Thank you to the amazing fans and friends of Luminous Ages for making dream magic possible, expect a wondrous book!
What would you do if you had the power to turn your wildest dreams into reality?
Welcome to a surreal world where dreams manifest into reality through dream magic. Thirteen Dragon Gods are fighting to control the dream plane and reality. The nightmare forces are rising and dream mages are fighting to survive. Join Thrakos and a cast of would be heroes as they adventure to discover their fates.There are three types of dream mages with unique abilities, these are the Captuveries, Luminaries and Chosen.
Why Luminous Ages is Important to me?
"I wanted to make a fantasy series that has wizards of many cultures and backgrounds with female and male character leads. The reason why I have female lead characters is my niece asked to have her own Amazon based on the Greek legends. Zara Artemis the Amazon and Lena of the light were created for my niece and all women. Don't worry we have the barbarian characters for the guys also.
Luminous Ages also has environmental messages with nature mages and an alliance of wizards, with a unique type of magic fighting to save their planet. This story expresses my passion for the genre of fantasy and mythology. I have created this series to give a new voice and vision to fantasy by representing different cultures. I have expressed environmental messages through this comic as it is a topic dear to my heart and my aim is to entertain and touch readers on a deep level with positive messages of hope.
This is my dream project as it has allowed me to explore my imagination with no limits and bring a different voice to the genre of fantasy"
New to the journey are a group of orphaned creatures, who call themselves a wolf pack. They join the Luminous Ages journey as defenders of the innocent, and nature.
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More? yes, there are more secret rewards which will be automatically applied to your tier as we unlock the following goals ↓
Special Mentions Music: Nathan Tam
Kickstarter Video: Christy Butt, Jacob Hodgman.
Anthony has achieved many goals in the realm of fantasy art and illustration. Including being in the recently successful Art Book: Tiny Dragons. Where Thrasys from Luminous Ages was selected to be included from among 2500+ entries.
Award winning art & published
Anthony has won multiple art awards with www.gnomonworkshop.com, cghub and conceptart.org.
Anthony has also been published in "ImagineFX", "How to draw dragons made easy" and on the video game "The Path of Exile". He has also created concept art for studios such as Disney and Wolf Creek Productions.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENT ANTHONY HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO IMAGINE FX AGAIN IN FX POSE FOR 2018!
Delivered and funded projects
I have created a total of four kickstarters for my art and the Luminous Ages series and they have all been over funded and completed. I have also delivered all products to my backers. The products have been well received by fans and customers internationally.
This will be my 5th Kickstarter in all, and 3rd Kickstarter for this comic book series. All of which have shipped on time to happy supporters.
I have run multiple successful campaigns. Kickstarter puts the power of publishing in my hands versus relying on publishers. Comics on kickstarter have the highest success rates with a 48% chance of being funded. I have really enjoyed being apart of the Kickstarter community and I look forward to serving existing and new fans again. I love the excitement that Kickstarter brings and to create exclusive rewards for backers. My first crowdfunding experience was over funding Luminous Ages Issue 1 on Kickstarter by 400%. I am truly grateful for this community and I look forward to how far we can go on this project.
Support from the Australian government
Luminous Ages the graphic novel has also been accepted into the Match LAB Creative Partnerships Australia grant program. So our funding will be matched up to the value of $10,000. These funds will be allocated towards art production, staff and print production.
"Working with Anthony in the creation of the images for both The Longest Halloween and Jack and the Giant Killers series has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Anthony’s passion for his craft and his ability to take your vision and transform it into a living and breathing tableau has been inspiring and wonderful. He is a consummate professional who respects your universes and extols true partnership". Frank Wood
I have been a collector, supporter and client of Anthony Christou’s Art, Comics and Illustration work for three years now. His service to his clients is impeccable. The attention to detail in his artworks and original style is what drew me to him. I particularly love his landscapes but he also is skiiled with character/creature illustration. I am super excited for the Luminous Ages Graphic Novel. I know there will be goodies I have not seen in it from comic conventions and I know he will deliver the products as he always has with his work for me and past kickstarters. I hope Luminous Ages the graphic novel gets the viral attention it deserves. Adrian Cartland, "Cartland Law".
"...that will make you want to say, “shut up and take my money”. I’ve read a few issues, and it has become one of my favorites instantly. I am so impressed with the concept and by far, these graphics and illustrations are insane."
"Somewhere between myth and legend lies the epic Luminous Ages. Reading this comic has been like taking a nostalgic journey through some of my favorite mythology, movies, books, and tv shows. With the turn of every page, you can sense the immense creativity and imagination that Christou has poured into every word and every bit of dialogue." Riley J. Pierce (Comics and Cashmere)
"Luminous Ages ... with powerful storytelling that has its roots in ancient mythology but evolves into something all its own. Anything that happens in the dream world of Oniro (which literally translates to “dream” in Greek) is mirrored in the tangible realm of Ekratoria, which was created when the tranquility of Oniro shattered into an era of gods and monsters fighting for dominance." Elizabeth Rayne (syfy.com)
"Writer and artist Anthony Christou continues to impress with this series, it stands out from the crowd and it is highly enjoyable. The artwork is just beautiful and it showcases the range of the artist but also the giant landscape of this story. Each character is wonderfully crafted, and brought to life through this beautiful art. A panel from any of these comic issues would make for a glorious framed piece of art, it really is that good and impressive". Super Marcey's Network
The best thing about the first two issues of the series so far, is that they are good ol’ fashioned hero stories, set in a new fantasy world that readers can get behind. It is clear that everything has been played out, and is slowly being built up over the forthcoming issues. With its unique illustrations, a fantasy world with no limits and characters harping back to that of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, Luminous Ages is fast becoming a must read comic series. Josh Sammons (A Place to Hang your Cape!)
- Script - DONE!
- Artwork - 75% complete
- Funds from Kickstarter and MATCH Lab arrive - 16th June
- Commissioners' Surveys sent - June 2018
- Ready for Print - Dec 2018
- Digital Rewards Sent - Dec 2018
- Sent to Printers - Dec 2018
- Products arrive here - Feb 2019
- Other surveys sent - Feb 2019
- Commissions Complete - March 2019
- Ship to Backers - March 2019
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is shipping the books I cannot do much to reduce the costs of shipping fees. The graphic novel weighs just under 1kg I have found a postal and distribution service which is more competitive for international orders, to save funds for backers.
I have a great team behind me and we are on track to complete the book on time. I have also sourced multiple suppliers across Asia and Australia to help with production and they have all printed for me before and have great reputations.
I have delivered products on all four of my past kickstarters to all my backers and have had all my packages arrive safely and in great condition. I cannot wait to get this book completed as it is the ending of a chapter for me and the continuation of the graphic novels for me.
Having the match funding from Creative Partnerships Australia will allow me to cover any unforeseen costs that may arise. It will also allow me to poor more time into making this project amazing and ensuring you get the best I can deliver.
Thank you to all who have backed the project and or shared it. I am incredibly grateful for all my backers and supporters. Your support goes a long way to ensure that I can make comics more sustain ably.
Every share, like and dollar counts and the community of fans and friends who help to make this happen are vital to this project.
- (35 days)