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An Art Book of Myths and Legends from around the World -Illustrated by Leading Fantasy Concept Artists!
An Art Book of Myths and Legends from around the World -Illustrated by Leading Fantasy Concept Artists!
An Art Book of Myths and Legends from around the World -Illustrated by Leading Fantasy Concept Artists!
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This is just the beginning! Game-O-Gami's next project, for IMMORTAL, a strategy board game of warring mythologies, launches on Kickstarter on May 26th. Join the next step of our Immortal journey! 

The Book

Immortal - An Art Book of Myths and Legends from around the World - is a book project featuring full-page illustrations of mythological gods, heroes, and monsters from various world cultures. This artwork is being created by talented and trending fantasy concept artists, including Xia Taptara, Monika Palosz, Kian Ng, Grant Griffard, Milek Jakubiec, and David Sanhueza. Accompanying these breath-taking illustrations are the myths which inspired them, interpreted and written by David Sanhueza. 

The goal of the art direction for Immortal is to combine high fantasy concepts with an impressionistic style, based on loose brushstrokes and moody, realistic light and colors. Kind of like a mix between the styles of the late masters Frank Frazetta and John Singer Sargent. The ancient myths that this book has drawn inspiration from are often dark and dangerous... and so the artwork has been created to capture that dark and dangerous atmosphere. 

We are really excited to share this project with other mythology buffs and lovers of great artwork! By pledging your support, you can make this unique book a reality. You can help us share this amazing project with an even wider audience, through word of mouth, and by sharing our updates on Facebook: 


Here is what you will find inside the book... 

The gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus were known to be vain, jealous, powerful beings, who often meddled in the affairs of mortals. Brave heroes defied the gods, earning their own immortality by slaying deadly monsters and overcoming other fantastic challenges. We are including many of the iconic characters from Greek mythology in this book, including Athena, Ares, Zeus, Medusa, and more. 

Native American myths and legends are often characterized by a respect, fear, and love for all living things, as parts of a connected whole. Humankind and animals take part in these stories side by side, as creators, tricksters, shapeshifters, and culture heroes. The legends of many Native American peoples will be represented here, including the Kachinas, Uktena, Thunderbird, Wendigo, and more. 

Japanese Mythology represents a unique blend of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs. Gods, spirits, and demons known collectively as "kami" maintained the world in a perfect balance of order and chaos. The children and grand-children of the kami eventually intermingled with humanity, passing on their bloodline and divine sovereignty to Japan's imperial dynasty. The many fascinating myths collected in this book will include Izanami, Kitsune, Amaterasu, Raijin & Fujin, and more. 

Norse mythology is known for complex, epic stories, which span past, present, and future. Just as the viking warriors of Scandinavia dreamed of dying heroic deaths, so were their gods destined for the same fate: to perish in the final battle of Ragnarok. You will find many of these mighty legends here, including Thor, Fenrir, Loki, Sif, and more! 

Artist Bios allow you to get to know us, the creators, a little better. Read about what inspires us, how we got to where we are today in our careers, and where we're going next!

Immortal is being created with exceptional care. With your help, we will be able to pack this book with even more content, bringing these myths and legends to life as never seen before! 


Here Are Your Rewards...

This is the standard edition of Immortal - An Art Book of Myths and Legends from around the World. Backers who pledge at the $25 level will receive an 8.5 x 11 inch book, perfect-bound with a glossy softcover.
If you would like to order multiple copies of the book, please add:    

  • $22 to your pledge for each extra copy, for U.S. backers. 
  • $25 to your pledge for each extra copy, for International Backers. 

If you increase your pledge to get multiple copies of the book, PLEASE send us a quick message, to let us know:  How much money you have added to your pledge, and which country they will be shipping to. Thank you! 

Backers who pledge at the $40 or $75 level will receive this Deluxe Edition of Immortal - An Art Book of Myths and Legends from around the World. The Deluxe Edition includes everything from the standard edition, plus 20 more illustrated myths, and interviews with the artists.

In addition, stretch goals will unlock the mythologies of even more cultures, including the ancient Egyptians, Celts, and more. The gods, heroes, and monsters of these unlocked mythologies will be added to this Deluxe Edition. This means that the bigger we fund, the bigger the book becomes!  

Every copy of the Deluxe Edition will be personally numbered and signed by the author, David Sanhueza, and will include a dedication chosen by you. Every backer who pledges at this level will also have their name added to the "Special Thank You" section of both editions of the book.

If you would like to order multiple copies of the signed and dedicated Deluxe Edition book, please add: 

  • $35 to your pledge for each extra copy, for U.S. backers. 
  • $45 to your pledge for each extra copy, for International Backers.  

If you increase your pledge to get multiple copies of the book, PLEASE send us a quick message, to let us know: How much money you have added to your pledge, and which country they will be shipping to. Thank you! 

The digital books are an affordable and green way for you to support this project, learn about the fascinating mythologies of various world cultures, and obtain all of this amazing artwork. Every pledge level for physical rewards will also include a digital copy of the corresponding book.

Shipping  

Shipping and handling is already included in the pledge levels for U.S. backers. Shipping is also free for our European Union backers at the $25 (standard edition) pledge level. For our international friends (including our neighbors in the great wide north) there will be an additional shipping cost based on your destination, which will be applied when you make your pledge. 

Show Me The Money  

The money you pledge to this project will be used to pay for the following: 

  • Production of the remaining illustrations 
  • Writing the myths for the remaining characters 
  • Setup and proofing fees for the printer 
  • Printing of the books 
  • Shipping all rewards to our backers
Successfully reaching our funding goal will make Immortal a reality. Any extra funding will be poured back into the project, making the Deluxe Edition bigger and better!

David Sanhueza is a veteran of the computer game industry, having worked as a professional animator, artist, and designer since the late 90’s. David’s big dream project is Game-O-Gami, his independent game development and publishing studio. He is the creator of the critically-acclaimed Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! card game, and the upcoming Immortal strategy game. In addition to making games and artwork, David enjoys finding ways to give back to his community... wherever that may be at the time. An American citizen, he has had the honor of living, studying, volunteering, and teaching in several other countries, including Chile, Brazil, India, Germany, and Japan. 

Xia Taptara is a freelance concept artist and illustrator. He worked for eight years at ArenaNet / NcSoft (GuildWars & GuildWars 2) as a character artist, creating both concept and 3D artwork. Xia has created various illustrations and concepts for many other game developers, including Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, Disney Interactive, and more. He is also well known for his painting tutorials on idrawgirls.com.

Monika Palosz, widely known as "saharaam," is a concept artist from Poland with a soft spot for llamas, crazy stories and all things creative. She specializes in bringing ideas to life. Monika has worked on various projects as a freelance artist and illustrator, as well as a concept artist at Artifex Mundi, Platige Image, and Sixmorevodka.

Kian Ng is an artist from Malaysia, whose career has taken him through multiple creative industries including publishing, video production, and game development. His role has grown across the years from a pencil pusher to a manager and mentor. Kian has created art for numerous video games and tabletop games, including End of Nations, Universe at War, Mytheon, Halo Tournament, Call of Duty Ghosts, Golem Arcana, Mechwarrior, Mage Knight, the Heroclix series, Pirates of the Spanish Main, and many more. Apart from work, Kian has been invited to various studios and art colleges to share his vast experience with aspiring artists.

Grant Griffard is a traditional and digital character artist, and real life barbarian warrior. His specialties include 3D creature and character design, concept art, illustration, and digital sculpting. Grant has worked as an artist on various games, including Battle for Graxia, Guardians of Graxia, and Mytheon.

Milek Jakubiec is a mostly self-taught illustrator who has spent the bulk of his career in the field of historical illustration, but has always felt and followed the urge to explore a variety of subjects in his work. Among other projects, he has created artwork for the Rome: Total War computer game series. In his free time, Milek enjoys travelling, reading, playing video games, and nursing his fragile ego by writing bios of himself in the third person...

Thank You!  

Thank you for taking the time to look at our Kickstarter project. If you choose to support our hard work, we promise to deliver final products that we can all be proud to be a part of.
Telling your friends about us is another incredibly helpful way you can contribute to this project's success. Every backer counts!  

If you would like to find out more about Game-O-Gami, and the other exciting projects we're creating, please visit:

Game-O-Gami - Making Games with Character
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Risks and challenges

This is the third Kickstarter project that Game-O-Gami has been involved in. Our past projects include the hit family card game "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!", and the "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! - Art and Coloring Books."

Roughly 2/3rds of the artwork (not including stretch goals) for Immortal has already been completed. We will start creating the remaining artwork soon after this funding campaign ends, including any artwork unlocked by stretch goals. A significant time buffer has been built into the project delivery estimate, to give us the proper time to finish all the artwork.

From our previous book-making experience, we know what to expect from turn-around times for file submission and print proofing, and how long the printing and delivery of the books should take. Based on this past experience, and the plan that has been put into place, we are confident that we can finish this project and deliver all rewards to you by our November deadline.

However, should any unforeseen events cause a delay in our production schedule, we promise to tell you about it. We will let you know what is happening, what we are doing to resolve the issue, and how much of a delay you can expect. We're in this together, and want you to know that you can count on us as much as we're counting on you. Thank you very much!

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