Published on March 5th, 2015 | by Richard Boom
THE UNTAMED: A Sinner’s Prayer Hardcover Graphic Novel
The Untamed is a completed comic series that will be collected for the first time in a 248 page oversized 12″x8.5″ hardcover graphic novel – the deluxe edition! It will be released at Stranger Comics, via Kickstarter and The Untamed will be printed on 100% recycled paper.
With a mere TWO WEEKS to go, the funding for the fully finished project (including stories by Hunger Games author Amandla Stenberg) looks great and the Stretch Goals are set in motion.
The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer (The Story)
Seven Days for Seven Souls. Would you damn yourself to save the ones you love? Hidden within the Desert of the Dying Tree lies a town run by ruthless killers, a growing cancer upon the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda. Some say it’s a watering hole for the devil. For one man, it’s a second chance at revenge… and a last chance at redemption. A man with no name has returned to the brutal Town of Oasis. A mysterious Stranger whose violent past haunts his every footstep. It’s been ten years since his wife and child were on the verge of turning him from wickedness, but they were murdered and so was he. Now, the Stranger has been released from Hell for seven days to reap the seven souls responsible, including his mistress, a young con-man he raised as a son, and his own brother. But having little recollection of his former life, the Stranger is lost in a sea of faded memories, glimpses of the life that was taken from him coming back in broken shards as he leaves his trail of bloody vengeance.
Conflict arises when he meets the orphan girl Niobe, who reminds him of his daughter. She acts as his conscience, and ultimately his only hope for salvation.
“Sebastian A. Jones is like the Robert E. Howard of our generation. THE UNTAMED is like Solomon Kane mixed with Kill Bill, only shrouded with more mystery and twice the action.”
– CAMERON HATHEWAY (Bleeding Cool)
“Sebastian A. Jones’ THE UNTAMED is what we fantasy fans have been starving for — a completely original dark and gritty thriller set in a brutal world that delivers on all levels.”
– ANDREW COSBY (Co-Founder of BOOM! Studios, 2 Guns, Creator of Eureka)
“Peter’s one of my favorite working artists today. Fluid storytelling with an eye for acting and mood.”
– RICK REMENDER (Fear Agent, Punisher)
Words by Sebastian A. Jones (Dusu, I Am Mixed, I Am Living in 2 Homes, Pinata)
Art by Peter Bergting (Baltimore, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Frazetta’s Creatures)
Layouts and Concepts by Darrell May (Dusu, I Am Mixed, I Am Living in 2 Homes)
Cover Art and Concepts by Hyoung Taek Nam (The Last of Us)
Lettering by Troy Peteri (Iron Man, Amazing Spider-Man) and Joshua Cozine (Bionic Woman)
Design by Christopher Garner (Dusu, Pinata) and Joshua Cozine (Dusu)
Edited by Joshua Cozine (Darby Pop, Top Cow)
The team is very excited to share The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer and have put a lot of work into this project. They even made an animatic of the first issue with actor Ed Quinn (Eureka, True Blood) as The Stranger. Ken Locsmandi (The Matrix, Fight Club) produced it for a Stranger Comics/FilmworksFx collab. Take a look at the short version.
REWARDS: The book will retail at $29.99, but as a Kickstarter Special, backers can get it signed and shipped for $25, $20 if you’re fast enough. So make a pledge and get the signed oversized hardcover, some beautiful art prints, original artwork, or some Stranger apparel. The team also also some fun rewards like appearing as a Dwarf or an Orc in the follow-up to The Untamed, called Erathune illustrated by Sheldon Mitchell (The Darkness). You can get a poem written by Sebastian just for you. You can get a chance to meet the creative team behind the book and the animatic. You can even get a chance to have lunch with our producers, Andrew Cosby (Eureka, Two Guns), Lloyd Levin (Hellboy, Watchmen, The Rocketeer), and Andrew Sugerman (Death Sentence, Conviction, Shopgirl).