DASH: The Gay Noir Graphic Novel

Created by Zan Christensen

A disgraced detective. A bad boy lover. A mysterious femme fatale. And lurking in the heart of 1940s Los Angeles… a primeval horror!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Surveys going out
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 09:07:50 PM

Hi all!

I've set up our surveys on BackerKit and have just sent out a "smoke test" to a few backers to make sure the surveys are clear and don't have any problems with them. Once I've got the all clear, I'll send them out to everyone.

Even though we won't be shipping books for another five weeks or so, please complete the survey as soon as you can. We need to collect all the names that will be thanked in the book before we can go to press. I'll leave two weeks for surveys to get answered, and will go with Kickstarter names for those folx who haven't responded with a custom name or asked to be omitted.

If you have any problems with the survey link or any other questions, don't hesitate to let me know! I'm going to try and make this our smoothest fulfillment yet. :-)



Next Steps
4 months ago – Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 03:16:32 PM

We made it!

Here's what's going to happen next.

First, Kickstarter has started charging cards for all the backers for the project. If your card gets declined the first time, due to fraud-checking by your bank, or any other reason, don't panic! KS will try to charge the card again. After two weeks, Kickstarter will pass the funds on to us, and we'll be able to pay the printer and get the project printed.

Next, we have to get the addresses where we need to ship your stuff. We’ll send out a BackerKit survey to get this info, and will post an update beforehand  so you'll know to keep an eye out for it. You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to answer your survey. Just click the link in the invitation email to answer the survey.

Please submit your responses as quickly as you can, since we need this information to get you your rewards. If your reward includes a Thank You in the book, please return your survey extra soon, because we need all of those before we can go to press!

If you need to change any survey responses or update your shipping information (or if you want to add any additional items) you can click the survey link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page. (That page will only start working after we send the surveys out.)

If you have any trouble with the process, don't hesitate to contact me directly and I will help get things sorted. Since we've got so many backers, answering your survey through BackerKit helps us get your rewards out to you faster. 

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey link is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact me.

Again, thanks for all your support. We can’t wait to get you your books!!

136%! THANK YOU!
4 months ago – Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 08:30:18 AM

Art by Vinnie Rico

Thanks to our 594 amazing backers,we reached 136% of our funding goal! Thank you all so much for your support of the project, and we will be in touch   very soon to get your addresses and ask how you'd like to be thanked in the book.

Thank you again, for supporting LGBTQ comics!

Sean Von Gorman art!
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 03:00:34 PM

We've got a reward that includes original art from Sean Von Gorman, and I wanted to show you the pages from his new, full-length story that are available. They're super snazzy! If you're interested in grabbing one, act quick, because one's been snapped up and we just have two left.

(After the Kickstarter, we'll ask backers to give us their first and second choices for the pages, and will break ties with a first-come-first-pick rule.)

Art by Sean Von Gorman

DASH will have a foreword by… Steve Orlando!
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 02:59:00 PM

I'm happy to announce that Steve Orlando—writer on such amazing titles as Midnighter, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and the upcoming Commanders in Crisis from Image—will be providing a foreword for the DASH graphic novel!

We're thrilled to have Steve on board, and glad that you've all pitched in to help make the DASH book a reality!

COMMANDERS IN CRISIS by Steve Orlando and Davide Tinto