If you’ve been on this blog lately, odds are you’ve seen me talking about my relaunch of the Doc Wilde adventure series, and the Kickstarter project I’m formulating to help us get the series launched right.
As of today, there are exactly two weeks before the Kickstarter begins on Friday, March 30th. It will run through Saturday, April 28th.
It will allow folks to help us produce some really nice books, in exchange for perks ranging from having your name in the Acknowledgements up to autographed and numbered limited editions and exclusive editions of new Doc Wilde short adventures.
For the unfamiliar, the Doc Wilde stories depict the adventures of a modern day pulp hero and his swashbuckling kids. They draw on my lifelong love of pulp fiction and are full of humor and action and literary allusion. They are meant for kids and grown-ups alike, in the vein of something like The Incredibles or Raiders of the Lost Ark.
A true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more. —The Baryon Review
Encompassed within the Kickstarter are three books to be released later this year, in both trade paperback and ebook formats: Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom in June, Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull in August, and Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf in November. More Doc Wilde adventures will follow next year.
All the books will be fully illustrated and have gorgeous covers by Australian comic book master Gary Chaloner.
I hope you’ll consider joining us on our adventure. To make sure you get all the news as things start to happen, please feel free to use the “Follow via Email” form in the sidebar to the right. If you have any friends who might like the Doc Wilde stories, please share the link to this post. The more the merrier!
And if you’d like to try out some Wilde action, dive into the excerpts below: