Origin of the Project: My name is Matthew Basile and I am the writer of Wolf's Howl. I always wanted to be a story teller for as far back as I can remember. I loved the power that stories can have to inspire as well as open our hearts and our minds. A few years back two dogs named Molly and Buddy came into my life who inspired me to write a new and different kind of story. They opened up my world so much to the beauty of nature I wanted to write a story honoring that beauty. So I set about to create such a tale. Now I am introducing to the world my first comic book called Wolf's Howl Part 1 which is the first installment in a planned limited comic book series to tell that story that Molly and Buddy inspired me to write.
Wolf's Howl Part 1 is the first installment in a limited series that I plan to share with the world. There are 26 pages of comic art in the first installment. All the artwork and lettering is done by the very talented Sergio Drumond. This saga will tell the story of a different way of life than we humans are used to living. A way of life filled with magic, powerful mythical beings, danger and raw primal forces of the Earth!
Synopsis: Werewolves exist and live in the wilderness in tune with nature hidden from humans. They have been locked in an ancient secret struggle for countless centuries with energy vampires who they refer to as the Dark Ones. But something has suddenly changed in their bloody battle. A mysterious and powerful unknown force has been exterminating the werewolves and causing a disturbance in the very rhythms of life on Earth. Few of their kind remain. Aaron and Sarah, the original alphas, fear for the continued existence of their people. Aaron is especially tortured by the heavy responsibility on his shoulders. They seek out the help of the werecats and the werecoyotes but are turned away by both groups for fear of getting too involved in the conflict. In desperation they consult a powerful mystic who tells them to find a human woman, named Victoria Durant, living in New York City.
Unbeknownst to Victoria she is prophesied to be able to defeat the powerful entity hunting the werewolves and restore balance to the forces of the planet. But Victoria has lived a life of material privilege spending her time as a celebrity model and knows nothing of the conflict between dark one and wolf. The werewolves doubt how an ordinary woman who knows nothing of their war can save them in their darkest hour but they seek her out anyway to teach her the ways of the wolf. Victoria though has been contending with her own insecurities and demons even before wolves showed up in her life.
Will Victoria be able to save the werewolves and if so how in the world is she going to do it? Or will her interaction with the werewolves change their world as much as her own? The saga of Wolf's Howl, which is a limited comic book series, takes readers from the heart of Manhattan, to the wild forests of Earth, and eventually to the ancient birthplace of humanity all while the characters seek what really lies deep within their hearts. Will the truths they find in their soul searching journey be enough to stop an ancient and powerful evil and save humanity and werewolf alike? This is a story about the primal forces of nature and love facing off against the forces of fear and control. This is a story about regret, forgiveness, friendship and reaching one's true potential. The launching point is this Kickstarter! We start the saga right here with this campaign for Part 1 of Wolf's Howl!
It was Wolf's Howl a little over two years ago that brought me back to my true passions. So this is a story very near and dear to my heart. I wrote it with a rich cast of characters to explore feelings I had gone through during a tumultuous time in my own life. And I am very grateful to have the opportunity to finally share a tale so close to me with the world. I truly hope everyone who reads Part 1 of the Wolf's Howl saga enjoys it as much as I enjoyed bringing it to life!
Since this my first Kickstarter I wanted to keep things simple. Simple prize tiers and no stretch goals. All the prizes for this Kickstarter will be exclusive to this campaign only. The tiers are simple. As you move up each tier you receive what the previous tier received plus an additional reward. Since all prizes are exclusive to this Kickstarter the people who pledge will be marked as the original founding members of this Wolfpack! All the proceeds raised from this Kickstarter will go towards printing up copies for sale at comic book conventions as well as creating a marketing and promotional campaign. The purpose of which will be to raise the money to keep this series going till its conclusion. I very much want to share the journey of these characters with the world and spread the story. Let the HOWL-OOWOOOO be heard!!!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges are pretty low. I already have a quote from Ka-Blam about printing and shipping my comics. I have calculated shipping costs for my various prize tiers with spreadsheets. The comic itself is already fully completed including art, lettering and cover. I have allowed myself plenty of time after the Kickstarter so I should be able to deliver on everything no later than 7 months after completion of the campaign. In fact the PDF of Wolf's Howl Part 1 should be ready to deliver within a week after completition of the Kickstarter campaign. I have done my best to create and run a simple and straightforward campaign that will launch the Wolf's Howl series.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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