In summer 2016, our creative team wrapped production on the first issue of the White Lily miniseries.
White Lily #1 is the first of a five issue miniseries about the two highest scoring female fighter pilots in history. The first issue spans 22 full colour pages of story.
White Lily features Lydia "Lilya" Litvyak and her friend and teammate Yekaterina "Katya" Budanova.
Both of these incredible women flew for the Soviet Union in the war against Nazi Germany in the early 1940's. White Lily tells the story of their struggles as women fighting in WWII, their successes as they became the only women in history to have earned the title of fighter ace, and their sacrifices along the way.
White Lily was originally written as a screenplay by writer Preston Poulter, and is being adapted as a comic book by our creative team; Lovalle Davis, Walden Wong, Diana Greenhalgh, Alonso Espinosa, and Jack Nolan.
Meet the creative team:
Initially we produced a small print run, but as independent creators it's costly to continue down that route. So we've come to Kickstarter to ask for your help in funding an expanded print run of White Lily #1.
Our goal is just $3000; with these funds we can lower our printing cost enough to be able to print a run of at least 1000 copies of #1 (standard cover), plus copies of the Kickstarter exclusive variant cover and the other rewards we offer.
Any funds raised above our goal will go towards funding the production of #2.
We have a wide range of rewards available, including a Kickstarter-exclusive variant cover, original art and commissions, and other collectibles. Check out the various rewards available along the right hand side!
We've officially passed our goal, now its time to unlock our stretch goals!
$3500 - Unlock and all backers will receive their choice of classic audiobook voiced by Jack Nolan. Choose from The Iliad, At The Earth's Core, or King Solomon's Mines!
$4000 - Unlock and all physical reward levels will receive a collectible upgrade that includes a set of stickers, pins, and special Kickstarter bookmarks.
$5000 - Unlock and White Lily #1 will receive an extra 4 pages of content, including a "lost page" to the issue and behind the scenes
$5500 - Unlock and all physical reward levels will receive a second collectible upgrade that includes Kickstarter exclusive set of White Lily trading cards, and a set of White Lily drink coasters.
$6000 - Unlock and pledge levels $50 and up will receive an original sketch card!
$7500 - Unlock to fund the production of White Lily #2! Pledge levels $8 and up will receive a FREE digital copy of White Lily #2 (after production).
By supporting our project, you're not only supporting an independent creator-owned comic, but a wonderful story of real women fighting under almost unimaginable conditions as they made their mark on history.
These women really existed; Let us tell you their story.
Risks and challenges
Issue #1 is done and ready to print, so there is no risk of delay from our creative team.
We nailed down our costs before launching this campaign. Upon successful funding, the book will be ordered to print and any sketch rewards will be started by the creative team. If we hit our stretch goals, any unlocked bonus rewards will be ordered to production at the same time.
We will keep our backers apprised of production and fulfillment of their rewards.
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