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Riccardo - BookSlingBy Riccardo - BookSling
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Riccardo - BookSlingBy Riccardo - BookSling
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About

Independent Legions Publishing is raising funds to create an original graphic novel based on the Bram Stoker Award winning novel by Cherokee/Choctaw author Owl Goingback, an action-packed dark fantasy/horror blockbuster rooted in Native American folklore and wisdom, and featuring the by-now cult, eponymous monster Crota.  This amazing book will be written by Goingback himself together with Bram Stoker winning author Alessandro Manzetti, and drawn and fully hand-colored by artist Stefano Cardoselli (Heavy Metal, 2000AD). This will be a limited, numbered first edition, and the campaign includes unique perks -- so don’t miss it!

 It is a creature from the dawn of time, known to the tribes as the Ancient One, the Sleeping Evil – the Crota.

It was sealed underground, in the dark, at the cost of the highest sacrifice. Today, an earthquake has awakened it again.

It is free. And it is hungry.

Sheriff Skip Harding is investigating a double murder that has shaken the quiet town of Logan, Missouri. A slaughter that seems too brutal for a human perpetrator. A bear, maybe? But there are no bears in the area…

Bodies begin to pile up, and Skip soon discovers that bullets are useless against this foe. Only with the help of Cherokee game warden Jay Little Hawk, and the wisdom of Lakota medicine man George Strong Eagle, can Skip hope to stop the monster before it’s too late.

All images represent a work in progress, and are subject to change.

Character Sketches: 'Strong Eagle' and the 'Crota'
Character Sketches: 'Strong Eagle' and the 'Crota'

One of the reasons this projects is so exciting for us -- and, hopefully, for you -- is the amount of terrific material available. With such an outstanding team of creators it could not have been otherwise.

We tried our best to combine the rewards in ways that might satisfy most of you but, if you are interested in a combination of rewards that are not included in just one tier don't worry: get in touch with us so we can customize your pledge.

Get your Crota - the Graphic Novel book however you like it: standard, variant cover, personalized, signed by the legendary Owl Goingback. All copies are numbered!

Book specs: 24x17cm, 110 pages, color, softcover with flaps, 100g paper.

Get your fill of books, combining Crota - the Graphic Novel with other books by Owl. 

Or you can even choose to receive the incredible graphic novel Calcutta Horror, based on the beautiful and haunting tale Calcutta, Lord of Nerves, by Poppy Z. Brite. Adapted and written by Alessandro Manzetti, illustrated by Stefano Cardoselli in elegant black-and-white. 

CALCUTTA HORROR specs: 24x17cm, 70 pages, black and white, softcover, 85g paper. 

If you are passionate about handmade crafts and artwork, these are the pledges for you. Four tiers feature works by the book artist Stefano Cardoselli, including the original hand-colored artworks and cover for Crota - the Graphic Novel; and one exclusive tier offers an original Native American necklace.

Hurry up because all these rewards are limited!

SPECS: apart from the sketches, all artworks by Stefano Cardoselli are on smooth 220-gram paper, 24x33 cm, ink and watercolors. 

 STRETCH GOAL 1 - 7,500€: Crota Graphic Novel Italian Edition

If we reach 7,500€, a new pledge will appear: the Italian edition of Crota Graphic Novel with cover by Stefano Cardoselli. (You will be able to switch from your current pledge to this one if you like).  

 STRETCH GOAL 2 - 9.000€: Variant cover by Vincent Chong

If we reach 9.000€, a new pledge will appear for a limited edition featuring a variant cover created by Vincent Chong. (You will be able to switch from your current pledge to this one if you like).  

Independent Legions is a publishing company specializing in horror and dark fiction, located in Italy (Trieste) and founded in 2015. It has published more than 90 books, including the most revered writers in the horror genre: Clive Barker, Richard Laymon, Ramsey Campbell, David J. Schow, Robert McCammon, Jack Ketchum, Peter Straub, Charlee Jacob, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy Taylor and many others. Our publications were nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, the Splatterpunk Awards, This Is Horror Awards and the Rhysling Awards. We were recipient of the Horror Writers Association 2017 Specialty Press Award.

This year, we have launched our brand new graphic novel line with Calcutta Horror, based on Poppy Z. Brite’s cult zombie tale.

More on the website

Risks and challenges

As we all know there are two main challenges when it comes to a Kickstarter campaign: the budgeting and marketing activities prior the campaign and the operations after the campaign is over, production, logistics and shipping.

This is our first Kickstarter but the project is managed by Independent Legions, a publishing company with international experience and a portfolio of nearly 100 titles, nominations and awards.

We can assure you that all the details and timings of production and delivery have already been carefully scheduled.

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    Kinnikinnick - DIGITAL BOOK

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    The spirits they are coming

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    The digital versions (PDF) of the following books by Owl Goingback: Tribal Screams (collection), Coyote Rage (novel)

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    A unique opportunity of getting the first two titles of Independent Legion's graphic novel series.

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    Arrow of Motzeyouf - SKETCH ON BOOK

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    Golden eagle feather - ORIGINAL ARTWORK

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    Awake - SPECIAL ARTWORK PLEDGE

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    Ptehincala Huhu Canunpa - Copy #1

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    Devil's Boot - Copy #1 Variant Cover

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    Owl 60 - SIGNED #60 COPY

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    Yuwipi Ceremony - BE PART OF THE STORY

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    In the sweat lodge - ORIGINAL COVER

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