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Sometimes what you dream of isn't everything you wanted. An urban legend has two brothers making choices that'll change things forever!
Sometimes what you dream of isn't everything you wanted. An urban legend has two brothers making choices that'll change things forever!
Sometimes what you dream of isn't everything you wanted. An urban legend has two brothers making choices that'll change things forever!
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Legend is a 64 page full color modernized fantasy comic graphic novel set in Asia.

All sequential artwork is currently finished and only lettering and production is left!  Help fund this project and all the money goes to production of the book!

When two brothers want more out of life and hear of a urban legend that could change things forever!

Poc and Troy are brothers that embark on a journey to encounter The Dragon King of the East Sea, Ao Guang. 

It is rumored that when you drink the "dragon's tears" that one will be granted magical powers.

But Troy's girlfriend Meiling, can't stand by and watch the two heroes take this dangerous trip alone and they'll find out together that sometimes what you want isn't everything you thought it'd be and there are choices to be made that could affect everything they know of.

 

 

 

 

I'd like to think that everyone...and I mean EVERYone at some point in their life just wants more out of it.

The career I had forged as a graphic designer was amazing, but the younger version of myself was a little disappointed at some unfulfilled dreams.

Even though I had worked on a amazing graphic novel (Secret Identities/ Shattered) with amazing creators, I never had the opportunity to illustrate the story that I had written myself.  And I just had to take the leap of faith.

I've learned the last couple years that life is short.  And you only get so long to try and fulfill your dreams.

This is obviously mine.  And it'd mean the world to me if you could join me in fulfilling it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Identities and Shattered Graphic Novels
Secret Identities and Shattered Graphic Novels

 

Preview Video for Secret Identities: The Asian American Super Hero Anthology.

 Preview for Shattered: The Asian American Super Hero Anthology.

 

 

 

 CREDITS:

Legend Logo designed by Larry Lee

Kickstarter video shot/ edited by Evan Jackson Leong

Secret Identities/ Shattered created by Jeff Yang, Keith Chow, Parry Shen and Jerry Ma

Secret Identities video created by Parry Shen

Shattered Video created by Michael Velasquez

Risks and challenges

The main risk involved took place a little over a year ago, when Jerry had quit his job as a graphic design manager at Aeropostale to both help his father run the family business(an art supply store) and pursue his dream of writing and illustrating his own comic graphic novel.

With the book very much near completion(he knows a thing or two about deadlines) the only risk left is being able to achieve this goal, which is why he needs your help now.

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    EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!

    THANKS!
    Every dollar counts and so do you!

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    DIGITAL COPY

    DIGITAL COPY - A pdf copy of Legend #1.
    Be one of the first to join the brothers on their journey with all 64 pages.

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    THE PRINTED BOOK!

    A single printed copy of the 64 page graphic novel, Legend #1.

    Also comes with a Digital copy of Legend #1!

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    FIVE DEADLY BUTTONS!

    Here at this level, you'll receive a set of 5 Deadly Venom buttons that Jerry drew and hand pressed himself!

    Look left to see an image of these adorable buttons.

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1 and a digital copy of Legend #1.

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    SECRET IDENTITIES!

    The Graphic Novel that helped make all of this possible!
    Secret Identities, The Asian American Superhero Graphic Novel Anthology.

    Containing work from creators such as: Bernard Chang, Gene Yang, Sonny Liew, Cliff Chiang, Greg Pak, Greg Laroque, Glenn Urieta, Kelly Hu, Martin Hsu, Eric Nakamura, Phil Yu, Sean Chen and many, many more!

    The ground breaking graphic novel that put Jerry on the map.
    At this reward level, you get all 212 pages of the Secret Identities graphic novel as well as a printed copy of Legend #1, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    SHATTERED!

    Shattered, the 2nd Asian American Superhero Graphic Novel.

    Winner of the Vilcek Grant Award and the follow up graphic novel to Secret Identities.

    Containing work from creators such as: Bernard Chang, Gene Yang, Sonny Liew, Cliff Chiang, Greg Pak, Greg Laroque, Glenn Urieta, Kelly Hu, Martin Hsu, Eric Nakamura, Phil Yu, Sean Chen and many, many more!

    At this reward level you'll get all 212 pages of the Shattered graphic novel as well as a printed copy of Legend #1, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    GOLDEN ARMS!

    It's t-shirt time! What most people know Jerry for is all the cool graphic tees he's made and you've hopefully seen at comic conventions!

    In true kung fu spirit, at this level you'll receive one of Jerry's most popular graphic tees, Golden Arms!
    Look left to see a picture of the tee in all its kung fu glory.
    Shirt comes in Mens Sizes:
    Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

    And you'll also get a printed copy of Legend #1,and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    ONI MASK!

    It's t-shirt time! What most people know Jerry for is all the cool graphic tees he's made and you've hopefully seen at comic conventions!

    Oni are a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres, or trolls.
    At this level you'll receive one of Jerry's most popular graphic tees, The Oni Mask!
    Look left to see a picture of the tee in all its glory.
    Shirt comes in Mens Sizes:
    Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

    And you'll also get a printed copy of Legend #1,and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    THE SECRET IDENTITIES UNIVERSE!

    Secret Identities and Shattered!
    Containing work from creators such as: Bernard Chang, Gene Yang, Sonny Liew, Cliff Chiang, Greg Pak, Greg Laroque, Glenn Urieta, Kelly Hu, Martin Hsu, Eric Nakamura, Phil Yu, Sean Chen and many, many more!

    At this reward level you'll be getting a copy of both the ground breaking graphic novels Secret Identities and Shattered, a printed copy of Legend #1,and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    COMMISSIONS TIME!

    At this reward level you'll be receiving a original 9x12" full color commission drawing from Jerry himself!

    Request any single character/ person (no nudity...there are kids here man!) to be drawn and each piece comes on 2ply smooth bristol.

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1,and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS!

    Sometimes it pays to have some very cool friends.
    At this reward level you'll receive a special limited edition portfolio package of 8 cardstock prints from acclaimed artists:
    BERNARD CHANG, CLIFF CHIANG, GEOF DARROW, KEN KNUDTSEN, JERRY MA, ANDY MACDONALD, WALTER SIMONSON AND GLENN URIETA!
    Each print is sized at 7.25x11".

    Each portfolio comes numbered in order of purchase in presentation art folder.
    Please look left to see all 8 images.

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1,and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    YO JOE!!! NEW REWARD!

    Ever watch GI Joe the cartoon? Read the comic or play with the toys?
    Larry Hama is dubbed the "godfather" of GI Joe for a reason. He has literally created every single character, written every single character profile on the back of each toy and to this day still writes the comics.
    He has drawn the iconic "silent" issue of Snake Eyes infiltrating the Cobra headquarters and now has given you the opportunity to own a one of a kind original sketch from the "godfather" himself.
    Snake Eyes drawn by Larry Hama!!!

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend # 1, and the digital copy of Legend # 1!

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    THE OG, JIMMY WANG YU! NEW REWARD!

    At this reward level, you'll be receiving the original 11x17" inked drawing used for the Jimmy Wang Yu tribute poster from the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival and a 13x19" color print out of the final poster too!

    This happens to be one of Jerry's personal favorite drawings/ projects he's worked on.

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    EXTRA LARGE FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS!

    This is a Extra Large sized version of the Friends with Benefits print set!
    Each Print is sized at 13x19"!

    At this reward level you'll receive a special limited edition portfolio package of 8 Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Stock prints from acclaimed artists:
    BERNARD CHANG, CLIFF CHIANG, GEOF DARROW, KEN KNUDTSEN, JERRY MA, ANDY MACDONALD, WALTER SIMONSON AND GLENN URIETA!
    Each portfolio comes numbered in order of purchase in presentation art folder.
    Please look left to see all 8 images.

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1,and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    THE 36TH CHAMBER!

    You want it all.

    At this reward level you've unlocked the 36th chamber and you will receive every reward available.

    Which includes the printed copy of Legend #1, both Secret Identities and Shattered, a set of the five deadly venom buttons, the limited edition print set, a original 9x12" drawing of your choice from Jerry Ma, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    ENTER THE KNUDTSEN! NEW REWARD!

    Once again I'm taking advantage of my friends.
    At this reward level you'll receive a original 9x12" oil bar illustration of the iconic Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon from my good friend and one of my favorite artists, Ken Knudtsen!

    Visual of the illustration located to the left.

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    ORIGINAL ART TIME!

    At this reward level, you'll receive one of the actual original pages drawn from Legend the comic graphic novel (in order of purchase)!
    Meaning there are only 48(sequential pages only) of these 11x17" pages in existence, so if you have one you'll be the ONLY one to own it!

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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    THE COVER!

    You can be the ONLY one to own the actual original 11x17" cover drawn for Legend the comic graphic novel!

    You'll also receive the printed copy of Legend #1, and the digital copy of Legend #1!

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