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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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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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Transmissions From Atlantis Comics Officially Launches!

TFAComicsBannerFBIt’s finally here, launch day for Transmissions From Atlantis Comics. We have many great things coming very soon.

Our first title, Star Mage will be coming this fall. Released digitally, Star Mage will give you the very first taste of what this company is all about.

In the coming months, you’ll be getting new announcements on titles, artists and creator owned projects coming under the TFA umbrella. You’ll also see us at Cons and all over the social networks.

TFA Comics is here to be your doorway to excellent Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Comics! Stay tuned for some awesome announcements!

StarMage Kickstarter Campaign – Take Two – is Live!

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Okay folks, after royal 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.

Need some incentive? Check out page one:

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Episode 43 – Falling Skies, Who will be the 12th Doctor and Game of Thrones: The Red Wedding

Its just our luck that the week we decide to air our anniversary episode – all hell breaks loose. JC and Rita play catch up as they talk about Matt Smith’s impending departure from Doctor Who, give your their picks for the Next Doctor and continue their Legacy Who  Redux with Paul McGann’s the Eighth Doctor. They also discuss Game of Thrones’ the Red Wedding and the season finale, sci-fi drama Falling Skies, Starz hit Da Vinci’s Demons and why they won’t be going to see Man of Steel. Plus, their review of horror flick, Mama.

All this and much more on the tizzle to the Fin’ A!

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Schedule and links after the jump!

Episode 43

1:25 – Opening

3:47 Sci-Fi News

  •  StarMage News
  • Game of Thrones – The Red Wedding and Season Finale
  • Falling Skies
  • Da Vinci’s Demons
  • Why we won’t watch Man of Steel

27:30 Horror News

  • Mama

33:12 Doctor Who News

  • Thoughts on Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who
  • JC and Rita’s picks to be the 12th Doctor

52:08 Legacy Who Redux

  • The 8th Doctor Paul McGann

1:07:38 Closing with the Beatles’ Hey Jude

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