Kickstarter Spotlight: Black Suit of Death
by Benjamin Kreger
Suit Up w/ Black Suit of Death
Life is hard for Edd Grimes. He grew up in abject poverty, with a father who cared more about his pet cat than his own son. In high school, he was bullied and always felt a little disgusted by the “cool kids, yet part of him craved their acceptance. Somehow he made it out alive and into college, albeit community college. He’s living on his own now and even has a girlfriend. While this should be an improvement, the story is still somehow the same.
…Except, everything is about to change!
Black Suit of Death is a satirical science fiction horror story and the latest title from indie publisher Warrior Innkeeper Creative. It is a followup to the OneShot distant prelude, The
Black Suit of Death: Ides of March. We pick up the story approximately 10,000 years after the suit and it’s creator were banished to Earth. Over the many millennia the Black Suit of Death or B.S.D. has passed from one Pilot to the next, and has inspired the many stories and myths revolving around the Angel of Death a.k.a. the Grim Reaper.
In the series, long awaited by readers of Ides of March, Co-Creators Benjamin J. Kreger and Edward Ellsworth introduce the latest Pilot of the BSD, Edd Grimes. Edd is a 20 year old Graphic Design student attending community college outside of Phoenix, Arizona. After years o struggling with depression, social anxiety, and his general bleak outlook on life, Edd has one of those days that convinces him it can only get worse. Distraught, he walks out into the desert determined to end it all… only, he discovers the Black Suit of Death instead. Now, thrust into the role of the death dealing Reaper of Souls, his fleeting thoughts of violence and harshest judgements of his fellow human have deadly consequences.
Black Suit of Death #1 will be a 24 page full color comic written by Kreger and Ellsworth with Dexter Wee (Cura Te Ipsum, Patriot1) at the helm providing Pencils and Inks. Newcomer Jeremy Kahn (Ringa Raggedy) will handle Colors.
In addition, Warrior Innkeeper Creative has hired the famed Cartoonist Fred Hembeck (you
know that guy behind a little comic called, Petey, The Adventures of Peter Parker Before He
Became Spider-Man). Hembeck will write and draw, Li’l BSD, a continuing onepage comic to be
featured at the end of each issue of Black Suit of Death!
Kreger is currently running a Kickstarter in an effort to fund the costs of art for Black Suit of
Death, and that of a small print run for Backers and Convention Goers. However, he is also
using this opportunity to shed a little more light on the sensitive subject of Veteran Suicide. A
Veteran of Iraq himself, he served two tours in the Middle East and combats Depression and
PTSD on a daily basis. Thankfully, he’s found the creative effort put into making comics to be
quite therapeutic and attributes writing, and comic creation to his improving mental health.
You can learn more about Black Suit of Death by visiting
https://www.facebook.com/BlackSuitOfDeath or www.warriorinnkeeper.com/kickstarter
The Black Suit of Death Kickstarter must reach it’s goal by end of day September 14th to be funded.
So, you must hurry!
Warrior Innkeeper Creative began in 2009 as Warrior Innkeeper Comics but made a name change in 2014 to reflect the many services it now provides to clients. The Indie Comic Publisher also offers exciting Marketing Solutions and Graphic Design services to a variety of clients including the City of Independence & MINet Fiber creating promotional comics for one and a mascot for the other. Black Suit of Death: Ides of March was the first Mature title published by Warrior Innkeeper Comics and Black Suit of Death #1 will be the first new title published with the Warrior Innkeeper Creative imprint.
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