carlo Bernal
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 (VARIANT cover)
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
    • Print of any page (Signed by Newton)
    • Exclusive print
    • Signed copy of the chapter 1 script
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You in There

    At this level not only do you get the same beautiful hand drawn and signed 11x17 illustration by Gian from Reward #8, you also get to be featured as a character in chapter 2 of Crescent City Monsters. Gian will include your likeness in the comic and Newton will write you in as a character in chapter 2. This is your opportunity to literally be immersed in the world of Crescent City Monsters. Note: this level doesn't include the wood etching from reward #7

    Includes:
    • Your likeness drawn and written into chapter two
    • Signed & hand drawn 11x17 illustration by Gian Carlo Bernal
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 [PDF]
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1
    • Crescent City Monsters: chapter 1 (VARIANT cover)
    • Name on Thank You page
    • Exclusive 4"x4" high quality stickers
    • Crescent City Monsters character cards
    • Print of any page (Signed by Newton)
    • Exclusive print
    • Signed copy of the chapter 1 script
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Funding period

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