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About

The Captain awaited news of his betrothed's arrival, his usual stoic calm replaced by an unnatural excitement. His cheeks were flushed and his heart pounded almost loud enough to be heard by any passersby. Thoughts of the vision of beauty that was to be his made his blood run hot through his veins. Her soft touch was the only thing in this world that could soothe his Sailor's heart. The touch that could cure the sea-salt in his mind.  

He stood on the docks night after night, awaiting news of her arrival. Staring longingly out at the sea, his cool eyes ever searching for any sign of the ship bringing her to him.  

Finally a ship did arrive. Alas, it was but a merchant ship with a terrible tale. A tale in which the crew bore witness to a horrible event. A tale of a great beast and a ship that strayed too close and payed a heavy toll. The ship known as the Follow the Wave.  

Follow the Wave was the ship carrying the Captain's betrothed. His love, his life, was gone and with her, any trace of the Captain's humanity. His blood, once warm, now pumped cold from the great stone that was now his heart. Driven mad with grief and the need for revenge the Captain readied his ship and his crew for the hunt.  

And so the story begins...

Ink Forged Studios is proud to present Follow The Wave a 52 page graphic novel by Italian artist and writer, Stefano Cardoselli, with special thanks to our very own Kenny Groom for edits and formatting, as well as the intro above.

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Follow The wave Pg.1

 

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Follow The wave Pg.2

 

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Follow The wave Pg.3

 

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Follow The wave Pg.4

 

 

Digital Copy of Follow The Wave, original 52 page version
Digital Copy of Follow The Wave, original 52 page version

 

Digital Copy of FTW plus bonus material and more.
Digital Copy of FTW plus bonus material and more.

 

52 page Softcover Edition of Follow The Wave
52 page Softcover Edition of Follow The Wave

 

52 page Softcover Edition of Follow The Wave plus the bonus digital material and more.
52 page Softcover Edition of Follow The Wave plus the bonus digital material and more.

 

8x11 3 Fish Print plus the book.
8x11 3 Fish Print plus the book.

 

Set of 4 Coasters plus the book and print
Set of 4 Coasters plus the book and print

 

8x8 water color character commission from Stefano Cardoselli
8x8 water color character commission from Stefano Cardoselli

 

8x8 commision of your choosing, One of each print as well as an original piece Kraken Rose by Stefano Cardoselli
8x8 commision of your choosing, One of each print as well as an original piece Kraken Rose by Stefano Cardoselli

 

Risks and challenges

Many people know Stefano from his work in various publications including Heavy Metal Magazine, the cover for Ozzy Osbourne: The Metal Madman from Bluewater Productions and many others. He is an enthusiastic artist who brings a bright and sometimes chaotic energy to his traditional, hand drawn water color style.

We are so excited to collaborate with an artist of his caliber and we've eliminated many of the risks associated with running a crowdfunding campaign by working diligently with Stefano to have all the pages drawn before launching our Kickstarter.

We have finished pages, now we need your pledges to help us get the book to print.

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