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A high action Fantasy comic book story of a young Black warrior on a journey of self discovery in a world of beauty and danger.
A high action Fantasy comic book story of a young Black warrior on a journey of self discovery in a world of beauty and danger.
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SWORD SAGA: Dragons Fall - Issue #1

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SWORD SAGA© issue #1 is a 24 page, full color, original fantasy comic written and drawn by me, Rodney Anderson, Jr.

It is the first in what I plan to be a 10 issue mini-series of epic, action-adventure.

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SWORD SAGA© is the story of a young man named Tal Granji born in Dragao Village and brought up in the ways of the warrior. 

One day after awakening from a strange dream he sees a rare, white dragon fall from the sky into the giant dragon graveyard on the outskirts of town. This sets events into motion that send Tal on a quest of self-discovery and high adventure to understand the truth of the power held by the jewel embedded within his chest and how it connects him to the dragons themselves.

 Tal wields his grandfather's ultimate sword the Trinidaji, a weapon that can transform into three different blades according to accuracy, speed, and power. Using this mighty weapon, he runs headlong into a world of danger and beauty embarking on a journey that will change his life forever.

Tal Granji concept designs for Sword Saga©
Tal Granji concept designs for Sword Saga©
Tal Granji character turnarounds for Sword Saga©
Tal Granji character turnarounds for Sword Saga©
Rodney Anderson Jr. - Writer and Artist of SWORD SAGA©
Rodney Anderson Jr. - Writer and Artist of SWORD SAGA©
Adam Harris - Colorist on SWORD SAGA©
Adam Harris - Colorist on SWORD SAGA©

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INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Please add $10 to your pledge for shipping costs. We have no control of each countries customs policies, delivery systems and extra fees that they may charge.

Since most of the production work of Sword Saga will be done by me, management of the project is very much in my control and will be streamlined as it will not be outsourced to another artist concerning the look, feel and story of SWORD SAGA. That being said the color work will be done by my long time art collaborator on this project, Adam Harris, as his color work is the best fit to bring my drawings to life and so some of the campaign contributions need to go to paying him for his amazing work.

Most of the cost of this project will be for printing issue #1 and shipping out the comic and rewards, which has been accounted for in the goal of this campaign. Printing in particular may be where possible logistical problems come up as many variables go into printing such as whether or not we choose to print in Canada or overseas as this may increase delivery times. Also the higher reward tiers require specialty items that have longer production times like metal printing that may extend delivery times as well.

I will be constantly updating backers as to the status of the campaign and where things stand in the production process. Of course, I will notify everyone immediately if any setbacks occur.

Thank you so much for your willingness to join me in the battle for SWORD SAGA!

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    Knife Thrower Pack

    The saga begins! You get a digital copy of SWORD SAGA!

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    Dagger Danger Pack

    Duel wielding is a must! You get both the digital copy AND physical copy of SWORD SAGA!

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    Sabre Pack

    Sabres at the ready! Here you'll receive all items in "Dagger Danger Pack" plus an 8.5x11 PROMOTIONAL ART PRINT and a fantastic KICKSTARTER ONLY 11x17 poster!

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    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
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    Broad Sword Pack

    Boldly discover more of the world of SWORD SAGA! In this pack, you will receive all items in the "Sabre Pack" plus an extra EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER ONLY 11x17 poster. You'll also receive 5 PDF concept design images of characters and backgrounds from the world of SWORD SAGA!

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    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
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    Great Sword Pack

    Greatness is upon you! In this pack you will receive all items in "Broad Sword Pack" plus 5 concept design print images of characters and backgrounds from the world of SWORD SAGA!

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    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
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    Weapon Forge Pack

    The place where hammer and iron meet to create mighty swords! This bulk pack is for those interested only in Physical Copies. You will receive a bundle of 5 units of SWORD SAGA Issue #1.

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    Barbarian Blade Pack

    Test your metal Barbarians! With this pack, you'll receive everything in the "Great Sword Pack" plus a Trading Card size METAL PRINT (3x5) of the SWORD SAGA cover!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
    • SWORD SAGA 8.5x11 Promo Art Print
    • 2 Exclusive Kickstarter Only 11x17 SWORD SAGA Posters
    • 5 concept design sketches (8.5x11 prints)
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    Knight's Blade Pack

    A chivalrous knight indeed! With this pack, you'll get everything included in the "Great Sword Pack" plus you'll get a Comic Book size METAL PRINT of the SWORD SAGA cover!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
    • SWORD SAGA 8.5x11 Promo Art Print
    • 2 Exclusive Kickstarter Only 11x17 SWORD SAGA Posters
    • 5 concept design sketches (8.5x11 prints)
    • Comic Book size (6X10) METAL PRINT of SWORD SAGA issue #1 cover
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    Castle Armory Pack

    Castle Knights must hang their swords and shields somewhere! This bulk pack is for those interested only in Physical Copies. You will receive a bundle of 10 units of SWORD SAGA Issue #1.

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    A Warrior Born Pack

    Born to wield a mighty sword into battle! This fantastic reward pack includes all items of the "Great Sword Pack" plus a giant size 11x17 METAL PRINT of the SWORD SAGA cover! This level of support is an epic achievement and with it you have my most humble and heartfelt Thanks!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
    • SWORD SAGA 8.5x11 Promo Art Print
    • 2 Exclusive Kickstarter Only 11x17 SWORD SAGA Posters
    • 5 concept design sketches (8.5x11 prints)
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    The Dragon Rider Pack

    A warrior like none other, able to tame the most powerful beasts and vanquish foes alike. This ultimate reward pack includes all items of the "Warrior Born Pack" plus YOU OR A LOVED ONE will be drawn in as a character on one of the pages of SWORD SAGA issue #1! You will be immortalized as a character in the world of SWORD SAGA! Thank so very, very much for this level support. It is beyond generous and shows that you truly believe in this endeavor and wish our goals to be achieved!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
    • SWORD SAGA 8.5x11 Promo Art Print
    • 2 Exclusive Kickstarter Only 11x17 SWORD SAGA Posters
    • 5 concept design sketches (8.5x11 prints)
    • 11x17 METAL PRINT of SWORD SAGA issue #1 cover
    • Be drawn in as a character in SWORD SAGA!!!
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    The Heavenly Sword Pack

    From heaven, a sword falls, wielded by a benevolent soul who's sacrifice will ensure SWORD SAGA will live! In addition to receiving all items of the "The Dragon Rider Pack", I will also create 5 full-color model sheets of YOU OR A LOVED ONE as a character in my World, including headshots, turnarounds and your very own SWORD SAGA weapon! No words can express the incredible feeling of gratitude I feel with this level of support. Your contribution is unrivaled. Because of you we are much closer to making my dream of creating a fantasy adventure come true and you have my must humble and heartfelt thanks!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1 (PDF)
    • Physical copy of SWORD SAGA issue #1
    • SWORD SAGA 8.5x11 Promo Art Print
    • 2 Exclusive Kickstarter Only 11x17 SWORD SAGA Posters
    • 5 concept design sketches (8.5x11 prints)
    • 11x17 METAL PRINT of SWORD SAGA issue #1 cover
    • Be drawn as a character in SWORD SAGA issue #1!!!
    • Character Design of You as a character w/ headshots & turnarounds
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