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Do you love Dragons, Creatures, Magic, Dreams and Fantasy? Luminous Ages is the fantasy comic book and art book for you!
Do you love Dragons, Creatures, Magic, Dreams and Fantasy? Luminous Ages is the fantasy comic book and art book for you!
88 backers pledged AU$ 4,503 to help bring this project to life.

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Luminous Ages is a fantasy comic created by Anthony Christou; Australian illustrator, writer and comic book artist. The comic and art books are independently funded, your support is needed to get them printed. If you love dragons, creatures, and epic fantasy landscapes, Luminous Ages comic book and the artworks are for you.

WE HAVE HIT OUR TARGET!! - Thank you for getting us to this goal - now we can print both books, art prints and ship them!

We have hit the first  Stretch Goal
$2,500 1st Goal-
For getting to this goal I am going to give every physical rewards package a free collectible card from Luminous Ages BETA Trading Card Game. Everyone gets a random card!

Trading Card Game for Luminous Ages
Trading Card Game for Luminous Ages

We have hit this! $3,000 2nd Stretch Goal - WOW - THANK YOU!! For helping us reach this stretch goal we will post out all backers a digital pack of downloads. This will include four tutorial videos on digital painting. I will also include two bonus signed postcard for all physical reward supporters.

We have hit this! $3,500 3rd Stretch Goal - AGAIN- THANK YOU!!
I am so grateful!To show my appreciation I shall give all physical packages 1 bonus exclusive A4 print. I will create a sketch token dragon card hand drawn for all print tiers in a plastic sleeve!
I will also unlock a digital copy of the Preview Issue of Luminous Ages for all to download. You will also receive a Luminous Ages trading card which is usable for the game in the future, bringing it to two cards.

We hit this! Simply because the world has amazing people! Thank you all so much. $4,000 - WOW! This dragon project has grown into a Titan Dragon!
So to reward you, you shall get a Big Book! Ok well I have so many illustrations and a great amount of writing done. I am going to increase the Artbook from 20 page saddle stitched to a 40 page art book. I will also credit all backers on the inside cover of the Artbook. We shall also use the funds to start on Issue two of Luminous Ages and commit to a second issue to be released on Kickstarter in 2016. I will also give a bonus trading card from Luminous Ages bringing it to three cards.
(The 40 page book is the dream we have it all completed ready to go)

Token Cards
Token Cards

Luminous Ages #1
Luminous Ages #1 is a 24-page full colour American sized comic. The inside pages are 115gsm and the cover is a lovely gloss 250gsm paper. We are printing 1000 limited edition copies only.

"There is so much to admire and look at, that just one read is not enough. Upon each review of issue #1 there is so much to discover within the pages, art that speaks so strongly that it needs to be gazed upon" Marcey Papandrea - Supermarcey.com

Luminous Ages #1 Cover
Luminous Ages #1 Cover

The Artbook of Luminous Ages:

The art of Luminous Ages is a 20 page 130gsm full colour Artbook, with a 250 gsm gloss cover. We are only printing 400 limited edition copies. It also contains extra background story on characters and the universe.

Cover for the Artbook of Luminous Ages
Cover for the Artbook of Luminous Ages

Welcome to the Fantasy world of Luminous Ages

Luminous Ages is a universe of fantasy, dreams and magic, which starts at the dawn of the first dream. Thirteen god-like beings & dragons are formed with the power to manifest dreams into reality with Captuveri, Chosen and Luminary magic. Six races of creatures are also granted the power to control dreams. They are the humans, dragons, titans, angels, demons and beasts. Alliances of good and evil are struck and the battles between the Mare and Tranquil realms have begun!

The adventure begins with a young farm boy, Thrakos, going through a painful transformation to become a Mage of the Mark. Is he a Captuveri, Luminary or Chosen mage? What secret has his father been hiding from him? Why are dragons hunting him down in the dreamworld ‘Oniro’? Why is the legend of Silva the Grey connected to him? His fate hangs in the balance between reality and dreams - will he live?

Silva the Grey and Aeros the Dragon
Silva the Grey and Aeros the Dragon

If you’re a lover of dragons, fantasy, and mythology this comic and art is for you. The art and story is inspired by ‘The NeverEnding Story’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Avatar’. It draws inspiration from the aesthetics and myths of ancient Greece, Egypt, Sumer, Africa, India and China.

The comic has a message of multiculturalism, environmentalism and equality.

Endangered Golden dragon hunted by a Nightmate Mage (Poacher
Endangered Golden dragon hunted by a Nightmate Mage (Poacher

Limited Edition Prints with Books
As a bonus, I am giving away up to three limited edition art prints that are signed and numbered, never to be printed again once we sell 400.

These are the three limited edition prints:

Limited Edition Prints
Limited Edition Prints

The work I have created, so far, has been due to support from fans all over the world and from different conventions. I am truly grateful for every person that makes my journey possible.

Where will the funds go?
Kickstarter fees, printing, postage and paying me for all my time on the project as I have invested my time and energy into this baby dragon.

For those who have continued to support me and to all my new fans and supporters, "May the light of the Luminary guide you, and the power of the Captuveri captivate you". Thank you for supporting, I am very grateful!

Dreamscape Islands (Mystery City in Luminous Ages)
Dreamscape Islands (Mystery City in Luminous Ages)


An example of the commission at the  $55 Dragon Portrait Pack

Dragon Portrait
Dragon Portrait


An example of the Digtial Commission for the ULTIMATE CAPTUVERI/LUMINARY DRAGON PACK!

Titan Dragon from Luminous Ages
Titan Dragon from Luminous Ages

If you would like to get even more bonuses art and more pages of the comic you can also subscribe to my patreon. I have monthly art topics tutorial videos and other bonuses. If you back me on kickstarter and patreon I give bonus rewards also. www.patreon.com/anthonychristou

Patreon
Patreon

Risks and challenges

There are no risks or challenges forseen in completing this project.

I have produced both Artbooks and comic books before and have two reliable printers on board who I can count upon.

I am an accountable artist and have been delivering art to clients and fans across the world and at comic conventions. You can check my website and see that I have been accountable and reliable. My pledge is that I will not let you down! Look at my website to see the conventions and business partners I have: www.achristouillustration.com

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    CITY OF KIRIA PACK: A PDF of Luminous Ages #1 and Luminous Ages Artbook.

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    Pledge AU$ 12 or more About $9

    WORLD OF EKRATORIA PACK: Printed Luminous Ages #1, 2 x A4 Luminous Ages prints and both e-books. All prints and comics are limited edition, signed and numbered.

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $18

    ARTBOOK! DRAGON GOD UNIVERSE PACK: Printed Luminous Ages #1 and art book, 3 x A4 Luminous Ages prints (including a kickstarter exclusive) and both e-books. All prints and comics are limited edition, signed and numbered.

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    Pledge AU$ 55 or more About $39

    DRAGON PORTRAIT PACK: An A4 traditional pen and pencil dragon portrait, Luminous Ages #1 and art book, 3 x A4 Luminous Ages prints (including a kickstarter exclusive) and both e-books. All prints and comics are limited edition, signed and numbered.

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    Pledge AU$ 110 or more About $79

    Dragon Canvas Print Bundle!
    - 45cm wide archival canvas print of one of my dragons with certificate of authenticity
    - A4 traditional pen and pencil dragon portrait - Luminous Ages #1
    - Luminous Ages art book
    - 3 x A4 Luminous Ages prints (including a kickstarter exclusive) and both ebooks.

    All prints and comics are limited edition, signed and numbered.

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    Pledge AU$ 225 or more About $161

    DRAGON ULTIMATE MERCHANDISE BUNDLE!
    -$75USD Society Six Voucher for t-shirts
    -$40 Premium Gaming mat of your choice
    -$90 Archival Canvas Print of your choice
    (You can opt to have 2 gaming mats or 2 canvas prints if you do not want one of each)

    You also get the previous rewards:
    - Luminous Ages #1 Comic
    - Luminous Ages Artbook
    - 3 x A4 Luminous Ages prints (including a kickstarter exclusive) and both ebooks.

    All prints and comics are limited edition, signed and numbered.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $716

    ULTIMATE CAPTUVERI/LUMINARY DRAGON PACK: I will create a digital painting of a dragon for you. Your dragon will feature in future issues of the comic as a concept art page. It will also feature in the existing art book. I will also credit you. Pick a colour, size, type, element or material you would like a dragon to be and I will create it for you. You will also receive a 70cm-wide archival canvas print.
    Extra rewards:
    - A4 traditional pen and pencil dragon portrait - Luminous Ages #1
    - Luminous Ages art book
    - 3 x A4 Luminous Ages prints (including a kickstarter exclusive) and both ebooks.

    All prints and comics are limited edition, signed and numbered.

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Funding period

- (30 days)