Volume One of the genre-bending Western from Literati Press, The Black-Jack Demon by Nick Hermes, comes to the comics-focused crowdfunding platform Zoop with an exclusive variant cover and other rare rewards.
Season one is the tale of a boy bent on revenge crossing the West from the plains across the Rockies to the Pacific in pursuit of the stranger that murdered his father and destroyed the family mine. Following the trail of carnage left behind by the mysterious figure, the young man realizes he isn’t chasing a simple claim jumper, but something much, much darker. Hermes’ art demonstrates his background as an oil painter and captures both the grand landscapes of the West and the curious characters that inhabit it, while his writing is at turns playful and chilling.
Steven Leitman from GƎEKS raved, “it sounded good, but boy let me tell you this is so much better than I could have hoped for.” The trade also includes Nick Hermes’ comic debut, the sci-fi one-shot The Eternity Corridor. A few copies of the coveted first printing of The Black-Jack Demon, and the even lower print run The Eternity Corridor will be available exclusively during the Zoop campaign, along with the variant “Seeing Red” volume 1 cover. Retailer bundles, stickers, and more will also be on offer to backers. Literati Press is excited to partner with Zoop for this release, which in its short history has helped dozens of amazing comics raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. The campaign page is live at Zoop and taking pre-campaign signups now: https://zoop.gg/c/theblackjackdemon.
Literati Press Comics & Novels is also the publisher of Glamorella’s Daughter, We Promised Utopia, The Rez Detectives, and Natasha Alterici’s Haunted, Beloved. A creators’ publishing company, it is located in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District and offers mentorship, support, and representation for dynamic and unique new voices. Literati Press prides itself in advocating for promising projects that are captivating and commercially viable; advancing local, regional, and national storytelling; and printing in the United States and offsetting the carbon footprint of its comics to help mitigate climate change. For further information visit www.literatipressok.com.