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Our premier comic book anthology, featuring 3 stories by artists from around the world. Tales of adventure, suspense, & the superhuman!
Our premier comic book anthology, featuring 3 stories by artists from around the world. Tales of adventure, suspense, & the superhuman!
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3 EXCITING STORIES BY 4 CREATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

Art by Ozgur Yildirim
Art by Ozgur Yildirim

"Every short introductory tale screamed like a living, breathing yarn filled with characters that had an immediate authenticity thereby anchoring the reader into rooting for each in the completion of their individual goals." - Bob Schreck, Editor (Frank Miller's Sin City, All-Star Superman, All-Star Batman & Robin, Sweet Tooth)

STRETCH GOAL #1: $2000 

Everyone receives an exclusive art print from "Kid Chimera" artist Nikola Čižmešija! If you backed the $5 digital PDF reward, you will receive the print as a full-resolution digital file. Also, if we reach $2000, all shipping rewards will include stickers featuring art from the book

STRETCH GOAL #2: $2500 

This is the big one! If we can fundraise an additional $1000 in the next 11 days, we will add a new 4-page story by new artist Arturo Palacios

So spread the word! Have your friends pledge! Get yourself a copy before all these artists become the superstars of tomorrow!

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STYLER STORIES PRESENTS: TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY is the inaugural issue of a serial anthology of short stories told in sequential art, with "superheroes" as the theme of the first book - but these are not your ordinary superheroes!

Hello, I'm Dane Arlyn Styler, the writer of STYLER STORIES PRESENTS and TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY, and we need your help. Three artists from all around the world - Croatia, Turkey, and the Philippines - have joined me on this book because we all love superheroes and comic books so much that we wanted to create some of our own. All of these amazing artists have done "extraordinary" work illustrating some gorgeous pages that I know you'll enjoy reading. I'm saying it now, they are super-stars of tomorrow!

I'm here on Kickstarter to ask for your patronage to help finish the book. Our fundraising goal is set low this first time around because these artists have already completed the pages and have been compensated, and now all that is needed is coloring and lettering! Additional financing is needed for a print edition. $1500 is the minimum needed to complete coloring and lettering, finance a full print run, and cover associated fees and taxes involved with Kickstarter.

Now let's see what tales wait for you within!

THE STORIES

In BATHALA RISING, the spirits of Earth have come out of hiding to retaliate against humanity's role in catastrophic climate change. A group of super-humans has emerged to face the coming crisis, but their true nature might be far more insidious than they appear to be. Only one man, the adopted son of a Filipino fisherman, stands in their way.

Story by Dane Styler. Art by Erwin Arroza.

Art from Bathala Rising
Art from Bathala Rising

You may know the story of Peter and Gwen, of a boy imbued with animal powers and the girl fated to die... but KID CHIMERA is not that story! Witness the beginning of a dynamic partnership that will take our two young heroes on a dangerous adventure around the world!

Story by Dane Styler. Art by Nikola Cizmesija.

Art from Kid Chimera
Art from Kid Chimera

In Millennium City, anyone can be a superhero... literally! In GLORY DENIED, one young man rigs the lottery to snatch his moment in the spotlight, only to suffer devastating consequences.

Story by Dane Styler. Art by Ozgur Yildirim.

Art from Glory Denied
Art from Glory Denied

THE CREATORS 

DANE ARLYN STYLER - Los Angeles, California (writer) - grew up in Virginia and now resides in San Diego. He has a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a freshman screenwriter with a hunger to write for television and the comic book industry. His film credits include a screenplay adaptation of the Civil War YA novel BROKEN DRUM, and the independent feature film IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC, currently touring at film festivals around the world. He also writes animation for Man of Action Entertainment, the creators behind BEN 10 and other cartoon hits. TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY is his first comic book credit. @DaneStyler www.DaneStyler.com

ERWIN JAMANDRI ARROZA - Antipolo, Philippines (artist) - is a freelance illustrator and graphic artist born in the Philippines, where he currently lives in Manila with his wife and son. He was particularly fond of drawing superheroes when he was a kid and this has continued to inspire him. Erwin was a creative director and has owned and operated a small creative multimedia studio until he decided to pursue comic book illustration full time. He has been blessed to have worked on a couple of independent comic book projects such as HOBSON'S CHOICE, GRINIDON, and STAUNCH AMBITION. Although a bit of a late bloomer in the industry, Erwin hopes to continue to develop his talents and hopefully break through into the mainstream in the future.

NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA - Croatia (artist) - is an art student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Croatia and a comic book artist. He's been drawing comics for over 8 years and has led a few comic book workshops for children in schools and art centers. His dream is to work for Marvel and DC. @NikolaCizmesija

ÖZGÜR YILDIRIM - Istanbul, Turkey (artist) - is an industrial designer who has been drawing comic book characters since he was five years old. He has worked as a graphic designer, concept designer, and a storyboard artist. He was one of six artists handpicked from 1200 applicants by comic book writer Mark Millar (The Ultimates, Kick-Ass, Wanted) for the first Millarworld Annual. Ozgur illustrated the 2016 Millarworld Annual's HITGIRL story, a perfect start to his professional career in comics, and is currently designing covers for Millarworld books. @Zgryldrmm Behance.net/ozguryildirim

LETTERER

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TECHNICAL SPECS

TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY is a 32-page, high-quality and full-color comic book. 

FUNDING BUDGET

Funds from the campaign will go to coloring and lettering, and a print run of the comic book. Anything raised over the initial $1500 funding will go toward additional payments to the creators, and to the creation and publication of subsequent issues of the anthology series.

Shipping: Rewards can be shipped to Canada and anywhere in the U.S.

BACKER REWARDS

$5 or more: 1 PDF digital copy of STYLER STORIES PRESENTS: TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY, and a sincere thank you for supporting us.

$15 or more: BOTH 1 PRINT copy and 1 PDF digital copy of STYLER STORIES PRESENTS: TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY, and a sincere thank you for supporting us.

$20 or more: All of the above, with the print copy signed by the writer!

$30 or more: All of the above, plus an additional signed print copy (total of two print copies). Share with a friend!

$50 or more: All of the above, plus two more print copies (total of four print copies). Share with friends!

$100 or more: This is for those of you who just love to support new and amazing comic book creators! For your generous patronage, you receive all of the above, plus an additional print copy for a total of five signed print copies, a personalized thank you card featuring art from the book, a postcard magnet for your fridge, a "Styler Stories" t-shirt, and a thank you acknowledgment in the book!

Thank you for clicking through to STYLER STORIES PRESENTS: TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY. I hope you find it worth funding, and I really think you will enjoy it. Thanks for your support!

Risks and challenges

Really, the only possible setback after successful funding could be issues with printing or shipping. I have a wonderful relationship with SGX Printing in Garden Grove, California, which works with a number of high profile and independent comic creators, and I do not foresee any issues with printing that cannot be easy resolved. I have seen the quality of their work, and the books are absolutely gorgeous to hold in your hand.

In addition, their print turn around is expedient, and so I do not expect print delays - the only caveat to this is if things are held up by receiving the funding after a successful campaign. But I do intend to complete the coloring and lettering, and then start the printing process soon after the campaign ends. And just in case, I do have a backup printer.

All the pages of the book are already inked. Lettering is ready to go as soon as coloring is completed. I had an initial run of the book previously printed in black and white, and it is absolutely gorgeous.

Shipping is never 100% safe or timely, though I have plenty of experience shipping important documents on a daily basis through my work. I will ship out all copies bagged, boarded, and snug between heavy cardboard in bubble mailers. I'm confident that 99% of the outgoing copies will arrive in pristine condition to all customers, and I would make it right for any that didn't.

I can't really think of any other major setbacks that could arise. All copyrights and contracts are secured, artists are happy and excited, and I know exactly what the final product will look like from the test print. We just need your help us cross over the finish line!

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    SPECIAL EDITION: YOUR SUPERHERO STORY!

    Have you ever wanted to write your own superhero story? Then this is the reward for you!

    To show my personal gratitude for your patronage, not only do you receive both a PDF copy and a signed PRINT copy of TALES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY...

    ... you also get me! (sorta)

    Together, you and I will brainstorm your character or idea, create a backstory, build the mythology, develop the beginning, middle and end, and then I'll sit down and write a short story (2,000 words) featuring your creation!

    But wait, there's more!

    In addition to your short story, you will receive an artist's sketch of your hero!

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