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:

A last-minute reward from TANA FORD!
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 02:56:01 PM

We're in the last 24 hours of the campaign, and we've just gotten a peek at the beautiful cover art that Tana Ford is working on for the book. It's still in process, but it's already looking amazing! And Tana has offered up the finished piece as a unique reward for one lucky backer!

Be sure to check out Comic-Con@Home this Friday night to cheer Tana on; the collected edition of Laguardia, the series she did with Nnedi Okorafor for Dark Horse, is nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album (reprint)! Good luck, Tana and Nnedi!

DASH graphic novel cover (in process) by Tana Ford

New Original Art rewards!
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 08:28:31 PM

I've added three new DASH original art rewards, for more pages drawn by Delia Gable! These are the pages that were used to create the original comics, and are unique pieces. Backers who choose original art rewards will be asked their first, second, and third choices for their piece, and ties will be broken with the first-come-first-served rule!

We've got some exciting news coming about other recently-added goodies that are appearing in the book—more new artwork, special features, and an introduction by a special guest! The whole project is taking shape and is looking beautiful, and we're so eager to share it all with you.

Thank you!

Art by Delia Gable

A "79% Funded" Preview!
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 08:01:31 PM

Hi all! In celebration of our being 79% funded, I'm going to post an 11-page preview of the first chapter of the book, written by Dave Ebersole and with art by Delia Gable. Enjoy!

Thanks for backing the project, and please help spread the word! We're optimistic that we'll make it to the finish line, but we'd love to exceed our goal and add some more goodies to the book!

4 months ago – Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 07:56:48 PM

We just hit our $15,000 goal, with two weeks still to go! We can't thank you all enough!

Happy halfway point! Here's a preview!
5 months ago – Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 07:52:16 AM

I can't believe we've made it to the halfway mark in just two days!

We're blown away. We've already added some new art rewards and posted some original art today, but we thought it would be a treat to show you some pages from DASH chapter six illustrated by Vinnie Rico!

If you haven't already, please share the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and wherever you hang out. (If you have a rabid Friendster following, I want to see them come check out DASH!) Seriously, though, word-of-mouth is really the only way a niche project like this can succeed, and every single like and share really helps!

On to the preview!

Toward the end of the first DASH adventure, the "fit has hit the shan" as they say. Dash and Sal have to get closer to the action inside the museum, to try and stop it. But what horrible fate is waiting for them there?

Written by Dave Ebersole, art by Vinnie Rico
Written by Dave Ebersole, art by Vinnie Rico