About this project
Raven Gregory and Autumn Ivy present WIDOW’S WEB, a full color 32 page six issue mini-series.
Set in a world that is not our own, the story follows Dahlia White, an unassuming bartender living in the strange yet familiar Tcesni City, where she attempts to balance her normal -- and sometimes not so normal -- life with the horrifying secret of who and what she really is. A balance that is thrown into absolute chaos when a down-on-his-luck, Pterra Atrus, walks through her door, turning her already crazy world upside down.
A world where not everything is what it seems and a new breed of horror awaits.
Once you enter the Widow’s Web, there is no escape.
"Widow's Web takes you down a path that is simultaneously familiar and alien; it's full of experiences, characters and conversations we've all witnessed, as well as those we pray we never will. Gregory, Ivy and the rest of the creative team have woven their own web that will lure you in and never let you go.” - Drunk on Comics
"The realm of horror is a well-mined landscape filled with werewolves, vampires, ghosts and zombies, but somehow Gregory and Ivy have managed to find a new and terrible thing lurking in the deepest darkest shadows. A new kind of monster and a new breed of horror you don't want to miss!" - It came from Below
"Grade A+ Nothing short of brilliant all the way around. Put it at the top of your pull list! Widow’s Web is THE book to read in 2015!" - The Pullbox
This dark tale of horror, created and written by Raven Gregory (Fly, The Waking, The Wonderland Trilogy, and No Tomorrow) and talented newcomer Autumn Ivy features interior art by Ian Snyder (Tales From Wonderland, Ursa Minor), colors by Liezl Buneaventura (Jungle Book, No Tomorrow) with covers by superstar artists Nei Ruffino, Mike Debalfo, Mike Krome, Elias Chatzoudis, and many more.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Our plan is to produce the first four issues of WIDOW’S WEB before releasing the series nationally through a publisher. This way, you, the reader, get the very best story we are capable of producing, on time and on schedule, without the need to rush or compromise the quality or integrity of the book itself.
We already have the first two issues in the can, and so far it is everything we could have dreamed of and more. Unfortunately, this also means there is a much longer time to wait before the book is able to begin recouping its production costs and baby, making comics aint cheap.
That’s where kickstarter and YOU come in.
Making comics aint for the weak of heart and we've put in nearly every last dime that we've got to make this story the best it can possibly be.
So to help offset these costs, we’re raising money by producing an early release edition of WIDOW’S WEB #1 and WIDOW’S WEB #2 , both 32 full color pages, with issue one featuring over 25 pages of story as well as cool extras and bonus features just for the KICKSTARTER. Anything we raise past our goal will go toward the printing and production (as well as taxes, kickstarter fees, shipping, etc) costs of future issues of the series.
But we can only do this with YOUR support.
In return, you’ll have the chance to get a first look at this exciting new series before anyone else, as well as the opportunity to grab some of the most bad ass rewards and exclusives you’ve ever laid your eyes on by some of the best artists in comics today.
So pledge, share on Facebook, tell your family, friends and followers, let Santa know what you really want for Christmas, get your girlfriend/wife/boyfriend/hubby/pet that certain something special, pawn your jewelry and small children, sacrifice a virgin to the dark lords, or tweet if that’s your thing.
Every little bit helps.
Now go get a sneak peek at the beautiful covers, amazing interior artwork, as well as the incredible rewards being offered below.
(See more than one reward that you like? Not a problem. Simply select the highest/or most limited reward then add the price of any additional reward(s) to your pledge amount. It's that easy. IE: If you see one reward you want that's $60 and another lower reward for $20, select the $60 reward and add the additional $20 to your pledge for a total of $80 and make a note at the bottom of the form which additional reward you would like to receive.)
(See the bottom of the page for more on TIER REWARDS and STRETCH GOALS)
Also, don’t forget to check out the video with series creators/writers Raven Gregory and Autumn Ivy and our very easily distracted camera guy.:)
With your help, we are going to show the world something truly special.
For more information on Widow’s Web or any other Raven Gregory titles, visit theravengregory.com, or follow the latest updates on facebook.com/TheRavenGregoryFanPage and twitter.com/ravengregory
Widow's Web its logo and all characters and their likeness are copyright and TM 2015 Raven Gregory. All rights reserved. No portion of this may be reproduced or transmitted without the expressed written permission of Raven Gregory except for artwork used for review purposes.
Hey! Did you actually make it all the way down here? Man, you rock! And because you rock that much check out our special reward tiers where you can get great bonus incentive exclusives and prints not available anywhere else as well as unlock the bad ass stretch goals we have in store for you to show our appreciation for helping us get the word out about the kickstarter.
Remember, every time you tell someone new about the kickstarter an angel gets his wings...and you get the chance to win BIG!
ABOUT THE WRITERS
Raven Gregory is a comic writer and editor who has yet to win a single award to show off to his mom but is responsible for the creation of some of the hottest independent comics on the stands today. With over two-hundred stories published he also served as the Executive Editor and Staff Writer of Zenescope Entertainment before moving on to pursue producing his own line of creator owned books. His past works include THE GIFT, THE WAKING, FLY, IRRESISTIBLE, THE THEATER, THE WONDERLAND TRILOGY, THE DREAM EATER SAGA, THE SECRET LIFE OF CROWS, NO TOMORROW and the upcoming WIDOW’S WEB. He currently resides in Glendale, Arizona with his four kids, and two dogs. This is his very first kickstarter!
Autumn Ivy grew from a young caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly discovered by her mix of poetry and short story samples posted online. She now writes and co-creates with long time friend and mentor Raven Gregory. Currently, she resides in Tucson AZ with her three dogs, two cats, two snakes, one gecko and a completely unhealthy obsession with all things Cosplay and video games alike. Now please for the love of all that is holy, help her get somewhere less hot.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ian Snyder is a comic book artist in Tucson, Arizona. In 2011, looking for feedback and critiques, he unexpectedly broke into the comic industry while attending the Tucson Comic Con. His credits include Big Dog Ink's Ursa Minor, Shahrazad, Oz, and Critter. When he is not drawing comics or working the day job, his time is spent with his wife and two children. He and his wife occasionally get some sleep.
Liezl Buenaventura is a comic colorist based in Manila, Philippines. She holds degrees in Visual Communication and Studio Arts: Painting from the University of the Philippines, and has been coloring comics professionally since 2009. She has worked with Zenescope Entertainment, Arcana Studios, Alterna Comics, and many others. She enjoys working with bright palettes every bit as much as she does grit and darkness, and always strives to further storytelling through the use of color.
Risks and challenges
Once funded our goal is to have the books out to you within a month since both issues are already complete and ready to go. Our printer is local so all they are waiting for is the green light and we are good to go. Now there is always the possibility of unforeseen issues arising. Be they printing, manufacturing delays, mishaps with shipping, or good old fashion human error. But if any problems do arise we are confident that we will be able to handle them in an efficient and expeditious manner to insure your 100% satisfaction. Our #1 goal is providing you with the best comic stories on the stands today and, with your help, we can make that goal a reality. We're in this for the long haul and see crowd funding as a big part of the future of independent publishing. We appreciate your support and want you back for many more projects in the future, so you have our word we won’t let you down.
And having heard some of the horror stories about shipping issues…a small reminder. Please remember that there will be a “survey” sent out once we are funded that you NEED TO FILL OUT in order to receive your items. Kickstarter does not supply us with your address so this is very important. Also, if you email us please be sure to let us know what your backer name is on kickstarter so that we can better serve you. Thanks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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