About this project
NEXT STRETCH GOAL at $4000 - Flesh of White Artist, Amanda Rachels, will Craft a UNIQUE SKETCH on the Back of EACH Bonus Print! Some Samples:
STRETCH GOALS 1, 2, 3 & 4 ACHIEVED:
Rehema and her son with albinism, Kwasi, lived in a small and tight-knit community where they believed they were safe. When outsiders learned of the infant’s existence, word filtered back to a local Witch Doctor, who sent his Harvester to collect him. Rehema protected Kwasi from the carnage that ensued, but not before they suffered a devastating loss and were forced to seek refuge in a hidden Tanzanian village, dedicated to protect its denizens from outsiders who would hunt their flesh.
THE STORY IN ISSUE 3
Rehema and Kwasi have settled into a new life in a village for men and women with albinism. Hidden from the outside world, young Kwasi stands a chance of growing into a healthy young man.
However, the infant hasn't been forgotten by the Witch Doctor and his flesh Harvester, Majuto. Using all the power at their command, they hunt young Kwasi, for his flesh is the key component of a powerful spell.
Is his white flesh truly the key to resurrection?
Flesh of White 3 is a supernatural horror tale strongly tied to the realities of life for men and women with albinism in northeast Africa. Local superstition makes these people the subject of real life horrors, as their flesh is believed to be a powerful spell component. In addition to contending with the real medical concerns associated with albinism, they must carefully watch for those who hunt their flesh.
In Flesh of White, we explore a supernatural angle not reflected in real world events, but the core of the story is the strong relationship between a mother and her young son. Only through her love, some luck, and the support of her community can Rehema save him.
Flesh of White 3 is the next 20-page chapter of a 4-issue story arc, the first two issues of which were previously published in 2013 (add a copy to ANY reward tier for JUST $5)! Funds collected will go first to fees, taxes, printing and production of books and rewards, and fulfillment (shipping, supplies, etc.). Any funds remaining beyond those expenses will go toward compensating the creators, marketing and distributing the project (via print, digital and personal appearances at conventions and retailers), and expanding the size of the print run (dependent upon demand).
Erica J. Heflin’s eclectic career has ranged from animal handling at a zoo to owning a comic shop. After years of assisting in production and screenwriting in independent film, she turned to comic writing. Her first mini-series, Mother and Son and Of Wolf and Woman, are available through Grayhaven Comics. Alterna Comics recently released The Black Hand digitally, which can be found on ComiXology. Most recently, she began a run as writer of Zenescope Entertainment's Wonderland.
Amanda Rachels' love of horror has been a heavy influence on her comics work: Clown Town, a tale of killer clowns with a twist, and Arcana Studios' The Book, which explores the dark side of traveling off the beaten path. She was a frequent contributor to Grayhaven Comics'The Gathering anthology (including several covers). Recently, she completed Eyes of the Hurricane - a regional tale of hurricane survival - and is adapting William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus to graphic novel form and continuing the Flesh of White series.
THE KICKSTARTER PEDIGREE
Inverse Press has conducted THIRTEEN previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns, including the campaigns for Flesh of White 1-2 and those for Roadkill du Jour 1-3; one each for the sci-fi thriller, The Absentee, the steampunk Western tale of the Apocalypse, Last Ride for Horsemen, and the inspirational tale of hurricane survival, Eyes of the Hurricane; four for Amanda's serialized horror graphic novel, Clown Town; as well as another for Ancients & Warriors: The Sketch Art of Gavin Michelli! We are experienced and reliable creators and purveyors of comics via Kickstarter. You will get what you pledge for and get it quickly!
We're offering Flesh of White 3 in multiple versions, including a digital (PDF) version and print versions featuring the Standard Cover, a Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover, a HUGE Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14”) Edition, and LIMITED Watercolor Sketch Covers by Amanda Rachels!
THE LOYALTY REWARD
EVERY Backer of THIS campaign (non-PDF tiers) who previously backed ANY of our previous Kickstarter campaigns will also receive a UNIQUE SKETCH Trading Card for MAJUTO (the Harvester), with actual pencil art by Flesh of White artist Amanda Rachels!
THE RETAILER REWARD
For the first time, we are making available to Retailers their own, UNIQUE cover for a comic! At the $100 reward tier, your store can claim 25 copies of Flesh of White 3, complete with a one-of-a-kind cover designed just for your store by series artist, Amanda Rachels, and featuring your store logo!
THE TRADING CARDS
A pair of Trading Cards will be offered at various reward tiers: Majuto - the Harvester - beginning at the $10 tier, and Mathayo (not yet pictured) beginning at the $30 Subscription tier. BOTH of these cards will be available to ALL (non-PDF) backers as Stretch Rewards after our initial funding goal is met!
THE ORIGINAL ART REWARDS
Flesh of White artist Amanda Rachels is making available a slew of opportunities for you to get UNIQUE pieces of her art, but each is EXTREMELY LIMITED (some to just ONE piece). The full list of original art rewards is, of course, at right, but highlights include art commissions on comic backing boards, 9" x 12" art commissions, UNIQUE watercolor sketch covers, and the singular opportunity to have Amanda paint a FULL SET of watercolor covers for Flesh of White issues 1-4 just for you!
Oh yeah, and THIS:
Amanda has also made available her ORIGINAL ART for the Standard Cover to Flesh of White 3:
Some samples of Amanda's commissions from previous Kickstarter campaigns:
Risks and challenges
There are few to NO risks in the completion and fulfillment of this project. As the Kickstarter campaign launches, only a few pages remain to be completed in terms of art. We are committed to having ALL production work completed by the time the Kickstarter campaign ends, so that only printing and fulfillment must be accomplished after funding is achieved.
Printer delays are obviously beyond our control, but we are working with a high-end, reliable company that we are confident will deliver within the prescribed timeframe for fulfillment.
Our first obligation is to you, the BACKER. Given your support and trust in us, we aim to have the creative aspect of the project COMPLETE before there is even funding in hand, to ensure you get what you paid for at the highest possible level and within the shortest possible timeframe!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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