Stake Presents: Jessamy #1

Created by David A Byrne

Set in the world of Stake, Jessamy sets out to investigate a rumor of blood-drinking monsters in 18th century America.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping Update and Weekend Signing
about 1 month ago – Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 01:47:19 AM

Hey gang,

Somehow it's been about a month since my last update!

I've been cranking away at getting these fulfilled...did I mention with all the options and variants, this got a little complicated? I'm trying my best to make sure everything is right, so it is taking a bit longer than expected. I've mostly been doing this alone while working 3 jobs, but no excuses, the show must go on!

The good news is we are getting there and next campaign I will have help!

Books have been sent to Aaron and John for signatures and remarks, when those get back all CGC books will be headed off for grading.

People who selected the drawn in tier...they're going to be in Stake #3 coming out in May (more on that below)!

If you are waiting on your books still, thank you for your patience, I am trying to have all the non-CGC and mail away signature rewards out by the end of the month.

Kingdom of Comics Signing this Saturday!

This Saturday I'll be signing books alongside Travis Gibb and Roland Mann at the really cool shop King of Comics...this place actually has a bar in it!

If you're in the area or want to make a trip, come on down!

4320 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901

Stake #3 is up for pre-order

Stake #2 is hitting stores next month (4/28), but #3 is still up for pre-sale, so let your local shop know you want it!

Lastly, because even though everyone and their brother has backed this campaign already, you may have missed it...

From my friend and co-publisher at Scout Comics Charlie Stickney, check out Glarien of White Ash #1:

Glarien follows the stories of two women and the different paths they take to overcome life-altering tragedies. Jumping from the elf realm of ancient Alfheim to the gritty streets of New York City circa 1971, two seemingly-unrelated tales will slowly weave together to reveal a critical piece of White Ash's complicated past. Oh, and because Glarien is involved, expect carnage... lots and LOTS of carnage.


Glarien is a lot like Jessamy. I would not be surprised if somehow, someway, they met one day...wouldn't that be something? They already share a publisher? It's fun to wish for things out loud sometimes...

That's all for tonight, if you haven't received your rewards yet, they are coming!

Shipping update, Torch Kickstarter, and 50% sale at Scout!
2 months ago – Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 05:58:22 PM

Hello Stakers!

It's been a little while since I last updated you, but shipping has commenced. Some people have received their rewards already, but many are still being processed.

At the moment, I'm a one man show, so it's going slower than I'd like, but I'm trying to make sure all your orders are correct and I managed to make fulfillment complicated by offering over 40 different variations of covers!

I will continue to plug away and every order that doesn't involve graded options or signatures from Aaron and John will hopefully ship this month.

In the meantime, how about a fun preview of the connecting Stake #3 and 4 covers coming in May and June to the direct market!?!

The amazing duo of Kael Ngu and Alan Quah have combined for a Left/Right Yin/Yang connecting set that turned out amazing!

Big Weekend Sale at Scout!

This weekend you can snag lots of awesome Scout comics at 50% including Stake #1 if you missed it, there are a few variants available, so hop on over to and pick them up!

Another Kickstarter (and I helped!)

Full disclosure, I'm the editor on this...despite that, I think it turned out great!

Torch: Reclaim the Skies is a story about depression, nostalgia, and the lengths that a person will go to break out of that “rut.”

As an ex-pilot and former adrenaline junkie, it’s no surprise Torch Armstrong takes things to the extreme. We’ve all felt the urge to break out of that rut and find adventure outside of the norm.

In this issue, we see the story of young hotshot military pilot Torch interwoven with adult Torch, and her reluctant brother Spark, taking a leap into adventure in the most unconventional way.

Everything culminates with a shocking revelation in this excited debut issue of Torch: Reclaim the Skies.


Watch your inboxes for tracking info! I'll be back with updates soon.

(Most of) The Books are Here! And other great updates, including an appearance TONIGHT!
3 months ago – Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 11:52:35 PM


1200 pounds!

A thing of beauty!

All the books minus the metals and foils are here!

It's going to take us a bit of time to process all the orders, but we will be beginning immediately and can't wait to start getting these into your hands!

Tonight! Live Streaming

I'll be on Comic Burrito tonight around 10PM EST - click the image below for their YouTube channel.

1/16/2021 @ 10PM EST

In Store Signing this Wednesday!

If you're in the central Florida area, I'll be doing a signing on Wednesday from 12-8PM at The Collective in Altamonte Spring. Masks are required and we will be socially distancing.

The Collective also did an exclusive cover for Stake #1 that will be available.

Click the image to purchase!

I'll have some other great stuff on hand and I think at some point we'll be live.

Look at this awesome coin!

How do you get this? By buying this Linebreakers Store Exclusive! 

Linebreakers Dan Quintana Cover

Click the coin or the cover to buy the book!

There were some really great store exclusives and we're looking forward to Stake hitting comic shops on what looks like 1/27/21 now due to delays. If your store orders directly from Scout, they should have their copies already.

The Archival Edition

I'll leave you with my favorite version of the Stake Presents: Jessamy #1...The Archival edition.

This turned out sooooo good. I can't wait to have versions of #2 and 3, then collect them in a hardcover or leather-bound edition.

I'll be back soon with more updates on the fulfillment, thank you all again for coming with us on this amazing journey!

Digital Rewards Have Been Sent (And are here!)
4 months ago – Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 12:57:28 AM

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Surveying the crowd...
4 months ago – Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:38:44 PM

...and we're still missing some!

Good evening Stakers! 

I hope you are all staying safe and having a nice holiday season thus far.

We're currently sitting at 87% of surveys answered through BackerKit. I'd like to lock those soon so I can go ahead and finalize the digital edition with a "Thank You" section and start the process of getting these books printed!

If you don't think you received your survey and would like me to send you a direct link, please shoot me a message and I will take care of it ASAP!

Please fill out the survey even if you pledged for no reward so we can THANK YOU! 

As many of you know issue #1 of Stake is coming out through Scout in January! We have some really cool store variants that I can't share yet, but here's one I can share:

Fredy Bardales Scout Webstore Cover

Stake Presents: Jessamy #1 cover artist Fredy Bardales is back with this awesome cover that will be available through the Scout website on January 13th!

We also just finalized the solicitation for issue #2 come out in April (then monthly after that).

Francesca is really taking these covers to the next level - and just for fun she did a little bit cheekier version:

Maybe we'll use it for a variant or 2nd printing some day?

I'll be back with more updates soon. If you haven't gotten to that survey, please do ASAP!