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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 14 2016

About

 

The San Diego Conquest is a buddy comedy set at the world's most famous comic convention! This 120 page fully colored graphic novel is about a comic artist (and theme park princess) named Becca who heads to a big convention in San Diego with her BFF DeSean and brother Ashton in hopes of getting a big time comic editor to look at her comic. Naturally, the whole thing blows up in their faces in the most outrageous ways possible.

Drawn by Rob Alan, colored by Lesley Atlansky, and written by Mario Candelaria (with lettering by Taylor Esposito), The San Diego Conquest is an homage to convention culture and all the super fun (as well as super stressful) experiences that come when fandoms from around the world all converge all in an effort to express their love for whatever their cup of tea just might be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becca!
Becca!

Becca - she's the lead of the story. After a chance encounter with an editor, Becca makes it her mission to attend the con in order to get a portfolio review from him.

When she's not making comics she can be found making Cosplay costumes and also working as a princess mascot at an unspecified Anaheim theme park.

DeSean!
DeSean!

DeSean - Becca's roommate and best friend, DeSean is the brains of the operation. Never seen without his phone, he is always up to date on everything going on thanks to social media.

DeSean is Becca's ride or die 'till the end, but his main focus in San Diego is getting some exclusive toys and maybe finally meeting his online flirt face to face.

Ashton!
Ashton!

Ashton - Becca's brother is roped into this trip at the request of their parents. A collegiate level wrestler, Ashton is still coping with his first big loss and his parents feel "babysitting" Becca during the con would be a good way to get him out of the house and maybe stop moping.

He really isn't into anything the con has to offer.

Danny!
Danny!

Danny - once a huge action star in the 90's, Danny now lurks the conventions in hopes of recapturing some form of his former glory one $50 autographed Polaroid at a time.

How Danny manages to get mixed up with the gang is a big old spoiler, but let's just say that the novelty of hanging with a movie star fades away pretty quickly.

Addysin!
Addysin!

Addysin - Becca's nemesis. She is that frenemy who always has to one-up everyone.

The con is an arms race and Addysin is here to win.

 

 

Standard copy of the book
Standard copy of the book

 

Kickstarter exclusive lenticular "Reaction GIF " cover
Kickstarter exclusive lenticular "Reaction GIF " cover

 

Wrap-around cover print
Wrap-around cover print

 

Comic Convention Merit Badges!!!
Comic Convention Merit Badges!!!

 

Be drawn into the book!
Be drawn into the book!

 

Hand painted cover by book illustrator Rob Alan
Hand painted cover by book illustrator Rob Alan

 

Our goal is a larger one, but we are confident that we can reach it. In full transparency, here is a breakdown of where the funds will go to.

As you can see below, the largest portion of the donut will go to art production. This is compensation for the line art, the coloring, and the lettering (the writer is foregoing any funds until after the goal is met). After that, printing is the next hurdle and we've found a domestic printer (Keness) who has quoted us a great price. 

 

Rob Alan - Illustrator
Rob Alan - Illustrator

             

Mario Candelaria - Writer
Mario Candelaria - Writer

 

Lesley Atlansky - Color Artist
Lesley Atlansky - Color Artist

 

Taylor Esposito - Letter Wizard
Taylor Esposito - Letter Wizard

 

Risks and challenges

While we don't foresee any problems, production delays due to various circumstances such as sickness, floods, and The Rapture could potentially happen. Because we are starting the book from scratch, there could very well be some delays that may hold things up.

Should anything unfortunate like that happen we will utilize backer updates to keep our supporters updated on our progress and how we plan to get back on track as often as possible.

None of this would be possible without the support of our backers and we will work hard to make sure all of your expectations will be met.

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    Sails Pavilion

    You're queued up in line for the con!!
    This tier comes with an exclusive bookmark and pin showing your support of THE SAN DIEGO CONQUEST.

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    Back issue bins!

    This level comes with other comics from the creators!
    Included are copies of ASHES, ÉPILOGUE, COMARE, as well as the standard copy of THE SAN DIEGO CONQUEST

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    Fulfillment Room

    Welcome to the swag bank!! This level comes with the standard copy of the book, an exclusive backer pin, the bookmark, and a replica of Becca's "Fandoms are my Fandom" shirt!!

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    BE IN THE BOOK - PART ONE!

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    Artist Alley Commission

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    BE IN THE BOOK - PART TWO!

    Welcome to San Diego! Your likeness (or someone of your choosing) will be drawn into the story as a featured character who has a line of dialog.

    You can also dictate your wardrobe to us if you'd like to be dressed up (cosplay reference photos are encouraged but WILL be modified to remain copyright safe).

    This also includes a copy of the book's standard cover as well as a set of convention badges, the poster, Becca's shirt, and a bound copy of the script.

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