I've been positively BURIED under work to get this campaign ready for you, and I think you're REALLY gonna love it. Why? Well for starter's here's the cover:
And here's the trailer:
Sold yet? You should be. This is going to be HUGE. Not only is the the first Graphic Novel that I and Autonomous Collective have ever put out--it contains ALL Snow White Zombie and Reign of the Blood-Covered King comics, as well as a TON of supplemental material including two NEW SWZA Stories drawn by Ralf Singh (Zinnober, The Impure) & Kit Buss (Critical Role Season 1, Amazon's The Legend of Vox Machina).
As well as TWO variant covers based upon the two series most responsible for me making comics today, namely:
Wendy Pini's Elfquest Homage Variant:
And Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes:
PLUS a forward by Comic's Legend Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Marvel vs. DC) photos of the original NYC production, a copy of the original 10-Minute Play AND a look at what's to come from issue #5 and beyond.
Whether you're getting the graphic novel or not, this book is a milestone not just for me, but for the series and for you. It's a celebration of everything we have accomplished together over the past two years.
As such, if you could please pre-follow the page every single person who does gets us one step closer to getting funded, (as it helps Kickstarter's all-mighty algorithm realize that what we're doing is super cool.)
Cheers (and deepest gratitude)
Reign of the blood-covered king #3 is HERE + SWZA #1-4 has SHIPPED
5 months ago
– Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 01:09:49 AM
Thank you so much for bearing with me. This was a uniquely difficult fulfillment challenge, made all the more difficult due to some personal and family issues that were forced to take center stage.
However, I was finally able to take my very last trip to the post office today.
So, as long as you are not from Australia or New Zealand your books should arrive in the next week or so.
There are still a few of you who live in AU and NZ, and I apologize for the further delay. As your countries are locked down right now, I cannot send mail. Your books will ship as soon as the lockdown is lifted.
Reign of the Blood-Covered King (Digital) is here, and available for DL.
Here's a few panels completely out of context:
I'm really happy with how it came out, and I'm sure you're gonna love it. Check your PM box for a DL link!
SWZA #1-4 is SHIPPING + RBCK Ashcan Reveal & Survival of the Able
6 months ago
– Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 08:15:23 PM
So sorry for the radio silence, things have been CRAZY busy on my end. There were also some minor supply issues (due to a vendor sending the wrong item on several orders).
But at long last SWZA #4 is ready to ship!
Everything will be mailing out this week and next, so keep an eye on your mailbox! There are ALSO a few people who still either haven't given me an address, OR who still haven't given a working credit card. Check the list in case you're one of them (names partially redacted for privacy):
1) Steven L*****n -- $31
2) Jessica H*****n -- $16
3) Ashton R*******n -- $308
Paid, but no mailing address:
1) Jim Con*****n -- $20
2) Joseph K***y -- $44
No address & Failed Pledge:
1) Chris G -- $192
Especially if you're in that second group, send me amessage/email ASAP, as at this point I have your money, but can't give you what you paid for until I know where to mail it.
Now without further Ado:
That's right folks, we have a NEW character AND a NEW setting, which is Herrald Von Bergg's home:
And his super-hot not-wife Meadowsweet:
I'm sure this vision of enlightened domesticity WON'T go horribly wrong.
This final, 6 page ashcan chapter turned out BEAUTIFULLY, and is currently being lettered. Expect the digital DL soon, and you'll be able to order the final chapter in this 3-Part Prequel ashcan series on the next SWZA campaign.
So, I was recently invited to play in a Celebrity Roleplaying game for Able Gamers/Everyone Games, where you are trying to survive a medieval zombie apocalypse...as a handi-capable person. Here it is:
I'm playing along with actors Aliza Pearl (Blood of the Void) Noah Emlyn (Star Trek Discovery), it was an absolute blast -- and we raised quite a bit of money for charity,
SWZA #4 Digital is HERE + Durruti Variants
8 months ago
– Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:41:17 PM
Hey folks! Very excited to let you know that at long last you can read SWZA #4's digital PDF! A link to it is sitting in your KS messages RIGHT NOW. How's that for service?
The book has some INCREDIBLE moments and is already generating some major buzz!
ALSO, my new project from the brand-new Autonomous Collective account JUST LAUNCHED yesterday, and is already one of Kickstarter's "Projects We Love" and is 40% funded. I'd HIGHLY recommend checking it out as not only is this a really exciting comic project there is already a movie in the works, which means you guys can get in on this incredible historical biopic/war epic on the GROUND FLOOR:
Durruti is the most fascinating historical figure that you've never heard of, and in fact as his 1920's anarchist group was called "Los Justicieros" which translates to "The Avengers", Durruti was literally The First Avenger which is exemplified in this variant cover by Durruti artist Jaime Infante:
Finally we have this awesome ensemble anime-style cover from Adam Bryce Thomas of Samurai Jack and Sonic fame:
"Durruti lived a life of immense passion, and that same passion is reflected in the graphic novel telling his story. This isn't just exceptional work, it's work that matters. Get it."
- Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade, Marvel vs. DC)
That's it for now, Cheers!
SWZA is being printed! +First Look: Durruti: Shadow of the People
8 months ago
– Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 08:41:08 PM
So, GREAT news, SWZA #4 is being printed *AS WE SPEAK* I've seen the proofs, and they're GORGEOUS...as does all the other premiums that are coming with it! I just got the Prince Charming coins in the mail, and they look even better in person:
So long as everything continues to run smoothly your rewards should begin shipping by the end of the month!
Now that that's out of the way, wanna see something AWSEOME?
"Whoa! That looks cool! I wonder what this series is about?"
Well, let me tell you:
Durruti, Shadow of the People is a TRUE STORY and a Biopic/War Epic about real-life hero and anarchist Buenaventura Durruti...it is VERY different than SWZA--but you're going to love it. Think "V for Vendetta" meets "Braveheart" and set during the Spanish Civil war.
Durruti is like a real-life Robin Hood, crossed with Zorro, armed with a Machine Gun. He's a personal hero of mine, and I've been working on telling this story for TEN YEARS--and now you can get in on the GROUND FLOOR.
Also, there's another book funding right now that you REALLY should check out:
Death Comes for the Toymaker:
This is a book by KS newcomer Dakota Brown he's a fellow Scout Comics creator, and his work looks really interesting. I'd HIGHLY reccomend helping him hit goal. I'm a backer and I REALLY want to see this book happen.