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The horror legend of the son of Anansi the Spider, Is'nana, continues when he must stop a hive of evil were-hornets, bees, and wasps.
The horror legend of the son of Anansi the Spider, Is'nana, continues when he must stop a hive of evil were-hornets, bees, and wasps.
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$16,000 STRETCH GOAL REACHED!! STRETCH GOAL #2 - $18,000!

DIGITAL PACKAGE DEAL

  • Cubicles #1 by Walter Ostlie 
  •  Zulu #1 by Alverne Ball 
  •  Shiver Bureau #1 by Walter Ostlie 
  •  Barrdok the Wanderer #1 by Mike Priebe 
  • DayBlack #1 by Keef Cross 
  •  Kid Code: Channel Zero #1 by John Jennings, Stacey Robinson and Damian Duffy 
  •  Voodoo Detective: Midnight Offering by R. Thomas Favino, Dominic Black, and Laura Lee 
  •  Bounce! by Chuck Collins 
  •  Aceblade #1 by Danny J Quick, Christopher Hollars, and Vhon Remot 
  • Princess LovePon #1 by Shauna J. Grant 
  •  Malice in Ovenland #1 by Micheline Hess 
  •  Mythworlde Magazine by Gerald Boney 
  •  Tribal Quest (from Humanescent anthology) by Jacques E Nyemb, Derick Jones, and Justin Wood 
  •  The Stronger by Chris Ward, Samir Simão, and Keithan Jones 

So not only do you get copies of Is'nana the Were-Spider Vol 2, but your rewards and 14 free digital comics if we get to the $18,000! Tell a friend or two!

GOAL REACHED!! STRETCH GOAL #1 NEXT - $16,000!!

THE CROSSOVER EVENT!! 

Stretch Goal Crossover Event by Vol 1's Walter Ostlie!
Stretch Goal Crossover Event by Vol 1's Walter Ostlie!

Given that my character Is’nana and his father, Anansi the Spider, have been established with the ability to travel through different worlds, I thought it’d be fun to take advantage of this and introduce people to different books and series in the indie comic world. With the stretch goal of $16,000, the Is’nana team are hoping to raise enough money to add 40 extra pages of story content to allow Is’nana to go through these different worlds, each illustrated by their respective creators. The goal is to raise enough money to pay all the artists/creators involved.

So we have Vol 1's artist Walter Ostlie's Shiver Bureau, Micheline Hess' Malice in Ovenland, Shauna J. Grant's Princess LovePon, Chuck DragonBlack Collins' Bounce!, Keef Cross' DayBlack, Mike Priebe's Barrdok the Wanderer, and N Steven Harris' and Robert Garrett's Ajala! I thought it'd be great to do a sort of cross promotion between each creator and books and given that I have a good set of readers and fanbases, I'm hoping I can not only introduce readers to more Black folklore and mythological characters, but also get more people into other indie books and franchises. If anyone is able to jump in to help, that'd be wonderful, or even spreading the word and discussing what the mission goal is! So please pledge today and spread the word!

THE STORY

A horror-fantasy, coming of age story, Is'nana the Were-Spider: The Hornet's Web is the second part to an on-going series of one-shots/graphic novels.

Is'nana the Were-Spider, Vol 2 Cover
Is'nana the Were-Spider, Vol 2 Cover

Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs (called THE MOTHER KINGDOM), Is'nana (the son of Anansi the Spider God of Stories) accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our reality, 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.

 

After defeating Osebo the Leopard, Is'nana must now face Queen Mmboro, her daughter Princess Kantite, and their family of hornets, wasps, and bees who unite and seek to inject themselves into human beings and take over our reality. 

Queen Mmboro and her Harvest
Queen Mmboro and her Harvest

 

Attack of the Killer Were-Bees
Attack of the Killer Were-Bees

 

Unfortunatley caught amongst the mayhem is the Baptiste family, Leland, Gina, and Jenka, who fight to survive and protect each other at all cost against Queen Mmboro's evil hive...

The Baptiste Family
The Baptiste Family

 ...while Is'nana must not only test his physically limits but also deal with rising tensions with his father who sees fit to control and protect his every move.

Tension between Father and Son
Tension between Father and Son

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THE MISSION

Last year since the success of the Kickstarter for Vol. 1 of Is'nana the Were-Spider and following the official publication release, the book has been met with acclaim, new fans, and supporters. Fans of Anansi the Spider were welcomed with a modern take on the old mythological folklore of West Africa and the Caribbean, while new fans were introduced to rich characters from old (and sometimes forgotten) stories. Just as the last volume, I hope to continue to make sure these characters and stories are not being forgotten, as Is'nana pushes forth to continue on the legacy of Africana and Black-based folklore and mythology. Your support, donations, while sharing this project through friends, family, and social media will help to further continue this mission.

Anansi the Spider and Papa Legba of Haitian Stories
Anansi the Spider and Papa Legba of Haitian Stories

I am hoping to use the funds raised to print copies of not only Vol 2, but reprints of Vol 1 that is currently sold out. This Kickstarter will also allow new readers to pledge for a copy of Volume 1 and catch up with the mission

Vol 1 (currently sold out) and Vol 2
Vol 1 (currently sold out) and Vol 2

 

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

Just like last year, the production of the book from pencils, inks, colors, and lettering are being paid out of pocket. We are currently almost half way through the coloring stages and will begin lettering soon. Money raised will go to final production and printing physical copies of Vol 2 and reprints of Vol 1 (currently sold out) for backers, stores/retailers, libraries, and conventions. Money will also be going into merchandise, rewards, shipping, and Kickstarter fees.

THE TEAM

Gregory Anderson-Elysee is the writer and creator of Is'nana: The Were-Spider. On pencils and inks is Daryl Toh (Outer God), with Lee Milewski (Hunter's Lore) providing colors, Joshua Cozine (The Untamed) on letters and production, and last but not least Walt Msonza Barna on the covers!

 

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Daryl Toh (Vol 2 artist)
Daryl Toh (Vol 2 artist)

 

Chris Giarusso (G-Man, Mini Marvels)
Chris Giarusso (G-Man, Mini Marvels)

 

Miguel Blanco (OogeeMan)
Miguel Blanco (OogeeMan)

 

Line work by Levi Fari-Raqub / Colors by Leonard Anderson
Line work by Levi Fari-Raqub / Colors by Leonard Anderson

 

Chris Koehler (Legend)
Chris Koehler (Legend)

 

           
Greg Anderson-Elysee (Is'nana Writer/Creator)
Greg Anderson-Elysee (Is'nana Writer/Creator)

 

Scott Bratek
Scott Bratek

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- Anansi the Spider

- Is'nana the Were-Spider 

- Is'nana the Were-Spider (Spider Form) 

- Papa Legba, Loa God of the Crossroads

 - Queen Mmboro 

- Osebo the Leopard

- Kantite, daughter of Queen Mmboro 

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4 T-shirts to Choose From
4 T-shirts to Choose From

                 -  Change Pledge $70 (instead of $50) for 2 different Is'nana T-shirts, or $100 for all 4 T shirts.

 

Custom Is'nana Funko Pop Vinyl Toy
Custom Is'nana Funko Pop Vinyl Toy

 

 

3 of 28 Original Pages from Is'nana Vol 1
3 of 28 Original Pages from Is'nana Vol 1

 

 

 

Add Ons and Prices

If you wish to add in an extra reward to your pledge, read below for the prices of the Add On which you will put in addition to your pledge. Please note that Add Ons will not be included in the PDF reward tiers unless a physical copy is pledged.
 
 
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ALSO... STRETCH GOAL!! $16,000

If the initial goal is exceeded into the next goal (16,000), an added 40 pages of story will be included in the book for no extra charge. The art will be drawn by Vol 1's artist Walter Ostlie (Shiver Bureau).

The story will follow Is'nana on a mission from Papa Legba, the Haitian Loa God of the Crossroads, to find his dog who's gone missing due to Is'nana breaking the barrier between worlds in Vol 1. Unfortunately, other trickster characters from Haitian folklore, Ti-Malice, Bouki, and Kompere Chat have other plans for Legba's dog. Also entangled with his own motive is Jeremy Tableau, a trickster guided by Legba himself, there to ensure Is'nana's quest is not an easy one...

The Black Sheep, Jeremy Tableau (stretch goal character)
The Black Sheep, Jeremy Tableau (stretch goal character)

 

The story will also feature crossovers and interactions with characters from  other indie comic book properties like Shiver Bureau by Walter Ostlie, Bounce! the Comic by Chuck Collins, Malice in Ovenland by Micheline Hess, DayBlack by Keef Cross, Barrdok the Wanderer by Mike Priebe, Princess LovePon by Shauna J. Grant, and Ajala: A Series of Adventures by N Steven Harris.

Behind the Scenes, Princess LovePon, Is'nana and Jeremy are preparing for the Kickstarter!
Behind the Scenes, Princess LovePon, Is'nana and Jeremy are preparing for the Kickstarter!

 

Hanging out with the cast of Shiver Bureau!
Hanging out with the cast of Shiver Bureau!

 

Anansi makes a surprise guest visit in Malice in Ovenland set
Anansi makes a surprise guest visit in Malice in Ovenland set

 

Risks and challenges

The last Kickstarter (Vol 1) was successful and backers received their books and rewards were fulfilled. I am expecting Vol 2 book to be fully completed before the end of the year, but added time was added in case of any unexpected delay. Although Vol 2 is already currently being funded, the added pages, if we achieve the stretch goals, may add to a longer wait time for the book due to not just the pages from Ostlie, but also the pages from the guest creators and their properties. I still aim to release the book well ahead of the listed expected date.

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