About this project
STRETCH GOAL 4!! $10,000
With this stretch goal, we'll have the funds to jump into the production of Vol. 2 of Is'nana the Were-Spider!
STRETCH GOAL 3!! $7,500 (ACHIEVED!!)
An art gallery featuring various artists' work pertaining to Is'nana: The Were-Spider
STRETCH GOAL 2!! $6,500 (ACHIEVED!!)
Even people who were only able to pledge for a physical copy of the book will get a print of their choosing. Everyone who have the choice of one print already can choose another.
In addition to that, we'll place extra pages showcasing behind the scenes sketches and some progress images, story ideas, even pages of the original script, etc. The content will be in both print and also the PDF version of Is'nana: The Were-Spider.
STRETCH GOAL!! $4,500!!! (ACHIEVED)
As I wasn't expecting to get this far so fast, felt it was best to work on a stretch goal! Additional pages to the comic book, showcasing the origin of Is'nana The Were-Spider coming into our world! The art being done by our colorist Lee Milewski! That'll be an addition 20+ story!
IS'NANA: THE WERE-SPIDER: FORGOTTEN STORIES is the first comic book of an on-going series of one-shots of the son of ANANSI the Spider-God of Stories from West African lore.
Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs (called THE MOTHER KINGDOM), Is'nana, the son of Anansi, accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our world, villains who want nothing more but to cause chaos and mayhem to achieve their own diabolical or selfish goals. With guidance from his father, Is'nana not only strives to live up to his father's name but to also reach his own potential while he seeks to discover his individuality and place in the world.
That is if he can survive an encounter with one of Anansi's arch rivals: OSEBO the LEOPARD, a dangerous foe who seeks to be the legend remembered and not forgotten - by any means necessary!
IS'NANA: THE WERE-SPIDER: FORGOTTEN STORIES also includes an Introduction by comic book scribe DAVID HINE (Strange Embrace, Spawn, X-Men)!
One of the main themes of Is'nana: The Were-Spider is the fear of being forgotten, whether it's not leaving a mark or impact in the world to being a forgotten legend of previously acclaimed status.
Growing up and having an interest in stories of the Africana Diaspora, I'm hoping this is the first of many stories I can produce in introducing many people to African and Black-based lore and characters that are unfortunately being passed on and in a sense forgotten. Rich characters that have so much potential for modern storytelling and will hopefully have a place today! Your support and donations will help with pushing forth this mission!
I am hoping to use Kickstarter to gain support to raise money for the printing of this book and also spread the word of the adventures of Is'nana The Were-Spider and his wise-cracking father, Anansi The Spider!
Gregory Anderson-Elysee is the writer and creator of Is'nana: The Were-Spider. On pencils and inks is Walter Ostlie (Shiver Bureau), with Lee Milewski (Hunter's Lore) providing colors, and last but not least Joshua Cozine (The Untamed) on letters!
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO...
The production of the book has already been completed! Thus far everything has been paid out of pocket and the purpose of raising money through Kickstarter is to help get the finished product financed, published, printed and put into people's hands! The goal is to have copies to sell at shops, conventions, and of course your hands - the pledgers! Any additional money raised will go straight to either more printed copies or towards the production of the next Is'nana: The Were-Panther one-shot!
$5 - You will receive a Digital PDF of the full 40+ page one-shot of Is'nana: The Were-Spider: Forgotten Stories as soon as the goal is reached!
$10 - You'll receive a print of Is'nana: The Were-Spider: Forgotten Stories along with your Digital PDF copy!
$20 -Choose an Is'nana: The Were-Spider 11x14 print by one of five amazingly talented artists:
Includes PDF and Physical Copy of the Book.
$30 - 16x20 Poster of the Cover by Walt Msonza Barna!
Along with the previous rewards.
$50 - Get an exclusive Is'nana The Were-Spider T-shirt along with your choice of 11x14 print and the PDF and Physical copy of the book!
$75 - Everything thus far!! Includes 16x20 poster of the cover, PDF and Physical copy of book, ALL prints, and T-Shirt!
$100 - Exclusive Stuffed Toy of Anansi the Spider, the West African God of Stories and father of Is'nana!
Includes with ALL previous rewards!
$100 - Get an original penciled and inked page from Is'nana the Were-Spider: Forgotten Stories by the artist Walter Ostlie.
Includes PDF and Physical copy of the book!
$200 - EVERYTHING!!! PDF and Physical copy of the book! ALL prints! Cover poster! T-shirt! Original page from Walter Ostlie! Stuffed Anansi Toy!!
Risks and challenges
The book has already been completed so there shouldn't be an issue getting the books out on time. At most, if any issue at all, the production of the Anansi stuffed toy can take some time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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