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KICKSTARTER: The San Diego Conquest

Written by Scary Cleve on Wednesday, November 16 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

KICKSTARTER: The San Diego Conquest

The Italian Job ain't got nuthin' on SDCC.

Source: The San Diego Conquest Kickstarter

Conventions are awesome. People gather around to celebrate all things geeky, videogames, comics, movies, TV, Scifi/Fantasy, Horror, etc. You come, spend a lot of cash without (or maybe with a lot of) regret, meet your favorite celebrities, and even dress up as your favorite characters if you feel like it. Not to mention all the fellow congoers you meet. Conventions are an amazing time of networking, buying cool swag, expressing yourself, and finding that Goddamn Rocketeer Funko.

However, cons can be hard. There's the cost, planning, travel arrangements, budget, and a whole bunch of other difficulties. You might even have to fight an opponent to get that waifu pillow you had your eyes on. But never have I heard of anyone kidnapping a celebrity and hog-tying him into the back of the car, and making him part of your complicated scheme to get your comic checked out by an editor.

...Until now.

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Brought to you by Mario Candelaria (Epilogue, Corktown) and Rob Alan (The Heart Collector) comes a graphic novel about the craziest heist at San Diego Comic Con ever.

"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."

--Description from the Kickstarter

These folks have a tight idea, but they need a little help getting it off the ground, mainly covering cost such as artist pay and publishing. I've looked through the preview and read some of the character bios, and this one looks like it could be an amazing book. Check out the link to the Kickstarter and consider throwing a little money to help them. Less than 40 days left, so get cracking and help support indie comics! Plus, there are rewards if you do. How sweet a deal is that?

The Kickstarter:

Mario Candelaria:

Rob Alan (note, Rob Alan used to go as Robin. Please, respect his current identity):

Rob's webcomic:

Lesley Atlansky, color artist:

Taylor Esposito, letterer:



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About the Author - Scary Cleve

All his life, Scary Cleve wanted to write gruesome stories in a grim Scottish castle while sipping whiskey and contemplating his existential angst. Instead, he ended up living in Florida, so he does all this with a tan. He's been a life long fan of comics and plans on writing some. Until that day, he writes and edits about comics over at PopOptiq under the guise of Ben Howard, and he's more than happy to spread his filth to the Outhouse. Other interests include horror movies, heavy metal, and writing screenplays and occasional short stories.
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