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Aeonian is the story of a family that wants to live forever. They have the key, but can they open the door in time? 24 page, full color
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About the Project

Aeonian is an ongoing series. This campaign is for the first issue, which follows a family who has had a taste of living an extended life, but are looking to solidify their grasp on living forever. Issue one follows the family as they struggle with outside sources, and each other, to reach their goal. 

Who is their "guest", and what secrets does he hold? 

Blending mythology, horror, and sci-fi, this arc will leave you asking yourself, how far would you go to obtain eternal life? 

Cover for Aeonian #1
Cover for Aeonian #1

Why Kickstarter?

I have been working in comics for over three years, and this is my first Kickstarter.  I made the decision to bring the series to this platform for two reasons: to allow readers to pre-order the book before it goes to conventions, and to make it easy for me to reach my readers across the country, as I can't travel as far as I'd like to for conventions. Plain and simple. All funds from this campaign will go towards production of the second issue, and printing the first issue. 

Artwork from Issue #1

Page 1, art by Stan Yak
Page 1, art by Stan Yak
Page 1, colors by Robert Nugent
Page 1, colors by Robert Nugent
Page 2, art by Stan Yak
Page 2, art by Stan Yak
Page 2, colors by Robert Nugent
Page 2, colors by Robert Nugent
Page 3, art by Stan Yak
Page 3, art by Stan Yak
Page 4, art by Stan Yak
Page 4, art by Stan Yak

About the Team

Writer and creator, Stefani Manard
Writer and creator, Stefani Manard

I am a writer. I love animals. I wear onsie PJs and binge-watch Black Books. Follow me on Instagram @stefani_manard for pics of my Rotties, conventions, project updates, and other random happenings. Previous projects include Secrets Best Kept, Psycho Path: The Collected Series, and The Last Heist, all of which are available in reward tiers for the campaign! 

www.stefanimanard.com

Stan Yak, Artist
Stan Yak, Artist
Robert Nugent, Colorist
Robert Nugent, Colorist

Hello everyone, I am Robert Nugent, the crazy colorist of this intense book. I’ve been working in comics for 8 years and I hope to do this for many more years to come. I’ve worked with many independent publishers including Alterna, Source Point Press, Vulture Comics, Broken Icon Comics, Forge Creation, Advent Comics, among many others. In 2016 I won The Best Colorist award at Alternate Showcase of Animation and Comics poll awards. 

Robin Jones, Letterer
Robin Jones, Letterer

 Rob Jones is a Letterer and writer of comics. He has worked for Image, DC Thomson, BHP Comics,  Humanoids, and multiple small press and indie comics. He is a member of Madius Comics, a UK comic collective and can often be found shouting madness into the digital void at @RobJonesWrites on twitter. He is often mistaken for a Yeti, wandering the Yorkshire dales and enjoys various flavors of crisps. 

Rewards!

Here are some of the rewards available in this campaign:

STRETCH GOALS!

STRETCH GOAL #1: $1300 (UNLOCKED!!!!)

Exclusive audio interview including the origins of Aeonian, from dream to concept to reality. For all backers of this project!

STRETCH GOAL #2: $1800 (UNLOCKED!!!)

Exclusive print of the Aeonian #1 cover. For all backers of $15 or more!

STRETCH GOAL#3: $2300 (UNLOCKED)

Bonus story for all digital and physical backers in Aeonian #1

STRETCH GOAL #4: $2800 (UNLOCKED)

Exclusive print by Paul Gori, colored by Dennis Lehmann, for all backers of $15 or more. Photo to be added as soon as it is finished!

Paul Gori and Dennis Lehmann print
Paul Gori and Dennis Lehmann print

STRETCH GOAL #5: $3100 (LOCKED)

All physical backers will receive a sticker of my favorite panel in issue one! 2x3.5 inches

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    Physical Copy and Print

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    Physical Copy and The Last Heist

    This tier includes the PDF, signed physical copy of Aeonian #1, your name on the Thank You page, and a signed copy of The Last Heist, a horror-western one-shot made by the same team that is bringing you Aeonian

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    Physical Copy and Psycho Path

    This tier includes a signed physical copy of Aeonian, your name on the Thank You page, as well as signed issues 1-3, the complete miniseries, of Psycho Path. You will receive the final issues of the first printing of Psycho Path. Once they are gone, they are gone for good!

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    Physical Copy and Trade of Psycho Path

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    Physical Copy and I Write Your Story

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    Physical Copy and My Horror Catalog!

    This tier includes the PDF, the signed physical copy of Aeonian #1, your name on the Thank You page, the print, and signed copies of The Last Heist, Psycho Path: The Collected series, and Secrets Best Kept, a horror anthology co-written with Jason Chmielewski.

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    Record Your Podcast at Podcast Detroit!

    This tier includes 1 hour of recording your podcast at either the Royal Oak or Detroit studio locations for Podcast Detroit. I will engineer your show, the studio will do post production, and you will receive a digital copy to share with your friends!
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    Physical Copy and All My Stuff!

    This tier includes the PDF, the signed copy of Aeonian #1, your name on the Thank You page, the exclusive print, The Last Heist, Psycho Path: The Collected Series, Secrets Best Kept, Shot of History: Wild Turkey, and Nothing Sacred, Nothing Harmed, a sci-fi novel by Jason Chmielewski.

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    Die in Aeonian #2!

    Not only do you get all the great rewards from the $75 tier, you will also get to die in issue two of Aeonian! We just need a photo of you and you will get to live your horror dream of dying in print.

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