"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.
"Of Stone Book One: Wall of Souls" is a 105 page, full colour graphic novel that measure approximately 7" wide by 10" high.
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).
Fortunately, the book is 100% complete and is now at the printer. All that is required are the funds for the initial print run.
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.
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.
*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!
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:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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