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Inspired by G. K. Chesterton, Orson Scott Card, Douglas Adams
You will not be charged for ANYTHING unless this campaign reaches its goal amount of $6,570. You will ONLY be charged ONCE if the campaign is successful, whereupon you will receive your chosen reward(s). There are no recurring membership fees or hidden costs involved. This campaign will go directly towards printing costs for Issue #1 and production costs for Issue #2.
Join our Creative Team of Talent to help us continue this EPIC JOURNEY!
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Out of the enlightenment, both science and technology are born anew. As mankind continues to advance in scientific knowledge, breakthrough upon breakthrough compound, exponentially. Through this new technology, mankind is able to transcend its physical limitations by passing through the thought dimension and entering the supernatural.
The natural will become supernatural. Welcome... to the new enlightenment!
Minutes after a Super X58-Class solar flare (the equivalent of over a billion hydrogen bombs) erupts towards the Earth, modern technology becomes paralyzed and social stability is dismantled. As a result, several nations seize the opportunity to wage war in pursuit of global domination. The nations rage, buildings crumble, and desolation spreads to such an extent that the masses cry out for peace. A new coalition rises with an aim to rebuild and bring progress and stability back to humanity.
As peace and balance are restored, nations unite to avoid another devastating, cosmic tsunami. Forces combine in a global effort to prevent another world war. A task force is formed to probe deep into the human psyche, with the intent to eradicate man's propensity for violence. Over time, this movement grows with such intensity that it results in a multi-trillion dollar enterprise called Staunch Industries. Driven by necessity and fueled with ingenuity, technology advances to a point where we are granted access to the far reaches of our galaxy and deep into the hidden depths of our imagination. Human thoughts, memories, ideas, and emotions can now be fully explored in ways we have never DREAMED!
Board the Staunch Station, Before it Launches!
Me trying to figure out how to do a successful Kickstarter video.
Staunch Ambition has been a labor of love. A lot of blood, sweat and tears have been shed in an effort to create a vision that will inspire and bring together the imaginations of many. Now YOU have an opportunity to actively participate in making this dream a reality! By making a valuable contribution, you are actively taking part in the collective imagination of creative minds; a collaboration of a select group of people, paving the way for many exciting adventures to come!
Preview Issue #0 (20 pages with Khoi Pham cover). Print and/or digital depending on reward chosen.
Standard Issue #1 (28 pages with Freddie Williams II cover). Print and/or digital depending on reward chosen.
Extra-large exclusive for Kickstarter backers only Issue #1 (40 Pages with variant cover by Tyler Thull). Print and/or digital depending on reward chosen.
#01 thru #175 of the LIMITED hand numbered extra-large exclusive for Kickstarter backers only Issue #1 (40 page with variant cover by Tyler Thull). Print only.
"I Made This Book Happen!" Your name printed in Issue #1 as a Thank You. Print and/or digital depending on reward chosen.
Staunch T-Shirts (Printed by Motor City Rags)
Superior Reward A
Your artwork or an add/logo of your company (2.5in X 3in) with your name printed in Issue #1! Get an early digital copy and draw your version of our characters or the space station… (you choose) We will print your art or add/logo in our Issue #1! Must submit art to me by 04-22-16. (You can submit a B/W or Color sketch).
Superior Reward B
Your face (male or female) as a mystery character along with your name in credits in Issue #1 and #2. Just wait to find out what happens to you in Issue #2! By means of a simple operation, we can change this character's sexual orientation to a female.
Superior Reward C
Own an original piece of artwork. A page from Issue #1, hand-drawn by Erwin Arroza!
Superior Reward D
Own the original cover art from Issue #1 hand-drawn by Freddie Williams II of DC, Marvel, IDW...
SOLD OUT! Superior Reward E
Become an official producer of the book, PRODUCED BY: "YOUR NAME" and collaborate on story! Your name in Issue #1, credited as a producer, along with a 2-hour Skype session with Creator Brian Lau on any aspect of the creative process. You will also have an opportunity to collaborate with Brian Lau on creating pivotal characters for future books as mentioned in Issue #1.
SOLD OUT! Superior Reward F
Own ORIGINAL ART from the Marvel and Disney artist Khoi Pham! Yes own a beautiful and extremely rare 9x12 FULL BODY sketch of Azarus!
SOLD OUT! Superior Reward G
Own ORIGINAL ART from Marvel and Disney artist Khoi Pham! Yes own a beautiful and extremely rare 9x12 head sketch of any character you like!
Superior Reward H
Own an early version "Original Concept Sketch of the Main Character Azarus" hand-drawn by Creator Brian E. Lau!
Superior Reward I
Own the "Original Concept Sketch of the Main Character Azarus" hand-drawn by Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist Bill Sienkiewicz. YES, the one and only! (9"X10")
Our Ambitious Crew:
We are extremely honored to be supported by,
The best in the Midwest!
We THANK all of our FANS for their support. Here are some reactions from our fans.
“I read the Preview Issue from cover to cover and looked through the website. I am very intrigued by what you created with the help of the other artists on your team. Looks amazing!! I’ve been looking for a serious and hard sci-fi graphic novel for a while now.” Jerzy
“I enjoyed both sides of the comic. The pictures are fantastic. It adds to the story. There's PLENTY of depth in the story. I hope it screams MOVIE/FILM to someone.” G. C. Schop (Author of Glantis Trefmore Awakening)
“The printed preview book looks great! Great colors and print quality, well done :)” Freddie E Williams II (Artist from DC, Marvel, IDW...)
“really enjoyed ur comic and hope to see more” Lucas Marcinik
“Hi there! This is Adam! I met you today and your prologue book is good I look foreword to this coming out” Adam Van Gieson
its been awhile since canal days last year, and i STILL cant wait for @STAunchambiTION ^_^ i am very excited lol kanebore (Tweeted)
1) $3,500 = The layout artist, painter, cover artist, co-writer, and editor for issue #2.
2) $1,500 = Printing the books, T-shirts, flyers, cards, and posters.
3) $1,570 = To pay Kickstarter (5%) + Amazon (3 to 5%), taxes, marketing, website, shipping, and misc...
Any contributions exceeding our projected goal will go towards some awesome stretch goals and production costs for upcoming issues!
Printed in Michigan!
Risks and challenges
Staunch Ambition has been completely self-financed. All hired hands are high-profile professionals, who are well-known and working in the industry. All 22 pages of Issue #1 have been completed. If the campaign is successful, it's off to the printer and delivered directly into your hands! We are also working hard on Issues #2 and #3, which are packed full of epic action sequences and beautiful art! Along with your help and support, NOTHING can stop this from being a success!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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