PopCultHQ Kickstarter Spotlight: ‘YAKUZA 893’ #1 by Kelly Bender

The Yakuza are the Japanese Mafia. They live by a strict moral code.

Honor. Loyalty. Respect.

When a lone soldier chooses and innocent’s life over that code,
he is hunted by his own clan.

After all else is lost… all that remains is justice!

Welcome to the debut of PopCultHQ’s Kickstarter Spotlight!

Our intent is to help raise awareness of Kickstarter campaigns by indie creators of ones we feel you should be aware, hot titles or issues to watch, or ones WE support and think YOU should too! From unknown publishers to creators with tenure…doesn’t matter! This is about helping promote the creators involved and their vision.

This week, PopCultHQ has the privilege in sharing with you a new Kickstarter campaign that begun less than 24 hours ago and is already 50% funded! Get ready for…

YAKUZA 893

The #Yakuza893 Kickstarter is now live!

Co-created by Kelly Bender & Eda Kunsis, YAKUZA 893 #1 is a comic book miniseries about gang life in Japan. It’s a story about Honor, Revenge and Justice. Bender, no stranger to the indie comic scene, has produced such great titles for publisher Insane Comics as Sadistic, Aqueous, C.L.A.W.S., and most recently his part in a self-contained anthology based off Top Cow Productions‘ Talent Hunt which released this past week entitled CYBERFORCE ARTIFACTS #0.

The first issue is ALREADY COMPLETED! You back this project you will receive a signed print copy within 2 months of funding. The Kickstarter is to pay for printing & promotion of the first issue and fund the work on the second issue.


YAKUZA 893
#1

Writer: Kelly Bender

Artist
:
Eda Kunsis

Inks
:
Ivan Miranda

Colors
Brenton Mathena

Lettering
:
Micah Myers

 

 THE CREATIVE TEAM


PRINT COPY: Yakuza 893 #1 + PDF REWARDS
Pledge SGD$ 17 or more (approx. $12 USD)

$17SGD = $12+USD!! (SGD = Singapore Dollar/USD = U.S. Dollar)

Signed PRINT Issue 1 of “Yakuza 893” (signature by Co-Creator & Writer Kelly Bender)
as well as the PDF rewards.


Get PDF copies of ALL Bender’s current comics:

– “Yakuza 893” (#1)
– “Hang Low Aim High”
– “Convoy of Corpses”
– “SNARL”
– “Death-Rattler” (#1-2)
– “SADISTIC” (#0-2)
– “AQUEOUS” (#1-2)
– “Night’s Templar” (#1-3)
– “C.L.A.W.S.” (#1-2)

That’s 1 print comic plus 16 PDF comics for $17!!

PREVIEW PAGES

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Glimpse of pencils done by Eda Kunsis on YAKUZA 893 #1

About the Project

The Kickstarter is going to fund the printing of the FIRST ISSUE and the production of the SECOND ISSUE.

Target Goal

$2,093

Funds Breakdown

– Artist = $400* 
– Inker = $300*
– Colorist  = $300* 
– Letterer = $300*
– Printing Issue #1 = $500-800**
– 10% towards artist commissions
– Balance = Convention fees, promotion, publisher pitches

*these amounts will be higher if we exceed our goal
**depending on how many copies are required

 

Risks and challenges

The first issue is already completed, so you will be receiving your print copy within 2 months of the Kickstarter completion (if successful).

Bender already has PRINT copies of SNARL & STARBURN TPB (Both 1st print Asian copies) in stock.

Only delays in rewards will be the SKYPE CALLS, SCRIPT/CONCEPT REVIEWS as well as the MENTORING.


$500 over
 goal

ALL PHYSICAL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION YAKUZA 893 PRINT BY LEO COLAPIETRO

$1,000 over goal

ALL PHYSICAL BACKERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE PRINT YAKUZA 893 #1 WITH THE ALT-COVER BY LEO COLAPIETRO (as well as the regular cover by EDA KUNSIS)

Be sure to check out YAKUZA 893 #1 on Kickstarter NOW
and get in on this sure-to-be funded campaign!

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most importantly YAKUZA 893 #1!

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