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Ninjas and Robots is a shonen styled Action/Adventure Indie Comic full of mystery, martial arts, and magic.  And there's a talking cat.
Ninjas and Robots is a shonen styled Action/Adventure Indie Comic full of mystery, martial arts, and magic.  And there's a talking cat.
Ninjas and Robots is a shonen styled Action/Adventure Indie Comic full of mystery, martial arts, and magic. And there's a talking cat.
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NINJAS AND ROBOTS

Ninjas and Robots tells the Story of Yuki, a Super Ninja, who has lost her memory and does not know the Power she already has within her. In order for her to regain her memory, unlock her potential, and escape ROBOT ISLAND she is going to need some help from her ninja friends. She is also going to have to fight a lot of Robots!!

This Graphic Novel is an introduction into the World Of Ninjas and Robots (WONAR).  This is only the beginning.  

WELCOME!

If you are HERE now, you have probably heard about Ninjas and Robots.  And you've probably heard that the Graphic Novel will be coming out in October.  If you're new here, welcome!  Let me tell you about it!

Essentially what this is, is an opportunity to PRE-ORDER a signed/numbered copy of the Full-Color NINJAS AND ROBOTS Graphic Novel

 I've been going up and down the East Coast, and have had an Artists Alley table in 7 different Comic Cons since March, getting my name and art out there and spreading the word about the 2017 Ninjas and Robots Project.  I've had prints and posters, I've had stickers, I've made T-shirts, and I had a Ninjas and Robots Sketchbook printed with some of my character designs and behind the scenes sneak peeks. 

The Original Ninjas and Robots Sketchbook, Stickers and one of the early T-Shirts
The Original Ninjas and Robots Sketchbook, Stickers and one of the early T-Shirts

 

During all this, I've been asked hundreds of times where NINJAS AND ROBOTS will be available.  People want to know how to get the book.  So THIS is a nice, convenient way to put the Graphic Novel, and a bunch of other cool stuff, all in one place at the same time. And that way everyone gets their copy mailed directly to them without having to wonder where online it is, or what comic book store they can find it in at any given time, or what convention I'll be attending that month. 

This will also be an awesome way to provide an opportunity for limited edition extras and original art: 

1) There will be an all new ART OF NINJAS AND ROBOTS BOOK which will have never before seen art and a detailed behind the scenes look at making the Graphic Novel. 

2) There will be a Brand New Kickstarter Only special Edition Ninjas and Robots T-shirt.  This is going to be the best shirt yet.  

3) And for the super collectors, there will be an opportunity to pick up an original 11x17 inked art board from the Graphic Novel. 

4) There will be other add ons, extras and stretch goals available as well, so there will be something for everyone.  Check it out!

Why Kickstarter? 

If we've met at a con, if you follow me online on Facebook or Instagram, then you may know that a BLACK AND WHITE LIMITED RUN printing for the Ninjas and Robots 2017 Graphic Novel project has been fully funded by a grant from my super-awesome local Arts Council... but that's only for a Black and White book. To print in Full Color will cost me TWICE AS MUCH as what I have been given. And this book NEEDS to be in color, trust me. 

I met artist Katy Amacker at East Coast Comic Con earlier this year.  I was instantly struck by the Colors and Designs for her Table Display.  Her Colors are Amazing, and she has agreed to help me bring this project to life.  She brings a kind of depth to my art that would otherwise be lacking.  Aside from that, I feel that her tighter styled color rendering compliments my looser inking and drawing style.  The Colors in this book look AMAZING! (If you don't believe me, just scroll down and see for yourself.)

 I want to give you guys the full experience of this world and really give you a chance to enter into this story, and meet these characters. It needs color to be able to do that. The timeline for when the book drops has not changed. It should still be completed by October-even in full color. Which means, if we do a kickstarter, I should have the Graphic Novel and all the extras and goodies printed, shipped to me and then mailed to you by mid/late November. Keep in mind, I'm self-publishing this, so this is a limited run.  Grab one while they last!!

Thank you all for the love and support!! I'm so grateful for all of the positive feedback.  I really had no people would respond so positively to NINJAS AND ROBOTS.  I'm just doing what I love.  I love drawing and I love Ninjas and Robots.  This has been the best year of my life, thus far... I hope you guys pick up the book and enjoy it. I hope to make many more.  This is just the beginning.  I hope to see you all again.

NINJAS AND ROBOTS SAMPLE PAGES 

Ninjas and Robots tells the Story of Yuki, a Super Ninja, who has lost her memory and does not know the Power she already has within her.  In order for her to regain her memory, unlock her potential, and escape ROBOT ISLAND she is going to need some help from her ninja friends.  She is also going to have to fight a lot of Robots!!

NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 001
NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 001

 

NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 002
NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 002

 

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NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 003

   

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NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 004

 

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NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 005

 

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NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 006

 

NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 007
NINJAS AND ROBOTS PG 007

 

NINJAS AND ROBOTS ARE COMING!!!
NINJAS AND ROBOTS ARE COMING!!!

This is an action-packed story full of mystery and ninja magic.  It has been my goal to figure out how to put high octane anime action into a comic book format.  And while I've tried to keep the story relatively simple to fit into the limitations of page space, there is a lot of character complexity and depth.

SOME PROMO POSTERS

 

YUKI
YUKI

 

An earlier depiction of the Death Mask Ninjas Tristan and Ichi
An earlier depiction of the Death Mask Ninjas Tristan and Ichi

 

Yuki as seen on my banner for Comic Cons
Yuki as seen on my banner for Comic Cons

 

Grey Sensei one of our Ninja Heroes' Cranky Teachers
Grey Sensei one of our Ninja Heroes' Cranky Teachers

 

A Size scale showing the size of a Tracker-Bot next to a Ninja
A Size scale showing the size of a Tracker-Bot next to a Ninja

 

Super Death-Bot
Super Death-Bot

STRETCH GOALS!!!

Stretch Goal #1 - $5,000 - UNLOCKED - PDF of ART OF NINJAS AND ROBOTS included in Rewards $20 and up!!

Stretch Goal #2 - $6,000 - UNLOCKED - Artist Edition Black and White Version (Inks Only) of the Graphic Novel printed and included in Rewards $60 and up!!!

Stretch Goal #3 - $7,000 - LOCKED - Additional Mini Ninjas and Robots story included in the Graphic Novel by a GUEST ARTIST included in Rewards $30 and up.

Risks and challenges

This is my first oversized book project. I've done my share of drawing sequential pages for sure, but doing a whole book of this magnitude is something else all together. So much goes into planning, production, and post production. However, with what I've gained from my time at the Kubert School, and what I've learned from other Artists and Friends in the Comic Book scene definitely gives me an edge to pulling this off. This may be my first graphic novel, but this is not the first book I've printed. Understanding the need for PRODUCT to take with me to Comic Cons, I've been constantly designing and printing T-shirts, Sketchbooks/artbooks, stickers, posters, prints, flyers, mailing bags, business cards and other assorted goodies since earlier this year. I also spent 10 years working at a UPS Store, so I know quite a bit about the packaging and shipping industry.

Despite how we may feel, none of us is truly alone. We can do together what we cannot do by ourselves.

Thank you for your time and support!! It means more than you know.

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    Don't have the $30 to drop for the Graphic Novel but still want to show your support? No worries, pick this sticker-bomb option, help the book get printed in full color, and I'll drop a 3"x3" thank you sticker in the mail just for you!

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    PDF ONLY Graphic Novel

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    Ninjas and Robots the Graphic Novel

    This is the Full Color Graphic Novel in all its glorious goodness. Signed and sealed and sent to you, wherever you are.

    Want more than one book? No problem. Just Add $30 per book that you'd like when placing your pledge. And then let me know you've ordered multiple books when the Survey comes out. Don't worry about adding additional shipping. I got you.

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    Graphic Novel + ART BOOK Combo

    This is the Full Color Graphic Novel and the ART OF NINJAS AND ROBOTS.

    This is NOT the Ninjas and Robots Sketchbook 001 that was previously released. This is something much more comprehensive. It has all new material.

    This NEW Art Book will have never before seen art, drawings, layouts, roughs, sketches, designs, notes and scribbles. It will be your guide to some of the deeper things inside the world of Ninjas and Robots. All the good stuff you've come to love and a comprehensive behind the scenes look at creating and putting the graphic novel together. This will contain both text and art. This is a must for any fan or student or a fellow artist who just gets a kick out of seeing someone else's process on paper. This one is for you!!

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    COMIC SHOP NINJA STRIKE!

    This is primarily for Comic Book and Retail Shops.

    Although if you have numerous people on your Christmas list, this bulk option might work for you too.

    -5 Full Color Graphic Novels
    -1 Art of Ninjas and Robots Book
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    Graphic Novel + Art Book + TSHIRT

    The Full Color Graphic Novel, the Art of Ninjas and Robots book and a limited edition Kickstarter only T-shirt.

    This is the super fan package deal!! It doesn't get much better than this!

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    Want to BE IN Ninjas and Robots?!?

    Hey you! Want to be somewhere in the pages of Ninjas and Robots?? Yes, YOU!! That's right, pick this one and I will draw your likeness somewhere in the background of one of the pages... it's kind of like Where's Waldo... only different. Unless your name really is Waldo, then it's kind of the same thing.

    You'll get the full color Graphic Novel and the fun of trying to find yourself in there somewhere while you read it!! And then you can show all your friends by posting pictures on Social Media!! Doesn't that sound awesome?!? This one will be A LOT of FUN!!!

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    Want to add a 9x12 Ninja or Robot Commission to go with your other stuff?

    The Full Color Graphic Novel, The Art of Ninjas and Robots, the Kickstarter edition T-shirt AND an original 9x12 Ninjas and Robots Watercolor painting made just for you!!

    This is for the Ultimate Fan!!! All the good stuff and some original artwork too!! You just skipped all the Comic Con lines and went right to the table!!

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    COMIC SHOP SUPER NINJA STRIKE!!

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    Original Comic Page Super Collector!!

    Want an original art board from the Graphic Novel?? It's covered with ink splatter and paint, pencil scratchings and love. It's one of a kind.

    Pick this one and get the Full Color Graphic Novel, The Art of Ninjas and Robots, The limited kickstarter edition T-shirt, And your choice of an original 11x17 inked Ninjas and Robots page from the Graphic Novel!

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