Back These Campaigns! 10.5.16


Exodus #1

A story about what it is that makes a hero.

This book is about a noble people who are trying to save the people under their charge and their leader’s descent into madness. In the tradition of the best science fiction, Emilio Rodriguez and his creative crew feel that a story can have both action and wonderment and still contain as much depth and character development as any other genre. Commissions from some of the most notable artists in the field are possible as rewards, as well as inclusion in the book as a character.

Emilio Rodriguez is the founder of Tres Calaveras Studios, a studio that is dedicated to creating worlds which people are going to want to be a part of, and to share with others. It is also the aim of the studio to introduce some much-needed diversity to comics and comic concepts. However, it is not enough to have characters or creators that are diverse — one must endeavor to produce quality while promoting diversity. After all, diversity without quality is merely a book with a minority character.

Rodriguez is an attorney and a college professor who has always possessed an ardent love for comics, and he has read and written them since his earliest years. This campaign is important to him because he wishes to create a world that people are going to want to be a part of and share with others. It is also important to him to help demonstrate how the genre is capable of depth and character development that can stand against any other.

Rodriguez believes that the risks are minimal because the book is already done and ready for its debut at the NY Comic Con in October 2016 (6-10). Therefore, those who pledge are not going to have to wait long for their rewards. His studio has put out three issues of a comicbook series called Sara Rising, which is also a sci-fi story; therefore, they know what goes into completing a book and getting it out to the public.

The funding needed is $5,000. This money will cover the costs paid to complete the book. Additional funds will go to publishing costs, Indiegogo fees, and marketing costs.

Some of the cool perks that are being offered with this campaign are commissions of any character desired by the pledger (even characters not part of this campaign) by some of the most noted artists in the field, including Mike Lilly (Nightwing, Black Terror, Madness of Wonderland), and Paris Cullins (Blue Beetle).

Rodriguez wants you all to know that even if you can’t contribute, you can help the cause by spreading the word and making some raucous noise about the campaign itself. They aren’t doing this to create in a vacuum; they are doing it to bring joy, creativity, and a damn good story to the world.


Tres Calaveras Studios, Emilio Rodriguez, Mike Lilly, Paris Cullins, Exodus

About the Author

Robert Sodaro

Robert J. Sodaro is a noted comicbook historian and journalist. He began reading “Funnybooks” while sitting on the newsstand in his Uncle’s “Mom & Pop” grocery store, and has been writing about them for so long that he’s become his own grandfather (we don’t really know what that means, we just like saying it). These days, he is just as likely to be writing comics, as writing about them.

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