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One fateful encounter at a rare bookstore sets Wicker, an outcast on an adventure she never could have imagined.

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All rewards have U.S. shipping and handling included. International supporters: shipping is costly, but that's why we offer the Digi-Pack at the $30 reward tier! Anything we print, we will provide you with a digital copy and MOAR! You'll also receive your avatar by artist Marcelo Basile.  If print is your thing, we can work something out; please message us to determine your rate and the postage will be added to your pledge. All sales are final. 

Thanks to YOU, our Kickstarter campaign for our comic RUIN was a great success and is almost complete. Now we're back with Wicker as we prepare for Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2014! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkersho/r-u-i-n

We LOVE horror... but we are really nice. If you've got a question, would like to see something as a reward we missed, or maybe you just need a friend...message us!  Darker (-DS) or June (-JJ) will respond to any concern or praise promptly. 

With Issue one already complete, the $7,000 will cover Marcelo's expenses and allow us to complete issue #2 and break ground on issue #3. Only Marcelo will be paid from the Kickstarter. Darker (Letterer, Writer, Graphic Artist) will NOT be paid from this campaign. We will then meet all our Backer rewards and submit the series for publication to a Creator Owned Publisher. Any additional funds will get us much closer towards completion of our first volume. We will announce stretch goals in the the event we surpass our initial fund goal. 

*Pin-ups and Art concepts style vary. Actual interior art pages from Wicker #1 below are numbered. 

You are a STAR, baby! Welcome to the spotlight. You can appear in an upcoming issue!
You are a STAR, baby! Welcome to the spotlight. You can appear in an upcoming issue!
Bookmark 2
Bookmark 2
Poster option
Poster option
Poster also interior page from Wicker #1
Poster also interior page from Wicker #1
Poster 2 (print without Kickstarter logo).
Poster 2 (print without Kickstarter logo).
Marcelo Basile (Studio), lead Wicker artist and once assistant to the great Jorge Zaffino (1959-2003) of Punisher fame.
Marcelo Basile (Studio), lead Wicker artist and once assistant to the great Jorge Zaffino (1959-2003) of Punisher fame.
Creative team... and growing. This is where the money goes!
Creative team... and growing. This is where the money goes!
Sketch card & Create-A-Fiend example!
Sketch card & Create-A-Fiend example!
Create-A-Fiend!
Create-A-Fiend!
Get Wicker #1 & RUIN #1 digital bundle for $5!
Get Wicker #1 & RUIN #1 digital bundle for $5!
Full interior page...
Full interior page...
Variant cover!
Variant cover!
Wicker's ride.
Wicker's ride.
Sagan, Tech guru.
Sagan, Tech guru.
Wicker's Piece.
Wicker's Piece.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Wicker is ahead of RUIN (our previous Kickstarter campaign) in terms of production. We will meet ALL our deadlines, never fear! The artists for each project are different... we will maintain a steady work rhythm with our Backers needs at the forefront. We may lapse a week or two here or there (illness, death, Child rearing)... We are a creative team dedicated to fulfilling our Kickstarter promises. I give you my word. We will NEVER be silent. We are available to answer ANY questions 24/7... and if you don't believe me, I'll put you in contact with previous Backers that will attest.

-DS

Please see below for some possible obstacles we may encounter with this type of project post-funding, and the ways that we will slay them.

Not having enough funds to pay the artists to continue the project for future issues could be a problem, but won't be for us. After we complete the first issue, we are confident we will attain publishing and will have issue #1 to sell to raise funds to support issue #2 and so on. We'll sell print issues, digital, and door-to-door if we have to!

Losing Marcelo (artist) to an illness or unforeseen circumstance would be catastrophic. As my co-creator he is instrumental to Wicker's style, but we could carry on with a new artist in a slightly different style if we HAD to, and ultimately the project would survive.

In the event of Darker Sho's untimely death, he has taken proper precautions and already completed the entire first volume and buried it in a time-capsule in an undisclosed location, of which only his long-time writing partner is privy to. Okay, the time capsule is a joke, but the first volume really is complete!

Some creators experience minor success and then abandon the projects that got them there, but we know that Wicker has the potential to be a series that runs for many years. We've been working at this for a year already, and are 100% dedicated to this project. Our team is strong and we are going to make Wicker a success.

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    You will receive a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, and an assortment of Wicker bookmarks.

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    This reward is designed with all of our international backers in mind! You will receive a Digital Pack with a personalized Avatar created by Artist Marcelo Basile, PDF versions of Wicker #1 and RUIN #1 (our other comic), wallpapers, sketch card, bookmarks, printable character mask, and other comic goodies. Anything we can create and scan is yours!

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    You will receive a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, and a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster!

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    You will receive a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, PLUS an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers.

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    You will receive a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, PLUS a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2.

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    You will receive a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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    This reward is for the creator at heart. Create-A-Fiend! You will get to create a monster of your design in collaboration with Darker and Marcelo to appear in an upcoming issue. You will get to keep any digital sketches and notes from the design phase and a button of YOUR fiend. Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards (excluding the digital pack): a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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    This is the Create-A-Fiend Deluxe version! You will get to create a monster of your design in collaboration with Darker and Marcelo to appear in an upcoming issue, AND you will receive an 11" x 17" poster of your pet monster. You will get to keep any digital sketches and notes from the design phase. Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards (INCLUDING the digital pack): a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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    Marcelo Commissions! I (Darker) will manage the commissions. Marcelo will render your original art in pencil/inks and maybe a wash. You'll also receive a High Resolution digital copy in full color. You'll choose a character, and background/setting. There's a little wiggle room here... please message for further details. Once complete, the art is yours to keep! Art dimensions 11X17.

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    You will receive one ORIGINAL art page from Wicker #1, drawn by Marcelo Basile PLUS the Create-A-Fiend Deluxe version! You will get to create a monster of your design in collaboration with Darker and Marcelo to appear in an upcoming issue, AND you will receive an 11" x 17" poster of your pet monster. You will get to keep any digital sketches and notes from the design phase. Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards (INCLUDING the digital pack): a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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    Be our GUEST! You'll be featured, as a character with Wicker in an upcoming issue! You'll work with us to outfit your character and kick fiend butt! You'll also receive EVERYTHING from the $250 tier! *If you require International shipping, please message us.

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    Marcelo will create a cover for your comic (or a cover starring YOU as the protagonist)! You'll also receive Wicker #1 & RUIN #1, plus posters, bookmarks, stickers, buttons.

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    This reward is for the collector at heart. You will receive the ORIGINAL cover art to Wicker #1 and one ORIGINAL art page from Wicker #1, drawn by Marcelo Basile PLUS the Create-A-Fiend Deluxe version! You will get to create a monster of your design in collaboration with Darker and Marcelo to appear in an upcoming issue, AND you will receive an 11" x 17" poster of your pet monster. You will get to keep any digital sketches and notes from the design phase. Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards (INCLUDING the digital pack): a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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    This reward is for the collector at heart. You will receive the ORIGINAL VARIANT cover art to Wicker #1 and one ORIGINAL art page from Wicker #1, drawn by Marcelo Basile PLUS the Create-A-Fiend Deluxe version! You will get to create a monster of your design in collaboration with Darker and Marcelo to appear in an upcoming issue, AND you will receive an 11" x 17" poster of your pet monster. You will get to keep any digital sketches and notes from the design phase. Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards (INCLUDING the digital pack): a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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    This is your chance to tell YOUR story through us! You will get to create an 8-10 page mini-comic in which you become a team member and we work with you to bring your story to life. You will collaborate with Darker on the story (you can write it all yourself or he will help you), and you will work together to design your logo. You will collaborate with Marcelo to get the art and layout just right, and Darker will letter the mini-comic for you. June (our editor) will put on the finishing touches and it will be published in an upcoming issue of Wicker. You will get to keep all related digital art and some original page art as well. You will also receive your mini-comic in print (separate from the Wicker issue), along with all previous rewards (excluding the original Wicker cover art): one ORIGINAL art page from Wicker #1, drawn by Marcelo Basile PLUS the Create-A-Fiend Deluxe version! You will get to create a monster of your design in collaboration with Darker and Marcelo to appear in an upcoming issue, AND you will receive an 11" x 17" poster of your pet monster. You will get to keep any digital sketches and notes from the design phase. Additionally, you will receive all previous rewards (INCLUDING the digital pack): a PDF version of Wicker #1, a signed print copy of Wicker #1 with your name on the special acknowledgements page in the book, an assortment of Wicker bookmarks, a badass 11" x 17" Wicker Poster, an assortment of 1 inch character buttons and stickers, a signed script of Wicker #1, and your choice of a signed print version of either RUIN #1 (our other comic) or Wicker #2. Additionally, you will get a personal avatar created by Marcelo Basile and 1 inch character buttons of your avatar.

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