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The print edition of Hotblood: ZARCO, another webcomic about centaurs in the American Old West.
The print edition of Hotblood: ZARCO, another webcomic about centaurs in the American Old West.
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Hello! My name is Toril Orlesky and I’m the creator of Hotblood! and Hotblood: ZARCO, a free-to-read webcomic series about centaurs in the American Old West. The initial production of ZARCO was funded by my first Kickstarter, and I've posted it online since January 2017. With your help, I want to bring the story to print as a full-color graphic novel!

☼ NEW $40,000 STRETCH GOAL: 『 Spike in a Rail 』☼

An offline graphic novella .PDF download ➸ exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign. It will be black and white, approximately 40 pages, rated R16+ for canon-typical content... a story from 1875 about James Rook, Asa Langley, and the Bonneville Salt Flats. As you can see, the style will be different from the previous comics. Every backer will receive a download link in their inbox!

 ZARCO is the indirect sequel to Hotblood!. Set nine years later, it follows Sheriff Rafael Zarco of Sonoma County, California, and his encounter with wanted criminal James “Red” Rook. It's about grief, crime that pays, and the Pacific coast. The main story is rated R16+ for mature themes, language, and violence. The final scene will be posted online after the Kickstarter.

You can read ZARCO here!

The aim of this Kickstarter is to print all of ZARCO in one volume. In addition to the existing comic that’s available for free online, the print edition of ZARCO will contain cleaned up art, revised text, sketches and other behind-the-scenes material. I will also be releasing an exclusive R18+ .PDF with sketches and scenes that were previously cut from the public version of the story. 

On top of all that, this is another chance to order the Hotblood! Omnibus Edition and Foundry, the companion art book to the world of Western centaurs.

☼ ZARCO: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

☼ R18+ .PDF (ADULTS ONLY!)

☼ HOTBLOOD! OMNIBUS EDITION

☼ FOUNDRY: HOTBLOOD! MATERIALS BOOK

☼ SIGNED BOOKPLATES (LIMITED) A slick bookplate sticker, signed by me, to put in your book (or anywhere else)!

☼ TRADITIONAL SKETCH COMMISSIONS (LIMITED) An original 5x7" B&W ink + marker sketch of a Hotblood! character of your choice!

☼ DIGITAL COMMISSIONS (LIMITED) A hi-res, full-color drawing of yourself or your original character as a centaur!

The goal of $8,000 has been estimated based on quotes for printing the books as well as freight shipping and fulfillment and Kickstarter’s 10% cut. Fulfillment will be handled by Blackbox!

THANKS A MILLION !!

Risks and challenges

The book is 90% done, the page count is locked in, and it's just about ready to go to the printer! I'll be sending it out to be proofed as soon as the funding goal is met.

The estimated delivery dates for rewards have been buffered with extra time to account for any possible delays during printing or shipping to the United States.

This is my second Kickstarter campaign and the thirteenth (lucky!) book I've produced since 2014.

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