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A hidden village of men and women with albinism are the prey when a Witch Doctor goes on the hunt for the flesh of an albino baby.
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FLESH OF WHITE #2 IS FUNDED! Now we work toward Stretch Goals, each in $500 increments! NEXT UP...

The $3500 Stretch Goal - FOUR ADDED PAGES of Handbook-Style Bio pages, such as:

An In-Progress Handbook-Style Bio Page for William - One of FOUR Pages that WILL be added to Flesh of White #2 if we hit the $3500 Stretch Goal!
An In-Progress Handbook-Style Bio Page for William - One of FOUR Pages that WILL be added to Flesh of White #2 if we hit the $3500 Stretch Goal!

STRETCH GOALS ALREADY ACHIEVED:

EVERY Backer of a non-PDF Tier will receive:

The Shamira Trading Card!
The Shamira Trading Card!
The Witch Doctor Trading Card!
The Witch Doctor Trading Card!

LOYALTY REWARD: EVERY Backer of THIS campaign (non-PDF tiers) who previously backed Flesh of White #1 or Roadkill du Jour #1 will also receive a UNIQUE SKETCH Trading Card for Kwasi, with actual pencil art by Flesh of White artist, Amanda Rachels!

YOUR One-of-a-Kind Sketch by Amanda Rachels HERE!
YOUR One-of-a-Kind Sketch by Amanda Rachels HERE!

Get the WHOLE Story:  TO ADD A STANDARD COPY OF FLESH OF WHITE #1 TO ANY REWARD TIER, SIMPLY ADD $5 AND MESSAGE US AT THE "CONTACT ME" LINK TO THE RIGHT!

CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS - & INSANELY SUCCESSFUL - CAMPAIGN FOR ISSUE #1!

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...

The Standard Cover to Flesh of White #2 - Available Beginning at the $10 Reward Tier!
The Standard Cover to Flesh of White #2 - Available Beginning at the $10 Reward Tier!

THE STORY IN ISSUE #2

Hidden in the depths of Tanzania exists a village of men and women with albinism. They are dedicated to protect one another from outsiders who would hunt their flesh, but now that a Witch Doctor has caught their scent, they must prepare to fight back.  It is here that Rehema and Kwasi find refuge.

The Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover to Flesh of White #2 - Available Beginning at the $12 Reward Tier!
The Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover to Flesh of White #2 - Available Beginning at the $12 Reward Tier!

Albinism brings with it a variety of medical concerns, but, in this region of Tanzania, the threat to people with albinism is more immediate. Witch Doctors, and those who believe in their trade, view these people as a magical component. Fishermen use the hair from individuals with albinism on their lures, to encourage fish to take bait. Both adults and small children are encouraged to fear those with albinism. They come to view them as something less than human. They call them “ghosts.”

THE PREVIEW

Here is a look at some of the raw, in-production art for Flesh of White #2.  Color & letters will be added SOON, and we'll show updated versions of these pages as the fundraising campaign progresses!

Penciled Page 3 of Flesh of White #2!
Penciled Page 3 of Flesh of White #2!
Penciled Page 4 of Flesh of White #2!
Penciled Page 4 of Flesh of White #2!
Fully Colored Page 5 of Flesh of White #2!
Fully Colored Page 5 of Flesh of White #2!
Penciled Page 7 of Flesh of White #2!
Penciled Page 7 of Flesh of White #2!

THE HISTORY

While Flesh of White is a supernatural horror story emphasizing the bond between parent and child, the core of the story is rooted in real events that continue to occur in Kenya and Tanzania. “Ghosts” are mutilated and killed so that their body parts can be used in spells. The local governments continue to enact legislation to protect persons with albinism, but law enforcement in villages and small communities is difficult. Only through increased awareness can we hope to see these tragedies come to an end.

Flesh of White explores the frame of mind that comes with the dehumanization of individuals with albinism and the superstitions that have become a part of local folklore. It will also explore the deep emotional connection between parents and their children and the struggle to let go of the people you love.

THE PROJECT

Flesh of White #2 is the next 20-page chapter of a 4-issue story arc, the first issue of which was previously funded earlier 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 - ADD a Copy to Any Reward Tier for just $5 Extra - Message Us to Let Us Know!
Flesh of White #1 - ADD a Copy to Any Reward Tier for just $5 Extra - Message Us to Let Us Know!

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.

THE ARTIST

Amanda Rachels - Artist of Flesh of White!
Amanda Rachels - Artist of Flesh of White!

When Amanda Rachels was a little girl, she wished upon a star to make her dreams of being a comic artist come true.  Night after night, she wished and prayed with all her might.  Then, she switched tactics and wished upon the Bat-symbol instead.  SUCCESS!

Amanda's love of horror has been a heavy influence on her recent 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 is a frequent contributor to Grayhaven Comics'The Gathering anthology (including several covers).  Currently, she is adapting William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus to graphic novel form and continuing the Flesh of White series.

THE KICKSTARTER PEDIGREE

Amanda & Erica completed a successful (200+% of goal!) Kickstarter campaign for Flesh of White #1 in January, 2013! Amanda led FOUR previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns for her serialized horror graphic novel, Clown Town, and Erica participated in several successful campaigns for Grayhaven Comics’ various publications and the horror anthology, Monstrology.

THE REWARDS

Full details on each reward tier are outlined to the right, of course!  We're offering Flesh of White #2 in multiple versions, including a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover, a HUGE Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14”) Edition, a Blank Sketch Cover – COMPLETE with Limited Color Sketch by Series Artist Amanda Rachels, & the Standard Cover!

Extras we've devised EXCLUSIVELY for this campaign include a set of Trading Cards featuring the main characters and a script/production companion book!

WILLIAM Trading Card - Available ONLY at the $35 Subscription Reward Tier!
WILLIAM Trading Card - Available ONLY at the $35 Subscription Reward Tier!

We are also making available MORE original art than in the first campaign, starting with Amanda's inked 11" x 17" cover art for the Kickstarter-Exclusive cover to Flesh of White #2, but this time around including her pencils on 11" x 17" comic art board for 10 assorted pages from the book's interior!

Amanda Rachels' Original Art for the Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover to Flesh of White #2 - Available at the $500 Reward Tier!
Amanda Rachels' Original Art for the Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover to Flesh of White #2 - Available at the $500 Reward Tier!
The 11" x 17" Original Art to the Standard Cover of Flesh of White #2 - Available at the $500 Reward Tier!
The 11" x 17" Original Art to the Standard Cover of Flesh of White #2 - Available at the $500 Reward Tier!

Also, there are PLENTY of opportunities to get UNIQUE Amanda Rachels art for yourself via the $40 (Sketch Cover) and $75 (11" x 17" Sketch Commission) reward tiers! YOU CHOOSE a single-figure subject for Amanda to render, and she will create it especially for you when the campaign is funded!

A Sketch Cover from Flesh of White #1 - The Witch Doctor by Amanda Rachels - Get YOURS at the $40 Reward Tier!
A Sketch Cover from Flesh of White #1 - The Witch Doctor by Amanda Rachels - Get YOURS at the $40 Reward Tier!
A Sketch Commission from the Flesh of White #1 Campaign - A Mermaid & Friend by Amanda Rachels - GET YOURS at the $75 Reward Tier!
A Sketch Commission from the Flesh of White #1 Campaign - A Mermaid & Friend by Amanda Rachels - GET YOURS at the $75 Reward Tier!

The most inexpensive way to get your hands on original Amanda Rachels art related to Flesh of White is to pick up the ORIGINAL ART for the Trading Cards offered as part of the Kickstarter campaigns.  Therese will be offered one at a time at the $25 Reward Tier, until they're gone...THERE ARE ONLY A FEW!

The Original 8.5" x 11" Pencil Art for the HAMISI Trading Card - Available at the $25 Reward Tier!
The Original 8.5" x 11" Pencil Art for the HAMISI Trading Card - Available at the $25 Reward Tier!
The Hamisi Trading Card - Final Version from Flesh of White #1!
The Hamisi Trading Card - Final Version from Flesh of White #1!

THE STRETCH GOALS

After we reach the initial funding goal for Flesh of White #2, we will add extra rewards at each $500 increment achieved thereafter! These Stretch Goals add value and content to the world of Flesh of White and to what YOU receive for supporting the project!

  • $2500    WITCH DOCTOR Trading Cards for ALL non-PDF Tiers $10 & Above - ACHIEVED!
  • $3000    Additional Trading Card for all non-PDF Tiers $10 & Above - ACHIEVED!
  • $3500    4 Additional Pages of Handbook-Style Bios/Profiles
  • $4000    WILLIAM Trading Card for all non-PDF Tiers $10 & Above
  • $4500    Additional Trading Card for all non-PDF Tiers $10 &                        Above
  • $5000    4 Additional Pages of Back-Up Story by Erica & Amanda

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 DIGITAL: A PDF copy of Flesh of White #2 delivered by EMAIL as soon as the the fundraising campaign ends!

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    THE STANDARD COVER COMIC: A Signed Standard Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main villain, the WITCH DOCTOR (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE COVER COMIC: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main villain, the WITCH DOCTOR (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE 'THANK YOU' NOTE: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main villain, the WITCH DOCTOR (see left for an image of the card art), + an autographed & personalized, handwritten 'Thank You' note from Erica and Amanda!

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    THE PDF SUBSCRIPTION: All 4 Issues of Flesh of White in .pdf format, delivered to you by EMAIL as soon as each successive fundraising campaign is completed (Issue 1 will be emailed as soon as THIS campaign ends)!

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    THE PREMIERE SPONSORSHIP: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main villain, the WITCH DOCTOR (see left for an image of the card art), + an autographed & personalized, handwritten 'Thank You' note from Erica and Amanda + Your Name PRINTED on the Inside Front Cover as a PREMIERE SPONSOR!

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    THE SCRIPT BOOK: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2 + a separate, Black-&-White Script/Production Book, which features the line art for each page opposite the full script for that page!

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    THE TREASURY EDITION: A MASSIVE (9.25” x 14”), Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main villain, the WITCH DOCTOR (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE ORIGINAL TRADING CARD ART - REHEMA: The ORIGINAL 8.5" x 11" Amanda Rachels Art (see left for the image) for the FIRST TRADING CARD produced for the Kickstarter campaigns. This is a ONE-of-a-KIND Penciled Sketch & INCLUDES a copy of the Rehema Trading Card + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE ORIGINAL TRADING CARD ART - KWASI: The ORIGINAL 8.5" x 11" Amanda Rachels Art (see left for the image) for the SECOND TRADING CARD produced for the Kickstarter campaigns. This is a ONE-of-a-KIND Penciled Sketch & INCLUDES a copy of the Kwasi Trading Card + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE ORIGINAL TRADING CARD ART - HAMISI: The ORIGINAL 8.5" x 11" Amanda Rachels Art (see left for the image) for the FOURTH TRADING CARD produced for the Kickstarter campaigns. This is a ONE-of-a-KIND Penciled Sketch & INCLUDES a copy of the Hamisi Trading Card + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE RETAILER: Have the book in-store before ANY OTHER, with 5 Standard Cover Editions + 5 Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Editions of Flesh of White #2, PLUS 2 Sets of Trading Cards! This tier available ONLY to RETAILERS (we WILL check)!

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    THE SUBSCRIPTION: Issues 2-4 of Flesh of White in Signed/Numbered, Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Editions, shipped to you as they are released! Issue 2 will COME WITH a Standard copy of Issue 1, so you get the WHOLE STORY! Includes EACH Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card PLUS another Trading Card ONLY available to Subscription Tier Backers, this one featuring Rehema's ally, William (see left for an image of the card art).

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    THE SKETCH COVER: BLANK Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2, including Single–Figure, Limited Color Sketch of ANY Character of YOUR Choice by series artist Amanda Rachels!

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    THE ORIGINAL ART PAGE: One Page of Amanda Rachels' ORIGINAL Pencils on Art Board for a Page of Our Choice from Flesh of White #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE COMMISSION: An 11” x 17” Single-Figure, Full-Color Sketch Commission of ANY character of YOUR choice by Flesh of White artist Amanda Rachels + Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE COMPLETIST: One EACH of the following versions of Flesh of White #2 (All Signed/Numbered, as appropriate) - PDF + Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition + STANDARD Cover Edition + Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14") Edition + Sketch Cover Edition (Inc. Sketch as in $40 tier)! ALSO includes Script/Production Book + ALL Trading Cards Produced!

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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 #2 + Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2!

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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 #2 + Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: A 4-Page Story Written by YOU, Illustrated by Amanda Rachels & PUBLISHED in a Special (Edited) Anthology of Amanda's Work to be published in 2014 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE ORIGINAL EXCLUSIVE COVER ART: The ORIGINAL 11" x 17" Amanda Rachels Art for the Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover to Flesh of White #2! This is the ONE-OF-A-KIND, penciled & inked line art on blue-line cover board (see left for a look at it)! Includes both Kickstarter-Exclusive and Standard Cover Editions of Flesh of White #2!

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    THE ORIGINAL EXCLUSIVE COVER ART: The ORIGINAL 11" x 17" Amanda Rachels Art for the Standard Cover to Flesh of White #2! This is the ONE-OF-A-KIND, penciled & inked line art on blue-line cover board (see left for a look at it)! Includes both Kickstarter-Exclusive and Standard Cover Editions of Flesh of White #2!

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