★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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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