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"Of Stone Volume 1" Collects the first four books to this epic fantasy tale of Gan the Ogre King seeking answers to save his people.
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"Of Stone" is a tale of family, duty, and loss told from the main perspective of the Ogre King, Gan. He struggles to balance his marriage, protecting his fellow ogres (known as The People) from external threats, and his own sense of loss from a personal tragedy.

In a sense it’s like a Conan story told from the perspective of monsters.

Excerpt from Of Stone 3
Excerpt from Of Stone 3

"Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls" is a 105 page, full colour graphic novel that measure approximately 7" wide by 10" high.

The Book!
The Book!

The graphic novel also includes bonus content in the form of three prose short stories by Ben Rosenthal (The Mole, The Monster, Hack The Dino podcast), Ricky Lima (Deep Sea, Black Hole Hunters Club, Happily Ever Aftr), and Kevin Joseph (Tart, Morte), as well as a recipe for Andersroot Pie from creator and piemaster Shane Heron (Black Hole Hunters Club, Morris).

Excerpt from Of Stone 4
Excerpt from Of Stone 4

Fortunately, the book is 100% complete and is now at the printer. All that is required are the funds for the initial print run.

Excerpt from Of Stone 4
Excerpt from Of Stone 4

I believe in this book so much that I want to give you something just for coming and checking out the campaign. Here is, in its entirety, the original black and white comic that started it all. This includes original pinups from some wonderful artists such as Keith Grachow, Andy Stanleigh, Shane Heron, and Adam Gorham. 

Free Kickstarter Download - Original B&W Of Stone One Shot
Free Kickstarter Download - Original B&W Of Stone One Shot

This collected volume not only tells the story of Gan, but it also tells the story of my own development as a storyteller. I hope to continue my professional growth as my catalogue grows, and, if I am fortunate, you will take this journey with me.

The funds from the Kickstarter will be used for the initial print run, shipping to the backers, fees involved in running the campaign, as well as paying the creators for their contributions to the bonus content of the book. Any funds raised beyond the goal will be used to expand the initial print run and, if possible, additional rewards. If the campaign is extremely successful this may even allow me the opportunity to attend a convention or two, which would be wonderful and let me meet some of the backers and thank them in person for their support!

I have been lucky enough to work on some exciting projects in the past. This includes the "Amazing Hockey Stories" series from Scholastic, "True Patriot Presents: Crude" from Chapterhouse with the wonderful Fred Kennedy ("Teuton", "The Fourth Planet") , "Deep Sea: An Original Graphic Novel" with Ricky Lima through Kickstarter, and, most recently, "Morte", written by Kevin Joseph and published by Source Point Press.

Hey! It's me, Dave!
Hey! It's me, Dave!

 *UPDATE! Below are images of the Original Art available from various artists who have contributed. These original sketches are available for the remainder of the campaign or until they are sold so act fast!

Shane Heron Sketch
Shane Heron Sketch
Chris Yao Sketch
Chris Yao Sketch
A. Shay Hahn Sketch
A. Shay Hahn Sketch

 UPDATE (September 28, 2018): Within these final hours I offer a brand new reward that is near and dear to my heart. Adam Gorham has provided a sketch for the campaign. I have been a fan of his work, and his person, for many years now. There is only one, so make sure you jump on it sooner rather than later! See below:

Adam Gorham Original Art
Adam Gorham Original Art

Risks and challenges

The book is already complete and a sample has already been printed. We're almost there already and the campaign hasn't even started yet (or may be it has depending on when you are reading this)! I did not want to start this campaign until the book was ready so that I could get them in the hands of the backers as soon as possible. I am very open to communication and intend to provide updates on a consistent basis so that there is a clear understanding of everything that is happening. I am open to answering any questions that may arise.

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    The Thumbs Up!

    Thank you for checking out the campaign. Every little bit counts and I want to thank you by sending you an internet high five and an "Of Stone" wallpaper for your phone, tablet, or computer.

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    Digital Book

    Not only do you get your sweet Of Stone Wallpaper, I'll send you a PDF to dive in to the Of Stone universe on the go!

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    The Book!

    Here's where I'll send you a signed, physical copy of "Of Stone: Wall of Souls" to call your own.

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    Digital Creator bundle + The Book

    Now we're talking digital wonderfulness. You will get a physical copy of the book PLUS the PDF to Volume 1 Of Stone graphic novel. I will also send you a pdf of the successfully Kickstarted Deep Sea: An Original Graphic Novel as well as the pdf for Squirrels 1 and Squirrels 2. You know what? I'll also send you a pdf to my very first comic series "Stranger", too. This way you'll have a full visual history of my comics career thus far. Right from the beginning!

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    Book + Head Sketch

    This tier rewards you with the physical copy of the book, all the digital goodies mentioned previously as well as a postcard-sized head sketch of a character from the book!

    Includes:
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
    • Pen & Ink Head Sketch (approx 4"w x 6"h)
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    Retailer Reward

    Retailers: this tier is for you. You may be interested in carrying this book in your store. I have always appreciated the support of retailers and their faith in independent comics You'll get 5 copies of the book to sell at your store.

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    The Book Plus

    Not only will this tier provide you with a copy of the graphic novel "Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls", you will also receive a copy of "Deep Sea: An Original Graphic Novel" (written by Ricky Lima) and a physical copy of the original black and white "Of Stone" comic that started it all.

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    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Book + Full Black & White Sketch!

    Here's a little something extra. You will receive a physical copy of the book as well as a sketch done in pen and ink from me.

    Includes:
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
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    The Book and Shane Heron Original Art

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    Of course you get the book but you also get a wonderful piece of art from someone who is not me. The Piemaker himself, Shane Heron. You could make the pie recipe and then eat while admiring this beautiful sketch, wondering, like I do, if there is anything Shane CAN'T do.

    Includes:
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Shane Heron Pen & Ink Sketch 9" x 13" (See Shane Print #1)
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    The Book and Chris Yao Original Art

    Yes, you get the book! You also get this fantastic piece that Chris did based on an early design of Gan. Chris does really wonderful work and I am honoured he allowed me to include this piece here

    Includes:
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
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    • Chris Yao Pen & Ink Sketch (approx 6" x 10")
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    Book + Full Colour Head Sketch

    Here's a little bump to the head sketch tier that adds full colour to the sketch and includes the book.

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    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Retailer Visit Reward (GTA ONLY)

    This reward is for the retailers again, but only those in the Greater Toronto Area. Five (5) copies of the book will be included and I will come to your store for a signing. I will also bring extra copies of the book to your store for the signing, complete a custom sketch specifically for the store and bring my share of sunshine.

    *Please note that proof of retailer credentials may be required. All copies of the book will be hand delivered to your retail location.

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    Book + Full Pen, Ink, & Gouache Sketch

    This bump is for the full sketch tier that adds colour to the art and includes the book.

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    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    The Book and A. Shay Hahn Original Art

    The Mad Crafty One himself A. Shay Hahn did the only colour sketch and this one is a massive 11"w x 17"h piece. Done with ink and watercolour in Hahn's distinct style that has garnered him so much attention.

    Includes:
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • A. Shay Hahn Original Watercolour (11"w x 17"h)
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    The Book + The Art

    This one is for the collectors out there. Not only will you get the book but I will also send you a page of art from Of Stone #4, the latest installment.

    Includes:
    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
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    The Book and Adam Gorham Sketch

    This is not the pinup that Adam did for the original book. Oh no. This is a brand spankin' new sketch by Adam! You may recall his work from Valiant, Marvel, and more! The sketch can be found in the ABOUT section. It measures approximately 11" w x 14"h.

    Includes:
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
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    Super Collector!

    This tier is for serious art collectors. You will receive the book as well as an original art page from either Of Stone #1 or Of Stone #3. On top of that, you will receive 3 more original art pages from one of my previous books which may include Squirrels 1, Squirrels 2, Stranger 2 - 5, Amazing Hockey Stories: Connor McDavid, and Deep Sea

    Includes:
    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (Physical Copy)
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    Hardcore Collector

    This tier is for the collector who wants something special. You will receive a page from Of Stone #4, a page from the never released Stranger #6, as well as a page from my unreleased Science Fiction book, "Valley of Stars", and a page from the Victorian horror comic "The Monster" (story by Ben Rosenthal)

    Includes:
    • Creator Digital Bundle (PDF)
    • Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls Graphic Novel (PDF)
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