In Search of Hannibal - A Graphic Novel

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In Search of Hannibal - A Graphic Novel
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3,325 backers pledged €154,710.96 on Kickstarter

Full colour 148+ page hardcover graphic novel about Hannibal Barca's epic war against Rome, by Nikolas Lloyd & Christopher Steininger.

Raised in Kickstarter
€154,710.96 / 3,325 backers
Raised in BackerKit
€62,313.50 / 3,922 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

2 months ago – Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 12:55:13 AM

It's been a pretty crazy month. It started off with me landing in the hospital. Not too much fun. I'm out now and recovering fine, thanks to everyone for the kind words.

But - who cares about that. GIVE ME SOME HANNIBAL!

Alrighty - here it is! Freshly uploaded! A nice meaty preview as promised:

Merry Christmas to everyone!

In Search of Hannibal - update, trailer, and answers to frequent questions
3 months ago – Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 07:27:22 PM


Time for an update regarding In Search of Hannibal. As December is fast approaching, you may be asking yourself when you can expect to get your copy. Well, we have to be upfront and let you all know that the book is unfortunately behind schedule and late for 2 reasons.

1. It's a lot more work on the research / writing / script front then expected. In Search of Hannibal really is an expedition into the past and one must painstakingly uncover the past in order to inform the script, and still have an engaging character-driven story. Not an easy task.

2.  The art is a lot more work as well. Chris completes the pages as he receives finished chunks of script. His art however, is incredibly detailed. (Massive armies, anyone?) This is of course taking some extra time as well.

Yes, we underestimated. However, fear not! We are very much hard at work on this. As we proceed our mantra is, "We're only going to do this once", and we insist on doing it right. The last thing we want is to do is rush something out for the sake of getting it done. Due to the support this campaign received we know that people are wanting this story told and wanting it told well. That's our prime objective.

So, when will it be done? I feel it's dangerous to give any specific date, but early 2018 for sure. I want to play it safe.

We will be giving everyone a nice big fat preview for Yule. If you'd like a preview of the preview, you can check out this video on the Smile Titans channel:

Chris also will be doing more livestreams coming up, so be sure and subscribe to the Smile Titans YouTube channel.

Now to answer some frequent questions:

Changing your address?

No problem. You will all be getting an email notification BEFORE anything ships. From here, you will get instructions if you have had an address change. On our end, it's a bit tricky to do this. But, do not worry, you will have plenty of warning and clear instructions on how to do this.

Will anything be shipping before the books?

The only items that have shipped are from the first print run of the shirts. Despite the fact that we'd like to ship out everyone's recent shirt order now, we will probably have to wait until everything else goes out as well to keep costs down.

Changing your email address?

If you change your email, please go into your Kickstarter / Backerkit profile and do it there so we can stay in touch!

Can you draw something in my book?

Sorry, I can't. It's just too much! We have this amazing problem of having such great support that it means it's impossible for me to do this for everyone who asks. However, if we cross paths at a comic convention I'd be happy to do a quick drawing for you.

Can you just let me write / draw the rest of this book? You're late! Lemme finish it!

Nope, this ship has sailed and we don't want a choppy book. However, Hannibal is open source! The more historical stuff that's out there, the better.

Thank you all,


Update video!
8 months ago – Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 01:17:57 AM

Here you go!


12 months ago – Fri, Mar 03, 2017 at 07:30:12 PM

Yup. We're still working on it.

In the meantime, here's a couple Hannibal themed videos:

Republican Roman Soldiers of the Second Punic War:

and you guys rocking your Hannibal - Second Punic Tour t-shirts:

Until next time!

The long march...
about 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:26:29 AM


1) If you ordered a shirt before this post, it has been sent. Please send us a pic of yourself rocking your Punic Wars shirt to: with the subject "HANNIBAL'S ARMY!" We'd like to do a little video when we get enough pictures.

2) Speaking of videos, Chris will be doing some behind the scenes videos on my YouTube channel HERE >>> so be sure and like / subscribe / share and all that stuff. There's a new one there right now.

3) There is no 3! We're too busy working!