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ICHIDO is a new comic book series inspired by Akira Kurosawa, science fiction, post-apocalyptic fantasy and kung-fu movies.

Hello and thanks for taking the time to consider my comic book project.  

The START I wish to KICK is the first printing of my 32 page black and white comic series ICHIDO. (Now 48 pages)  A successful kickstarter will allow me much higher print runs at a greatly reduced per issue cost.  I have only been able to afford very limited print runs for my sketch book, ICHIDO ZERO and art prints.

I have a full time day job as a graphic design assistant to pay the bills/rent/food/etc. I spend my nights and weekends working on ICHIDO.

ICHIDO STRETCH GOALS

$6,000 UNLOCKED - Welcome to the Grey Brotherhood.  A personalized ninja membership card with one of a kind invisible portrait of you as a ninja is now included in all pledges $25 and up. Please do not send me your arms, I have made previous arrangements with the Council for you to retain all your appendages. And the Grandmaster feels it might interfere too much with your civilian life as it takes years to master even 1st level feet control.

$7,000 UNLOCKED - Wish you were here. For physical pledges $10 and up, your choice of 1 postcard from various tourist attractions around Nihon. "HELLO FROM THE RING" "GREETINGS FROM NEW EDO" "WINTER IN FORGE-CITY HIROSHIMA" and a hi-res digital version available for printing with every $8 digital pledge.

$8,000 UNLOCKED - +2 Shield of Protection. Limited Edition Book One is now Hardcover.

$9,000 UNLOCKED - For the limited edition hardcover I will spend 5 minutes on a small quick one of a kind head sketch doodle yelling out the number of 100 in a little word balloon on the inside front cover.

$10,000 UNLOCKED - For all pledges $8 and up 16 pages of additional content including the kickstarter monkey/samurai sketches, loyalty drawings and mecha designs.

$12,500 UNLOCKED - *Still havn't heard back from David Mack or Jae Lee but will try some other people*.  I have attempted to contact both Jae Lee and David Mack, two big artistic influences on me, to provide an ICHIDO cover for Book One. At this goal I should be able to get someone special to provide the cover.  Maybe Ashley Wood, Timothy Bradstreet, Sean Murphy or Andrew Robinson some comic artist I have enjoyed throughout the years that would be available.  

$15,000 LOCKED

At this goal I would be able to take some time off of work to color the entire first issue or hire an experienced colorist to make ICHIDO BOOK ONE full color including all the bonus content from the $10,000 stretch goal.

I am running numbers to see how possible it is for printing both black/white and color versions and giving the final BOOK ONE choice to the pledge.  

ICHIDO THE IDEA

The main ideas for ICHIDO were written while working in the projection booth at a ten screen multi-plex.  As I started films I would scribble scene notes, lines of dialogue, plot ideas and characters upon theatre napkins and film schedules.

I am writing, drawing, lettering and publishing ICHIDO myself. I have detailed outlines for 8 books (the first story arc), finished scripts for BOOKS ONE and TWO and  am currently drawing the pages of BOOK ONE.  I have collaborated  with the amazing artists Reza Ilyasa to help design the look of the Army of the First Son and ReJean Dubois for costume and character visualizations.

Here's the first map of ICHIDO.  As the story progresses so will the map.

I love world building and inventive campaigns, games, comics and film settings.  I recently pledged to the Monte Cook Numenera Campaign for that reason. With ICHIDO I am attempting to create a fun sandbox to play in for a while and a place where I could draw ancient castles, high tech robots, hideous monsters, monks, ninjas, samurais and Japanese royalty.  ICHIDO is the comic I have always wanted to read and since no one else has made it I thought I would give it my best shot.

ICHIDO THE STORY

In the far future a young Monk chose love over duty, betraying his ancient order and unleashing an evil Sorcerer from the distant past.

During the last dance of her wedding, the Princess of Nihon was the first to die.  The Shogun lost his mind as his daughter passed away and the Empire of Nihon erupted in civil war.  His sons now feud over an empty throne.

Maintaining control over the west, the FIRST SON wields an army of post-human biomechs from Forge-City Hiroshima. Amongst the ashes of the Tokyo Wastes the SECOND SON dominates the east with forsaken black magic.  Although officially declared slain during the Nara Incident, the body of the THIRD SON was never recovered and his mon still appear on the armor of rebel fighters.

Ten years have passed and in a moment of rage the monks mental defenses abandon him and he draws the attention of the Sons of Nihon.

Our story begins in New Edo.  On this day where do your loyalties lie?

by tomas overbai page one panel one
by tomas overbai page one panel one

ICHIDO THE CHARACTERS

THE NARRATOR

Discarded on the steps of a Grey Brotherhood temple days after her birth, the young narrator's arms were removed before she had her first meal. Now a low level ninjitsu initiate she is sent to document a black comedy about 2 idiots and stumbles upon the final chapter of an ancient tale that began during the Sengoku period of 16th century Japan.

by ReJean Dubois
by ReJean Dubois

THE MONK

Once charged with the most important responsibility in all Nihon the Monk now works as a minimum wage sign spinner in front of the Golden Dragon Noodle and Bionics Market in New Edo.  

by ReJean Dubois
by ReJean Dubois

THE PRINCESS OF NIHON

Daughter to the LORD SHOGUN and the first casualty.    

by ReJean Dubois
by ReJean Dubois

THE FIRST SON

Ten years have passed since his sister's death splintered the Empire of Nihon.  Nine years have passed since he seized control of the Western Empire.  The FIRST SON now plots his assault on his younger brother across the Ring into the Tokyo Wastes for control of Eastern Nihon and an end to the Throne Wars.    

by ReJean Dubois
by ReJean Dubois

ARMY OF THE FIRST SON

the 5 archtype classes by Reza Ilyasa
the 5 archtype classes by Reza Ilyasa
  • MUSASHI class FOOT SAMURAI
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

The Musashi Class Foot Samurai comprise much of the First Sons biomech army. The Musashi class excel in close quarters combat wielding twin gravidium forged blades.

  • KYUDOKA class ARTILLERY
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

Under optimal conditions a Kyudoka biomech's quiver can print 3 projectiles a second for use with their rail bow for a sustained aerial barrage of 2.42 hours.

  • SHIRO class HEAVY SENTINEL
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

Elite level biomech found in defensive positions around the imperial palace, and in key strategic locations across the Empire of Nihon. With the introduction of exo-terrestrian genetics at a sub-cellular level the solid core matrix is reorganized and replaced on a continuous schedule making the 6th generation Sentinel very resilient to permanent damage.

  • OBI-SHIN class ASSASSIN
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

Lone operatives and Infiltration experts, the OBI-SHIN, "assassin of ninjas" are manufactured to target rebel ninja and contain the latest anti-ninjitsu protocols.  The void assassin model is constructed around an experimental dimensional drive that allows travel along the 10 core dimensions and near dual existence within prime reality. A 2nd Gen OBI-SHIN is officially credited with the THIRD SONS assassination during the Nara Incident.

  • GEISHA class ATTENDANT
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

The Geisha class attendant serve as personal assistants to the FIRST SON. Handling all logistical and administrative tasks including the FIRST SON'S biological requirements, the Geisha class attendant can be found deep within both Forge-City Hiroshima and the Imperial Palace "Heaven's Fortress".

  • Hand of the First Son
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

The Hand of the First Son are tax collectors and religion re-education specialists. Among the eldest of the FIRST SON biomechs, only 37 remain in operational condition.

  • Fist of the First Son
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

The Fist of the First Son was the 34 time Yokozuna Grand Champion who now commands the FIRST SON'S Tsunami assault teams.  Undefeated on both the dohyo and the battlefield the Fist of the First Son is an unstoppable force of destruction.

  • HIMEJI Mobile Assault Fortress
by Reza Ilyasa
by Reza Ilyasa

One of the FIRST SON'S only war machines still operational within the Tokyo Wastes, the Himeji Mobile Assault Fortress was patrolling the central region ten years ago when the Ring of Null Space manifested and made travel between the regions treacherous. 

THE SECOND SON

Life is harsh within the Tokyo Wastes where abominations stalk the land. From his tower in the ruins of Tokyo Island the SECOND SON invokes blasphemous pacts with demonic oni Warlords and summons unspeakable horrors from beyond the Void to carry out his diabolic schemes. (Limited appearance in the first story arc.)  

THE THIRD SON 

From the Northern Island of Hokkaido the rebel freedom fighters of the THIRD SON conduct guerrilla raids into the Island of Nihon in an attempt to correct the natural order and restore balance to the land. (Limited appearance in the first story arc.)

DOODS

A speed tribe of idiots who can't help but find themselves in bad situations.  

by ReJean Dubois
by ReJean Dubois
74 RONIN

Nine years ago on the one year anniversary of the Princess of Nihon's death, the LORD SHOGUN, from whispered influence of the First Son, commanded his armies give their lives in this world to protect his daughter's life in the next. 13 Samurai watched the army open their belly's in person on the plains of Osaka, 58 watched on the top rated season finale of HARA-KIRI TONIGHT and 3 just slept through it all after a night of whoring and hard drinking. 74 Ronin remain loyal to the LORD SHOGUN and still seek vengeance in this world.

Ronin #6 by tomas overbai
Ronin #6 by tomas overbai

ICHIDO REWARDS

$5 Digital wallpaper, answer and thank you

$8 ICHIDO BOOK ONE digital, digital postcard
$10 ICHIDO BOOK ONE physical, postcard from Nihon

not final cover
not final cover

$25 Signed ICHIDO BOOK ONE, Postcard from Nihon, Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card, Exclusive print and digital copy

$40 Signed and numbered LIMITED ICHIDO BOOK ONE, Postcard from Nihon, Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card, Acknowledgment, Exclusive print and digital copy 

$75 Samurai, Monkey or Monkey-Samurai head sketch, Signed and numbered LIMITED ICHIDO BOOK ONE, Postcard from Nihon, Acknowledgment, Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card, Exclusive print and digital copy.  UPDATE: Someone had mentioned this after I did the Vantel drawing.  For existing $75 rewards or the new $100 level I can do a head sketch of you or a family member instead of samurai monkeys.

$100 Switched all the DOOD rewards to more samurai, monkey or Monkey-Samurai head sketches, signed and numbered LIMITED ICHIDO BOOK ONE. Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card, Postcard from Nihon, Acknowledgment, Exclusive print and digital copy.  I don't think anyone wanted to be drawn as an idiot.

Example: Samurai sketch messed a bit in photoshop by tomas overbai
Example: Samurai sketch messed a bit in photoshop by tomas overbai
Example: not a samurai, monkey or Monkey-Samurai but reward will be something like this, "Valar Morghulis" by tomas overbai, can't wait for Season 3
Example: not a samurai, monkey or Monkey-Samurai but reward will be something like this, "Valar Morghulis" by tomas overbai, can't wait for Season 3

$100 A message to the future, Signed and numbered LIMITED ICHIDO BOOK ONE, Time Travel Badge, Postcard from Nihon, Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card, Acknowledgment, Exclusive print and digital copy 

$250 An 11 X 17 full drawing and 12 X 18 rendered/colored print of you as a: 

  • 1st Son Samurai - Not one of the robots but perhaps a cyber samurai in high tech but traditional armor?  A genetic forge-smith deep in Hiroshima? Genetically engineered super samurai?  Cross bred Tiger style kung fu master with actual tiger DNA. One of the samurai's fighting the monstrous hordes on the Himeji?
  • 2nd Son Disciple - Ninjas, Oni (demon monsters) and Dark magic users with crazy robes are the minions of the Second Son. Forbidden styles, shadow walkers or poisonous venom style martial artists.  Evil kung fu movie guy with big eyebrows?  Something evil? HA!
  • 3rd Son Rebel - Using anything they can to fight and defend the lands the rebels are a mishmash of styles and classes, Some Sohei Warrior Priests? or Shinto Mountain monks? Samurai Druid?  Good guys attempting to heal the lands and protect the Island of Nihon.
  • One of the 74 Ronin - Traditionalist and loyal to the LORD SHOGUN all ex-samurai, Can do an image from when the character was in the LORD SHOGUN'S armies years before the first casualty, all fancy dress armor or now in whatever role the character is currently taking while waiting for vengeance.

all by tomas overbai. We will work together on creating your ICHIDO character, whatever you want to do as long as it fits within the ICHIDO ideas which are pretty open. Signed and numbered LIMITED ICHIDO BOOK ONE, Postcards from Nihon, Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card,  Acknowledgment, Exclusive print and digital copy

Snake eyes is not in ICHIDO but this is an example of 11 X 17 drawing, will finish background in greater detail, "Knowing is half the battle..." by tomas overbai
Snake eyes is not in ICHIDO but this is an example of 11 X 17 drawing, will finish background in greater detail, "Knowing is half the battle..." by tomas overbai
And then finished as 12 X 18 rendered color print included as well, "...the other half is violence." by tomas overbai
And then finished as 12 X 18 rendered color print included as well, "...the other half is violence." by tomas overbai

$300 A 12 X 18 one of a kind print of your co-created ICHIDO biomech by Reza Ilyasa, Get a special acknowledgment of your creation in ICHIDO BOOK ONE. Signed and numbered LIMITED ICHIDO BOOK ONE, Postcard from Nihon, Grey Brotherhood Ninja Membership Card, Regular Acknowledgment, Exclusive print and digital copy.

An example of biomech "Fist of the First Son" by Reza Ilyasa
An example of biomech "Fist of the First Son" by Reza Ilyasa

ICHIDO ADD-ONS

The following are reward add-ons available with any pledge $10 or more. Just increase your backer amount to order any add-ons.  After kickstarter ends you will able to pick what prints, books, etc. you want.  Signed or not per your request, except the Reza prints.

ADD-ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:  I will be unable to ship any of the 12 X 18 or 30 X 20 prints internationally, the prices were just too crazy expensive for oversized tubes and envelopes. If you are still interested even with expensive shipping please let me know and we can calculate it out on an individual basis. (Write me with your address and what sizes you are interested in.)  Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.

+$5 for Qty (1) your choice 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 small ICHIDO print
+$25
for the whole set of small ICHIDO prints

Male Study One, The First Casualty, When you meet the Buddha along the road flip him the bird, Male Study Two, Sara, 74 Ronin, me as a DOOD and HARA-KIRI TONIGHT

+$5 for Qty (1) 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 small lunch sketch print
All of these plus more are in my $10 lunch sketchbook

by tomas overbai
by tomas overbai

Ron Swanson's my hero, Dance Lessons, Hail to the King Baby, You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon, Jean- Baptiste Stansfield Zorg, Thunder... Thunder... Thunderbros, Last Samurai, Jesus, Tell him I'm eating, What is best in life? and Desert Messiah.

+$8 for Geisha Attendant pre-Alpha by tomas overbai 8 X 10 print

by tomas overbai
by tomas overbai

+$8 for Abraham never spoke of his time in pugilist club by tomas overbai 8 X 10 print

+$8 for My landlady knows KungFu by tomas overbai 8 X 12 print

+$8 for another physical copy of ICHIDO BOOK ONE

not final cover
not final cover

+$10 for a physical 28 page full color ICHIDO BOOK ZERO, a collection of conceptual work from the ICHIDO universe.

+$10 for my 32 page black and white lunch sketchbook

+$10 for Who's truth is your truth? by Tomas Overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)

+$10 for The Narrator by Tomas Overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)


+$10 for magic by tomas overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)
+$40 for 30 X 20 shipped rolled (Not available shipping outside the US)


+$10 for Moshi Moshi Oni Hunter by Tomas Overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)


+$10 for I asked Nurse Jane please take good care of my heart by Tomas Overbai 12 X 15 print (Not available shipping outside the US)


+$10 for Morrigan the Witch by Tomas Overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)
+$40 for 30 X 20 shipped rolled (Not available shipping outside the US)

+$10 for Sho'Nuff the Shogun of Harlem by tomas overbai 12 X 12 print (Not available shipping outside the US)

+$10 for Bat Hombre vs. El Jokero by tomas overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)
+$40 for 30 X 20 shipped rolled (Not available shipping outside the US)

+$10 for You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? by tomas overbai 12 X 18 print (Not available shipping outside the US)
+$40 for 30 X 20 shipped rolled (Not available shipping outside the US)

regards to Christopher and Kevin
regards to Christopher and Kevin

+$10 for Seven Samurai by tomas overbai 17 X 8-1/2 print (Not available shipping outside the US)
+$40 for Seven Samurai black and white by tomas overbai 30 X 15 print, shipped rolled (Not available shipping outside the US)

regards to Akira and Toshiro
regards to Akira and Toshiro


+$10 forQty (1) individual FIRST SON biomech by Reza Ilyasa 8 X 10 print 
+$20 for group ARMY of the FIRST SON by Reza Ilyasa 18 X 12 print (Not available shipping outside the US)
+$50 for group ARMY of the FIRST SON by Reza Ilyasa 30 X 20 print, shipped rolled (Not available shipping outside the US)

+$20 to pledge for an ICHIDO t-shirt "My parents went to New Edo and all I got was this crappy t-shirt." S-XL add +$5 for XXL & XXXL (Not available shipping outside the US)

mock up - I think it's gonna be Golden Dragon
mock up - I think it's gonna be Golden Dragon
Working with Nathanael Cole and his Motobushido kickstarter campaign on an ICHIDO cross promo character pack stretch goal.  Check it out its pretty awesome.  Samurai on motorcycles, yes please. 
"All wheels as one" by Rick Marcks
"All wheels as one" by Rick Marcks

ICHIDO, CONs AND THE FUTURE

During 2012 I traveled the west coast promoting my artwork and ICHIDO at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Image Expo in Oakland, Big Wow in San Jose, Stan Lee's Comikaze in Los Angeles and the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.  Throughout 2013 I will continue to promote ICHIDO at cons and for the first time at San Diego Comic Con International in the Small Press Area and WonderCon Anaheim in the Artist Alley.  I would love to make it over to the east coast for some shows but just can't afford it. I crashed on my Seattle, Bay Area and LA friend's couches throughout the 2012 season.  I couldn't have done the west coast without my awesome friends, thanks Earl, Kim, JD and Searnold.

If you want to speak with me in person and see any ICHIDO stuff without the dependence of an electronic screen I will be at Sac-Con December 9th and giving a final kickstarter push at Sac-Anime January 4th, 5th & 6th. Project ends January 7th.   

my table at Stan Lee's Comikaze at the Los Angeles Convention Center
my table at Stan Lee's Comikaze at the Los Angeles Convention Center

For more information and to see more of my artwork please visit my website

WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS GO

Since I don't have to pay anyone for writing, drawing or lettering ICHIDO all the monies raised are going towards printing BOOK ONE, art prints, T-shirts, shipping, taxes, fees, ninja membership dues, time travel permit and if pledged the 3 biomech commissions and any biomech print add-ons for Reza.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

My biggest challenge is the sequential art and overcoming my obsessive compulsive tendencies. I have drawn, scrapped and redrawn the first few pages 4 times now. ICHIDO is my first comic book and I am afraid it won't be perfect. But perfection is an illusion and fear is the mind killer.

I am 100% dedicated to making ICHIDO. Continuing to learn the storytelling language of sequential art by improving my artistic skillset, knowledge base and by finishing pages. I have spent too long "planning" ICHIDO for fear it will suck. I am not afraid anymore and realize I will get better with every completed page.

Thanks again for taking the time to consider investing in ICHIDO, I hope you enjoy it as much as I am making it.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me or post in the comments section.

tomas

FAQ

  • The $250 level pledges will be minor supporting characters and not play a large narrative role in the overall ICHIDO story (at least for the first few books) but will be involved more than a few times in the ICHIDO universe. I wanted to include a high end tier and thought a large drawing/full color print option would be the best way I could fit it into my project. The $250 "Loyalty Allegiance Pledges" will showcase the finest original drawings I can do for backers. I have set places to fit various archtypes into the first story arc for each of the factions. Your character might not be in BOOK ONE but will definitely be in the first story arc.

    My first duty is always to the story and the characters need to belong wherever they end up being featured.

    But having said that it's possible the readers will fall in love with the character or I will and want to see a lot more of them and so maybe become a major player in the universe.

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  • Being my first comic book I wanted to remove color from the equation. Allowing me to focus on my storytelling and drawing skills. Also for financial reasons, I did not think I could afford printing ICHIDO in color (that might not be a problem anymore) or paying an experienced colorist (Hello Dave Stewart) and I wasn't interested in coloring the book myself. A huge influence on me becoming a comic creator was Usagi Yojimbo, Lone Wolf and Cub and Blade of the Immortal, all black and white books. And I love what Sean Murphy is doing with pen and ink alone on Punk Rock Jesus, It's stunning brush and line work. I wish they would release a black and white Joe the Barbarian, you can see his work he posts pre-color on his deviantart page.

    I am modeling the release of ICHIDO somewhat after David Mack's Kabuki series, another gigantic influence on me both in content and style. The first Kabuki arc was black and white, "Circle of Blood", then he released an anthology book "Masks of the Noh" then started releasing color books with Skin Deep and Metamorphosis.

    My long reaching plan is doing my first story arc in black and white, the first 8 ICHIDO books (like Circle of Blood). Then doing an anthology book called 74 Ronin (like masks of the Noh) written/drawn by other writers/artists in between Series One and Series Two. Then starting Series two in full color (like Skin Deep/Metamorphosis). And perhaps I would have a large publisher by the time the first arc trade paperback comes out and I can have it colored then by an established colorist. (Hello Dave Stewart)

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    Thanks - A kickstarter exclusive (desktop/mobile) ICHIDO wallpaper e-mailed along with the answer to ANY one question you ask me, unless it harms the universe in answering, like "What's your debit card pin?" Along with a heartfelt thanks for supporting my comic book. This reward is included in all pledges $5 or more.

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    DIGITAL COMIC BOOK - A 32 page black and white ICHIDO BOOK ONE digital comic (CBZ/R or PDF)

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    PHYSICAL/DIGITAL COMBO + EXCLUSIVE PRINT - A signed copy of ICHIDO BOOK ONE. A kickstarter exclusive 8 X 10 print of the HAND of the FIRST SON by Reza Ilyasa, acknowledgment of your support on my website and a digital copy.

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    LIMITED EDITION COMIC BOOK - 1 of 100 signed and numbered ICHIDO BOOK ONE with variant cover. The acknowledgment of your patronage to ICHIDO with your name in every BOOK ONE. As well as the print and digital copy.

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    SKETCH - An original 8-1/2 X 11 monkey, samurai or samurai-monkey (your choice including species of simian) head sketch by Tomas Overbai. As well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    MORE MONKEY SKETCHES - An original 8-1/2 X 11 monkey, samurai or samurai-monkey (your choice including species of simian) head sketch by Tomas Overbai. For existing $75 rewards and this level I can also do a head sketch of you or a family member instead of samurai monkeys. As well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    HELLO TO THE FUTURE! In the 1,467th year of the Great Slug Wars, ICHIDO BOOK ONE will be found in an ancient vault deep beneath the Island of Kal3frniA by Colonel Braxius of the 2nd Company Transhuman Commandos. Do you have a message for her? Here's your chance. You have 333 characters along with necessary security protocols to be printed in every ICHIDO BOOK ONE to be found in the FUTURE including a unique time travel badge logged with all appropriate timecop branches. As well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    LOYALTY TO THE FIRST SON - "You believe humanity's ascension lies within our genetic code. We are the children of stars and the birth of the universe is recorded within our bodies and only held prisoner by our technological ignorance. It will take truly great minds to unlock its formula and welcome the next evolution. Are you a truly great mind?" Become an official samurai of the FIRST SON. Be drawn by tomas as an ICHIDO character on 11 X 17 bristol board and featured in the ICHIDO universe. Includes 12 X 18 Rendered/Colored print as well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    LOYALTY TO THE SECOND SON - "You believe the realm of truth lies hidden behind a shallow veil of reality and only requires a secret or two of forgotten lore to unlock incredible power. A word here, a gesture there and reality itself responses to your commands. Do you want to wield the truths of the universe no matter how terrifying and no matter the cost?" Become an official disciple of the SECOND SON of NIHON. Be drawn by tomas as an ICHIDO Disciple character on 11 X 17 bristol board and featured in the ICHIDO universe. Includes 12 X 18 Rendered/Colored print as well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    LOYALTY TO THE TRUE SHOGUN - The LORD SHOGUN commanded his army to commit seppuku on the 1 year anniversary of the his daughter's death to protect her in the next world. Still searching for her killer 74 samurai became masterless ronin when they refused the order. Become one of the 74 ronin awaiting vengeance and be drawn by tomas as an ICHIDO RONIN character on 11 X 17 bristol board and featured in the ICHIDO universe. Includes 12 X 18 Rendered/Colored print as well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    LOYALTY TO THE THIRD SON - "You believe there is a natural order to the universe and 10 years ago that order was violently disrupted. The Island of Nihon itself is suffering. You are among her only protectors. Will you do whatever you can to restore balance to the land. Some will call you a rebel, others a terrorist but you are Nihon's true savior. What do you stand for? The THIRD SON gave everything for his beliefs, will you do the same?" Become an official rebel of the THIRD SON of NIHON. Be drawn by tomas as an ICHIDO REBEL character on 11 X 17 bristol board and featured in the ICHIDO universe. Includes 12 X 18 Rendered/Colored print as well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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    HELP WANTED: BIO-MECHANICA ENGINEER WITH A MINOR IN EXO-TERRESTRIAN GENETICS - Help design the next model of biomecha for the the Army of the First Son with myself and Reza Ilyasa. Get a special acknowledgment of your creation in ICHIDO BOOK ONE. An exclusive one of a kind 12 X 18 print of your mecha design as well as the $40 pledge (BOOK ONE physical/digital, acknowledgment and print)

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