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About this project

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

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.

Muerto

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

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.

Angelo Gines

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.

Chris Smith

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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    THANK YOU ON THE WEBSITE - We're so thankful for your dollar you'll receive a digital "Thank You" on our website!

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    PERSONAL THANK YOU PACK (stacked) - Not only are we gonna thank you on our website, we're going to send you a personalized thank you card. The card will have the Hardcore Luchadors on the front and a handwritten message to you on the back! Plus, a 5" x 3" STICKER featuring the Hardcore Luchador logo.

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    PERSONAL THANK YOU PACK PLUS (stacked) - Now we're talking! For your generous Hamilton (that's who's on the $10 bill FYI), you're gonna get more goodies. The PLUS pack includes a 11" x 17" POSTER, a sweet Hardcore Luchador MASK ICON 3" DECAL STICKER and a 1" BUTTON with matching icon. This level stacks so you'll most certainly get our thanks in both digital and written form as well as the LOGO STICKER from above.

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    PREMIUM BUTTON PACK (stacked) - Do you like buttons? You do? Great! This reward level is for you. You'll receive a 3 PACK of 1.25" BUTTONS featuring the characters and mounted to a custom backing! Put them on your bag or jacket! We recommend not pinning buttons to your cat. This level stacks so you'll get our thanks in both digital and written form as well as all of the GOODIES listed above.

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    24 PAGE BACKER BOOK (stacked) - For your contribution, you'll receive a 24 page book created just for our Kickstarter backers that features advanced content from the online comic series, along with pages full of artwork, behind the scenes content, character profiles, interviews, and much more! Included is a special thank you page for all who give this amount or higher. Plus, you'll receive all of the GOODIES from above!

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    CUSTOM CHARACTER COVER ART (stacked) - You know that BACKER BOOK you were just reading about? How would you like to be on the cover along side our Heroes? After all, you are part of the Hardcore Luchador team!
    For your unbelievable generosity, we'll immortalize YOU IN CHARACTER FORM ON THE COVER OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL BACKER BOOK! This level stacks so you'll most certainly get our thanks in both digital and written form as well as the GOODIES above. (note: you will receive one copy of the Backer Book with yourself on the cover. We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    EMBROIDERED PATCH (stacked) - At this point you are committed and we love you for that. Now show the world by stitching a Hardcore Luchador icon 3" PATCH on your jacket or your backpack. Maybe you even have one of those man purses that needs some more manly-ness on it. It would look great there. Again, don't put these on your cat no matter how much you think they would make for great mascots. Don't forget, you're also on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and receiving all of the GOODIES listed above. (note: We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    HARDCORE LUCHADOR the T-SHIRT (stacked) - When you've won your match in the ring, you're going to want to go out and celebrate in style. Look good while you party by wearing your HARDCORE LUCHADOR SUPER SOFT FITTED T-SHIRT (100% Sweat Shop free)! Don't forget, you're also on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and receiving all of the GOODIES listed above. Seriously, thank you. (note: We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    APPEAR IN THE COMIC! (stacked) - You've been on the cover. Now, make a CAMEO APPEARANCE IN A SCENE of the story! Who knows, maybe you'll be throwing tomatoes at Negador from the stands! Or perhaps holding a sign and rooting for our heroes. Don't forget, you're also on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and receiving all of the GOODIES listed above.(note: We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    FUEGO or MUERTO AUTHENTIC LUCHADOR MASK (stacked) - You will receive a professionally hand crafted mask of either Fuego or Muerto. Now you can take on the world! Oh, and we WOULD recommend putting these on your cat! Don't forget, you're on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and MAKING A CAMEO APPEARANCE in the story AND receiving all of the GOODIES listed above. (note: We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    GIANT AUTOGRAPHED PRINTS (stack does NOT include AUTHENTIC LUCHADOR MASK) - On Jan 20th, 2012, Hardcore Luchador made its public debut at CANVAS 7 in Tampa, FL. These three 2' X 3' SATIN PRINTS were displayed for over 1000 people to see. Own a part of history! We have 3 available on a first-donate-first-choice availability. Don't forget, you're on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and MAKING A CAMEO APPEARANCE in the story AND receiving all of the GOODIES listed above. (note: again, the mask is not included in this level. We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    ONE-OF-A-KIND FUEGO and MUERTO MUNNYS (stack does NOT include AUTHENTIC LUCHADOR MASK or GIANT PRINTS) - Also at CANVAS 7 we displayed custom hand painted MUNNYS designed to look like our two main characters. We have ONLY 1 set available!. Don't forget, you're on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and MAKING A CAMEO APPEARANCE in the story AND receiving all of the GOODIES listed above. (note: again, the mask and giant prints are not included in this level. We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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    THE ULTIMATE LUCHA PRIZE (stack does NOT include FUEGO/MUERTO LUCHADOR MASK or GIANT PRINTS or MUNNYS) - You get to be a character in the Hardcore Luchador Universe! Embrace immortality while we transform you into a battle ready warrior of wrestling and throw you into the adventure for the world to see! We'll DESIGN A MASKED CHARACTER BASED ON YOU, your interests, and personality. Plus, you will then receive an AUTHENTIC LUCHADOR MASK BASED OFF OF YOUR CHARACTER along with a custom print of the character! Don't forget, you're on the cover of your own BACKER BOOK and receiving all of the GOODIES listed above. (note: again, the fuego/muerto mask, giant prints, and munnys are not included in this level. We will request a photo of you at a later time.)

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Funding period

- (35 days)