America's Kingdom Vol. 1 Graphic Novel & Book 1 Novel (Canceled)
What if America was never a democracy but a monarchy? It's modern day America but under the rule of a descendant of George Washington.
In an Alternate Version of History...
What if America had never been a democracy but instead a monarchy? It's modern day America but under the rule of a descendant of George Washington named Prince Geoffrey...
And guarded by knights against rebel forces for democracy that seek to overthrow the monarchy.
In Chapter One, we are introduced to the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom of America, Prince Geoffrey, as he deals with the threat of rebel forces for democracy attempting to smuggle guns back into America after having been banned for more than a decade..
The seriousness of the rebels as a threat has reached a fevered pitch and the Prince is determined to make a statement about his sovereignty to all...
With one impulsive and declarative act, the war for the United Kingdom of America began...
However, in Chapter Two, after the execution of the rebel insurgent, Benedictine Arnold, Prince Geoffrey was forced to deal with the consequences of his actions as tensions in the Kingdom rose...
And rebel forces, including the surviving members of the Arnold family, began to mount...
This is the home of the brave and land of the free like you've never seen it... JOIN THE KINGDOM!!!
Why America's Kingdom?
America's Kingdom has been in the making and shaping process for over 15 years. The idea was birthed in undergrad and I've been writing it ever since - going through a lot of revisions and different mediums to culminate finally in comic book/graphic novel form and a novelization. The story itself is about the human condition as seen through the lens of social order and consequently civil unrest. History has given us some of the most fascinating stories and the human beings that have interacted within this reality/story have been the vehicles by which [we] have learned about ourselves and our world to either create more beauty or to lend hands to its destruction. America's Kingdom takes history and reshapes it, creating a world and an America that exists from the point where George Washington said "Yes!" to becoming king of the newly formed states instead of president (this actually took place - George Washington was actually asked to be king and he declined.)
In an effort to be transparent, I would like to disclose the cost breakdown.
Pencils for 128 pages $7680 ($60 per page)
Inks for 128 pages $4480
Colors for 128 pages $ 3840
Letters for 128 pages $1920
Total for 128 pages = $17,920
As you can see the total cost to create and produce America's Kingdom as Graphic Novel.To some degree the Kickstarters for Issue 1 and 2 have provided some reprieve: At a round number of $1200 for Issue 1 of America's Kingdom and $2600 for Issue 2, incoming monies totaled $3800. Subtracted from the $17,920 that leaves a cost of $14120 excluding reward costs: Thus the $15,000 GOAL.
Bringing this to Life
With the help of backers and supporters, we will be able to bring the full first story to life. It's imperative to understand that we cannot do this without an audience and people to partner with us in this creation. As a sentiment of our high regard for the significant role backers play in bringing this to life, we have put in some goodies for everyone. The first one being the EXCLUSIVE AVAILABILITY OF A NEW SCI FI SUPERHERO COMIC BOOK CALLED 18 GATES:
Stretch Goal in Place!!!
We are very excited to announce what our STRETCH GOAL REWARD WILL BE and WHO is in on it... PETER SIMETI, founder, owner, and publisher of ALTERNA COMICS, will be rendering an art piece for one of the main characters in my new Sci Fi Superhero Comic 18 Gates. If we surpass our initial goal of $15,000 and reach $20,000 ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE THE ORIGINAL PIECE BY PETER SIMETI.
Risks and challenges
The initial art (pencils) and some inks are complete. We have been working on this for the last year in preparation to complete the graphic novel on time. Our previous Kickstarter took entirely too long to get rewards out and we want to assure backers of America's Kingdom that they will receive their graphic novel and all other rewards on time this time around. We are offering a money back guarantee if books and rewards are not delivered in May.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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