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100 pages of heavy-armored, hard-hitting epic fantasy action.
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ArmageDoom Factory studio is raising funds for UNSTOPPABLE, an original action-packed graphic novel set in a dark fantasy world.
   For this project ArmageDoom Factory artist Stefano Cardoselli has summoned novelist Daniele Bonfanti and Aftershock colorist Patrizia Comino.

Front cover
Front cover

Lord Nublo is a man who has lost everything.
                      Everything was his wife.

She was taken away by the men of his King, to be fed to the soul-fueled Machine which controls the immense Beast, onto whose very vertebrae the King’s Castle is grafted. Nublo couldn’t stop them—was forced to escape. Now, nobody will stop him until she is revenged.

The Machine, which is the source of the King’s power.
                 The Beast, which walks a reign encompassing the whole known world, in the never-ending trip of the Orbit, visiting fief after fief to collect human tributes and keep the Machine going—or to display its power over whole, doomed cities.

But something unthinkable is happening: A Marquis—a decadent, corrupt high priest—and a Baroness—a savage and brutal raider—have stolen the secrets of Soultek, conceived terrible ways to harvest the necessary souls, and developed their own weapons and engines of war.
                 They have trained and conditioned armored warriors to resist the soul-stealing device of the King. They have tamed gigantic creatures to build an army of monsters. And now they are mounting a rebellion.

Will Lord Nublo join forces with the maniacal couple, in his UNSTOPPABLE path to vengeance?

page 01
page 01
Pages 2-3
Pages 2-3
Pages 4-5
Pages 4-5
Pages 6-7
Pages 6-7
Page 8
Page 8

All images represent a work in progress and lettering is partial. 

See larger images on the ArmageDoom Factory website.

The funds collected through this campaign will entirely go to the production of the UNSTOPPABLE graphic novel, and the kick-off of future projects.

ArmageDoom Factory is an indie comics studio, opened in 2017 and managed by artist Stefano Cardoselli and writer Andrea Amenta in Orbetello, Tuscany, Italy (visit Armagedoom Factory website).

Counting on our network of freelance professionals we create and develop new, original comics, working with publishers in America and Europe. 

We often rely on crowdfunding to make our projects possible, offering to our backers unique perks.
      So here we are! As a backer of this project, you will get the first edition of the UNSTOPPABLE graphic novel (the high-quality, special Kickstarter Edition), way before the commercial edition hits the comics stores; plus - depending on your pledge tier - you may receive cool exclusive stuff, from ArmageDoom gadgets to original artwork and making-of material.

The Kickstarter Edition is a promotional, non-commercial book.
Specs: perfect-bound, large format (A4 size).

This section is a showcase of making-of material: it will be updated throughout the campaign.

The birth of Lord Nublo
The birth of Lord Nublo

Stretch goal #0: All backers will receive a PDF copy of ArmageDoom Factory's graphic novel: "Ballad of the Broken Heart".

Stretch goal #1: All backers will receive a digital copy of the  color variant cover (hand-colored).

Stretch goal #2:  All pledgers of physical rewards will receive a numbered and signed reproduction of a hand-colored illustration by Cardoselli, featuring Baroness Faya Nala.

Stretch goal #3:  All backers will receive a 6-page, hand-colored digital prequel (PDF) of UNSTOPPABLE, exploring the past of Lord Nublo's mighty steed, Guayota the shark.

Pledge €7 - A tale worth telling

1) Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE

Pledge €15 - Guardian of the epic 

1) Physical copy of UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover)
2) Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE

Pledge €15 - An army of digital monsters

Get the digital copy of all ArmageDoom Factory's Kickstarter editions: 

  • UNSTOPPABLE (PDF)
  • The Mysterious Space Adventures of the Daring Darling (PDF)   
  • Hell Cross #1 and #2 (PDF)   
  • Ballad of the Broken Heart (PDF, already stretch goal #0) 

*** plus*** the digital version of an original illustration by Cardoselli.

*** add-on version *** If you've already backed with a physical tier you can just add €10 to your pledge to receive this reward.

 Find details and art previews here: ArmageDoom Factory productions

Pledge €30 -  He Will Build a Dreadful Weapon 

Arm yourself with Lord Nublo’s dig grenade: 3D resin reproduction, hand-colored (approx. 4x2.5cm).

*** Only TEN available ***

This pledge includes the printed schematics from the book (A4 size, color reproduction) and the UNSTOPPABLE graphic novel (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover).

 
Pledge €40 - Unlikely allies

 Get three ArmageDoom Factory books, Kickstarter Edition (softcover) 

  • UNSTOPPABLE 
  • Hell Cross #1 
  • Hell Cross #2

plus: 1 mini-poster (reproduction from UNSTOPPABLE book or concept art)

Pledge €50 - The right tools for the war 

1) One sketch hand drawn by Stefano Cardoselli
2) Physical copy of UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover) 
3) 1 miniposter (A4; 210 × 297 mm / 8.27 × 11.69in)
4) 4 cards (105 x 150mm / 4.13 x 6in)
5) 4 badges (round, 50mm / 2in)
6) Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE

Pledge €80 - Blood on your hands

1) Original artwork (one random page from the graphic novel, black and white, drawn and inked by Stefano Cardoselli)
2) Sketch by Cardoselli
3) Physical copy of UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover)
4) Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE

Pledge €100 - Character design illustration

Four pledges, one for each character illustration.
                          *** SINGLE PIECES ***
1) Original Artwork: Character design illustration
2) Physical copy of UNSTOPPABLE (softcover, signed by the authors)
3) Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE

               Choose your favorite character (only two left!)

  • Lord Nublo
  • Marquis Tzisabor

See larger images on the ArmageDoom Factory website.
 

Pledge €200 -  The Five Knights of Doom 

UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus:

One original artwork from each of ArmageDoom Factory's five Kickstarter Editions (Ballad of the Broken Heart, Daring Darling, Hell Cross #1 and #2, UNSTOPPABLE)

*** Only 3 available! *** 

Pledge €220 - Standard-bearer

1) One handmade commissioned illustration by Stefano Cardoselli. Hand-colored. Subject of your choice.
2) Surprise goodies!
3) Physical copy of UNSTOPPABLE (softcover), signed by the authors
4) Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE 


SHIPPING COSTS
To keep the basic rates as low as possible we use the standard mail service: €8 for Italy, €15 for the rest of the World.
 We always found the service reliable, however, if you want your parcel tracked, you can add €15 to your pledge and we'll add that service for you.
 

Stefano Cardoselli (art) is a Tuscan-born artist, creating comics since 1999; a frequent contributor to Heavy Metal Magazine, he has also worked with 2000AD, Simon & Schuster, Antarctic Press, Blue Water Comics, Dark Slinger Comics, Scout Comics, Caliber, TROMA Entertainment and many others. His work was mentioned on Time and Rolling Stone. A story he drew for Stuart Moore was included in a 2000AD tribute anthology with intro by Alan Moore.

“I hate this guy! I’ve only published everything he’s sent me! I think he can draw his ass off.” — Kevin Eastman
                          “A natural successor to Glenn Fabry” — Pat Mills
                          “I kid you not. Cardoselli should be drawing all the comics.” — Comics Bulletin

IG: www.instagram.com/stefcardoselli
                    FB: www.facebook.com/stefanocardoselliartista

 Daniele Bonfanti is a speculative fiction novelist and translator (works by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King and many others). He is a Splatterpunk Award nominee, and his fiction received two Honorable Mentions in The Best Horror of the Year. After translating and editing several comic books, UNSTOPPABLE is his first graphic novel as creator. An adventure enthusiast – mountaineer, kayaker, open-water swimmer, trail runner – and beekeeper, he was born and raised between Lake Como and its mountains; now he lives on a Macaronesian island, in a house haunted by evil daughters.

“If you are looking for vivid imagery and high-tension storytelling, Daniele Bonfanti is your man. He writes a clean line of prose that sings with energy, and his compelling tales stand hip-deep in bravado and confidence.”
                          —Thomas F. Monteleone, 5-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award
                          "A writer of amazing talent. A natural storyteller with the unique ability to make the unbelievable seem frighteningly real."
                          — Owl Goingback, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Crota

Website: www.danielebonfanti.com

 Patrizia Comino is an Italian freelance colorist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist and writer. She drew a graphic novel and humor strips for an Italian magazine (Comix). Colorist for Franco Cosimo Panini, Strip Art Features International, Aftershock; pattern designer and T-shirt illustrator for Filobio (Marie Claire and Vogue Children Italy). In the meantime she studies theatrical improvisation, so when she has to wait in line at the grocery she can amuse the old ladies.

Visit Patrizia's website


Andrea Amenta (ArmageDoom Factory) - Project manager and video editing

Riccardo Fumagalli (BookSling) - Campaign manager and press office

Risks and challenges

This isn’t our first dance with Kickstarter: in the past year we had four successfully-funded campaigns that allowed us to create these graphic novels:
Ballad of the Broken Heart
Hell Cross (Issue 1: "The road of hell is paved with good intentions" and issue 2: "Bloody roots")
The Mysterious Space Adventures of the Daring Darling

We are a small but tight team, confident in the delivery of the project and hitting the deadlines. We don’t anticipate any delays and, if successful, we will start printing as soon as the campaign ends. We’re looking forward to it!

According to our previous extensive experience with shipping, we allocated enough time to get everything done without having you wait too long. The only things that could push that back are unexpected delays, faults with the manufacturers, or an alien invasion.

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    Pledge €7 or more About $8

    A tale worth telling

    Digital copy of UNSTOPPABLE (100 pages, PDF format). Electronically delivered.

    Includes:
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Guardian of the epic

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover).

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    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Early flying serpent

    Customized Kickstarter Edition of UNSTOPPABLE (100 pages, softcover), with a sketch drawn by Cardoselli on the title page, and signed by the authors.

    Your copy will be a unique piece!

    Only available for the first *three days* of the campaign.

    Includes:
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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    An army of digital monsters

    Get the digital copy of all ArmageDoom Factory's Kickstarter editions:

    - UNSTOPPABLE (PDF)
    - The Mysterious Space Adventures of the Daring Darling (PDF)
    - Hell Cross #1 and #2 (PDF)
    - Ballad of the Broken Heart (PDF, already stretch goal #0)

    *** plus***
    the digital version of an original illustration by Cardoselli.

    *** add-on special ***
    If you've already backed with a physical tier you can add €10 to your pledge and receive the rewards for this pledge too.

    Includes:
    • Digital bundle (five comic books, PDF)
    • Original Artwork: Digital copy of original illustration
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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    Two of Blades

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover)
    *plus
    Ballad of the Broken Heart (Kickstarter Edition: 90 pages, softcover)

    Includes:
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book
    • Ballad of the Broken Heart (softcover)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    He Will Build a Dreadful Weapon

    Arm yourself with Lord Nublo’s dig grenade: 3D resin reproduction, hand-colored (approx. 4x2.5cm).

    *** Only TEN available ***

    (see pictures in campaign page)

    This pledge includes the printed schematics from the book
    (A4 size, color reproduction) and the UNSTOPPABLE graphic novel (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover)

    Includes:
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €40 or more About $45

    Unlikely Allies

    Three ArmageDoom Factory books, Kickstarter Edition (softcover)
    - UNSTOPPABLE
    - Hell Cross #1
    - Hell Cross #2

    plus: 1 mini-poster (reproduction from UNSTOPPABLE book or concept art)

    Includes:
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book
    • Hell Cross #1
    • Hell Cross #2
    • Mini-poster
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    The right tools for the war

    ***Lots of cool stuff!***

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover) plus:

    * 1 miniposter
    * 4 cards
    * 4 badges
    * 1 sketch

    The cards (105 x 150mm / 4.13 x 6in), miniposters (A4; 210 × 297 mm / 8.27 × 11.69in) and the badges (round, 50mm / 2in) feature UNSTOPPABLE reproductions (from the book, or concept art), and/or the ArmageDoom logo.
    The sketch could be anything Cardoselli fancies (and that's a warning).

    Includes:
    • Sketch by Cardoselli
    • 4 cards, 1 poster, 4 badges
    • Mini-poster
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €80 or more About $89

    Blood on your hands

    Original artwork: one random page from the graphic novel, black and white, drawn and inked by Stefano Cardoselli.

    *** Only five available! ***

    This pledge includes UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus a sketch by Cardoselli (that could be anything -- really).

    Includes:
    • Original Artwork: one page from the book
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • Sketch by Cardoselli
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    A man who has lost everything

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus:

    Original character design illustration of Lord Nublo, UNSTOPPABLE main character, hand-colored by Stefano Cardoselli

    *** Unique item! ***
    See pics in campaign page

    Includes:
    • Original Artwork: Character Design Illustration
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    The Priest

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus:

    Original character design illustration of Marquis Tzisabor, UNSTOPPABLE key character, hand-colored by Stefano Cardoselli

    *** Unique item! ***
    See pics in campaign page

    Includes:
    • Original Artwork: Character Design Illustration
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    The Raider

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus:

    Original character design illustration of Baroness Faya Nyala, UNSTOPPABLE key character, hand-colored by Stefano Cardoselli

    *** Unique item! ***
    See pics in campaign page

    Includes:
    • Original Artwork: Character Design Illustration
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    The Steed

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus:

    Original character design illustration of Guayota the shark, hand-colored by Stefano Cardoselli

    *** Unique item! ***
    See pics in campaign page

    Includes:
    • Original Artwork: Character Design Illustration
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    Blood and guts on your hands

    Original artwork: two random pages from the graphic novel, black and white, drawn and inked by Stefano Cardoselli.

    *** Only five available! ***

    This pledge includes UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus a sketch by Cardoselli (that could be anything -- really)

    Includes:
    • Original Artwork: two pages from the book
    • Sketch by Cardoselli
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €150 or more About $168

    The King's Beast

    Original artwork (inked, B&W) featuring the spread from pages 2-3 of UNSTOPPABLE: the Beast in all its glory!

    (see pictures in the campaign page)

    This pledge includes UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors

    *** Unique item! ***

    Includes:
    • Original artwork: 2-pages spread
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €200 or more About $224

    The Five Knights of Doom

    UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus:

    One original artwork from each of ArmageDoom Factory's five Kickstarter Editions (Ballad of the Broken Heart, Daring Darling, Hell Cross #1 and #2, UNSTOPPABLE)

    *** Only 3 available! ***

    Includes:
    • Original artwork
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
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    Pledge €220 or more About $246

    Standard-bearer

    One handmade commissioned illustration by Stefano Cardoselli. Hand-colored. Subject of your choice.

    This pledge includes a copy of UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition, 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors; plus surprise goodies.

    Includes:
    • Original artwork: commission work
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • Surprise goodies!
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €250 or more About $279

    Die a warrior's death

    Be part of the story -- be brutally murdered by the ruthless inks of Stefano Cardoselli.

    *** Only three deaths available! ***

    You'll receive the original hand-drawn artwork of you being brutally smashed into gory pieces (inked, B&W).
    And, yes, a copy of UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover); plus surprise goodies!

    Includes:
    • Be part of the story
    • Original Artwork: your death
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
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    Pledge €300 or more About $335

    The Genesis of Greatswordpunk

    *** Exclusive top reward: only one available! ***

    The original hand-drawn cover of UNSTOPPABLE, hand-colored by Cardoselli for a single-piece color-variant version.

    ***plus***

    The original notes for UNSTOPPABLE: four pages of hand-written text, torn directly from Bonfanti's notebook.

    This pledge includes UNSTOPPABLE (Kickstarter Edition: 100 pages, softcover), signed by the authors, plus surprise goodies, and tracked shipment.

    Includes:
    • The original notes and cover art
    • Surprise goodies!
    • UNSTOPPABLE softcover book (signed by authors)
    • UNSTOPPABLE PDF
    • Tracked shipment
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Funding period

- (40 days)