#SupportSaturday MARCH Winner: The North Star

#SupportSaturday-Eric Borden Las Vegas

History gets the comic book treatment as #SupportSaturday backs “The North Star: The Emancipation of Frederick Douglass”

I’m a massive history buff as it helps inform what I do as a writer. I’ve found that diving deep into history helps breathe life into characters and gives me (and them for that matter) touchstones that will resonate throughout the story. Building a picture of how that character relates to what is happening in their time helps to authenticate their reactions to situations they’re presented with. My very first comic book was a Civil War era horror book and I’ve always been fascinated by the era. So when I saw The North Star: The Emancipation of Frederick Douglass, I knew I had to back the project. The fact that it had an endorsement form the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative meant that they were going to present history in as authentic a way as possible. The North Star was an easy pick for Support Saturday.

The Bet:

Luckily for myself and the project, the bets were just as easy.
  • First pick was:
Houston Rockets 1st Half at -5
The Rockets have absolutely been hammering people both at home and on the road. So a home game against the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans with a 1st half line as soft as -5 was no-brainer. The Rockets didn’t let me down and were up 27 by the half. The second game of the two-teamer would prove to be a little tighter…
  • Second pick:
Los Angeles Lakers -4.5
The Lakers have a young core and are an exciting team to watch. They’re likely a couple years out and a couple pieces out of contention, but I liked them against a Memphis Grizzlies team that’s been getting drubbed without Mike Conley. The Grizz was in control until the 4th Quarter when the Lakeshow turned it on and closed them out to win by 7.
That meant a #SupportSaturday win and double the funding for the North Star!
That brings the overall bet record to 5 and 3 with a Support Saturday record of 2 and 2.

#SupportSaturday can help you too!

Want to get in on some #SupportSaturday for your project??

Here are the rules:

  1. Email your Kickstarter link to supportsaturday@horde.media by the third Thursday of the month.
  2. I will select a project to back. (min. $100)
  3. On the 3rd Saturday of the month, I will place a 2-team parlay equal to the backing amount.
  4. We pull for those teams to win.
  5. IF the bet wins, YOUR project wins. I will double the initial pledge.
  6. A win also means a 2ND PROJECT WINS, as I will back a second project with any funds in excess of double the original backing amount.

And that’s it, two winners equal two winners and some cool stuff getting made. Plus it gives me an excuse to get to the sports book and hang out with unsavory characters. Submit your project today.