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About

This recent Seattle Sounders FC Rave TV piece shows a personal goal to get people excited about reading by tapping into the global passion for soccer with Ammon Walker: “The World’s First Soccer-Hero.

So I'm fundraising to produce and release the 22-page, full-color comic book/manga origin story of Ammon, featured in this Emmy winning Q-13 Fox Sports news segment

Anything over that funding goal of $11,000 to make printed comics of Ammon goes towards making a narrated, animated and scored motion comic book of Ammon. 

http://www.soundersfc.com/post/2014/12/23/rave-tv-extra-aaron-derricos-story

http://q13fox.com/2013/07/07/son-of-ex-sounders-player-realizes-his-gift-not-with-his-feet-but-his-mind/

For incentive examples and social media links, scroll down.  Thank you for your support.

Making Ammon's story a personal goal for many reasons. I created Ammon from a desire to play pro soccer for the Seattle Sounders FC, like my Father, USMNT Captain and original NASL Seattle Sounders first round draft pick, David D’Errico, despite me living with cerebral palsy effecting my legs.

That kept me from entering the King 5/Disney Seattle Sounders Super Search contest in 2009, seeking people to tryout for the new Sounders team, yet that contest gave me a great idea for a story of a soccer super hero I’d been developing since 1998.

After taking an online writing workshop from Stan Lee in 2008, I applied his wisdom and found a local mentor in Paul Chadwick, comic book writer/artist and creator of "Concrete" for Dark Horse Comics.

Next, in 2011 I submitted Ammon Walker as part of a global art invite to create a superhero at Talenthouse for comic book legend, Stan Lee –who later told me that he expects “great things” from me.

So, my goal is to achieve that by inspiring others to read with Ammon’s narrated, animated and scored soccer adventures.

Especially after overcoming a learning disability with the Rebus Reading program that combines images, text, and narration to aid in comprehension, as well as reading comics.

Now that Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame DJ, former NASL Seattle Sounders co-owner and long time supporter, Northwest radio legend Pat O’Day has offered to narrate Ammon's story, I’m even more grateful and excited to get the story made.

Fantasy illustrator, Addison Rankin, has also joined me in bringing Ammon’s adventures to life after he was selected as the winning artist of a global invite I hosted at Talenthouse, seeking artists to draw Ammon’s origin story in 2013.

Ammon’s story takes place in a future world, centered in Seattle where he’s a recently graduated medical student living with cerebral palsy. He gains superpowers in his search for a cure. Ammon uses his new-found powers to join the same Seattle soccer team that his Father played for, fighting for the freedom of humanity as a champion soccer gladiator.

One of the things that makes Ammon unique is that his never before seen super powers are accessed by getting in to a “flow state” of total focus, a trait shared by all great athletes.

It’s my hope that Ammon will inspire many others to “go with the flow” and develop the best in themselves by turning challenges into triumphs.

Funding has been a challenge after I was accidentally hit by a truck in 2011 and have been unable to do paid work since. So I’m reaching out to supporters on Kickstarter to help make this goal a reality.

With gratitude,

Aaron

Stan Lee and I at Emerald City Comic Con 2010, where he told me that he expects "Great things" from me.
Stan Lee and I at Emerald City Comic Con 2010, where he told me that he expects "Great things" from me.
Northwest Rock n' Roll legend has offered to narrate the motion comic book of Seattle soccer-hero, "Ammon Walker".
Northwest Rock n' Roll legend has offered to narrate the motion comic book of Seattle soccer-hero, "Ammon Walker".
Ammon Walker: The World's First Soccer-Hero.  Inspired by a true story and featured in this Emmy winning segment from Q-13 News Seattle.
Ammon Walker: The World's First Soccer-Hero. Inspired by a true story and featured in this Emmy winning segment from Q-13 News Seattle.
11x17 print of the cover of Ammon Walker. By Aaron D'Errico and Addison Rankin ($30 pledge)
11x17 print of the cover of Ammon Walker. By Aaron D'Errico and Addison Rankin ($30 pledge)
The Uncanny Valley Goalgoths' t-shirt jersey ($75 pledge)
The Uncanny Valley Goalgoths' t-shirt jersey ($75 pledge)
Seattle Shamans dragonfly soccer jersey in Ammon jersey ($100 pledge)
Seattle Shamans dragonfly soccer jersey in Ammon jersey ($100 pledge)
Back of Seattle Shamans jersey ($100 pledge)
Back of Seattle Shamans jersey ($100 pledge)
An 18x24 print of "Champion" by Ammon Walker co-illustrator, Addison Rankin ($150)
An 18x24 print of "Champion" by Ammon Walker co-illustrator, Addison Rankin ($150)
An 11x17 print of "Warrior"  By Miroslav Petrov ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 print of "Warrior" By Miroslav Petrov ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 print of "Ammon Walker: Game Changer", by Miroslav Petrov ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 print of "Ammon Walker: Game Changer", by Miroslav Petrov ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 black and white print of Ammon by manga artist, Alvin Lee ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 black and white print of Ammon by manga artist, Alvin Lee ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 color print of Ammon by manga artist, Alvin Lee ($30 pledge)
An 11x17 color print of Ammon by manga artist, Alvin Lee ($30 pledge)
Alvin Lee Ammon Walker t-shirt ($75 pledge)
Alvin Lee Ammon Walker t-shirt ($75 pledge)
Seattle Shamans dragonfly jersey in Ammon t-shirt jersey ($75 pledge)
Seattle Shamans dragonfly jersey in Ammon t-shirt jersey ($75 pledge)

Back of Ammon dragonfly jersey t-shirt ($75 pledge)

Ammon Walker hand drawn t-shirt art. By Aaron D'Errico ($500 pledge)
Ammon Walker hand drawn t-shirt art. By Aaron D'Errico ($500 pledge)
Be a character or voice in the Ammon Walker 7-issue origin story arc
Be a character or voice in the Ammon Walker 7-issue origin story arc

 Social media links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaron.derrico
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/addison.rankin?fref=ts

Fan pages:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ammon-The-worlds-first-super-soccer-hero/678047468930036


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helpfundammon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronDErricoTwitter: https://twitter.com/AmmonComics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/addisonrankin

Risks and challenges

I've kept at this project since I first had the idea for Ammon in 1998, despite health and funding challenges.

Also, being a perfectionist does sometimes cause slow downs in progress with writing and art. Yet I'll do my best to produce inspired and uplifting work in a high quality and timely manner.

Thank you for your support.

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    A thank you shoutout on my website, aaronderrico.com

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    Digital wallpaper featuring artwork of Ammon by Alvin Lee, Sean Galloway, Miroslav Petrov, Addison Rankin, Aaron D’Errico and more.

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    A blue and white Seattle Shamans Cyball Club jersey with Ammon's number, 12, and his personal logo for when he's fully powered up in flow, aka "beast mode." Outside of North America, please add $10 to your pledge for shipping costs.

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    If the motion comic gets funded you can voice a background or crowd character in Ammon's origin story comic! You will also get a print and PDF version of the comic and if the motion comic is funded you'll get that too. Outside of North America, please add $10 to your pledge for shipping costs.

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    A hand drawn art of a bust of Ammon on a t-shirt drawn and inked by Aaron D'Errico or fantasy illustrator, Addison Rankin. For collecting purposes only. Not for wear. Outside of North America, please add $10 to your pledge for shipping costs.

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    The first five people to contribute $5,000 will be drawn as players on either the Seattle Shamans Cyball team or the Uncanny Valley Goalgoths with their last names on the backs of the jerseys. You will also get a print and PDF version of the comic and if the motion comic is funded you'll get that too. Outside of North America, please add $10 to your pledge for shipping costs.

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    A 22-page comic book script of the origin of Ammon Walker, signed by Ammon creator and writer, Aaron D'Errico

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    Voice a main character in Ammon's 7-issue origin story arc! You will also get a jersey with your name on the back and all the above (except the above mentioned limited items).

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Funding period

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