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About

 AJALA: A SERIES OF ADVENTURES is an ongoing comic book series, written by Robert Garrett, with art by N Steven Harris, colors by Walt Msonza Barna.      

AJALA is introduced to the C.S.C., a covert group that has been acting as Harlem's protectors since the 1920's. She learns that her family has a history with the C.S.C. with her great grandfather and father being one of the groups founders and her mother’s past when she was once a junior agent. AJALA is plunged into the C.S.C. as an agent in training that is sent out to ensure community safety. Through her lessons as a junior agent and her everyday life as a normal school student, AJALA will be leading a new life of adventure and discovery, and helping to protect her community from ruin.  

WHY KICKSTARTER

We want to accelerate the production of the comic book.  This is why we are doing issues 5  and 6. With your help we are looking to publish the next two issues in the series as a collected book. 

" A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE " 

With the two book Collected Edition,  "A Changing of Perspective", we are creating parts 1 & 2 (issues 5 and 6). This is the next evolution that continues the ongoing saga of AJALA:  A Series of Adventures taking the main character Ajala Storm to her next evolution of becoming a teenage hero of Harlem under the training of the C.S.C., the protectors of an alternate Harlem, New York.

Ajala and her family find themselves the targets of the QUO, the C.S.C.'s enemies.  They consist of politicians and men of power, in the shadows, who have sought to destroy the protectors of Harlem since their inception. 

Ajala and her mentor, Mr. Dennis, confront an agent from the shadows enlisted by Councilman HOFF and his daughters, DANA & ESTELL HOFF.  Ajala must come to terms of what it takes to be a hero, and what the world will take away from her. The books will be a study in the reality of heroism and sacrifice. 

The story will be developed in the pages of issues #5 and #6, hence the title for our Kickstarter book will be called, "A Change of Perspective" – Special Edition

With the first four issues completed and published, we are currently halfway completed with the pencils for issue #5 and have begun the color process for those pages.

Ajala and Her Mentor
Ajala and Her Mentor

WHY KICKSTARTER? Simply put, the printing costs of trade paperbacks is beyond our scope, so we are asking for help to print these trade paperback collections. We have paid for the first four single issues and the Collected Edition out of pocket.  We do not believe in asking you to invest in anything we would not be willing to invest in ourselves. Funds will go towards printing, coloring and additional pages illustrated by the colorist, Walt Msonza Barna, and postage of the Collected Edition and Kickstarter fees. Just know that you are directly backing indie creators by backing this campaign.

ISSUE #5

Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna

Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 Excerpt

Ajala:  A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala:  A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala:  A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala:  A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 and 6 Preview
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala: A Series of Adventures Book 5 with colors by Walt Msonza Barna

Some New and Noteworthy Characters

Ms. Ashanti
Ms. Ashanti
C.S.C. Twins.  Amir and Amar.
C.S.C. Twins. Amir and Amar.
C.S.C. Ms. Drunelle McKnight
C.S.C. Ms. Drunelle McKnight
C.S.C. Mr. Sulu
C.S.C. Mr. Sulu
The QUO Twins:  Dana and Estelle Huff
The QUO Twins: Dana and Estelle Huff
Mr. Gent of the QUO.
Mr. Gent of the QUO.

Ajala Cover Gallery

Ajala Collected Edition Cover Illustration by N Steven Harris and Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala Collected Edition Cover Illustration by N Steven Harris and Walt Msonza Barna
Ajala Cover Gallery
Ajala Cover Gallery
Ajala Cover Gallery
Ajala Cover Gallery

THE REWARDS

AJALA A SERIES OF ADVENTURES T-SHIRT

t-SHIRT  Modeled by Regine Sawyer
t-SHIRT Modeled by Regine Sawyer

AJALA BOOK MARK

 AJALA  Calendar for Year 2019 

 AJALA BUTTONS

Button A
Button A
Button B
Button B

12" x 18" Large Format Posters 

(A)  By Walt Msonza Barna
(A) By Walt Msonza Barna
(B) By Rodney Sanon
(B) By Rodney Sanon
(C) By Larry Stroman
(C) By Larry Stroman
(D) Art By N Steven Harris
(D) Art By N Steven Harris

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges
We are currently halfway complete with pencils of issue Five and moving forward with colors, hence the risk is pretty small from that point of view. The main risk is issues with the printer If the volume of orders is a lot bigger than we expect, we will be overjoyed.... but that may also lead to delays.

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    THE STREETZ

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    A digitally colored original illustration of any character of your choice in the universe (not restricted to the Ajala universe). The pencil artwork will be delivered to you as well as a high res digital color version of the image.
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