My name is M.A.O Hadji, and I'm a London based author and illustrator with a life-long wish to create an epic space-opera comic book series originating from the wild imagination of my mind, and inspired by the established staple series of the genre such as Star Wars and Firefly.
HIDDIGO is based in the Arawelo Galaxy, one of the few independent systems not yet subjugated by the Cosmic Emperor Algamesh II. The latter through arms-embargoes and sanctions has managed to weaken the solar kingdom of Yam Yonemlin ruled by the young Queen Ashkiro. The Emperor sets in motion the necessary resources to make a fast conquest, but from within deep of his own empire rises an ambitious Prince of a long lost rebellious Kingdom that was vanquished centuries before. Others soon follow in his footsteps, and the Queen begins to understand the battle for freedom is not yet lost.
What We Need & What You Get
The funds will be used to hire a talented artist with the ability to transform my pencil-work into fully colored panels, inked and lettered.
In return these perks will be available for those interested
- $5 - A thank you, and you'll be listed at the end of the comic as a valuable patron. (being added to the patron list is a contributor's personal choice)
- $15 - A signed copy, a thank you, and you'll be listed at the end of the comic as a valuable patron.
- $30 - A Poster, a signed copy, a thank you and you'll be listed at the end of the comic as a valuable patron .
- $100 - All of the above plus a limited edition silver cover.
- $200 - All of the above plus a limited edition gold cover.
- $300 - All of the above plus the Worm Hole Experience - You as a contributor have been sucked into a worm hole that lands you a spot in the story itself. A galactic likeness of you and your name will feature in one page of the comic as a villain or a hero in the service of either the Queen or the Cosmic Emperor and you will also have dialogue.
It will be the first independent space opera comic book series based on African mythology. It would enrich the genre with a different experience, and illuminates a hidden part of the Sci-Fi universe we all love.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you don't have the financial means to support, please spread the word as much as you can. I value such enthusiasm with great appreciation!