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Enter the real life tale of two WWII-era female combat pilots as they left their mark on history.
Enter the real life tale of two WWII-era female combat pilots as they left their mark on history.
103 backers pledged $4,120 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

STRETCH GOALS!

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.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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    Comrade

    Our thanks!

    Digital Comic - Become a part of history with a DRM-free digital copy of #1 delivered right to your portable device.

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    EARLY BIRD - Airman

    Printed Comic - A signed print copy of #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

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    Airman

    Printed Comic - A signed print copy of #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

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    Wing Commander

    Art Print & Comic - Your choice of signed 11x17" art print, and a signed print copy of #1 - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    • First Issue - Standard Cover
    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • Art Print - 11"x17" Signed Print
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    EARLY BIRD - Squadron Commander

    Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover - You'll received a signed print copy of #1 featuring the backer exclusive variant cover. No waiting necessary though - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy of the book for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    Squadron Captain

    Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover - You'll received a signed print copy of #1 featuring the backer exclusive variant cover. No waiting necessary though - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy of the book for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    Comdiv

    Variant Pack - You'll receive a signed copy of both the regular cover and the backer exclusive variant cover to #1, and your choice of signed 11x17" art print. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    • First Issue - Standard Cover
    • First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
    • Art Print - 11"x17" Signed Print
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    Order of Lenin

    T-shirt & sComic - You'll receive a White Lily cotton t-shirt, and a signed copy of both the regular cover and the backer exclusive variant cover to #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • White Lily T-Shirt
    • First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
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    Comandarm A

    Original Sketch & Comic - You'll receive an original bust pencil sketch by penciler Lovalle
    Davis, as well as a signed copy of both the regular cover and the backer exclusive variant cover to #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • Original Art - Bust sketch - Lovalle Davis
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    Comandarm B

    Original Sketch & Comic - You'll receive an original bust pencil sketch by artist Diana Greenhalgh, as well as a signed copy of both the regular cover and the backer exclusive variant cover to #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • Original Art - Bust sketch - Diana Greenhalgh
    • First Issue - Standard Cover
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    Major

    Collectible Pen w. Case & Comic - You'll receive a handmade pen (specially designed for White Lily), housed in a handcrafted wooden pen case, along with a signed copy of the backer exclusive variant cover to #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

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    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • Handmade Pen w. Hardwood Case
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    Major A

    Original Sequential Art - You'll receive an original penciled page from #1 by the penciler, Lovalle Davis. Included is a signed backer exclusive #1, and your choice of 11x17" art print. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
    • Art Print - 11"x17" Signed Print
    • Original Art - Sequential Page - Pencils
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    Major B

    Original Sequential Art - You'll receive an original inked page from #1 by inker Diana Greenhalgh. Included is a signed backer exclusive #1, and your choice of 11x17" art print. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
    • Art Print - 11"x17" Signed Print
    • Original Art - Sequential Page - Inks
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    Major C

    Original Sequential Art - You'll receive a set of pages that includes both the pencils by Lovalle Davis, and inks by Diana Greenhalgh, to a page from #1. Included is a signed backer exclusive #1, and your choice of 11x17" art print. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy - First Issue
    • First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
    • Art Print - 11"x17" Signed Print
    • Original Art - Sequential Page - Inks
    • Original Art - Sequential Page - Pencils
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    Major Colonel A

    Original Art - You'll receive an original single character illustration by artist Diana Greenhalgh, along with a signed backer exclusive #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    • Original Art - Single Character - Diana Greenhalgh
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    Major Colonel B

    Original Art - You'll receive an original single character ballpoint pen illustration by Lovalle Davis, along with a signed backer exclusive #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    Generalissimo

    Exclusive Cover Art - You'll receive the original lineart to the backer exclusive variant cover by Lovalle Davis, along with a signed copy of the backer exclusive #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

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    • First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
    • Original Art - KS Exclusive Cover Lineart - Lovalle Davis
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    Star of the Soviet Union

    Custom Voicemail - Receive a custom voicemail recording for your personal use, featuring actor Jack Nolan. along with a signed copy of the backer exclusive variant #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

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    Hero of the Soviet Union

    For individuals or organizations who believe in our story and would like to support our work on a larger scale.

    Sponsorship - You'll receive a full page inside #1 for advertising space. You will also receive 100 copies of the standard #1, and 10 copies of the backer exclusive variant #1. No waiting necessary - you'll also receive a DRM-free digital copy for your enjoyment.

    This level qualifies you for all stretch rewards.

    Includes:
    • Full Page Ad - Issue #1 Print & Digital
    • 100× First Issue - Standard Cover
    • 10× First Issue - Backer Exclusive Variant Cover
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Funding period

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