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A werewolf is on the loose in New York City! Fortunately, Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, are there to give him help!

Beware the creatures of the night—they have lawyers! Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, have had a lot of interesting supernatural clients over the years, but this one warranted their longest story ever!

The Werewolf of New York originally appeared online in the Supernatural Law webcomic (www.supernaturallaw.com).  It is the story of Leon Reed, a werewolf who was stalking New York until he was arrested. Thanks to attorneys Alanna Wolff and Jeff Byrd, Leon catches a break. However, a shapeshifter advocacy group disagrees with how Wolff & Byrd handled the case and influence Leon to make a decision that has the counselors putting their reputations on the line as they try to save their client.

The Werewolf of New York has plenty of plot twists and introduces some new characters, such as Sister Mary Maledict who runs a 13-Step Program in her Halfway House of Horrors, for monsters who want to get “clean” and go “human.” Plus longtime Wolff & Byrd fans will be treated to more of the antics in the office with some wacky clients and, of course, the trials and tribulations of Mavis, their intrepid secretary.

Meet Sister Mary Maledict of the Halfway House of Horrors.
Meet Sister Mary Maledict of the Halfway House of Horrors.

It's time this story became available in print. The book will be 112 pages, 7" x 10 1/2" in full color. (As anyone who got to read the story online will tell you, the coloring on this story is terrific and is essential to reproducing it in print.)

The money raised for the project will go toward the costs of printing and production of 1,000 copies of the book; production of premiums such as the bookmarks, calendar, and T-shirt; shipping; and Kickstarter and Amazon costs. The idea is to have the book out in July, in time for Comic-Con in San Diego.

Every level comes with your choice of (or all of) of these cool bookmarks:

As an example of the other goodies that backers can get, here's a sneak peek at the T-shirt that will mark you as an official "inmate" of Sister Mary Maledict's Halfway House of Horrors, which you'll get at the "Pure of Heart" level and above:

And here's a mock-up of the 16-month calendar that backers at higher levels will get:

Here's a mock-up of the notepad you'll get at the Wolfbane and higher levels:

And that's not all! You get these nifty "wolf tags" at the "Wolf-Man" and higher levels:

At the "Urban Werewolf" and "Alanna Wolff" levels, you will have your choice of an original art page from the book, with the option of having Batton handcolor the art for you. Here are four sample original art pages:

We truly appreciate your support and hope you will let all your friends and colleagues know about this project. The book is howling to see print! And when you get your copy, you'll howl--with laughter!

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To have the book out in time for San Diego, it will need to go to the printer before the Kickstarter campaign is completed. Production is already under way, so needless to say, we really need this fundraising to reach its goal.

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    Full Moon: Your choice from among five snazzy bookmarks, plus mention of your name in the book.

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    Silver Bullet: A copy of book signed by Batton, plus your choice of bookmark and mention of your name in the book.

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    Shapeshifter: A signed copy of "The Monsters Meet on Court Street" plus "The Werewolf of New York" signed by Batton, plus all five bookmarks and mention of your name in the book.

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    Shapeshifter II: A signed copy of "The Monsters Meet on Court Street" and a signed copy of "The Werewolf of New York" with a personalized drawing by Batton inside, plus all five bookmarks and mention of your name in the book.

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    Wolfbane: A cool Wolff & Byrd lawfirm note pad, plus a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside. Plus: all five bookmarks and mention of your name in the book.

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    Hirsute: This level is for those who'd like to get some other Supernatural Law trades. You get signed copies of any two of the trades (Tales of Supernatural Law, The Soddyssey, Sonovawitch, The Vampire Brat, Mister Negativity, The Monsters Meet on Court Street), plus "The Werewolf of New York" signed by Batton, plus all five bookmarks and mention of your name in the book.

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    Wossy: This is the same as Shapeshifter II, except that the copy of "The Monsters Meet on Court Street" is signed by both Batton and Jonathan Ross (famed British talk show host known by the nickname "Wossy"), who wrote the fabulous introduction to the book.

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    Pure in Heart: A special Sister Mary Maledict Halfway House of Horrors T-shirt, along with a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside, a Wolff & Byrd lawfirm note pad, all five bookmarks, and mention of your name in the book.

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    Fangs & Claws: This level is for those who want ALL the Supernatural Law trades. You get signed copies of Tales of Supernatural Law, The Soddyssey, Sonovawitch, The Vampire Brat, Mister Negativity, The Monsters Meet on Court Street, and The Werewolf of New York, plus all five bookmarks and mention of your name in the book.

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    Wolf-Man: Exclusive full-color "wolf tags," plus special Sister Mary Maledict Halfway House of Horrors T-shirt, along with a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside, a Wolff & Byrd lawfirm note pad, all five bookmarks, and mention of your name in the book.

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    Prayers at Night: A full-color 16-month Supernatural Law calendar, along with a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside, a Halfway House of Horrors T-shirt, exclusive full-color "wolf tags," a Wolff & Byrd law firm note pad, all five bookmarks, and mention of your name in the book. Plus: Your choice of any three Supernatural Law trade paperbacks.

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    Urban Werewolf: Your choice of a page of original art from "The Werewolf of New York," which Batton will hand-color if you like. A selection of key pages will be offered to those at this level. Plus: a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside, a Halfway House of Horrors T-shirt, exclusive full-color "wolf tags," full-color 16-month Supernatural Law calendar, Wolff & Byrd law firm note pad, all five bookmarks, your choice of any four Supernatural Law trade paperbacks, and mention of your name in the book.

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    Talbot: An original 9" x 12" watercolor painting of a subject of your choice, along with a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside, a full-color 16-month Supernatural Law calendar, a Halfway House of Horrors T-shirt, a Wolff & Byrd lawfirm note pad, all five bookmarks, and a highlighted mention of your name in the book.

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    Pentagram: Your choice of TWO original pages from "The Werewolf of New York," which Batton will hand-color if you like, and "The Monsters Meet on Court Street" signed by both Batton and Jonathan Ross. Plus: the other five Supernatural Law trades; five premiums: calendar, T-shirt, notepad, wolf tags, and a button set; five bookmarks; and "The Life-Partner of Frankenstein," "The Gods Must Be Litigious," and "The Red Book," all signed by Batton.

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    Alanna Wolff: Your choice of a page of original art from "The Werewolf of New York," which Batton will hand-color if you like, plus an original 9" x 12" watercolor painting of a subject of your choice, Plus: a copy of book signed by Batton with a personalized original drawing inside, a Halfway House of Horrors T-shirt, exclusive full-color "wolf tags," full-color 16-month Supernatural Law calendar, Wolff & Byrd law firm note pad, all five bookmarks, your choice of any four Supernatural Law trade paperbacks, and mention of your name in the book.

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