WESTofOZ is a Wild West / Fantasy retelling of L. Frank Baum's original novel "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ". It's a 9-Issue comic series.
Issue #1 was successfully BACKED in MARCH by our 63 wonderful Backers, and raised $3,323! We Shipped and Fulfilled in JUNE of 2017.
Next, we took the book to Denver Comic Con 2017 in JULY to celebrate the launch, and it was a great show!
We have received an amazing reception from Backers, fans, and industry professionals alike, and now we want to keep the momentum going!
There was a lot of feedback and some great suggestions about how we could improve. We have put a lot of time and work in on the next two Issues since June, and we cant wait to show everyone that Issues #2 and #3 are going to be even better than #1, and will keep getting better in the future!
WEST of OZ VOLUME ONE: ISSUES #1 - #3 and TRADE PAPERBACK
The next installment of the WESTofOZ comic series will be:
the WESTofOZ Volume 1: Issues #1 - #3!
We are offering the books in two different formats, so that you can choose if you would like just the very readable and shelf-friendly Trade Paperback, or if you would also like to get a set of Individual Issues to put in your comic collection.
This 88-page perfect-bound comic book will combine the 66 pages of stories from Issues #1 - #3 of WESTofOZ into a single volume, and will feature Issue cover art, concept sketches, and In-Process panels from the production of all 3 of the books!
We will also be creating individual comic books for each Issue, and will be offering them both as 3 separate individual 32-page printed comics.
Issue #1 is already completely finished.
Issue #2 is written and the art is over half way complete,
and Issue #3 is written and waiting its turn on the drawing board.
Here is a look at the stories and art from each of those Issues!
Issue #1 saw Dorothy arrive in the weird and wonderful land of OZ, where she teamed up with an animated Scarecrow and set out along the Golden Rail, on a journey to the Emerald City.
"INTO THE WOOD"
In Issue #2, Dorothy and Scarecrow travel through a haunted forest on their journey to the Emerald City. Spooky adventure ensues as they wander into an abandoned old mansion, and encounter things that go bump in the night!
Dorothy and Scarecrow are joined on their travels by another companion in Issue #3. With Nick Chopper along, they help a carnival plagued by a vicious beast that stalks the surrounding wood.
These first 3 Issues make up ACT I of the story.
At the close of Issue #3, Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Woodsman, and the Lion will all be traveling on their way together down the Golden Rail, toward their arrival at
the Emerald City in Volume 2!
We will ship out all Rewards in the later half of JANUARY 2018, and we plan to take the book to Emerald City ComiCon in MARCH 2018!
WESTofOZ #1 Creators Nick Winand (Artist), and Sean Benner (Writer) return to bring you the first 3 Issues of the 9-Issue series!
Sean has written all of the books, will Letter them, and design the comics for Print.
Nick will do all the line art for the interior, and the TPB cover.
We are excited to announce our special Guest Cover Artists for WEST of OZ #2 and #3; the astonishing Morgan Beem and the amazing Jorge Corona!
Morgan's work can be seen in Image Comics New Release and Gem of the Month, The Family Trade #1, with Story by Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan.
Jorge has worked on books like We Are Robin, The Flash, and Goners. His most recent work can be seen in upcoming Image Comics release, No. 1 With A Bullet, with Story by Jacob Semahn.
Check out their amazing books to get an early idea about what their cover art might look like, and support some great Creator Owned books! Their cover art will be placed at the Issue breaks within the TPB, as well as being the cover art for the physical Printed Issues as Rewards!
We can' t tell you how happy we are to have them on board, and we can't wait to see their takes on WESTofOZ!
We have a lot of great NEW Rewards planned for this new campaign, including;
- 5x7 in. Character Portraits (4-piece set)
These portraits will feature character art of the four main characters;
Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Woodsman, and the Lion.
WEST of OZ Chibi STICKER SET!
This is a multi-sticker sheet with peel-off adhesive stickers, perfect for putting on all your stuff.
They will have cute little chibi versions of the main WESTofOZ characters, in the style shown above!
WEST of OZ T-Shirts!
We are offering a Backers Choice of 3 different shirt styles for the WESTofOZ Volume 1 T-shirt! We have a Black and White Ringer T (Nick, far Left), a Baseball T (Sean, far Right), and a 2-color razor back Tank Top (Danielle, middle-right).
All shirts fit Youth-L to 3XL. We also offer the stylish white T that we are wearing in the Video above, which fits all sizes Youth-L to 6XL.
Size and Shirt type chosen by Backer during Fulfillment.
We also have our Backers favorite Rewards from our last campaign, like;
3x5 in. Postcards from OZ (3-piece set)
Get a special Postcard each Issue, featuring the location where that story took place.
INDIVIDUAL COMIC ISSUES #1 - #3!
Standard 32-page count, 22 story page, full color, physical comic books!
- and the opportunity to have your name appear on the Special Thanks page of the book!
PROJECTS OF EARTH
Forty years after the Voyager Golden Record launched into space, help create a collective portrait of our world today. Now, on the Anniversary of this historic event, Kickstarter is asking the Question:
"What defines our world as Humans on Earth in 2017?"
We don't think you need to tell a contemporary story to show what it means to be a human today. In WEST of OZ, we try to represent a diverse world with a wide range of cultures and different characters, and to show that these different people can coexist and unite for a cause.
And to use, that is what it means to be a Human in 2017.
We will be keeping the Backers Updated during the creation of the book and Fulfillment through this Kickstarter page, as well as out Facebook Community page at : https://www.facebook.com/WhiteStagLLC
While we cannot promise to make a post every single day of then entire Campaign like we did on WESTofOZ #1, we are very active and will try to make several posts every week until Fulfillment in JANUARY 2018!
We hope you find a Reward Tier that has things interesting to you, and that you decide to become a Backer , and to help up make WESTofOZ Volume 1 a reality!
Risks and challenges
We have already made print arrangements for the book, already have shipping cost estimates and a pipeline, and have completed a book of the same proportional size in less time with the previous Kickstarter, and successfully shipped on schedule.
There is minimal Risk involved in this Project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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