JC’s Progress

StarMage #1 - Darien

22/ 22 pages. 100.0% done!


StarMage #2 - Eridu

22/ 22 pages. 100.0% done!


StarMage #3 - Rebellion and Desertion

23/ 23 pages. 100% done!


StarMage #4 - A Troubling Search

22/ 22 pages. 100% done!


StarMage #5 - The Ghosts of the Past

22/ 22 pages. 100% done!


StarMage #6 - The Planet of Sorrows

0/ 22 pages. 0% done!


Ancient Rising - The Graphic Novel

10/ 100 pages. 10.0% done!


White Chapel #1 - The Letter (with Martin Dunn)

5/ 22 pages. 22.7% done!

Ray Dillon

Star Mage Release Dates and Ordering Information

The following are the release dates and pre-order information for the Star Mage Series.

Please note, all dates are subject to change.

StarMage#1

Star Mage #1 (of 6) – Darien

AVAILABLE NOW!

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Star Mage #2 (of 6) – Eridu

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Star Mage #3 (of 6) – Rebellion and Desertion

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Star Mage #4 (of 6) – A Troubling Search

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SM COVER ISSUE 5 Star Mage #5 (of 6) – The Ghosts of the Past

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SM6CoverStar Mage #6 (of 6) – The Planet of Sorrows

Expected in-store date: 9/10/2014 TBA

Diamond Order Code: JUL140428

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Covers for the First Five Issues of Star Mage!

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Star Mage – Who is Darien Connors?

Coming April 16th – Star Mage pre-order now at your local comic shop with the code FEB140444

Species: Eriduian

Bio: Darien Connors is the son of Dalidor the Great – the legendary king of the Sarru Kishpu. How he ended up on the Wardum planet Earth is a mystery but it’s believed that Dalidor took him their for protection from the Bel Etu and their Dark King, Orasmas Xul Sarrum. Darien would have never been discovered if not for a bullying incident on Earth that caused the boy to manifest his kishpu.

The Great Et Lu Warrior Arylos found the boy and transported him back to Eridu. Darien has no knowledge of his lineage or power.

Lineage: Dalidor the Great (10th king of the Sarru Kishpu) and Kaela

Affiliation: Sarru Kishpu

Scepter: Yet to be determined but tracking to 9th Scepter.

Powers: Yet to be determined but he can cast spells without incantations –  a skill few StarMages possess.

House: EBABBAR CREST

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Star Mage – Who is Arylos?

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Coming April 16th – Star Mage pre-order now at your local comic shop with the code FEB140444

Species: Eriduian

Bio: Arylos is a mysterious character who showed up one day and quickly earned the good graces of King Dalidor the Great. While no record exists of him every attending Lambdu Kishpu, Arylos was awarded an eighth scepter designation by the king. Arylos quickly grew in admiration among his troops as instead of hiding in some command center on Eridu, he was on the front lines against the rebellion in his ship, the La Sana. When Dalidor fled with his wife and child from the onslaught of the Bel Etu, it was Arylos who seemed to keep the wolves at bay – devising the intricate and powerful gate to the inner worlds of the Sarru Kishpu known as Babu Badgaldingir.

Still, as the outer worlds fall under the thumb of Orasmas, the High Council and the new King knew that the Sarru Kishpu would not survive without Dalidor’s power. Arylos was sent to find Dalidor and his progeny. He would soon discover that Dalidor and Queen Kaela were dead and all that remained was the untrained Darien who while powerful was ignorant to the ways of Kishpu.

Lineage: classified

Affiliation: Sarru Kishpu

Scepter: Eighth scepter Et Lu Necromancer Star Mage of the Sarru Kishpu

Powers: Arylos is a powerful StarMage with command over most of the four elements as well as extremely powerful space prowess. His ship conjure is the largest in the fleet and while not much is known about his lineage, his ability is rare among even the Eriduians.

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Cool Review for Star Mage #1!

DarienHeadComic Bastards weighs in with a very cool review for Star Mage #1.

Some quotes include…

The thing I really dug about Star Mage is that it takes a ton of Sci-Fi tropes and adds it to the “chosen one” storyline and finds a way to make it all work. I’ve read other stories that have attempted to mix and match influences, but in sci-fi it becomes painfully obvious what a creator is going for and that usually kills the story. With Star Mage I was able to acknowledge the influences and still just enjoy the read.

And…

This was a fun issue pure and simple. I think as far as first issues go it was successful in setting up the backstory and preparing for the real conflict of the series. I’m looking forward to reading more and you should definitely keep an eye out for it once it becomes available. If you backed the Kickstarter project then you made the right choice and will be happy with the final product.

Check out the full review here: http://comicbastards.com/review-star-mage-1/

Coming to a comic shop near you soon, folks!

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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!

 

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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!

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$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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Franco Cespedes joins Transmissions From Atlantis Comics!

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Transmissions From Atlantis Comics is proud to announce the addition of Franco Cespedes to our artist lineup. Franco joins Ray Dillon as illustrator on our flagship title, Star Mage.

An illustrator from Costa Rica, Franco is an accomplished artist with numerous credits in the indie comics world including Black Jack Press’ Rustlers, Badlands and his own creator owned projects, Asusto and El Hallazgo.

In 2006, Franco formed his own animation company, Quinema Animation Studio, dedicated to digital advertising and animation developing original content for entertainment. He worked there as art director and senior animator. In 2010 he developed the animation series Chotico Costa Rica, which was broadcast on Costa Rican National Television and received rave reviews.

“‘I’m so happy for the opportunity for be part of STARMAGE story,” Cespedes said after finding out the news he was chosen from a group of over 60 artists. Cespedes will be taking on the role of lead illustrator for Star Mage, formally manned by Ray Dillon.

“Franco was the clear choice,” Star Mage Creator and co-owner of TFA Comics JC De La Torre said, “He was the only artist to truly capture the essence of Star Mage the same way Ray Dillon did. We feel that Franco will be not only an excellent successor to Ray but truly help us take Star Mage to a whole new level.”

Dillon’s continuing role with the project is undetermined at this time but De La Torre is hopefully he will find a place with the project.

“I can’t tell you how thankful I am for Ray Dillon,” De La Torre said, “Not only is Ray an amazing artist but I consider him and his lovely wife Renae friends. Ray bent over backwards to accommodate my lack of knowledge of the industry and helped me learn so much. I am eternally grateful to what Ray and I were able to accomplish with Star Mage #1 and I can’t wait for the world to see the foundation that Ray built that will allow talented artists like Franco to continue on. I’m hopeful that in some way, Ray will remain involved in Star Mage and our other projects here at TFA Comics.”

Franco has a beautiful command of colors as well as a brilliant technique that makes him the perfect choice to work for Transmissions From Atlantis.

 

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Magic and Spaceships…the Core of StarMage!

Created/Written by JC De La Torre. Art by Ray Dillon!

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Support StarMage’s Kickstarter Campaign!

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Okay folks, after royally 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.