THE TOLTEC my first completed book is now posted on Deviantart!!!! Chapter 1 is up and being read with over 100 hits in the first 24 hours!!!
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I have always loved the mysteries of ancient civilizations, especially the Aztecs and the Mayans. I remember the opening of the original Battlestar Galactica television show…
"There are those who believe...that life here began out there, far across the Universe...with tribes of humans...who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians...or the Toltecs...or the Mayans...that they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids...or the lost civilizations of Lemuria...or Atlantis.
Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man...who even now fight to survive--somewhere beyond the heavens!"
That was the first time I had ever heard the name THE TOLTEC and it intrigued me so much that I had to learn more. I read on my own in the Fourth Grade in Menlo Park School back in New Jersey, a book called Mysteries of Ancient Civilizations. I was hooked. I wanted to know more and more what happened to these ancient tribes that ruled giant empires and mastered mathematics, architecture, astronomy, farming and warfare.
This was part of the inspiration behind this book.
PLEASE if you have any questions... comment or message me!
If you like what you read let me know!!!
THE TOLTEC by Tom Cavanaugh is told through the eyes of a living twenty-two year old, Aztec Princess in the twenty-first century. The story is about a hidden, secret society of the Aztec Royal court in the Malibu Hills outside of Los Angeles and what happens to them when their ancient, alien, forefathers return from the edge of the galaxy and want to know why they no longer rule the earth and live in hiding?
YOU CAN BE A PART OF MY TOLTEC EXPERIENCE! YOU CAN CREATE THE IMAGES TO THE WORDS I HAVE WRITTEN AND WITH EACH CHAPTER RELEASE THERE WILL BE A CONTEST WITH CASH, POINTS AND PRODUCT PRIZES THAT YOUR ARTWORK CAN EARN YOU!!!
CAN READ ALONG AND CREATE!!!
THE ART CONTEST
Deadline for this first contest is December 22nd, 2012.
A link will be posted here to go to Chapter 1 Directly
Thanks for checking it out and best of luck in the contest!
THE TOLTEC ART CONTEST!
Draw a Book/Chapter Cover after reading Chapter 1!
PRIZES FOR CONTEST 1 :
1st PRIZE $150 in Deviantart Points that can be taken out as dollars!
2nd PRIZE a 1 Year Deviantart Premiere Membership and the DA Tee Shirt of your choice!
3rd PRIZE a 1 Year Deviantart Premiere Membership!
But wait! That is not all!
The top winner of all contests will be used as the cover for the book and winner of each chapter contest will be the feature artwork for that chapter.
Draw one or more characters from Chapter 1 of THE TOLTEC
in any way you imagine (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)
Artwork must be 11x17in in size and with at least 300dpi
Your layout must leave room a logo for the words THE TOLTEC, but do not include the title in your art.
Feel free to ask me any questions after you read the chapter.
As many entries per contestant as you like, feel free to do a series of covers if you want, keep it PG-13.
Submit by featuring it in your own gallery with a link or avatar back to this page, then "note" or email me a link to your image. Your entry is confirmed when it is featured in their own folder: (link will be here) and on THE TOLTEC Official Group.
Important: By participating in this contest, if your artwork is chosen as one of the top three winners, you hereby authorize your artwork to be used as a Cover/Variant Cover to THE TOLTEC book to be determined by the Editor.
Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on December 22nd, 2012. If it is received after the due date, it will be considered a Fan Art gift. We will NOT extend the contest deadline.
Every entry will be evaluated by a panel of judges placed in order as their top five picks. We will average the votes and the top three best reviewed artworks will be named winners.
Panel of Judges Names To Be Announced.
Thank you for your interest and I look forward to your participation, enrhusiasm and artwork on a project that means a lot to me!
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