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I'm putting William the Last into print! Help get the first chapter into the hands of current and potential fans!
I'm putting William the Last into print! Help get the first chapter into the hands of current and potential fans!
124 backers pledged $3,425 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE (9/18): TWO NEW REWARDS AND MORE!

I've added 2 rewards. First, have breakfast with DC Comics writer Amy Chu at the Baltimore Comic Con this month and chat about comics, writing, breaking into comics and more!

Second, have dinner with GI Joe penciller and myself at the Baltimore Comic Con. That's 2/3 of the GI Joe artistic team! I'll buy dinner and a drink!

Also, I've done a few interviews about the project:

Here I am with The Audio Knights Theatre guys talking about the project:

https://soundcloud.com/theaudioknightstheatre/brainstorming-with-takt-10

And here's an interview I did over at Comics Alliance about the project:

http://comicsalliance.com/brian-shearer-william-the-last/

The Snake Oil Podcast also plugged the KS on their show this week:

http://www.snakeoilcomics.com/episode/Episode+71%3A+William+The+Last+and+a+Cranky+Travis

I'm Brian Shearer, a freelance artist who has worked on IDW's Transformers, Doctor Who, and G.I.Joe, and I want to give you a LOT of William The Last. www.WilliamTheLast.com hosts an incredible adventure in the making.

WHAT IS WILLIAM THE LAST?

“A young orphan finds his way to a strange world where good people are in hiding, a once peaceful civilization is in decay, and his own name is forbidden to be uttered. He is William the Last.”

After two years of producing the webcomic online, I want to take the story out of the computer and put it into your hands! Not familiar with William the Last? You can read it for free at williamthelast.com!

This Kickstarter campaign is to get the first issue (Chapter 1) in print and create a audio drama from William the Last.

Note: The Audio Drama will be available for free to every reward level.

HELP UNLOCK THE STRETCH GOALS!

Rewards include copies of the book (which includes bonus material, so the book runs over 30 pages) as well as original art and prints!

Original sketches of William and Ella
Original sketches of William and Ella
Full Figure Marker Rendered sketch!
Full Figure Marker Rendered sketch!

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

In addition to printing comics that you can hold in your own hands, I'm partnering with The Audio Knights Theatre want to give you a more complete MULTIMEDIA COMIC EXPERIENCE.

www.TheAudioKnightsTheatre.com specializes in the creation of audiodramas for the comic book industry. By employing their stylish brand of Comic Book Performance Art and combining voiced dialogue with sound effects and music, their products offer the reader with a fully immersive experience.

If fully funded, this project will birth the creation of a full multimedia accompaniment to William the Last. This means you will get the following:

  • Physical printings of WIlliam The Last (premium backers will receive signed copies)
  • Full-episode audio dramas of each chapter of William The Last, available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and all RSS feeds(available audio dramas rendered in high definition)
  • Digital comic book development utilizing Comixology.com, and the motion-enabled platforms of YouTube.com and MadeFire.com (Platforms enjoyed on a variety of platforms, from smartphones and tablets to desktop computers and video gaming consoles)

The entirety of this Complete Multimedia Comic Experience can be achieved by reaching the goal of $3,000.

Is this project worth $3,000 to fans of engaging stories told in creative ways?

The answer is YES!

Risks and challenges

As of right now the only hiccup I can see is if the printed book doesn't come out right due to printing issues. I want to make sure the end product is as vibrant as it is on the computer screen. Any delays will be communicated through Kickstarter so everyone will know exactly what the status of the book is.

I'm using a well-known printing company, so I don't foresee this happening. *fingers crossed*

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    Many thanks for helping support getting William the Last in print!

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    -A Digital Copy of WtL chapter 1
    -Wallpaper for your computer desktop

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    -A Digital Copy of William the Last

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    -A Copy of the printed book
    -A Digital Copy of the Book

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    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    RETAILER BUNDLE #1 - 5 Copies

    For retailers interested in carrying William the Last in their store. Get 5 copies of the book!

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    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    -An original art sketch card
    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    -An inked head sketch
    -A WtL Print
    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    RETAILER BUNDLE #2- 25 Copies

    For retailers interested in carrying William the Last in their store. Get 25 copies of the book!

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    BREAKFAST WITH DC COMICS WRITER AMY CHU AT BALITMORE COMIC CON OR NYCC. - Limit of 3

    DC Comics writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, Girls Night Out) will have breakfast with you either at Balitmore Comic Con at the end of Sept, or at NYCC in October.
    Chat about writing comics, the business or whatever strikes your fancy...within reason.

    If you choose Baltimore, I might even join you.

    -An inked head sketch
    -A WtL Print
    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    -A marker rendered 9x12 drawing
    -A WtL Print
    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    DINNER AT BALTIMORE COMIC WITH 2/3 OF THE GI JOE ART TEAM!

    Join me and GI Joe Penciller Shannon Gallant for dinner at the Baltimore Comic Con 2015 (Either Friday or Saturday night). I'll pay for dinner and ONE drink (at a reasonably priced restaurant.)

    As an added bonus my friend Chris, who is the funniest person I have ever known, will join us! (He's responsible for my ebay listings. His descriptions are inspired.) Hilarity will ensue!

    Plus everything else below!

    -A marker rendered 9x12 drawing
    -A WtL Print
    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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    -An 11x17 marker rendered drawing
    -Two WtL prints
    -A WtL Bookmark
    -A SIGNED copy of William the Last issue 1
    -A William the Last Desktop image for your computer.
    -A Digital copy of the issue

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Funding period

- (30 days)