Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 12, 2013.
About this project
What is “CLAN OF THE VEIN”?
- Written by NEO EDMUND
- Artwork by NEIL D’MONTE and JASON WALTON
- Edited & Produced by NEAL FISCHER
“You were taught to be afraid of the dark. Now you will learn to fear the light.”
Clan of the Vein is an action-packed graphic novel about Ian MacBane - history's most deadly vampire turned vampire assassin. Fueled by relentless determination, MacBane tirelessly hunted the world for countless centuries until he had exterminated every last vampire. With his quest seemingly complete, he became damned to live an immortal existence as a warrior without a war. Taking refuge in an ancient castle on an uncharted island off Hy Brasil, where he survived on an alchemic serum that suppressed his thirst for human blood.
His isolation ends when a squad of vampires called the Children of Judas attack. His belief that he had exterminated the vampire menace was dead wrong. The last remaining vampires have joined forces to locate an ancient artifact that would give birth to a new generation of monsters. The location of this lost artifact is locked deep in the abyss of MacBane's forgotten past and his enemies will stop at nothing to force him to remember.
SO WHAT WE NEED!
All funds raised on Kickstarter will go directly to the completion of the graphic novel (i.e. page rates for the colorist and letterer as well as printing costs, marketing, and promotions).
Additional funds beyond our target goal of $25K will allow us to expand the graphic novel and create additional pages of art.
We need your help to get the rest of the pages colored and lettered!
WHO COMES UP WITH THIS STUFF?
Co-Creators Neil D’Monte & Neo Edmund wanted to make a throwback to the violent action-filled vampire comics - no glittering vampires here. In fact, the antihero spends part of the story in a weakened, deteriorated form. When D’Monte initially drew the character of MacBane, he had award winner Viggo Mortenson in mind. As for the comic book artwork and storyboarding aspects of the film, D’Monte is going for Blade-style action sequences and the awe-inspiring visage of What Dreams May Come to craft this violent love story.
MEET THE TEAM!
*** Molly Celaschi, Neal Fischer, Neo Edmund & Neil D'Monte ***
NEO EDMUND (Co-creator/writer) has worked in the entertainment industry as a writer, story development executive, and a film producer for over ten years. As an author, he has written for film, television, feature animation, and comics.
NEIL D’MONTE (Co-Creator/artist) is an artist and film actor. A graduate of the USC School of Fine Arts, he began his career as a comic book artist. In his ten year movie career, he has acted and storyboarded several films.
NEAL FISCHER (film producer, graphic novel editor) has worked in the entertainment industry for ten years as writer, director, producer, development executive and talent manager. Most recently, Neal produced the indie film Sushi Girl.
MOLLY CELASCHI (Publicity Manager) is film producer, publicist, and press agent from California. Molly founded Malena Public Relations, and is currently working as a publicist to filmmakers and artists.
JASON WALTON (Colorist) has worked professionally as an artist for over 10 years. He has worked in the print, role-playing game and video game industry.
We came up with some pretty cool props and collectibles for you! Please select your pledge items and packages just to the right. • Digital downloads of the CLAN OF THE VEIN: The Girl of Hy Brasil -graphic novel. • Signed copies of the CLAN OF THE VEIN graphic novel. • A limited edition 8 x 10, black and white lithograph by Neil D’Monte. • ORIGINAL page layouts, storyboards and artwork directly from the graphic novel. • An 11 x 17, black and white illustration of YOU fighting one of our vampires. • Autographed postcards from Neil D’Monte and friends • Limited Edition T-Shirts • Props directly inspired from the graphic novel including vampire fangs/talismans, vampire suppressants, vials of vampire blood, and a necklace pendant.
THE FINAL WORD
THANK YOU so much for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter project. You can follow updates here and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we will be sharing our progress on putting the graphic novel together. Spread the word about 'CLAN OF THE VEIN' and help us share our passion project!
All artwork and concept designs are owned, copyrighted, and trademarked by Clan of the Vein .
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenges for this project are the actual cost of creating, polishing & completing the artwork and then the physical printing/production of the book. As most of the writing and conceptual artwork is already well on its way, once we have funding, we can finish the process of creating all the pages for this exciting world setting with this amazing character. We have already started some page layouts, and have a few to share with you, but the level of funding we reach will determine how long we can make the graphic novel, what subplots can be included or need cut, what fight scenes could be expanded upon with more awe-inspiring artwork, etc. We have a really awesome story to bring you one of the best graphic novels of the year!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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