The Fierce Are Fading is a 200+ page science-fiction/thriller which follows a troubled and tired FBI Agent Riley Harper, who is a floater agent on assignment in Seattle to assist the local Police Department in finding a serial killer. Agent Harper and her partner, Officer Peter Drake, stumble upon something much bigger than a simple killing spree. Things go wrong and Agent Harper loses her partner, but circumstances lead her to believe that Officer Drake is alive and being held captive by a shadow organization. Scorned by the agency, Agent Harper embarks on a mission to uncover the mystery of this secret organization known only to a few as THE M.O.R.S. INITIATIVE.
Joshua Howell is a writer out of Nebraska, with a passion for thrilling story telling. He has published a novel and some poetry in the past, but this is his first venture into the world of graphic novels. Having been a comic collector since he was young, Joshua loves a lot of the tent pole titles at many of the major publishers, but also enjoys the indie titles that focus on original plot and characters. Having served in the military, and spent many years abroad, Joshua has used the world as his muse and delights in sharing it with his readers. While he wishes he could draw, he's glad to have written this graphic novel, and looks forward to sharing it with you.
Born and raised in Italy, Ilaria Apostoli currently studies the Fine Arts. With the historic district of Bologna as her muse, Ilaria works a freelance illustrator and comic artist. At the ripe age of 20 years old, Ilaria’s first published works will both be published with Under Belly Comics in 2016; The Fierce are Fading and Kitten. A deep rooted fan of the X-Files and Stephen King. She’s a believer in story telling that involves a strong female protagonist. She aspires to one day be held in the ranks of some of her artist heroes, including James Jean, Phobso, Spaska, Otto Schmidt, J.H. Williams III, and Greg Tocchini. Their works, along with some of top creators and models of modern fashion, inspire her creative traits to produce new art.
This project has been years in the making, and we desperately want to make it become a reality. 100% of funds raised through this campaign will go towards printing through Under Belly Comics, and paying Ilaria for her incredible artwork. We'd love to put this graphic novel in your hands, but we can’t make it without your help.
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Under Belly is a new Canadian comic book & graphic novel publishing company, dedicated to bringing you the freshest and most innovative comics from around the world.
Under Belly, originally created by Adam Jack & Kyle Joseph McEwan for the purposes of promoting and distributing their own work, is currently pushing forward with production and publishing some of the world's newest up-and-coming creator-owned comics.
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