Indigenous Werewolf Anthology Coming: I Like All Those Words
Native Realities Press is raising money through a Kickstarter for an Indigenous werewolf anthology. I am raising my blood pressure just thinking about it.
Indigenous Werewolf Anthology Will Include Comics and More
First of all, they’re calling this series A Howl: A Comics Collection of Wolves, Werewolves, and Rougarou. *I briefly levitate* As Native Realities Press, “the only Native and Indigenous pop culture company in the United States,” explains, this series will start with a comic by Stephen Graham Jones, whom you might know from my The Only Good Indians review. Weshoyot Alvitre, who’s worked for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, is the illustrator for the story.
While there are no details on the Jones comic, the Kickstarter does give info on other stories to come. For example, they range from space werewolf stories to tales of Louisiana’s beloved rougarou. This collection will also include plenty of Indigenous-made werewolf art. On that note, I am currently furious that the Krystal Cox piece for Jay Odjick’s “werewolf prose” exists. I want it for my werewolf prose! (I have extremely “Why the eff would you show it to me if I can’t have it?” energy.)
Kickstarter Has Already Reached First Milestone
The Kickstarter for the project set $12,000 as its first goal. Unsurprisingly, as werewolves are dope, they have met that goal. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still get in on the ground floor. This is an ambitious project. As a result, they’ve planned larger milestones.
For instance, at the $20,000 level, which they have passed, they will have the funds to expand with more comics. In addition, they will also distribute increasingly fancier art. As such, at the $80,000 level, the highest so far, they have plans to turn the trading cards into a playable game.
composite image via Native Realities Press
The trading cards, incidentally, are a reward at the $65 donation level. Levels start at $10, which gets you a Howl sticker and a digital copy. They continue all the way to $250. That level includes, among other things, a print copy of the anthology. I want any level with the werewolf plushie, but you can pick your own level for yourself. You can also pick no level and just donate for the principle of it. (The principle is werewolves.)
They expect that delivery will begin in the autumn, the best and werewolfest time of the year. And there are 30 days left for the Kickstarter, so, again, plenty of time for you to support. Skoden.
And as always, share with me your deepest werewolf thoughts in these comments, on our social media, or whispered to the sky on full moon nights.
featured image via Native Realities Press
Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at [email protected]