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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

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 Human Warriors
The Human Warriors
NEW REWARD / Patrick Blaine Original Art Work. (Syria)
NEW REWARD / Patrick Blaine Original Art Work. (Syria)

“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.

Interior page with Kris Cagle on Pencils and Juan Albarran on Inks.
Interior page with Kris Cagle on Pencils and Juan Albarran on Inks.

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!

The Tribulations of Abaddon #1 Pencils by: Romano Molenaar  Inks by: Jonathan Glapion
The Tribulations of Abaddon #1 Pencils by: Romano Molenaar Inks by: Jonathan Glapion
Limited Cover Print TOA #1
Limited Cover Print TOA #1

The Team:

Interiors by: Kris Cagle
Inks by: Juan Albarran
Colors by: Tommy Shelton 

Lettering by: Kel Nuttall

Page 1 - When opening up TOA #1 you get the intro of Bakara and his wolves hunting for dinner. This shows you how well Bakara and his wolves are together and how he has them trained.
Page 1 - When opening up TOA #1 you get the intro of Bakara and his wolves hunting for dinner. This shows you how well Bakara and his wolves are together and how he has them trained.
Page 2
Page 2
Page 3
Page 3
Page 4 w/Colors
Page 4 w/Colors

With covers by:

Romano Molenaar / Jonathan Glapion / Thomas Mason

The Tribulations of Abaddon #1
The Tribulations of Abaddon #1


Patrick Blaine / Jonathan Glapion / Steve Firchow

Kick Starter Exclusive Cover #1
Kick Starter Exclusive Cover #1

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

Stretch Goal #1 Limited Cover
Stretch Goal #1 Limited Cover

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: 

The Original Art Work to the Bakara PinUp by: Patrick Blaine  Side by Side with the colored version for your enjoyment.
The Original Art Work to the Bakara PinUp by: Patrick Blaine Side by Side with the colored version for your enjoyment.
Side by Side  All art Work by Patrick Blaine
Side by Side All art Work by Patrick Blaine
Exclusive KS PinUp by: Stefano Cardoselli and Josh Jensen - Lykios
Exclusive KS PinUp by: Stefano Cardoselli and Josh Jensen - Lykios
Bakara / The Hunter
Bakara / The Hunter
Lykios / The Battle Chaser
Lykios / The Battle Chaser
The TOA Exclusive KS T-Shirt
The TOA Exclusive KS T-Shirt
Original TOA Character Commission by: Kevin Conrad 1 of 2 (Lykios)
Original TOA Character Commission by: Kevin Conrad 1 of 2 (Lykios)
Original TOA Character Commission by: Kevin Conrad 2 of 2 (Syria)
Original TOA Character Commission by: Kevin Conrad 2 of 2 (Syria)
New Reward $200 Original Jimbo Salgado artwork.
New Reward $200 Original Jimbo Salgado artwork.
$150 Reward / TOA Promo page by Kris Cagle and Dan Prado. Original Inked page
$150 Reward / TOA Promo page by Kris Cagle and Dan Prado. Original Inked page
EXAMPLE of Romano's Bust sketch REWARD
EXAMPLE of Romano's Bust sketch REWARD

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.

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    PDF of issue #1. Become a part of N.A.S Studios history with a digital copy of TOA #1 delivered right to your portable device.

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    SIGNED COPY of issue #1. A physical copy of TOA #1 signed by the creative team. But you won't have to wait to read #1 - you'll also receive the PDF for your enjoyment.

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    11x17 PRINT featuring the main cover art of TOA #1.

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    EXCLUSIVE VARIANT - A backer-only exclusive edition of TOA #1, signed by the creative team. Your name will also be added to a special thank you inside the book for your support, and you'll receive the PDF of TOA #1.

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    COLLECTOR'S VARIANT PACK - A signed copy of the backer-only exclusive cover and a print copy of the regular edition of TOA #1 for your collection, along with the PDF of TOA #1. Your name will also be added to a special thank you inside the book.

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    COLLECTORS VARIANT PUZZLE PACK - A set of 4 variant covers to TOA #1 that connect into one image. You'll also receive a PDF copy of TOA #1, and your name printed in the special thank you section inside.

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    KS EXCLUSIVE & T-SHIRT - The signed, backer-only exclusive cover to TOA #1 as well as one limited edition TOA t-shirt in your size. You'll also receive the PDF copy of TOA #1 and your name printed in the thank you section inside.

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    COLLECTOR'S PRINT & COMIC PACK - A set of 6 (six) 11x17 prints featuring the cover art to all 6 editions of TOA #1, A backer-only exclusive edition of TOA #1, signed by the creative team, along with the PDF of TOA #1 and your name printed in the special thank you section inside.

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    SKETCH COVER - An original sketch by Kris Cagle on a sketch blank variant to TOA #1! PLUS, you also receive a PDF copy for your enjoyment, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    SKETCH COVER - An original sketch by Richard Bonk on a sketch blank variant to TOA #1! PLUS, you also receive a PDF copy for your enjoyment, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    AD SPOTLIGHT PACK - Want to advertise in our book? We have 4 quarter page spots available. Along with a signed copy of TOA #1, a PDF copy for your enjoyment, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    BECOME A TOA CHARACTER - Get drawn into the book! Whether it be as a Creature, Warrior, or Villager, the choice is yours. PLUS, you'll receive a print copy of TOA #1 as well as the PDF, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside.

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    ORIGINAL COMMISSION - An original, single character TOA pinup on 11x17 by Kevin Conrad. PLUS, you'll receive a print copy of TOA #1 as well as the PDF, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside.

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    ORIGINAL ART & COLLECTOR PACK - The original, Lykios TOA pinup by Stefano Cardoselli. PLUS, you'll also receive: the 11x17 print featuring the main cover art of TOA #1, the Kickstarter TOA t-shirt, a print copy of TOA #1 as well as the PDF, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside.

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    ORIGINAL INKED ART - Receive the ORIGINAL Promo art to TOA cover for your collection. (by: Kris Cagle and Dan Prado) PLUS a signed copy of the backer-only variant, the regular print copy of TOA #1, The 11x17 print of the Promo page, the PDF and your name printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    ORIGINAL SKETCH - A TOA bust sketch from N.A.S. cover artist Romano Molenaar. PLUS, you'll receive a print copy of TOA #1 as well as the PDF, and your name will be printed in the thank you section inside.

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    Ultimate Collectors Pack 2 - A set of 6 (six) 11x17 prints featuring the cover art to all 6 editions of TOA #1, A set of 4 variant covers to TOA #1 that connect into one image. The regular and Exclusive TOA #1 covers, the limited Lykios Print and you'll also receive a PDF copy of TOA #1, and your name printed in the special thank you section inside.

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    ORIGINAL COVER ART 2 - Receive the ORIGINAL art to TOA #2 cover for your collection. (by: Jimbo Salgado) PLUS a signed copy of the backer-only variant, the regular print copy of TOA #1, The 11x17 print of the cover, the PDF and your name printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    Original ART WORK - Receive the ORIGINAL art to the Syria Pinup by Patrick Blaine, the 11x17 Syria PinUp, along with a signed copy of the backer-only variant, the regular print copy of TOA #1, The Collectors Variant Puzzle Pack (4 covers) the PDF and your name printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    Original ART WORK - Receive the ORIGINAL art to the Bakara Pinup by Patrick Blaine, the 11x17 Bakara PinUp, along with a signed copy of the backer-only variant, the regular print copy of TOA #1, the PDF and your name printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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    ORIGINAL KS EXCLUSIVE COVER ART - You heard right! You'll receive the ORIGINAL art to the backer-only exclusive TOA #1 cover by Patrick Blaine, along with a signed copy of the backer-only variant, the regular print copy of TOA #1, the PDF and your name printed in the thank you section inside the book.

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Funding period

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