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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 28 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

ABOUT

The Guardian City Saint has been in my brain and heart (the voices just won't shut up!) since grade school and I am so looking forward to seeing my creation in printed form. Though the characters and the story have evolved over the years with life experience, the essence has always remained the same. At its core the Guardian City Saint is a super hero comic book. I've always been a big fan of super hero stories like Superman, Batman, The Flash, The Hulk, and so forth.  I was always intrigued on how they got their powers (expect for Batman who has no powers, but yet is one of the most formidable heroes on the planet), how they used them, and the consequences of the choices they made.  

However, I've always believed that not everyone who is given a gift (or curse, depends how you see it) would make the "just" choice.  Is it in our nature to become what we are or is it nurture, the environment we grow up in, that defines us? What if you or I we're suddenly given powers beyond our comprehension? What path would we take? Do we automatically become a superhero/super villain or is it more complicated than that? 

The Guardian City Saint Source Book is the start to my dream coming to fruition. This book will be part of a limited run of only 300 copies. The pages will be comprised of Guardian City’s history, major characters bios and background information about who they are, and will contain a short story with the tone of what the series will be like when released. In essence, with your help, this book will plant the seeds for the Guardian City Saint series to begin later in 2018.  However, you will be lucky owners of a limited copy of the Guardian City Saint Source Book.

THE STORY

The Guardian City Saint story will follow two people, Abe, who like many kids his age in Guardian City, is just trying to survive each day.  However, with pressure mounting at school and home, Abe contemplates taking his own life to make the pain stop.  Events will unfold and a path Abe never imagined will emerge. His path will reveal a world that most people don’t even know exist (there may or may not be demons there, what?!) to worlds in a galaxy we thought to be all alone (we are not, nor have we ever been alone) in. Sounds massive I know, but all great things start with a single spark, a single event that launches an epic journey.

In another part of Guardian City, Willi Traybe has a wonderful job, family, and a life that most envy. A man a faith, he sees the world as most people never will. As life unfolds, Willi’s faith will be tested and ultimately lead him down a path where choices will bring death and a rebirth as the Sinner.  As the Sinner, Willi is free of all strings that weighed him down and punishes those who take advantage of their existence. His body is covered in tattoos that remind the his victims in the sins they have committed. 

Abe and Willi are destined to cross paths and they will either save one another or be each others destruction with the citizens of Guardian City caught in the middle.

I hope you will come on this journey with me and see the world I envisioned unfold.

GUARDIAN CITY SAINT COVERS (5 Covers in total)

Here are three of the five covers the will be available.  I will upload the others as they are completed.

Guardian City Saint Main Cover
Guardian City Saint Main Cover

 

Young Variant by Jason Delaurentis
Young Variant by Jason Delaurentis

This young style variant is by artist Jason Delaurentis (Instagram) and is available on tiers: Saint and Sinner II and up

Variant Cover by Adam Cozart
Variant Cover by Adam Cozart

This variant is by artist Adam Cozart (Instagram) and is available on tiers: Saint and Sinner II and up

The next two variants are the connecting Saint and Sinner variants by Guardian City Saint creator Angel Santiago 

Connecting Variant - The Saint by creator Angel Santiago
Connecting Variant - The Saint by creator Angel Santiago

 

Connecting Variant - The Sinner by creator Angel Santiago
Connecting Variant - The Sinner by creator Angel Santiago

 

Connecting Variant - The Sinner/Saint by creator Angel Santiago
Connecting Variant - The Sinner/Saint by creator Angel Santiago

 

PAGES AND CHARACTERS FROM GUARDIAN CITY SAINT SOURCEBOOK (Final pages will be in color)

A full page dedicated to all supporters will be displayed on the first page
A full page dedicated to all supporters will be displayed on the first page

This page will be dedicated to all the supporters of my project.  Without the support of people like you, my project would not come to fruition.  It's important to me that my supporters get as much acknowledgement for bringing the Guardian City Saint to life as I do.

Main Character: Abraham Santiago aka Guardian City Saint
Main Character: Abraham Santiago aka Guardian City Saint

This is Abraham Santiago aka the Guardian City Saint.  All super heroes come to a cross roads that sets them on a journey that will reveal who they will become over time.  Abraham is forced to make these decisions even before he's a teenager.  Can any child be capable of making critical decisions of taking or saving lives.  Through the pages of the Guardian City Saint watch as this all unfolds.

Main antagonist: Willi Traube aka Sinner
Main antagonist: Willi Traube aka Sinner

Willi Traybe aka Sinner is a story of a man with faith that will be tested beyond normalcy.  Faith can be an extremely powerful motivator or it can lead to ultimate disappointment and destruction.  Willi will challenge the definition of evil and maybe, just maybe Willi will have his faith restored in the end.  Who knows.

Detective Theresa Roman
Detective Theresa Roman

With the rise of vigilantism and the mysterious deadly sin murders, the Guardian City Police is forced to step up and create a task force to keep the citizens of Guardian City feeling safe.  Detective Theresa Roman and her partner lead the task force that pushes the boundaries of justice to bring order back to Guardian City.

One of a few organized crime bosses: Soomo
One of a few organized crime bosses: Soomo

If vigilantes and serial killers weren't enough to keep the GCPD busy, Soomo and the other crime bosses surely do their part terrorizing the five islands that make up Guardian City.  Organized crime has made it's way into political pockets and keep the crimes bosses known as the "Network" in business.  Will the GCPD be enough to bring this powerful corruption down?

Guardian City Saint - Short Story Page
Guardian City Saint - Short Story Page

The Guardian City Saint Short story will be colored by the talented Vanity Diaz (@vlld.studios)

IMAGES AND SKETCHES

Guardian City Saint - Colors
Guardian City Saint - Colors

VIDEO INTERVIEW ABOUT GUARDIAN CITY SAINT - (courtesy of Up your Geek)

Check out my video interview (if you have 23 minutes to kill) by the people at Up Your Geek at the New Jersey Comic Expo at the end of 2017. 

SO, WHY DO I NEED YOUR SUPPORT?

The character bios are complete and the short story is scripted. The short story pages are underway and the next process will be coloring, reviewing, and get ready to send to print.

Essentially this campaign is to raise funds to pay for print runs (copies of book), colorist, variant artists, and posters. If the project reaches the goal and exceeds it, there are special rewards that all supports will receive. For example, if the initial goal for $3,000 is met, everyone will receive an official Guardian City Saint sticker in their packages. The more funds raised, the more awesome the reward :)

I’ll keep everyone regularly informed as to progress and provide additional pics of the book.

PROJECT UPDATES 

Aside from keeping everyone updated here, I'll be looking to keep everyone up to date with what I'm doing via http://www.angelcomicart.com

Risks and challenges

Any project faces a number of risks and challenges to reach a finished product. I understand the faith that backers will have shown in this project and will be fully committed to bringing the Guardian City Saint Sourcebook to life within the projected timeframe.

I am very much looking forward to taking on the challenge of bringing this project to life by March of 2018 and into your homes as early as April 2018.

In the unlikely event of delays I'll keep all backers and interested parties updated, both here, on my website and via social media. I strongly believe that good, honest communication is the best approach in business and hope that this transmits the level of commitment I have to making this project happen.

Without potential (and more importantly, actual) investors this dream simply wouldn’t occur in the timeframe defined. This is a symbiotic journey of creation. My vision and time invested is only part of the elements for success, YOU are an important part in making this happen. I sincerely hope you'll join me in this endeavor.

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    Saints and Sinners III

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    Saints and Sinners IV

    At the Saint and Sinner III level, in addition to your signed poster, you will receive a SIGNED copy of the Guardian City Saint comic book, a SIGNED copy of the Saint and Sinner Variant Covers, 2 additional variants covers from artists, Adam Cozart and Jason DeLaurentis, a Guardian Saint t-shirt, a Guardian City Saint coffee mug, and an original 9x12 sketch (limited to 10 supporters)

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    Guardian Cameo

    The Guardian Cameo level is an ultimate fan pack. Your likeness will become a cameo (issue number 1) character in the Guardian City Saint comic book. Plus you get a 9x12 sketch of your character and a copy of the Guardian City Saint Source Book.

    There is only 3 of these supporter packs!

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    Saints and Sinners V

    At the Saint and Sinner III level, in addition to your signed poster, you will receive a SIGNED copy of the Guardian City Saint comic book, a SIGNED copy of the Saint and Sinner Variant Covers, 2 additional variants covers from artists, ,Adam Cozart and Jason DeLaurentis, a Guardian Saint t-shirt, a Guardian City Saint coffee mug, and an original piece of art from Guardian City Saint book (limited to 5 supporters)

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    The Source

    The Source level is the ultimate fan pack. Along with everything from the Saints and Sinners V pack, you will become a character in the Guardian City Saint comic book.

    That's right, you get to choose your characters real name (if you don't want to use yours) and whether you want them to be a hero, villain, or be surprised :)

    There is only ONE of these supporters packs!

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