Giancarlo Caracuzzo, artist of Marvel, DC Comics, Image, IDW Publishing, Delcourt, Dupuis, present the Graphic Novel "Simon Blood, the seventh Moon" Volume 1, 54-page full-color book, SUPPORT my project!
I'm Giancarlo Caracuzzo, and I'm the writer and artist for Simon Blood Book I. Simon Blood is an all-ages graphic novel inspired by my favorite movies and comics. If you like Moebius, Uderzo, Miyazaki, Asterix, Arzach, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, then you just might become a fan of Simon Blood. Simon Blood will be a 54-page full-color book that’ll include several covers, sketches and illustrations. The book is being written and drawn by me, and colored by Flavia Caracuzzo, my daughter, and it’s scheduled to be finished in August of 2016, and shipped out to backers in October of 2016. The book will be translated in English and Italian.
The idea for Simon Blood was in the back of my mind for several years. With time, that idea grew in my mind, and has become a fantastical world where monsters, vampires, zombies and anthropomorphic figures come to life in a series of dynamic actions and extraordinary landscapes. It will be an epic trilogy, inspired by classic tales of adventure, with a mythology and technology that will amaze you. It’s a story that will entertain and inspire the imaginations of all ages. This project is very important to me and Flavia. it’s the opportunity to realize our desire, an idea that unites us, we promise our best, help us make this dream come true.
Flavia working progress
Simon Blood takes place on Harsac, a planet divided into two hemispheres. In the Northern Hemisphere, there is light, trees, lush forests, high mountains, rivers, lakes and seas. It is inhabited by many people: elves, dwarves, trolls, fairies, and gnomes. Among the Kashar people is Simon Blood, a cheerful, ambitious youth, accompanied by a small dragon named Dalì. On the other hand, the Southern Hemisphere is dominated by King Xe and Queen Oky, who reign with cruelty and without mercy. The Southern Hemisphere is perpetually in darkness, a huge and dangerous place where vampires, zombies, werewolves, and terrible creatures are eternally fighting against the North.
Giancarlo working progress
Simon Blood, is the protagonist of our story. He lives in Damash Town in the Northern Hemisphere, and is resourceful, brave, and curious, along with his small dragon Dalì.
Ariel is the daughter of the mayor of Damash Town. She is a sweet young girl, and Simon’s friend from infancy. With the arrival of the first Moon, however, her life will never be the same…
Thauros is the commander of the imperial guards, a fierce minotaur, and a violent, unscrupulous murderer
King Xe and the Queen Oky, , the rulers of the Southern Hemisphere, are bloodthirsty and merciless. Their kingdom is a land of fear and death, the infernal abyss...
Lhemù and Rupert, the two young friends of Simon, live in Damash Town, and are orphans like Simon.
I'm asking for A LOT of money for Print and Shipping. but Half of the funds are going to the production of the content, and the other half is getting the books printed and shipped. Here's a breakdown of where the funds are going: About 45% of the funds will be allocated to the printing, packaging and shipping, because we want everything to be perfect. Printing: Euro 2.440 This covers getting the books printed and shipped to my house. (19,5%) Production: Euro 5000 This covers my time writing and drawing the book, paying a colorist, editor, and building the book and getting it ready for print. (51%), Fees:Euro 1.125 This covers the Backer Kit, Kickstarter fees. (9%), Shipping: Euro 3.250 ( 25,5% ) This covers packing up the books and shipping charges. I will be shipping the books with backers to ensure the safe delivery of each package. Orders will be packed to perfection.
I was born and live in Rome, Italy. I have drawn comics for a long time, and have worked with several Italian, French and Belgian publishers ( Dupuis, Delcourt, Robert Laffont). In the last 8 years, I have worked with IDW Publishing, Darby Pop, Wunderman Comics, Image, DC Comics (Jonah Hex, Batman ‘66 ) Marvel (Cable, Atlas,Gorilla Man, Spiderman, Iron Man and the mini-series Formic Wars ), Wunderman comics, Heroic Publishing. With Kickstarter I have made three books. ''Weapon of God'' with J.Palmiotti & J.Gray and Volumes 1 and 2 of ''Amiculus'' with T.Horseman . If you want you can see my art on my web site www.giancarlocaracuzzo.com
Flavia was born in Rome on 21 June 1991. In 2010, she graduated from the Roman School of comics as an illustrator, storyboard artist and colorist. Since 2010 she has been an illustrator and colorist, and has worked with both Italian and US publishers: DC Comics ( Batman ‘66 ) Darby Pop ( the Indestructible mini-series) Wunderman Comics, Heroic Publishing. She has also worked as an illustrator for various advertising agencies. As a painter, she has produced two exhibitions in Rome.
This book will be produced in the spring and summer of 2016 and will be delivered to backers in October of that same year. Here's a rough timeline of the production: March: Run the Kickstarter March : Finish the Simon blood Volume 1 manuscript . March-August: Drawing and coloring. September: Building the book, and prepping for print. October: Printing the book and shipping
Risks and challenges
Dear friends, this project, the first of the trilogy, is very important for me and Flavia. We know that this is a great responsibility, a gigantic challenge. We know that there are many risks, but this is a challenge that we want to win. Have confidence in us, and we will not disappoint you. We are ready to carry out this work with all our love and passion. All deadlines will be guaranteed, and we will update you with our email very often. Thanks for your help guys, we keep our fingers crossed!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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