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QUETZALCOATL: A Latinx Comic

A modern Latinx comic about heritage, family and a big f-ing feathered snake.

QUETZALCOATL: A Latinx Comic

A modern Latinx comic about heritage, family and a big f-ing feathered snake.

$2,697
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
98
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 5:57 PM UTC +00:00.

About

UPDATE! WE'RE FULLY FUNDED - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! All of you are unbelievable, but we are not done yet! Stretch goals have been announced! 

 STRETCH GOAL #1 - If we hit $3000 in funding, we'll add a mini-poster (2) pack of Quetzalcoatl illustrated by Anna Maria Richardson! (Physical Backers Only.)

 STRETCH GOAL #2 - If we hit $3500 in funding, we'll e-x-p-a-n-d the first issue of our comic to include a Quetzalcoatl short at the end as a digital EXCLUSIVE!

 STRETCH GOAL #3 - This is the BIG ONE! If we hit $4,000 in funding that will pay for our SECOND ISSUE! That's right! You could also be a part of ISSUE #2 of QUETZALCOATL! Which will be digitally sent to all Kickstarter Backers! 


Quetzalcoatl is a Latinx Modern Teen Coming-of-Age/Superhero  comic in the tradition of Ms. Marvel, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Runaways comics. The world of Quetzalcoatl is a bit more of a mythological horror, however. We will be building off of Mesoamerican myth to bring forward stories that have not really been delved into in popular media.

Quetzalcoatl is about history, this is the history of an underrepresented people of color; specifically, the indigenous people of South America and Mexican Americans that are finally getting documented in the history books. It's important for us to publish something that will inform and empower people that look like us. 

Most of the funds for this Kickstarter will be used for the actual production of the comic itself. Art, colors, letters, covers, prints, etc. Then depending on how the rewards iron out at the end, printing and shipping will have similar costs.

We need YOUR help to make that happen!

 After the death of her grandmother, Herminia Ximenez must come to terms not only with the loss of a loved one... but also the ancient Mayan god that was passed down to her. By accepting her heritage and with the help of family/friends, Herminia learns to control the ancient deity and become a leader to community.


 Herminia was not bitten by a radioactive spider; she was not shot by gamma rays. She’s just a girl with a one of a kind grandmother and a rich history. Once upon a time her ancestor was the greatest warrior in the village. She cared and protected her small community from the evils of the outside world. She fought monsters, demons and men who wanted to harm them. Until one day a great storm came and proceeded to wipe out villages on all sides. The warrior went to confront the storm and found a god living inside of it, causing havoc- Quetzalcoatl. The warrior fought the god and trapped it in a ring. That ring has been passed down from generation to generation and has now been given to Herminia. Can she control the god inside or will she be overcome by it? Herminia wants to live her normal life with her friends and we get to see how this god changes her world around, and just how much courage she has in her. 

"The goal of our comic, beginning with issue #1, is to answer the question 'What is a leader?' rather than 'What makes a hero?' We argue that humility is an essential leadership trait. Being authentic, listening to others, this makes a difference. Leaders need to be more attentive than anything else." - Mickey Martinez

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  • Herminia



  • THE PRESENT

Aside from Kickstarter's obvious effectiveness in making projects happen from a financial perspective, this platform has also proven to the be the best way to connect directly with my work's audience and to discover new individuals who may be interested. With Kickstarter, we are able to have one on one conversation, and discuss the finer nuances of the comic as a whole, all while allowing support. Due to its security and truth worthiness I've found Kickstarter to be the best way to truly grow Quetzalcoatl.

Most of the funds for this Kickstarter will be used for the actual production of the comic itself. Art, colors, letters, covers, prints, etc. Then depending on how the rewards iron out at the end, printing and shipping will have similar costs. 

  • THE FUTURE

So far we have 5 volumes laid out and function as 5 distinct individual "seasons" some of them contain one off issues as well as sprawling stories. Nothing is pocketed so all of the money from this Kickstarter as well as any profit made from the comic will go back into the next issue, so our plan for future issues will be to use the previous issue to fund it.

Risks and challenges

The main risk with funding an issue of a comic is wanting to see the conclusion. Depending on if we reach our extended goal or not this Kickstarter will cover the premiere issue. Which we will pitch and sell and get a profit from will will pump right back into issue #2. I assure you, we have stories ready and you will know where the story leads even if I have to put on a puppet show for each individual person.

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