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backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 9 2016

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In our last exciting chapter, Natalie was kidnapped in an ambush by a pair of unknown aliens ... and now it's up to Dax and his fearless crew to save her! New friends, new foes and a whopping hunk of backstory fills out this exciting collection of laser blasting, alien stomping and final exam taking scifi adventure!

Dax vol 2: Master Blatzer collects chapters 5 and 6 into one full color graphic novel.

A bit about Dax, Aaron and me ...

Way way back in 2011 I was heading back to school at the ripe old age of "my early thirties" and I decided to get back into drawing ... after a 10 year hiatus. The biggest hurdle that always tended to trip me up was thinking of something to draw. I would sit for hours in front of a blank sheet of paper only to finally give up. So I decided to recruit my buddy Aaron to help me out.

Over the course of a few texts and emails I asked him to help me create a comic so I could at least have something to focus on while working on my drawing skills. We finally settled on Dax, a lone space merc whose life was about to get really weird.

What originally started out as a gag-a-page strip quickly turned into the story of two lonely people stuck in space who needed each other. After traveling the black for so long with only a snarky Artificial Intelligence to talk to, Dax didn't realize how incomplete he was. At least not until a young stowaway named Natalie quickly packed his ship with old friends, a crazy pet "squirrel" and even an enemy who turned himself around.

Dax #6 page 9 - Decent Deeds Done Pretty Cheap
Dax #6 page 9 - Decent Deeds Done Pretty Cheap

So where are we now? Dax spent much of volume one trying to get rid of Natalie, even going so far as trying to drop her off at Intergalactic Social Services. But now she's been kidnapped by an unknown pair of villains and he's realizing how empty his life really is. Crippled by guilt, it takes the work of all of his crew to snap him out of it and get him to swallow his pride to call up some old friends. He needs help and he knows it.

Dax #5 page 19 - Fast Times at Arjnod High
Dax #5 page 19 - Fast Times at Arjnod High

 Dax vol2: Master Blatzer  delves deep into Dax and Natalie's backstory to answer a lot of questions while raising even more dilemmas.

Dax #5 page 34 Fast Times at Arjnod High
Dax #5 page 34 Fast Times at Arjnod High

 This Kickstarter is to print volume #2, the next 120+ pages of scifi action, adventure and humor.

  You can read Chapters 1-6 of Dax over at DaxComics.net!

Risks and challenges

Jess has already ran one successful Kickstarter and participated in several others including the Kidthulhu collections.

All artwork for the book is completed. The book only needs to be laid out and sent to the printer. After that any commissions/portraits/art cards will need to be made prior to shipping those rewards.

Barring any serious illness to myself or my family, there is little that would delay completion of this project.

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