By: Henry Barajas
Two projects with three days left to hit 100% of goal and desperately need your support.
Project: Temujin: The Graphic Novel
Talent/Project Manager: Allison Smith
Days to Go: 4 *FUND ALERT*
The spiel: While I was walking artist alley at the New York Comic Con I stumbled on Allison Smith’s table and there was no way you could miss it. In the midst of the craziness of conventions on the scale of New York’s some creators, art and comic books can’t be ignored and become the talk of the convention.
I decided to list historical figures of whom I had very little knowledge. Genghis Khan stuck out to me the most because I first learned that Genghis Khan wasn’t his real name, but Temujin was. It felt like I discovered a whole new person. I dug more into the research of his childhood, his mother, and the respect he gained from his skills as a leader and warrior. I wanted to know what happened in his life that made him one of the most influential, well-known figures in history to this day.
Project: The Locksmith
Talent/Project Manager: Terrence Grace
Days to Go: 3 *FUND ALERT*
NOIR meets SCI-FI in this graphic novel thriller: A cop becomes guardian of a gateway to the beginning and end of the universe.
There is a room inside an old tenement building in the Bronx. Inside the room is a doorway that leads to another dimension where past, present and future exist simultaneously. This gateway must remain protected — by the Locksmith. The problem: Santiago, the Locksmith, has died. The power is unleashed. What was once dead, seeks life. And that is just the beginning… And possibly end of the world — And the universe. While investigating the sudden and inexplicable murder of his own brother, Detective Mick Fagan uncovers a strange series of events, all leading back to the Bronx apartment. He soon becomes convinced that he too is somehow part of this mystery, and joins forces with Santiago’s family in trying to contain what lurks beyond the doorway.
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Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.