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 WHAT'S THE STORY?

Vincent Faustino has become an involuntary vessel for the dead. Once a brutal mafia enforcer, now his life is not his own. He has been branded with a magical sigil that allows spirits to possess his body at will. On the run from both his deadly former associates and law enforcement, he is wanted for murders and events he has no memory of. Vincent relentlessly hunts the man who cursed him, continually being hijacked by restless spirits who have their own personalities and agendas, both good and evil.

This is the torture he must endure. This is the punishment for his evil past. Vincent Faustino is forever “The Vessel”.

FEATURED REWARD:

THE ARTIST: A one of a kind character illustration by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. Any character you want from any story you want. Maybe something you created or a family member as Wonder Woman...anything within reason. ALSO check out our NEW Rewards the HALF SHELL HERO & THE WRITER.

 

 
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 WHAT'S THIS KICKSTARTER FOR?

This Kickstarter is to fund Curse of the Vessel #2 part 2 of a 4 issue series. The money will go directly to printing the book, fulfilling backer rewards, marketing, and paying the artists involved.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Michael Leal - (Writer/Creator) Michael is a writer of comics, prose, screenplays and pop culture articles. He has been published a number of times in Bela Lugosi's Tales From the Grave, Commander X Adventures, SP! Nexus Magazine, Zedura magazine and along with his crack team of comic artists won Small Press Idol 2010 with the original version of Curse of the Vessel. W00t!

Mike Wilson - (Penciler) Hey remember back in the day when Wizard Magazine had that art contest to draw the cover of issue# 139? Yea, Mike won that. Since then he's been using his powers for good instead of evil working for the likes of Palladium books, Gygax Magazine and many more.

Michael McElveen - (Colorist) He was an instrumental member of the COTV team during Small Press Idol 2010 and has since lent his coloring talents to a number of independent books. He is a design expert and has taught a number of classes including photoshop workshops. If you want to get on his good side ask him about his paintings of sacred geometry. ;)

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?

A compelling comic with an original story, awesome art AND enticing goodies. Such as

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Risks and challenges

As far as risks, there are very few. The issue is already complete save a few adjustments based on what happens during the kickstarter phase. Printing and fulfillment is all priced out, unless there is a sharp increase in shipping costs we should be good.

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    THE GRAPHIC NOVICE

    Just because you're a cool person and want to support indie comics we'll send you a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDF of CURSE OF THE VESSEL#2, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our PODCAST, Who The What Now?!

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    THE ENTHUSIAST

    Stepping it up a notch! You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST.

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    THE STAND UP GUY

    You get a PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST.

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    STAND UP GUY (FIXED) *

    **No U.S. shipping charge**
    You get a PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST.

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    THE FRIEND OF OURS:

    You get a PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, a special DIRECTOR's CUT PDF of both COTV #1& #2 with page by page notes & commentary by COTV Creator Michael Leal, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST.

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    THE CONNECTED GUY:

    You get a high quality PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, a special DIRECTOR's CUT PDF of both COTV #1& #2 with page by page notes & commentary by COTV Creator Michael Leal, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST PLUS a super sweet COTV DECAL & Bookmark!

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    THE MADE MAN

    You get a SIGNED high quality PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, a special DIRECTOR's CUT PDF of both COTV #1& #2 with page by page notes & commentary by COTV Creator Michael Leal, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST and super sweet COTV DECAL & Bookmark!

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    The FACE MAN: RETAILER INCENTIVE

    5 copies of COTV #1 & 5 copies of #2 for Retailers. Signed by COTV Writer Michael Leal.

    You also get the store name on the backer page and a plug on Who The What Now?! podcast as a Cursed store.

    Add $10 for each set of 5 copies of either #1 or #2. An even greater discount!

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    THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    For being an awesome early adopter you get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level at a greatly reduced price! Get it while it's hot!

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    Not so EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    For being an awesome "early-ish" adopter you get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level at a greatly reduced price! Get it while it's hot!

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    THE STYLE MAKER

    Real simple.
    You get a copy of COTV #2 & a supercool limited edition COTV shirt shipped to your door!
    Also the WTWN mention and backer page thing.
    Add $5 if you want to add issue #1 to your order!

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    The SOLDIER:

    You get a SIGNED high quality PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, a special DIRECTOR's CUT PDF of both COTV #1& #2 with page by page notes & commentary by COTV Creator Michael Leal, your name on the BACKER PAGE, we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! Podcast, COTV DECAL & Bookmark!. PLUS you get a super cool SIGNED PINUP PRINT of the COTV #2 cover!

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    The DARK ANGEL:

    You get a SIGNED high quality PRINT COPY of COTV #2 with EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter cover by COTV artist MIKE WILSON. You get a nifty COTV desktop WALLPAPER, PDFs of both CURSE OF THE VESSEL#1 & #2, a special DIRECTOR's CUT PDF of both COTV #1& #2 with page by page notes & commentary by COTV Creator Michael Leal, your name on the BACKER PAGE and we will mention your name on our Who The What Now?! PODCAST, a COTV DECAL & Bookmark!a super cool SIGNED PINUP PRINT of the COTV #2 cover. PLUS a SIGNED PINUP PRINT featuring MARINA the WITCH!

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    THE ORIGINAL GANGSTER:

    You get everything from the DARK ANGEL reward level PLUS a PDF of the long since out of print ORIGINAL COTV #0 issue that won Small Press Idol with the most votes in SPI history! See where it all began!

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    THE CARD SHARP:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER reward level PLUS a one of a kind SKETCH CARD illustrated by COTV artist MIKE WILSON!

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    THE COLLECTOR:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS a limited edition ASH CAN SKETCH COVER VERSION of issue #2! (customizeable blank cover)There were only 100 copies printed! Once they're gone they're gone!

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    THE BUMPER:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS we will cut an ad plugging your project, product or service on our Who The What Now?! podcast!

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    The HALF SHELL HERO

    Everything from the Original Gangster level PLUS a one of a kind commission by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cover artist, Sal Otero!

    Add$5 for each copy of issue#1 or extra issue of issue #2.

    Includes:
    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • 1 commission from Sal Otero!
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    THE ARTIST

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS a one of a kind 8.5 x 11 COMMISSION by COTV Artist MIKE WILSON! Any character from any book or maybe even your own creation! (+$10 per extra character +$20 background +$20 inks)

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    THE BIG SCORE:

    (Sketch cover Commission)
    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS a one of a kind COMMISSION by COTV Artist MIKE WILSON on one of our LIMITED EDITION ASH CAN SKETCH COVERS of issue #2! Any character from any book or maybe even your own creation! (+$10 per extra character +$20 background +$20 inks)

    There were only 100 copies printed! Once they're gone they're gone!

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    THE AD MAN:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS a 1/2 PAGE AD in the back of both the Digital & Print copies of COTV #2! Get your Project,Business, Website, Podcast, etc in front of the masses immortalized for eternity! (ad subject to approval PG13)

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    THE ART COLLECTOR:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS a one of a kind ORIGINAL ART PAGE FROM COTV ISSUE #1 or #2 first backed gets first pick from our curated selected pages. These will go FAST. Get yours today!

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    THE MUSE:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS an AMAZING one of a kind 11x17 COMMISSION from COTV artist MIKE WILSON. Any one scene you want starring any character from any book even your own creations. One scene, a single splash page on the same art board the pros use to illustrate their comics! This will be inked and delivered strait to your door anywhere in the world!

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    THE BENEFACTOR:

    This is the BIG ONE! You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level, PLUS two more copies of both the Kickstarter exclusive versions of issue #1 & #2, the Original PINUP PACK with all pinups from the first Kickstarter, 2 extra DECALs, a copy of the exclusive ASH CAN SKETCH COVER edition of issue #2, an ORIGINAL ART PAGE from either issue #1 or #2 first backed first pick, a 8.5 x11 one of a kind COMMISSION from COTV artist Mike Wilson, a GUEST SPOT on WTWN?! podcast (if you want) PLUS you get a credit in the comic as CO-PUBLISHER! You can't beat that with a bat!

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    The WRITER

    Have an idea for a comic but don’t know how to write it? Are you an artist that needs someone to give a voice to your vision? COTV creator Michael Leal is an accomplished writer and will help you out for a fraction of the normal page rate. Have him guide you through the process or write it for you. Let’s make your ideas happen!

    Includes:
    • 1. 2 Brainstorming sessions
    • 2) 1 Outline
    • 3) One 22pg comic script
    • 4) 2 Revisions to get it just right
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