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About this project

A tradition of storytelling, preserved.

Judgement of Paris is a tale that explores mankind, desire, and responsibility.

 

In this installment, an excluded Goddess starts a conflict that none present are willing to resolve; which Goddess is the most beautiful? The winner receives a Golden Apple. Hermes is dispatched to find a mortal to take on the challenge. That mortal’s encounter with the Gods will echo throughout history.

 

Paris, asleep.
Paris, asleep.

Mache means War

Judgement of Paris will introduce readers of all ages to one of the greatest myths ever created.

This campaign would fund the printing and shipping of backer rewards.

Backers will also have the chance to experience some of the process Bill and I went through creating this book. We will be sharing recordings of some of our editing sessions, you will have access to scripts and notes, view unused art and some lucky backers will take home original art from the book.

 

My name is Eli Minaya, I am the Co-Author of Angelarium: Book of Emanations, as well as the Artist behind that books visual development. 

While my time with Angelarium has allowed me to play in a new and original universe; the Mache series will give me the chance to work with the stories instrumental in the way we tell stories as a modern culture.

It's also allowed me to partake in the tradition of storytelling. A tradition that has carried these stories far from the era to which they were born into. 

We start with young Paris, son of Priam and younger brother of Hector as he is enticed to pick sides in a quarrel no mortal should partake in. 

 

 As the story evolves we will begin to see the impact this moment has on the chain of events leading up to the Trojan War. 

A little more about the team behind this project: 

Eli and Bill
Eli and Bill

I'm Eli, I am an Artist, Author, and Teacher.

I've been obsessed with mythology for as long as I can remember and have sought out its narrative all of my life.

I believe that it is my life's work to give form to stories with my Art.

I am also the Writer for Angelarium: Book of Emanations, as well as the Artist behind the books visual development.

I’m Bill, a Philosopher, Programmer, Craftsman, and Author. 

I love storytelling, especially the stories that form the foundations of a culture. I also love to tell those stories, to add context, to explore the differences in the culture that bore that story and our own. 

I love duality, eternality, I love to know what made other authors believe they had something worth telling the world and history. I hope my contributions are worthy.

The Rewards

All of the work is done for this book. Every word, edited. Every image, created. The enamel pin has also been designed. All that is left to do is to make it a reality. Here is what the backers of this Kickstarter would receive as a reward for their support:

A tribute to Myths and Storytelling
A tribute to Myths and Storytelling

 *Note all books from the 35$ to 500$ reward tiers will arrive signed by Eli and Bill

 

An enamel lapel pin of the Golden Apple
An enamel lapel pin of the Golden Apple

 

 

 

A collection of Art prints dedicated to the Goddess
A collection of Art prints dedicated to the Goddess

 

Bonus Thanatos Print
Bonus Thanatos Print

 

Gaea, Strength of Earth
Gaea, Strength of Earth

Gaea, Strength of Earth now inluded in all print selections, where applicable. 

Hermes Print forthcoming!

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The funds from this Kickstarter go to production and shipping of the book and backer rewards.

As with all Kickstarters, there are risks. It could be late, it could cost more than expected, it could be delayed. I've encountered some of these problems in my last campaign. However, it did not stop me from fulfilling every order.

I understand that while the fulfillment period can be challenging for both myself and my backers, I can and will get this book into your hands.

Music in video by Marc Burt and provided by FreeMusicArchive (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marc_Burt/Best_Bytes_Volume_4/04_marc_burt_elements_psychadelik_pedestrian_edit)

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    An Apple's Worth

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    Even Golden Apples Have Worms

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    Golden Apple Edition

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    Golden Apple + Print Edition

    Get the book, adorned in gold and choose the most beautiful goddess (as a print) - the selection made in the survey.

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    A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    In addition to receiving an embellished copy of Judgement of Paris, you will receive a four-print collection of Eris, Hera, Aphrodite and Athena. As a special bonus, you will also receive a Thanatos print.

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    The Challenge

    In addition to your copy of Judgement of Paris, receive a canvas print of your favorite Goddess. You get to pick which is the "most beautiful"! (All selections made in survey.)

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