Matthew Weldon and I have 'The New Brighton Archeological Society' BOOK 2: The Sword of Azure on Kickstarter now.
OWN TWO BEAUTIFUL HARDCOVER BOOKS FOR $25.00
We're raising funds by offering printed Hardcover copies of 'New Brighton Archeological Society' books 1 & 2 to print 'Gladstone's School for World Conquerors'.
READ BOOK 1 'THE CASTLE OF GALOMAR' HERE FOR FREE:
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READ BOOK 2 'THE SWORD OF AZURE' HERE FOR FREE:
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'New Brighton Archeological Society' is graphic novel with an innate child-like sense of adventure, wonder and humor. Smith incorporates fire-breathing dragons, talking slugs, old-style puppet shows, swarthy eye patches, crossbows and dashing sword fights where the bad guy gets tied up as if in an old western movie. There’s no blood and gore in these books, only Matthew Weldon’s sumptuously colored illustrations which transport the reader to fantasy locales.
Book One, The Castle of Galomar, follows Cooper, Benny, Becca, Jossie and a butterscotch-loving goblin named Mitch through the forest and into the bowels of Galomar’s castle. Book Two, 'The Sword of Azure', includes an epic zeppelin dogfight. Fairies, goblins and magic abound. These books are thrilling for young readers and adults alike. Come capture a bit of your own childhood on this wild ride with the 'New Brighton Archeological Society'.
Fantasy-Action-Adventure Novels meets the fun of classic Chris Claremont X-Men comics.
'NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY BOOKS' 1 & 2 ARE PRINTED AND IN AMAZON INVENTORY FOR SHIPPING
We're being very transparent that these books ARE PRINTED AND SHIPPING THROUGH AMAZON FULFILLMENT
This means after the Kickstarter you should receive your books in about a week if you live in the U.S.A.
What is this Kickstarting? This is a Kickstarter to recoup of printing costs for Hardcover Editions of New Brighton Archeological Society Books 1 & 2.
The money recouped will go towards printing of Hardcover editions for Gladstone's School for World Conquerors. If we make our goal of $4,000 we can print the first book, and if we reach a higher goal we can print Books 1 & 2. (Gladstone's Book 3 is also finished but we'd have to raise a lot to print all 3 at once and better to take smaller steps.)
IN SHORT: The print copies of New Brighton Archeological Society Books 1 & 2 are Kickstarting the printing of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Book 1 for this Kickstarter as a Hardcover, and if we reach $12,000 we can print Book 2 in advance as well.
THE PRINTED BOOKS:
See what people are saying about "New Brighton Archeological Society"!!!
"NBAS is such a great book - it appeals to a really wide audience. And unlike some comic books targeted at kids, it doesn’t treat kids as fragile or unintelligent. All the main characters in New Brighton Archeological Society are very young, but also very capable." Geek Dad Blog
"It's great for younger comics fans looking for heroes who aren't wearing spandex. He also tosses in enough fantasy elements, including dragons, goblins, a giant frog and a magical slug, to pique the imagination." -Washington Post
"The New Brighton Archeological Society by Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon is one of the very best all ages graphic novels in years. It proves that there can be an outlet to introduce kids to the world of picture-based story telling without pandering to them or horrifying their innocent sensibilities." Boing Boing
"Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon have all the ingredients for success in "New Brighton": a spunky group of kids with lots of free time, a wild world ripe for exploration, fantastic creatures culled from various faerie tales, and dangers that manage to be scary without being truly terrifying. It's the sort of book we're quite certain we'd love when we were little, but get a kick out of reading now, too." Rick Marshall of MTV'S SPLASH PAGE
"I want to live in the world Smith writes. He’s also got a fantastic imagination and has created a fun world full of good goblins, evil faeries, man-eating house cats, evil treasure-hunters, sprawling mansions, enchanted estates, horrible monsters, secret rooms, and hidden libraries full of forbidden knowledge. And it’s up to four pre-adolescent kids to navigate their way safely through all of it in order to preserve their families’ legacies." Robot 6 @Comic Book Resources
More gorgeous New Brighton Archeological Society Book 2 Art: