Welcome to Our Worlds...
Visionary launches the Visionary Creation with VISIONS, our first, direct prose project, a 200+ page, bi-monthly anthology featuring all original stories and art! Each volume contains 6 different features, including two ongoing features, two full short stories, a complete novella, and a chapter of a serialized novel!
Get in on the ground floor of an exciting new creation, because Visions is more than a mere anthology, it's a single source, sprawling tapestry of interconnected worlds, spanning different universes and untold eons of time, yet still, very much one singular epic tale told in many visions!
We are running an extended Kickstarter for pre-orders of volume 1, including early bird "in time for Christmas" shipping, and exclusive collectible, limited editions, all autographed by creator C. Edward Sellner! The series will go on sale in 2020, but these exclusive editions will be limited to the campaign!
A Word From the Creator...
This bi-monthly anthology represents Visionary's first leap into direct, creator-owned content being produced for fans. This project is my personal Vision of what I've always wanted to do creatively: create my own worlds, my own stories, all in a larger shared setting, and do it my way, all while producing them in the absolute best format possible. Jacob Bascle is with me on production and design and we are pouring our hearts and souls into this project, and it will be a truly beautiful book, with great, epic adventures, fantastic art, and quality designs that complement each story.
Each volume will contain all original stories, ranging from fantasy to horror, science fiction to super-heroes. Each volume will have ongoing features, serialized novels, and complete short stories and novellas. Each will also be lavishly illustrated, bringing the worlds of Visionary to life. I'll be laying the groundwork, but as this grows, I plan to invite top creators to play in the sandbox as we expand!
For the casual fan, each story will be a treat. But, fair warning, you may find yourself drawn in, hunting for all the connections between stories, digging into the mysteries of our worlds and the characters who live in them! You might just drive yourself crazy trying to guess at what's coming next! Don't say we didn't warn you!
In this Volume...
Genesis: The Books of Creation
A modern re-imagining of the epic poem, Paradise Lost. Witness the origins of all Creation, the rise of Heaven, the birth of Lucifer and the first Shadows of Chaos!
Chapters 1 & 2 of an Ongoing Visionary Creation Series.
From Sellner: Imagine Kirby's New Gods and Marvel's Celestials, with the edge of Game of Thrones. This series takes classic myths and traditions and melds them into a modern epic fantasy. This first chapter is a prelude set at the Day of Judgment that really serves as an introduction to Visions itself. These characters will all play major roles throughout the Creation!
SoulStar: The Dreaming
The Champion of Creation! Hero of Infinite Worlds! A superhero tale unlike any you've ever seen! Who is the mysterious SoulStar and what secrets fill his dreams?
Chapters 1 & 2 of an Ongoing Visionary Creation Series.
From Sellner: SoulStar is a different kind of super-hero. There are mysteries and secrets about who he is and as this chapter opens, not even he knows the answers. Finding himself robbed of his memory, on an apparently alien world with mysterious powers SoulStar sets out to find the truth. This series will be a big, old, epic romp that reflects the best of super-hero comics from yesterday and today!
Free Sample Chapter Coming Soon!
The Legend of Fire-Mane
A tale from the Visionary Universe Earth’s Age of Magic. Dwarves and Goblins fight a brutal war that will split a clan and forge a powerful legend, but at what cost?
A Complete Visionary Universe Age of Magic Novella.
From Sellner: Our core universe for the series is the Visionary Universe, and on the VU Earth there have been ages pre-dating our known history, one such age was an age of Magic. Legend of Fire-Mane introduces the ancient and honorable dwarves of the Draconeye and this story is a brutal war story with blood and guts, and the forging of a legend.
Additional Art by Revin Denisya A. Putra.
The Monarch of Manhattan
A king displaced from the world he knows must now face a modern world he can barely conceive. He may no longer be in his own land, but he will be king!
Chapter 1 of a Modern Pulp Visionary Universe Novel.
From Sellner: Monarch is Black Panther and Blade all rolled into one. Shakalla was raised from birth to rule over the greatest empire of his Age, but after his father was betrayed by a wizard, and he was sent into exile, he was forced to fight his way back to claim his throne. At the moment of his victory, the wizard, Daemonn Thorne steps through a mysterious mirror and disappears. Shakalla follows, and ends up in modern-day Manhattan - and Thorne, having arrived 25 years earlier, is now a Wizard on Wall Street. It's magic and pulp adventure with lots of humor.
Additional art by Jose Aviles
The power and magic of story! A writer revisits the place where a single encounter inspired him to become a true storyteller.
An Others Universe Short Story.
A young woman journalist faces the toughest interview of her life. And her life may just depend on it.
A Visionary Universe Short Story.
Keep checking back every week for new art and more details!
About Visionary and C. Edward Sellner...
C. Edward Sellner is a published writer, artist and editor who has worked with such companies as Marvel-Upper Deck, Image, IDW, and Tor Books. Jacob Bascle is the amazing production wizard and graphic designer that has made his mark in comics working with multiple studios and publishers. Visionary is the award-winning, full service creative studio Sellner founded and manages. Creating content is something both creator and studio have excelled at for over a decade, producing numerous comics, books, graphic novels, children's books and custom art.
Now, they want to bring their experience, skills and passion to bear on the project of their dreams!
Visions volume 1 is already in production and will be completed by the time the Kickstarter ends, we'll send out updates every week with new content to preview. Once the campaign ends, the final count will be sent to print IMMEDIATELY! Early bird specials will be sent expedited shipping to arrive in time for Christmas. We'll be doing mini-Kickstarters for the other volumes, running two weeks before each volume goes to print. These campaigns are to cover costs for production and printing, as all creative costs have been covered already. We love Kickstarter and the amazing community throughout. We've done 1 campaign on our own, and worked with several others on theirs and all were a blast, so it was only natural we come back for this major leap for us and provide the Kickstarter community with unique, collectible editions that won't be available anywhere else!
We'll be adding some great stretch goals and higher end backer tiers with truly unique collector opportunities!
We can't wait to share our Vision(s) with you!
Please Note: All digital rewards will feature full-color art throughout, print books, both mass-market and Kickstarter Collector's edition will have full-color covers, but interior art will be Black and White!
Risks and challenges
Well, the world could end...
But otherwise, you can trust this project will be delivered. Visionary has run its own prior campaign, and managed and produced content for multiple other campaigns, and all were successful and delivered as promised! As a professional studio, we've been doing this for a lot of years for big-time clients, so, as our most important clients of the future, you can count on us!
Content is already more than halfway completed, everything has already been set up for fulfillment. Digital copies will be delivered IMMEDIATELY after the campaign ends, early-bird books will be pre-printed and ready to ship the day after the campaign ends for holiday delivery, and the final books will ship in January, right around the time the mass-market edition goes on sale. So, what are you waiting for?