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A cursed criminal, vengeful ghosts, sass mouthed witches & grizzled lawmen collide in this Supernatural Crime Thriller! Parts 1 & 2
A cursed criminal, vengeful ghosts, sass mouthed witches & grizzled lawmen collide in this Supernatural Crime Thriller! Parts 1 & 2
149 backers pledged $3,885 to help bring this project to life.

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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”.

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STRETCH GOALS!

Milestone Goal #1 ACHIEVED! First 25 backers get COTV Print by Mike Dubisch (Strange Aeons / horror/Cthulhu artist) COTV pinup print!

Milestone Goal #2 SHATTERED! The First 50 backers with a shippable reward will get an exclusive Chris Campana (Kantara, First World, Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute) COTV Print! Signed sealed delivered.

Milestone Goal #3 SUCCESS! The First 75 backers with a shippable reward will get an exclusive John Broglia (Denali, Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures, Unmasked) pinup Print! Signed sealed delivered.

Milestone Goal #4 DONE! The First 100 Backers with a shippable reward will get an exclusive Jim McMunn (FUBAR, VIC BOONE, DOC UNKNOWN ETC.) COTV Pinup! Signed sealed delivered!

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PREVIEW of the First 4 pages of issue#1
PREVIEW of the First 4 pages of issue#1

 

More about the Curse of the Vessel

Curse of the Vessel is a Supernatural Thriller that is one part Ghost Story and one part Crime Story. The original story was the Grand Prize Winner of Small Press Idol 2010. Created by writer Michael Leal (Bela Lugosi’s Tales From the Grave), illustrated by Mike Wilson (Palladium Games / Rifts, TSR games), and colored by Michael McElveen ( Anomalous Comics)

What if you pulled a gangster out of a Tarantino film and dropped him into a world of supernatural horror with ghosts and witches? Sounds awesome, right? That's Curse of the Vessel!

 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.

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Not much risk here. The books are done save a few changes and additions determined by what happens during the Kickstarter. Some delays are always possible during the printing and shipping phases.

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    The GRAPHIC NOVICE Digital Package

    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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    • Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2
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    The ENTHUSIAST Deluxe Digital Pack

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

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    • Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2
    • Deluxe Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2 w/ Creator's Commentary
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    The IT GUY Digital Mega pack

    Everything from the Digital Mega Pack PLUS the Digital version of the out of print COTV #0 issue. This is the version of the comic that won Small Press Idol 2010!

    Includes:
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2
    • Deluxe Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2 w/ Creator's Commentary
    • Digital Copy COTV #0
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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.

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

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    • Digital Wallpaper
    • Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2
    • Print Copy of COTV #2.
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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.

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

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    • Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2
    • Deluxe Digital Copy of Issue #1 & #2 w/ Creator's Commentary
    • Print Copy of COTV #2.
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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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

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    • Everything from DELUXE DIGITAL level
    • Print Copy of COTV #2.
    • COTV DECAL & BOOKMARK
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    The Style Maker

    ******EDIT SHIPPING!!!!*****
    Everything from the DIGITAL MEGA PACKAGE, SIGNED print copy of COTV#2, and a super sweet LIMITED EDITION COTV T- SHIRT shipped anywhere in the world!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

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    • Everything from Digital MEGA PACKAGE
    • *SIGNED Print Copy of COTV #2.
    • Limited Edition CURSE OF THE VESSEL T-Shirt!
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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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

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    • *SIGNED Print Copy of COTV #2.
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    THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:

    For being an awesome early adopter you get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level for only $25! Get it while it's hot!

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    The FACE MAN: RETAILER INCENTIVE

    **MUST ACTUALLY BE A COMIC SHOP***
    (We lose money on this one to support retailers)
    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. A great deal!

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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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 (Joelle Jones) or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

    Includes:
    • Everything from DELUXE DIGITAL level
    • *SIGNED Print Copy of COTV #2.
    • COTV DECAL & BOOKMARK
    • NEW Marina & COTV #2 cover MINI PRINTS (SIGNED)
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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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 (Joelle Jones cover) or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

    Includes:
    • Everything from the MADE MAN reward level
    • NEW Marina & COTV #2 cover MINI PRINTS (SIGNED)
    • Digital Copy COTV #0
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    THE CARD SHARP:

    This was a SET of 10. 6 were sold in the first Kickstarter. Only 4 left!
    You get EVERYTHING from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS a one of a kind COTV SKETCH CARD drawn by COTV artist MIKE WILSON! Each card will have a one of a kind sketch of a Curse of the Vessel character and will be signed and numbered. These are very limited, so get yours before someone beats you to it!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know.

    Includes:
    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • A COTV SKETCH CARD SIGNED & NUMBERED by 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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know

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    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • COTV #2 "Ash Can"Artist Edition B&W Blank Sketch Cover
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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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know

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    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • Ad for your project, product, or service on Who The What Now?!
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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
    • 11x14 sized commission by TMNT Cover Artist Sal Otero
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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 +$10 background +$10 inks)

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

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know

    Includes:
    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • COTV #2 "Ash Can"Artist Edition B&W Blank Sketch Cover
    • COTV Artist MIke Wilson Sketch on Artst Edition Cover!
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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 +$10 background +$10 inks)

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    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • 8.5 x 11 COMMISSION by COTV Artist MIKE WILSON
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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)

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    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • Ad for your project, product, or service on Who The What Now?!
    • 1/2 PAGE AD in both the Digital & Print copies of COTV#2
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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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    • ORIGINAL ART PAGE FROM COTV ISSUE #1 or #2
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    The MUSE:

    You get everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER level PLUS an AMAZING one of a kind 11x17 COMMISSION with background and inked 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!

    Add $5 for each additional signed hard copy of issue #1 or #2! Write us a note to let us know!

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    • Everything from the ORIGINAL GANGSTER LVL
    • 11x17 COMMISSION with background & inked from artist MIKE Wilson
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    The BIG STAR

    THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! You get everything from the COLLECTOR level, PLUS Get yourself or a friend drawn into an issue of COTV as a character! You also get an ORIGINAL ART page that you appear in signed by the artist. (our choice)
    Be drawn into COTV #3 as a U.S. MARSHAL hunting Vincent. A Nice little cameo.

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    • Cameo in COTV# 3 as a U.S. Marshal
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    The BENEFACTOR

    It's like Charlie's Angels but with comics!
    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!

    Includes:
    • Cameo in COTV# 3 as a U.S. Marshal
    • Credited as Co-Publisher
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Funding period

- (30 days)