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CROSSING #1

Created by Enrica Jang

CROSSING #1
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309 backers pledged $5,012.00 on Kickstarter

An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. Paranormal couples counseling, anyone? A new comic from Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack and Mark Mullaney.

Raised in Kickstarter
$5,012.00 / 309 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$182.00 / 298 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

2 Comics and a Baby
9 months ago – Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 11:41:58 AM

Hi everyone!

First, my apologies for the dearth of updates these days. I'm pleased to share that most of the rewards packages have either been sent or are in transit.

Thanks to @geekypinups for the pic!
Thanks to @geekypinups for the pic!

 One big one even arrived! Behold:

Baby's first comic.
Baby's first comic.

Alex Cormack's new baby son already has excellent taste in comics. 

For those folks still waiting on packages, if your reward pack included a sketch, 3 x 5 card, or any other art, these are the holdovers as Alex and I are shipping stuff back and forth to one another so that I can send out packages. I'll be sure to include some extras in each pack to make up for the wait. For everyone else, the digital files should have all been delivered. Thank you, everyone, for your tremendous support!

This is a short update ahead of Thanksgiving (this American holiday where we eat even more food than as per usual), but I'll be back in the swing of things after this weekend. I have pictures to share, new updates for CROSSING to send your way, and one big GIANT ANNOUNCEMENT still to *pop* before the New Year. For now (for those celebrating) have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

See you on the other side,

Enrica J. 

OCTOBER is here! Plus, CROSSING debuts at #NYCC
11 months ago – Wed, Oct 05, 2016 at 11:08:26 PM

Hi everyone,

So...this happened:

 They're heeere!

That's always a great moment, opening a box of new books--it's hard to not scatter them everywhere and start rolling in them (don't worry, I restrained myself.) Plus, I'm excited to finally begin getting these in the mail to backers! Shipping will begin next week--I will send a new update when the first batch goes out. These will be shipped on a rolling basis, so please expect another few weeks before arrival.

Anyone heading to New York Comic Con? 

We'll be at booth #1140! Backers can pick up some rewards at the show (t-shirts and other merch not yet available.)
We'll be at booth #1140! Backers can pick up some rewards at the show (t-shirts and other merch not yet available.)

We'll be at New York Comic Con Thursday thru Sunday, booth #1140 in Small Press on the main floor. Stop by, say hi, and backers can even pick up rewards! Note, merch like t-shirts and sketch cards will not be at the show, but comics will comfort you, if you so desire. Also, I'll be there and rumor has it that Alex Cormack will also be making an appearance, so come on by and let us thank you!

Woot! This is what we've worked and waited for, so thank you all so much for making this possible. More very soon!

See you on the other side,

Enrica J.

SPX this weekend, and last call for surveys!
11 months ago – Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 03:04:44 PM

Hi guys,

First off, thank you to everyone who has filled in their Backerkit surveys so far. It's my first time using this service, but it's been great to get all the love and shout-outs on Twitter and Facebook Thanks for that! For folks who haven't filled it out, or may have missed it, you can reclaim it here: https://crossingcomic.backerkit.com/ I need names by the end of this week if you're to be included in the book, so please do this right away.

****A quick apology to some of our digital rewards folks: I left a box unchecked in the surveys and it asked some of you to give shipping addresses for digital only rewards. I think I've fixed it, but I'm sorry for any inconvenience!***

And a big THANK YOU to the people who provided feedback in the survey for rewards and other bits for any future campaigns! This was incredibly helpful--especially the one demanding "Alex Cormack, slave butler" and "Giant hugs from Rica." We will do our best to accommodate! You know who you are. :)

Table B6 at Small Press Expo, Sept 17 & 18
Table B6 at Small Press Expo, Sept 17 & 18

 

On to the fun part: I am going to be setting up this coming weekend at Small Press Expo (SPX) and then early next month at New York Comic Con. We have a few more things still to finalize, but if you're in either of these areas, check our calendar for dates, and don't miss! I will have special extras for any Kickstarter backers who stop by. Find more details in our newsletter!

I'll leave you with a new colored page from CROSSING #1. We're still on track and on schedule--fingers crossed we keep THAT going. I'm looking forward to meeting and hearing from all of you when rewards go out next month!

CROSSING p20, story by Enrica Jang, art by Alex Cormack and Mark Mullaney
CROSSING p20, story by Enrica Jang, art by Alex Cormack and Mark Mullaney

See you on the other side,

Enrica J. 

P.S. The campaign for OPHELIA'S REVENGE, by my friends James McGee and Alex Clark, is still going on now. Please give some love to these guys--they're in the final stretch!

Backerkit Survey and Add-ons
11 months ago – Wed, Sep 07, 2016 at 05:26:19 PM

Quick update: we just got approval and surveys for this campaign are going out through Backerkit now! A couple of notes for everyone:

  • You don't have to open an account to complete your survey. 
  • Anyone who requested ADD-ONS during the campaign, I have already manually added these items to your cart and the shipping is taken care of. 
  • Those of you who wanted to add after the campaign ended, feel free to add any additional items here and everything will get packaged together.

Thanks, everyone! 

Enrica J. 

P.S. Know anyone who might also like to check out CROSSING? They can pre-order here: https://crossingcomic.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders 

Blitz coming! Surveys are on the way, plus the answer to the last update question.
12 months ago – Thu, Sep 01, 2016 at 10:21:36 PM

Hey everyone!

Holy hell, this year is flyyyying by. September 1. I'm excited to report that CROSSING is in the final turn of coloring and lettering and will be heading to the printer soon! Which means: we're prepping the surveys! I need a quick return on these from everyone who wants their name in the book--and believe me WE want your name in the book because we want to show off all 300+ names of the amazing people who supported us. Great things are in store, so please look for the survey and be sure to reply soonest!

Before I show some more pages from Alex, here's the answer to the trivia question from our last update:

Q. Tell me the significance of the tavern depicted in page 1 shown below. Hint: CROSSING is set in Baltimore.

 A. Some of you got thrown off track by the "Homicide: Life on the Street" sign in the lower panels, but the actual saloon is "The Horse You Came In On." And the significance is: The Horse You Came In On is the tavern where American writer, Edgar Allan Poe, is said to have had his very last drink on the day he died. In fact, the trash can in front of the saloon (the one our poor doomed character is puking in above) actually sits atop the very place Poe is fabled to have collapsed when he staggered out the doors of the tavern for the last time. Poe's ghost is said to haunt the tavern to this day (though it's got a country-western theme going now, so I have a hard time imagining Edgar spending a lot of time there.) 

If you are familiar with my other work, the Poe ref in this new book is no surprise. Here are photos of the real deal in Fells Point in Baltimore, MD:

The Horse You Came In On, and the trash can
The Horse You Came In On, and the trash can

The "Homicide: Life on the Street" sign comics in because our character stumbles drunkenly across the street to the famed City Pier, where the TV show was filmed. The panel at the top of the page shows this:

Some people think Fells Point is too touristy, but it's still one of my favorite places in my adopted city. The City Pier has stood kind of derelict for a few years now, and will soon be redeveloped for some fancy purpose, but I'm glad to include it as it is in CROSSING before that happens. 

On to more pages:

pg 12, CROSSING, inked art by Alex Cormack
pg 12, CROSSING, inked art by Alex Cormack

 

pg 13, CROSSING, inked art by Alex Cormack
pg 13, CROSSING, inked art by Alex Cormack

 

pg 14, CROSSING, inked art by Alex Cormack
pg 14, CROSSING, inked art by Alex Cormack

 A crucial scene, as you can see. Can't wait to show you these in color!

More updates:

  • Baltimore Comic Con begins tomorrow! If you'll be in town for the show, be sure to stop by table A124!
  • We'll also be at Small Press Expo (SPX) and Baltimore Book Festival this month! Check out RedStylo.com for a complete event schedule!

And finally... one of Red Stylo Media's superstar editors/contributors, James McGee, has a Kickstarter going on right now. Any Shakespeare fans in the house? OPHELIA'S REVENGE is an EC-style horror story. Hamlet's Ophelia is a vengeful swamp monster who returns from the dead to take out a modern-day Renaissance faire. And you can get it for just $1!

 

Thanks, everyone! Don't forget: when you get your survey, fill it out and kick it back to me soon as you can!

See you on the other side,

Enrica J.