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In 1982, a young woman with mysterious power seeks asylum with the ROK. Only Time will tell if her powers are a blessing... or a curse.
In 1982, a young woman with mysterious power seeks asylum with the ROK. Only Time will tell if her powers are a blessing... or a curse.
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**** Update 11/17 - Add-on $18 US/$25 International for any volume of Spinnerette. Add-on $5 to add a White Heron PDF to any print tier.

**** Update 11/25- Stretch goal #1 FULLY FUNDED. Add $8 to any tier (or select the $20 tier) for a mini-Chibi Charm of White Heron, designed by Rocio Zucchi. All White Heron Statue pledges automatically receive the charm. 

**** Update 12/9-Stretch goal #2 FULLY FUNDED. 5x7 mini prints included with all physical rewards. Downloadable print included with all digital rewards. 

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Updated 12/9
Updated 12/9

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In the Spinnerette graphic novel "Shattered", readers were introduced to White Heron - a legendary hero from South Korea's past. 

Now, go back in time with writer Krazy Krow and artist Fernando Furukawa as White Heron's origin is finally revealed!

The year is 1982, and a band of ROK Special Forces stumbles upon a young metahuman seeking asylum at the DMZ. Before the team can decide her fate, they are confronted by Warthog, a powerful member of the DPRK's metahuman military branch, who is determined to retrieve the fleeing Kim Jeong. Warthog is defeated by a combination of Jeong's super strength and the Special Forces team... but Jeong collapses, frozen in time by her strange powers. 

When she emerges from her temporary stasis, Jeong is plunged into a world of political intrigue. Can she face her past and join the ROK Special Forces in the fight against the metahumans in the DPRK? Will using her powers cause her to lose her chance for a life of her own?

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With this campaign, we seek to bring the first chapter of White Heron to life. Intended for the traditional print format, White Heron is currently being previewed on the Spinnerette website. If successful, this campaign will fund the printing of PREMIUM TRADE editions of the first chapter. At 50 pages, this edition will collect the first chapter of White Heron, as well as a collection of concept art from Fernando Furukawa and Spinnerette artist Rocio Zucchi. 

In addition to providing our backers with the first issue of this new series, this campaign will also allow us to present a polished first chapter to potential publishers and distributors, giving us the chance to put White Heron into the hands of an even wider audience. 

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This project, and this story, are over a year in the making and we can't wait to show White Heron to all of you! As part of this Kickstarter campaign, we will be doing a few special rewards as a way of saying THANK YOU to all of our awesome supporters! 

First, we are offering Limited Edition statues of White Heron. This premium 12" statuette by Gensen will be limited to 100 total pieces and is hand painted. 

Original Statue Concept by Fernando Furukawa
Original Statue Concept by Fernando Furukawa

 

In progress sculpt by Gensen
In progress sculpt by Gensen

 

Updated sculpt, 12/6
Updated sculpt, 12/6

PLUS - Because this project is incredibly important to us, we are doing something that we almost never do online... offering hefty discounts on our Spinnerette merchandise! So, now is YOUR chance to get a sale price on the Spinnerette books and statues you already love, AND help us bring a brand new story from the Spinnyverse to life! So check out the reward tiers, share and pledge! As always, thank you from the entire Spinnyverse team!

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White Heron explains her powers
White Heron explains her powers

 

Risks and challenges

We will continue to work with Chicago based printer Kraken Press for this new story. While issues of timeliness may always arise due to printing mishaps, dock strikes, or shipping issues, we feel confident in Kraken's ability to provide a beautiful and consistent product.
Story and art are already complete for this product, so no delay on that side is anticipated.
Statues will continue to be produced by longtime collaborator Gensen. This will be our 5th collaboration with the company.
As always, we vow to communicate with our backers and to inform you of all progress.
This is our 7th Kickstarter campaign and we hope to continue to improve our performance with you, our loyal supporters.

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    White Heron Issue One DIGITAL Edition

    Receive the full White Heron Issue One in PDF form. Includes all art pages from the print edition.

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    EARLY BIRD: Print Edition of White Heron

    This is it! The whole goal of this project!! Produce the print edition of White Heron with a beautiful art gallery! 50 pages of awesome origin story!

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    Print Edition of White Heron

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    White Heron Print plus Charm

    50 pages of awesome origin story! Plus, the stretch goal funded White Heron Chibi Charm!

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    White Heron Double Exposure

    See the story that introduced the world to White Heron, plus get her brand new origin story! Includes Spinnerette stand-alone graphic novel: Shattered.

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    Spinnyverse Digital Collection

    The entire Spinnyverse Collection in Digital Format.

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    Greta Gravity

    Receive one of the last Greta Gravity Statues PLUS the new White Heron book. Includes U.S. shipping.

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    Spinnerette Statuette

    The gal who started it all - Heather Brown aka Spinnerette! Get the 6" statuette to show off on your desk, plus read the brand new story in the Spinnyverse! Includes U.S. shipping

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    Mecha Maid

    What's the mysterious link between Mecha Maid and White Heron? Read Shattered to find out... Includes U.S. shipping

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    Minerva

    The Spinnyverse's resident Cerberus can tower over your desk, guarding all you hold dear! Includes U.S. shipping

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    Spinnyverse Library

    Receive ALL 5 Spinnerette Volumes PLUS the BRAND NEW White Heron Issue One. Save $30!

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    EARLY BIRD White Heron Collector's Pack

    Receive the 100 piece 12" Limited Edition White Heron Statue plus the deluxe first issue!

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    White Heron Print plus Art

    Get the book and a page of original comic art!

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    White Heron Collector's Pack

    Receive the 100 piece 12" Limited Edition White Heron Statue plus the deluxe first issue!

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    White Heron #1 plus Spinny Hardcovers

    Receive the first issue of White Heron plus hardcover editions of all 5 Spinnerette volumes.

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    White Heron Statue plus Library

    Own the Limited Edition 12" White Heron Statue, PLUS the full Spinnyverse print collection!

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    White Heron Statue plus Hard Covers

    Get your hands on the rarely sold Spinnerette Hard Cover editions! Includes Spinnerette Volumes 1-5 in gorgeous hard cover print editions. Produced as stretch goals for previous Kickstarters, these are very limited!

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    WH Collector's Pack PLUS Original Art

    Receive the White Heron Chapter One Print Edition, plus the Limited Edition Statue PLUS a page of original Comic Art!

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    White Heron and the Statuettes

    For those who know the Spinnyverse, but lack the statues!

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    • 6" Mecha Maid Statuette
    • 6" Spinnerette Statuette
    • 9" Minerva Statuette
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    All the things!!

    All the statues, all of the regular edition books. It's pretty awesome.

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    • 6" Spinnerette Statuette
    • 6" Mecha Maid Statuette
    • 9" Minerva Statuette
    • Print Edition of White Heron
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    DELUXE All The Things!!

    All the statues, all the hardcovers. Basically the shiniest of tiers!

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    • 6" Mecha Maid Statuette
    • 6" Spinnerette Statuette
    • 9" Minerva Statuette
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    SUPER DELUXE All the Things

    Just like Deluxe All the Things... but with Original Comic Art!

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    • 6" Spinnerette Statuette
    • 6" Mecha Maid Statuette
    • 9" Minerva Statuette
    • Hardcover Editions, Spinnerette 1-5
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