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An epic supernatural steampunk adventure written by Steven A. Hallberg with art by Alan A. Ventura and Bryan M. Revell.
An epic supernatural steampunk adventure written by Steven A. Hallberg with art by Alan A. Ventura and Bryan M. Revell.
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Children of Sin is a supernatural steampunk manga created by a dedicated team that needs your help to print the first issue!  Please share and help us make this a reality.  Thank you!

  

It is a time of darkness where clockwork powers the world. Evil permeates society causing great mayhem, and man's morals are questioned. Kain, tortured by his past sins, seeks to earn redemption by saving mankind. But can he, whom the gods no longer praise, redeem himself?  

The Seven Deadly Sins have taken corporeal form in our world: 

  • Pride is an orphan, who along with his brother, got adopted by a high class assassin.
  • Envy is a rich girl who was shipped off to dancing school.
  • Greed was a street urchin who had to become a thief to survive.
  • Wrath worked at a steel plant that made the cogs that turn the town.
  • Lust is a high class French stripper who seems to be in the wrong place at the right time.... all of the time.
  • Gluttony is a baker from the Netherlands who takes a bite out of his problems.
  • Sloth is an ex-opium addict and just so happens to be Greed's older sister.

Then there is Depression who has lived her whole life in a cemetery. 

Kain, the last piece of the puzzle, runs away after betraying his students. Now that he has escaped the Darkness' great hold on him, he looks to reverse all the evil that he and his followers have caused. Azrael, his mysterious butler and bodyguard, is put into his service to help control the chaos, but he has an agenda of his own.

 

Steven grew up as an only child in Colorado with his wild imagination to keep him company. His teachers would report that he was always in his own little world. At age 12, he drew his own comic book called The Adventures of Super Dog. He has always had a love for comics, anime and manga.  In fact, his dream of someday creating an anime, started after watching Princess Mononoke.

The inspiration for Children of Sin came after reading Dante's Inferno and Paradise Lost. Steven became fascinated in the mythology of sin, its origin and purpose. That, coupled with his interest in the style and culture of Steampunk, prompted him to create a futuristic, Victorian London setting for his characters to come to life. He hopes to enlighten and encourage people with his story of hope and redemption.

Bryan is an artist, writer and instructor from Hilo, Hawaii. He grew up loving art. After great personal tragedy, he decided to dedicate his life to it, producing his own graphic novel series, The Unseen. Bryan is also the co-owner of Enjoy Comics, Hilo's only comic book store and publisher of independent comics and graphic novels.

Alan A. Ventura, originally from The Big Island of Hawaii, relocated to many parts of the world which helped inspire and grow his artistic talent. He was introduced to anime and comics at a young age which became his hobby, then grew quickly to his passion.

After years of traveling, he has settled back on the Big Island of Hawaii with his growing family to become the co-owner of Pengin Manga and work towards publishing his latest projects.

Kyle Evans, Writing Assists
Lance Adcock, Animations
Genesis Maya, Lettering

 

Book 1 signed copies
Book 1 signed copies

 

Art & Prints
Art & Prints

 

 

 

T-shirt Available
T-shirt Available

 

TRADING CARDS:  THE SIN COLLECTION

For every $100 raised above our original goal, we will be adding one trading card to every reward that comes with a signed hard copy book.  Each sin will be featured, plus Depression, Azrael, and finally, Kain himself!

First sin - UNLOCKED! We were so excited about our campaign that we decided to unlock the first card early.  

Second sin unlocks at $1200
Third sin unlocks at $1300
Fourth sin unlocks at $1400
Fifth sin unlocks at $1500
Sixth sin unlocks at $1600
Seventh sin unlocks at $1700
Depression unlocks at $1800
Azrael unlocks at $1900
Kain unlocks at $2000

Once we reach $2000, we will add a Children of Sin statue to the Portrait Package!

TRADING CARDS:  THE DEMON COLLECTION

First demon unlocks at $2100
Second demon unlocks at $2200
Third demon unlocks at $2300
Fourth demon unlocks at $2400
Fifth demon unlocks at $2500
Sixth demon unlocks at $2600

Risks and challenges

We are experienced in book and merchandise production, and are prepared to send off rewards expediently. As we are still developing our crowdfunding strategy, our biggest challenge is getting funded so that we can bring this epic adventure into your hands. Our team will continue to research and expand our marketing to give ourselves the best chance at making this campaign a success!

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