The Call Graphic novel
The Call Graphic novel
A digitally painted fantasy story set in ancient Africa, where three neighboring tribes fight for survival.
A digitally painted fantasy story set in ancient Africa, where three neighboring tribes fight for survival. Read more
About this project
UPDATE: Added the much requested t-shirt option to a few rewards levels, including the t-shirt only option.
After a description of 'The Call' and its potential, I thought I'd post the entire first issue online so people could see the determination and quality in this project. While being completely developed by me (Hi! I'm Steve Broome),the writing and digital painting are both of the highest professional quality.
While all sorts of people TALK about wanting more diversity, I'm trying to tell a unique, African fantasy story to bring something very new to the world of fiction, a fantasy story of the highest caliber that plays upon real African history, such as the ancient Egyptians' jackal-headed God Anubis. Check out Malik going through the merging ritual below, taken from future events in The Call:
THE PLOT: 'The Call' is something rarely seen, but wide open for exploration: the world of fantasy set in ancient Africa. Three unique, neighboring tribes have developed their own individual types of magic over generations. Yet when a new threat arises, when scarcity and death are thrown into the picture, a battle must be fought to determine who survives. The plainsfolk, the tree dwellers, and the mountain tribe must each select champions to lead the way in this time of uncertainty. Are the young people up to the challenge, and if not, who will survive?
You can read the first issue online for free in single panel format at:
FORMAT: Each one of those panels you see will be presented in full resolution for the large-format edition. This is mostly intended for folks with a lot of storage on their tablets or some free space on their hard drive, since we're talking about 1024 x 768 type images and each issue contains 66 of them! Here's an example of a large format image, panel 1 from the first issue.
FUNDS: Funding here will work towards several things, including getting the graphic novel sold in comic stores and directly through my website. I'd like to send out some promotional mailers to stores nationwide but that will be very time consuming. It will also pay for printing of the rewards and advertising to increase direct sales of the graphic novel from my website.
Thanks for checking out my kickstarter project, I'm very excited to get this story out there and hope this avenue will allow me to reach as wide an avenue as possible. This is my first experience on a site like this, so please ask any questions if I need to clarify anything.
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