Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney are back with their series titled, “Crossing,” published by Red Stylo Media. Their current Kickstarter campaign is for the digital and print releases of “Crossing #2 and #3,” along with some other rewards. To start here’s the official campaign video:
Issue #1 was successfully funded two years ago, and now the next two installments are live on Kickstarter, waiting for those pledges to be made. For new readers, here’s the narrative for the premiere issue:
“A rookie train conductor is haunted by the ghost of an annoying goth princess who threw herself in front of his commuter train. She swears her death was a murder made to look like a suicide and she won’t “cross over” and leave him alone until he helps solve her case.”
A significant way to draw in readers is to introduce the characters and/or give brief descriptions about them. Taken from the Kickstarter page, here are the main players of “Crossing:”
Here’s additional information for Issues #2 and #3 taken from the Kickstarter page:
“This is a campaign to fund TWO new issues in this series. CROSSING will be a six-issue mini-series, and we’re here on Kickstarter to print and distribute Issues #2 and #3. Each comic is 24 story pages, full color, to be published digitally and in print. Production is nearly complete and it’s almost time to hit print!”
“Despite some pretty mature, heavy-hitting themes (crime, suicide, railroad safety) the series is a comedy about two people who wouldn’t like each other under normal circumstances–much less paranormal–but have to find a way to work together if they ever want to be free of each other. Both issues are now 100% complete, and a print run of 500 copies each is guaranteed when we hit 100% funding. Script for the entire series is complete and we’ll be rolling straight into Issues #4 – 6 after we’re funded. This series is happening, people, but we need you to help us get to the other side!”
Here are some preview pages from “Crossing #2:”
…and here is the cover for “Crossing #3” and some preview pages that are in the works:
Here are the bios of the creative team of “Crossing:”
Enrica Jang (writer) is the writer and creator of AZTECA, Angel With a Bullet, The House of Montresor, and editor of the annual Red Stylo Presents series of anthologies. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011.
Alex Cormack (artist) is an illustrator living in Tyngsboro MA with his wife, Ashley, and three cats Danger, Destruction, and Disaster. He was an independent animator before diving into comics. He has worked with many publishers such as ComixTribe, Bliss on Tap, Red Stylo Media as well as numerous freelance writers, and has been published by Image comics and IDW.
Mark Mullaney (logo, color, letters) is an Emmy-nominated animator and artist from Boston, Massachusetts. See more of his work at landofthedisinterested.tumblr.com
Backing this Kickstarter is simple, create an account (or log in for returning backers), watch the promotional video, view and select the reward tier that’s best suited for you, make a pledge, and you’re all set! Funds don’t come out of your pocket until the Kickstarter campaign has ended. For “Add-Ons,” follow the instructions in the graphic above. So if you pledge in the $25 tier, and you want a copy of Issue #1 for $5 (to start at the beginning), manage your pledge to $30, click on Enrica Jang’s name, click on “Contact Me,” and let her know that you want this add-on in addition to the tier you selected. That’s it, it’s very user friendly! Consider backing this Kickstarter, there are 21 days until this campaign ends! At current (Wednesday, May 23, 2018), there are 120 backers, and the funding is at $2,213 pledged of a $4,200 goal, so it’s at 52%. Make those pledges before it’s too late, this is a series that comic book readers will enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to view my excerpt for the Kickstarter campaign of “Crossing #2 and #3!” You can find the Kickstarter links throughout this page or simply click HERE.
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