Fatal is creating Defenders of Earth
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$16
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Hey I'm Fatal your resident artist/writer combo.  I'm a Canadian guy who's been writing and telling stories since as long as I remember and now that my skill with the arts is catching up to my imagination, I've decided to finally share my stories with the world!

Though I do have a comic planned in the future, at the moment I'm working on doing illustrations for my book series called Defenders of Earth.  I post these illustrations and the part they correspond with (usually between 1-2 pages from the actually document) every Wednesday, and by supporting me, you get to see those updates early!

Some examples of illustrations so far:




What is Defenders of Earth?
 

Genre: Sci-fantasy/action/superheroes
Status: Book 1 - Complete // Book 2 - Final editing // Book 3 - 1.5 draft
Prequel - 2nd draft // Books 4, 5, & 6 - Barely outlined

Synopsis

Thirteen years ago, the Defenders of Earth, a team of twelve superheroes created and owned by the organization known as the Society, disbanded and scattered to the winds. Once standing in the international spotlight, fighting for peace on Earth, they’re little more than a fond memory these days–or a bad one, depending on who you ask.

After the Society shutdown, the Defenders were not the only ones displaced. Twelve superpowered children, known as the Beta Generation, were adopted out to normal families. Thirteen years later, the remnants of the Society must train the now teenage superhumans, or reap the consequences.

It’s that day that Fergus Demir; formerly Amp, the leader of the Defenders; is contacted with a task: to collect the Beta Generation and give them the training they so sorely need.

Fergus isn’t the only one trying to collect the Betas, though. The Community of Magically Trained also wants to get their hands on the children, and will stop at nothing to possess them…or make sure they don’t live long enough to fall into someone else’s hands.

Setting

Defenders is set in mostly modern day Earth? But an alternate Earth with cool stuff like Magic and Superheroes. Book 1 takes place in a fictional city in Switzerland, specifically in an old manor that sits just outside of city limits, but for the remainder of the books it’s pretty up in the air! They spend a lot of time in Sicily in later books, for instance.

Fun Facts

  • DOE features a large and diverse cast, queer and otherwise!
  • I’ve been working on this story for like six entire years?? What the hell.
  • DOE is actually the first series in a series of series all set in the same universe. It’s convoluted, I know, just bear with me.
  • DOE is definitely the result of my frustrations about the lack of diversity in the MCU.
  • It’s also an excuse to write wicked awesome fight scenes because I eat. That. Shit. Up.
  • Features fun tropes such as: found family, Tired Dad, and huge asshole is actually a giant softie.

Important Links

@defendersofearth - The official blog, where I post chapters in parts every Wednesday!
The Cast - Read all about the most important members of DOE here–again with pictures!
Comic Sans Powerpoint - In case you want a silly/more in-depth description of DOE and the characters!

So what am I offering? 

On top of getting early access to updates, you can join higher tiers and see excerpts from future books, short stories that may or may not make it to Tumblr, AU one shots, deleted scenes, and art such as WIPs of the illustrations, random character sketches, and completed character pieces.

My Future Plans

Defenders of Earth won't go on forever, but I have six books AND a prequel planned for the series, so that'll keep us going for a good while!  DOE is only the first series in an anthology of books that all take place in a universe that I've called the Golden Verse.  I plan on illustrating those much like I'm illustrating Defenders--but that's pretty far in the future at the moment.

I'm also planning to start a webcomic with a friend of mine, though I'm not sure how much I'll be sharing on Patreon for the time being until I work out the specifics with them. :)

All in all, my ultimate goal is to be able to support myself through Patreon!  If I make enough money through Patreon, I can quit my job and dedicate my life to my personal projects, which means more cool stuff for you guys.  For now, though, I'm just starting out, so I ask you to be patient with me as I figure out what works and what doesn't.

Thanks for reading, I hope you decide to support me on this journey!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
No longer just a tip jar! If you give me $1 a month you get early access to updates before they go public.
Noodle Doodle
$3 or more per month
If you donate $3 a month, you get access to:
  • Sketches of the characters, occasional story specific studies.
  • Excerpts from the actual story as I write.
  • WIPs of the illustrations.


Some of the sketches will eventually find their way onto Tumblr in one big dump.

Character Focus
$5 or more per month

If you give me $5 a month, you get:

  • Occasional drabbles that aren't necessarily a part of the canon story line.
  • Finished art pieces I happen to do of the characters.
  • Everything from the previous tier.


Goals
$16 of $75 per month
This basically covers my monthly expenses, so that's cool!
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Hey I'm Fatal your resident artist/writer combo.  I'm a Canadian guy who's been writing and telling stories since as long as I remember and now that my skill with the arts is catching up to my imagination, I've decided to finally share my stories with the world!

Though I do have a comic planned in the future, at the moment I'm working on doing illustrations for my book series called Defenders of Earth.  I post these illustrations and the part they correspond with (usually between 1-2 pages from the actually document) every Wednesday, and by supporting me, you get to see those updates early!

Some examples of illustrations so far:




What is Defenders of Earth?
 

Genre: Sci-fantasy/action/superheroes
Status: Book 1 - Complete // Book 2 - Final editing // Book 3 - 1.5 draft
Prequel - 2nd draft // Books 4, 5, & 6 - Barely outlined

Synopsis

Thirteen years ago, the Defenders of Earth, a team of twelve superheroes created and owned by the organization known as the Society, disbanded and scattered to the winds. Once standing in the international spotlight, fighting for peace on Earth, they’re little more than a fond memory these days–or a bad one, depending on who you ask.

After the Society shutdown, the Defenders were not the only ones displaced. Twelve superpowered children, known as the Beta Generation, were adopted out to normal families. Thirteen years later, the remnants of the Society must train the now teenage superhumans, or reap the consequences.

It’s that day that Fergus Demir; formerly Amp, the leader of the Defenders; is contacted with a task: to collect the Beta Generation and give them the training they so sorely need.

Fergus isn’t the only one trying to collect the Betas, though. The Community of Magically Trained also wants to get their hands on the children, and will stop at nothing to possess them…or make sure they don’t live long enough to fall into someone else’s hands.

Setting

Defenders is set in mostly modern day Earth? But an alternate Earth with cool stuff like Magic and Superheroes. Book 1 takes place in a fictional city in Switzerland, specifically in an old manor that sits just outside of city limits, but for the remainder of the books it’s pretty up in the air! They spend a lot of time in Sicily in later books, for instance.

Fun Facts

  • DOE features a large and diverse cast, queer and otherwise!
  • I’ve been working on this story for like six entire years?? What the hell.
  • DOE is actually the first series in a series of series all set in the same universe. It’s convoluted, I know, just bear with me.
  • DOE is definitely the result of my frustrations about the lack of diversity in the MCU.
  • It’s also an excuse to write wicked awesome fight scenes because I eat. That. Shit. Up.
  • Features fun tropes such as: found family, Tired Dad, and huge asshole is actually a giant softie.

Important Links

@defendersofearth - The official blog, where I post chapters in parts every Wednesday!
The Cast - Read all about the most important members of DOE here–again with pictures!
Comic Sans Powerpoint - In case you want a silly/more in-depth description of DOE and the characters!

So what am I offering? 

On top of getting early access to updates, you can join higher tiers and see excerpts from future books, short stories that may or may not make it to Tumblr, AU one shots, deleted scenes, and art such as WIPs of the illustrations, random character sketches, and completed character pieces.

My Future Plans

Defenders of Earth won't go on forever, but I have six books AND a prequel planned for the series, so that'll keep us going for a good while!  DOE is only the first series in an anthology of books that all take place in a universe that I've called the Golden Verse.  I plan on illustrating those much like I'm illustrating Defenders--but that's pretty far in the future at the moment.

I'm also planning to start a webcomic with a friend of mine, though I'm not sure how much I'll be sharing on Patreon for the time being until I work out the specifics with them. :)

All in all, my ultimate goal is to be able to support myself through Patreon!  If I make enough money through Patreon, I can quit my job and dedicate my life to my personal projects, which means more cool stuff for you guys.  For now, though, I'm just starting out, so I ask you to be patient with me as I figure out what works and what doesn't.

Thanks for reading, I hope you decide to support me on this journey!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
No longer just a tip jar! If you give me $1 a month you get early access to updates before they go public.
Noodle Doodle
$3 or more per month
If you donate $3 a month, you get access to:
  • Sketches of the characters, occasional story specific studies.
  • Excerpts from the actual story as I write.
  • WIPs of the illustrations.


Some of the sketches will eventually find their way onto Tumblr in one big dump.

Character Focus
$5 or more per month

If you give me $5 a month, you get:

  • Occasional drabbles that aren't necessarily a part of the canon story line.
  • Finished art pieces I happen to do of the characters.
  • Everything from the previous tier.