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Super-powered Killer Bees plan to take over the world, and only the Winged Allies of Stinging Power (WASP) can stop them.

Cincinnati, OH Comics
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THE BUZZ AT BEESWAX NEWS...

Thee Bees make their worldwide debut in the new and exciting comic book series:

"W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES EPISODE 1: BEE READY OR NOT"

Thee Bees comic book cover.
Thee Bees comic book cover.

"W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not" will be produced as a 32-page full color comic book from Beeswax News. This is a comic book that the whole family will love. It is humorous, adventurous and wholesome!

The series features Thee Bees. Thee Bees are a bunch of blessed buzzing buddies and bandits from the Deep Dark Rainforest of Brazil.  Thee Bees are a combination of Killer Bees and the Winged Allies of Stinging Power (WASP). The Sweet Honey Bees have formed the Winged Allies as a way to stop the super-powered Killer Bees from taking over the jungle and ultimately the world. The story also features the Rumble Bumble Bees and the Strange Humans, (who are responsible for creating the super powered Killer Bees), and a variety of other winged and walking creatures who help support the main cast of characters. 

This first episode has plenty of action, slap-stick humor, witty dialogue and funny situations. "W.A.S.P -vs- KILLER BEES" was written with children in mind, but adults will enjoy it too. The whimsical story and colorful pictures will make children smile and laugh. Athough the tale is lengthy, it is fast paced and exciting to read. The idea of Killer Bees and Wasps may sound a bit frightening--but it is all in fun because it is not scary at all. The first episode and following episodes are adventurous and not at all violent. Thee Bees promote good values and offer children a positive, creative and fun way to use their imaginations. 

David Bowling and Patricia Hendy Bowling “HeBo” are a husband and wife, writer and artist team and the publishers of Beeswax News. We have a lot of history when it comes to the art of storytelling, writing books, inventing toys and working with children.  We are best known for our children's books about a little boy who loves the mud named Dirty Dingy Daryl, and for our Halo Toys handmade soft sculptured dolls, the Dingies.  "W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES" is our first comic book venture and we are really passionate about it. 

We are also very excited to have such a great illustrator collaborating on the W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES series. Diane Johnson is a fantastic artist who has wonderfully "captured" the spirit of Thee Bees!  The artwork, by the way, is hand-drawn and hand colored using honey based watercolors.

Panel from WASP vs KILLER BEES. Illustration is hand painted and signed.
Panel from WASP vs KILLER BEES. Illustration is hand painted and signed.

We are launching this Kickstarter Project to publish "Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not" to debut in September of 2013. Your support is greatly appreciated and much needed. We are offering GREAT REWARDS in exchange for your patronage.  

The funds we raise will be used to:

•Publish the First Limited Edition of "W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not".

•Publish the First Limited Edition of "Thee Bees Coloring Comic Book".

•Produce all the promotional limited edition printed material like: Thee Bees Trading Cards, Beeswax News Press Passes, Bazillion Dollar bills of C.R.U.D. money, Thee Beeattitude buttons and other printed items.

•Produce exclusive handmade camouflage bandanas and tee shirts with Thee Bees logo.

•Obtain the necessary dollars for shipping and Kickstarter fees.

Any money we raise over and above our goal we will REALLY put to good use. Extra money will also assist us in writing, creating and producing the future Thee Bees comic book episodes, like "Here Comes Thee Bees" and the prequel, "Beefore the Beeginning". And there are plenty more stories just waiting to jump out of our imaginations!

Here are pictures of some of the great rewards we are offering in exchange for your backing:

L. General and Dr. Yuc, two of the Strange Humans as 18" soft sculptured dolls. We will make you into one of the characters to appear in an upcoming episode and create a doll just for YOU!
L. General and Dr. Yuc, two of the Strange Humans as 18" soft sculptured dolls. We will make you into one of the characters to appear in an upcoming episode and create a doll just for YOU!
Thee Beeattitude Pins.
Thee Beeattitude Pins.
A Bazillion Dollar Bill...bee a Bazillionaire.
A Bazillion Dollar Bill...bee a Bazillionaire.
12 of the 16 Limited Edition Trading Cards (not shown are 4 "mystery" cards.
12 of the 16 Limited Edition Trading Cards (not shown are 4 "mystery" cards.
Thee Bees Comic Coloring Book, fun illustrations to color and a short story too!
Thee Bees Comic Coloring Book, fun illustrations to color and a short story too!
Camo cotton bandana with Thee Bees embroidered logo.
Camo cotton bandana with Thee Bees embroidered logo.

Want to know how we got the idea for "W.A.S.P -vs- KILLER BEES?  Read our exclusive interview in the Hendyville Gazette, a Beeswax News Publication.

"Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not" is just the beeginning.  Check out all the awesome rewards (books, trading cards, buttons, original art, handmade soft sculpture plush, and more).  We would bee honored if you will bee with us to launch "W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES".

Please help us by making a pledge today and bee mindful to put the buzz in to everyone's ear... And if you are in Cincinnati, visit us at the Cincinnati Comic Book Expo in September.

Thanks for making a pledge! We feature OUR PATRONS (backers) on our website. Thanks to each of you and we think you are awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Good Day!
Good Day!

Risks and challenges

Crunching Time! "Thee Bees in... W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not" is scheduled to debut in September of this year. Funny how the episode title is so appropos--bee ready or not...AND BEE READY WE WILL! Challenges fuel us. Be assured that after our project is successfully funded we will work day and night to produce a really good quality book, cool promotional materials and merchandise ...PLUS... awesome rewards just for you.

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    Bazillion Dollar bill C.R.U.D. money with hand stamped golden seal ...PLUS... Beeswax News (BWN) Press Pass with the code number that gives you access to the PDF version of the Episode I.

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    Thee Beeattitude button (1 of your choice: Bee Cool, Bee True, Bee Brave, Bee Honest, Bee Kind, Bee Good, Bee Loving, Beehave, Beelieve) ...PLUS... Bazillion Dollar bill ...PLUS... BWN Press Pass and PDF of comic book.

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    4 backers

    Complete set of 13 Limited Edition Thee Bees glossy Trading Cards printed on both sides in full color and wrapped in wax paper and sealed with real beeswax ...PLUS... Bazillion Dollar bill ...PLUS... BWN Press Pass ...PLUS... Thee Beeattitude button (2 of your choice).

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    1 backer

    First Edition of "W.A.S.P -vs- KILLER BEES Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not" Comic Book, autographed ...PLUS... 7 Thee Bee Trading Cards (your choice of 13) ... PLUS... Bazillion Dollar bill ...PLUS... BWN Press Pass ...PLUS... Thee Beeattitude buttons (3 of your choice).

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    First Edition of "W.A.S.P -vs- KILLER BEES Episode I: Bee Ready Or Not" Comic Book, autographed ...PLUS... First Edition Thee Bees Comic Coloring Book (24 pages to color), autographed ...PLUS... complete set of 13 Thee Bees Limited Edition Trading Cards ...PLUS... Bazillion Dollar bill ...PLUS... BWN Press Pass ...PLUS... Thee Beeattitude button (4 of your choice).

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    Pledge $50 or more

    1 backer

    Hand drawn black ink sketch of one of Thee Bees characters ...PLUS... handmade camouflage bandana with embroidered or silk-screened Thee Bees logo ...PLUS... a "Thank You" card hand colored and hand written, addressed to you and sealed with real beeswax with the "Official" Thee Bees seal ...PLUS... the complete set of Thee Beeattitude buttons (5 additional) ...PLUS... everything in the $25.00 Reward package.

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    1 backer

    Thee Bees heavyweight cotton Tee Shirt (XL or S) ...PLUS... everything in the $35.00 Reward package.

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    3 backers

    Hand-colored illustration using our honey-based watercolors painted on (8" x 10”) acid free watercolor paper from "W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES Episode I: Bee Ready or Not" comic book ...PLUS... everything that comes in the $75.00 reward package.

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    2 backers

    L. General or one of the other Thee Bee characters limited edition soft sculptured plush (one of 12) ...PLUS... Cartoon drawing of you in color (must provide a photo) placed in a jungle scene next to one of Thee Bees characters (your choice) ...PLUS... get everything that comes in the $100.00 reward package.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    2 backers

    A new character will be created and named after you and will appear in an upcoming "W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEE" episode. (Name and type of character to be discussed between creators and backers) ...PLUS...Thee Bees handmade plush limited edition soft-sculptured stuffed fabric 6"-18" character based upon your new Thee Bees identity ...PLUS... get everything that comes in the $150.00 reward package. Estimated delivery of your character appearing in an upcoming episode will go beyond December, 2013. (Shipping outside US will be determined based upon location and for actual cost of postage.)

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    The complete collection of handmade Thee Bees limited edition plush characters (11 additional) ...PLUS... get everything that comes with the $250.00 reward package. Estimated delivery of your character appearing in an upcoming episode will go beyond March, 2014. (Shipping outside US will be determined based on location and for actual cost of postage.)

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    1 backer All gone!

    Be featured in an upcoming episode of "W.A.S.P. -vs- KILLER BEES". You choose the names of your characters and what type character they are to beecome and we will make you hand-made soft sculptured dolls of those characters. We will work with you to develop the characters--illustrating them and incorporating them into a story with your direction. Estimated delivery of your character appearing in an upcoming episode will go beyond March, 2014 ... PLUS... everything that comes in the $150 reward package.

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)