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:

A quick update - Milestones Approach
6 months ago – Tue, Nov 03, 2020 at 11:46:38 AM

Good evening everyone!

With a little over $1000 to go to the $20k stretch goal and 5 backers to 350, I just wanted to check in before I go offline for tomorrow. With the Election going on in the US, I'm sure most of us will have our attention pointed squarely there, so I won't be bugging anyone with updates tomorrow! 

Vote if you haven't!

Cool campaign ending tomorrow!

LA MANO del DESTINO tells the tale of a once-champion Luchador – who, after being betrayed by his friends and unmasked in the ring, agrees to a Faustian bargain with a mysterious promoter. He gains a new power and the identity of La Mano del Destino in order to exact revenge upon his betrayers. Set in a swanky, 1960s Mexico where Lucha Libre is intrinsically woven into all aspects of society and are the most important events that happen within this world, this tale winds its way through the machinations and motivations of all types who inhabit this unique setting.

Can La Mano del Destino get his revenge while remaining the champion he knows himself to be? - Get the complete arc here to find out!


I'll be back in a few days! Stay safe and make sure you vote!

Cthulhu invades...Stake?
6 months ago – Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 12:23:51 AM

So maybe not exactly...

About a year ago, my friend and fellow creator Travis Gibb asked me to write a short for his anthology Cthulhu Invades Oz. I agreed, of course, and with the help of artist Bryan SilverBax and colorist Claudia Giuliani, we brought to life a story about Jack Pumpkinhead!

The concept revolves around the blending of two different universes in Lovecraft's Cthulhu and Baum's Wizard of Oz series. When the Great Cthulhu invades Oz all hell breaks loose. This anthology tells one big story through the eyes of the different characters of Oz.

This anthology is a lot of fun and in honor of it running on Kickstarter at the same time as Stake Presents: Jessamy #1, I'm offering an awesome print to anyone who backs both campaigns!

The only way to get this is to back both campaigns for physical tiers and it will be included with your Stake Presents: Jessamy #1 rewards! There are over 50 awesome creators on the Cthulhu Invades Oz project, so take a look and back if you can! 

CLICK HERE or the images above to visit the campaign!

We keep on Stretchin'!
6 months ago – Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 04:45:58 PM

Thanks to all of you, we did it again.

The Brian LueSang print will now be included in every physical backer's rewards!

So what's next? 

How about a fresh new cover! Eric Chen is working diligently on a new Stake Presents: Jessamy cover!

If we hit $20,000 everyone who pledged over $30 for a physical tier will receive Eric's regular cover for free!

Another campaign to check out!

PROJECT MAGUS is a   military fantasy set in a very near dystopian future. Through extensive   research of history, chemistry and human biology, this story presents Magic   in a gritty, scientifically grounded fashion. The series was launched in   March of 2019 through Kickstarter and has already published three issues with   a fourth soon on the way.

The story centers around Corporal Victoria Lopez, a hot-tempered Marine   with a haunting past. Victoria discovers an extraordinary ability that aids   her and her allies against a rising threat of overwhelmingly powerful Spell Casters.


As we keep rolling, I hope we hit this next stretch goal so Eric's cover gets added to the campaign!

I'll be back soon! Thank you all again!

300 Backers and a new Add-On!
6 months ago – Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 04:02:32 PM

We have reached a number I really hoped pre-campaign we would reach and with over 2 weeks left! 300 backers is an amazing milestone and I’m so thankful to all of you! 

You may remember from last campaign we had some sketch cover options, I didn’t start the campaign with that option, but I think it’s time to make it available! 

David is an amazing artist and killed it last time on his sketch covers. The add-on is live now!

I may have a few more of these opportunities available soon, so stay tuned!

Last day to back!

My friend (and Stake cover artist) Bryan Silverbax has a campaign ending today on Kickstarter! If you enjoy character stats, old comic trading cards, or comic universe guidebooks, this is for you! Bryan has created a fun resource for his characters in his expansive Kerra Prime connected universe.

This ends today, so if you're interested back now!


We're really close to the next stretch goal! So hopefully we can hit that soon.

The not so secret big Stake News ANNOUNCEMENT!
6 months ago – Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 07:29:36 PM

Yesterday I promised an update regarding Stake in general. While we push along toward the $17,500 stretch goal I wanted to share something that I'm really proud of.

It's no secret Stake is being published by Scout (I'm offering copies of it in this campaign), well now it's really real! We have hit Diamond Previews and will be in stores January 13, 2021 with the fully re-drawn Francesca Fantini edition of Stake #1!

Many of you have taken advantage of the option to purchase the Scout edition here already!

The second cover is by Derrick Chew, he drew this almost two years ago, before I even had interior pages for Stake. It is an unlock retailer incentive, this means your local shop can order 10 of the main cover then order as many as they'd like of the Chew cover.

The order codes are NOV201504 and NOV201505 if you want to tell your local comic shop to order them. We will also have them on the Scout site in January!

I couldn't be more thrilled with how this series is turning out and can't wait to get into everyone's hands!

Another great campaign to check out!

HAUNTING #1-2 - A Supernatural Horror Comic

HAUNTING follows Bram, your average, everyday bratty teenager...who just so happens to RAISE THE DEAD!

Wherever he goes, ghosts appear - restless spirits that attack the living viciously and without prejudice. Bram has spent his entire life turning a blind eye to the destruction and deaths caused by his strange ability. But his recklessness finally catches up to him in the form of Deacon, a mysterious and vengeful man from his past. Deacon corners Bram and Faith, a small-town girl with a tragic past, in Dusty Springs. Now Bram will be forced to learn that his actions have consequences... whether he takes responsibility for those consequences is another question entirely.

You can get issues 1 and 2 in this campaign are at a really reasonable price.


That's all for tonight, thank you all again so much for the support, we can't wait to get this book into production!