The Last Amazon is a fresh perspective on Post-Apocalyptic storytelling which chronicles the disparate groups and leaders that have risen after World War III.
This is not your grandpa's comic book—This is a new take on the modern graphic novel genre. Our diverse story is told through multiple unexpected points of view which chronicles not only the fall of our modern civilization, but how Danni Winters, a young woman with mysterious abilities, tries to rebuild civilization from the ashes.
In a near future, World War 3 lasted only three minutes. The world was ravaged by the fallout with two major opposing factions rising from the chaos: The Denver Denizens and The Azureus Islands.
Danni Winters was chosen to live on The Azureus Islands, a place advertised as the last oasis on our war torn planet. At first Danni was ecstatic about moving away from the troubles of the world, but she wasn’t selected by chance. Danni soon discovers she has mysterious powers and abilities which can tip the balance of power in this precarious post-apocalyptic world.
After a terrible event, Danni’s new life is destroyed, pushing her to use her newfound strength to face a brutal encounter with the “Amazons,” an army of killer robots created to not only protect Azureus Islands, but become the next generation of military force upon planet Earth. Only through determination, power, and trust in her new abilities will Danni have what it takes to uncover the truth of her past and defeat The Last Amazon.
This book is being produced by Apotheosis Studios and created by Creative Director, Jamison Stone and Illustrator / Senior Concept Artist, David Granjo. Merging David’s visionary and hyper-realistic art style with Jamison’s superbly crafted writing, as seen in Sci-Fi/Fantasy epic Rune of The Apprentice, The Last Amazon is a fresh take on storytelling in the graphic novel and superhero genre, introducing Danni Winter’s saga through a unique and unexpected point of view.
From fully illustrated first person action shots, to blog posts, infographics, interviews, and much more, this book pays close attention to design and detail to provide you a refreshing reading experience. This is all housed within a book constructed with the highest quality of inks, paper, stitching, hardcover, and care. Follow along as you uncover the truth about World War 3 and discover Danni Winters, a young woman with mysterious abilities who fights to rebuild civilization from the ashes.
The Last Amazon is not just a "comic book" or "graphic novel" but a 96 page, 9 x 12 Landscape "Graphic Art Novel!" Art of this caliber deserves nothing less than the highest quality of inks, printing, hardcover, and care, including:
HARDCOVER WITH SIGNED AND NUMBERED FOIL BOOKPLATE
- The cover is a 4c + spot gloss UV on 157gsm gloss art + scuff resistant matte lamination over 3mm ESKA board.
- The Binding is sewn signatures, head and tail bands, case bound.
- The pages are printed 4/4 on 157gsm gloss art paper
- The end sheets are printed 1c + varnish - both sides on 180gsm wood free/offset.
- 3 x 4 Signed and Numbered Foil Bookplate
- (Stretch goals will include upgraded thicker inside paper--200gsm instead of 157gsm--, gloss coating on all inside pages, and much more...)
LIMITED EDITION FOIL HARDCOVER WITH SIGNED AND NUMBERED BOOKPLATE
- The Limited Special Edition foil cover includes foil with brass die 40% coverage on faux cloth over 3mm ESKA board (with additional stretch goals to follow!)
LIMITED EDITION FOIL HARDCOVER WITH SIGNED AND NUMBERED BOOKPLATE SPECIAL EDITION FOIL STAMPED SLIPCASE
- The Limited Special Edition Foil Slipcase and Foil Cover includes printed foil with brass die (30% coverage) on faux cloth over 4mm ESKA board (with additional stretch goals to follow!)
SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
- We are protecting ALL The Last Amazon Hardcovers (and Limited Edition Prints) in bumper boxes to ensure no damage in transit. Our Bumper boxes are constructed from natural brown/kraft corrugated material of maximum quality for maximum protection.
Another unique aspect of The Last Amazon is that it casts real people for its story’s main characters. We were inspired to cast fitness model and author Lauren Drain Kagan as Danni Winters, the main character of The Last Amazon. Lauren is a real life superhero to millions of people across the globe, and she has been a huge inspiration on how to craft a strong female role model. We want to give a special thanks to Lauren for helping us make this project come true.
The Illustration Process
Click "Play" below to watch out illustration timelapse video for REDD!
About Apotheosis Studios
Making The Last Amazon
We already have done a massive amount of work on The Last Amazon but it is not yet polished to completion. We originally started this as a small side project, but fell in love with the world and its characters. Because of this, we could not help but give The Last Amazon more and more of our time, and now, with your help, want put ALL OTHER work aside and give The Last Amazon the attention it deserves! David and Jamison can think of nothing more enjoyable than working full time on this project so we can get it into your hands ASAP!
Seen above is our current story board flow chart. It also shows the sections (Spoilers blurred) where we want to add additional story elements and new art frames. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for backing this Kickstarter and allowing us to create a book worthy of this beautiful art!
Ask us anything @ApotheosisStu
If you ever have any questions for us, however, please reach out directly at @ApotheosisStu on Twitter! We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the Apotheosis Studios community! THANK YOU!
Risks and challenges
Fear not! Our team at Apotheosis Studios has SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED a large scale crowd funded publishing project before (see 'Rune of the Apprentice' link in bio) and backers were very happy both with the campaign and the finished product! Despite this, we learned a lot though the process and are now much more experienced!
So long as we hit our funding goal for The Last Amazon the only realistic risk (barring natural disaster) is official launch date of the book, primarily due to printing and shipping delays. We believe that we have budged enough time and will come in well before schedule (we like to under promise and over deliver!) but there are elements of the design, printing, and shipping process which are out of our control.
At Apotheosis Studios we believe in radical honesty and transparency and will keep backers fully up to date with all developments (and any setbacks) during the duration of the campaign and production process. We really enjoy interacting with our community and will post: daily tweets on Twitter, weekly notes on our blog, and even detailed monthly Development Logs chronicling the adventure that is The Last Amazon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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