This is NOT your Daddy's western. It's most certainly NOT your Granddaddy's singing cowboy western. The world of WAYWARD is more than just a story about the fading western frontier. It’s all swaggering adventure, hard drinking, hard living, ass kicking that you expect from a western slapped with a heaping handful of superhuman abilities, offbeat creatures and half-baked inventions. Did we mention that there's going to be superhuman ass kicking? Yeah, there's going to be a lot of that. WAYWARD is Post-Western, taking place in 1905, a time when the President wears jodhpurs and yet is deemed manly; scientists are rockstars, and humanity is eager to embrace just about anything to make life easier. Except Weirdlings. Freaks, Weirdlings, or Fay (If you really want to be offensive) are clearly a blight on this new world. Why invent a machine that can soar through the skies when you can leap over a tall building? Who needs a horseless carriage when you can out sprint a cheeta? Weirdlings offer little to this industrial revolution and so after centuries of acceptance, more and more are being pushed to the Fringes. While this might concern the average freak, self-proclaimed gentleman gambler Webster Graves is more than happy to keep to the border and mining towns; places where the old ways have yet to completely fade out and folks don’t notice his powers …or the fact that he’s a lousy card-sharp.
This, our ZERO issue, will be your first peek into the world of WAYWARD. Artist Joey Schichtel and Author Ielle Palmer have worked tirelessly to breathe new life into the aging Western genre. The overall plan is create a 6 issue mini-series (not including this bonus ZERO issue). However, right now they’re focusing on this preview in hopes of building interest.
The idea of our zero issue is to raise interest in the story were putting together and the world we're building. Not only will our kickstarter introduce our story to our backers but will also give us copies to sell at conventions to build awareness of the world of Wayward to propel our series into it's next phase.
The Wayward Team
Creator, Writer & Letterer: Ielle Palmer
Co-Creator, Pencils & Gray Tones: Joey Schichtel
Inks: Theron Humphrey
Also here's a link to Ethan Young's "Tails" http://tailscomic.com/prologue-2/#.UeA44UH2a80
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Twitter --> @WaywardTheComic
Alright Wayward is funded time to have a little fun and spice things up with some stretch goals. So here we go!
$1,050 - Wayward Mini Buttons
If we hit this mark everyone who pledged at least $5 will receive a 1" Wayward mini button. It's the perfect item to wear around and show your Wanderer allegiance. Note - The Pony Express Big Bundle pack will include 5 buttons.
$1,250 - Wayward Issue 0 Sketch Covers
At this level all backers of $20 or more will receive an extra copy of Wayward issue 0 with a blank sketch cover. Get original art from your favorite artist on your copy of Wayward! Note - The Pony Express Big Bundle pack will include 2 sketch cover variants of issue 0.
$1,500 - Wayward Compass Logo T-shirt
If we make it to $1,500 then all backers who pledged $50 or more will receive a Wayward Compass Logo T-shirt. Hit your next convention in Wanderer style with an exclusive cotton tee, just follow the compass to move forward!
Risks and challenges
Our zero issue is nearly complete, so our current challenges involve the actual logistics of having the comic printed and shipped. The greatest risks would be delays, should there be any issues with the printer/shipping company.
Outside of technical/logistic problems that are out of our control, we don't foresee any problems fulfilling the rewards and getting the comic in your hands!
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