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The North Star: The Emancipation of Frederick Douglass

A project in Portland, OR by Barron Bell

Cancelled by Creator

The North Star graphic novel is an adaptation of Frederick Douglass’ memoir “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass”.
Backers: 41
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25

Funded: $1,025 of $25,000
Dates: Feb 6th -> Mar 23rd (45 days)
Project By: Barron Bell
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Latest News

Project Cancelled

March 20th - via:
Hey everyone, The first rendition of The North Star: The Emancipation of Frederick Douglass has been officially canceled.  If you would like to still contribute, please follow the link to the official relaunched Kickstarter at:... (Read More)


March 19th - via:
Hey everyone, Today is the last day that this project will be open.  We'll be shutting it down and shifting all of our focus to the relaunch.  If you haven't shifted your pledge, we would appreciate it if you are still interested to do this today.... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
Hey everyone!  I just want to gently remind anyone who hasn't already done so to swap your pledge to the new North Star (V1) campaign here:... (Read More)


March 17th - via:
Hey everyone, I'm just writing to remind you that we've relaunched this campaign.  If you haven't done so already, please make sure you move your pledge over to the new campaign at: ... (Read More)

The North Star (Frederick Douglass) Kickstarter Relaunch!

March 16th - via:
Hello, Once again, we thank you all for your support.  If you haven't already done so, we would absolutely appreciate your continued support at our new campaign which has a much lower (and more realistic) budget goal.   This current North Star... (Read More)

The North Star is Relaunching!

March 15th - via:
Hey guys, I want to thank you all for your steadfast dedication to this project.  Unfortunately, we set out with ambitions that were a bit larger than the anticipated response.  That being said, we have taken all of the lessons learned and... (Read More)

More Podcast Love!

March 5th - via:
The word is spreading! Here is the latest podcast our team did with The Comics Alternative. Please tell your friends and family on social media to support this most necessary project.   PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH THE COMICS ALTERNATIVE   Barron and Koi... (Read More)

We're Still Chugging Along

February 28th - via:
We're at the end of Black History Month and to be honest, I was hoping for more support at this point. That being said, we still have plenty of time to meet our goal. Yes, I am a textbook optimist! I thank all of you for your support and please keep... (Read More)

We Passed $1000!

February 22nd - via:
I know it may seem like a small milestone when looking at the end goal of 25K but hey we have to take our victories where we can get them ;).  Just look at us as the little engine that could.  As the word gets out (and believe me, I'm grinding)... (Read More)


February 20th - via:
Hey guys, I just want thank everyone who has donated thus far.  As a special thank you to all backers, please follow the link below and download a complementary digital PDF copy of my previous graphic novel, Radio Free Amerika.   The book has been... (Read More)


February 9th - via:
I just want to thank all of you who have pledged thus far!  This project is a labor of love and the fellas and I are so excited that you're on the journey with us.  I'm steady trying to get the word out and I need your help as well so we can meet... (Read More)


February 6th - via:
Hello all! I'd like to officially announce the start of the North Star Graphic Novel Kickstarter campaign! We'll be posting regular updates here and on our other social media platforms. Witness the recreation of 1830's America and the life of one of... (Read More)

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