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"Yakzua 893" is a comic book miniseries about gang life in Japan. It's a story about Honour, Revenge and Justice.
"Yakzua 893" is a comic book miniseries about gang life in Japan. It's a story about Honour, Revenge and Justice.
215 backers pledged S$ 5,347 to help bring this project to life.

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The Kickstarter is going to fund the printing of the FIRST ISSUE and the production of the SECOND ISSUE. 

Funds Breakdown: 

- Artist ($400) - Inker ($300) - Colorist ($300) - Letterer ($300) *these amounts will be higher if we exceed our goal. 

- Printing the first issue comic = $500-800 (depending on how many copies are required) 

- 10% of funds will pay for the artist doing the commissions.  

- Rest will be put away for ComicCon fees, promoting the comic and pitching the comic series to publishers. 

Here is the first 6 pages of the comic: 

 

COVER
COVER

 

PAGE 01
PAGE 01

 

PAGE 02
PAGE 02

 

PAGE 03
PAGE 03

 

PAGE 04
PAGE 04

 

PAGE 05
PAGE 05

 

PAGE 06
PAGE 06

To be continued in the rest of the first issue. 

BONUS REWARDS: 

$500 over = ALL PHYSICAL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION YAKUZA 893 PRINT BY LEO COLAPIETRO

$1,000 over = ALL PHYSICAL BACKERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE PRINT YAKUZA 893 #1 WITH THE ALT-COVER BY LEO COLAPIETRO (as well as the regular cover by EDA KUNSIS)

Risks and challenges

The first issue is already completed, so you will be receiving your print copy within 2 months of the Kickstarter completion (if successful).

I already have PRINT copies of SNARL & STARBURN TPB (Both 1st print Asian copies) in stock.

Only delays in rewards will be the SKYPE CALLS, SCRIPT/CONCEPT REVIEWS as well as the MENTORING.

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    Pledge S$ 3 or more About $2

    DIGITAL VERSION

    $3SGD = $2.10+USD

    Get a Digital PDF Version of "Yakuza 893" issue 1.

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    DIGITAL VERSION + 2 other PDF comics

    $5SGD = $3.50+USD

    Get PDF copy of "Yakuza 893" issue 1.

    Plus PDF copies of these stand alone comics:
    - "Hang Low Aim High"
    - "Convoy of Corpses"

    That's 3 PDF comics for $5!!

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    DIGITAL VERSION + 3 PDF COMICS!

    $7SGD = $5.10+USD

    Get PDF copy of "Yakuza 893" issue 1.

    Plus PDF copies of these stand alone comics:
    - "Hang Low Aim High" (24 page stand alone comic)
    - "Convoy of Corpses"(24 page stand alone comic)
    - SNARL (56 page GN)

    That's 4 PDF comics for $7!!

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    Pledge S$ 10 or more About $7

    DIGITAL COMIC + 7 PDF COMICS

    $10 SGD = $7+USD!!!

    Get PDF copies of 5 of my comic series.

    - "Yakuza 893" (#1)
    - "Hang Low Aim High"
    - "Convoy of Corpses"
    - "SNARL"
    - "Death-Rattler" (#1-2)
    - "AQUEOUS" (#1-2)

    That's 8 comics for $10!

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    DIGITAL VERSIONS OF ALL MY COMICS

    $15 SGD = $10+ USD!!!

    Get PDF copies of ALL my current comics. That's $15SG ($10USD+) for 16 comics!!!

    - "Yakuza 893" (#1)
    - "Hang Low Aim High"
    - "Convoy of Corpses"
    - "SNARL"
    - "Death-Rattler" (#1-2)
    - "AQUEOUS" (#1-2)
    - "SADISTIC" (#0-2)
    - "Night's Templar" (#1-3)
    - "C.L.A.W.S." (#1-2)

    That's 14 comics for $15!

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    Pledge S$ 17 or more About $12

    PRINT COPY: Yakuza 893 #1 + PDF REWARDS

    $17SGD = $12+USD!!

    Signed PRINT Issue 1 of "Yakuza 893" (signature by Co-Creator & Writer Kelly Bender) as well as the PDF rewards.
    Get PDF copies of ALL my current comics.

    - "Yakuza 893" (#1)
    - "Hang Low Aim High"
    - "Convoy of Corpses"
    - "SNARL"
    - "Death-Rattler" (#1-2)
    - "SADISTIC" (#0-2)
    - "AQUEOUS" (#1-2)
    - "Night's Templar" (#1-3)
    - "C.L.A.W.S." (#1-2)

    That's 1 print comic plus 16 PDF comics for $17!!

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    PRINT COPY: Yakuza 893+ SNARL+PDF

    $21SGD = $15+USD

    SIGNED PRINT COPIES of YAKUZA 893 & SNARL*

    (*SNARL is the Asian 1st print version in English)

    Plus ALL the PDF rewards (16 PDF COMICS)

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    PRINT COPY: Yakuza 893 + 2 PRINT comics

    $30SGD = $22+USD

    SIGNED PRINT Copies of:
    - YAKUZA 893 #1
    - SNARL 46 pages (Asian 1st print copy in english.)
    - STARBURN TPB 90 pages (Asian 1st print copy in english)

    Plus ALL the DIGITAL REWARDS (16 PDF Comics)

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    Pledge S$ 40 or more About $28

    PRINT COPY: Yakuza 893 + 4 PRINT comics

    $40SGD = $29+USD

    SIGNED PRINT copy of:
    - Yakuza 893 #1
    - SNARL (Asian 1st print copy in english.)
    - STARBURN TPB (Asian 1st print copy in english)
    - DEATH-RATTLER #1-2

    Plus ALL the PDF rewards. (16 PDF comics)

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    Pledge S$ 60 or more About $41

    SKYPE with Kelly Bender

    $60SGD = $43+USD

    - 45 minute Skype 1-on-1 call with Kelly Bender where you can ask him advice, get insider tips and tricks.

    - SIGNED PRINT copy of:
    - Yakuza 893 #1
    - SNARL (Asian 1st print copy in english)
    - STARBURN TPB (Asian 1st print copy on english)
    - DEATH-RATTLER #1-2

    Plus ALL the PDF rewards. (16 PDF Comics)

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    Script/Concept Review & Skype

    $100SGD = $73+USD

    One Script/Concept review & 1-on-1 Skype follow up. (45 minutes)

    SIGNED PRINT copy of:
    - Yakuza 893 #1
    - SNARL (Asian 1st print copy in english)
    - STARBURN TPB (Asian 1st print copy in english)
    - DEATH-RATTLER #1-2

    Plus ALL the PDF rewards. (16 PDF Comics)

    Comics will be delivered by MARCH 2017, but reviews may take until April as I'll want to be thorough.

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    Art by BRIAN BALONDO + other rewards

    $200 SGD = $140+USD

    - STARBURN artist Brian Balondo will draw 1-2 characters, even your own characters or your comic cover. Standard Comic Size paper.

    - Script Review + Skype Call

    All the previous rewards as well.

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    Art By JIMBO SALGADO + other rewards

    $300SDD = $219+USD

    - The amazing artist Jimbo Salgado will draw 1-2 characters, even your own characters or your comic cover. Standard comic size paper.

    - Script review + Skype 1-on-1

    All the previous rewards as well.

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    1-ON-1 COMIC BOOK MENTORSHIP

    $500SG = $345+USD

    I will work with you on your stand alone comic or first issue of your miniseries. Helping you on your concept, story, art team and then your pitch.

    I'll use my comic industry contacts to help (if you need help finding collaborators) to help find you your creative team (artist, inker, colorist and letter).

    I may suggest changes (ie: editing, art directing etc... ) which will give your comic the best opportunity to be picked up.

    Once the stand alone comic or first issue of the miniseries is completed, I'll use my publisher contacts to get your comic in the eyes of multiple publishers where one will hopefully accept it.

    You will get my email/FB Messenger and we will have an open dialogue throughout the process. Plus they'll be plenty of opportunities to SKYPE (multiple times when available).

    I'll also promote your project through my social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc... ). This will help ensure that it'll get noticed.

    *No guarantee that if I find collaborators that they'll stick around or follow through, it's about project and team managing and I won't be doing the day to day work, just the introductions, so it'll be up to you to maintain that relationship.

    *No guarantee which level of publisher (meaning if this is your first comic I can't get you published by IMAGE :) Hell! I can't get published by IMAGE (yet)). But I'll help you pitch it to multiple publishers of varying levels.

    *No Guarantee that your book will get picked up, as it's a CRAZY industry, but I'll do everything in my power to get your book noticed and give it the best opportunity.

    *ONLY comics which are appropriate for standard publishers "G" to "R" rated comics only.

    + Plus multiple SKYPE conversations.
    + Print Comics (YAKUZA 893, SNARL & STARBURN)
    + 16 PDF Comics (as mentioned above)
    (does NOT include the original art by the artists)

    Comics Delivered by March 2017, SKYPE conversation by April and pitch depends on when your comic is ready, but I will work with you up until it's ready.

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Funding period

- (30 days)