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A lost chapter in the history of ancient Japan and the code of the Samurai via an unlikely warrior from the most foreign of lands.

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When you back the project for an initial reward, you qualify for other rewards already listed as well as any new content during the Kickstarter run. All you have to do is recruit other backers to the project. When your supported contributor donates, that donation goes to the the contributor who brought them in for a reward based off of the monetary amount brought in. That means the following: Let's say you donate for a $10 reward, You get that reward. If you donate that as well as bring in another $35 dollars form other backer/ backers, you now qualify for ANY reward that equals that dollar amount. THAT MEANS:

1) As a contributor for the project you are now part of the crowdfunding committee in which you now qualify to receive actual content equal or GREATER than reward for actual contribution.

2) If raised enough money you could collect ALL rewards FOR FREE ( outside of initial contribution) listed, including any stretch rewards!

3)Level and/or amount of content brought in from new contributor, is still and will remain KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES!

4) FREE CONTENT FOR EQUAL OF HIGHER VALUE than initial contribution depending on amount brought in ( that means… MORE CONTENT WITH HIGHER VALUE AT WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU ALREADY CONTRIBUTED).

5) SUPPLEMENTAL CONTRIBUTORS qualify for FREE REWARDS as soon as they bring in other supplemental contributors. In short, as long as you bring in contributors, you qualify for free rewards., regardless of the fact that you were brought in.

6)UNLIMITED NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTORS. You can bring as many other contributors as you want to. To have funding brought to you as a contributor, all you have to do is have the contributor whom you have brought in to the project the name of the person who recommended them to contribute. THAT'S ALL! (Analytics will record who contributes and how much.)

There has never been any better incentive to contribute to a campaign! Content will be given out only if initial funding has been reached. Once reached ANY AND ALL stretch goals qualify extended rewards regardless of how many stretch goals are reached. ALL REWARDS ARE AVAILABLE AS FREE REWARDS TO INITIAL SUPPORTERS AS LONG AS CONTRIBUTIONS BROUGHT IN BY THEM EXCEED AMOUNT OF REWARD.

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A LOST CHAPTER IN THE EVOLUTION OF ANCIENT JAPAN AND THE CODE OF THE SAMURAI VIA AN UNLIKELY WARRIOR FROM THE MOST FOREIGN OF LANDS.

Sons of Fate (origins) is a labor of love. My first solo outing and self published book.  It is my contribution to the medium, and my tribute to the comics I read  and love. Books that affected me as well as influenced my creativity. 

SONS OF FATE Promotional Piece toned (B&W version).

THE STORY

It is the Tokugawa Era. The Shogunate having suppressed the constant rebellions of the nation now set their sights on expanding their dominance throughout the world. In doing so, General Daiki Jinjaku is commissioned to lead a small fleet seaward in order to gain new trade routes, and charter waterways to new lands. The general, having the utmost pride toward his duty toward his nation, triumphantly goes forth, Leaving his wife and son, Omo behind. Omo, wanting to grow up in the honorable ways of his Daiki promises to work hard in everything he does in order to reach his Daiki’s greatness and success. Daiki promises that one day he will return to his homeland to see the pride of Japan, his son, has become.

Years later on their way home from their mission, the brave volunteers were overwhelmed by obstacles obscuring their journey. This mission, almost from its onset is met with great catastrophe, and most of the fleet is lost. Eventually it is only Daiki alone who reaches mainland. Daiki manages to not only survive, but settles in his new homeland: The land is Africa. Through circumstance he is paired by a young and  impressionable boy named Kamau, who wins Daiki’s favor through sheer will.

From the onset of his mission to now, Daiki has not understood the tragedy in his life. His failures, far outweighing his successes, both seemed to point to a place he cannot envision. His only option was to press forward. Not been able to see where his destiny has been leading him, questioning his actions on if he made the right choice, which lead him here, with the death of all his men on his shoulders; KNOWING that he may never see his beloved wife and child again. Daiki finally realizes his purpose. He decides to take on this child as an apprentice, teaching him EVERYTHING he has learned in his life. He does this as a tribute to his son: His son, in the time span from his leaving Edo to the strange land, is now a man. A man whom he knows he may never see again. That is just the beginning. That is "Origins".

THE MANTRA

Son's of Fate (origins) is a prequel to the main story of what happens upon my protagonist and the events that lead up to his arrival in Japan, and the subsequent events that happen after.  "Origins" is the story that not chronicles the fate of Daiki, and Kamau, but also those who encompass their lives, and the history of Japan itself!

The title Son's of Fate is tied to a simple theme which is the book's mantra.  A simple ideology that no matter how random things may see, only in the end, after all the connections are made, does one see the purpose of those events.

ABOUT THE CREATOR

I, Jean-Paul Deshong. I am the creator of this project. I am a professional artist who has published books foy Dynamite Entertainment ( Damsels [Mermaids], Zenescope Entertainment ( Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Tales from Neverland, Dreamweaver/ Neverland crossover), Image Comics ( Hack n Slash), Arch Enemy Entertainment ( Big Bad Wolf), as well as pinups for Dark horse ( Dream Thief). I also co-created with Darren Hupke, drew and colored an independent book Goddammit Baby, this is Soul, which was successfully funded as my first Kickstarter project.

WHATS THE PURPOSE?

The goal of the Campaign is to successfully have the project funded by the project's backers, and in return provide "exclusive" content only available through Kickstarter.  EVERY REWARD, EVEN IF RE-PUBLISHED WILL BE TWEAKED. ONLY CONTENT PROVIDED THOROUGH KICKSTARTER WILL BE EXCLUSIVE.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Glad you asked! The funding proposed covers all overall costs to make the book. Priniting, from quality  of paper and card stock, paper quality for post cards, and poster, color separation, materials need to create graphic novel, even the quality of the material for shirts. all is taken into account.

ALL BACKERS WILL BE CREDITED ON THANK YOU PAGE IN ALL GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMATS.

BIG OR SMALL... no matter how tall, WILL BE THANKED! ;)

  •     SONS OF FATE ( ORIGINS) "Daiki, Jinjaku" T-SHIRT

Daiki Jinjaku Quote:

"It is the world outside of ours. The great unknown. It is also your goal. It is what you swing must encompass. When you defend your ideals, what you believe to be true, inside of you, the smaller needs will align.”

  •  SONS OF FATE ( ORIGINS) "Kamau" tee

Kamau quote: 

"Now comes the time I show you master. Show you all you have taught me. All I have learned from your great example. This is how I repay you. I am the embodiment of the warrior manifested through will and fire."

Sons of Fate Origins 4x6 print

     SONS OF FATE 11x17 PRINTS

 The script is completely written, and mostly drawn. Sons of Fate (origins), will be published online via USA Today. Shortly after Kickstarter launch as a free online comic for all to see. As a fan of the medium, I would want rewards that would be worthy of investment, and as a creator in the medium, I want you to invest because you believe in what I have created.  The monetary goal is of course to cover the cost of printing, materials, and overhead to work on the project. Your donations to the project will not only unlock more and bigger rewards which are in store, but also help fund future projects including the continuation of this one in particular.In short, the more you contribute to the project, the more I  can contribute to the project, and the bigger the project becomes.

Sons of Fate Origins PAGES 1-6  ( Black & white ver.)

SONS OF FATE ORIGINAL ARTWORK 11X 17 on bristol board).

In creating the rewards for the project I tried to imagine for myself, if I were investing what incentives would be attractive to me in order to me to do so?This question lead me to create rewards that hold different and unique values to each that necessarily aren't available in other rewards. In short whatever reward you choose to donate to, you will get a unique reward. I love the project, what it is, and what its about, and I only  ask you to take a look and donate what you can, what you will if you agree. Whether you decide to contribute or no, I appreciate whatever time you invested in it.

MORE REWARDS UNLOCKED WHEN INITIAL GOALS ARE EXCEEDED!

SKEAK PEEK OF STRETCH REWARD ( AFTER $15,000 ACHIEVED).

Risks and challenges

As said before, the script is finished and the book is already partly drawn, It is a piece of a bigger story so therefore this book has to be completed in order for other projects to go further. I am the sole person creating the book, ( artist writer, letterer), so all responsibilities fall on me to get the book done, Outside of shipping and printing that is. My printer is reliable source that I have used in the past, and came thorough magnificently. any problems that could arise, rest assured, those who donate to the project will be compensated for any delay. Any and all questions will be answered.

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    4 backers

    SONS OF FATE (Origins) WALLPAPERS
    PDF desktop wallpaper and phone background of all 5 prints.

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    $10 reward

    6 backers

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) SERIES
    PDF of all 3 issues released in sequence as books are released.

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    $15 reward

    4 backers

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) GRAPHIC NOVEL

    A PDF the complete series of the Alpha series toned and colored released as one book. Includes covers is 3 individual issues without text.

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    $15 reward

    1 backer

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) PRINTS ( choose from 5 different prints)
    11X 17 prints all on high quality card stock, with quote from story pertaining to story all signed by creator, writer, artist, Jean-Paul Deshong.

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    $20 reward

    0 backers

    SONS OF FATE (ORIGINS) T-SHIRT. Exclusive illustration of Kamau or Daiki Jinjaku with quote on beautiful black tee.

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    $25 reward

    8 backers

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) GRAPHIC NOVEL
    Printed version of Graphic Novel (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE) signed by creator.
    Again, THIS IS A DEFINITIVE VERSION OF BOOK. Any re-print of the book will not be this version.

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    $35 reward

    13 backers

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) GRAPHIC NOVEL PLATINUM EDITION
    Here's the printed version of the Graphic novel with limited exclusive cover (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE) signed by creator with prints. INCLUDES COVERS OF SINGLE ISSUES (without text). INCLUDES A SNEAK PEEK **PREVIEW OF UPCOMING SERIES.***

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    $35 reward

    1 backer

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) Prints COLLECTOR SET
    11X 17 prints all on high quality card stock, with quote from story pertaining to illustration. All 5 prints are included in the set. All prints are signed by the creator Jean-Paul Deshong.

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    $75 reward

    0 backers

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) PLATINUM EDITION COLLECTORS EDITION.
    The PDF, black and white & colored edition, graphic novel, wallpaper, all high quality prints. All physical copies signed by the creator and a special thank you card 4x6 of limited print not included in previous rewards.

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    $125 reward

    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) PLATINUM EDITION COLLECTORS EDITION. The PDF, black and white & colored edition, PLATINUM graphic novel, wallpaper, all high quality prints. All physical copies signed, with limited print and a special thank you page hand drawn by me,Jean-Paul Deshong.
    Yeah..., HAND DRWN ( gettin' my arm ready).

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    $200 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) THE COLLECTOR
    original artwork
    1st 10 pages of the story. Original artwork on11x 17 bristol, signed by Me, Jean-Paul Deshong.
    ( LIMITED QUANTITY :FIRST COME FIRST SERVED)

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    SON'S OF FATE (Origins) THE POSTER POSER
    The original artwork of the prints all 11x 17 on bristol board ,all signed by the artist/ writer, creator,Jean-Paul Deshong. LIMITED QUANTITY: FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

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