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Club Nephilim: A New Series from the World of Mercy Sparx

Created by Mercy Sparx

What happens when a demonic black market brothel is overthrown by its own angelic workers? From Pat Shand & Josh Blaylock

Latest Updates from Our Project:

It's Official - this is Club Nephilim #0! Comic Shop Debut
about 2 months ago – Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 07:49:17 AM

Hello My Heretic Friends! 

We hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of Spring, not the least of which is that time change and the end of 5:00 sunsets! 

Issue Zero!

While the current campaign of Mercy Sparx: The Big Cover-Up nears the end, our crew is working on wrapping up the debut issue of Club Nephilim. But what about future issues of this scandalous series? Writer and co-conspirator Pat Shand and I have agreed that this debut edition is officially going to be ISSUE ZERO, setting the stage for a string of issues to come. And in fact, Pat is delivering the next script soon!

The way this issue cleared the chess board of some old characters, and established the whole new dynamic of the club, it just felt right. Pat and I talked about it, and "issue zero" was the right fit, as this issue sets the stage for a whole new Club Nephilim enterprise within the Mercy Sparx story.

Comic Shops

We wanted to make sure that comic book shops were able to get their hands on copies of Club Neph, but to ensure that our Kickstarter backers were still receiving the most exclusive, special items. It's been decided that this June, four covers will be available to stores everywhere, but with a slightly lower tier cover stock. The plan is for these editions will be what they call "self-cover" which is where the cover exteriors are the same stock as the interior pages (and how most monthly comics are produced these days). 

I don't expect many of our Kickstarter community to be chasing these, as you'll have the upscaled versions, but if you are, we'll make them available and provide an exclusive discount code for you to get them from our website when the time comes. 

This is the final few days of The Big Cover-Up campaign! A square bound cover gallery book featuring every Mercy cover ever, prior to the latest issue, as well as prints galore, and some other fun swag. 

BackerKit Surveys have been unleashed! 👀 MercySparx: The Big Cover-Up - New Reward Sneak Peek 👀
2 months ago – Thu, Mar 14, 2024 at 06:20:09 PM

The BackerKit “smoke test” has run its course and we’re happy to report that zero issues have been reported. To the backers that were randomly selected for the test, we thank you very much for all your help!

With that said, BackerKit surveys are now open to everyone! Some of you may have even already completed your survey. For those of you who haven’t, you can access your survey through the email sent directly to you from BackerKit or going to this link:club-nephilim-a-new-series-from-the-world-of-mercy-spar.backerkit.com/

If this is your first time using BackerKit, no worries. BackerKit is a simple and extremely user-friendly platform that makes submitting Kickstarter surveys a breeze. Each pledge level has its own specially-crafted set of questions to collect information like shirt sizes, print options, book signing options, and your shipping info. BackerKit also allows you to add any Add-Ons you may have missed when the Kickstarter was live.

BackerKit Pre-Orders: For those of you that missed the Kickstarter, BackerKit also has a Pre-Orders feature. This is your last chance to pledge for any Mercy Sparx: Club Nephilim goodies! club-nephilim-a-new-series-from-the-world-of-mercy-spar.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

BackerKit Key Dates

  • Friday April 5th: We will be locking down all surveys that have been completed and Pre-Orders that have been placed. A 48-Hour Notification Email will be sent to you via BackerKit on April 3rd.
  • Monday April 8th: Cards will be charged for shipping fees, any last-minute Add-Ons, and Pre-Orders.

Mercy Sparx: The Big Cover-Up Sneak Peek

For those of you looking for Mercy Sparx, Mercy Sparx: The Big Cover-Up is live on Kickstarter through creator Josh Blaylock’s personal account. This beautiful oversized (8.75" x 11") perfect bound book collects over 15 years of Mercy Sparx cover art up and pin-ups. Along with the book, the campaign offers phone stands, pins, and prints including this WIP pin-up by Blaylock!


Again, thank you so much for all your support and making Club Nephilim possible. Y’all are amazing!

-Team Mercy


 

BackerKit Smoke Test and Next Steps!
2 months ago – Wed, Mar 13, 2024 at 12:21:49 PM

Hi Everyone! 

This is to let yo know that we plan to be send out surveys for your reward details this Thursday, March 14! (Friday at the latest). So get ready! We’re using our standard survey system, BackerKit, but if you’re new to it and need any help just let us know when you receive the survey email. 
 
A small minority of you have already received the surveys! You are part of what’s called our “smoke test”, to make sure everything is in working order. Feel free to go right ahead and complete your surveys. If you experience any problems at all please let us know. 
 

Another update will go out once BackerKit surveys are open to everyone with a concrete timeline of when surveys will be locked down and when cards will be charged.

- Team Mercy
 

More Mercy Sparx on Kickstarter and a Pawsitively Motivated: Pet Puns for Success from Agnes Garbowska

Mercy Sparx: The Big Cover-Up - 15 Days Left to Pledge!

ICYMI - Mercy Sparx creator Josh Blaylock launched a Kickstarter for MERCY SPARX: THE BIG COVER-UP! This beautiful oversized (8.75" x 11") perfect bound book collects over 15 years of Mercy Sparx cover art up and pin-ups by Matt Merhoff, Josh Blaylock, Tim Seeley, Joel H Herrera, Marco Domino, Elizabeth Torque, Daniel Leister, Agnes Gabowska, Talent Caldwell, Jenevieve Broomall, Nei Ruffino, Carla Wyzgala, Ashely M Witter, Billy Martin, Kiki Jenkins, Douglas Pasciewicz, Karl Moline, Erica Willey, Ceci de la Cruz, Jake Smith, Larry Watts, Greg & Fake, Paulina Ganucheau, and more! 

Along with the book, the Kickstarter also offers prints, holofilm collector cards, and an exclusive sketch cover edition. Click here to pledge now!

Pawsitively Motivated: Pet Puns for Success by Agnes Garbowska

Mercy Sparx cover artist (#4B) Agnes Garbowska is launching her very first Kickstarter TOMORROW! PAWSITIVELY MOTIVATED: PET PUNS FOR SUCCESS is an 80 Page Hard-Cover Art Coffee Table Book written and illustrated by Garbowska. Along with her super cute, inspiring hardcover, the campaign also offers a softcover companion coloring book, watercolor commissions, and more. Check out the Kickstarter before it goes live here!

We're Funded! The Perfect Valentine.
3 months ago – Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 06:42:50 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

The Matt Merhoff Ladara Cover is Now Available!
3 months ago – Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 10:37:55 AM

With just two days to spare, the Merhoff Cover featuring Ladara has been unlocked! 

In addition we're making available a print of this same image, and if you ordered the Mega Print Set, it will be included as a bonus item! 

AND - if you've ordered the "Have it All" bundle, it will also include the Merhoff cover and print. 

You Can Have it All tier does NOT include metal cover upgrades of the Merhoff Ladara variant, or the Steamboat Willie or Art Voyager covers or prints.