New to the Shadow Sentry: Origins campaign! A Treat for you this Halloween!!
Lastly, we’ve added a new Holo-chrome poster into the mix! We wanted to get a taste for the Holo-Chrome covers that will be coming, and you can get your hands on these! Limited to 10! These will ship immediately and are available now!
We are super excited to announce that the Shadow Sentry universe is about to makes it maiden journey over to Kickstarter next week! On 6.26 Shadow Sentry will go live and make itself known to a whole new crowd of comic fans, and hopefully some not-so-new as well! Lots will stay the same in comparison to the Indiegogo campaign, but here are some new things you can expect…
Above – you’ll see the New Exclusive Variant that will be available on the campaign. This really came out great, and once again Carbon Graphics nailed it with the colors. We’re also going to make it available in the Holo-Chrome format just like Clayton Barton’s Regular cover for that extra special touch!!
Also, a few new rewards that will be available that were not on the Indiegogo campaign are some original art perks, including pages and sketches as well! I’m also really considering putting the cover inks for the KS exclusive cover up for grabs, but for that we’ll just have to wait and see!
While this campaign will be more geared to first-time backers with many of the rewards focused on the individual books themselves, with a heavy focus on SHADOW SENTRY as a whole as compared to the ORIGINS campaign, it will still have all the same great products! So I hope you give it a look and consider backing some of the new rewards!
Thanks so much for those who have backed so far and continue to do so! You make this all possible and for that I am forever grateful!
Head to the sign up page to get notified when we go live! CLICK HERE!
Last Thursday the campaign went LIVE for the next installment in the Shadow Sentry Universe! Shadow Sentry: Origins # 1
After completing two issues of the regular series and two successful crowdfunding campaigns we’re going back to the beginnings of a few of our characters to give you a glimpse into how they became the fighting forces they are today. SHADOW SENTRY: Origins #1 will be comprised of 2 stories, both 24 pages in length, for a 48 page hard-hitting oversized comic! What’s set forth in the SHADOW SENTRY: Origins books will lay the groundwork for the second story arc in the regular series, starting in book 5! So it’s not to be missed!
And in case you missed the first two books in the series –Here’s what backers are saying:
What if you had a near death experience, but when you returned from the other side you brought back a piece of the eternal with you? You awoke to find you now had supernatural abilities and you were able to break the laws of nature that govern the world around you! SHADOW SENTRY is an X-Men meets the Matrix Superhero team book with a Supernatural twist that will hit you with the nostalgia of the 90’s and restore your faith in comics again!
Discover the events surrounding this young teleporting Hell Born, Hopscotch, and her “quickening” in a modern day Japan. The daughter of a Yakuza crime lord plunged into the middle of a war of her father’s making. A revenge story that will leave the bodies piled high and the blood flowing free. Ninja’s, Yakuza, and a cyborg Samurai by the name of Akira – The Iron Demon, are just a taste of what’s in store!
Learn the origins of a the leader of the Shadow Sentry. A young marine in a volatile Afghanistan after 9/11 will come face to face with an unrelenting enemy and learn what it means to be a soldier with the power of indestructibility, and what dastardly plans a mysterious agent has in store for him.
Books 1 & 2
If you missed out on the first two books we have you covered with some catch up perks! We’re on to our second printing of Book 1, which features art by Eric Ninaltowski and colors by Carbon Graphics. This was seen on the first campaign as “promo art,” but it’s just too good not to put on a cover! As for Book 2 we have plenty of copies left, so get them while you can! And if you hate waiting, you can get them now in the STORE!
Fan Art Friday Art Book!
Fan Art Friday is a weekly drawing stream Eric hosts on his YouTube channel (Check it out!) that draws characters of the viewers choice! You can also pick up the original art if yours is chosen on stream! Here collected for the first time is the artwork from 2022 + some additional art from Drawn n Quartered!
7.5 x 9.5 – 48 pages – Black & White – Perfect Bound
Find out more and visit the Indiegogo campaign page!
As we prepare to launch our new campaign next week for Shadow Sentry: Origins #1 – we wanted to wet your palette and get you excited for this amazing book! We have employed the talents of Clayton Barton and Mark Poulton (Hawkman, Avengelyne), to add their touch to this new installment, and what they have done will blow you away! Clayton Barton of How to Draw Comics.net has done a fantastic job lending his style to the breakdowns and layouts for this book, that’s why we’ve decided to make a few select pages available to download, for free, for your viewing pleasure! Mark has finished the first draft of the script, and Clayton has finished all the breakdowns and layouts for the 24 page story for the Hopscotch origin and we’re eager for you to get a glimpse! Just Clayton’s line work on the breakdowns are delicious to behold, so take a look!
Here is a 9 page preview courtesy of Gumroad to get you pumped! – Just follow the link and enter $0 for the amount…
Launching next week on 2 . 2 3 . 2 3 — SHADOW SENTRY: Origins will be comprised of two 24 page stories, totaling 48 pages of awesome! Hopscotch will start us off with a bang (or a slice!) and launch us into modern Japan where Yakuza gangsters are fighting for their life! Can they take on a teenage girl with newly found teleportation powers!? You’ll find out as Hopscotch, or Katarina Katayama, embarks on a errand of revenge from the king of hell himself — that old dastardly Dragon — Satan! You’ll get a good look at him in this book as we set up what it means to be a Hell Born, and how they are chosen. You’ll also be introduced to a new villain, a cyborg ninja known as Akira, the Iron Demon (aka: Tatsu Akuma)!
Part two will be the origin story of Robert Noble, the current leader of the Shadow Sentry. Learn how he received his powers in Afghanistan following 9/11, and the details surrounding his run in with the Hell Born and Vengent!
Here’s a little sneak peek at page 1 (below), from the Commander Noble origin story! Art by Eric Ninaltowski. Assisting on Script will be new comer: Clay Pauley! New to our team but not new to comics, Clay has been writing his own stories for some time, and will soon be launching his own crowdfunded book – Myth No More!
If you’re new to the scene and want to catch up you’re free to wait until the campaign launches next week where there will be a tier where you can purchase Books 1 & 2, or you can get your hands on them now as we’ve updated the STORE! Cause why wait!
Hopping on board a train that has already started moving can be equally challenging! In an effort to help you out and lend you a hand to give my new series, SHADOW SENTRY a try; I put together a preview to give you a little taste. The first 14 pages of Book 1: Into the Eternal.
Keep in mind this has been an independent creation, no big names, no flashy company, just us little guys, with support from folks like you! I’m really proud of what we’ve created and think you’ll quickly see the passion that went into creating this first installment of SHADOW SENTRY. I think it’s something new and old readers alike will enjoy! And I’ve already gotten great feedback and am very happy to report Book 1 has been well received!
But sometimes seeing is believing! So in an effort to make a believer out of you… check it out, see for yourself! Hit the link below to check out and download your free 14 page preview!
Shadow Sentry book 2 has been fully funded! I will deliver! So if you’d like to pre-order Book 2 (and get Book 1 while you’re at it, while supplies last!) and see where this story goes, please consider backing today! More backers unlocks more stretch goals, which means more cool freebies for everyone! Digital copies are an option too, but just a heads up, only physical backers of the book get the stretch-goals come fulfillment time.
WANT TO BACK THE BOOK OR JUST FIND OUT MORE? CLICK THE LINK BELOW!
Book 2: Belly of the Beast promises to be even better! Following right on the heels of book 1— The Shadow Sentry are about to throw down and clash with BLOOD BANE and the HELL BORN in an all out BATTLE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!
You won’t want to miss it! PLUS we have some fun surprises along the way! BLOOD BANE has a new look that we have yet to see, and there are some fun and new characters we get to meet as well!
The Shadow Sentry campaign for book 1 is drawing to a close! All books have been mailed out! The 31st of May will mark the end of the first campaign! I want to say a big thank you to all who backed and made the first book a huge success! But this is only the beginning!
Here’s what’s in store for the future!!
For a limited time (till the end of May) I’ll be offering a BLACK&WHITEHard CoverAstist Edition of Book 1.
This will be a special edition that will not only include the inks of book 1 but also 20 pages of extras! Extra’s like sketches, concept designs, unused art, breakdowns and pretty much all that went into making the book! It’s going to be something special for the art lover who enjoyed the line work without the distraction of the colors! Backers of this special edition will also be able to add on a quick sketch on the inside cover, or a detailed sketch, at a pretty reasonable amount!
Book 2: Belly of the Beast will be available in June when the campaign launches on Indiegogo! Specific date TBA! But if you’d like to be notified when the campaign goes live and be the first to grab your copy – sign up now for the pre-campaign – AND – get a FREE LIMITED EDITION TRADING CARD WHEN YOU BACK!
Here’s a peek at my cover for book 2! It may look familiar to you, it’s a homage to an oldie but goodie! Check that out below as well!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to keep the train rolling in this new Shadow Sentry saga – there’s some really fun things coming in Book 2, but till then… that’s all the news for now! I will send out another update as I get ready to launch, but remember to sign-up and stay in the loop and get that trading card!
Just around 10 more pages to go and then the book will be complete! I’ve been hard at work these past months penciling and inking some of my best work EVER and I’m so excited to get it out to you! Thank you to everyone who has backed my first CREATOR-OWNED Comic, launched this past February on INDIEGOGO! The campaign itself is still In-Demand, which means if you haven’t hopped on board yet, there is still time! The campaign will probably only remain open a few more months while I wrap up the book so don’t wait!
I want to show you some pages that are about 99.9% finished with the exception of final edits, that have been re-lettered by Eric Weathers, comic letterer extraordinaire! These have colors by the talents of Kid Ikaris as well as Carbon Graphics, and as you can see they are coming out stunningly great!
If you haven’t yet, head on over and check out the campaign on …
There are some great perks to get on the campaign, but if you want JUST the comic, it’s only $20! Other perks include a signed copy of the comic, prints, metal prints, as well as some original art! But every physical backer of the book will be getting some sweet freebies, including stickers, trading cards, a poster, and a metal bookmark!
Thanks so much, now, please enjoy the first 8 pages!
is currently available to purchase and support on INDIEGOGO! Check out this promo video to get a taste of what it’s all about!
Check out the campaign and all the goodies I’m offering…
Here are some of the finished pages fully lettered and ready to go so you can get a feel for what’s in store for the wide world of the High Born and Hell Born! (Click on the images for a larger view!)
The story and art will be done by yours truly, with colors by Kid Ikaris, and Carbon Graphics!
I’m super excited to finally get this out there and make it available. If you are interested in backing the book I guarantee it will be worth the little extra (than a typical comic today) and not to mention it will be an nice thick 48 page book so… Double Sized! Full of quality and top notch art sure to please the avid and novice comic fan!
Please head over and take a look at the perks as well check out the amazing covers by artists like: Mike S. Miller, Matthew Weldon, and Kevin Sharpe, all amazing artists with sweet styles! Colored by the amazing talents of Carbon Graphics!
The time is nearing! While many of you have anticipated a November launch date for my Shadow Sentry comic, unfortunately, I still have other contract work to complete before I can launch S.S. Not wanting to launch around Christmas time, I decided to wait until February to kick off my official launch date and give myself more time to really get things top-notch! That means I can get more art done and have more time to prep. I don’t want to rush it! I want this book to be quality, quality, quality!
So in the meantime I set up a Pre-Launch page on Indiegogo where you can sign up and get notified when the campaign goes live in February. Many of you have already subscribed to my email list on my website and that means you’re good to go! No need to resubscribe! If you haven’t signed up yet, here you go…
I’ll be sending out updates of new art when it’s available as well as other awesome news— like who’s gonna be doing covers?! Ok well, that I can share now. I will have 4 covers from the talents of Mike S. Miller, Kevin Sharpe, and Matthew Weldon, and your truly of course! I’ll be excited to share those as they are completed!
I thank you all for your support and I am really looking forward to bringing this team, this story, and this comic to life for all of you. I have a team of friends and professionals who want to help and make sure this book is the best it can be so… Thank you all! I can’t wait!
Have a super Happy Thanksgiving!
In the meantime here are some character shots I’ve been working on! Enjoy! And if you’d like to follow Shadow Sentry on Facebook you can check that page out here… @shadowsentrycomic
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