Wow! Thank you so incredibly much to our amazing backers for helping us hit 100% funded! We've got some time left on this ticking clock, so we want to offer you more PACK #01: Humility if we hit our next two funding goals!
- Stretch Goal #1: If we hit $1,750, we'll be able to add four more pages to the first issue of PACK! That's four pages of extra art of Patience and the Dogs of Virtue, including chapter covers and concept art. Together with the cover, that will bring the page count of our first issue up to 32 pages of doggos!
- Stretch Goal #2: At $2,000, we'll add eight more pages! They'll include chapter covers, concept art, and other surprise goodies. At that level, the page count for PACK #01: Humility will be 36 pages, including the cover!
PACK is a gritty comic book series that tells the tale of the 6 stray dogs—and 1 stray man—who put crime under the fang. In Brooklyn, where gentrification is king and corruption runs deep, the only way to stay safe is to assume everyone is on the take. On such lawless streets, these pups protect the innocent.
Patience and the dogs of virtue, each with their own history of trauma and redemption, prowl the alleys and enforce their own brutal justice. In these dark times, the line between hero and villain is blurred, but to the PACK it’s simple: theirs is the only acceptable violence.
But their vigilantism draws attention from all the wrong places. Politicians, city planners, press, and police start to close in, looking to put a stop to the PACK's reign of brutal justice. Soon, one rookie cop must try choose a side before it’s too late…
Learn more about the PACK, check out concept art from the comic series, and get down with the dogs at PackComic.com!
About PACK #01: Humility
Each member of the PACK—both the dogs and the man—has a backstory. Some are tragic, some are mysterious...and each one will be told in its own standalone issue of PACK.
We're raising funds to print 1,000 copies of the first 24-page issue of this seven-part comic book series: PACK #01: Humility. Humility is the smallest and newest member of the PACK. A Chihuahua–Bull Terrier mix who doesn't really live up to his name. He's proud, vain, and fierce, notorious for riding Chastity, the mastiff, like his steed while he presides over the streets of Brooklyn.
In PACK #01: Humility, readers will learn where this proud little ball of energy came from, how he became a member of the PACK, and where these vigilantes fit into the Brooklyn streetscape.
What We'll Get
The writing, art, and lettering for PACK #01: Humility are already 100% complete! The pages have been published in 3 parts, in 3 issues of the Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology.
Now, it's time for Humility to get his own 24-page, standalone comic book! We want to give this pup his due...and give fans of the series the first issue of PACK to hold in their hands!
What we need to make that happen is raise funds to print PACK #01: Humility! With your backing, we'll produce 1,000 printed copies of the standard comic-book-size issue. That should be enough to send out to backers with some copies left over to bring to conventions, sell on our website, and send out to press, comic shops, and elsewhere!
Your support will help us get the word about these brave vigilante dogs out into the world, and get this gritty comic book series off to a paw-sitively excellent start! (Sorry. Couldn't resist a "paws" pun.)
What You'll Get
All our backers will receive PACK #01: Humility, in digital or printed form! We're also excited to offer rewards like shwag packs of stickers and postcards, signed art prints, original sketches of the dogs of the PACK, cameo appearances in future issues, and even original penciled pages of PACK #01: Humility!
You'll also get the warm, fuzzy feeling of supporting an indie comic and the team behind it! Personally, we love warm fuzzies, especially when they're attached to dogs. Don't you?
About Our Team
Lynsey G is the writer of PACK. A publishing professional with years of experience in mainstream trade, online, and indie publishing, she's worked as a writer, proofreader, editor, and publisher. Her written work across multiple genres has appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Glamour, Allure, Men's Health, Bitch, Refinery29, BUST, MEL, McSweeney's, Stirring: a Literary Collection, and elsewhere. She is the author of Watching Porn, a memoir about her time as a journalist for the adult entertainment industry. She is the co-founder of Oneshi Press, where she is a co-developer of the Children of Gaia fantasy universe, the editor of the Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology, and the writer of Tracy Queen and PACK.
Jayel Draco is the illustrator of PACK. He is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration. For over a decade he has done freelance work as an art director, illustrator, animator, graphic designer, VFX technician, and web designer. His animation work for Wagner's Die Walküre (conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert LePage) was shown at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and his animation work for Marvel's Astonishing X-Men (written by Joss Whedon, illustrated by John Cassaday, and directed by Neal Adams) was projected onto the side of a building in Union Square at MarvelFest. He recently left a salaried position at Neal Adams Continuity Studios as web designer, animator, and VFX technician to co-found Oneshi Press, where he is the designer of the Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology, the co-creator and illustrator for multiple properties in the Children of Gaia fantasy universe, and the illustrator of Tracy Queen and PACK.
Cardinal Rae is a letterer and designer with Fenix Works, Inc. who has worked for DC Comics, Papercutz, and other comics publishers. She has Lettered for Tracy Queen, PACK, Lomack: The Giant Warrior Angel, Anthropocene Twilight, Trenches, and many more. She's also provided beta-reads for Children of Gaia.
Ludwig “Flattsquat” Olimba is a freelance comic book page flatter. He has provided flats for both Tracy Queen and PACK.
About Oneshi Press
Oneshi Press is an independent publishing company based in Missoula, Montana, focused on creating richly illustrated fantasy and sci-fi graphic novels, comics, and art books. Our mission is to explore dark corners, shatter taboos, emphasize progressive ideals, and immerse readers in fully-realized worlds, while offering fair compensation to creators.
Our vision is for collaboration over competition, and we show this by publishing the work of other incredible creators right alongside ours! We work with an extremely talented group of contributors and collaborators that help us in our efforts to build vast and rich worlds for you to explore. Check out the results of those efforts in our quarterly indie comics anthologies!
PACK #01: Humility will be Oneshi Press's first standalone comic book! We're excited to start printing our comics and graphic novels for our backers, online sales, conventions, and supporters at our Patreon! With your assistance, we'll get this goal off to a fabulous start.
Risks and challenges
The writing, art, and lettering for this 24-page comic book are already 100% complete! That means that all we're raising funds for is the printing of the comic, plus enough to cover the creation and shipping of rewards for our backers. It also means that we'll be able to send the comics out to backers as soon as they're printed! We hope to have our rewards out in August of 2018. Pretty quick, huh?
The main risk we face is in estimating the printing costs themselves. Printing costs for comic books change from day to day and week to week, depending on the changing cost of ink, paper, etc. We have tried our best to estimate the cost of printing 1,000 copies of the comic, but the price could be different by the time we place the order. If the cost goes up, we hope to supplement the Kickstarter earnings with Oneshi Press's Patreon income. This is a risk unto itself, as the Patreon covers our costs of daily operations and helps toward the cost of printing our community-based quarterly anthologies.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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