About

ARCHEOLOGISTS OF SHADOWS

Archeologists Of Shadows is a unique and innovative graphic novel project that has been in development for over seven years now with a team that’s spread across three countries. With a writer and artist based out of Spain, an editor from Austin, Texas, and a publisher based out of Toronto, Canada, this is by far the most original, artistic and epic project we’ve ever undertaken. Writer Lara Fuentes and artist Patricio Clarey have collaborated with Septagon Studios to publish the graphic novel Archeologists Of Shadows, with editing and adaptation by Preston Park Cooper.

Archeologists Of Shadows Graphic Novel series is available digitally on:

Comixology AOS
Amazon AOS
Google Play Store AOS
DriveThru Comics
Comics+

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It all started a while back when Septagon Studios was approached with a submission sent to us all the way from Spain that literally knocked us out of our seats. It had an immersive story with incredible artwork that was unlike anything we had ever seen before. Over the last fews years, we’ve been working with the creators of AOS, along with Septagon Studios Editor in Chief Dr. Preston Park Cooper, who edited and adapt the story to prepare it for a North American graphic novel release. It’s been an awesome ride so far with 3 amazing volumes that have received widespread praise from both critics and comic fans. Check out some of the reviews HERE

Here’s a short synopsis of the story:

Archeologists of Shadows is set in a world where every living thing is becoming mechanical. Some think that the phenomenon is the will of the gods, and so the Authorities punish those who resist the transformation, although all wonder about the real reason for the changes.

Baltimo and Alix, who’ve lived their entire lives within the No-Destination Train, get off the train to avoid the Authorities, and to search for the Archeologists of Shadows, an underground group of the Resistance who fight to learn what the real will of the gods might be… but Alix and Baltimo will learn much more than even the Archeologists might have expected.

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There’s a real depth to this science-fiction/fantasy/steampunk mash-up, with many underlying themes that are affecting our own society today. Lara Funentes engages the reader with intriguing characters who are trying to find their purpose in a world that they don’t understand. Patricio Clarey, the artist of AOS, weaves the story together with a very unique art style that combines drawing, sculpture, photography, photo manipulation, and digital painting to create art that has a 3D quality to it.

Patrcio Clarey discusses how he created the artwork in A.O.S.:

The origin of the style that AOS would adopt came up when I took pictures of all the objects of my bathroom, and I made a PhotoShop composition with them that achieved amazing results. I got an illustration with a near 3D-effect and with a textural level of definition that I’d never gotten before. So, just to be sure that it wasn’t a fluke, I took pictures of every metallic object in the house in order to make three other compositions with the same style. The results were some of the best illustrations that I’d made up until then, and turned into a completely new style for me.

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The Team Behind the Book:

Creator/Writer
Lara Fuentes was born on May 11th, 1979, in Barcelona, Spain. She began to study psychology in the Universitat de Barcelona, but after working for a TV and movie production company, she began to work as a freelance journalist for press and radio media. After a couple of years, she began to work for a publishing company as editor of a magazine and as a writer for other projects, such as children’s books, tourism articles, and specialized books under a pen name. Currently she is working as the scriptwriter for Archeologists of Shadows.

Creator/Artist
Patricio Clarey was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 14th, 1978. He graduated from the Fine Arts program in the Martin A. Malharro University in Mar del Plata, specializing as an illustrator and a graphics designer. Shortly after he graduated, he moved to Barcelona, where he worked as a conceptual artist and an art director for a magazine, and as an illustrator of book covers. He also developed several personal projects, working on scripts, storyboards, and conceptual art from some science fiction stories, until he began to work as the artist of the graphic novel Archeologists of Shadows.

Editor/Adaptation
Dr. Park Cooper is the Editor-in-Chief of Septagon Studios, Inc. He’s co-owner of Wicker Man Studios, and was co-writer of Marvel Comics’/Dabel’s creator-owned graphic novel HALF DEAD and of Tokyopop’s pilot program project THE HIDDEN. Recently, he and his wife Barbara published their comedic fantasy novel PICARESQUE for the Kindle via Amazon. His next project will be the comic book SWIPE for Angry Viking Press.

Publisher
Septagon Studios is a company focused on imaginative, innovative properties and concepts. We stand for creator freedom and artistic integrity. We embrace diversity, with a major focus on art and inspirational storytelling that will be exciting for the reader. Some of our projects include Scorn, Masks, and the web project Work In Comics, because what’s important to us is helping comics creators and facilitating their creative freedom.

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Archeologists Of Shadows, Volume 1, 2 & 3 all contains over 100 pages of story and art. They all include a full art book with concept art documenting the making of AOS. If you’re a fan of The Matrix or a Lord of the Rings, you’ll be captivated by Archeologists Of Shadows. Learn more about the story and volumes of AOS below:

Archeologists Of Shadows Graphic Novel series is available digitally on:

Comixology AOS
Amazon AOS
Google Play Store AOS
DriveThru Comics
Comics+

You can follow this project and keep up with all latest updates on the AOS Facebook Fanpage We will be posting news and artwork there regularly. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at aosinfo@septagonstudios.com.

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