About this project
Curse of the Vessel is supernatural revenge comic book that is half crime story and half ghost story.
As a THANK YOU for all your support. If we hit our funding goal EVERYONE with a shippable reward will get a copy of this Marina print by Mike Wilson! Without all that extra text and singed by the COTV creator, Michael Leal.
We have hit our funding goal, but there is still time to get EXTRA goodies by helping us hit our Stretch goals!
Stretch Goal #1 UNLOCKED! Not only will all backers at $10 and above get the John Broglia pinup above this text, but we will even throw in an extra print by Kantara artist, Chris Campana!
Stretch Goal #2 Locked. At $5000 EVERYONE will get a pdf copy of MARINA'S JOURNAL. Read the young witch's thoughts on the Curse of the Vessel and their ghostly encounters with sketches.
What is it about?
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”.
WHAT IS THIS KICKSTARTER FOR?
This Kickstarter is to fund Curse of the Vessel #1 part 1 of a 4 issue series. The money will go directly to printing the book, fulfilling backer rewards, marketing, and if we have enough left over actually paying the artists involved. They work hard and deserve a little something for their time and effort.
WHO ARE THESE GUYS?
Michael Leal - (Writer/Creator) Michael is a writer comics of, 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 since he as 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 on his good side ask him about his paintings of sacred geometry. ;)
WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER?
Besides a compelling comic with an original story and awesome art we do have good amount of enticing goodies. Such as...
An EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Cover by Comic Pro, Joëlle Jones. (Helheim, Spellcheckers, Madame Xanadu, etc.)
Exclusive Limited Edition Pinups by Talented Comic Artists, Jim McMunn,(Fubar, The Devil's Trail, Vic Boone: Stumptown Files) Mike Dubisch, (Zombies vs Robots, The People that Melt in the Rain, Weirdling) & the Amazing Huffy Chip.
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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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