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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.
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?
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.
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)
- 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
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
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
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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