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DRAGON: a new graphic novel by Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta

A project in Detroit, MI by Saladin Ahmed

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A fallen Muslim knight. A zealous young nun. Together against Dracula! A story of horror and faith, presented as a beautiful hardcover.
Backers: 4107
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $144,617 of $40,000
Dates: Jul 7th -> Aug 6th (31 days)
Project By: Saladin Ahmed
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Latest News

Saladin Ahmed's Kickstarter Dragon connects the past to the present with Dracula

August 3rd - via:
When adversity becomes insurmountable, uneasy alliances can be forged and unify people. While it’s hard to imagine that happening in our current climate, that’s what the story of Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta’s first Kickstarter original graphic novel, Dragon, is about: an old fallen Muslim warrior and a young Christian nun setting aside their disagreements and inherited biases during the Ottoman Empire to combat the horrors of Vlad the Impaler, known to many as Dracula (Read More)


August 1st - via:
$120K! We're in the home stretch here with just a few days to go, and you wonderful people have taken us to TRIPLE our campaign goal! Let's celebrate wtih another page-in-progress!  (Read More)


July 21st - via:
The DRAGON Kickstarter has been live for two weeks and we're bowled over by your support! To celebrate, here's a fascinating behind the scenes glimpse into the 'ink-less' approach artist Dave Acosta used to bring the story to life. Take it away,... (Read More)

New FAQs!

July 17th - via:
Lost in the wilderness, full of questions about shipping, stretch goals, or other matters? Check out our newly beefed-up FAQ page, which has answers to these questions and more!  (Read More)


July 14th - via:
You people are amazing! In one week our campaign has hit $100K. I can't explain how much your support means! I know some of you still have some questions about retailer tiers, stretch goals, shipping, and digital editions. We'll be updating the FAQ... (Read More)

DRAGON in the press!

July 13th - via:
People are shouting about DRAGON! The Hollywood Reporter, SyFy, ScreenRant, and a bunch of other outlets have all done pieces on our project, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be making waves -- check out all the press links below! But there’s... (Read More)

Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta Set Kickstarter Ablaze with Dragon

July 11th - via:
As Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta's Dragon soars even higher on Kickstarter, expect comics publishers and writers of Ahmed's level to take note. (Read More)

Saladin Ahmed's Dragon pits a nun and a Muslim warrior against Dracula

July 9th - via:
Writer Saladin Ahmed has teamed up with artist Dave Acosta to produce Dragon, an original graphic novel telling the tale of a pair of religious heroes taking on the ancient evil of Count Dracula in the 1300s. (Read More)


July 8th - via:
The DRAGON campaign is rolling along wonderfully, thanks to all of you. Believe it or not, we've raised DOUBLE our goal in under two days! Thank you so much for your support, folks. This is a story I’ve been thinking about for years -- and which... (Read More)

Castlevania Meets Low Fantasy in Kickstarter for Graphic Novel, DRAGON

July 8th - via:
Saladin Ahmed, a writer known for his work on Miles Morales, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new graphic novel named DRAGON. (Read More)


July 7th - via:
Wow, what a first day! Thank you to all the wonderful backers who've taken us past our goal in the FIRST SIX HOURS of our campaign. Sister Gertrud raises a mug to you!  (Read More)

NEWS WATCH: Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta Team Up for Horror Graphic Novel DRAGON, Available on Kickstarter Now

July 7th - via:
Eisner-winning writer Saladin Ahmed and acclaimed artist Dave Acosta announced their new horror graphic novel DRAGON - a creator-owned comic that launched today on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta launch their DRAGON Kickstarter

July 7th - via:
DRAGON is the first ever Kickstarter from Saladin Ahmed, Dave Acosta, Chris O'Halloran, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and Nate Cosby, and it's available exclusively in hardcover. (Read More)

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