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The acclaimed Elflord comic series from Barry Blair REBORN!
The acclaimed Elflord comic series from Barry Blair REBORN!
177 backers pledged $8,287 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE 07.13.2015

Below is the brand new SEXY VARIANT from Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler! The reward can be found to the list of rewards on the right.

You can also get BOTH VARIANT covers from Mat and Jeremy for $40! 

SEXY VARIANT from Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler.
SEXY VARIANT from Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler.

UPDATE 07.07.2015

We are going to do two limited run Elflord posters. These will be 14"x20", on a thick paper stock with a linen finish. Each of these posters will be limited to 200 copies only. Both posters will be signed and numbered by the artists and will run $10 each.

However, if you back at the $25 tier or above, you'll get both posters in addition to your reward.

You can check out the posters below -

Limited Poster by Tony Vassallo and Sian Mandrake (to be colored soon).
Limited Poster by Tony Vassallo and Sian Mandrake (to be colored soon).
Variant Cover Poster by Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler.
Variant Cover Poster by Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler.

UPDATE 06.30.2015

MILESTONES
We'll be offering some additional digital rewards starting at $3K for all backers who backed at the $10 tier and up.

  • $3K - Retouched Digital Elflord Volume 01 - Issues #01-06.
  • $4K - Retouched Digital Gun Fury - Issues #01-04.
  • $5K - Retouched Digital Dragonring Volume 01 - Issues #01-06.
  • $6K - Retouched Digital Demon Hunter - Issues #01-04.
  • $7K - Retouched Digital Samurai Volume 01 - Issues #01-06.

If we have a successful campaign, anybody who backed at the $10 tier and above will get all of these for free - that's over six graphic novels of content!

Elflord began in the late 70's as a series of photocopied ashcan comics featuring the adventures of Hawk and Windlbade, a pair of elven warriors. Years later, Elflord became the foundation of one of the most influential independent comic book publishers of the 1980s, Aircel Comics.

With nearly one hundred issues in a variety of related series, Elflord was one of the longest continually running indy fantasy comics ever published.

And now we are picking up where it left off. This Kickstarter will be funding the first full color issue of six in a new Elflord series. If you love epic fantasy with a lot of action, this series will be for you.

The simplest answer is to give it a new life. We want to finish the work that Barry Blair started. We also want to bring his works closer to a new audience.

Cover by Tony Vassallo and Pedro Figue.
Cover by Tony Vassallo and Pedro Figue.

With Elflord, Barry Blair imagined one of the greatest, long-lived fantasy comic series around. Hawk and Windblade's adventures through the amazing land of Pangia were some of the most creative stories ever told. The new series takes place in that same world, with the same characters as the original, and will be exploring the rich universe Barry Blair created with his original work on Elflord.

Colors by Sian Mandrake.
Colors by Sian Mandrake.

Fans of the original series will be able to immediately jump into things and share in the adventures of old friends on this first issue of Elflord.

The new Elflord takes place twenty years after the conclusion of the last Elflord series. Pangia is a place filled with danger, deceit, and summer blockbuster style action. In Elflord, we're adding the sort of over-the-top action and adventure that modern fantasy fans have been dying for.

The best part of the series is that Barry himself had a hand in its development. Back before he passed away, Barry had pushed Mat to take Elflord in an exciting new direction and was thrilled by what the writer had in mind.

The new Elflord by Mat Nastos and Tony Vassallo is the culmination of that work and will be a bold new step in fantasy comics storytelling.

Colors by Sian Mandrake.
Colors by Sian Mandrake.

The Barry Blair Library from Outland Entertainment releases the definitive collection of Barry Blair‘s comics in digital format, including 300 issues and over 6000 pages of content collected from over a half-dozen publishers that Barry worked with in the 1980’s and 90’s.

In addition to republishing the out-of-print material, Outland will also be working closely with Mat Nastos, the license owner, to revive several of Barry's most popular properties.

As a close friend and admirer of Blair's work, Mat Nastos is invested in continuing his legacy of great storytelling and amazing artwork.

The first new series will be based on the Elflord series, featuring a new story from Mat Nastos, and artwork from Tony Vassallo.

Limited Kickstarter Cover Variant from Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler.
Limited Kickstarter Cover Variant from Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler.

All the money we generate past our initial goal will go toward more Elflord issues

  • $14,000 - We'll create and deliver a digital copy of Elflord #02 to all backers who contributed at the $10 and above tiers.
  • $21,000 - We'll create and deliver a digital copy of Elflord #02 and #03 to all backers who contributed at the $10 and above tiers.
  • $28,000 - We'll create and deliver a digital copy of Elflord #02-#04 to all backers who contributed at the $10 and above tiers.
  • $35,000 - We'll create and deliver a digital copy of Elflord #02-#05 to all backers who contributed at the $10 and above tiers.
  • $42,000 - We'll create and deliver a digital copy of Elflord #02-#06 to all backers who contributed at the $10 and above tiers.

We've made sure to assemble a strong team!

Mat Nastos
(Writer)
Mat Nastos is a TV, Film, comic book, science fiction, fantasy & cyberpunk writer/director, known best for bad horror movies about giant scorpions, killer pigs & dinosaurs in the sewers. His work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warp Graphics and Highlights for Kids, and has been seen everywhere from the SyFy Channel to Cinemax to Disney TV. He is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Selling Science Fiction Action novel, The Cestus Concern.

Tony Vassallo
(Pencils)
Tony Vassallo is a talented illustrator who has been distinguished through the years with awards such as the "DC talent search C2E2" and the "Marvel talent search C2E2". Since graduating from Joe Kubert School , Tony has worked on several projects for companies like IDW, Image, Hero Games and Blue Juice Comics. He joined Outland entertainment, working as Penciller, Cover Artist and Character Designer on the new "Elflord" series.

Sian Mandrake
(Colors)
Sian Mandrake is an artist and colorist whose projects have include pencils on 7 Deadly Sinners, colors on John Carpenter's Asylum, X-Files, and Convergence: Suicide Squad. She is currently working with Area 52 Studio as an artist, colorist and creator as well as working on a creator owned children's book project.

Ed Dukeshire
(Letters)
Lettering comic books since 2001: Boom! Studios, MTV, Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Image, Shadowline, Disney, 12 Gauge, Harris, Penny Farthing, MV Creations, Archaia, Devil’s Due.

Outland Entertainment
Outland Entertainment brings stories to Life. We've gathered a group of professionals whose fields of expertise complement each others, so that we can have the best creative teams working on the right projects. Alongside our services and our own publishing projects, Outland Entertainment has worked with past clients such as Inhabit Media, Amazon Studios, and RLMG.

  • Jeremy Mohler
    Jeremy is an illustrator, professional colorist, and founder of Outland Entertainment. He's been a project manager at Platinum Studios for their Cowboys & Aliens property, colored for Marvel Comics, and art directed numerous projects, including an exhibit for the History Colorado Museum. He's phenomenal at drawing personality into his characters and creating epic settings.
  • Susana Grilo
    Susana is a talented film producer, screenwriter, and digital marketer with professional experience beyond her years. Eager to create innovative new modes of storytelling, she joined Outland in 2014 to launch a line of enhanced digital books, games, and comics. 
  • Edward Lavallee
    Ed is a seasoned graphic designer with a background in print publications. He’s also a published author who works on a multitude of comic projects. After years of collaboration, he officially joined Outland in 2014.
  • William Ward
    Based in Maine, William Ward published the Fablewood (a GN format Fantasy Anthology) through Ape Entertainment, and has contributed to a number of comic book anthologies including the British small press anthology Futurequake, and its manga offshoot Mangaquake. Intrigued with various storytelling forms he writes short stories, tabletop RPGs, comic strips, and is an award-winning photographer.

We opted for crowdfunding as we believe YOU, the Barry Blair fans, are the ones who are able to help us bring his legacy to the XXI century. We want your feedback, and by making you part of the project, we know the new Elflord series will be a worthy continuation of the original one.

Risks and challenges

We have assembled an experienced and professional team that we are certain will be able to tackle the challenges of producing and releasing the Elflord comic. From coordinating fixes to troubleshooting errors, everyone is prepared to overcome the hurdles until its final completion.

Elflord #01 is already on the coloring phase, which means that it is just about finished and ready to be on your bookshelf (be it digital or old school).

Mat Nastos know-how as an author and artist on comics – not to mention his vast understanding of basically every media production field – and his personal attachment to this particular project, make him an envaluable asset to Elflord.

Jeremy Mohler has had over a decade of experience as a freelance artist, art director, and project manager to help anticipate and resolve any problems that may arise.

Elflord is in the hands of a qualified, passionate team that only wants to bring you the most amazing comic that does justice to Barry Blair's legacy.

Nonetheless, if we stumble upon an obstacle that may cause any delays, you will be the first to know what is going on and how it will be handled.

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    $2 - Digital version of Elflord Volume 01 Issue 01-02 and our thanks.

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    $5 - PREVIOUS + The seven issue Elflord Cut's Loose from Warp + the standard digital edition of issue one of the Elflord REBORN.

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    $10 - PREVIOUS + A special Kickstarter exclusive limited edition 14"x20" poster of the variant cover, signed and numbered by Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler. Limited to 200.

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    $25 - PREVIOUS + A special Kickstarter exclusive edition of the Elflord REBORN (special Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler cover) and a special digital PDF Tony Vassallo sketchbook containing all the pencils for the Elflord series.

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    $25 - PREVIOUS + A special Kickstarter SEXY VARIANT exclusive edition of the Elflord REBORN (special Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler cover) and a special digital PDF Tony Vassallo sketchbook containing all the pencils for the Elflord series.

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    $40 - PREVIOUS + A copy of BOTH Kickstarter Exclusive variant covers (from Mat Nastos and Jeremy Mohler) and a special digital PDF Tony Vassallo sketchbook containing all the pencils for the Elflord series.

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    $50 - PREVIOUS + Elflord Digital Bundle - All past Elflord books (approximately 66 issues) delivered to your inbox as they are retouched and re-released + The Barry Blair digital sketchbook.

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    $75 - PREVIOUS + Kickstarter Special Sketchcover Variant. Get an original sketch from Mat Nastos. Headshot of your choice of an Elflord character.

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    $100 - PREVIOUS (except $75 level) + Kickstarter Special Sketchcover Variant. Get an original sketch from Tony Vassallo. Headshot of your choice of an Elflord character.

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    $150 - PREVIOUS (except $75-100 level) + The Barry Blair Library (approximately 300 issues). Every issue of the Barry Blair Library that we retouch and re-release, delivered to your inbox as we release them.

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    $200 - PREVIOUS (except $50-150 levels) + Be included in Elflord as a background character! Limited to 10.

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    $300 - PREVIOUS (except $75-200 levels) + 09"x12" inked commission from Mat Nastos with 01-02 figures.

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    $400 - PREVIOUS (except $75-300 levels) + 10"x15" penciled commission from Tony Vassallo with 01 figure and a background or 01-02 figures.

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    $500 - PREVIOUS (except $75-400 levels) + The Original Elflord Variant Cover from Mat Nastos! One of a kind!

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