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Sea Lion BooksBy Sea Lion Books
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Sea Lion BooksBy Sea Lion Books
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$2,068
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 8 2013

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Christ The Lord: The Road to Cana

A graphic novel adaptation of Anne Rice's novel about the life of Jesus Christ. Lovingly adapted by Anne Elizabeth “Pulse of Power” and illustrated by Mike S. Miller, artist of the #1 selling digital comic around the globe, DC Comic’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and cover artist for George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones.

The story...

In 2008, prolific author Anne Rice released the second book in what would be her most personal project to date, a proposed series depicting the life of Jesus Christ.

From Anne Rice:

"Though well researched in every historical respect, these novels seek to bring to life for the reader Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, and the God who loved us so much that He came to live amongst us for over thirty years before He died for our salvation on the Cross, and rose from the dead.

I offer these novels to all Christians. And I offer them to all those who have ever enjoyed or valued my earlier books. Please understand: they are fiction, but they are fiction that seeks to bring the reader closer to the Lord in whom my life belongs. You will find no watering down of the gospels in these novels. You will find no modern twists. I am a believer in every word of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

I also believe in Christian art --- that we can paint pictures, write music, create great films, and write novels about Jesus and that these efforts can serve Our Blessed Lord.
If these novels of mine do not serve Him, if they are not for Him, then they are worthless.

This is my vocation; this is my life; this is the way in which I hope to render unto God a series of books that honors Him as Our Maker and as Our Savior. I am grateful to all of you who are willing to read these books."

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana is the second within a series of novels dramatizing the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Basing her story on the four Gospel accounts, current New Testament research, and studies of ancient Jewish culture, Anne Rice has imagined the early stage in Jesus’ life before his baptism in the Jordan and the miracle at Cana with a faithful approach to the culture and realities of the time. Faced with a winter of drought, endless dust, and rumors of trouble in Judea, Jesus confront his destiny. The book’s profound power derives from the love with which Rice approaches the subject, and her gift of transcribing voice and the very presence of her characters bring life to an unspoken period in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“What better project to adapt into a gorgeously rendered graphic novel?

Enter Sea Lion Books, Anne Elizabeth, and Mike S. Miller.

This is your opportunity to support and own a true labor of love, beauty, and spirituality.”

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Risks and challenges

Our desire is to create a vision based upon this beautiful book and reach a greater audience than has previously been reached by either genre of storytelling.

Producing and publishing a graphic novel takes a considerable investment, especially a graphic novel of this caliber and quality. We have assembled a team that shares the same vision as Anne Rice, determined to create a visualization equal to her skills as a writer and researcher, true to the time, and faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ as we believe he should be depicted. We will be working around the clock to make sure this adaptation is done as well as humanly possible so that it stands the test of time that many readers can enjoy it for years to come.

The proceeds you’ll be pledging will go primarily to pay the art team and offsetting the production cost the physical copies of the book as well as all the handling, packaging, shipping and creation of the various bonus materials related to the various goals that are offered. We believe that Kickstarter is the best way to launch a world-wide distribution effort so that we can get this wonderful story into the hands of as many people as quickly as possible. Only with God’s will and your help, can this happen.

$48,000.00 may seem like a lot of money, but it's really the bare minimum it will take to make a 100 page graphic novel of this quality and get everything produced. Ideally, we want this to be about a 150 pages, and unabridged. If we do manage to get over the $75,000 mark, we will expand the number of pages and throw in some extras. But for now, we want to make sure we hit that first funding goal, so we set it as low as possible.

In the event we exceed that goal, additional funds will go toward producing and offering additional rewards. The printed graphic novel will be available at all major book stores, school and public libraries. Date of expected delivery is Easter of 2014.

We cannot do this without you! We love graphic novels, and want more people to be exposed to this beautiful art form! We want graphic novel readers who haven’t yet to become fans of the works of Anne Rice! We would love for you to be part of this project, help us make history. Tell your family, tell your friends, share this page on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets! Thank you for your faith and your support, and most importantly, your pledge! God bless!

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