Media Release -- The Black Coat is America's first superspy! With his network of agents, the swashbuckling hero uses his wits, skill with a sword, and amazing inventions to protect the American Colonies from the machinations of the British and the unseen dangers that lurk in the shadows of history.
"When is the next series coming out?"
We hear this all the time. Well, this is it! We want to produce a 66 page graphic novel that will continue the ongoing story of The Black Coat. Ape Entertainment has already agreed to publish the book once it's produced. Ben is handling all of the writing duties and we intend to print the book in full color with the help of uber-talented Diego Rodriguez. Artist Dean Kotz is clearing his schedule and ready to get elbow deep in tri-corn hats and monsters. In fact, if we're successful, this book is next on his plate – which means we'll be able to go into full production immediately after the campaign is finished!
Leaving time for coloring, lettering, solicitations, and printing, we plan to have the new graphic novel complete and back from the printer by October 2013 if not sooner.
Art by Dean Kotz (left) and Ben Lichius (right).
We'll keep things spoiler free here, but story-wise we'll be picking up where things left off at the end of "Or Give Me Death" and moving ahead to the American occupation and subsequent retreat from New York City – a turbulent time to say the least. The new book promises lots of twists and turns, backstabbing, sword fights, New York in flames, new mysterious monsters… and, oh yeah, George Washington!
We know we'll have a blast making this book and sharing the whole process with everyone who contributes, so check out the rewards below and to the right and see if there's anything that strikes your fancy. Many, many thanks to everyone in advance for your support. We're excited to have everyone along for the ride!
Please go check out the FULL Kickstarter page for "The Black Coat: The Blackest Dye" The Black Coat KICKSTARTER HERE!