Whisper Wilds is a fantasy/science fiction comic series featuring two friends from other worlds. Australian sharpshooter Rosalind Harney and reptilian genius Dirawong team up to close inter-dimensional gateways that threaten to bring monsters into the Pacific theater of WWII.
Illustrated by Emanuele Arnaldi and written by Brent Nelson, Whisper Wilds Issue #1 is the 36 page debut of a six part series - and the first issue is already complete! We're just here to print it and put it in your hands.
"Whisper Wilds #1 may be one of the most lovingly crafted, gorgeously created indie comics I’ve gotten my hands on." - Kylee Sills, Rogues Portal (Full review)
"Books like Whisper Wilds are why I love reviewing indie comics. I read it completely blind, with no idea what I was getting into, and instantly fell in love." - Oliver Gerlach, Comic Bastards (Full review)
Who We Are
Emanuele Arnaldi is a freelance illustrator living in San Remo, Italy. He's an expert Lego builder and his pet rats have a view of the ocean.
Brent Nelson is an up-and-coming Seattle-based comics writer. He's a glacially slow miniature painter and is possibly The Thing.
We met online and work together online. But most importantly, we're newcomers to publishing comics. We've grown a lot since we started Whisper Wilds and are ready to use what we've learned to continue our story.
What You Get
*UNLOCKED* $5000 - four page black & white mini comics
*UNLOCKED* $6000 - embossed dust jacket
We've got digital copies. We've got physical copies. But no matter which you choose, we want to give you cool stuff for supporting us, so we're including a free digital art book with each pledge exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.
Also, there is no extra cost for shipping! We've got support all around the world and wanted to calculate average rates to cover everyone.
The book will be printed by the folks at PrintNinja on:
- 85 lbs stock uncoated paper
- 135 lbs stock matte cover
Alternatively, you can receive your book in Italian! The print specs might differ slightly.
Any pledge that includes a physical copy will get your name in the credits of the book. We will know who to thank forever!
Signatures from both of us with a personal sketch from Emanuele are available at the highest pledge, along with the extra credibility that your book has seen at least three continents.
But we're not done yet.
We've invited several of our friends to come in as guest artists to create a set of three Whisper Wilds prints.
Let's meet our guest artists!
Aaron Loftis brings a wacky style that he currently lends to Popcap Games. He also painted backgrounds for Spider-Man on Disney XD.
Digital - $6
Book + Credits + Digital - $12
Prints + Book + Credits + Digital - $20
Signed + Prints + Credits + Digital - $35
What if You Want More
If you would like more than our tiers offer, go ahead and increase your pledge by the following amounts and we'll follow up after the campaign in our backer survey.
*Add-ons are not available if you selected the Digital only pledge.
+ $8 for an extra physical copy
+ $8 for an extra print set
How Much It Costs
Our best estimates put our $3000 costs here:
Campaign money left over will go back into Whisper Wilds. Or researching inter-dimensional travel. We plan on bringing this book to conventions and will soon be hard at work on the next issue. Any extra funds support these plans.
Who We'd Like to Thank
Thanks to our guest artists (listed above) and all the other wonderful people who have helped us along the way!
Beta Readers: Kayla Koontz • Luke Allinson • M. Kienan Briscoe
Video Crew: Aubrey Kehres - Editing • Casey Cosley - Lighting • Chris Stow - Video • Dylan Hagreen - Music • Jake Kalos - Producer • Nicholas Alexander - Audio
How Awesome You Are
Thank you for checking out our project. Feel free to contact us in the comments or follow us on social media. We would love to build community with you.
Risks and challenges
This is our first full length comic. Everything is ready to be printed. But there is always a risk when you try something the first time. That's why we've made substantial effort reading and listening to advice given by Kickstarter creators before us. We're confident we've done the homework to deliver the best possible rewards we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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