The Tribulations of Abaddon #1
A medieval adventure where warriors must join forces, caught in the center of an epic battle between angels and demons.
Welcome to the first issue of The Tribulations of Abaddon!
As humanity prospers and kingdoms grow, the balance of good and evil shifts into chaos when the demon Syria escapes from the dark bowels of Hell. On Earth, the Sumerian city of Larsa begins to consume itself as a demonic plague begins to spread at an overwhelming rate. Its defending warriors desperately strive to maintain their existence, and ensure their survival, by coming together. They overcome great odds as they fight for their lives, caught in the war between Heaven and Hell.
From the creator:
Hey everyone! My name is David Sandoval, and I am here to ask for your help in making the first issue of “The Tribulations of Abaddon” a reality. The journey to produce this fantastic tale has been a long one. I’ve been working on T.O.A. for a few years, and in the process of development I came together with a fantastic team of artists who have helped me create this labor of love.
This is where you can help. I’ve been personally funding the creative production of this book, but I can’t do it alone -- and producing the physical comic is a financial challenge in itself. We’re looking forward to getting this story out to comic fans everywhere, so we can show everyone what an epic adventure we’ve created. We’re hoping to find enough support to make this a successful Kickstarter and make the book happen. We’ve gotten some great reactions from our fellow creators, artists and fans in the industry, so we’re even more excited than ever about bringing this comic to you.
Meet the Cast of TOA:
“The Tribulations of Abaddon is one of those rare projects that comes along and combines everything I love about high fantasy in the comic medium. N.A.S Studios is putting together an incredible tale of sword, sorcery, angels and demons and I am very excited to be involved in helping to bring this to life!”
- Patrick Blaine (penciler/artist for Top Cow, Dark Horse, DC)
“TOA… monsters, demons, hot women, badass men. And a great storyline to boot! I am looking forward to my involvement with this project."
- Kevin Conrad (inker/artist for Image, DC)
"T.O.A. is a BIG story... Big, over-sized people shooting off their big, over-sized mouths in a big, over-sized adventure! Feeding T.O.A.'s 'bigness' however, is a deep pool of subtlety.The characters are relevant, original and complex, and the settings are familiar enough to be engaging without being predictable. T.O.A.'s dialogue is loaded with humor and emotion, while remaining happily free of the campy bulls**t that is the lingua franca of modern Sword and Sorcery. The script paints crystal clear pictures -- I wish I were the artist drawing it! Its going to be a fun, epic saga and I can't wait to see it all come together!"
-Steve Firchow (artist/colorist for Top Cow, DC, Marvel)
Why we think helping to fund TOA #1 is worth it:
One of the things about self-publishing that isn’t often spoken about, is the expenses. When I got into writing, I never imagined myself putting together a comic.Two years later, here I am and the most difficult thing isn’t finding the talent, it’s paying for quality work.
I decided to try Kickstarter to not only help pay the artists for their hard work on the book, but to actually get it into people’s hands in both print and digital format. I started N.A.S Studios for this very reason: I love telling stories. I have actually been working on developing the story of The Tribulations of Abaddon for over five years; finally I got the script to where I wanted it. Being a history buff as well as a huge fantasy and horror fan, I took all that I loved and turned it into this epic adventure.
If you love monsters, demons, barbarians, sword fighting and beautiful women, then helping to fund the production of The Tribulations of Abaddon is for you. And lets not forget all of the awesome REWARDS we have lined up for you guys.
Our Plan of Action
The Kickstarter funding will be used to help pay for the interior sequential art, which includes: pencils by Kris Cagle, inks by Juan Albarran, colors by Tommy Shelton, lettering by Kel Nuttall, post-production graphic design by Raymond Dowaliby, and the printing and Distribution of T.O.A. #1
This first issue will have 24 pages of story as well as 8 pages of bonus materials including concept sketches and pinup art. That's a 32 page book!
Interiors by: Kris Cagle
Inks by: Juan Albarran
Colors by: Tommy Shelton
Lettering by: Kel Nuttall
With covers by:
Romano Molenaar / Jonathan Glapion / Thomas Mason
Patrick Blaine / Jonathan Glapion / Steve Firchow
Richard Bonk / Kevin Conrad / Thomas MasonPicture COMING SOON!
Kevin Conrad / Jonathan Glapion / Thomas MasonPicture COMING SOON!
Richard Bonk / Patrick Blaine / Kris Cagle / Thomas MasonPicture COMING SOON!
Paolo Pantalena / Nei RuffinoPicture COMING SOON!
Patrick Blaine / Joe Weems / Steve Firchow
REWARDS - We worked really hard to put together rewards for everyone helping out with our campaign. We hope that you'll enjoy them. I'll be posting Work In Progress pictures of the Rewards as they become available. For now, here are some of the penciled and inked covers, pinups and other original artwork up for grabs:
Risks and challenges
Two of the challenges we worry most about is scheduling and our deadlines. We’re all working hard to have the book completed and in print by August 2013. We all have families, so we understand that sometimes life happens. So to avoid any chance of delays and get the book into everyone’s hands, we've decided to work nonstop until it is finished for all the backers. Our deadline has given us enough time to work and give you the best we can in the amount of time we've set out. We will be handling the book on a page by page basis, which backers will get to see as we keep you updated. When all of the pages are illustrated and lettered, they'll be sent to our graphic designer (Raymond) who will be putting the book together and getting it ready for printing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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