About this project
We have let our www.mabigon.com site expire so you can read our special preview our first 16 updated pages on the deviantart madefire site for FREE at http://vintonheuck.deviantart.com/art/MABIGON-FREE-PREVIEW-473387633
These are the pages as they will appear in the actual book! Click on the image below.
THE STORY :
Before the days of King Arthur, beyond the veiled mists of time and space, there was MABIGON: THE DRAGON ISLES, whose history would echo throughout our own myths and legends. In this land, SHRIKE carved his reputation as its greatest warrior as he lead his elite group of knights, THE DEVIL'S OWN, on missions for the king to rid his world of magic and rebellion.
But things change when he rescues a princess, GWENYTH, pledged to be the king’s bride. Now their forbidden love will challenge all Shrike knows and believes in even as it tears the kingdom apart, pitting his once comrades-in-arms against him, including his second in command, and life long friend, DRAKE, whose jealous heart needed only a small push to become his deadliest enemy.
As the agents of destiny align their forces of light and darkness along battle lines, Shrike finds himself an unwilling pawn in their game, dragging both he and Gwenyth into the tides of war, and threatening to destroy the love they share forever.
WHO WE ARE:
Both myself and Byron have been working in animation for over a decade, doing occasional comic book work on the side for both DC and MARVEL.
I have directed on shows such as AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES, THE BATMAN, DEADSPACE (DTV), and on TRANSFORMER'S:PRIME. In comics my most proud achievement was writing on Dave Bullock's visually stunning Deadman story for DC'S WEDNESDAY COMICS.
Byron has done design work and story-boarded on many cartoons, including BEN 10, TRANSFORMERS: PRIME, AVENGER'S: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES, and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, just to name a few.
MABIGON is a project we brainstormed while working on a show together to create a story we both craved and wanted to share with other like-minded fans of armored knights and epic fantasy.
WHY WE ARE DOING THIS:
The comic book industry, despite all the summer blockbusters, is still a relatively small, niche market for dedicated fans of the medium. The artists and writers involved with the books do it for the love. It’s certainly not to get rich. We are no different. We also recognize that comics are the most powerful when they are creator-owned. What other storytelling medium is more pure than a few dedicated creators presenting to you their unfiltered, undiluted vision, other than a writer of prose or a painter? In comics you have both merged into a beautiful unity of creative expression.
It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and time (which in the grown up world translates to money unless you do it as a hobby), and we have spent years spending what little free time we have working towards making our vision a reality. We are almost there! And with your help we can get there much quicker than we ever could on our own, and get the story we have a passion to tell shared with a lot more of you.
So if you like what you see, won’t you join us?
GET THE MABIGON ASHCAN FREE, EXCLUSIVELY AT THIS YEARS SANDIEGO COMIC-CON when you pledge at least 5 bucks or more. Look for Byron Penaranda in artist's alley. While supplies last!
SPECIAL REWARD FROM CORAN STONE!
Everyone who pledges will receive a how-to coloring tutorial from one of the very best artists working in comics and colorist for our book! For any of you wondering "how did he do that", (and that includes many of us professionals) now is your chance to find out! Just check out this beautiful sample of his work:
Although book one is scheduled to be 47, fully colored pages, we actually have over 50 drawn and lettered, plus an epilogue that is 4 pages. That's about 60 pages total! The more we receive in funding beyond the goal amount, the more of these pages we can fully produce and add to the to the original 47. These extra pages will only be available to those who pledge at the 20.00 level and above. If we exceed our goal enough and you would like to be included, you can always increase your pledge amount if you are below the 20.00 level.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
MATT BARRIOS for putting together our great promotional video and ARZ for composing some awesome music for us!
Risks and challenges
Once funded you will find that your money is well spent. All of book one has been drawn, lettered, and much of it has been colored by some of the best talents in the business. To maintain that high standard is the primary goal of this kickstarter. Most of the funds will go to our new colorist to pay him a professional rate that will enable him to do the work in a timely manner. If we are lucky enough to stretch beyond our goal, we will be able to dedicate that towards book two of MABIGON and beyond, and maybe even a print run of book one!
Whatever challenges we face you can depend that the money we raise will be used to finish its primary goal, the completion of book one.
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