Dan Fraga’s “Black Flag” revival launches on Indiegogo to instant success
On Saturday, independent comic book creator Dan Fraga launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black Flag: Pineapple Perception, a revival of his Black Flag miniseries published by Image in the 1990s. The campaign has already become an instant success, raising more than $30 thousand at the time of this writing.
The Pineapple Perception project is an all-new, 48-page graphic novel illustrated and co-written by Fraga, and features co-writer Will Perdomo, inker Shelby Robertson, and colorist Matt Yackey. Here’s the official overview of the project taken from the book’s Indiegogo campaign page:
Comic books have been a part of my DNA since before I can remember. My favorite ones are those that embrace all of the things that make them uniquely COMICS: over-the-top action, beautiful idealized heroes, exaggerated situations, and really, really LOUD artwork. This is why I am insanely excited to be relaunching BLACK FLAG as a 48 page graphic novel! BLACK FLAG: PINEAPPLE PERCEPTION will be part one of a four part ODYSSEY that will take you into worlds, unimaginable.
My 30 year creative journey has brought me many opportunities as a comic book artist for MARVEL, DC, and IMAGE, as a storyboard artist for Blockbuster movies and TV shows, and as a director on THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW, MONSTER HIGH, HOT WHEELS, and MAX STEEL. These awesome experiences have helped build my artistic and storytelling skill-sets to a place where I’m able to literally pull what’s in my head out and put it on paper for you to see! This brings me so much joy to be able to do this for you.
I created BLACK FLAG in 1994. It was my way to draw all of the things that make me happy: Absurdly large gun toting soldiers, sexy anime influenced ladies, magical multi-dimensional wizards, mega contorting aliens, super powered kids, and a giant Purple Gorilla! Who could ask for more?!
It’s been 25 years since this eclectic team has been in comics. Now more than ever, it’s time to bring the FragaBoom! back into comics.
Backers can get a signed copy of Pineapple Perception for $25. If you have some extra cash to spend, you can also pick up extra copies of the book, a lineart-only variant cover, dog tags, t-shirt, shot glasses, baseball cap, original artwork, an extra ashcan-sized comic, and the chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book.
Congratulations to Fraga and the rest of the Black Flag team. If you’re interested in backing the project, you can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Black Flag: Pineapple Perception Indiegogo campaign page here.