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By Nick Gonzo
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About this project

 

 Agent Corsair is part of The Order, an ancient fellowship that's been maintaining the relationship between the two sides of England; The modern world, and the ancient things that live in the shadows. 

Assigned by his superiors to a low level missing persons case, Corsair is set to track down a local business man who has been trying his hand at black magic. As he works the case more questions surface, and Corsair is forced to question his place in an increasingly modern world, because as well as having to live through ghosts and flesh eating horrors he has to survive the modernisation and monetisation of his ancient organisation. Expect noir styled mystery, hideous monsters, ancient evil, and a different twist on a haunted house.

 

Corsair is a full colour, episodic comic series. This'll be the first of many cases for Corsair as his work with The Order leads him to explore the folk tales and ghost stories of Northern England. Each one will be a self contained story that adds an urban context to ancient myths and legends, whilst looking at the relationship between the old and new roles of national identity.

Inspired by the stories I've spent my life hearing of England's Neolithic stones, wind swept moors, haunted ruins and cursed bridges (seriously that seems to come up a lot) I wanted to create something rooted in old legends, and tell the tales you can only get from historic Yorkshire.

 This Kickstarter is to fund the first 28 page comic, and also to get some more money together to start the work on issue 2. Here are some sample pages:

 

 

 

 

 I have been extremely lucky to put together a team who could easily find themselves on any so-called "professional" book out in the market. How they don't have Scrooge McDuck style money pools in their homes as they fly about in Space-cars I don't know.

On Art there is Stefani @MagiciansHouse, an American artist who goes by this twittery Pen Name, and fresh from her work on Project Night Breed has come to put her talents to Corsair. You can find her website here.

Adding colour to the art is Alexa Renée, who you might recognise from the extensive colouring work she did on the Paperbacks and Inkstains Kick-starter Madius completed early this year. Her website can be found here, and as you can see her depth and texture is astounding.

And finally, we have Robin Jones, SCIBA nominated writer and Ashcan Letterer of the Year 2015, who adds the words and bubbles over the top to facilitate the story.

 We have, for you delectation, both digital and physical copies of the book. We have a selection of prints presented A4 for you to have and to hold from the likes of Alexa Renee, Grant Richards, Rory Donald, and Myself.

You can own original art for the prints as well as we go along, such as this amazing painting by Alexa which is available both as a print and to own as a reward.

 And, if you're feeling particularly fruity, you can opt to have yourself immortalised as a member of the Order. Stefani will draw you as a prim and proper member of the mystical ancient group, which will them be printed as a one of a kind A4 print on only the finest quality paper and then sent to you for you to have and hold. Here is me, forever engraved as the Grandmaster:

 

 

Risks and challenges

At the moment the book is drawn, we have lettered the black and white pages and are just waiting for Alexa to finish the last of the colouring. We have a few tweaks here and there to make from a design point of view, but other than possible delays in the colouring of the book, its all good to go.

The only other delays could come from the delivery of the stock to ourselves. We have quotes from companies for the pin badges and the printing itself, so unless they take longer than expected to produce there should be no issues.

This is my sole focus and as my first solo Kickstarter, I want to commit myself to not letting anyone down.

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