A mythical earth based action adventure graphic novel series. With beautiful digitally painted pages from front to back!
Created by Tyler Kirkham and Mandy McMurray art by M. Oracle
Far beneath the mundane reality of our everyday lives, hidden within the echoes of our most famous legends, exists a world shrouded in secrecy. A world of magic and myth, where an ancient order of sorcerers act as guardians, protecting the world from the forces that seek to destroy life as we know it.
Passed down through a mysterious guild, they are magical warriors that carry within them the stolen Seven Powers of Creation and through them, hold back the tide of evil led by an equally powerful order of dark sorcerers called Warlocks. An evil that has threatened mankind for generations.
Unfortunately, only one Monarch now remains. In a desperate act of heroism, the last of the Monarchy, uses his last breath to pass on a mystical legacy to his unsuspecting grandson, initiating him into a world of darkness with a trial by fire; survive and save the world, or die and let the powers of darkness overtake it.
Now, young Andreas must embrace his power or be destroyed by the evil Cabal that hunts him. With the help of a renegade warrior-guardianess, they must face his grandfather’s murderer, her past, and his destiny, or lose the battle against evil for all time.
The Monarchy is set to be a series of 3 Graphic novels. The First one is 150 pages and has been in the works for about 3 years now. Mandy the co creator/writer and I have always wanted to work together at some point. years ago we were developing another story that never got off the ground. This Time we plan on making it work!
The artist M.Oracle has committed that time on this project, In the hopes of seeing it on the shelves in the near future. This being his first major comic project it is quite the undertaking. He has grown leaps and bounds while working on it though and I feel what is being produced is very special. His pages are beautiful and majestic in a way. When I first saw his work I knew there something special there that needed to be unleashed.
We all went into this knowing that until this book came out we wouldn't see anything from it. That is where Kick starter and you guys come in. Mandy and both have steady work, but Oracle is still breaking in and hasn't seen a much from this yet. I kick him something when I can, but its not what he is worth. What we are asking from you guys is to help us get this project to the next level! Which is getting it published and on the shelves. By doing that we can get some orders in and get some copies sold. I have been looking into publishing avenues for this book. Self publishing and soliciting though Diamond seems to be our best way to go at this point. We retain 100% of the story rights and have complete control.
Your contribution will go to the creators involved in the project. Also editing, Lettering, Pre press, Pre production, and Mainly book printing, and shipping. It will also go to making a proper website for the project. Our goal is to have this story strong enough to get made into a major motion picture. This project is nearing completion, but Oracle is really in need of some funds to be able to keep going on this project, and get it wrapped up.
Thanks for reading and we really appreciate your help and we can't wait for you to see this book!!
Tyler Kirkham was born and raised it Utah. He grew up loving art, and has always enjoyed drawing. He really found a love for comics in the early 90s when Image Comics came on the scene. At that moment he knew what he wanted to do with his life. After going to countless conventions and sending out lots of samples, his first paid art gig was drawing for a local newspaper. He later landed a job drawing an indy book called "The Gift."
Fresh out of high school, he worked on The Gift until another opportunity came up. He had been given the chance to move to L.A. to work for Top Cow Studios, where he could work in "the pit" with other artists, one being Marc Silvestri. After living in L.A. for a couple years Tyler and his wife decided to move back to Utah. Tyler has worked on titles such as Strykeforce, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, Transformers, Amazing Spiderman, X-Men Phoenix Warsong, Green Lantern corps and Ultimate Fantastic 4 to name just a few. His work has been featured on many Web sites and in magazines, like FHM, Wizard, Nintendo Power, Sunstone and Imagine FX among others. He's also done video game concept work and some novel and book covers, as well as some graphic and advertisement art. He's currently working for DC comics drawing Green Lantern New Guardians, and just had a Children' s book released. My Best friend's a booger. He developing his own stories and ideas and plans to get them on the shelves in the near future.
Amanda McMurray An accomplished writer in the fantastical and entrancing world of comics, Amanda McMurray has unleashed her superpowers and taken hold of countless fans’ imaginations and hearts with her passionate intensity. Bringing a lifelong love of all that the writing profession has to offer, Amanda constantly challenges herself and others with enticing storylines and character studies that have been raising eyebrows with fanboys and comic executives alike.
Her first foray into the fantasy world of comics began with the Namor storyline in the series Marvel Comics Presents. From there, it was only a matter of time before her talents were noticed by other major labels, and her future as an established writer blossomed to fruition. Opportunities from DC Comics, Aspen Comics, Arcana Studios, and Angel Comics soon followed. Some of her better-known comic writing credits includes story arcs in Batman, Justice League, Teen Titans, Hex: The Lost Tribe, and the Batman/Superman series.
Aside from her life inside the minds of characters in multiple popular series, her talents only begin to unfold with the words on her pages. In addition to her creative aptitude, Amanda also holds degrees in Law Enforcement, Political Science, Psychology, and Special Education. Much like the characters she brings to life, Amanda is an educator by day and a comic writing superhero by night. A Special Education teacher in the Denver Public Schools working with At-Risk Youth, she proves that each of us has untapped powers to let shine, no matter how big or small. Her proof and passion lies in every work she produces, whether it’s shown in a mainstream comic book or a rising independent publication, you will find her in-between the lines of her characters across the globe.
M.Oracle grew up in a small nautical town in south west Connecticut. As a child he has always had a fascination with all things art and fantasy. From the time he could pick up a pencil he knew that art was his one true passion. Right out of high school he enrolled in college and graduated with a degree with visual communications. Soon after he got many jobs as a book jacket cover artist. However comics continued to be a genres of art that has always wanted to be apart of. He then answered an online ad from Amanda McMurray seeking a colorist. She then introduced him to her associate Tyler Kirkham . 5 yrs later they are now in the process of doing many projects together. http://mystic-oracle.deviantart.com/
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 13, 2012.
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The pdf, and a signed copy of the printed book by Creator Tyler Kirkham. (artist on titles like Green Lantern Corps, Amazing Spiderman, Ultimate Fantastic four among others) Also a signed 11x17 full color print. Your name printed in the back of the book as a thank you from us for your contribution.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get a pdf download of the entire first book, Full printed book signed by Tyler Kirkham, Color and pencil prints signed, Help develop a character that will actually make a small appearance in the book! You and Tyler Kirkham will discuss it over the phone! and have a personal credit and special thank you in the high contributors list.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get a pdf download of the entire first book, Full printed book signed by Tyler Kirkham, Color and pencil prints signed, Develop a 5 page mini story with Tyler Kirkham, and Oracle that will be featured in the back of the book in the contributors section. Kinda like the scene after the credits in movies. Something that will lead into the next book!!! and have a personal credit and special thank you in the high contributors list.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012