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LIFEDEATH is an original 140 page (or so) Graphic Novel written and drawn by John Stanisci.

In the year 2211, Dr. Emil Heydrich, a fugitive scientist on Mars, discovers that humans invented the afterlife long before man existed on Earth. The ‘afterlife matrix’ is an ancient computer program; an uploading device to preserve human consciousness. After many millennia, that matrix grew to sentience and now, like anything that lives, the afterlife matrix is dying. 

Lifedeath is John's debut graphic novel. Having worked as a comic book artist for many years for DC, IDW and Marvel, John has gotten to draw some of his favorite characters. But now, working in partnership with Joseph Navarra, the editor on the book, John has finally taken the plunge into the creator owned world with the release of Lifedeath!!

Our FANTASTIC  Painted cover by Tony Fernandez!! We are offering prints of this cover as one of our special rewards so don't miss out!
Our FANTASTIC Painted cover by Tony Fernandez!! We are offering prints of this cover as one of our special rewards so don't miss out!

 

An ancient evil is released from the spirit world, an evil that has been kept in check by the afterlife matrix.
An ancient evil is released from the spirit world, an evil that has been kept in check by the afterlife matrix.

 

Deke Renner, an elite Martian soldier, is slowly going insane. His mind is being torn apart by his memories of a past life where he was Lucet, a 14 year old resistance fighter in World War II.
Deke Renner, an elite Martian soldier, is slowly going insane. His mind is being torn apart by his memories of a past life where he was Lucet, a 14 year old resistance fighter in World War II.

 

An ancient evil has entered Deke's past life as Lucet, If Deke's soul can be corrupted in the past, when he dies in his current lifetime as Deke, he will be erased by the Lifedeath.

Lifedeath takes place over two times lines. One in the year 2211 and the other in the year 1944, during the Jewish uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Lifedeath takes place over two times lines. One in the year 2211 and the other in the year 1944, during the Jewish uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto.

 

 

 

Lifedeath is an action packed thrill ride where the spirit world collides with a future science spiraling out of control.
Lifedeath is an action packed thrill ride where the spirit world collides with a future science spiraling out of control.

 

 

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The Kickstarter for Lifedeath exits so that we may publish our book directly to YOU, the reader! Working on Lifedeath has been a labor of love for everyone involved and we felt strongly about self publishing as a means to retain full artistic control of the project and the universe we have painstakingly created.

Eventually we plan to publish the book elsewhere for retailers, but until that time comes, it will only be available here for our Kickstarter supporters!

We pledge to keep in contact with each and every one of our supporters on this project and send you notifications on all aspects of the project as well as updates on when you can expect to receive your packages.

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for supporting the launch of LIFEDEATH!! We hope you will enjoy it half as much as we did creating it. Please feel free to follow us on social media .

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    For you aspiring artists out there, when you pledge $500, you will be able to have two private lessons (via Skype) with artist John Stanisci. John will help you with any drawing issues : Anatomy, Perspective, Storytelling, etc. This is a great opportunity to get private instruction from a pro who has been in the business for over 20 years! And, of course, you will receive the full Graphic Novel of Lifedeath

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