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$466
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
8
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 4 2015

About

You can visit the following link to read the main story:

http://aofthea.com/the-history/

…and here’s its companion:

http://aofthea.com/oasar-report/

     In case you currently don’t have the time to read them both, here’s the abridged version: In the near future, a giant monster appears and rampages until it is killed by the U.S. military. Turns out however, its remains are infectious and mutates any animal or human that unwittingly ingests it. The mutations that result are called Atroximalmorph, or atroximals. The infection spreads across the world, nearly wiping out all of humanity until being thwarted by powerful solar storms, known as Helios’s Scourge. This saves what is left of humankind, but also knocks us into a dark age lasting over 320 years. It finally ends when the Gvidi, descendants of scientists and clairvoyants from protected, isolated colonies, introduce advanced technology to the world. As humanity is in the midst of recovering, the atroximals suddenly swarm the world with vengeance. Many civilizations across the globe band together and strike back against the atroximals, beating the monsters into a stalemate. After the world war, different civilizations work towards separate goals. Some work to abandon the Earth for the stars, some work to reclaim the planet and wipe out the mutant threat, while others squabble over power and territory; however, one scientist has come up with a plan to possibly change their future for the better…

     To make a quality graphic novel, it needs some quality talent. These artists certainly fit the description (Alphabetical Order):

Adam Wayne

http://adamwayneart.com/

Anita Zaramella

http://anita-zaramella.blogspot.it/

Dave Mims

http://www.ifreelance.com/provider/detail.aspx?providerid=66122

Jorge A. Castilla

http://valadant.deviantart.com/

Tim Pfalzgraf

http://www.freelanced.com/timpfalzgraf

     There are five different periods within the universe’s narrative: Atroximali Conquest, Atroximali Dark Age, Age of Light, Atroximal Human World War, and Postwar Period. This particular collection of stories take place during the Atroximali Conquest, which occurs during the tumultuous near future. One story in particular however, gives a small glimpse into the Atroximali Dark Age. The following are each of the stories’ short synopsizes and their corresponding artist’s initial sketches:

A Night of Survival:

     A group of civilians and a group of terrorists hunting them, are both subjected to a horrifying incident.

41 Pages

Illustrated by Jorge A. Castilla

Lost Flight 1313:

     Survivors of an airline crash are stranded on an island infested with atroximals.

37 Pages

Illustrated by Tim Pfalzgraf

Ortega’s Final Case:

     Henry Ortega of the FBI leads a raid on a mysterious organization of assassins.

30 Pages

Illustrated by Anita Zaramella

Tenants:

     Survivors of a quarantined city are holding out in an apartment.

29 Pages

Illustrated by Adam Wayne

The Heretic’s Diary:

     A military chaplain documents his experiences during society’s collapse.

39 Pages

Illustrated by Dave Mims

     As custom for any Kickstarter campaign, pledges will receive certain rewards for their generosity. Some rewards will always be available, but there are others that will only be available for a limited time while supplies last. The reward of printed graphic novel copies, for example, are going to be limited because there will only be enough funding for that amount. (Publishing and distributing printed graphic novels is very expensive.) Meanwhile, the graphic novels in a PDF format will always be available. Both printed and PDF versions will be reward options for eligible pledges, before they are publicly available for purchase at the official store on http://aofthea.com/store-2/ (still under construction).

1.) $1 or more:

    THANK YOU

     Receive a thank you autographed by the writer, Fidel S. Arbolaez, on a picture of him, uhh… smiling, I think?

2.) $5 or more:

     CHOOSE YOUR SKETCH OF CHOICE

      Choose which one of the initial concept sketches you want a copy of, PLUS the thank you.

3.) $10 or more:

     COMPILATION COMIC PDF; CHOOSE 2 SKETCHES

     Exclusive compilation PDF comic book showcasing the first five pages from each of all five issues before their full versions are released in the official online store, AND choose which two of the initial concept sketches you want a copy of, PLUS the thank you. (6 issues if the stretch goal is met in time.)

4.) $20 or more:

     PDF ISSUE

     Choose which one of the PDF graphic novels you want sent to you before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3.

5.) $25 or more:

     PRINTED & PDF ISSUE

     Choose an issue of the graphic novel you want sent to you in print & PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3. (Shipping and handling required for print format)

6.) $30 or more:

     2 PDF ISSUES

     Choose 2 different issues of the graphic novels you want sent to you in PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3.

7.) $45 or more:

     2 PRINTED & PDF ISSUES

     Choose 2 different issues of the graphic novels you want sent to you in print & PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3. (Shipping and handling for print format are less than the official costs)

8.) $50 or more:

     3 PDF ISSUES

     Choose 3 different issues of the graphic novels you want sent to you in PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3.

9.) $65 or more: 

     3 PRINTED & PDF ISSUES

     Choose 3 different issues of the graphic novels you want sent to you in print & PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3. (Shipping and handling for print format are 1/2 of the official costs)

10.) $70 or more:

     4 PDF ISSUES

     Choose 4 different issues of the graphic novels you want sent to you in PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3.

11.) $85 or more:

     4 PRINTED & PDF ISSUES

     Choose 4 different issues of the graphic novels you want sent to you in print & PDF format before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3. (FREE shipping and handling for print format)

12.) $90 or more:

     5 PDF ISSUES

     PDF format for ALL 5 issues of the graphic novels sent to you before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3.

13.) $100 or more:

     5 PRINTED & PDF ISSUES

     Print & PDF format for ALL 5 issues of the graphic novels sent to you before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1 and 3. (FREE shipping and handling for print format)

14.) $200 or more:

     NAME ON SPECIAL THANKS COMIC PAGE; WRITER ATTEMPTS TO DRAW YOU; YOU APPEAR IN BONUS ISSUE (STRETCH GOAL)

     Your name will be placed on the Special Thanks page in each issue of this collection, AND if you send a picture of yourself via email to Mr. Arbolaez he will sketch you and send it to you, AND if the $30,000 stretch goal is reached before the campaign’s end that same picture of yourself will be used for a character in the bonus comic that you will receive a copy of before its store availability, PLUS Rewards #1, 3, and 13. (FREE shipping and handling for print format)

Here’s a chart to summarize:

     The following stretch goals will fully fund projects, so that there will be no need to host another crowdfunding campaign in the future for them, or will greatly reduce the required amount if another campaign is necessary:

$30,000:

     Bonus PDF comic: The Cycle

          A nightmarish glimpse into how the infection is able to spread.

$35,000:

     Print version of The Cycle

$70,000:

     Story collection #2

          5 stories set during the desperate and rugged Atroximali Dark Age.

$120,000:

     Story collection #3

          5 stories set during the revolutionary Age of Light.

     T-Shirts

$150,000:

     Story collection #4

          5 stories set during the deadly Atroximal Human World War.

$200,000:

     Story collection #5

          5 stories set during the Postwar Period.

     The Age of the Atroximals: Canonical Anthology, Volume 1 (Likely not the actual title.)

$500,000:

     Survival horror game based off the Age of the Atroximals series.

$1,000,000:

     Animated film based off the Age of the Atroximals series.

Instead of the run-of-the-mill thermometer to represent the goals reached, this one is a flashlight shining down a dark hole. The more money acquired, the stronger the "light-bulb" we can afford, as the shining light reveals more of the unknown down below.

The graph bellow explains the entire budget:

Risks and challenges

One challenge for certain is that I’m using a crowdfunding website, as a campaign manager, for the first time in my life. However the main challenge, as with any other crowdfunding campaign of course, is to raise the required amount of money and spread word about this project. Another challenge is to finish producing the first collection of graphic novels within a reasonable time. The goal is for this collection to be finished sometime within the month of October at most (except maybe for the bonus comic if reached, and that may be finished within the month of November at most.) Printed copies will likely be available for distribution and sale by the month after project completion at most. I’ll let all backers know when their corresponding rewards are ready.

As for risks, such as sudden project abandonment by anybody involved in its development, or an unforeseen delay in printing or shipping, I will notify all backers about their corresponding rewards and attempt to rectify the problem the best I can. If it is not something I can salvage so easily, some sort of reparations will be due to the wronged pledges.

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