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The fate of the universe is in the hands of history's greatest atom-splitting, fast-quipping, mustachioed adventurer: Albert Einstein!
The fate of the universe is in the hands of history's greatest atom-splitting, fast-quipping, mustachioed adventurer: Albert Einstein!
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MYSTERY!  MAYHEM!  MUSTACHES! 

All right action fans, strap in for a relentless ride through the corridors of time with history's ultimate smooth-talking, sure-fisted, virile hero: ALBERT EINSTEIN!  

Chief agent for THE TIME MASONS, a clandestine multi-dimensional organization charged with safeguarding the integrity of the space-time continuum, Einstein battles his way through the empires of old (Egypt, we've got our eye on you!), and harnesses the technology of tomorrow, all in the name of preserving Earth's future.  And along the way, you'll see the legendary scientist dish out all of his trademarks:

Inventing Relativity.

Splitting the atom.

Punching guys in the face.

Banging Cleopatra.

And of course... the dry cool wit of a young Tom Selleck.

In this revisionist action/comedy, we've transformed one of history's most iconic figures into the ultimate super hero.  Armed with the easy bravado of James Bond, the time-traveling expertise of Doctor Who, and the snazzy duds of Han Solo, this is not your grandma's Einstein (unless she thought he was super hot).  

It's a non-stop rush of laughs and thrills as Einstein struggles to right the course of history when he discovers the technology which allows Time Masons to traverse the temporal plane has been stolen by... who else... but a a ruthless sect of Nazis (lead by the infamous General Hans Kammler, head of Hitler's special weapons division) hell-bent on reshaping the fate of mankind by manipulating the past.

And spoiler alert:  it ain't good! 

For more artwork check out TinyDonkeyStudios.com
For more artwork check out TinyDonkeyStudios.com

But the good news is, you don't have to wait any longer to see how this unique adventure series begins!  For the low-low (insanely low!) price of $1, the first issue of ALBERT EINSTEIN: TIME MASON can be in your hot little hands... so wash them, please.  However, this is just the tip of the time-shuffling iceberg.  

With your help, we can expand Einstein's world into a 5 ISSUE MINISERIES!  Because any and all money we raise above our goal will go straight into the production of future issues.  So, if you like what you see, there's still time (zing!) to decide the future (double zing!) of this awesome project.

And to add bonus fun, comic book legend Dave "The Reverend" Johnson is providing us with a Kickstarter Exclusive Cover/Print for issue #1.

You'll recognize Dave's iconic work from the covers of the award winning 100 BULLETS...

Apart from the Rev, we have more top creators waiting in the wings to do variant covers and prints, so let's get this project funded and unleash these Art Beasts on some Stretch Goals. 

Take a peek at some of our postcard art by Dresden Files artist Joe Cooper. 

B/W Postcard art by Joe Cooper. Josephcooperart.com @cooperdraw
B/W Postcard art by Joe Cooper. Josephcooperart.com @cooperdraw

And hey... Love Game of Thrones? So do we. Here is the House Targaryen Print offered in the exclusive "Print Package" incentive.

Risks and challenges

While any creative endeavor comes with its share of risks (like the bitter venom of criticism), we've minimized them as much as possible. What does that mean? The first issue of ALBERT EINSTEIN: TIME MASON is already completely finished.

Completely. Freakin'. Finished.

The money we raise will be dedicated to a PRINT RUN of the comic book, which you can receive along with the myriad of rewards listed on the right. We've got everything from pocket watches to custom-recorded outgoing voicemails, and spectacular artwork from Dave "The Reverend" Johnson.

But if all you're hankerin' for is the story... a digital download of the first issue will hit your inbox as soon as the fundraising campaign closes. No waiting on artists and writers to get their act together. Acts are already together! And you can reap the instant rewards.

So make your pledge, and let's tear this universe a new worm hole!

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    Hi-Rez PDF of "Albert Einstein: Time Mason" issue one.

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    "Digital Package"
    High- Rez PDF's of Issue one, plus the AE:TM short story that started it all "When in Rome". We will even throw in Zombie Spotlight #1 featuring 3 of Tony Donley's Zombie comics collected together in one book. Three comics with 5 great stories for $2! You cant beat that.

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    "Script Package"
    In addition to the "Digital Package", we will include a PDF of the AE:TM #1 Script by Marcus and Tony.

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    "Artist Edition"
    In addition to the "Digital & Script Package", we will include a PDF of AE:TM #1 that shows Tony's pencils and inks. Plus a Kickstarter exclusive AE:TM bookmark and postcard set mailed right to your door.

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    "Home Town Meet and Greet"
    Save on shipping and pick up your copy of issue #1 at a participating Los Angeles area retailer. Marcus & Tony will be there to hand you your book in person. We will sign em, talk shop, kiss some babies and do free sketches for kids. The dates & times at each store will be determined once we have reached our goal.
    Participating stores: Golden Apple & Phat Collectables.

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    Limited Edition signed print copy of AE:TM issue one. All the Digital Packages are included with pledges beyond this one.

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    "Issue 2" Here you go Time Masons! We are directing the the funds you have generously generated right into the next issue. You will receive 1 Limited Edition copy of Issue 2 along with the digital PDF.

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    Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, plus your name on the "Thank You" page of Issue 1. We will even throw in a Limited Edition signed 6.5/10 print of "Albert Einstein: Time Mason" on beautiful Watercolor paper by Tony Donley as an extra Thank you.

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    "Oh Canada"
    This pledge includes shipping to the Great White North. Limited Edition signed print copy of AE:TM issue one. With AE:TM bookmarks and postcards.

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    "Retailer incentive" 
    Three copies of the Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, plus 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley. With AE:TM bookmarks and postcards.

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    "Los Angeles-Retailer incentive" 
    Five copies of the Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one delivered to your Los Angeles area store by Tony Donley. With AE:TM bookmarks and postcards

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    "Issue 1 & 2" Here you go Time Masons! We are directing the the funds you have generously generated right into the next issue. You will receive Limited Edition copes of Issue 1 & 2 plus your name on the "Thank You" page of Issue 1. Along with the Limited Edition signed 6.5/10 prints of "Albert Einstein: Time Mason" on beautiful Watercolor paper by Stéphane Roux & Tony Donley. Plus the PDFs of both issues. Issue 1 will be delivered in September 2013 & Issue 2 upon completion. Estimated January. International shipping is $26 due to the fact that this will be 2 shipments. If you would like this reward but shipped in 1 shipment, internationally, to save some cash, select the "Issue 2" reward but pledge $26 and send me a message.

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    Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one. Plus a pencil sketch of a character of your choosing by Tony Donley. Plus the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    Pen & Ink commission of a character of your choosing by Tony Donley. Plus the Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    "The Reverend Dave Johnson"
    A Kickstarter Exclusive Albert Einstein: Time Mason Print by award winning comic book artist Dave Johnson. This signed 6.5/10 Kickstarter Exclusive is limited to 100, and printed on beautiful Watercolor paper. Of course you will also receive one Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one. Don't miss out on this one.

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    "Print Package" 
    One signed Kickstarter Exclusive Limited Edition Albert Einstein: Time Mason Print by award winning comic book artist Dave Johnson. One "Game of Thrones: House Targaryen" print by Tony Donley (see the art in the side bar). 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley. And of course a Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    "Mystery Box" Do you love a good Mystery? Well so do we. This box will be chock full of surprises plus you are guaranteed the signed Limited Edition book, postcards, bookmarks and all 3 prints. You will receive anything from other comics Marcus and Tony have produced to original art from Tonys desk. Lots of fun things from around our 2 studios will get tossed in and who knows... you may even get a jar of Tony's favorite pickles.

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    1 Pen and ink drawing by Tony Donley of a character of your choosing. Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one. Plus 1 Limited Edition Kickstarter Exclusive AE:TM Print by award winning comic book artist Dave Johnson. Plus 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley. Plus the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    "Postcard Art" Here's your chance to snatch up the original art from Joe Cooper's AE:TM Postcard "Greetings from Pompeii." You will also receive a Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, both Tony & Stéphane's prints and the AE:TM bookmark & postcard set. You can see Joe's postcard art just to the left.

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    1 Page of original pencils by Tony Donley from Zenescope Entrainment's Grimm's Fairy Tales "Myths & Legends" issue 23 or 24. Page availability is first come first serve. Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one plus the AE:TM print by Tony Donley and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    Jamie Anderson, movie trailer voiceover artist, will personalize an outgoing voicemail message for you. Jamie's campaigns include "The Dark Knight", "The Departed" & the "AE:TM Short Film"
    Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    Guitar lesson by Nine Finger lead guitarist, and composer of the "AE:TM Short Film", Josh Picard. If you're not in the L.A. area, the lesson can be done over Skype. Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, 1AE:TM print by Tony Donley, and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set. 

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    "Adventure Package" Join Albert in his adventures with your very own personalized Time Mason Pocket Watch. You will receive an elegant jeweled pocket watch engraved with your initials, making you the newest of the Time Masons. Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set. 

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    Get yourself to Los Angeles, you hang out with Tony, Marcus and the rest of LA's Famous "Original Drink & Draw Social Club". While there Tony will draw you a full 11 x 17 pen & ink commission of your choosing. Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set. Twenty one & over only.

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    "Writers Room" Hang out with Marcus via Skype as you talk about and get suggestions/pointers on your script. Of course you get 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one. You will also receive both the Dave Johnson & Tony Donley prints plus the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set.

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    "Become a Character in Issue #2" Alright fellas here is your chance to be drawn into the next issue of AE:TM! With this reward I will draw you as one of Cleopatras personal guards. You will be forever immortalized in Time Mason history. Who knows you may even get into a little fisticuffs with the man himself. Only select this reward if you are willing to supply me with photos of yourself so that I can nail your likeness. You will also receive Issue 1 along with all 3 prints a "Thank You" in issue #1 & the bookmark & postcard set(in Sept). And Issue #2 upon completion(set delivery Jan 2013).

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    "Become a Character in Issue #2" Alright ladies here is your chance to be drawn into the next issue of AE:TM! With this reward I will draw you as one of Cleopatras "Ladies In Waiting" in her Palace Court. You will be forever immortalized in Time Mason history. Albert may even steal a smooch from you. Only select this reward if you are willing to supply me with photos of yourself so that I can nail your likeness. You will also receive Issue 1 along with all 3 prints, a "Thank You" in issue #1 & the bookmark & postcard set(in Sept). And Issue #2 upon completion(set delivery Jan 2013).

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    "Dinner with Tony" Hang out and pick Tony's brain while at a King's Hockey game. You get two tickets to a Los Angeles Kings Hockey game at the Staples Center and dinner in the Stadium Club where you can dine and talk shop with Tony all while you watch the game. Liquor not included.  Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set. Game to be determined by both parties.

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    "Pitch Season" Do you have that great idea that is a sure fire hit?  With this pledge Tony will draw your five-page comic book or movie pitch. Plus 1 Limited Edition signed print copy of issue one, 1 AE:TM print by Tony Donley and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set. 

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    "7th Heaven" At an LA spot of your choosing,  George Stults (the actor playing Albert in the AE:TM short film) and Tony will hand-deliver you and a guest signed copies of the book, all the prints, and the AE:TM bookmark and postcard set. We will hang out and tell you all the cool secrets about whats coming up for Albert Einstein: Time Mason!

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