Kickstarter Spotlight: Luminous Ages a world where mages, dragons and creatures fight to control dream magic
By Anthony Christou
I have been writing, drawing and painting Luminous Ages for about two years now on and off amongst my client work at my studio. Luminous Ages is my love child project and huge fantasy graphic novel. It contains all the awesome stuff I love about fantasy. I have been inspired since a child by the NeverEnding Story, Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. I really wanted to create a huge fantasy universe. Having mages that can harness and use the power of dreams, allows me to create an infinite world of possibility! I am looking forward to showing in future issues how Captuveri, Luminary and Chosen mages control dream magic in a different way.
I released a preview issue last year and it gained a great amount of success in Australia at comic conventions. I also run a successful patreon which is still growing. You can check out my comic and other art at www.patreon.com/anthonychristou. Having some success with the preview issue I wanted to try crowdfunding on Kickstarter though to bring it to a different audience and I had enough momentum and fans to back my kickstarter. I also wanted to get funding for the creation of my new Artbook for Luminous Ages. This book also contains extra backstory for fans.
Within about four days we hit it the target! Thanks to my fans and new supporters on Kickstarter. The Artbook is a 20 page Artbook and I plan now to use Kickstarter as a way to launch and release future issues. I have also included three stretch goals and would love to turn the Artbook from a 20 page to a 40 page Artbook. So the more help we get the more pages and rewards we can unlock.
Check out the project here:
What is Luminous Ages all about?
Luminous Ages is a universe of fantasy, dreams and magic, which starts at the dawn of the first dream. Thirteen god-like beings & dragons are formed with the power to manifest dreams into reality with Captuveri, Chosen and Luminary magic. Six races of creatures are also granted the power to control dreams. They are the humans, dragons, titans, angels, demons and beasts. Alliances of good and evil are struck and the battles between the Mare and Tranquil realms have begun!
The adventure begins with a young farm boy, Thrakos, going through a painful transformation to become a Mage of the Mark. Is he a Captuveri, Luminary or Chosen mage? What secret has his father been hiding from him? Why are dragons hunting him down in the dreamworld ‘Oniro’? Why is the legend of Silva the Grey connected to him? His fate hangs in the balance between reality and dreams – will he live?
What the comic is inspired by and what it stands for morally
If you’re a lover of dragons, fantasy, and mythology this comic and art is for you. The art and story is inspired by ‘The NeverEnding Story’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Avatar’. It draws inspiration from the aesthetics and myths of ancient Greece, Egypt, Sumer, Africa, India and China.
If I’ve piqued your interest, please head over to the Kickstarter page and check it out. I truly appreciate your support, whether it’s pledges or just sharing the page. Thank you! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminousages/luminous-ages-comic-book-1-and-artbook
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