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Are you a fan of BOTH science and art?

Well then become a part of our epic journey by pre-ordering Life · Blood · DNA, the first installment of Legend of Sumeria, a hard science graphic novel series.  Immerse yourself in our story of discovery, identity, and purpose as we tackle some of the most difficult questions about the fate of our species.

250 pages of gripping artwork!
250 pages of gripping artwork!

Join Dr. Bruce Abbott's quest for answers!

Not all heroes were coded to be super!
Not all heroes were coded to be super!

With an inside look at his personal lab books.

Co-creator, Dr. Biju Parekkadan, is a professor of bioengineering and provides the viable science behind our alternate reality.  As you follow our characters' challenges, you get insight into some of their personal scientific journals and space flight logs. Connect with the multiple scales of the story and open up your mind to new ideas of science and self.

and follow Captain Tessa Jones in a search for humanity's new home...

 Against all odds, a new planet has been mysteriously captured by our solar system.  The gravitational effects on Earth by Kepler Z have been traumatic, but does this rogue planet hold answers to the universe, and possibly our own evolution? 

Is Kepler Z the problem or the solution??
Is Kepler Z the problem or the solution??

The two of us have self-funded the 250 pages of artwork AND the development of a new interactive application called Zyndo.  Zyndo will bring our science fiction epic to you in the most immersive way possible on tablets, phones, gaming consoles, and even VR.  

In Sumeria, you can dig EVEN Deeper...

Most of the science and tech of our story have roots in real news stories of today.  Our Changing Times Newspaper and SEARCH BAR at the end of each chapter will give you the keys to follow our discovery process, and open up new ideas of your own on where our world might be headed.  

Into a world where the lines of stars and cells, and science and art become blurred...

....and Interactivity makes you a part of the story. 

Our z-Books are brought to you by Zyndo. Visit their website (www.zyndo.com) and sign up for their mailing list to stay informed about other interactive products coming out soon.

WE THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR QUEST TO MAKE SCIENCE COOL. Here is what your pre-orders and additional donations are being used for:

60% will go toward printing your books, fulfilling other reward components, and delivering them to you. 

20% will go to artists and final design work for the print.

20% will go toward the production of the interactive digital graphic novel, including 3D science model creation, music production.

Who's Who? · The Characters:

Who's Who? · THE CREATORS:

Jay Webb - Writer/Creative Director 

Dr. Biju Parekkadan - Writer/Scientific Director 

Anthony LaGaipa - Lead Artist/Penciler 

Atula Siriwardane - Penciler/Inker

Kevin Cosme - Penciler/Colorist ·

Juan Carlos Colla Acland - Penciler/Inker

Julio Falkenhagen - Penciler/Inker

Daniel Kopalek - Colorist · 

Conor Hughes - Letterer/Additional Art 

Richard Tackett - Letterer/Additional Art

Ashley MacFarland - Additional Art (Henry's sketchpad)

Risks and challenges

Since we are 95% finished with the book, we are very confident we will be able to deliver the print issues and books by the specified delivery dates.

With respect to the digital interactive book, we have built the technology from scratch over the last 2 years. From that experience, we have worked through many bug fixes to have a stable platform, but the engine has yet to be fully loaded with all chapter pages. We are committed to finishing the interactive digital version, with the likelihood that we plan to deliver it on a per chapter basis.

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    Chapter 1 | Fate Decision

    Receive 1 printed copy of our very first chapter! 32 pages of beautiful artwork, gripping storyline, and scientific notes & diagrams.

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    Ch 01 Interactive zBook + signed print

    Experience chapter 1 of a graphic novel like never before through our custom built immersive platform, Zyndo. If you like the visuals in our video, wait til you get the interactive version in your hands! Plus get a physical signed copy of chapter 01.

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    Exclusive full book Pre-order

    Be the first to get your hands on our
    soft cover 250 page graphic novel, Legend of Sumeria.

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    Full 250 Softcover print AND digital

    Get both the digital and print versions of the full book. 250 pages of print and 10 interactive chapter experiences filled with music, hidden story and science, 3D models, and much more. (Production and delivery of digital version may occur on a chapter by chapter basis and timing of entire digital zBook may surpass estimated delivery.)

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    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HARD COVER

    Numbered and signed by author's Dr. Biju Parekkadan, Jay Webb, and lead illustrator Anthony LaGaipa. This collectors edition will make for a stunning conversation piece when placed on the old coffee table. (Full digital zBook included in this reward once production is complete)

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    Framed Original Inked Page

    Selected inked page from our lead artist, Anthony LaGaipa. Signed and framed. Reward also includes full soft cover print and digital.

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    The Sumerian Time Piece

    Custom 100 second stop watch engraved with the Sumeria symbol; modeled after our lead characters' family heirloom. Who ever said there has to be 60 seconds in every minute.
    Reward includes full soft cover book and digital interactive zBook

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    Get your genetic signature!

    We will personally karyotype your chromosomes (a kit will be sent to you in order to supply a saliva sample). Your one-of-a-kind genetic karyotype will be framed along with an official certificate of analysis. Sumeria character, Dr. Damon Locke, will also send you an artistic rendering of the corresponding SEQ analysis of your genome from our alternate future. This level reward also includes limited edition signed hard cover, full digital interactive zBook, and special thank you in the final print of Legend of Sumeria.

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