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About

FORWARD COMIX®  is an award-winning, small press publisher. Our goal is to produce and release four new projects before the end of 2018. With your help, we can make this plan a reality.

Kickstarter has helped us launch two wildly successful projects: Nowhere Man (nominated for three Glyph Comics Awards; winner of the Glyph Comics Award for Best Male Character, 2014) and Gwan Anthology (voted Comic Attack Top 5 Collected Edition of 2016; nominated for two Glyph Comics Awards; winner of a 2017 gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards).

We are excited to launch a line up for 2018 that will build and expand upon our previous success.

Revolting, a fantasy novel
For fans of the Curse of the Griffin series, the wait is over. Re-enter a world filled with vampires, mystical beasts, and magic. The second book will take you on an action-packed adventure through the lost kingdom just beyond the Wilderness. This is a great chance for readers new to the series to dive into our literary work, which has quietly surprised readers and reviewers alike, with a recommended reading endorsement from Kirkus Reviews comparing the first book to the Hunger Games.

Learn more about this novel and listen a reading sample. Click here

Scheduled for Early 2018
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Nowhere Man, Volume Three
Our hallmark title returns. Advanced military technology hits the streets of New York City. The future has arrived, and only one man can save us from it. Follow Detective Jack Maguire as he rises to the occasion and takes on the mantle as the first and greatest superhero of his time, but at what cost? Jack Maguire has faced crime bosses, military agents, and bioware robots. Now he must face his next foe, his former lover. How will Jack handle it when he finds himself and Rose on opposite sides? *With strong pledging here, Volume Three will be one book and the series finale!

Featuring guest appearances by:
Caanan White
Selina Briggs
Craig “Flux” Singleton
Fang Yi Li

80 - 100 pages
Scheduled for summer 2018
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Moon's Ostrich
Moon’s Ostrich, all-ages steampunk graphic novel. Ten-year-old Moon Wright, a daring inventor, just might be the smartest girl in the world--but even geniuses need help from their friends. In a steampunk alternate timeline, Moon, a struggling reporter, and a brash soldier, become accidental heroes on an adventure that just might avert the first world war.

Learn more about this project and take a look at the main characters. Click here

80 - 100 pages
Scheduled for Fall 2018
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Artwork in progress

 

Zu Umbi

Imagine “iZombie” meets “Vikings”. The new comic title is “Zu Umbi” and follows a Christian African displaced to the Fujian province of China during the 15th century. Struggling to find meaning in his circumstance, Umbi has taken on the role of helping to defend the local royal court. Yet so desperate to get back to his homeland, he makes a secret deal that begins his slow transformation into the undead.

This first issue is one we are trying our best to get right. There are lots of interesting directions this could take us and the entire team is eager to do something special on this story concept. Jerome Walford will be writier/concept development, Caanan White will be taking over interiors, and we will have at least three editors!

20 pages
Scheduled for Fall 2018
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FORWARD COMIX® is an award-winning publisher, known for excellent work. Help us take things to the next level.  

Looking for earlier books on some of these titles? No problem, we will restock and make those available as add-ons at the end of the campaign.

We are setting the minimum at $9,000 but we are hoping to raise $20,000 or more. At that higher amount, we can operate more effectively as a small press publisher.

Check back frequently! Updates and artwork in progress will be posted throughout the campaign.

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Risks and challenges

We have used Kickstarter to fund multiple releases before. "Nowhere Man, Volume Two" was released in three parts funded under one campaign. We are plotting over the course of a full year. The largest project, "Revolting" is nearly done, and "Nowhere Man" beyond the halfway point. We feel confident that we are in a good position to deliver each project in a timely manner, but we certainly need your support to make this happen.

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    Horror/Fantasy/Romance comic project. Written by Jerome Walford. Interiors by Caanan White.
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