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30 pg. comic anthology featuring sci-fantasy "Lords of the Cosmos" by Jason Lenox and historical horror "The Vault" by Joe Freistuhler.
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UGLI STUDIOS PRESENTS #3

A 30-page black and white comic anthology for people who enjoy comics like classic Heavy Metal Magazine and EC’s Tales From The Crypt.

Choose from a ton of fantastic backer packages, that include digital copies of the book for just $5, packages with brand new convention t-shirts, and packages with signed original interior pages AS LOW AS $75.

Ugli Studios Presents #3 Cover Image
Ugli Studios Presents #3 Cover Image

Crafted by artists and writers that love alternative comics and want to tell their stories and showcase original visions and new worlds, as opposed to the “same old stuff.”

There is genuine passion for making comics by everyone involved in this project, and we know that Ugli Studios Presents #3 will give you a new reason to remember why you fell in love with comics in the first place: discovering something new with creators that are excited to have you join them as they take an unique artistic journey as storytellers!  

Part 1

Lords of the Cosmos
Lords of the Cosmos

LORDS OF THE COSMOS
Art by Jason Lenox
Written by Dennis Fallon, Jason Palmatier
Cover Colors by DanI Kaulakis
Inks by D. F. Marin                                                                         Lettering by Dave Sharpe

18 months in the making! Jason Lenox returns with his next story, the sci-fi fantasy epic LORDS OF THE COSMOS. The first 14-page chapter introduces the world of Aiden, the kingdom that runs it, some of its lands and creatures and the terrorist army that threatens its very existence! Drawing his inspiration from Masters of the Universe, David Lynch’s Dune, Command And Conquer, and Alex Raymond’s seminal Flash Gordon from the 1930’s, Jason invites you on a wild ride for as the LORDS OF THE COSMOS assemble!

Here is some inked and penciled pages to check out...

Planet Aiden and the City of Gemspire from Lords of the Cosmos
Planet Aiden and the City of Gemspire from Lords of the Cosmos
King Yuril and Queen Tarim and their Great Machine from Lords of the Cosmos
King Yuril and Queen Tarim and their Great Machine from Lords of the Cosmos
Obsidia and Cy-Corn from Lords of the Cosmos
Obsidia and Cy-Corn from Lords of the Cosmos
Some of Umex's Terrorist Soldiers- the Disciples of Umex!
Some of Umex's Terrorist Soldiers- the Disciples of Umex!
Some of the fantastic landscapes from Planet Aiden
Some of the fantastic landscapes from Planet Aiden

Part 2 

THE VAULT
Written by Joseph Freistuhler
Art by Joseph Freistuhler

On the heels of his well-received tale of serial killer clones from Ugli Studios Presents #2, Joseph Freistuhler joins us again to begin an ongoing anthology horror story of an ancient artifact completely out of its time. In the spring of 1945, a  squad of American soldiers go AWOL in search of a rumored vault filled with Nazi gold. What they find is more terrible than anything they have experienced before.

The Vault
The Vault

Part 3 

SONG OF WORDS
Written by Tauriq Moosa
Art by Jason Lenox
Lettering by Dave Sharpe

A two-page story from a 2012 anthology Jason and Tauriq worked on together. Unfortunately, very few people ever saw this. SONG OF WORDS is a well-crafted, tight comic about life, literature, and being existential, with some awesome artwork. Get off the beaten path of traditional comics and sing along with  Tauriq and Jason!

A Song of Words inked artwork
A Song of Words inked artwork

Part 4 

THIS IS A SAD COMIC
Written by Brendan Hykes
Art by Jason Lenox
Lettering by Dave Sharpe

This is a one-page “Sunday comic” with a dark twist. The creators lampoon the zine comic genre with good art, bad art, impressionistic art, and everything in between.

This is a Sad Comic- Pencil Artwork
This is a Sad Comic- Pencil Artwork

And for the folks getting a t-shirt as a reward - here is the artwork you can expect to see on the front and back of the Jason Lenox 2015 Convention Shirts!

Jason Lenox 2015 Shirt - Front
Jason Lenox 2015 Shirt - Front
Jason Lenox 2015 Shirt - Back
Jason Lenox 2015 Shirt - Back
Covers: UGLI Studios Presents 1 and 2
Covers: UGLI Studios Presents 1 and 2

 Ugli Studios Presents #3: four great stories from passionate independent creators! We sincerely appreciate your support.

Risks and challenges

Ugli Studios Presents #3 is over 90% completed, cover and back cover and complete, Lords of the Cosmos has all pencils, script and completed, with about 70% of the interior pages already having been inked. The Vault is produced completely digitally, and is approximately 50% complete.

Jason has successfully funded five comic Kickstarter campaigns, delivering them all on time as promised. You are backing the work of a passionate professional who takes his role as creator seriously and would not start a project unless he were prepared to deliver on time, to fans old and new!

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    5 books, 1 Shirt - Physical and digital copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, as well as The Art of Jason Lenox Volumes 1 and 2. You'll also receive a 2015 Art of Jason Lenox convention t-shirt, a contributor credit in the book, and the wallpaper. Physical books all feature a creator signature.

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    Retailer Package 1 - 10 books, 1 shirt, 1 poster - Choose ten total copies from the following books: Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, plus The Art of Jason Lenox Volumes 1 and 2. You'll also receive a 2015 Art of Jason Lenox convention t-shirt, a promotional poster for your store, a contributor credit in the book, and the wallpaper. Physical books all feature a creator signature.

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    Ugli Original Art Package 1 - Choose on a first come, first served basis, an original page of art from Ugli Studios Presents 1 or 2. You may elect for a personalized greeting if you so desire. You'll also receive a signed copy of Ugli Studios Presents 3, a contributor credit in the book, digital copy of the book and the wallpaper.

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    Get killed in THE VAULT - Send Joe your picture and you'll succumb to a horrible demise in an upcoming issue of THE VAULT. You'll also receive signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, a contributor credit in the book, digital copies of the books and the wallpaper.

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    This is a Sad Comic Original Art Package - You'll receive the original inked black and white single page-story. You may elect for a personalized greeting if you so desire. You'll also receive signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, a contributor credit in the book, digital copy of the books and the wallpaper.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Ugli Original Art Package 2 - Choose an page of original art from LORDS OF THE COSMOS on a first come, first served basis. Early bird backers take precedence in page choice. You may elect for a personalized greeting if you so desire. You'll also receive signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, a 2015 convention t-shirt, contributor credit in the book, digital copies of the books and the wallpaper.

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    Song of Words Original Art - You'll receive both inked black and white pages of the two-page Song of Words story. You may elect for a personalized greeting if you so desire. You'll also receive signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, a contributor credit in the book, digital copies of the books and the wallpaper.

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    Die by the will of UMEX! - Choose an page of original art from LORDS OF THE COSMOS on a first come, first served basis. Send Jason your picture and you'll succumb to a horrible demise in an upcoming issue of THE LORDS OF THE COSMOS. You'll also receive signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, a 2015 convention t-shirt, contributor credit in the book, digital copies of the books and the wallpaper.

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    Original Cover Artwork - Receive the inked black and white cover of Ugli Studios Presents 3. You may elect for a personalized greeting if you so desire. You'll also receive signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 1, 2, and 3, The Art of Jason Lenox Volumes 1 and 2, a 2015 convention t-shirt, contributor credit in the book, digital copies of the books and the wallpaper.

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    Ugli Studios Art Seminar - Jason will deliver an in-person ninety-minute seminar and Q/A on art and comics to your class or group. You'll receive 30 signed copies of Ugli Studios Presents 3, and 30 2015 Art of Jason Lenox convention t-shirts. NOTE: Transportation is not included and is the responsibility of the backer.

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