the talented people behind the East of Byzantium project are raising funds for a volume 2 of their amazing Graphic Novel “Warrior Saints”, that takes place during the legendary Battle of Avarayr.
The Battle of Avarayr, also known as Battle of Vartanantz was fought on May 26, 451 AD on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, between the Armenian Army under Saint Vartan (man in red) and Sassanid Persia. Although outnumbered and outmatched, the Armenians proved to be a difficult people to subdue. The Persians were eventually victorious on the battlefield, but the battle proved to be a major strategic victory for Armenians, as Avarayr paved way to the Nvarsak Treaty, which affirmed Armenia’s right to practice Christianity freely.
As some of you may know, Roger Kupelian who spearheads this project is a well established VFX artist who has worked on a number of famous Hollywood films including The Lord of the Rings movies. The East of Byzantium and everything around it, is really his creative brainchild and a long time passion project. After the successful first series War Gods (volume 1) readers demanded a sequel, so Roger and his team got to work and created the second volume. The work is done, but now they need funds to cover the printing costs. And thus they appeal directly to us fans through the kickstarter campaign.
This is an amazing and a unique project that involves a little known history of the Armenian people. Make sure to check out the kickstarter campaign and donate or just spread the word among your friends in social media. You get awesome and unique rewards for donating , so make sure to check it out by clicking the button bellow.