Sunday, October 23, 2022
Kickstarters to Check Out!
Friday, September 2, 2022
THE BOY WHO WOULD SAVE THE WORLD
THE BOY WHO WOULD SAVE THE WORLD - An Evcol Entertainment / Clockwork Digital Studios Original Production, a part of the On Another Wavelength audio anthology series featuring the voice talents of Samantha Boffin, Michelle Campbell-Jones, Holly Gillanders, Will Harrison-Wallace and Mitch Howell, – Written by C Edward Sellner, Directed & Produced by Simon James Collier, Series Created & Co-Produced by Adam Dechanel, Soundscape Design: Zachary Elliott-Hatton.
Sunday, August 7, 2022
As Outrider’s Kickstarter campaign for Deadlands: Rise of the Black Circle Issues 1-2 enters its last week we are closing in on our goal and announcing our first stretch goal!
Written by Deadlands creator Shane Lacy
Hensley with stunning art by Aaron Palsmeier and Simon Gough, this series features
an action packed story, classic Deadlands heroes and heroines in a brand new
adventure, and the rise of a dark alliance of black magic! This series has
everything, whether you’re a long-term fan of Deadlands or brand
new to the Weird West!
We want to thank everyone who has already jumped on board this campaign to back the limited edition, collector’s item issues, which will only be available through this campaign and direct order, never released into the general market!
And now, YOU get to be part of the action!
Our first stretch goal is a special Art Incentive Cover where 10 lucky fans will get to sign up for a special tier where their likeness will be ‘zombiefied’ in the giant [REDACTED] mashup cover for issue 3! Those lucky few who jump first (first come, first zombied) will get to see the cover teased in the back of issue 2, and will automatically ALSO get issue 3 when it ships, featuring the actual cover PLUS a full-sized, autographed 11x17 print of their undead debut in the Deadlands universe! Art will be by Deadlands: The Kid cover artist, C. Edward Sellner!
The tier will go live as soon as we hit our $6K goal, and those 10 slots will go fast! So, help get us there, and then be ready to jump to join the ranks of the undead!
To learn more about Deadlands: Rise of the Black Circle check out this exclusive interview with series writer Shane Hensley and editor C. Edward Sellner as hosted by Chris Landauer!
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Deadlands' greatest heroes have come together to face the rise of a new evil!
Bad Luck Betty McGrew - Buffalo Gal and Monster Hunter!
Velvet Van Helter - Hex-Slinging Huckster!
Lacy O'Malley - Intrepid Reporter for the Tombstone Epitaph!
Ronan Lynch - Undead Gunslinger!
Together they must face raging undead, the evil witchcraft of La Bruja, and a hidden threat known only as The Black Circle! This non-stop thrill ride of an adventure will have you holding your breath and on the edge of your seat wanting more!
ISSUES ONE & TWO
Issue one of Rise of the Black Circle was funded through the Dead Man's Hand Kickstarter that we ran earlier this year and is complete! Issue two began production shortly after, and by the time this campaign is over, issue two will also be complete as well.
These floppy issues will only ever be available through our crowdfunding campaigns, making them exclusive collector's items!
They will never go into distribution. Once the series is complete, we'll compile everything into a graphic novel that'll go into distribution.
Friday, July 22, 2022
After a brief hiatus to wrap previous projects and ramp up our next wave, both Outrider Publications and Outland Entertainment have a slew of new comics, anthologies, and games coming soon! Below is the latest update on both active and upcoming Kickstarter campaigns! Check them out, support the ones that strike your interest and join in on the fun! -CES
Deadlands: Rise of the Black Circle 1-2 / Launches 7/26
If you thought issue one was action-packed, you ain't seen nothing yet! Issue two picks up right where we left off in issue 1, as our heroes must face ever-growing odds against them from the undead and the magic of La Bruja! It's an all-out battle through the streets of Nacogdoches featuring Bad Luck Betty, Velvet van Helter, Lacy O'Malley, and Ronan Lynch! Just wait until you meet the GLOM!
So, mosey on over and sign up now to be notified when we launch this coming Tuesday, and get issue 1 digitally FREE, and the chance to collect both collector's item issues in print!
We'd love to have this one funded pretty much right out the gate!
When the Wolf Comes: A Vikingverse RPG / Ends 8/11
When The Wolf Comes is a game of storytelling, heroism, and epic struggle set during a reimagined Norse End of Days - and powered by Robert J. Schwalb’s Shadow of the Demon Lord system.
A complete tabletop role-playing game in one (approx) 250-page, 8.5" x 11" hardcover book, When The Wolf Comes provides everything you need to create and play characters, form warbands in pursuit of fame and plunder, and tell sci-fi sagas with your friends. The book also gives Game Masters all the tools they need to create adventures, a bestiary full of deadly creatures, a detailed history of the Níu Heimar, and extensive advice to help run the game.
Never Too Old to Save the World Anthology / Ends 8/13
Once every generation, there is a Chosen One who will stand between humanity and darkness.
But why is the Chosen One so often a teenager? Why do only children get swept through portals to save the fantastic world on the other side? Whose idea was it to put the fate of the world in the hands of someone without a fully developed prefrontal cortex?
In Never Too Old to Save the World, nineteen authors explore what would happen if the Chosen One were called midlife. What would happen if the Chosen One were:
- a soccer mom
- a cat lady
- a nosy grandmother
- a social worker
- a retiree
- an aging swordmaster?
The Chosen One could be anyone—because when the universe calls, the real question is whether the hero will take up the mantle and answer their midlife calling. Sometimes the world needs a hero who's already been in the thick of chaos and survived. In those cases, age does matter.
Warlock 5: The Revenge by Cullen Bunn // Launches 8/2
Five guardians protect the multiverse. There's only one problem: they hate each other!
Originally created by Gordon Derry and Denis Beauvais, Warlock 5 was published by Barry Blair, a Canadian comic book publisher, artist, and writer, known for launching Aircel Comics in the 1980s. A fierce advocate for innovation in the themes, genres, and types of illustrations, Blair helped to bring titles to life that broke the narrative and graphic boundaries at the time — including Warlock 5.
In 2017 we successfully funded the first sequel, The Return, to the original series with your help. And in 2020, with the help of creator and artist Den Beauvais, we successfully retouched, revised, and funded the Omnibus of the original series, with two extra issues that had never been released.
Now we're back with the follow-up to The Return! This picks up right where The Return ended.
This is the first of a three-issue graphic novel - it'll be 20 pages of full-color artwork, and the floppy will only ever be available through Kickstarter and will be limited to a small run of 1000 copies.
Bullets & Bleedthroughs 5E RPG // Launches 8/9
Welcome to the world of the Now, an unforgiving place settled by survivors from the dead world of Before. Crooked Folk stalk the dusty Inland, pouncing on travelers too stupid to hide behind a town wall. Leicesterites spread their rite across the lands, sniffing for bleedthroughs full of Before treasure. Bird-Riders race on their ten-foot tall birds towards loot and carnage.
In the absence of Papa Lucy and the Family, Magicians rule over the scattered Towns. They practice the lost magical arts of that world, even as civilization slips through their fingers. Forbidden and operating in secret are the Jesusmen, an outlawed order of knights-errant, tasked with guarding the settlers from otherworldly predators. By shotgun, mark and word, they guard that thin veil between the worlds.
You are a new Mob, a wandering gang determined to survive by any means. The Water-Barons rule the muggy rot of the Riverland, and the farms of the Overland are watched by well-armed Coin-Riders. The only place left for you is the Inland, a place of dust and flies, where only the brutal survive.
The Funky Fish Artbook // Launches 8/16
Why fish? I’ve gotten that question a lot.
It’s as simple as just wanting to draw fish. A few years ago, I realized I wasn’t very good at drawing fish and decided to practice. It turned into a somewhat daily exercise. These drawings are the result.
I hope you like them.
This coffee table art book will be a 208-page, 9"x7" hardcover with over 100 unique fish designs in black, white, and greyscale.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Fans of Shane Lacy Hensley’s Deadlands RPG series are chomping at the bit for more Deadlands, and folks, it’s time! The first Deadlands graphic novel, Dead Man’s Hand, is live on Kickstarter!
Dead Man’s Hand is a collection of one-shot stories set in the Weird West world of Hensley’s Deadlands, featuring stories from some of the industry’s top creators.
The Kickstarter features a 6.63″x10.24″ hardcover of 100 full-color
pages and backer rewards including sketch pages, character bios, game
content to add to your Deadlands’ campaigns... and a sneak preview of the first all-new Deadlands comic series debuting later this year!
Want to know more about Outland’s licensing?
Outrider Publications Outland’s newest imprint with Pinnacle
Outland Entertainment Licenses Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s Game Properties for Fiction
Outland Welcomes C. Edward Sellner and Greg Cox as Licensing Team
Friday, April 1, 2022
Outrider Publications, the imprint from Outland Entertainment and Pinnacle Entertainment Group, announces Rippers: Soul Changers, the first original novel based on the roleplaying game, Rippers: Resurrected.
Inspired in part by the original Penny Dreadfuls, Rippers is a world where agents of good fight a secret Cabal led by vampires, demons, and deranged scientists bent on ruling the world. Monks, priestesses, inventors, mages, hunters, soldiers, and explorers come together, determined to thwart the Cabal — even if it means replacing their body parts with those of the monsters they kill.
When Ripper agent Mizzi Kaspar hears of the Hapsburg heir Prince Rudolf’s death, she almost hopes it’s true. Instead, she fears her former lover has been turned by Baroness Mary Vetsera, Dracula’s most devious lieutenant. Vetsera’s evil machinations seem aimed directly at Mizzi, the Rippers, and the Habsburg dynasty. Enter the wildcard: Rey Knappe. Whose side will the enigmatic stranger take? Could his ability to transform from man to demon be a curse or part of Vetsera’s master plan? And if Mizzi trusts him, does she risk only her heart…or an entire Empire?
Rippers: Soul Changers is written by author, editor, and screenwriter David Boop, whose written works include She Murdered Me with Science and The Drowned Horse Chronicle. Additionally, he edited and contributed to the bestselling Straight Outta weird western anthology series. Rippers: Soul Changers also features haunting illustration work by Zoe Bones.
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Outrider Publications, the newly announced imprint from Outland Entertainment and Pinnacle Entertainment Group, is delighted to announce its first new Deadlands project: a star-studded anthology edited by New York Times Bestselling Author, Jonathan Maberry.
From the fractured Great Maze of California to the wide-open deserts of Arizona, from the supernatural to the peak of steampunk, Deadlands is a rich world filled with horrors, held back by desperate heroes risking their lives and, sometimes, their very souls.
Maberry, who wrote the first full-length Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers, was eager to return to the “weird west” for new adventures, and this time he’s brought a whole passel of word-wranglers with him. “Deadlands is pure fun. It has such a vast creative range that allows writers to tell virtually any kind of story. Players of the game have always been thrilled by the unlimited aspects of gameplay, and writers like the crew we have lined up will be able to tell tall tales that are weird, wild, creepy, funny, scary, thrilling, and uniquely their own…while still fitting solidly in this universe. Readers are going to be taken on one heck of a ride!”
Among the straight-shooting writers joining the ride for this first rodeo are such talents as Jeffrey Mariotte, Seanan McGuire, Aaron Rosenburg, Cullen Bunn, James A. Moore, David Boop, and the creator of Deadlands himself, Shane Lacy Hensley.
More details will be coming soon, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to get all the latest, Pardner!
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Outland Entertainment and Pinnacle Entertainment Group are Pleased to Announce the Formation of Outrider Publications!
The Outrider Publications focus is publishing and creating new fiction and comic material based on Pinnacle Entertainment Group‘s library of intellectual property starting with Shane Lacy Hensley’s Deadlands world.
Outrider will be republishing previously created graphic novels Deadman’s Hand, The Cackler, and Raven as premium hardcovers via Kickstarter. In addition, there are two new Deadlands graphic novels currently in production for release later in 2022, one written by Shane Lacy Hensley and the other by C. Edward Sellner.
If you want to be notified when we launch Deadman’s Hand on Kickstarter, you can follow here.
The previously published Deadlands Dime Novels Perdition’s Daughter, Independence Day, Night Train, and others will be revised by John Goff, reformatted, repackaged with new covers and graphic design, and released both in print and eBook format later in 2022.
There is also a Deadlands anthology planned for a late 2022 launch and a 2023 release. More on that in the coming months.
Outrider Publications will also be continuing the anthology series Wendigo Tales, and distributing those into the trade market, along with a Kickstarter later in the year for the second anthology in the series. The second volume will also be edited by Shane Lacy Hensley, with creators Tim Earley, Shanna Germain, Aaron Rosenberg, Simon Lucas, and Matthew Cutter contributing stories.
Outrider Publications will be managed by acting Publisher Jeremy D. Mohler and Editor in Chief C. Edward Sellner in collaboration with Deadlands creator Shane Lacy Hensley.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group is a role-playing, card, and miniatures game publisher best known for their Deadlands and Savage Worlds properties. It was founded in 1994 by industry veteran Shane Lacy Hensley.
Outland will be working directly with Hensley who shared, “When I saw the quality of Outland’s books, I knew Outland was the perfect partner to grow our line of fiction for all our original properties.”
The license represents the first group of properties brought in by Outland’s new Licensing Director, C. Edward Sellner. “My studio, Visionary Creative Services, previously held the license for Deadlands.” Sellner added, “But with Visionary now partnering with Outland as publisher and licensee, I know we can build an amazing line of prose and comic projects featuring the entire Savage Worlds line that will hit the highest marks of quality both Visionary and Outland are known for.”
With the license, Outland will first be re-releasing previous Deadlands graphic novels in all new, high-quality hardcovers, starting with Dead Man’s Hand, launching April 5th on Kickstarter.