Crowdfunding dreams into reality


Charl13 is one of the last of his kind. He carries out his last orders in a desolate world.
He is the brainchild of two Lebanon natives.
After the successful publication of their first comic titled “Charl13,” pronounced Charlie, the creative team of writers Fines Massey and Chris Burgess and artist Kristofor Harris are already in the final stages of completing their second issue.
The team successfully used Kickstarter to fund their first installment of “Charl13,” a mature comic book set in a post apocalyptic future filled with aliens and robots. Kickstarter is a crowdfunded platform used to gather capital for a project without having to seek traditional investors. People who are truly interested in a project pledge toward its realization.
“It’s kind of a rollercoaster because the way Kickstarter works is that you have a certain period of time—we set ours for 30 days both times—and you either make your goal and get all your money or you don’t make your goal and you get nothing,” Massey said.
Consequently, Massey watches the pledges come in daily to see if his dream of  authoring a comic book will come true.
“It’s up and down, and it plays with you a lot,” said Massey, whose day job is editor at the Daily Record.

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