FIEND 24pg preview here: http://fiendcomic.blogspot.com/p/comic-issue-1.html
Fiend Character design sketch. I will polish this up soon.
Not just a Horror story. Fiend is unique in that there are larger social messages in the guise of a horror story. It explores addiction, PTSD, and the human condition in a way not typical to the horror genre. When there is blood and guts in this story there can also be deeper meanings as well. Those who typically don't like Horror may like this book and those that do, will find what they're looking for and more in the new "Fiend."
Synopsis (for the entire series including books still to come)
Drake finds himself restrained when he wakes from his self imposed drug induced state. Nothing has been able to keep him from his chemical obsession. Today is no different. He runs from the past that haunts him but today everything is catching up. A booby trapped syringe is injected into his veins. Soon he will find that addiction has a cure. Forced into sobriety, Drake must now face the horrible events that sent him down the path of addiction. He must remember those who did unspeakable things to him. They are criminals and evil men. The injection has another effect. There's a horrible beast growing inside him and it possesses the keys to Drakes fixation. “It” wants control and it knows how to get it. It taunts Drake with "another way." Drake is given a taste but in an unconscious state the monster takes over. Drake's body takes the form of the monstrosity living within. When Drake reawakens he is returned to his human self but finds there's a heavy price for his new fix. Now he must decide if he will let the monster kill to get his high. He decides those responsible for his torment wont be true victims at all. Drake begins using his adversaries to replace the drugs that once got him high and for the same effect. When the haunting memories that he once numbed away, begin to permanently fade away as though they never even happened to him, will he still have the desire to use at all? Drake believes he has found his own cure for his addiction and nothing can stop him from obtaining it.
My name is Lucas Wade. I've worked a long time to reach the day when I could share the stories I need to tell, but just when I thought the stars had aligned for me the unthinkable happened. A large part of every book that I had worked on for over 10 years was taken from me in a burglary. From what I can piece together from the information I've received, It's very likely that the art was all burned to hide the evidence. Either way I was told by the court system that apart from a small sketchbook that was recovered, I wouldn't be getting anymore back.
Imagine your dream being ripped away from you. Every time you put the pencil to paper, something deep in your gut tightens up in a visceral response because all you can think about is all that lost time and effort. You can't stop thinking about strangers going through all of your things and just taking whatever they want as they destroy anything they don't. Helping me by supporting this project would mean the world. If everything happens for a reason than you are here reading this for some reason right? Maybe it's to help set things right! Please contribute in anyway you can.
Where the Money goes:
If I raise less than $500 then the money will be spent on paper, ink, brushes, and supplies. I did all the writing, art, and lettering myself. If I raise enough money, some will go to a professional letterer to look over the existing job and either tell me to fix things or give me approval.
If I reach my goal of $500.00 then the money will be used to make sure the books are ready for print and see if a professional letterer would like to add anything to my books. The money will also go to help print promotional Items for conventions and any fees associated. I think this is nice because you have a chance to get additional items for free from the money you already spent if you go to these conventions.
If I exceed the goal of $500.00 then I would like to enlist the help of other artists for some pin-ups to help me replace those from the burglary. Any money beyond that will be saved to go towards the printing of the first single issue. Printing typically exceeds $1000 for a single issue. If I receive more than that then the second, third and Volume 1 are next in line for printing. :)
Thanks for the Help!
With so much going against me, you can't possible know how much I appreciate Indiegogo and all the people here for supporting my project. Your help gives me a chance to really turn things around. One reason why I created several books before I released them is so people could know how dedicated I am to this project and its success. I hope you'll join me in it.
Hey, If your “Po” that doesn't mean you can't contribute by spreading the word.
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