Hardcore Luchador - An Online Comic Debuting May 5th 2012
Help us launch an online comic where two luchadores are cast into an unknown world where they battle evil and restore peace.
We are Angelo Gines and Chris Smith. Together, we've created Hardcore Luchador, an online comic series that follows two Luchadores* on their unexpected journey through a corrupt land where they fight against a great evil and become heroes to the people.
*you know, mexican wrestlers that wear those masks - ...Nacho Libre, anyone? Or just go here if you want to learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucha_libre
Our story is much more than spandex wearing masked men looking for a fight. It's a grand tale that has plenty to offer – action, adventure, friendship, teamwork, comedy, betrayal – the list could go on!
Hardcore Luchador is an epic adventure with deep characters and story twists to keep you hooked to the action. It will be available online at http://www.hardcoreluchador.com on May 5th, 2012. The story will unfold in weekly updates and the site will grow with lots of goodies and supplemental materials.
a page from the comic
a page from the comic
Fuego is our main protagonist and great hero of our story. Born and raised to be a champion, winning is all Fuego knows. He doesn't lose. Ever. Fuego is strong and courageous and always plays by the rules. The children look up to him as he always strives for what's right.Fuego is not perfect. Never losing means never learning from your mistakes and could very well be his downfall.
Unlike Fuego, who has always been great and excelled at everything, Muerto had to fight and punch his way to the top. More on Muerto soon.
Mala is our heroes first ally in the Under-Ring. More on Mala soon.
We're both natural born artists who each bring our own unique skill sets to the drawing table. Together, a unique blend of art is born to create a comic unlike anything you've ever seen.
I'm a comic geek from Brooklyn, NY. I tend to draw lots of images of people punching and the occasional monkey in a funny costume. Monkeys are awesome. Also bacon.
I'm a 28 year old graphic artist from Tampa, FL. I have an amazing wife who is just as excited for this project and a one-year Super-Kid named Noah. I love wrestling and rocking out!
The purpose for raising funds comes down to one thing. We want to create a fun story to share with everyone.
With your help, we're going to raise $4,500 which will help us take our comic beyond the world wide web and out into the real world.
First and foremost we're giving back to you in an awesome way through the backer prizes we have listed. Be sure to scroll down and check out what you'll be receiving for your contribution!
Secondly, we're going to need a few hardware/software upgrades to enable us to work more efficiently so that we can produce more content for our growing community.
Last, but most importantly, advertising. We're confident that word-of-mouth is always the best form of advertisement but there's nothing wrong with going out of our way to promote our story. You're contributions will help us get to conventions and support further ventures in the Hardcore Luchaverse.Note Added on 2/10: After a search for "luchador" showed that all luchador projects on Kickstarter ended unsuccessfully, it hit me. Together, we can make history and be the first successful Luchador project!!! Will you help us break this curse?
The Rewards shown below are subject to change and are for representation only. Once we reach funding, we'll update with what each prize will look like! Don't worry, it'll be for the better!
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