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Amiculus: The Graphic Novel Omnibus (Canceled)

A "lost" history of Rome's fall at the hands of a deadly saboteur in one 240-page graphic novel.

Amiculus: The Graphic Novel Omnibus (Canceled)

A "lost" history of Rome's fall at the hands of a deadly saboteur in one 240-page graphic novel.

$1,968
pledged of $14,350pledged of $14,350 goal
54
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 10 2019
Last updated October 11, 2019

About

An epic over a decade in the making in the spirit of V for Vendetta and Assassin’s Creed, Amiculus is a softcover, 240-page "lost" history pitting a lone vigilante against the corrupt leaders of the Roman Empire in a war for the fate of western civilization. Now with an all-new 24-page chapter! Featuring the work of Spider-Man and Batman '66 artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo.

Ultimate Omnibus and Amiculus: Domina covers.

 The history, as it is told by the boy-emperor Romulus...

 Depicts a Rome under siege by a vast barbarian army. Its strong walls can keep them out...

 Until Amiculus shows them the way in.

 One after another, the Roman defenses crumble before him...

 As do the minds of his enemies.

Amiculus's identity is a mystery, even to his allies...

Is he a ghost, a demon, an avenging angel...

 Or something else entirely?

 The new 24-page story, Amiculus: Domina, sets the stage for a prequel series from the point-of-view of the Emperor Romulus's mother. Her struggle to survive her husband's brutality and save her son leads directly to Amiculus's genesis and the fall that follows.


Amiculus began over a decade ago as a ten-page play written for a college project. Afterward, it remained in the back of my mind amid the other flotsam and jetsam of classical learning that I had accumulated, until I revisited it as a possibility for a short graphic story. I began drafting it as a 32-page comic, and soon realized the scope was too small. Nearly 200 pages later, I realized I had an epic on my hands.

The Amiculus Trilogy and Limited Edition Omnibus with years of publication.

Since then I have worked tirelessly at developing the story, absorbing a library's worth of research, traveling to Rome to gather hundreds of model pictures, and securing my international production team, including Roman artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo, a 40-year industry professional and artist for such Marvel and DC titles as Spider-Man, Batman '66, Cable and Jonah Hex, as a top-flight partner. In five years we have produced four books together, and we look forward to carrying the banner of Amiculus as far as it will go!

Artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo.
L-R: Flavia Caracuzzo (Colorist), Frank Cvetkovic (Letterer), Will Graver and Pamela Kame (Graphic Designers)
A few of Mr. Caracuzzo's credits. Top-Bottom, L-R: Giant Size Spider-Man, Batman '66 #23, Cable #24, Jonah Hex #58.

Thanks to the success of the Volume I-III campaigns, art production is 90% complete!  The proceeds of this campaign will primarily fund offset printing for the Ultimate Omnibus and Amiculus: Domina, as well as completion costs for Domina (line art, coloring, lettering), shipping, and Kickstarter fees.

Risks and challenges

In six years, Amiculus Books has carried off three successful Kickstarters. In this time, it has established a solid production team and time-tested processes for reward fulfillment. While there have been some late deliveries due to unforeseen challenges and obstacles (deliveries of some elements of the Amiculus Trilogy were delayed by up to six months), I strive for complete transparency with my backers, providing frequent and detailed updates. Ultimately, all costs and contingencies have been considered, and hundreds of backers' rewards have been fulfilled to date. A production schedule of 6-7 months is expected to be sufficient for all elements of this campaign.

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    Amiculize Me Original Art/Writer Package

    Combines two Amiculus reward favorites! Receive the 240-page Amiculus Ultimate Omnibus, the 24-page sequel comic "Amiculus: Domina," the full hardbound scripts for both books and A CUSTOM BLACK-AND-WHITE CHARACTER DRAWING of yourself in the style of the Amiculus series, signed by Giancarlo Caracuzzo! Past themes have included "Roman," "Greek," "Persian," "Barbarian" and "Hun," but we're opening it up to all ancient Roman world periods! Package includes a digital copy of your art and all Digital Amiculus Package rewards.

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    Amiculize Me Sketch Cover Package

    A new twist on an old favorite! Receive the 240-page Amiculus Ultimate Omnibus, the 24-page sequel comic "Amiculus: Domina," plus an ADDITIONAL SKETCH COVER OMNIBUS with YOU front-and-center! Backers will be drawn into their own custom B & W cover by artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo as characters in a dramatic scene from the book, and can choose from the "Roman", "Greek," "Barbarian," "Hun" or "Persian" styles. Package includes a digital copy of your cover and all Digital Amiculus Package rewards.

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    An Amiculus rewards cornucopia! Receive:

    1) All Digital Amiculus Rewards;
    2)The 240-page Amiculus Ultimate Omnibus, plus the 24-page sequel comic "Amiculus: Domina";
    3) The collection of six 8 x 10" Amiculus cover posters;
    4) A 24 x 18" poster of the Amiculus World Map;
    5) Hardcover author-signed Amiculus Omnibus and "Domina" scripts;
    6)A custom B & W sketch cover Amiculus Omnibus featuring you as an Amiculized character;
    7) A separate CUSTOM PAINTING ON ACRYLIC from artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo! This can be an additional depiction of your sketch cover character or any Amiculus or Roman-related subject you choose! (Includes digital download version.)

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