Stake Presents: Jessamy #1 and 2

Created by David A Byrne

Jessamy is back in this second issue as she continues her quest to track down new villains to a plantation in 18th century America.

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End of year Update!
24 days ago – Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 07:12:29 PM

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Checking In - Francesca in Florida, Scout Sale, and Tracker Toys
about 2 months ago – Sat, Nov 27, 2021 at 01:36:08 AM

Happy holidays!

Somehow it's already that time of year again! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

First, let's get the Stake Presents: Jessamy #2 update out of the way.

We are behind on production. Francesca is working on pages, but is making sure everything looks amazing and they're just not ready yet.

The digital edition is obviously not going to be on time. We still hope to begin fulfillment on the print copies in December, but I will keep you all updated as I have a more definitive timeline - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Francesca is in Florida!

Part of the reason things have been a little slower on the art than anticipated is Francesca has made the long journey from Italy to the Us and will be with us for a few months. She's still working on pages diligently, but it has taken away some of her time to draw.

That being said, Francesca may be able to sign your Kickstarter books!* I didn't offer this on the surveys because we weren't sure she would make it, so if you want Francesca to sign your books just message me here, email  may, or hit me up through whichever method we communicate! 

*if for some reason we do not have the books by 1/14/2022, Francesca will not be able to sign.

We're doing a small signing tour of a number of shops in Florida and hope you'll stop in if you're in the area - next up is Scout Headquarters in Ft Myers, FL.

Can't be there but want to get some awesome Stake books signed by three of the members of the team? You can take advantage of this Black Friday sale and let us know you want us to sign your books on Sunday!

We also have a World Tour Exclusive with Foil and Spot UV that turned out amazing!

Order now in limited quantities from!

It's available now in very limited quantities on my website and can be signed by the Stake trio!

Last but not least, Tracker toys launched the kickstarter for the first way of Scout figures today! Check it out by clicking the image above!

I'll be back with more updates soon, but in the meantime here's a little peek at what to expect in Stake Presents: Jessamy #2!

News, news, news! A quick update on progress and some Francesca Fantini News
3 months ago – Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 09:42:52 PM

Hello amazing backers!

It's been a little while since we checked in, Octobers are usually really crazy for me and this one has been no different.

Francesca is working on the art for the issue and we are still on pace to start fulfilling in December for physical backers. We're running a little behind and won't be able to hit October for the digital copy, but November is looking good.


I got to go to my first New York Comic Con this year and it was really cool, even if it was about 60% of normal attendance.

We did a really cool exclusive through Scout featuring the Kael Ngu/Alan Quah covers as a wraparound:

Oh yeah, it has awesome spot foil and UV treatment - it's a thing of beauty and available here for $25!

Big News featuring Francesca Fantini

Our amazing Stake artist announced some pretty big news this week...

That's right! She's coming to America in November. We will be doing a signing tour of a handful of shops, so be on the lookout for that schedule!


About 94% of surveys have been filled out already, but we're still missing over 30. If you haven't seen your survey, please send me a message and I'll get you a direct link.

I think that's all I have for now, but should have lots of news soon!

Funds are in, surveys are out (well some of them)!
4 months ago – Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:37:09 AM

Good evening all!

We have the funds and are continuing to work on production for this issue!

In the meantime, the surveys have been created and the first batch, or "smoke test," has been sent to make sure I created the surveys correctly.

So be on the lookout!

Back soon with some Stake news!

Survey's coming soon! Stake #6 is out now!
4 months ago – Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 01:17:17 AM

Hey everyone,

We're plugging away behind the scenes as Francesca draws and I work on finishing up the BackerKit surveys.

We will be offering some of the covers from the past campaigns, so if you missed something, there's a chance we'll have it in limited quantities.

Stake #6 is out!

Stake issue 6, the final in the first arc, is now available in comic shops and on the Scout Comics website.

We're really proud of how this arc turned out and want to thank everyone who has supported us!

Some of you took advantage of the 1-6 pack, but don't worry, if you're missing individual issues, they will be available as add-ons! 

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From creator Kathryn Calamia:

"As a bisexual creator myself, this is one of the most important projects I've ever worked on and a subject near and dear to my heart. Growing up, I had very little bisexual representation. I knew the label existed, but I didn't know what it looked like, how it felt, or that I could be bisexual.  This was the driving force towards putting together this anthology. Representation matters!"

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Back soon with more updates!