Black Mariah: THREATS

A project in San Jose, CA by Vesper Aeon

Funding Unsuccessful

The series continues as our protagonists find themselves contracted to deal with a weapons manufacturer that has become a threat .
Backers: 9
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $412 of $1,500
Dates: Mar 9th -> Apr 8th (30 days)
Project By: Vesper Aeon
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Latest News

A heartfelt "Thank you"

April 8th - via:
This project was not a success, unfortunately...but I want to thank the people who believed in me enough to support it. Every one of you means everything to me. Thank you for believing, thank you for helping. Maybe next time.  (Read More)

Fourteen hours left!

April 7th - via:
There is still time to support us! This is your chance to drop $10, a pittance I say! You know Cassandra Renault is a Barbie Girl.  (Read More)

Time is running out!

April 6th - via:
I just told him we've only hit 8 backers.  (Read More)

Thirty-six Hours left!

April 6th - via:
Come on, Internet! Help your boy out! Time is running out to make this happen, and we really need you!  (Read More)

Four days to go!

April 3rd - via:
This is it...crunch time! You only have four days left to jump in! Don't let it slip away!  (Read More)


April 2nd - via:
The variant cover of issue #2 by Anna Foubert! Wouldn't this look great on your wall?  (Read More)

The Last WEEK?!

April 1st - via:
Everything is winding down and we just need 92 backers to make this happen! This is your chance to be OUR hero and make this dream a reality! Another pin-up I had done for the comic Duluth was trained as an amateur boxer in her youth.  (Read More)

Nine Days Left!

March 30th - via:
This is it, everyone! We're entering the final days of the campaign! If you've been on the fence about supporting us, now is the time!  Random page from issue #1  (Read More)

Day 19: Busy, busy, busy

March 27th - via:
Here we are on Day 19 of our campaign and we've got so much stuff happening! We've got new character artwork, Anna Foubert is finalizing her Variant cover, and so much more! If you've been on the fence about backing us, now is the time to commit! ... (Read More)

Day 16: Hoping for the Best

March 24th - via:
We're two weeks in and there's still time to make history and help us get this out on the street! For a mere $10 you can say "I was THERE!" when we talk about our hardscrabble days struggling to get funded!  This project is going to blossom and grow... (Read More)

Day 14: Flashback to the time we got a good review!

March 23rd - via:
Go to the site and check it out. This is an excerpt from the review we got on The Point of Clicking.  (Read More)

Day 13: Oooops, missed a day!

March 21st - via:
Wow, guys, sorry about that. We got wrapped up over here and missed an update.   We're almost halfway there...all we need is 100 people to donate $10 and we're set. Too easy, right? Gaurav and Duluth  (Read More)

Day 11: And the beat goes on

March 19th - via:
Nexus Magazine This is the cover image for Nexus Magazine, one of the backer rewards. It's still a work in progress so we don't want to reveal too much, but it's a 32 page magazine with news, interviews, reviews from the world of Black Mariah. All... (Read More)

Day 10: Long way to go. Can we make it?

March 18th - via:
Top Reward by Anna Foubert This, if we make it, is what the Top Backer will receive from our fantastic artist Anna Foubert. Anna has a way of making her characters eyes super expressive, and I'm there for it.  All we need is 100 people to donate... (Read More)

Day 9: The Variant Cover Gets Colored

March 18th - via:
Halfrice sent me the colored version of his variant cover. He still has a distinct painterly style to his work. It's very different from what you've seen from Anna Foubert, but variety is the spice of life. Variant Cover #1 by Halfrice  (Read More)

Day 8: Per Kickstarter, visible rewards now an option.

March 16th - via:
Found out yesterday that Kickstarter now allows us to add previews of the rewards that we'll be giving to backers. That's pretty cool, so now we can give the audience something with a little more meat on it. We took advantage of that today and added... (Read More)

Day 7: We get our first look at our Variant Covers.

March 15th - via:
So, Halfrice came back to do a variant cover for us which was nice of him. I've already seen the colored version, and it's really nice.  Anna will be sendng hers soon enough, and then I'll post that too. Variant Cover A by Halfrice  (Read More)

Day 6: Meet the Team

March 14th - via:
So, here we are almost a week into our campaign and it's past time to meet the creative force that brought it to life. First, let's meet the Artist behind the inks:  Anna Foubert Working out of Canada she has a distinct style that I enjoy. Her... (Read More)

Day 5: We're getting there!

March 13th - via:
Wow, I want you all to know how much your support means to us. This project has been a labor of love for me, and it's really just the beginning.  By supporting it now, you really are going to be able to say "I supported them before they got Big."... (Read More)

Day 4: We add a campaign video

March 12th - via:
We added a Campaign Video today. Never done one before so I didn't know how much to reveal and how much to withhold. One thing I've never been overly fond of is when trailers give away the entire movie, and I certainly didn't want to do that here.... (Read More)

Day 3: Whoops, let me fix that right quick!

March 11th - via:
So, today I had to update the reward tier slightly by ADDING a physical copy of Black Mariah #1 with the original cover to the $20 and up reward tiers. As we laready have ONE "Hall of Famer" and one "Physical"  backer I had to make duplicates to... (Read More)

Day 2: Guerrilla Marketing

March 10th - via:
I don't have a large social media presence, nor do I have a lot of spare cash to spend on Marketing. So, I do what any Creative does: I get silly. Yesterday I sent out 35 unsolicited emails to the top comic shops in America, according to Yelp.... (Read More)

Day 1: It begins

March 9th - via:
So, here we are and someone has pledged $1! Yes, thank you Kind Stranger! If this were a physical structure that bad boy would be going up on the wall! As it is, this will have to do! Our FIRST dollar!  (Read More)

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