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In Africa, young mother Rehema defends her son with albinism, Kwasi, from a Witch Doctor intent on using his pale flesh for spells!

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:

Sample Amanda Rachels Sketch!
Sample Amanda Rachels Sketch!
Sample Amanda Rachels Sketch!
Sample Amanda Rachels Sketch!

STRETCH GOALS 1, 2, 3 & 4 ACHIEVED:

Sample Character Bio - One of FOUR PAGES Added for Stretch Goal #4
Sample Character Bio - One of FOUR PAGES Added for Stretch Goal #4
$3000 Stretch Goal - 7" x 10.5" Print by Series Artist Amanda Rachels
$3000 Stretch Goal - 7" x 10.5" Print by Series Artist Amanda Rachels
$2500 Stretch Reward - Majuto Trading Card!
$2500 Stretch Reward - Majuto Trading Card!
$2750 Stretch Reward - MATHAYO Trading Card!
$2750 Stretch Reward - MATHAYO Trading Card!

 PREVIOUSLY

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 - Standard Cover
Flesh of White 3 - Standard Cover

THE PROJECT

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 - Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover
Flesh of White 3 - Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover

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).

Flesh of White 1 - Available by Adding $5 to Any Reward Tier!
Flesh of White 1 - Available by Adding $5 to Any Reward Tier!
Flesh of White 2 - Available by Adding $5 to Any Reward Tier!
Flesh of White 2 - Available by Adding $5 to Any Reward Tier!

THE PREVIEW

Page 1 of Flesh of White 3 - Line & Color Art by Amanda Rachels!
Page 1 of Flesh of White 3 - Line & Color Art by Amanda Rachels!
Page 2 of Flesh of White 3 - Line & Color Art by Amanda Rachels!
Page 2 of Flesh of White 3 - Line & Color Art by Amanda Rachels!
Page 3 of Flesh of White 3 - Line & Color Art by Amanda Rachels!
Page 3 of Flesh of White 3 - Line & Color Art by Amanda Rachels!

THE WRITER

Erica J. Heflin - Writer of Flesh of White!
Erica J. Heflin - Writer of Flesh of White!

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.

THE ARTIST

Amanda Rachels - Line & Color Artist for Flesh of White!
Amanda Rachels - Line & Color Artist for Flesh of White!

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!

THE COMICS

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

FREE Majuto Sketch Card by Series Artist Amanda Rachels for ALL (non-PDF) Backers Who Previously Backed an Inverse Press Kickstarter Campaign!
FREE Majuto Sketch Card by Series Artist Amanda Rachels for ALL (non-PDF) Backers Who Previously Backed an Inverse Press Kickstarter Campaign!

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

Majuto Trading Card - Available Beginning at the $10 Reward Tier
Majuto Trading Card - Available Beginning at the $10 Reward Tier

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:

18" x 24" Framed Watercolor of Flesh of White's Rehema and Kwasi - Painted by Series Artist Amanda Rachels!
18" x 24" Framed Watercolor of Flesh of White's Rehema and Kwasi - Painted by Series Artist Amanda Rachels!

Amanda has also made available her ORIGINAL ART for the Standard Cover to Flesh of White 3:

Amanda Rachels' Original 11" x 17" Art (on comic board) for the Standard Cover to Flesh of White 3!
Amanda Rachels' Original 11" x 17" Art (on comic board) for the Standard Cover to Flesh of White 3!

Some samples of Amanda's commissions from previous Kickstarter campaigns:

An Amanda Rachels Flesh of White Sketch Cover from a previous campaign
An Amanda Rachels Flesh of White Sketch Cover from a previous campaign
An Amanda Rachels Black Widow Commission from a previous campaign
An Amanda Rachels Black Widow Commission from a previous campaign

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!

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    THE SAMPLER: IMMEDIATELY receive an 8-page PDF sample of Flesh of White 1 by email (should you choose to send us your email address by Kickstarter message), so you can see a larger portion of the comic to decide if you'd like to support at a higher reward tier for the FULL STORY!

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    THE DIGITAL: A PDF copy of Flesh of White 3 delivered by EMAIL as soon as the fundraising campaign ends!

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    THE STANDARD COVER COMIC: A Signed Standard Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring The Harvester, Majuto, by series artist, Amanda Rachels (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE COVER COMIC: A Signed & Numbered, Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring The Harvester, Majuto, by series artist, Amanda Rachels (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE PDF SUBSCRIPTION: Flesh of White 1-3 in PDF format, delivered to you by EMAIL as soon as this fundraising campaign is complete, followed by issue 4 when published!

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    7 backers Limited (3 left of 10)

    THE PREMIERE SPONSORSHIP: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring The Harvester, Majuto (see left for an image of the card art) + an autographed & personalized, handwritten 'Thank You' postcard from Erica and Amanda + Your Name PRINTED on the Inside Front Cover as a PREMIERE SPONSOR!

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    THE TREASURY EDITION: A MASSIVE (9.25” x 14”), Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring The Harvester, Majuto (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE SUBSCRIPTION: Issues 1-2 of Flesh of White in Standard editions and Issue 3 in Signed/Numbered, Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition, ALL shipped to you upon fulfillment of THIS fundraising campaign + Issue 4 in Signed/Numbered, Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition, shipped when it is released + another Trading Card, Mathayo, ONLY available to Subscription Tier Backers!

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    THE BACKING BOARD: A 6.75" x 10.5" Single-Figure, Pencil-&-Ink, Limited Color Sketch Commission of a single character of YOUR choice by Flesh of White Artist Amanda Rachels on a Current-Size Comic Backing Board + a Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    WATERCOLOR SKETCH COVER: Series artist Amanda Rachels will craft a custom cover for Flesh of White 3 on a cardstock blank cover edition of the comic in pencil, ink and watercolor! YOUR cover will be totally unique!

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    THE ART COMMISSION: A 9” x 12” Single-Figure, Pencil-&-Ink, Limited Color Sketch Commission of a single character of YOUR choice by Flesh of White Artist Amanda Rachels + a Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of The Absentee 1!

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    THE INVERSE BOX - ORIGINAL AMANDA RACHELS ART: A keepsake box featuring an original pencil-&-ink sketch by Amanda Rachels (see art at left) and including all of the following INVERSE PRESS titles: Clown Town 1-4, The Absentee 1, Last Ride for Horsemen 1, Eyes of the Hurricane, The Blind Eye, Flesh of White 1-3 Standard Editions, Eyes of the Hurricane, and Roadkill Du Jour 1-3!

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    THE COMPLETIST: One EACH of the following versions of Flesh of White 3 (All Signed/Numbered) - PDF + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition + STANDARD Cover Edition + STANDARD Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14") Edition + KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE Treasure-Sized Edition + ALL Trading Cards Produced + Watercolor Sketch Cover Edition (INCLUDING the UNIQUE Cover Art by Amanda Rachels)!

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    RETAILER UNIQUE COVER: Flesh of White artist Amanda Rachels will craft a completely UNIQUE cover for Flesh of White 3 copies to go in YOUR store and featuring YOUR store logo + 25 copies of that version of the book!

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    ORIGINAL ART - STANDARD EDITION COVER: The 11" x 17" Original Art Featuring Series Artist Amanda Rachels' UNIQUE Penciled & Inked Standard Cover to Flesh of White 3 + a Standard Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    THE PAINTING - 18" x 24" Framed Watercolor of Flesh of White's Rehema and Kwasi - Painted by Series Artist Amanda Rachels + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    THE INTERIOR AD: Full-Page, Inside BACK Cover Ad (PG-13 Content - Subject to Approval) in EVERY Copy of Flesh of White 3 + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    THE SCRIPT REVIEW: MARC LOMBARDI - Promotions at Shadowline Comics & Editor at Grayhaven Comics - will review your standard-sized comic script (22 pages) and provide constructive and educational feedback on how to prepare it for an artist and for publication + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    THE INTERIOR AD: Full-Page, Inside FRONTCover Ad (PG-13 Content - Subject to Approval) in EVERY Copy of Flesh of White 3 + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    COMPLETE SERIES - FLESH OF WHITE WATERCOLOR SKETCH COVERS: Series artist Amanda Rachels will craft custom covers for Flesh of White 1-3 on cardstock blank cover editions of these comics in pencil, ink and watercolor! YOUR covers will be totally unique! She will do the same for issue 4 when it is published later this year!

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    THE BACK COVER AD: Full-Page BACK Cover Ad (PG-13 Content - Subject to Approval) on EVERY Copy of Flesh of White 3 + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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    THE SCRIPT REVIEW: ERICA J. HEFLIN - Writer of Flesh of White (Inverse Press), Mother and Son (Grayhaven) and Wonderland (Zenescope) and Grayhaven Comics' Editor-in -Chief - will review your standard-sized comic script (22 pages) and provide constructive and educational feedback on how to prepare it for an artist and for publication + Kickstarter-Exclusive WHITE Cover Edition of Flesh of White 3!

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