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Last updated August 16, 2019

WEREWOLVES VERSUS: Volume 1 (issues 1 - 5)

One big book collecting the first five issues of the lycanthropic collaborative digital anthology project WEREWOLVES VERSUS

WEREWOLVES VERSUS: Volume 1 (issues 1 - 5)

One big book collecting the first five issues of the lycanthropic collaborative digital anthology project WEREWOLVES VERSUS

CA$ 12,103
pledged of CA$ 32,664pledged of CA$ 32,664 goal
180
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 16 2019 6:42 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 16, 2019

About

At nearly 800 pages, this enormous book contains issues 1 through 5 of the previously digital-only anthology series WEREWOLVES VERSUS

In 2015, we decided there wasn't enough good werewolf media in the world, and we came up with an idea to help solve that problem. We collected werewolf art, comics, short stories and essays from a diverse group of creators, all referencing a weird or fun theme, and then put it all together as a digital download that people could have for any price they wanted to pay. The result was our first issue, WEREWOLVES VERSUS: THE 1990s, and it was such a success (and so fun to make) that we just kept making them!

Our first five issues: The 1990s, Romance, Music, Space, and Hollywood
Our first five issues: The 1990s, Romance, Music, Space, and Hollywood

The most frequent request we've received from readers since starting the project has been "please make a print version", and now it's time to make that happen! Rather than printing each issue individually, which would quickly get out of control, we're putting the first five issues into a single full-colour perfect-bound volume. Fans and newcomers to WEREWOLVES VERSUS will finally have a big beautiful physical artifact to represent all this good good werewolf content. This enormous lad is 9 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and a whopping 3 inches thick. That's bigger than a dictionary! 

A mockup of this simply gargantuan book
A mockup of this simply gargantuan book
If you didn't watch the video above, this is a "blank" from the printer, showing the final book's stock, dimensions and page count. This is how big it will be on your shelf! AirPods for scale.
If you didn't watch the video above, this is a "blank" from the printer, showing the final book's stock, dimensions and page count. This is how big it will be on your shelf! AirPods for scale.

Each issue is presented as a direct adaptation of the original PDF, with some additional copy-editing and "remastering" by the contributors, and some very minor layout updates. Included are the following WEREWOLVES VERSUS issues:

#1 — Werewolves Versus: The 1990s — August 2015 

A full-colour, mind-warping, 80+ page collection of werewolf art, stories, poetry and comics. Inspired by the decade of skateboards, clam digger shorts, AOL disks and the colour aqua. Featuring: Craig J. Clark, Laura Cuthbert, Lew “Viergacht” Delport, HamsterToybox, Hannah Kate, Joey Liverwurst, Ludovic, Todd A McCullough, Kathy Lea Moyou, Angela Quinton, Mike Roukas, Slay, Tah the Trickster, Tandye, Dan Wallbank, Joe Williamson

#2 — Werewolves Versus: Romance — February 2016 

176 pages of incredible werewolf short stories, illustrations and comics examining what happens when you mix the brutality of lycanthropy with the sensuality and affection of éros and agápe. Hint: it’s frequently bloody. Featuring: Ben Geldenhuys, Cassandra Aponte & Chris Khanna, Craig J. Clark, Dan Wallbank, Dieselhands & Tah the Trickster, HamsterToybox, K. Pennington, Kigai Holt, Laura “OC” B., Lew “Viergacht” Delport, N. Pivonka, Quebecoiswolf, Stephanie Gallon, Tabby Kat, Tandye Rowe & Angela Quinton, Todd A McCullough

#3 — Werewolves Versus: Music — August 2016

In the light of the dashboard or the strobes of an outdoor concert, from the humid alleys of New Orleans to the streets of a dystopian city caught in an uprising, werewolves are completely werewolfing out to music. This 150+ page collection features short stories, comics, paintings, essays and even a downloadable song. Featuring: Laura “OC” B, Jennifer Cooksey, Lew “Viergacht” Delport, Byron Dunn, Fringecrow, Colin Janz, JD Laclede, Joey Liverwurst, Juan C. Moreno, nothere, Chris Pearce, Quebecoiswolf, Paul Quinton, Andrew Scott, Tah the Trickster

#4 — Werewolves Versus: Space — March 2017

From the swamplands of Florida to the surface of alien planets to the claustrophobia of besieged colony ships, one thing’s for sure: there’s more than one moon in our galaxy. This 165-page issue contains short fiction, comics and artwork about werewolves and space elevators, Egyptian pyramids, bounty hunters, star-gazing, poor quarantine protocols, heckin’ ray guns & more. Featuring: Alice Dryden, Andrew Scott, David McCoy, Evangeline Gallagher, Mckenna “Gullwulf”, Howlitzer, JD Laclede, Joyce Chng, Laura “OC” B, Matthew Daley, Nathanial “LeCount” Edwards, nothere, Quebecoiswolf, Shane Milner, Emil Josephine, plus killer cover art by Ben Geldenhuys.

#5 — Werewolves Versus: Hollywood — September 2017

For as long as there have been movies, there have been werewolf movies. But not every werewolf in film gets caught on camera. This 167-page issue chronicles the exploits of lycanthropes in cinema, from the ruthless schmoozing of modern-day Los Angeles back to the elegance and prestige of the first talkies… and even further, to before the dawn of man. Featuring: Aaron Yeung, Ash Cinder (with Juan C. Moreno), Chris Pearce, Claire Count, David McCoy, Dobescrusher, Frank Bruce, Hamstertoybox, Jennifer Cooksey & Brandon Harding, Lesley Keogh, Lucian Clark, nothere, Quebecoiswolf, Rock Creek Werewolf, Emil Josephine, and dress-flipping Marilyn Monroe cover art by Tandye Rowe.


Why Kickstarter?

This book is huge! Something this large requires a lot of paper, and shipping is costly (both from the printer to the warehouse, and from the warehouse to your own eager claws). In order to make sure we do everything to the highest level of quality and care possible, we need to cover upfront costs that are much higher than we can reasonably invest. Kickstarter allows us to treat this chonky book the same way we treat everything else about WEREWOLVES VERSUS – it's a community effort, made better and better the more people get involved.


Rewards

In addition to the book, we have some fantastic backer rewards on offer! Check out the details directly below, and see how the tiers work further down or on the right.

A pack of five werewolf-themed stickers by Ben Geldenhuys, Todd McCullough,  Angela Quinton & Tandye Rowe
A pack of five werewolf-themed stickers by Ben Geldenhuys, Todd McCullough, Angela Quinton & Tandye Rowe
An enamel pin depicting one of the many pet names you can call a werewolf before it mangles you.
An enamel pin depicting one of the many pet names you can call a werewolf before it mangles you.
An MP3 of a new original song by Colin Janz that continues the theme of his WEREWOLVES VERSUS: MUSIC entry "As the Sun Sets", but in a much heavier, nastier way. When we commissioned him, the sonic references included the DOOM 2016 soundtrack.
An MP3 of a new original song by Colin Janz that continues the theme of his WEREWOLVES VERSUS: MUSIC entry "As the Sun Sets", but in a much heavier, nastier way. When we commissioned him, the sonic references included the DOOM 2016 soundtrack.
A 20" square fabric bandana depicting two different snarly werewolf maws drawn by Tandye Rowe. Fold it over and go with whichever suits your mood that day – original or "Saturday morning cartoon".
A 20" square fabric bandana depicting two different snarly werewolf maws drawn by Tandye Rowe. Fold it over and go with whichever suits your mood that day – original or "Saturday morning cartoon".
We were fortunate to get John Keogh to do the cover art for this book. John's done tons of amazing work, including the cover of The Tim'rous Beastie Anthology and multiple tour posters for The Mountain Goats. The work he turned in for WEREWOLVES VERSUS is absolutely bonkers, and this print will let you show it off on your wall.
We were fortunate to get John Keogh to do the cover art for this book. John's done tons of amazing work, including the cover of The Tim'rous Beastie Anthology and multiple tour posters for The Mountain Goats. The work he turned in for WEREWOLVES VERSUS is absolutely bonkers, and this print will let you show it off on your wall.

Tiers

Here are all the lycanthropic artifacts on offer, and at which tier you can pledge to get them into your eager claws.

About

Each issue of WEREWOLVES VERSUS is produced, edited, designed and kissed gently on the top of its head by Angela Quinton, with editorial input and frequent contributions by her wife Tandye Rowe. Six issues (plus a special charity issue) have been released, with another four planned over the next two years. Angela has been writing about werewolf stuff at werewolf-news.com since 2008, and Tandye has been doing art and making tasteful decisions pretty much her entire life.

Risks and challenges

We're excited to be working with Make That Thing to produce and fulfill all of the physical objects in this campaign. They've been doing this for a long time, and have fulfilled dozens of successful Kickstarter projects – we know they're going to ensure that this one gets the same quality planning and treatment.

Although each issue of WEREWOLVES VERSUS was originally intended for digital distribution, their source files (InDesign documents and CMYK art) are print-ready. These files have been merged into a new InDesign project that matches the requirements of our experienced printing company.

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    Pledge CA$ 14 or more About $11

    Nibble: PDF + Song

    We took the source files for the first five issues of WEREWOLVES VERSUS, joined them together, and polished them up! Pledge at this level to get a copy of that PDF, including all of the improvements and updates applied to the content within. You’ll also get an MP3 of a new original song by Colin Janz – a monstrous continuation of his song “As the Sun Sets” from WEREWOLVES VERSUS: MUSIC.

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    • MP3 download of a new original song by Colin Janz
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    Swipe: Everything BUT The Printed Book

    By popular request! If you'd like everything EXCEPT the physical book, this one's for you! You'll get the PDF version, plus all the other rewards, but your bookshelf is safe. Note: if you pledge at “Bite”, you won’t get these reward too, you’ll get the ones from “Nibble”.

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    • MP3 download of a new original song by Colin Janz
    • Enamel pin
    • Pack of 5 stickers
    • Bandana
    • Cover art print
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    Pledge CA$ 66 or more About $50

    Bite: The Book

    Get your very own physical copy of the book, WEREWOLVES VERSUS Volume 1. This thing is hefty, so clear some space on your shelf. You’ll also receive the rewards from the previous tier.

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    Pledge CA$ 86 or more About $65

    Chomp: The Book + Pin & Stickers

    Everything from the previous tier (including the book) plus a 1” enamel pin with a werewolf “Murder Puppy” design, and five werewolf stickers from a selection of WEREWOLVES VERSUS contributors.

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    Pledge CA$ 112 or more About $85

    Mangle: Book, Pin, Stickers & Bandana

    Everything from the previous tier, plus a 20” bandana featuring not one but TWO snarly werewolf jaw designs – perfect for mopping up spilled drool or blotting your brow after an exhausting transformation.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of the book
    • MP3 download of a new original song by Colin Janz
    • Physical copy of the book
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    Pledge CA$ 158 or more About $120

    Devour: Everything else + cover print

    Everything from the previous tier, plus a high-quality print of the book’s cover art – a gorgeous illustration by John Keogh.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of the book
    • MP3 download of a new original song by Colin Janz
    • Physical copy of the book
    • Enamel pin
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    • Bandana
    • Cover art print
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