About Crimson Star
Simply put, Crimson Star is a superhero comic for Singaporeans by Singaporeans. The character, an everyman bestowed with powers he does not entirely want, isn't only faced with a new bad guy every few months or so, but also has to combat the daily struggles that most Singaporeans faced during the cusp of the decade between the late '80s and early '90s.
With 65 issues planned, and the first 3 issues being currently illustrated, by a talented team of local artists, this Kickstarter campaign is an opportunity for comic book collectors to get their hands on an ashcan containing 10 pages of the first issue featuring the first appearances of future Crimson Star Fandi, his super-powered acquaintances Starlight and Starling, and their tech-obsessed villain, Tech-0-Mech.
What's an Ashcan?
To quote Wikipedia:
During the golden age of comics, ashcan editions of comics were printed to establish copyright. They often went straight from the printer to the "ashcan". Today, "ashcans" could more accurately be described as mini or digest comics.
Over the years, however, ashcans have become somewhat of a collector's commodity. The Crimson Star ashcan will consist of completed art of the featured pages, as well as additional insight on some of the characters and, as all good comic books do, a fight scene:
I'm a Superman Fanboy
As everyone in the comic book world knows, this March marks the release of Action Comics #1000--80 years after the first appearance of Superman in the title's inaugural issue!
Superman has since gone on to be the subject of some of the most iconic covers, so we have prepared 2 homages (a Standard and a Variant cover) to the Man of Tomorrow with art by Hailey Hernandez.
There will also be a Blank Cover Variant for those of you who prefer to have your own custom covers!
Want a better picture of what you'll be getting from pledging to this campaign? Here's our Reward Tower!
Well, now that we've been fully funded, here's a little on what more can be expected:
Stretch Goal #1: $2'888
- Another 4 pages will be added to the Ashcan (bringing the content to 16 pages)! These 4 pages will highlight and breakdown the process of comic book creating, outlining the sequence step-by-step. This'll be a fun add-on for other comic book creator-potentials.
- And even more cool is this glow-in-the-dark Starpulse (the source of Crimson Star's powers) keychain made by the very cool MangoCats! This will be added to the rewards for all tiers a $58 and above!
As always, there'll be more to come--with more pledges we'll definitely include more rewards, so let's hope to achieve these stretch goals!
More to Come!
Haven't made up your mind if you'd wanna support this AWESOME project?
Well, be sure to keep an eye on this page for more information and follow this campaign for e-mail updates!
Special thanks to Zehe and David Goh for the Sketch cover art as seen in the video! And to James Leong for the amazing piece of Crimson Star looking more patriotic than a red and white costume already made him.
Risks and challenges
With art already underway (along with production of the other reward items) all that remains is the cost of printing this special run of ashcans.
By the end of Feb, the content will be ready to go to print with delivery of regular (non-sketched) copies estimated to be delivered by March!
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