DARK MATTER: RISE OF THE LEXICONS is the next and final Kickstarter Exclusive title celebrating my ninth anniversary of making comics. Following the success of ALLIANCE OF EVIL, STREETZ and TITAN THE ULTRA MAN this Science Fiction & Fantasy voyage introduces you to a never before seen section of the Advent Comics Universe with a wide range of new characters. With your help and of our fans, we will bring this comic to life and print.
The story focuses around the race known as the Lexicons and the royal family Clan Kenna, led by Blas Kenna, as they rule and protect their home on Inteza. But there are dark forces conspiring against their rule and threatening to destroy everything that they hold dear. This first issue introduces you to the characters that populate this strange realm. Join in and get to know these awesome new characters and their mythology as we build this universe from the ground up!
The Creative Team:
Tony Kittrell - Creator/Writer In addition to this title, I have written several others such as COSMOS, Sunshine One-Shot, Titan the Ultra Man & The Regulators among many others.
Samuel Santos - Artist/Cover Art Samuel is an artist from Portugal who has worked on several projects in Book Publishing (cover work mostly) and in the Video Games industry (as an Illustrator and Concept Artist). Most recently, he started working in the Comics field which was an old interest of his since childhood.
Zipactli JL - Artist Zipactli is truly a free soul, as well as a professional illustrator and comic book artist. He has worked for several international comics publishers like Momentum Comics, Ave Negra Comics, Leyenmex Comics, Firestorm Comics, Huckleberry Comics etc, etc.
Beniamino Delvecchio - Artist A graduate of The Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Beniamino is a talented Artist and Inker. He has worked for some of the top Comic Publishers in Italy and Internationally such as Astorina, Xenia Edizioni, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Star Comics, Mercury, Uchronia and many more.
Whitney Cook - Colorist (Sunshine One-Shot) Whitney Cook has been a colorist for comic book companies including Advent Comics (Dark Matter & Sunshine), Big Dog Ink (Critter, Ursa Minor, Penny For Your Soul) and Devil's Due Comics (Galaxys For Hire). Her stellar (sorry about the pun) colors bring the characters to life on every page.
Raphael Kazeem - Colorist Rafael is an amazing colorist from Nigeria who is recognized with 2 awards as the best colorist year 2015 & 2016 at the Lagos Comic Con. Lagos, Nigeria. He has worked on 4 huge graphic novels such as Exo 1&2 and Malika 1&2 for Youneek Studios publisher from Nigeria/Usa. Terry Mayo's HEAD OF STATE; TPub comics USA and more. His work can be seen here and in a HUGE tenth anniversary project for Advent Comics next year.
Cristian Docolomansky - Letterer & Cover Logo (Streetz & Dark Matter: Rise of the Lexicons) Cristian has done work for Scout Comics, Beyond Reality Media, Markosia, Advent Comics, Crow Hill Comics, Ecv Press and also credited on Alterna and IDW Publishing comics.
WHAT WE NEED:
We need $2,000 (minus Kickstarter Expenses & Fees) to cover paying for finishes to the book (coloring and letters), printing and shipping. Any funds raised over our goal will go to A) Stretch Goals and B) towards Issue #2. So please pledge to our campaign, share it and spread the word to help us make our goal!
If we make our goal, we will have THREE stretch goals. If we reach $2,500, we will add an additional EIGHT pages of content with a story by Zipactli JL & Raphael Kazeem. This story is an adventure featuring the galactic scoundrel Lance Wonder. A page of the story is shown here:
If we reach $3,000, we will add ANOTHER backup story by Beniamino Delvecchio and myself. This crazy story features wizards, wenches, dwarfs and Old West Prospectors...you read it right lol!
If we reach $4,200 dollars, my Creative Team (everyone except me) will receive an additional $250 BONUS!
Risks and challenges
All of the pages are drawn with only colors and letters remaining.
This is my SEVENTH Kickstarter project (four successfully funded). Three consecutive projects have been funded and completed while the sixth is in the process of being fulfilled as we speak. Our track record of delivering is solid and I want to keep it going!
All money raised will go directly to DARK MATTER: RISE OF THE LEXICONS #1 and making this book a reality. The creative talent, graphic design, printing, distribution, etc. are set with no complications foreseen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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