Artist Hoang Nguyen Launches Kickstarter Campaign for final chapter of Carbon Grey
SAN JOSE, California – May 13, 2013. Artist Hoang Nguyen is today launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the final volume of his epic series Carbon Grey.
An epic story of family and duty set against the backdrop of a great war, vividly realized through beautiful fully painted artwork, Carbon Grey has been Nguyen’s labor of love for over ten years. In 2010 the project came to the attention of Image Comics, who published the first volume to critical acclaim in March 2011.
After self-funding the project for almost a decade Nguyen last year looked to fans of Carbon Grey and the Kickstarter community at large for support. The campaign was a success, raising over $40,000 and enabling Nguyen and his creative team to complete a second three-issue volume, also published by Image.
Now, Nguyen is preparing to bring his 11-year journey to a close with the third and final volume of the Carbon Grey saga. With the original creative team of Khari Evans (Daughters of the Dragon, Thor, Harbinger), Kinsun Loh, Paul Gardner (Afro Samurai, Splatterhouse) and Nguyen himself all committed to the project Hoang is turning once more to the Kickstarter community to help fund production.
“I was so grateful to the Kickstarter organization and community – they provided a real lifeline when I needed it", said Nguyen. “Without their support Carbon Grey Volume Two might never have been realized. We worked hard to deliver a final product that would justify their faith in us. I’m hoping that all those who generously contributed before will once again lend us their support and help me to bring the story of the Sisters Grey to a conclusion.”
The Kickstarter campaign page for Carbon Grey: the final chapter can be found at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1457867026/carbon-grey-the-final-chapter
More information is available on the Carbon Grey blog (http://carbongrey.blogspot.com/) and the official Carbon Grey Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/carbongreycomic)
About Hoang Nguyen
Hoang Nguyen was born in Vietnam and emigrated to the United States at the age of nine. He has worked for Marvel, Dark Horse, and other comic publishers, and his original project Metal Militia was optioned by Dino De Laurentiis for feature film development. More recently he has worked in the videogame industry, having contributed to such well-known titles as the Elder Scrolls series for Bethesda Softworks. He was the lead artist and character designer on Dead to Rights for Namco and is currently Art Director for Namco Bandai Games.
About Carbon Grey
Carbon Grey is a comic book mini-series created by artist Hoang Nguyen and published by Image Comics. Set against the backdrop of a great war the series follows twin sisters Mathilde and Giselle Grey, members of a noble family dedicated to protecting the Kaiser of Mitteleuropa, as they struggle to reconcile duty with their own beliefs and ambitions. When the Kaiser is killed a vast conspiracy is uncovered, centered around a prophecy made long ago by Gottfaust, father to the Greys and hero of Mitteleuropa, that the 13th sister – the Carbon Grey – will one day spark a revolution.