About this project
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.
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!
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
You bet! The Exhibit A Press booth is 1909, right across from DC Comics. Meet Batton and pick up your signed book (and other premiums for your level, excluding original paintings).
You had a nifty poster of the book cover with your last KS campaign. I don't see one this time. Why not?
We decided to go with bookmarks is the entry-level backing premium for this project. We learned from the first project that a 9" x 12" poster is a little harder to package for mailing with a smaller-size book--bigger envelope needed, backing board, etc. But who knows, we may do a poster of the cover to have at shows.
The first book in the deluxe trade paperback series is "Tales of Supernatural Law," which collects the first eight issues of the comic book series. However, most of the stories in all the books are stand-alone, so you could start with any of them. More information on each book can be found at http://www.exhibitapress.com/pages/books.php
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