The Epic Graphic Novel Titan 2!
The Epic Graphic Novel Titan 2!
Titan Book 2 is the sequel to the popular and critically successful graphic novel Titan: An Alternate History.
Titan Book 2 is the sequel to the popular and critically successful graphic novel Titan: An Alternate History. Read more
Welcome Titans to our epic campaign! As you feel the pull of destiny, heed this call to action and join us in the march to glory! We are working on Titan Book 2: the sequel to our epic graphic novel Titan: An Alternate History!
The 100 page debut graphic novel Titan: An Alternate History (www.titangraphicnovel.com), from writer Michael Tymczyszyn and artist Andy Stanleigh, was a rousing success from our fans as well as critically. See below for what the media has to say about Titan:
This success, oh loyal and worthy followers, fills us with pride, and we are proud to announce the fires dance still and the completion of Titan Book 2 is underway!
With 5 chapters totaling 120 pages, Titan Book 2 will be longer than Book 1 - it’s noble ancestor - and covers a scope and scale thousands of years further! From the beginning of civilization to a distant future unlike anything you’ve imagined, follow Peter Tytan’s story to the end!
Titan Book 2 will be released as 5 individual chapters, each one being 24 pages in length. All 5 chapters are fully illustrated with mixed media of pencils, inks, watercolours and digital art. The book as a whole takes the viewer through three distinct time periods, with each one having it's own art style created from artist Andy Stanleigh.
Chapter 1 is estimated for release June 2013. Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be released 4-6 weeks from each other following Chapter 1.
By October 2013 the entire story - all 5 chapters - will be complete. And just in time for the holiday shopping season a full collection – the complete Book 2 – will be printed as a special single edition!
What you are pledging your fiery allegiance to is the production and printing of all 5 chapters of Titan Book 2, as well as the full single edition. Funds from this Kickstarter campaign will also be used for the delivery of each reward, fees, printing, marketing and production costs.
Titan Book 2 takes place where Titan: An Alternate History left off: Peter Tytan is the ruler of the free world, with enough power and resources to stay on top for an unimaginable length of time. As the days, weeks, years and millenia pass we see how his influence has changed the world thousands of years in the future. But there are those who would love to see this Titan fall, and begin to organize a call to action. The man destined to overthrow Lord Tytan is Ax, the once-loyal right-hand-man of Peter in previous lifetimes, who finds himself on a different path in this time. We are also given a glimpse of how their story begins: from thousands of years in the future to thousands in the past, the origin of these characters is finally revealed...and the end uncovered!
Below are actual pages from Titan Book 2. These are the first 4 pages from Chapter 1, including the cover art! We will also be releasing exclusive sketches and additional art to be displayed here as the Kickstarter campaign progresses!
Titan Book 2 is skillfully written by Toronto screenwriter and author Michael Tymczyszyn, and illustrated by Toronto artist and designer Andy Stanleigh.
With over 15 years of commercial art success, as well as several completed graphic novels (including Titan: An Alternate History), Andy Stanleigh has a great deal of experience and a high level of personal commitment to this project.
Michael Tymczyszyn comes with as much experience as a screenwriter and author. Mike has taken the humble idea from it's roots and created a cast of characters and a world (or several) for them to in habit that is intricate and detailed, yet flows with purpose.
The collaboration of these two Titans has produced one of the most unique and dynamically presented graphic novels of our time.
Titan Book 2 will be printed at Friesens, a large book printing company with many awards under its belt. Their Book Division is the premier book manufacturer in North America.
The fun doesn't stop there! After production and printing of the individual book chapters, Titan Book 2 will be published and distributed by AH Comics Inc., a Canadian creator-owned publishing company started by Andy and Mike themselves, which now has distribution in Canada, US and the UK in all major book retailers.
10 BACKERS SECRET REVEALED!
Below is a very special piece of art from Titan Book 2 that we're displaying in honor of our 10 new backers! For every additional 10 backers we receive, we'll display more art from Titan Book 2 for you!
Risks and challenges
Time is one of the biggest challenges that a 120 page graphic novel is susceptible to. It is a significant amount of labor.
That being said, our track record will show that our previous graphic novel collaboration (the 96 page Titan: An Alternate History) was completed right on time - even after an unfortunate delay that included an unexpected hospital stay and surgery for the artist. That project is now in all major book retailers across North America!
Any unexpected bumps in the road will be overcome by the fact that Titan Book 2 will be released as 5 individual chapters with 4-6 weeks in between each release as a buffer. This way you, our loyal Kickstarters and fans, are not waiting almost a year to see the product (and reap rewards)!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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