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Kaz, a socially awkward Brooklynite, is cast into an alternate world and must confront battling kings to save his wife and return home.
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Kaz awakes from the trauma to find himself in another world—one in which his only way home is to forge peace in a place that has only known war for centuries. 

In Book One (now available at www.TheForeignerComic.com,) Kaz grapples to make sense of Ravenika and its dangerous surroundings. He is smaller and much more frail than others, making him vulnerable prey in the eyes of the kings and queens who will stop at nothing to take advantage of him in order to get what they want. Fortunately for Kaz, he befriends a mysterious shepherdess, Natya, who becomes his protector. 

King Acedia who rules Vlangskaar (northern kingdom), is protected by his Royal Air Force. King Ira has Geranika (southern region) is backed by fiercely loyal half-breed comrades. Finally, King Superbia who reigns over Sorendahr, (the east), commands a terrifying robot zombie army.

Ravenika - A once peaceful land now plagued with chaos and destruction.
Ravenika - A once peaceful land now plagued with chaos and destruction.

As The Last War begins, King Acedia’s Royal Air Force is defeated and the walls of his kingdom have fallen. King Ira clings to life after a vicious and unexpected attack by Natya. King Superbia is just beginning his masterful plan to turn his brothers against each other. 

What happens now? Will Kaz find a way home? Will Superbia win? Will peace ever return to Ravenika?

The only way to find out is to back The Foreigner: The Last War Kickstarter campaign beginning June 12 and make Book Two a reality.

Backers successfully rallied to breathe life into The Foreigner: Book One. I am so grateful for everyone who helped make Book One a successful reality. Thank you so much! I couldn’t have done it without you.

Raising funds was challenging and a very rewarding experience--and this campaign is no different. I'm asking again for your support to make the exciting conclusion of The Foreigner saga a reality.

My goal is to raise $8,000 to help cover the costs. Taylor Specialty Books (Texas, USA) is handling the printing of this 190-page graphic novel. They are a family-owned company that specializes in high-end coffee table books. They did a great job with The Foreigner: Book One and I aim to use them again for Book Two.

As the chart below illustrates, the largest cost is printing and shipping the books. The remainder of the funds are allotted to help cover hired help, fees, and rewards. 

I've made many improvements since my first campaign with Book One. In addition to transitioning my work to 100 percent digital, I have asked industry professionals to help the creative process move more efficiently. I'm so pleased with my team of talented individuals which include a letterer, a flat colorist, a comic book copy editor, and a production layout artist.

The script and art layouts for The Foreigner Book Two are done. Currently, about a third of the line art in Book Two is also complete.

Check out these exciting new product rewards, stretch goals, and add-ons lined up for Book Two backers (including the option to get Book One to compliment Book Two.) Also, be sure to check out the first chapter of RISE (a miniseries detailing the origins of The Foreigner characters.)

Stretch goals will include Vellum Stickers, and a mini sketchbook featuring the concept art from both books (a Kickstarter exclusive.)

I will be posting updates about several product rewards throughout the summer as well as additional stretch goals.

– UPDATE - AUTOMATIC BOOK MARKER AND UV SPOT LOGOS WHEN GOAL IS MET –

  • +50.00 - 5 Set Character Sticker (5th sticker to be displayed August)

This set features high quality 3 by 3 inch stickers featuring characters from The Foreigner. You get The Royal Air Force, King Ira, GARM, and NATYA. For all you coffee lovers, I'm also including a character called JAVA. She is a super heroine featured in my next upcoming series about a hyper caffeinated girl fighting crime. Stay Tuned :)

  • +650.00  –  16 page Mini Concept Sketchbook showing preliminary sketches of The Foreigner Saga.

ADD-ONS

  •  Book One Soft Cover - Add 20.00    GREAT GIFT IDEA
  • Book One Hard Cover Upgrade - Add 35.00
  • Book Two Hard Cover Upgrade - Add 10.00
  • Print Set - Add 15.00
  • 3d Figurine of Anya - Add 50.00

I am a full-time freelance illustrator and published author. My clients include Magic the Gathering, Marvel Entertainment, Star Wars, and Legos. Book credits include Manga for Dummies, Figure Drawing for Dummies, Java!, and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: An Illustrated Leadership Fable.​ I currently live in Brooklyn, with my wife, two children, and a fish named Oscar. This is my second Kickstarter project and I am EXCITED.

Risks and challenges

With more than 11 years of professional experience, I am no stranger to meeting challenging deadlines. Because my printers are located in the United States, I am confident books will be delivered on time once the final files are delivered for production.

However, as a full time freelancer, my work schedule can get unpredictably crazy. However, as backers can attest from the quality of The Foreigner Book One, I am committed to delivering the best possible product. I will do my best to post updates of any unforeseen delays.

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    DIGITAL WALLPAPER

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    THE ELECTRONIC (PDF) VERSION

    DIGITAL E-BOOK OF THE FOREIGNER BOOK TWO + WALLPAPER

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    GET IT HERE: BOOK TWO -HOT OFF THE PRESS

    THE FOREIGNER BOOK TWO + DIGITAL PDF+ WALLPAPER

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    ► Printed softcover version of The Foreigner Book Two
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    AUTOGRAPHED DIGITAL PRINTS

    PRINTED BOOK TWO + DIGITAL PRINTS + DIGITAL PDF+ WALLPAPER

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    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints of the characters.
    ► Printed softcover version of The Foreigner Book Two
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    OWN THE FOREIGNER COLLECTION

    PRINTED BOOK ONE AND TWO + DIGITAL PRINTS + DIGITAL PDF+ WALLPAPER

    ☛ GREAT GIFT IDEA ☚
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    ► Printed softcover version of The Foreigner Book One
    ► Printed softcover version of The Foreigner Book Two
    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints of the characters.
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    GET IT HERE: PRINTED WEBCOMIC, RISE

    PRINTED COPY OF RISE + BOOK 2 + DIGITAL PRINTS + DIGITAL PDF + WALLPAPER

    Get the following:
    ► Get the awesome signed 32 page comic, RISE. This first chapter narrates the origins of the character, GARM. You won't want to miss this full color first issue.
    ► Book Two softcover.
    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints of the characters.
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    GET YOUR NAME RECOGNITION

    NAME CREDIT + BOOK TWO + A COPY OF RISE + DIGITAL PRINTS + DIGITAL PDF + WALLPAPER

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    ► Your name credit at the end of the book
    ► Book Two softcover
    ► Get the awesome signed 32 page comic, RISE. This first chapter narrates the origins of the character, GARM. You won't want to miss this full color first issue.
    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints of the characters.
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    AUTOGRAPHED ORIGINAL SKETCH INSIDE COVER

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    SIGNED INKED SKETCH INSIDE COVER OF BOOK TWO + PRINTED COPY OF RISE + NAME CREDIT+ DIGITAL PRINTS+ DIGITAL PDF+ WALLPAPER

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    ► Original art - inked sketch on the inside cover.
    ► Get the awesome signed 32 page comic, RISE. This first chapter narrates the origins of the character, GARM. You won't want to miss this full color first issue.
    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints.
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    GET IT HERE: AWESOME 3D SCULPTURE

    3D PRINTED BUST SCULPTURE + BOOK TWO + PRINTED COPY OF RISE + NAME CREDIT + DIGITAL PRINTS + DIGITAL PDF + WALLPAPER

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    ► 3D 4 inch tall sculpture of character, ANYA.
    ► Book Two softcover.
    ► Your name credit at the end of the book.
    ► Get the awesome signed 32 page comic, RISE. This first chapter narrates the origins of the character, GARM. You won't want to miss this full color first issue.
    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints of the characters.
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    ► Two Kickstarter Wallpapers.

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    GET FEATURED AS A CHARACTER

    A SPECIAL TIER FOR A SPECIAL THANKS

    GET YOUR LIKENESS MADE INTO A CHARACTER IN BOOK TWO + ORIGINAL CHARACTER SKETCH OF THE CHARACTER + BOOK ONE + BOOK TWO + A COPY OF RISE + NAME CREDIT+ DIGITAL PRINTS + DIGITAL PDF + WALLPAPER

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    ► A character made into your own likeness based on provided photo. Character will appear in 5-7 pages.
    ► You will also get an original artwork depicting your character with a personal thank you message.
    ► The Foreigner Book One AND Book Two.
    ► Your name credit at the end of the book.
    ► Get the awesome signed 32 page comic, RISE. This first chapter narrates the origins of the character, GARM. You won't want to miss this full color first issue.
    ► High quality digital archival illustration prints of the characters.
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    BOOK TWO - HOT OFF THE PRESS

    THE FOREIGNER BOOK TWO + DIGITAL PDF+ WALLPAPER

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