LOS ANGELES—Roger Kupelian, Hollywood Visual Effects Veteran and creator of the East of Byzantium Franchise, is inviting 100 fans to own one of each of the 100 Special Covers for his next installment in the Graphic Novel series, “Warrior Saints.” This will fund 1000 regular editions of the Graphic Novel for wider release.
The first volume, “War Gods,” was based on the real events of Armenia’s conversion to Christianity in 301 AD. “War Gods” has been presented in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. Kupelian even did a signing at San Diego’s Comic Con.
“Warrior Saints” is the next installment of the epic saga. Over a century has passed since the events of 301. Vartan Mamikonean and his followers face incredible odds to defend their country and their freedom. Where the men fall in battle, the women pick up the fight.
The East of Byzantium franchise has fans around the world. There was even a fan who took a photo with a copy at the South Pole. “War Gods” was released over a year ago, and both books have been licensed as the foundation for an upcoming docu-tainment series. There were even discussions with major Hollywood icons for a feature version.
The first one hundred copies of “Warrior Saints” will be completely unique in that each cover will be specially made for that edition. Once the 100 covers are sponsored, the fans will vote on the winning cover to go onto the standard edition print. The winner will get a special mention as well as a full refund of the purchase price of the book. All 100 sponsors will be listed in the standard printed version.
Kupelian remarked, “It will be a lot of work for me to raise funds this way, but the project is worth it. I want to sell my labor of love directly to those that want to share in the journey. The First 100 will always be a special group.”
“Warrior Saints” was lavishly illustrated by Roger Kupelian, and was co-written with Razmig Tchaglasian, with Mark Irwin as editor in chief. The first batch of orders for the unique issues have already been fulfilled.
To reserve a special edition, visit the Fugitive Studios website. All proceeds will go towards the printing of the standard edition of “Warrior Saints.”