BREAKING NEWS, PART 2: You all have UNLOCKED Stretch goal #1! *ALL* digital or physical tiers will get what is included below (Click on the picture to be taken to Update #14 for more info):
....AAAAAAND we have also reached stretch goal #2:
BREAKING NEWS: Tales From Nocturnia Issue #1 has met the minimum funding goal on KICKSTARTER, meaning WE ARE FUNDED!
Thank you to everyone who has backed thus far, bringing our tale one step closer to existence in this physical realm! We are now to the fun part which is GIVING BACK to you the supporters that have brought us to this point, with some pretty awesome STRETCH GOALS! Stretch Goal #1 has already been UNLOCKED, and we'll have more info about Stretch Goal #2 soon!
If you are new to the Kingdom, do not fret. The #NocturalArmy can always use more worthy participants just like yourself! Read below and share in our journey!
A medieval kingdom in shambles. Its throne vacated through death and disappearance. Can those remaining reassemble the shattered pieces in time so they can fend off an impending attack from the forces of darkness?
TALES FROM NOCTURNIA will be an ongoing full color comic book mini-series created and written by Matt Knowles and Stephanie Cannon. Main artwork by Javi Laparra. This kickstarter is for the production, creation, and printing of Issue #1 in the three issue story arc, and all of its support (reward tier) merch. The issue is slated for 32 pages.
The trio has gained a reputation for putting out quality, compelling content (Their HEIRS OF ISILDUR series has released 10 self funded issues to date, and they will have another mini-series, THE ACCURSED, based on the 2 page short 'Hexed', that will be released on Alterna Comics in Q1 2020).
- Fans of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Knightfall, Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft and medieval fantasy.
- Supporters of HEIRS OF ISILDUR that want to see the universe expand! (This series spins off from Issue 6 of HEIRS...)
- If you like character driven stories that are designed in a way that you enjoy without fear of unneeded gratuity (remember, it IS medieval and there will be battles, so 'some' gratuity will happen of course), then this is for you!
Xarek, the top dignitary in the Kingdom of Nocturnia and best friend of King Lucien the Red, has been executed over an affair with Queen Gwyndolynna. The queen herself also perishes under mysterious circumstances at the execution (did she jump, fall, or was she pushed from her balcony?)
The King, in his grief, exits the kingdom gates on horseback, informing no one of his intentions or plans (unbeknownst to the citizenry of Nocturnia he ends up being taken by a mystical portal into the Heirs of Isildur storyline).
Nocturnia is left leaderless, rudderless, and with a power vacuum many are looking to fill or exploit. Those that are left: townspeople, soldiers, dignitaries, clergymen, even their executioner Benonoch, are left frantically trying to determine the best course of action to move forward in these troubling times.
They must hurry to figure out their path forward, as an invasion from the forces of darkness is all the rumor, and concern is reaching a fevered pitch inside the kingdom walls.
Will they be able to reassemble the remaining pieces in time? Or will the kingdom of Nocturnia crumble under the weight of calamity that was thrust upon them on their ill-fated 'execution day'?
Alongside TALES FROM NOCTURNIA Issue #1 - 'A Kingdom In Shambles', we are offering a hefty number of other collectible items (such as trading cards, buttons, pins, bookmarks, even replica Nocturnia coins!), as well as variant covers. You even have the ability to catch up on the parent series HEIRS OF ISILDUR if you so choose.
COVER ART :
Now feast your eyes on these COLLECTIBLES:
We know this is a full cast of brand new characters, so introductions and the understanding of how they all fit together is imperative. Here are some of those that will grace the pages:
INSYMMETRY CREATIONS, LLC is the moniker that content creators STEPHANIE CANNON and MATT KNOWLES collectively operate under. After combining their writing efforts into a single entity in 2018, the pair have designs on making their mark in as many ways as possible in the industry.
Here's how the roles and responsibilities shake out for this specific campaign:
As a musician, writer, and steampunk personality, Matt has dipped his toes into many different creative pools over the years. He is the writer, creator & musician behind HEIRS OF ISILDUR, the creator and co-writer of TALES FROM NOCTURNIA, and multiple other titles, including a mini-series based on the 'Hexed' 2 page short that will debut on Alterna Comics in 2020. He is gaining 'steam' in the steampunk, comic, and metal music communities.
If you've ever been to a convention and noticed the person with the brightest smile and aura in the room, you've probably seen Steph. Don't let her positivity and bubbly personality fool you however; one thing she is very serious about is her content creation.
Her very first story, the one page 'Boot Hill', was a finalist in the Ghost City Comics Competition for 2017. She has had multiple short stories included in anthologies, such as 'Bogey' (IF Anthology - Alterna Comics), 'Light Reflected' (CORPUS), and 'Hexed' (It Came Out on A Wednesday #1 - Alterna Comics) that is the basis for a mini-series being developed for Alterna Comics that will be debut in Q1 of 2020. She was also a story consultant for Luke Martinez' graphic novel 'The Ascendant'.
She has been involved with the Heirs of Isildur series as an editor and creative consultant since issue #5, and now gets to add co-writer to her list of credits with this offshoot of the series.
Steph is a steadfast supporter of indie creators on Kickstarter, supporting over 80 projects (cumulatively) over the years.
The talents of this Guatemalan artist are highly sought after as an Inker and Colorist. Luckily for the INSYMMETRY CREATIONS team, he is locked in to multiple series and stories on their docket, current and upcoming. His work with Steph Cannon on the one page 'Boot Hill' was the impetus for him becoming a full time member of the Heirs of Isildur / Tales from Nocturnia team.
His accolades include Heirs Of Isildur (2018-current), doing art for issues and music videos. He will be involved in the 2020 series for Alterna Comics based on the 2 page 'Hexed' short story. He has also done subcontracting coloring work (through Protobunker) for Marvel and DC titles such as: Old Man Logan, Deadpool: Assassin, Ironman, Action Avengers, and Supersons.
If you've gotten all the way to this point of our pitch, we hope that means you're interested in our fantastic medieval tale. We thank you for taking the time to read about our story, and we hope to hear your name decreed from the highest mountaintops as a supporter. The Kingdom of Nocturnia (and our campaign) needs YOUR backing!
Risks and challenges
Natural disaster, alien invasion, complete shut-down of the postal system, solar flare crippling the internet: These are the factors most likely to delay this project.
As a team, we have consistently shown that we can and will meet all deliverable dates put in front of us, as witnessed by HEIRS OF ISILDUR having released 10 self produced and funded issues to date, on a consistent bi-monthly schedule. The Heirs creative team (writers and artists) are the same team behind Tales from Nocturnia.
Of course, unforeseen circumstances could arise (someone could get hit by a bus, manufacturing issue, etc...). You should be able to confidently back and support this campaign with the belief and understanding that your rewards will be delivered in a timely fashion.
We are confident we will be shipping all rewards prior to the 'JULY 2019 estimated delivery' date.
- (30 days)