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Man of Sin 90-Page soft cover graphic novel

Man of Sin is a surreal thriller combining tragic human drama with blood thinning horror.  Man of Sin takes readers on an emotional journey that's sure to stick with them long after they've finished reading. 

Damien Nero's life spirals out of control as he searches for the truth surrounding his only son's death.  

Who will love Man of Sin?

  • Fans of The Exorcist, The Omen, The Conjuring, and other psychological horror.
  • Fans of gritty, adult graphic novels like Hellblazer and The Sandman.
  • Collectors of high-quality independent graphic novels who enjoy top-notch storytelling coupled with beautiful art.

 What do you get when you back Man of Sin?  

  •  Man of Sin soft cover graphic novel collects the complete Man of Sin series including the previously unreleased 3rd and 4th issues!
  •  90 full-color pages of beautiful sequential storytelling printed on high-quality paper. Perfect for any bookshelf or coffee table.
  •  All backers will also receive loads of additional bonus content taking you behind the scenes into the making of Man of Sin.

Fans and Collectors this is for you!

  • At higher pledge levels, writer Andrew Guilde collaborated with some of his favorite artists to contribute campaign exclusive prints and a limited edition variant cover, 
  • To celebrate our fans and collectors, we've created exclusive rewards that are loaded with limited edition merchandise including exclusive prints, buttons, much more!
  • At highest levels, limited opportunities to be drawn into the world of Man of Sin! 
limited edition poly bag
limited edition poly bag
Fan Box
Fan Box

Variant Cover

Variant cover by John Bivens (Image Spread and Dark Engine, Heavy Metal Magazine)

Exclusive Prints 



Exclusive Mr. Lived print by Walter Ostlie (Metal Shark, Bro. Shiver Bureau) 

 Exclusive print by artist Alex Riegel

 Critics, Pros, and Fans are blown away by Man of Sin. Here's what they're saying...  

"Ferociously jagged, Man of Sin's boldness is unflinching"--A Place to Hang Your Cape 

"Andrew Guilde and Camilo Ponce’s Man of Sin is a book that had me hooked before I even cracked its front cover"--Comic bastards 

"Andrew Guilde and Camilo Ponce deliver a book that will captivate, mesmerize and enthrall you!  This is the best thing you aren't reading so why not fix that? --Reading with a flight Ring  

"You're pulled so deep into Damien's life that you need to find out where he goes next."--Horror DNA 

"It is honestly one of the most stunning comics I have ever seen, Camilo Ponce's artwork being gorgeous in a way that makes me feel incredibly jealous, and Andrew Guilde knows exactly how to craft a tale that keeps a reader hooked"--Luke Cooper, Creator of Hollow Girl 

Need more? Check out the full reviews here: 

Writer Andrew Guilde with Oggie Boogie at C2E2!
Writer Andrew Guilde with Oggie Boogie at C2E2!
Previous backer of Man of Sin issue 1!
Previous backer of Man of Sin issue 1!
Man of Sin as a featured library book
Man of Sin as a featured library book

 Check out this amazing Unboxing video of Man of Sin #1  

 Who are the Creators Behind the Man of Sin? 

ANDREW WRITES: I've always loved creating.  Some of my earliest memories are of me locked away in my bedroom with my action figures and creating entire worlds to play in.  As an adult, I love the fact that I get to share these worlds, and these stories, with everyone.  Nothing brings a bigger smile to my face than someone telling me that they've enjoyed my work.  

CAMILO WRITES: Yes, I live in Chile. Yes, I am Latino, but I do not dance Salsa or Reggaeton  (well, maybe with a few extra drinks).  I live with my two daughters (both cats) and my girlfriend (another cat).  I love the arts in general as music, paintings and drawings are my main passions. I like to play drums, I do not do it very often, but when I do it is very intense (sometimes, it gets me in trouble).   With respect to my work, I like everything about the introspection and the emotinal processes, I think that darkness is not a wall that limits us, but rather, the darkness is like a riddle and when we decipher it, we can heal and keep growing, sometimes the dark hides true personal treasures. FOLLOW CAMILO ON INSTAGRAM TO WATCH HIM WORK ON MAN OF SIN  @SITHRALIS

WES WRITES: Wes Locher's lettering work has appeared in countless titles (I mean, I guess you COULD count them, but honestly, who has the time?) from Alterna Comics, ComixTribe, Titan Comics, Markosia Enterprises, and Arcana Studios, along with myriad self-published projects. 

Why this story?  Why Man of Sin?

Creator Andrew Guilde writes:

I remember holding my sobbing grandmother as they lowered my grandfather’s casket into his grave. I don’t remember much more from that day. 

A few months later, I was back at the cemetery, this time holding my own mother as her husband, my stepfather, had just passed. 

Within a year, I lost the two most important men in my life. 

As time went on, I watched as my family tirelessly navigated their deaths. Anger, tears, fear, self- doubt and blame all manifested for everyone. Tragedy, I learned, sows deep roots. 

It was here, watching my family struggle, that I felt I needed to tell a story. One part personal catharsis, one part meditation on the dangers we all must confront when we’re met face-to-face with tragedy. 

As I began to think on how I’d tackle this subject, I knew instantly that I was going to write a horror story. Not because horror allowed me to deal with death and dying, but rather, the horror genre allowed me to explore the depths of the human condition when faced with death and dying, which is often times much more terrifying than any creature of the night. 

Luckily for me, as this idea was swirling around in my head, I happened to be watching a documentary about the history of the anti-Christ. And like that, Man of Sin was born.

Want to learn more about creator Andrew Guilde and the Man of Sin project?  Check out the Jock and Nerd Podcast!

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Man of Sin has been a success due to the fans, and Kickstarter is the most recognized platform for fans and collectors to pre-order what they want directly from the creators.  

Kickstarter allows us to create cost effective, exclusive content that’s geared specifically for our fan base and allows us to get physical books into as many hands as possible.

Man of Sin is over 60% finished.  Creator Andrew Guilde has self-funded the project to near-completion, and now needs the help of the Kickstarter community to bring the Man of Sin soft-cover graphic novel to life. 

Kickstarter will allow us to:

  • Connect to fans directly 
  • Complete production on the final 35 pages of the graphic novel
  • Keep costs of production as low as possible
  • Print high quality, beautiful books 
  • Produce limited edition material 

What will the funds be used for?

The $4000 raised will go to:

Here's a glimpse of Man of Sin:

Want more? Click the image below to download the entire first issue FREE!






  • May-June: Campaign 
  • End of June: Kickstarter release funds
  • June-August: complete production on the remaining pages of Man of Sin. 
  • August: Send Man of Sin to the printer
  • September: Books arrive and packaged with rewards
  • October: Books shipped just in time to get the pants scared off you for Halloween!

HERE'S HOW WE'LL PROTECT IT IN TRANSIT! 

As Kickstarter fans and collector's ourselves, we know there's nothing worse than backing a comic project and then having your rewards arrive damaged. 

After consulting with our backers, we've revamped our shipping practices to ensure your comics and collectibles arrive in great condition. 

All comics shipped will be individually bagged with boards, and will be secured in Gemini Comic Supply Comic Flash Mailers, which provides impact-resistant protection.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our project. We would be absolutely thrilled if you're ready to take the next step and join this campaign! 

On behalf of the entire Man of Sin team, thank you so much for your support! 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

Man of Sin soft cover graphic novel is over 60% with more completed everyday. Artist Camilo Ponce pencils, inks, and water colors each page by hand, and because of this production of Man of Sin takes time. We've allowed ourselves enough time to complete this project and get everything printed and shipped by Halloween 2019! Obviously, there could be a problem or delay. If this does arise, we will be 100% transparent with our progress. However, rest assure, we've already successfully delivered one Kickstarter campaign and plan on continuing that success.

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    Digital Catch Up

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    Digital Graphic Novel

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    Digital Graphic Novel PLUS Sketch Book

    Get a deluxe PDF of Man of Sin the complete series collecting issues 1-4. And a Digital copy of series artist Camilo Ponce's digital sketch book!

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    90 Page Soft Cover Graphic Novel

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    Graphic Novel plus print

    Man of Sin soft cover graphic novel PLUS one (1) exclusive print.

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    Man of Sin soft cover graphic novel VARIANT print bundle that includes: Man of Sin variant cover, Man of Sin Alex Riegel print, and your choice of an additional Man of Sin 8.5x11 print.

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    • Man of Sin collector poly bag
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    Limited Edition Fan Box

    This is the ultimate Man of Sin fan package! Each reward will be shipped in an exclusive, Man of Sin collectors box loaded with Man of Sin collectables!!

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    Drawn into the book

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    Drawn into the book with dialogue

    ***BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND*** Be a part of the Man of Sin universe! Your likeness will be drawn into the Man of Sin graphic novel as a background character with dialogue! Also included in this reward is the Man of Sin ultimate fan box!

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    Ever want to write your own comic, but don't know where to start? Have no fear! You'll work 1-on-1 with Man of Sin writer Andrew Guilde as he helps you craft your own comic story from idea to final draft. Also included in this reward is the Man of Sin ultimate fan box!

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