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Preview: Native Lands #3

Native Lands #3

Written by: James Cavanagh
Pencils by: Cecilia Latella
Inks by: Cecilia Latella
Colored by: Michael Woods
Lettered by: Wes Locher

Everybody Has Secrets

Emma and Aaron find themselves in danger after their shocking discovery. Jackobie confesses to his crimes and Bastian learns the truth behind his missing memories in the penultimate issue of Volume 1.

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Native Lands Vol. 1: The Gifted Ones

Native Lands Vol 1by James Cavanagh

I had been interested in the idea of what it’d be like to rebuild the world, or to have to build up a new one. What decisions would we make? What would we change? Who would be in charge? It was from that idea in which Native Lands developed. I added smaller ideas to the central plot, built it up and the story was there, along with a whole new world. I’ve worked on this story for several years and it’s a story I am proud of, and one I hope to share with you.

I had the story, the characters, the worlds and settings, all I needed was the art. I met Cecilia Latella almost two years ago through social media and she agreed to help bring my story to life. It was amazing how perfectly she captured the characters and the settings of the series, and soon after Michael Woods and Weston Design Studio joined our team. I have had the pleasure of working with these three incredibly talented individuals for almost two years, and I hope to do so for more years to come. We have currently released two issues of Native Lands [Issue #1 is available on Comixology, and Issue #2 will be available on October 28th or both available on Gumroad now], which is a great achievement. However now we would like to finish the final two issues of Volume 1, and that is where you come in.

As this is a self published and funded series there is only so much my money can do. By funding our Kickstarter you can support the art team and help us complete the first volume of this series. Now, onto what you’re funding.

Native Lands is a science fiction comic book set in the distant future after a disaster in the city of New London leaves thousands dead. The survivors, known as the ‘gifted’, are found to have gained unique abilities alongside their survival. Said to be highly dangerous and unstable, the gifted are closely monitored at a facility after the disaster. Tested upon, beaten and degraded by the staff in charge, their time at the facility ended after the Government started the G-Initiative. The scheme would see all gifted people removed from Earth in the following months, where they would be forced to rebuild their lives on a strange new world…

This series is about the journey of the passengers aboard the final spacecraft being sent to the alien planet, Terra Five, that is set to become their new home. The characters are the glue of this story, their development and growth through the ups and downs of life aboard the spacecraft and on the planet. There are several prominent characters that the story follows in this series including Bastian, Jackobie, Eve, Aaron and Charlie. The main character of the series is Emma Howard. A woman in her late thirties that is searching for her sister, Elaina, who has been missing since they returned to the facility at the start of the G-Initiative. Aboard the spacecraft Emma meets Charlie, an orphaned boy worried for what lies ahead and about the location of his Nanny, Isabel. On their journey, Emma and Charlie must stick together to face present dangers and the darkness in their pasts to be able to grow, move on and build up a world they can both find happiness within.

Having been fortunate enough to release two issues of the series thus far, we’ve received amazing feedback from our readers. To them, and to you, we want to say thank you. The support thus far has been incredible, and we hope you will all continue so support us further. If you can, pledging to our Kickstarter will be the first means of help. By doing so you can receive a number of rewards from physical and digital copies of Volume 1 [115+ pages] to t-shirts and posters or even original pieces of artwork! If you’re unable to pledge, sharing the page is another massive help and will make sure the word is spread about our project. We would love to share this story with you all and if you are interested please check out our Kickstarter page.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

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Preview: Native Lands #1: First Step

Native Lands – Issue #1: First Step

Story & Scripts – James Cavanagh
Pencils & Inks – Cecilia Latella
Colours – Michael Woods
Letters – Weston Design Studio
Publisher: Cavanagh Comics
Release Date: August 2015
Follow the series at:
http://native-lands-comic.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/nativelandsbook
https://www.facebook.com/nativelandscomic

Found to have gained unique abilities alongside their survival, a minority of people known as the “gifted” are forced to rebuild their lives on a strange new world. Said to be highly dangerous and unstable, the “gifted” are the only remaining survivors of a disaster that wiped out the city of New London.

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Exclusive: Read Liftoff Takedown from the Bizarre New World Kickstarter

Today we have an exclusive story from the Bizarre New World Kickstarter running now. Bizarre New World started production on October 10, 2005 and was originally released by Ape Entertainment as a critically acclaimed 3 issue mini-series in 2007, followed by a mini-graphic novel sequel in 2008. These books totaled 140 pages. Work on the rest of the tale and short stories never stopped and was completely finished on February 5, 2015. The final project clocks in at 503 pages. That’s the 278 page graphic novel and a 225 page short story anthology.

Now Skipper Martin is partnering up with fellow Ape Entertainment creator Troy Dyeto to release their books through their new publishing imprint called Fractured Entertainment.

The anthology features a massive amount of creators, the full list you can find below. But we have an exclusive short story, a prime example of what you’re going to find in the anthology. Liftoff Takedown is written by Wilfredo S. Duran, with pencils by Dexter Wee, colors by Michael Spicer, lettering by Bernie Lee and edited by Skipper Martin.

Credits for the main book include:
Writer/Creator: Skipper Martin
Line Artists: Christopher Provencher and Adam Huntley
Colors: Wes Dzuioba
Lettering: Tom Orzechowski and Ed Dukeshire

Credits for the anthology:
Writers: Corinna Bechko, Neal Bailey, Mike Blaylock, Dino Caruso, Joey Cruz, Wilfredo Duran, Troy Dye, Ellen Everett, Micah Farritor, Dan Hill, Dan Adams-Jacobson, Skipper Martin, Nick Miceli, Raphael Moran, Chuck Moore, Maxwell Patterson, Tone Rodriguez, Michael San Giacomo, Michael Woods, Greg Thelen
Line Artists: Cale Ajioka, Atul Bakashi, Daniel Panero Bertucci, Tielman Cheaney, Danielle Ellison, Micah Farritor, David Hedmark, Adam Huntley, Roberta Ingranata, Allan Jefferson, Rick Leonardi, Megan Levens, Brent McKee, Tradd Moore, Mado Peña, Chris Provencher, Bob Rivard, Tone Rodriguez, V Shane, Connor Willumsen, Dexter Wee
Colors: Wes Dzioba, Ellen Everett, Teodoro Gonzalez, Simon Gough, Kyle Latino, Mado Peña, Michael Spicer, Eddy Swan, Julie A. Wright
Lettering: Ed Brisson, Ed Dukeshire, Bernie Lee, Tom Orzechowski

Preview – Outlaw Territory, Vol. 2

Official Press Release

OUTLAW TERRITORY, VOL. 2

story & art VARIOUS, editor MICHAEL WOODS

240 PAGES, $19.99

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WESTERN ANTHOLOGY RETURNS WITH AN EVEN BIGGER LINE-UP THAN BEFORE!

OUTLAW TERRITORY continues to bring together some of the best and brightest creators in comics as they weave their own brand of tales about the old west. From more somber to action-packed to gut-wrenching character plays, this book has a little something for everybody.

COME BACK WITH US AS WE EXPLORE MORE OF THE DARK AND GRITTY HISTORY OF AMERICA WE CALL THE WILD WEST.

story & art: RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, PAUL AZACETA, MARC BERNARDIN, WERTHER DELL’EDERA, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, ADAM FREEMAN, STUART IMMONEN, ROBERT KIRKMAN, ANDY KUHN, JEFF LEMIRE, JOSHUA ORTEGA, GREG PAK, SEAN PHILLIPS, DUSTIN WEAVER, LEN WEIN, JOHN WHALEN, MICHAEL WOODS and MORE!
cover: NIC KLEIN

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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