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                     BLAQUE SUN

NO ONE TOLD ME I COULD BE PRESIDENT

CYRUS WARD:EDGE OF DARKNESS

CHRISTOPHER RISING

EXECUTIVE ORDER

WHY ARE WE ON KICKSTARTER?

kickstarter has been instrumental in helping independent entities realize their dreams in a way that has never been available or possible.

This platform gives us a chance to tell the stories that we want to tell and get those stories to an audience that is hungry for a product like ours.

We are using  Kickstarter  to assist in the production of several stories in the BLAQUE SUN UNIVERSE. (see Below)

If you are searching for AMAZING STORIES, we have exactly what you are looking for. 

We can compete, in story and visuals, with any of the major companies out there.

This Kickstarter includes 4 books

The children's book 

 "No One Told Me I Could Be President"

The Graphic Novels

 "Cyrus Ward; Edge of Darkness"

  "Christopher Rising"

  "Executive Order"

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I have worked in the movie industry and have worked on TV programs (such as Law & Order).

I have always been a fan of story telling, especially good story telling.   Just one look and you will know that there is nothing cookie cutter about our books.  They are fresh, exciting, and completely entertaining. But don't take it from me... discover them for yourself.

Maurice

In our sneak peek of whats to come, you will find the projects that we are looking to fund. All projects or just one can be your.

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                    Sneak peek in whats coming in 2013

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CHILDREN'S BOOK

No One Told Me I Could Be President  (Preschool/young readers)


A children's book that reminds and instills the belief that young kids can become anything they want to be...even President 

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GRAPHIC NOVELS

CYRUS WARD: Edge Of Darkness  (sci-fi/mystery/thriller - Mature Readers)

Cyrus Ward is a retired Detective called back to investigate a serial killer who is copying the one of his most horrific cases. CYRUS WARD: Edge of Darknessis amurder mysterythriller, with a touch of noir and sci-fi rolled in.

This adult theme graphic novel, takes the reader down a dark road and doesn't let them go until the last frame.

Cyrus Ward is a down and out homicide detective, who after being forced to retire, is called back years later to help investigate serial killer who is copying a notorious serial killer from his past.  Reluctantly Cyrus returns only to discover, that this killer is taunting him and playing a game of cat and mouse.  The deeper down the rabbit hole he goes, the closer he gets to the truth...a truth that will change him forever.

What makes this story different?

This is not just a crime story.  This is a psychological thriller with a Sci-Fi twist.This story will take you place that you never saw coming.

CYRUS WARD: Edge Of Darkness takes place in the not so distant future of 2026.  The one time glorious Manhattan has been transformed into someplace dark and seedy.  A part of it, is underwater due to the  tsunami of 2018, while the rest has become the breeding ground for the underbelly of society.

Across the river, in what was once Brooklyn, lives (if we can use that term) a society of robots.  It is a total contrast to Manhattan, clean, shiny and filled with the best technology the world has to offer. Although Robot City plays a small role in the story, a few of its inhabitants do leave a major impact on the life of Cyrus Ward.

And who is Cyrus Ward?

Cyrus, a retired special crimes detective that focused on serial killers, wants nothing to do with his old life...a life that cost him an eye as well as everyone that ever mattered to him.  So when the department comes to him for assistance, he is extremely reluctant, until he discovers that case involves a copy cat serial killer who seems to know everything about him as well as the that of the original killer (whom Cyrus had killed years earlier).

With the help of a female detective and a watcher robot from his past, Cyrus will discover a dark truth that will force him to face his own demons.

CYRUS WARD: Edge of Darkness

The story will be told in 2 beautiful illustrated parts (part 1 and Part 2).  Each part will be roughly 50 to 60 pages and in FULL COLOR. (Your Pledge gets you both parts)

With art by the incredible YURIY FIALKO

http://www.yuriyfialko.com/

Yuriy made a name for himself designing and executing tattoos, before displaying his talent in the graphic arts field.  Over the past few years, he has won several awards and has worked on many high profile projects.  He has always had a love for story telling and totally clicked with the story of Cyrus Ward.

one look at some of his artwork is all one needs see to know that this will be one beautiful looking book.

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COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 

 Cyrus Ward Creator Talks Graphic Novel and Movie Industry Interest as Well as Gives Sneak Peek With the upcoming Summer release of the "Cyrus Ward:Edge of Darkness" 

Graphic Novel, Creator Maurice W shares his thoughts on the project and talks about how Studios in Hollywood are already talking about making it a movie. 

 That Comic Guy - 2/20/2013

 In a few months the world will be introduced to Cyrus Ward, a detective in the not-so-distant future, who is on a mission to capture a copy-cat serial killer who is mimicking his most notorious case. Creator Maurice W had this to say about the project. "I have always been a fan of noir-ish detective novels, as well as murder mystery thrillers, Sci-fi, and of course comic books. I had just come off what will be a somewhat high profile film project and was finding myself really wanting to write what I love. Cyrus Ward was born out of that." He continued to mention that as he was writing the Graphic novel, he had pitched the concept to several film companies as well. "Being that I write scripts, I approached this as if it was going to be a film and graphic novel type of project, Kind of like how Mark Miller did with Kick-Ass and his other properties. Several studios have shown interest, some more than others. I guess we will have to see what happens once the Graphic Novel is released, but The interest is there." Read more at 

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Thatcomicbookguy/news/?a=74540#5IHfljOGL0pITZuL.99

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Christopher Rising: (Action, Adventure - all readers)

Teenager Christopher Anthony DeJesus was an average  fifteen-year-old until his life is drastically changed when it is discovered that he isn't like everyone else. He begins to exhibit extraordinary abilities, and though he is feared and ostracized by many, most believe that his coming had been prophesied, something that doesn't sit well with the powers of the world. On the run and in search of his true origins, Christopher must travel down a path of self discovery and stare into the abyss of his own destiny.

Early Preview page sketches

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Artist Zach Brunner

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EXECUTIVE ORDER

An elite Black ops Group is Assigned to bring down the most powerful being on Earth. The President.

When A super Human Being is elected President of The United States, All chaos ensue. This being begins to believe that he is not only fit to run the country, but is destined to rule the world.

The Vice President puts together a secret black ops team set on stopping the Presidents plans for world domination.

This book is action and adventure at its best.

Early preview Page sketches

Artist Daniele Torres

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WHAT DO WE NEED THE MONEY FOR?

* We need to pay the artist for their time and talent.  Without them I just have words on a page.

* Production and marketing cost. Creating the books is just half the battle.

STRETCH REWARDS

We want to give all our supports some amazing extras if we surpass our initial goal. Hang on to your seats because here they are.

If we reach $6000

All supporters will receive a recorded interview with creators plus an inside look at how Cyrus Ward was created.  It is the ultimate behind the scenes look at the creation of Cyrus Ward.

If we reach $8000

All those who have pledged $100 or more will be eligible to win a special edition 10 inch Cyrus Ward Sculpture created by the son of Legendary Comic Artists Neal Adams.  Jason spyda Adams is one of the premiere toy and comic book sculptors in the business.  His works usually sell for $5000 to $10,000.

Here is a look at some of his work.

If we reach $12000

We will be giving away 3 sculptures to three lucky winners.

All supporters will also receive  a SPECIAL Kickstarter only sketchbook filled with sketches and artwork that will only be found here as well as a copy of Jason Spyda Adams New Book "Spyda Creations" 

All books are part of this Kickstarter Fund Raiser.

COMICBOOKMOVIE.com

Cyrus Ward Creator Talks Graphic Novel and Moive Industry Interest 

With the upcoming Summer release of the "Cyrus Ward:Edge of Darkness" Graphic Novel, Creator Maurice W gives us a sneak peek as well as shares his thoughts on the project and talks about how Studios in Hollywood are already talking about making it a movie.  

In a few months the world will be introduced to Cyrus Ward, a detective in the not-so-distant future, who is on a mission to capture a copy-cat serial killer who is mimicking his most notorious case. Creator Maurice W had this to say about the project. "I have always been a fan of noir-ish detective novels, as well as murder mystery thrillers, Sci-fi, and of course comic books. I had just come off what will be a somewhat high profile film project and was finding myself really wanting to write what I love. Cyrus Ward was born out of that." He continued to mention that as he was writing the Graphic novel, he had pitched the concept to several film companies as well. "Being that I write scripts, I approached this as if it was going to be a film and graphic novel type of project, Kind of like how Mark Miller did with Kick-Ass and his other properties. Several studios have shown interest, some more than others. I guess we will have to see what happens once the Graphic Novel is released, but The interest is there."

More information can be found on the projects Read more at 

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Thatcomicbookguy/news/?a=74540#jElGhPcVki8cs6mD.99

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    Limited reward (10 of 10 remaining) THIS IS IT! You get all the books in glorious Hard Cover plus PDF. You receive an invite to the launch Party. a T- Shirt. But that is not the main reward. With this Pledge you get an amazing Cyrus Ward Sculpture by one of the most amazing sculptors in the business. Legendary Neal Adam's Son Jason Spyda Adams. (this reward is valued at $3500) (postage included) There will be only 12 of these made making them an instant collectors piece. Each Sculpture will be signed by artist and numbered.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge will probably come in the timing. We've scheduled everything for 2013 and tried to anticipate contingencies, but there are sure to be minor hiccups along the way. In any case, we’ll stay in contact during the whole process and keep you updated.

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