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Eon Viant Issue #1 (Canceled)

Abandoned and betrayed, an ex-soldier must fight against powerful beings while discovering his purpose in life.

Eon Viant Issue #1 (Canceled)

Abandoned and betrayed, an ex-soldier must fight against powerful beings while discovering his purpose in life.

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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 31 2013
Last updated December 31, 2013

About

My name is James Hill, and under my pen name (Tristan McClark), I created the webcomic, Eon Viant. It's a story that I've been tweaking on and off for ten years. However, I’m just the visionary and the writer. A creative team full of brilliant talent bring my ideas to life. After taking feedback from fans, I decided that it was time to create a full colored comic that tells a sequential story. The purpose of this campaign is to raise money to pay my creative team and get this first issue created and printed.

After getting the issue created, I plan to sell it online first. The end goal is to eventually see my book in comic stores.

You can read the original webcomic for free at https://www.facebook.com/eonviant. While you’re there, like and leave a comment!

WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT?

Eon Viant is an action, science fiction, fantasy about Gabriel Honor, a being possessing enhanced strength, agility, and the ability to control his environment. The story follows him as he battles a group of beings just like himself bent on devastating Earth in three phases. This conflict will push him to his limits as he uncovers mysteries about his life, resolves guilt for past actions, and redefines his purpose in life.

Eon Viant features flawed heroes and villains and the intersecting consequences of their choices. And, though, action and drama are at the forefront, comedy was not neglected. Finally, readers will embark on a journey with the characters and see them grow and change.

HOW DID IT BEGIN?

I've been working on Eon Viant over the years, roughly since 2003. In 2011, I reunited with artist, William Allan Reyes, to bring this story to life. I decided to gauge interest by first creating a black and white webcomic and posting it on Facebook. It wasn't a sequential story, only various pages to demonstrate the concept. I received a fair amount of feedback and used that in moving forward. Now, as I originally envisioned it, the series will be full color and a sequential story.

This is the first issue of a six issue story arc. Rough drafts for 16 issues have been written and a majority of the series has been mapped out to 50 issues where I intend to end the series. 

WHAT MAKES EON VIANT DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER BOOK?

LACK OF CURSE WORDS

I challenged myself to avoid foul language. This is a callback to a time where cursing wasn't used for the sake of it. This series has mature themes, but I felt curse words didn't add anything to the story. It just took up space. Besides, I want a child to be able to pick up this book and I can't, on good conscience, publish something I wouldn't want my own child reading (if I had one).

DEATH IS PERMANENT

To me, a real sense of danger comes from knowing a hero's life is at risk. It's difficult to get that feeling if the reader knows all characters will somehow return. So, in this series, when a character dies, they actually stay dead.

CHARACTERS AGE

I feel character progression requires aging. It makes the story more interesting if the characters we care for actually grow older and change their views, habits, etc. The series spans for at least a decade.

CONSEQUENCES

One of the major themes throughout the series is consequences. It's something we as humans relate to. Many times we know what the consequences of our own actions will be, whether it is positive or negative, and yet we still make those decisions. This series deals with intersecting consequences, which means CHARACTER A will cause a problem for CHARACTER A and CHARACTER B.

These are the first five pages (mostly complete).

PAGES ONE THROUGH FOUR
PAGES ONE THROUGH FOUR
PAGE FIVE
PAGE FIVE
8 Character Cards (Complete Set)
8 Character Cards (Complete Set)
2 of 5 Pinups
2 of 5 Pinups

THE WRITER

I am James, neither a professional or novice writer. I obtained an English Creative Writing degree back in 2009, but that's not how I learned to tell a story. I grew up watching cartoons and movies, reading comic books, and playing video games. A number of those stories, regardless of the medium, were well-written, moving, and powerful. I fell in love with story-telling! I loved how a story could bring out the emotions in an audience/reader. It was until my teen years that I crafted my own stories. It took much practice and reading various books for tips, but I became skilled. Now, aside from my enjoyment from bringing out emotions in an audience, I find a passion in seeing characters change. When a character experiences some metamorphosis, it makes the character feel real to us.

THE ARTIST

William Allan Reyes is the one of the greatest guys I ever met! He will be drawing and inking the comic book. We worked together several years ago on an unpublished comic of mine. Since then, we kept in touch. He has serious talent and I'm very fortunate to know him. We've grown to the point where he makes certain suggestions to a page, and I trust that he's right.

THE COLORIST

Javier Pardillo Armuña is the most dependable gentlemen! He's professional, meets deadlines, and his coloring skills are unmatched. The moment I saw his work, I instantly fell in love with it. The colors he uses are crisp and beautiful. It reminds me of a perfect sunset that cannot be described but seen.

THE LETTERER

L Jámal Walton is a Jack of all trades. He can do just about anything and his work, such as Warmageddon, can be found online. When we started working together, wisdom from all of his experiences shined through in our conversations. He is a wise man and I trust his advice.

WHAT IS THE MONEY BEING USED FOR?

68% of the budget is going to the creative team, allowing them to create, color, and letter the pages. Also, this is where rewards such as exclusive covers, pinups, and character designs are produced.

17% will be used for shipping (including international).

7% will be used for Kickstarter and Amazon fees.

6% will be used for legal/copyright.

2% will be used for printing (I'm personally contributing to this area).

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is delays. I've worked with this creative team before as I personally sought out each one for their specific talents. We've known each other for some time, and the creation process runs smoothly. A schedule has been created so that pages will be completed in a timely manner, but delays can happen.

I believe in communication. It's my number one priority, so I check emails around the clock to help revise and give feedback to produced work to speed up the process. I intend to post updates/weekly progress reports to keep you informed. Likewise, if there are delays, an update will be sent out.

Few of the rewards are really unique, so it may take some time to get finished.

Finally, this is a story with characters audiences are not familiar with, and it will take time to invest in them.

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    SHOWBOAT CLASS: Have you ever bragged about something you were so proud of and it annoyed people? Whatever it is, we want you! Your likeness will be drawn into the story and you’ll collaborate with the writer about adapting the funny story into the comic. Your appropriate story will be featured on a single page and referenced as part of a humorous scene (yes, the end result is a character gets annoyed). This level is especially useful for someone who likes to show off the pictures of something adorable on their cellular phones.

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