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Beautiful Hardcover Editions of 'New Brighton Archeological Society' to raise funds to print 'Gladstone's School for World Conquerors'
Beautiful Hardcover Editions of 'New Brighton Archeological Society' to raise funds to print 'Gladstone's School for World Conquerors'
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'The New Brighton Archeological Society' is the critically acclaimed all ages graphic novel illustrated by Matthew Weldon and written by Mark Smith.

OWN TWO BEAUTIFUL HARDCOVER BOOKS FOR $25.00

 

We're raising funds by offering printed Hardcover copies of 'New Brighton Archeological Society' books 1 & 2 to print 'Gladstone's School for World Conquerors'. 

READ BOOK 1 'THE CASTLE OF GALOMAR' HERE FOR FREE: 

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READ BOOK 2 'THE SWORD OF AZURE' HERE FOR FREE: 

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'New Brighton Archeological Society' is graphic novel with an innate child-like sense of adventure, wonder and humor. Smith incorporates fire-breathing dragons, talking slugs, old-style puppet shows, swarthy eye patches, crossbows and dashing sword fights where the bad guy gets tied up as if in an old western movie. There’s no blood and gore in these books, only Matthew Weldon’s sumptuously colored illustrations which transport the reader to fantasy locales.

Book One, The Castle of Galomar, follows Cooper, Benny, Becca, Jossie and a butterscotch-loving goblin named Mitch through the forest and into the bowels of Galomar’s castle. Book Two, 'The Sword of Azure', includes an epic zeppelin dogfight. Fairies, goblins and magic abound. These books are thrilling for young readers and adults alike. Come capture a bit of your own childhood on this wild ride with the 'New Brighton Archeological Society'.

Fantasy-Action-Adventure Novels meets the fun of classic Chris Claremont X-Men comics

New Brighton Archeological Society Book 2 Cover.
New Brighton Archeological Society Book 2 Cover.
 

'NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY BOOKS' 1 & 2 ARE PRINTED AND IN AMAZON INVENTORY FOR SHIPPING

We're being very transparent that these books ARE PRINTED AND SHIPPING THROUGH AMAZON FULFILLMENT

This means after the Kickstarter you should receive your books in about a week if you live in the U.S.A.

Printed Hardcovers!!! Get your Printed Hardcovers!!!
Printed Hardcovers!!! Get your Printed Hardcovers!!!

What is this Kickstarting? This is a Kickstarter to recoup of printing costs for Hardcover Editions of New Brighton Archeological Society Books 1 & 2. 

The money recouped will go towards printing of Hardcover editions for Gladstone's School for World Conquerors.  $4,000 is our low goal to print the first book.  With this goal I still need to chip in and help fund printing. $8,000 is the secondary goal for printing Gladstone's book 1 to have enough money after Kickstarter fees and shipping. 

If we reach a higher goal of $16,000 we can print Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Book 2 in addition to book 1. (Gladstone's Book 3 is also finished but we'd have to raise a lot to print all 3 at once and better to take smaller steps.)

IN SHORT: The print copies of New Brighton Archeological Society Books 1 & 2 are Kickstarting the printing of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Book 1 in Hardcover format.  If we reach $16,000 we can print book 2.  If not, it's not the end of the world; that's a Kickstarter for another day. 

THE PRINTED BOOKS:

Own them today!!!
Own them today!!!
Pick up New Brighton Archeological Society Hardcovers  and join the adventure!!!
Pick up New Brighton Archeological Society Hardcovers and join the adventure!!!

See what people are saying about "New Brighton Archeological Society"!!!

"NBAS is such a great book - it appeals to a really wide audience. And unlike some comic books targeted at kids, it doesn’t treat kids as fragile or unintelligent. All the main characters in New Brighton Archeological Society are very young, but also very capable." Geek Dad Blog

"It's great for younger comics fans looking for heroes who aren't wearing spandex. He also tosses in enough fantasy elements, including dragons, goblins, a giant frog and a magical slug, to pique the imagination." -Washington Post

"The New Brighton Archeological Society by Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon is one of the very best all ages graphic novels in years. It proves that there can be an outlet to introduce kids to the world of picture-based story telling without pandering to them or horrifying their innocent sensibilities." Boing Boing

"Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon have all the ingredients for success in "New Brighton": a spunky group of kids with lots of free time, a wild world ripe for exploration, fantastic creatures culled from various faerie tales, and dangers that manage to be scary without being truly terrifying. It's the sort of book we're quite certain we'd love when we were little, but get a kick out of reading now, too." Rick Marshall of MTV'S SPLASH PAGE

"I want to live in the world Smith writes. He’s also got a fantastic imagination and has created a fun world full of good goblins, evil faeries, man-eating house cats, evil treasure-hunters, sprawling mansions, enchanted estates, horrible monsters, secret rooms, and hidden libraries full of forbidden knowledge. And it’s up to four pre-adolescent kids to navigate their way safely through all of it in order to preserve their families’ legacies." Robot 6 @Comic Book Resources

2 Signed and Sketched Hardcovers by Matthew Weldon at the $60 Level!!!
2 Signed and Sketched Hardcovers by Matthew Weldon at the $60 Level!!!
2 Signed and Sketched Hardcovers by Matthew Weldon at the $60 Level!!!
2 Signed and Sketched Hardcovers by Matthew Weldon at the $60 Level!!!
Pages from New Brighton Archeological Society Book 2
Pages from New Brighton Archeological Society Book 2
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Double Splash Page

More gorgeous New Brighton Archeological Society Book 2 Art:

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Own them today!!!

Please take a moment to share 'New Brighton Archeological Society' with your friends on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the 'Like' & 'Tweet' buttons above.

By sharing 'New Brighton' you're helping us to educate the public about the project and helping us to get one step closer to our quest of 'world domination.'

'New Brighton Archeoloigcal Society' TM & (C) Matthew Weldon & Mark Smith.

Risks and challenges

New Brighton is printed, in Amazon's inventory, and we know the prices for shipping. Money raised on this Kickstarter will fund the printing for a new series of books. Rewards are quickly deliverable and do not have to be made.

We did a Kickstarter for New Brighton a few years ago, and Image Comics dropped out as the publisher. We also made the mistake of Kickstarting when there were only 40 black and white completed pages of art and the book was far from completed.

We printed the books ourselves out of our own pockets and honored every commitment.

We upgraded the books to the nice Hardcover format and delivered all books to those who responded to an update of address, and shipped to the previous address of the original backers.

Basically, they got a much nicer book as a thank you for the delay and waiting. It's now a personal mission to Kickstart faster and smarter with completed projects.

As of now with the books printed, this is a zero risk Kickstarter.

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    NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 1 & 2 HARDCOVERS starting at $12 and up. *The $12 is the cost of printing both books and $5.00 for shipping in the US. Recommended pledge for both books is $25. US ONLY.

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    2 Sets of New Brighton Archeological Society Books 1 & 2. One set for your classy library. The other set to give to your kids to read even if they chew them up and slobber on them you'll be covered with a backup set of books.

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