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    Star Mage has been funded – the real work begins!

    Hey folks,

    So the exciting news is Star Mage was successfully funded via Kickstarter. We actually doubled our goal, finishing with an impressive $5,250. Our new lead artist Franco Cespedes is hard at work on issue two of the series. Meanwhile I continue to work on the scripts for issues 3, 4 and 5 while continuing our search for a publisher. We’re hoping to have something to announce soon but in the meantime, I want to share this non-spoilery colored page from the in-progress issue two.

    On this page we see members of the Sarru Kishpu – the kings of sorcery – travelling to different worlds and using their magic to help their fellow members of the Empire.

    Hope you love it as much as I do!

     

    StarMage2Pg3

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    SUCCESS in less than 72 Hours!

    ArylosProfileAt 5:01am Eastern Time, we went over our goal on the Star Mage Kickstarter campaign, completing in an amazing 70 hrs and 20 minutes.

    To say we’re ecstatic is an understatement. Thank so much to you, our beloved backers for getting us to this point and allowing Star Mage to thrive through your support.

    The great news is we still have 26 days to really get this project on solid ground.

    To pledge, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1954568853/star-mage/

    With that in mind, we’re announcing the following stretch goals!

    Gemma

    $4,000 - Everyone will receive an exclusive pinup of the big four: Darien, Tirwa, Anthaar and Unura, drawn by Franco Cespedes

    $5000 – Those of you receiving the printed and signed Issues #1 and #2 can also count on Issue #3, signed as well!

    $6000 – $45 and above will receive a limited edition Big Four t-shirt featuring Darien, Tirwa, Anthaar and Unura

    $7000 – Those of you receiving the printed and signed Issues #1, #2 (and #3) can also expect Issue #4, signed as well!

    $8000 – Join a backer exclusive google meeting or skype call with creator JC De La Torre to talk about the Star Mage books and his other properties (Ancient Rising, Serial – the vampire series and Continuum Force).

    $9000 - Those of you receiving the printed and signed Issues #1, #2 (#3 and #4) can also expect Issue #5, signed as well!

    $10,000 – An exclusive 5 page preview of the Ancient Rising comic to all backers.


    $20,000
    – Backers $75 and up will receive a limited edition kickstarter only hard cover omnibus of all six Darien Connors books.$11,000 - Those of you receiving the printed and signed Issues #1 and #2 will receive all six issues of Star Mage, printed.

    Exciting times! Thanks again everyone!

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    StarMage Kickstarter Campaign – Take Two – is Live!

    Kickstarter

    Okay folks, after royal hosing up the first campaign, we’re back with a new and improved version – call it Star Mage 2.0! We have a much more manageable goal, better rewards, a new artist and the first issue is already completed!

    To pledge your support, go here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1954568853/star-mage

    Basically the way this works is you can contribute as little as $1 to whatever you want. The more you contribute, the better the reward you get for being a backer.

    Better yet – you won’t be charged ANYTHING until the project is Orasmasfunded 29 days from now. If it fails to reach its goal, you will not be charged a cent.

    StarMage is sci-fi fantasy geared for YA crowd – it is kid safe (no nudity/sex or gratuitous violence). Think Harry Potter in Space.

    You can help one of two ways….
    First: back me up!
    It’s easy (especially if you’ve ever bought anything from Amazon)!
    • Go to the link above.
    • Click the green “Back this Project” button
    • Choose your amount you feel comfortable with (again, this won’t charge for 29 days….or ever if we don’t get funded)
    • Pick the reward level associated with the amount you contributed
    • Check out like you would at Amazon!

    Second: Help spread the word!
    Maybe you’re not into comics. Maybe you don’t have kids or think sci-fi is baloney. Or you just don’t have the funds right now to contribute. That’s fine – you can still do me a huge solid by getting the world out to your peeps – co-workers, family and friends. Anyone you think might have the slightest interest. If you do the social media thing: tweet it, blog it, LJ it or FB it! The more people know about the more chance it will have to be successful.

    Thanks guys! Appreciate any help you can give.

    Need some incentive? Check out page one:

    page1

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    KickStarter Campaign for StarMage Has Been Cancelled.

    Tristan-2Hey folks,

    First and foremost I’d like to thank you to those believing in our project and contributing to the campaign. You were the backbone of our attempt to bring Darien to the masses and without you backing us, spreading the word and letting folks know about us, we couldn’t have possibly gotten as far as we did.

    The cold stark reality is we’re not going to get funded. While there’s typically a flurry of johnny-come-lately’s that are added toward the end of a campaign, you have to at least be in sight of the goal for that bump to make a difference.

    We’re nowhere near that right now.

    I take full responsibility for that. I botched this thing something good. I made a weak video, I failed to give the rewards properly, the way I went about asking for funding was just all wrong, I wasn’t a big a pain in the backside of my friends and followers to give the campaign the bump it needed to get us at least in striking distance and so we’d get noticed by the kickstarter folks.

    Then after the crickets sounded I tried to “fix” the campaign by making multiple changes and causing everything to be even more confusing.

    Know this – first and foremost. Darien’s going to live. We believe in this project too darn much to let it die. Everyone I’ve shown it to believes this is something worth fighting for. Even a major comic book company has shown interest in distributing the book for us.

    That means something’s there.

    So we’re going to end this campaign, take a few days and regroup. We may do another revamped campaign, we may try to go digital and build a following or we’ll look at other publishers who can perhaps help us see the light of day.

    Whatever we do, I hope it won’t dissuade you from offering your support once again.

    Since this campaign failed, you will not be charged a single penny of your backer pledge.

    Thank you again for your support and we’ll talk to you soon!

    JC De La Torre

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    StarMage Kickstarter – How This Works!

    KickstarterAs you folks know, StarMage is currently funding via KickStarter. Some of you might not know how this whole thing works:

    Here’s the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1954568853/starmage-1

    Basically the way this works is you can contribute as little as $1 to whatever you want. The more you contribute, the better the reward you get for being a backer.

    Better yet – you won’t be charged ANYTHING until the project is Orasmasfunded 29 days from now. If it fails to reach its goal, you will not be charged a cent.

    StarMage is sci-fi fantasy geared for YA crowd – it is kid safe (no nudity/sex or gratuitous violence). Think Harry Potter in Space.

    You can help one of two ways….
    First: back me up!
    It’s easy (especially if you’ve ever bought anything from Amazon)!
    • Go to the link above.
    • Click the green “Back this Project” button
    • Choose your amount you feel comfortable with (again, this won’t charge for 29 days….or ever if we don’t get funded)
    • Pick the reward level associated with the amount you contributed
    • Check out like you would at Amazon!

    Second: Help spread the word!
    Maybe you’re not into comics. Maybe you don’t have kids or think sci-fi is baloney. Or you just don’t have the funds right now to contribute. That’s fine – you can still do me a huge solid by getting the world out to your peeps – co-workers, family and friends. Anyone you think might have the slightest interest. If you do the social media thing: tweet it, blog it, LJ it or FB it! The more people know about the more chance it will have to be successful.

    Thanks guys! Appreciate any help you can give.

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