Who Is El Peso Hero?
El Peso Hero is heavily influenced by the modern day challenges people from both sides of the U.S-Mexican border face. The main story is centered on “El Peso Hero” - a rogue hero who is standing up against Mexico's cartels, corrupt officials and human traffickers. The results are often destructive and deadly.
El Peso Hero has been one the most internationally talked about Latino superhero in decades. With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and institutional corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, NPR, NBC and countless of other media sites worldwide. El Peso Hero is humble, couragous, and is the only character in the series who's dialogue is in Spanish.
The story begins when El Peso hero washes ashore unto the banks of the Rio Grande. A group of Immigrants stumble upon his unconscious body, and rescue him.
Hector Rodriguez (Creator,Writer,Art Director) : Check out the latest media interview! http://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/a-conversation-with-el-peso-hero-comics-creator-hector-rodriguez-9830266
Guillermo Villareal (Illustrator,Artist,Cover Artist) : Artemis, El Peso Hero #4, El Peso Hero: Battle for Nuevo Laredo, EL Peso Hero: La Cueva de las Espadas.
Chema Cuéllar (Illustrator, Artist Special Projects) : El Peso Hero: Border Stories,El Peso Hero: Battle for Nuevo Laredo, EL Peso Hero: La Cueva de las Espadas.
Jeff Zornow (ZORNOW MUST BE DESTROYED!) Internationally renowned Comic Artist, Illustrator, and Mad Monster. IDW, IMAGE, American Gothic Press just to name a few.
One word: You. We make these stories for you! This project comes from the heart. There are no corporate overlords telling me what to do. I answer to YOU! Please pledge now! If you can’t, please share on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Every bit helps!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Every penny raised goes towards making El Peso Hero a reality. That covers everything from the creative talent, graphic design, printing, supplies, fees and taxes. In other words, everything that it takes to make this happen is where the bulk of the money’s going! A portion of the money will go to fulfilling all the cool rewards we are offering and a percentage will go to taxes, Kickstarter / Amazon fees. Any profit will go toward funding future stories.
Think your pledge as a pre-purchase. We’ve put together a bunch of rewards that we hope you'll love. And any of our rewards make a great gift for anyone in your family! Check ‘em out –
Is there something else you'd like from the campaign that isn't included in your reward selection? No problem! Just send us a message here in Kickstarter and we'll be happy to accommodate your add-on request with an over-pledge! Here's a list of popular add-ons:
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
To be a El Peso Hero: La Patrona backer, just click on the green button to the right of our video. Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge and which reward you want and how you want to sign up. Signing up is a breeze and you can do it through Facebook if you want. Also, please add a link to our Kickstarter page to your website or blog. Sharing this project with others will go a long way toward getting El Peso Hero: La Patrona backer funded. Thanks!
Here are the official links of the El Peso Hero Kickstarter campaign:
Risks and challenges
As with any small press, self publishing venture...coming up with capital up front is always a problem. Between running thew business, paying it's bills, and keeping all our distribution channels open enough that people can actually GET the books we make...it makes it very difficult to finance a print run, when so much of the cost is up front.
With our previous kickstarter, we learned alot....we had never been through the process of printing through offset, or at such a large scale. We now understand the process, and what is needed, and expected of us. We've even found a printing partner that can produce a lower quantity, and still keep the price reasonable.
And even more importantly, the material for the majority of the origin trade paperback is already finished! Cueva de las Espadas and Battle for Nuevo Laredo are completed, and sitting on our hard drive...the only work that remains is finalizing the covers and some of the bonus material. The main obstacle for us is coming up with the funds upfront to go into production. With your help, we can smash through that barrier...and get El Peso Hero's continuing adventures into your hands.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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