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A 200+ page comic collecting all 6 issues of WOLVES OF SUMMER, the story of a former boy soldier forging a bloody path to redemption.
A 200+ page comic collecting all 6 issues of WOLVES OF SUMMER, the story of a former boy soldier forging a bloody path to redemption.
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Help us fund an offset print run with a Minnesota-based printer, and get your paws on one of the most exciting, emotionally-charged, and critically-acclaimed comic debuts of the year.

The complete WOLVES OF SUMMER TPB will contain over 200 dynamic b/w pages, and will be loaded with bonus content, including process art, creator interviews, pin-ups, and bonus short comics. We’re offering some amazing rewards, including original art sketches and commissions from WOLVES OF SUMMER artist extraordinaire ANDREW HERBST, and exclusive one-of-a-kind prints from incredible Minneapolis artists CARL THOMPSON, JACK KOTZ, and TATE YOTTER.

The comic was originally released digitally as a 6 issue miniseries with the amazing Alterna Comics. And yeah, you should totally click that link and discover some great indie comics. But first...

Written by: Tony Keaton                      Art by: Andrew Herbst

In the summer of 1945, from the ashes of Nazi Germany, packs of guerrilla fighters - calling themselves Werewolves - terrorized their occupied homeland. These soldiers, some as young as 10 years old, were armed with rifles, explosives, and a vengeful passion. Indoctrinated in a psychopathic ideology since birth, this youth brigade often proudly chose death over surrender. 

Their motto: "Hatred is our prayer, revenge is our battle cry!"

WOLVES OF SUMMER tells the harrowing tale of one such band of Werewolves, making their final stand, and of Johnny Summer, who embarks on a quest to redeem himself from the horrors of his past.

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"This gripping tale of redemption and absolution is a must-have for anyone who appreciates good storytelling, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the short-list for Eisner Awards this summer at Comic-Con."

-Tony Caballero, Fanboy Comics

“You should totally read this. It was an amazing book. Really got me. Really pulled me in. If you like Darwyn Cooke, if you like Becky Cloonan, if you like certain off-beat artists that can put a lot of story and motion into their characters, this is exactly where you want to go. 5 out of 5.”

-Cubby, Nerdlocker

"Wolves of Summer #1 is a fantastic first issue for tale of the doomed Werewolf squadron. With its intelligent visual storytelling, and grasp of child-like naïveté, I cannot wait to see what is going to happen next."

-Sean Robinson, The Comics Herald

"Sombre and harrowing, Wolves of Summer is a class act. Andrew Herbst’s art evokes the likes of 60s underground artists and their modern counterparts such as Daniel Clowes. Herbst manages a subtle feat, in that his art style suitably depicts both the wild Hitler Youth’s initial “adventure” and Johnny’s longing for redemption; it’s when these two disparate eras begin to seamlessly intermingle that Wolves‘ storytelling is at its most powerful. I have no idea where Keaton and Herbst’s 6-part miniseries is heading, but Wolves of Summer has the potential to be something truly special. Check it out."

-Carl Doherty, Shelf Abuse

Print Reward by CARL THOMPSON (My Snobbery is Killing Me, Parecomic, the upcoming BFD)

Print Reward by JACK KOTZ (Comic Artist/Illustrator)

Print Reward by TATE YOTTER

Own an original, one-of-a-kind Andrew Herbst-penciled and inked page from WOLVES OF SUMMER. Sold on a 'first come, first served' basis.

For a closer look, CLICK HERE

Example Watercolor Commission by Andrew Herbst
Example Watercolor Commission by Andrew Herbst
Example Watercolor Commission by Andrew Herbst
Example Watercolor Commission by Andrew Herbst
Example Watercolor Commission by Andrew Herbst
Example Watercolor Commission by Andrew Herbst

$8,000 - Tony Keaton and Andrew Herbst will add a bonus epilogue chapter to the end of the book.

$10,000 - Every WOLVES OF SUMMER softcover book will be upgraded to a HARDCOVER EDITION.

Risks and challenges

As those of you awesome folks who followed the original digital run know, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering a fine product on time.
WOLVES OF SUMMER is 100% drawn, inked, and ready for the printer.
I can't imagine anything - barring nuclear apocalypse - that would keep this book or the other amazing rewards from arriving on your doorstep by May 2015.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Thanks again for your support!

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    DIGITAL COPY

    The complete 200+ page WOLVES OF SUMMER as a DRM-free PDF or CBZ.

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    >The trade paperback of WOLVES OF SUMMER, signed and sketched in by artist Andrew Herbst.
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    ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION

    >9X12 Watercolor of whatever you want WOLVES OF SUMMER artist Andrew Herbst to draw. Oh, the possibilities!
    >The trade paperback of WOLVES OF SUMMER, signed and sketched in by artist Andrew Herbst.
    >ALL 3 exclusive GUEST ARTIST PRINTS.
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    ORIGINAL PAGE

    >A one-of-a-kind original page from WOLVES OF SUMMER, penciled and inked by Andrew Herbst. First to bid gets the first choice.
    >The trade paperback of WOLVES OF SUMMER, signed and sketched in by artist Andrew Herbst.
    >ALL 3 exclusive GUEST ARTIST PRINTS.
    >A digital copy of WOLVES OF SUMMER (pdf or cbz).
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    LET'S MAKE A COMIC

    Andrew Herbst will draw, ink, and letter your 8 page comic script, and Tony Keaton will be your editor. You dream it, we'll make it a reality.

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