Three Reasons Why Heirs of Isildur and Tales From Nocturnia fans should rejoice!
In the second article in our 'Three Reasons Why' series, we talk about how our upcoming release I AM QIDO should appeal to our current fanbase
The campaign launch for I AM QIDO, our fictional Far-East fantasy horror graphic novel, is right around the corner (Monday 08.28.23 at 11am EST). (Follow / bookmark and Back here). We're super stoked for this project and feel it just might be our best yet.
Whether it be online or in person, we've had many of you ask us if I AM QIDO will appeal to you, and with good reason. You may be a fan of our other titles like HEIRS OF ISILDUR and TALES FROM NOCTURNIA which focus on time travel, steampunk imagery, apocalyptic sci-fi stakes, metal music, medieval fantasy, etc... and you just want to make sure before you jump on in that this book will fit into your wheelhouse.
We think the answer is a resounding YES, so in today's article we give you THREE REASONS WHY our I AM QIDO should appeal to YOU, our existing fanbase!
REASON ONE: OUR MAIN FOCUS IS ALWAYS THE CHARACTERS WITHIN THE STORY
It doesn't matter the setting - it could be Shadow's Haven, Nocturnia, or now the Yamaran Empire. Our stories are ALWAYS about how characters react within a situation.
Our mantra at INSYMMETRY CREATIONS is to 'Create characters you can relate to and universes you want to escape into'. We want you to feel THEIR emotions, and ask yourself what you would do if you were in their shoes. These are all relatable individuals, even if the setting is unfamiliar. Their conflict may be internal, it might be an unfortunate circumstance that happens to them, or even something supernatural and fantastic that they experience.
We're confident that when you meet QIDO, KENJXI, MIYU, TATSUMI, and so many more that are a part of this story (Like the Majutsu-Shi pictured above), that you're going to be pulled right into their world... and that's exactly where we want you.
REASON TWO: IT EXPANDS ON WHAT WE'VE ALREADY BEEN BUILDING
In HEIRS OF ISILDUR, individuals from other existential planes, that face imminent personal peril, are being called through portals into SHADOW'S HAVEN and the world of MYKAL ISILDUR. There are many characters, like Murk, Shiver, Remnant, Syndrome, and even ‘Hoodie’ / Professor Hemlock where we get to see flashbacks to their existence prior to meeting Mykal.
In TALES FROM NOCTURNIA, KING LUCIEN aka LOVELORN, has been called through a portal. We then get to see the aftermath of what happened to his Kingdom upon his disappearance. That story, however, is more about Benonoch The Executioner, the Stable Maidens, the Nocturnians and the Sinisterians, and their imminent conflict.
As it pertains to I AM QIDO: You’ve already met QIDO in HEIRS OF ISILDUR - THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS. We've always wanted to explore his backstory - and boy do we ever get to tell it. When you're done reading this you're going to get the most comprehensive and compelling look into a character’s origin, right up to the moment the portal calls him into HEIRS.
REASON THREE: WE ALLOWED THE STORY ITSELF TO HELP DICTATE ITS OWN INSANITY
Yes - This is an expansion of the HEIRS OF ISILDUR universe, just like Tales From Nocturnia. YES - we needed to make sure that the rules that govern this story would not contradict what’s already been set forth, but we allowed the story to build on itself and open doors that we didn’t anticipate at the onset.
What do we mean by this? When we set out to write QIDO’s origin, it was only meant to be a short BONUS section in the eventual HEIRS OF ISILDUR - THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS Trade Paperback. As we started constructing the story, however, it became clear that there was more that was begging us to be developed. We could fight that and force the story to be abbreviated, or we could allow the story to help open some windows of exploration for itself.
Once we released the reigns, the story got WILD. I AM QIDO started to dictate its own rules, push its own boundaries, and become its own FULL story. We found ourselves asking so many times ‘Is this REALLY what we want to do with these characters and TO these characters?’ That’s the sign of a good story to us - where, even as writers, you begin to care about those you’ve created, and there’s a tinge of remorse if something not so savory crosses their path… but this is fantasy horror, and the ‘good guys’ can’t always come out on top, now can they?
Tomorrow, on the EVE of the launch, we’ll cover one more aspect that’s super important in the world we all live in today: "THREE REASONS WHY THE I AM QIDO CAMPAIGN SHOULD APPEAL TO *YOU* - THE SAVVY CONSUMER"
So are you ready for I AM QIDO: Where MORTAL KOMBAT and SOUL CALIBER meet MAD MAX? Follow / bookmark and Back here
ICYMI - Here’s the first article in this series: WHY WE’RE EXCITED FOR I AM QIDO (and you should be too!)
DON’T FORGET: We JUST released our BRAND NEW theme song ‘SPIRAL INTO MADNESS’ and a LYRIC VIDEO for it. DID YOU MISS IT? WATCH IT HERE
Like, subscribes, comments, shares, all are welcome on the Youtube premiere!
Make sure to like and follow the I AM QIDO Instagram as well as the INSYMMETRY CREATIONS Website, Facebook, and Instagram so you don’t miss any reveals as they happen!
So be ready to JOIN THE EMPIRE on August 28th, 2023!
BOOKMARK the campaign now: www.tinyurl.com/IAMQIDO
That’s all for now. Thanks for all your support!
Matt & Steph
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