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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 29 2015

About

Hey there! 

My name is Scott Wilke, I'm the writer/creator of The Legend of Everett Forge

The story for The Legend of Everett Forge has been brewing in my head for almost a decade now. It is stems from my passion for old western films, my love of robots, and my obsession with the Weird West and Steampunk genre.

It's been a dream of mine to bring this story to life. Thanks to the amazing art team at ClickArt Studios, I finally have the opportunity to do so. But I need help...and that's where you fine people come in!

Amazing artwork, like the examples below, comes at a price. So does publishing! And that is exactly where all the funds obtained through Kickstarter will go. Anything obtained over the goal will go straight back to ClickArt Studios so we can begin on Issue #2! We'll also create some extra merchandise as a thank you!

Everett Forge
Everett Forge

THE STORY

The Legend of Everett Forge is a Weird West/Steampunk Adventure, set in an 1889 American West where Machines are in control. The story follows notorious outlaw, Everett Forge, as he wages war against the Machine that betrayed him, the Machine that runs the West...Omega. 

Omega
Omega

Forge's search for vengeance will take him deep into the Machine Territory, further than any human has ever gone before. With a growing bounty on his head and enemies around every corner, Forge's skill and resolve will be put to the test. Especially, when he encounters a ruthless bounty hunter with a terrifying moniker and a mysterious past.

Angel of Death
Angel of Death

As Forge ventures deeper into the Machine Territory, he will find some pretty unlikely allies. He’ll also discover that there is a lot more at stake than just revenge.

All the while, deep in the heart of the Machine Territory, a terrifying secret awaits…

What secret is that?

You'll have to read to find out!

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Legend of Everett Forge will be a six-issue graphic novel. Issue #1 will be 24 pages of metal-tearing, gear-shattering carnage.

Future issues will feature more gunfights, steam trikes, airships, giant mechs, and all kinds of fun and quirky technology! 

MORE CHARACTER CONCEPT ART

Check out some of the coal-eating, oil-drinking Machines that Forge will encounter!

"What are you doing in my town, Forge?"
"What are you doing in my town, Forge?"
"Sorry friend, all outta Whiskey. We got oil though!"
"Sorry friend, all outta Whiskey. We got oil though!"

 FORGE'S STEAM TRIKE CONCEPT ART

Every hero needs a faithful steed!

This here is a Steam Trike. It has a bifurcating front fork which allows it to transform into a four-wheeled vehicle which can hook onto railroad tracks. Definitely comes in handy for those long rides!

Forge's Steam Trike
Forge's Steam Trike

SAMPLE PAGES

Here are a few sample pages plucked straight from Issue #1. ClickArt Studios has really managed to add vibrancy and life to this world. I look forward to seeing what they still have in store for us!

Gunfight in Brimstone
Gunfight in Brimstone
"Just passing through is all."
"Just passing through is all."
"Dead. I want him dead."
"Dead. I want him dead."
Wanted: Dead
Wanted: Dead

INCENTIVES

I definitely want to make sure I thank everyone for helping make my dream come true, that's why I've included some fun and unique rewards. Every tier will get a Legend of Everett Forge Backstage Pass. This monthly newsletter will have production notes, show samples of completed pages, and offer fun contests and giveaways.

The upper tiers will include not only a print copy of the comic, but also limited edition merchandise that will be discontinued after the Kickstarter campaign is completed. This includes pens, playing cards, t-shirts, and more! 

Our top two highest reward tiers offer an amazing chance at finding yourself within the pages of The Legend of Everett Forge. These are extremely limited though, so act fast before they're gone!

MORE ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. After high school, I moved to Missouri where I attended college at Southeast Missouri State University. I majored in English and minored in Film Production. After graduation, I moved to Arizona where I currently reside with my lovely wife and beautiful daughter. 

Storytelling has always been a passion of mine. I remember when I was young and my mom would tuck me in, I would tell her the bedtime story. She would always tell me how great my stories were. Now, it's possible she was blinded by mom goggles at the time, but regardless, I promised her, all those years ago, that one day I would get one of my stories published. I plan to live up to that promise.

MORE ABOUT CLICKART STUDIOS

ClickArt Studios
ClickArt Studios

ClickArt Studios is a Philippine based multidisciplinary creative studio which caters to international and local markets with a commitment to quality and aesthetic design. Started by Rai and Ochie Caraan, as a freelance team in 2008, the company now includes prolific and passionate professionals with diverse artistic backgrounds in graphic design and 2D illustration. 

They have been a true pleasure to work with from the very start. They have captured every ounce of my vision. I hope to have a long future with them!

THANK YOU!

Any support that you can provide, either monetary or just spreading the word about Everett Forge, will be beyond appreciated! Thank you for your time!

The Legend of Everett Forge
The Legend of Everett Forge

Risks and challenges

There is always the possibility there might be a delay in either art or printing. If there is, we will certainly communicate that delay as soon as possible.

All we can say is, fear not, hell nor high water will stop us from getting you everything we promised! We promise!

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