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A folktale about mythical guardian spirits comes to life for one little girl in unexpected ways in this all-ages fantasy comic series
A folktale about mythical guardian spirits comes to life for one little girl in unexpected ways in this all-ages fantasy comic series
A folktale about mythical guardian spirits comes to life for one little girl in unexpected ways in this all-ages fantasy comic series
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The Mannamong - Volume 1 (A Fantasy Comic Book Series)

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★STRETCH GOAL ADDED - $2500★

When I reach $2500 goal I will add 4 Mannamocks. 

What are Mannamocks you ask?

The Mannamocks is a fun idea I had of parodying my own work with some silliness and lighthearted humor to break from the core series at the end of the volume. Very brief, three-panel gag strips of scenes from Volume 1 fashioned in a silly manner just for laughs.

The Mannamong is a suspenseful story of a little girl dealing with a rogue spirit of fire who’s been tormenting her with intense fevers. Set in a fictional version of earth where the manamong are figures of legends, Kali Teal gets swept up in a surreal adventure plagued with unusual dreams, cryptic forces, and the struggles of living a healthy normal life all under the mannamong’s direct influence. All thanks to one infamous mannamong trying to use her to keep himself safe…

Read how Kali will overcome her sickening curse as she learns more about the mannamong tales in this beginning volume of an epic ongoing all-ages graphic novel series.

 What will this series offer?

The Mannamong will feature many unique characters of different design, powers, and stories reflecting on how they play a role in this creative version of modern day earth. Therefore, the genre will center around urban fantasy mixed with a slice of life and surreal adventure with a dash of mystery.

World building is going to be one of the fun aspects to write about in this series because of the setup I’m using. I aim to create a fictional universe full of many different myths and legends Kali will learn and uncover their truths as the series progresses.

Michael Adam Lengyel is the author and illustrator behind The Mannamong Series. He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2015 and this is his first independent comic series. 

Kathy Lengyel is the colorist for The Mannamong Series. She has also created over 60 romance novel covers for Berkley Publishing and over 30 years of experience in graphic design and marketing.

Why Kickstarter?

This is what I consider an appropriate kick-start to a series I’ve been working on for years now. I intend to provide more work for it but need the funding and exposure to start developing a following that would support The Mannamong. Previously, I sold the first two issues separately in black and white. But this project will release the first five issues altogether in color to make it feel like a complete product and good starting point to draw in new reader interest.

As of now, the series is starting on its first storyline, which I call The Priestess of Fire saga. It will span across the first fifteen issues, with three volumes to cover five each.

Risks and challenges

The book is 85% finished, finishing up coloring the last chapter. So the risk is incredibly low. We're already locked-in with a printer we like, and we've already designed and printed all the rewards. We plan to meet our delivery goal. We will be completely transparent though and if any problems arise you will be notified as well to the solutions we will be implementing to solve the problem.

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    ★ PDF COPY ★

    A digital pdf copy of The Mannamong Volume 1 - 192 pages includes bonus art, concept sketches, and storyboards

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    ★ THE BOOK ★

    Signed copy of The Mannamong - Volume 1 - 192 pages includes bonus art, concept sketches and storyboards

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    ★ THE BOOK WITH SKETCH INSIDE ★

    Signed copy of The Mannamong Volume 1 with an original character sketch inside - 192 pages includes bonus art, concept sketches and storyboards

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    ★ BRONZE PACKAGE ★

    Collectible Cards - Pack of 4 designs of the main characters in Volume 1 - Kali, Tontorus, Gisenes and Blitzstreak. 2.5" x 3.5" printed on 14 pt gloss cover with high gloss UV.

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    • Four Collectible Cards
    • Signed digital 8" x 10" print of Tontorus
    • Signed copy of The Mannamong Volume 1 with original sketch inside
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    ★ SILVER PACKAGE ★

    Coloring Book of Issue 1 - The Girl Who Speaks To Spirits, 8.5x11 inches, 43 pages to color, same story and art in the first chapter of Volume 1.

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    • Coloring Book of Issue 1
    • Signed copy of The Mannamong Volume 1 with original sketch inside
    • Four Collectible Cards
    • Signed digital 8" x 10" print of Tontorus
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    ★ GOLD PACKAGE ★

    Kali Tote Bag - custom made bag by colorist Kathy Lengyel. The bag is 12"(w) x 9.5"(h) x 3.5"(d) made of canvas cotton. Zip top closure, four open pockets and one zip pocket.

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    • Kali Tote Bag
    • Signed copy of The Mannamong Volume 1 with original sketch inside
    • Coloring Book of Issue 1
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    ★ PLATINUM PACKAGE ★

    Chapter 1 First Edition Mannamong Quilt - custom made by colorist Kathy Lengyel. This twin size 60x80 inch art quilt shows black and white comic art of chapter 1. A collector item, stored in an archival box. The quilt has a sleeve on the top back side for wall displaying.

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    • Custom Handcrafted One-of-a-kind Twin Size Quilt 60x80 inches
    • Signed copy of The Mannamong Volume 1 with original sketch inside
    • Coloring Book of Issue 1
    • Four Collectible Cards
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