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The Diamond Star #1 - An all-ages series from Troy Vevasis, Alethea Faye Van Holland & Nikki Sherman @ Tenacious Comics' Lil TC imprint
The Diamond Star #1 - An all-ages series from Troy Vevasis, Alethea Faye Van Holland & Nikki Sherman @ Tenacious Comics' Lil TC imprint
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THE DIAMOND STAR takes place in a fantasy world. The story follows a woman named Irena on her journey to save her uncle’s life. Her uncle oversees the skies. If he dies, their world will crumble. Irena’s father created a Diamond Star from his life force to save her uncle. Irena will meet many friends and foes on her journey to save her uncle.

Published by Tenacious Comics, THE DIAMOND STAR is the first of planned titles for their Lil TC imprint, an all-ages line focused on kid-friendly stories with beautiful visuals, characters you'll fall in love with, and inspiring messages throughout each issue.

Meet the Creators of THE DIAMOND STAR:

Writer - Troy Vevasis  

Troy Vevasis is a comic book creator and writer. He is the writer of Vincent Price Presents: In The Shadows #1 published by Storm Comics. Troy is also the creator and writer of Mr. Crypt published by Alterna Comics! Troy has self-published seven full comics and three mini comics to-date. He has also been included in the following anthologies: Indie Comics Magazine #9 and #10, Oh, Comics! #23 and #24, The Gatekeeper Files, Uncanny Adventures Duo #2, WitchWorks #2-5, Blokes Terrible Tomb Of Terror Magazine #13, Hallowscream #7 and #8, Megabook M4, Santa's Favorite Tales, Red King Presents #2 and #3, ThrillVault #1, and Chronicles of Terror #1-3.  

"The Diamond Star #1 packs a complete story without getting bogged down by exposition. A positive message about self-improvement and a strong father-daughter team." - Rachel Bellwoar

Artist - Alethea Van Holland  

Alethea Van Holland is an artist from Oregon, currently living in Alaska. She is the artist/creator to Moonlit Dawn: A Mythical Tale published by Insane Comics, LLC. Alethea has collaborated with several writers on horror anthologies. She has also contributed artwork to various websites, book covers, and indie films. She spends her free time working on her webcomic "Between the Realms." Alethea is the current artist to Tenacious Comics series The Diamond Star.  

"Alethea Van Holland's art is a pleasure to read, it captures the moving spirit of the story, an adventure quest that tests the hero, with subtle detail and wonderful expressiveness." - Conor Carton

Artist - Nikki Sherman  

Nikki Sherman is a letterer/writer/artist hybrid monster who lurks in California. When not doodling and writing, she writes for Comicosity or can be found playing with action figures. Her lettering work and short stories has been featured in numerous anthologies and full-length issues. You can follow her ramblings and comic book enthusiasm on Twitter @fivexxfive or check out samples of her work at http://nikkisherman.tumblr.com/.

"Nikki Sherman's letters  are quiet, they flow naturally within the panels, delivering information without ever being obvious, a significant achievement." - Conor Carton

 

 

 

 

What People Are Saying About
THE DIAMOND STAR #1

"This comic is filled with colorful scenes of action and bizarre characters all rolled up in moral anecdotes set in a fantasy world!" - Almost Normal Comics

"Very engaging and enjoyable story about a young woman who completes a dangerous journey and realises that it is really the first step in a greater journey." - Conor Carton, Dancing with Skeletons

"...Irena’s powers aren’t set in stone, they’re used for reform, not punishment, and trace directly back to her father’s hold over nature. Calling vines up from the ground to hold her enemies still, their release is dependent on their willingness to rethink their actions and feel remorse. For an all-ages audience, that’s a powerful message and one that doesn’t inflict pain, but teaches." - Rachel Bellwoar, ThatsNotCurrent.com

Newly Added 4/26: 

You can now add pins and a bookmark to your order! These items created by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland are exclusive to this Kickstarter! Featuring our lead hero Irena and he newfound friend Ikop, these are fun additions for you to get your Diamond Star on!

Bookmark featuring Irena
Bookmark featuring Irena

 

Newly Added 5/2:

Here's the Kickstarter Exclusive! Created by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland, this beautiful image will be adorned as the 12"x18" poster as well as the 6"x8" print!

 

Add-Ons & Stretch Goals Coming Soon!

Watch for some fun add-ons, including buttons, stickers, and bookmarks. Plus a never-before-seen Kickstarter Exclusive!

Risks and challenges

Most books have some risks in being completed. However, with The Diamond Star #1, all aspects of production are done except the print run. Our only challenge is deciding how many copies to print. That is where you come in! A successfully funded campaign will help us get the book in the hands of the public.

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    The Diamond Star Bookmark

    The perfect compliment to The Diamond Star #1! Created by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland, this place-saver featuring Irena is an exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign!

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    The Digital Deluxe

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    The Diamond Star #1 Button/Pin Set

    The perfect compliment to The Diamond Star #1! Created by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland, these buttons/pins featuring Irena and Ikop are an exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign! Now you can wear your favorite characters proudly and show the love for The Diamond Star!

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    The Tenacious #1s Digital Pack

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    Backer will also receive a digital copy of WORST DAY EVER #1, RAPID EYE #1, and HYBRIDS: THE SONS OF GODS #1!

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    The Physical Diamond - SIGNED

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    A4 Print + Physical Copy

    Backer will receive an A4 print of the cover for THE DIAMOND STAR #1.

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    Poster Package

    Backer will receive a 12"x18" poster of THE DIAMOND STAR featuring the art of Alethea Faye Van Holland!

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    The Tenacious #1s Physical Pack

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    The Signed Script + The Book

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    Backer will also receive a signed copy of the script for THE DIAMOND STAR #1 by creator Troy Vevasis!

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    The Star Package

    Backer will receive a never-before-seen 6"x8" print by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland, featuring the lead in the story Irena! A Kickstarter Exclusive!

    Backer will also receive The Digital Diamond and The Diamond Star #1 Button/Pin Set rewards!

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    Poster and Print and Pins...Oh my!

    Backer will receive a 12"x18" poster of THE DIAMOND STAR featuring the art of Alethea Faye Van Holland!

    Backer will receive a never-before-seen 6"x8" print by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland, featuring the lead in the story Irena! A Kickstarter Exclusive!

    Backer will also receive The Digital Diamond and The Diamond Star #1 Button/Pin Set rewards!

    Backer will also receive a physical print copy of THE DIAMOND STAR #1, their name included in the List of Thank You's in the back of the book, and a digital Wallpaper for your computer!

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    The Diamond Dream

    Backer will receive an original 11"x17" sketch by series artist Alethea Faye Van Holland! Featuring the lead in the story Irena, this limited and signed sketch can be personalized to you or your child(ren)!

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