Shogun Rising is a collaboration between Writer/Producer Jonathan Mayor and Awesome Horse Studios being Marc Scheff, Noah Bradley, Aaron Miller, and Cynthia Sheppard. We also have seasoned comic layout artists and colorists including Tim Paul who has colored for Marvel, DC, and Disney.
What is Shogun Rising?
Shogun Rising is an original story and full 64 page color illustrated graphic novel about love, samurai, and zombies. Near-future Tokyo is zombie apocalypse ground zero. Survivors are forced to flee to a remote samurai village. Hiroshi, a samurai prodigy, and Mizuki, the daughter of a ruthless Tokyo crime-boss, attempt to navigate the new world and their forbidden love. Tensions arise as cultures clash and the chances of survival diminish. And yes, samurais will totally fight zombies. But who will win?
For print-based rewards, you can choose any image from the book, any page or panel, or something from the trailer. See all trailer images here.
We are very excited to announce two things. 1, add ons. At funding levels of $27 and up, you can add more books, calendars, and prints at steep discounts.
AND We have three special rewards for Olivia Wilde fans! Olivia gave us permission to create this one of a kind art piece for a special fan who wants to join the zombie resistance by her side. See below!
And check out our great deals on add-ons!
Risks and challenges
The major hurdle for this project is the actual making of the art and production of the book. Once we have funding, we can start the wonderful, if not brief, process of creating all the pages for this world. We would start page layouts now, and we have a few in the works to show you, but the level of funding we reach will determine how long we can make the novel.
The good news is that as we do this, we will be setting up all our production processes for when the book is complete, so we can get it to you as soon as we are done. We will keep a blog on Kickstarter for you to see what we're up to as we go. You will get to be a part of this process and see it all unfold during the creation process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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