As you may know, my sister Maegan (Maverick-Werewolf on the forums) and I have been hard at work for a long while now, getting our first Wulfgard novel and comic ready to publish. We now are planning to start a "crowdsourcing" Kickstarter-style fundraiser (possibly on Indiegogo instead though) to help pay for the printing cost, and have been working on getting this project ready. Here's a preview...
Contributing to the crowdfunding would basically be like pre-ordering the book and/or comics seen above, but with optional special rewards for those who decide to contribute more! So you could just contribute enough to get the book and/or comic at their regular price, or you could add a bit more and get perks like signed copies, a bookmark and poster, your name listed in a special thanks page, and more! See the image below for what we currently have planned:
(all rewards also subject to change)
About the Novel
The book, currently entitled Wulfgard: Knightfall (subject to change) is a novel by Maegan (Maverick-Werewolf), with contributions, editing, and illustrations by me.
Knightfall tells the story of Sir Tom Drake, a knight of the powerful Imperial frontier city of Illikon. Together with his close friends and fellow soldiers, he wants only to protect his city and its people from any who would threaten them. But the Empire to which they belong is always seeking out new conflicts that put his city in danger, and when Sir Scaevius, Left Hand of the Emperor, arrives in Illikon to recruit Sir Drake to help fight the massing barbarian alliance to the North, he has no choice but to obey. But he does not obey without protest, and soon he ends up fighting against not only the barbarians, but his own superiors as well. Meanwhile, strange things begin to happen to him. He begins blacking out and performing feats of inhuman strength, and at night he is plagued by strange and terrifying nightmares. Even worse, he finds himself being stalked by terrifying monsters: werewolves. Hated by his superiors, hunted by beasts and assassins, Tom Drake is fighting for his home, his life, and even his mind. The events that are about to unfold will change his life, and the world, forever.
About the Comic
The comic, currently entitled Wulfgard: Into the North (also subject to change) is a "graphic novel" written and drawn by me, with help from Maegan on some story elements, proofreading, and coloring. I have been publishing pages from it online as a webcomic since 2010, in my spare time. With your help, I will be able to devote the time and effort needed to finish the comic and add a new level of polish to every page. The final product will compile the first four "issues" found on my site, leading into a larger story that will be continued, either through continued comics or some other medium.
The published comic will be a major improvement from what is seen on my website, with better artwork and extra pages to further flesh out the story and possibly extend it. During issues 2 and 3, I began slacking off on the inking & coloring departments of my comic, hoping to work out a style that would be faster to draw. Now I'm going to go back and put some major finishing touches on those pages. For example:
The comic will be perfect-bound and printed in full color on every page.
So, what do you think? Does this sound interesting or exciting to you? Any feedback is welcome, especially suggestions for additional rewards. Thanks!