Sparrow & Crowe has a Diamond Order Code!

Due out in the May Edition of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, the first issue of our comic book now officially has an order code!

You can go to your local comic book retailer, and ask them to order Sparrow & Crowe from Diamond! The order code is: MAY121179, and the book is located in the HERMES PRESS section of Diamond’s catalog!

Check out our full page ad that will appear with the solicitation for the first issue!

Sparrow & Crowe #1 in Diamond Previews

 

Sparrow and Crowe makes its Kickstarter goal!

Sample Art by Jared Souza, Adapting the audio series "Wormwood"

Sample Art by Jared Souza, Adapting the audio series "Wormwood"

The Kickstarter campaign to raise money to cover creative expenses on the upcoming Sparrow and Crowe comic book met its goal of $4,000 last Sunday, and currently has six days remaining. It will be the first creator-owned comic book at Hermes Press when it launches in 2012.

“We’re thrilled by the response,” says Jeremy Rogers. “Fans of the audio show returned to show their support, as well as a lot of comics fans who saw our pitch and the art and want to get behind this new series.”

With a commitment to publish Sparrow and Crowe as a creator-owned comic book mini-series by Hermes Press, writers Accampo and Jeremy Rogers, and artist Jared Souza began the Kickstarter campaign as a way to cover further marketing and production expenses. Sparrow and Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles is a comics prequel to Accampo and Rogers’ successful Wormwood audio show, which ran as a podcast from 2007 to 2011. Many of the devoted Wormwood fanbase came to their rescue and donated money through buying exclusive CDs of the show’s soundtrack, signed copies of the upcoming first issue, bound copies of the first Wormwood script, and other Wormwood rarities.

Hermes Press had also donated several books for the team to sell at a discounted price and, with only a week left, they are hoping to sell off the remaining items:

  • Two full sets of The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies, featuring the first three volumes. With volume 1 currently out of print, they are still selling the set for only $100 (a cover price value of $150 each set)
  • An entire set of Buck Rogers: The Complete Newspaper Dailies, volumes 1 through 5, being sold for $175 (from a $250 value)
  • One copy of Buck Rogers: The Complete Newspaper Sundays-Volume One for only $50
  • Both volumes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Complete Series for only $50 (half off from cover).

The books can be purchased with a pledge at the Kickstarter page, along with the other Sparrow and Crowe items, including original art pages from Jared Souza.

“We’re offering Jared’s original art for issue one as a series of tiered pledges-the more you pledge, the earlier you get to select from the pages of issue one,” says David Accampo. “On top of that, we’ve added something very special for our final week: for $75 each, you can buy Jared’s original ‘adapted’ pages of Wormwood art. These are scenes from the audio drama, adapted to comics by Jared that he used to approach us. Totally unique and very, very cool!”

With the first issue of Sparrow and Crowe set to debut in summer of 2012, the creative team are already in a better-than-expected position to comfortably deliver the caliber of comic book they feel worthy of the fanbase that are helping to make it possible.

“The Kickstarter has not only built up anticipation with Wormwood fans-it has the creators fired up,” says Jared Souza. “David and Jeremy are delivering script pages that, as both an artist and a Wormwood fan, are surprising, tightly paced and very fun to draw.”

“And we couldn’t be happier with Jared’s visualization of these characters – the perspective and atmosphere he creates has inspired our scripts as we progress,” adds Jeremy.

The Kickstarter page for Sparrow and Crowe can be found here. The campaign ends on Thursday, November 24th at 8:55 PM Eastern time.

For press inquiries, contact Chris Irving at [email protected]

 

Sparrow & Crowe on Fanboy Comics!

Guest contributor Kristine Chester gave Wormwood and Sparrow & Crowe a wonderful write-up in her column at Fanboy Comics this week!

Kristine writes:

Many compare it to the television series Twin Peaks or The X-Files for its use of both supernatural and mystery elements.  Wormwood lasted for three seasons and has deservedly earned a lot of praise for its storytelling, memorable characters, and snappy dialogue.

And also mentions our Kickstarter campaign, as well as our recent Fuzzy Typewriter discussion:

 If you’ve listened to the show and are helplessly hooked, as I am, you can donate to the Sparrow & Crowe Kickstarter here, which contains more information on donation prizes and the project.  And, if you’d like to learn more from the creators about WormwoodSparrow & Crowe, or the road to creating the comic, you can check out Fuzzy Typewriter’s special Sparrow & Crowe episode.

Thanks for the wonderful praise, Kristine!

 

Sparrow & Crowe on Brews & Books

Brews and BooksIf you’re not familiar with Josh Christie’s fabulous Brewsandbooks.com website, you should be. Josh is a bookseller and beer aficionado — and he’s developed a great taste for both (and the pairing of the two).

Josh recently did a little write-up and call-to-action for Sparrow & Crowe:

Titled Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles, the series brings back two characters from the audio series Wormwood, which ran from 2007 to 2011. The drive for funding is taking place on Kickstarter, and it’d certainly be appreciated if you kicked a few bucks towards Dave and his crew. Given the quality of their last project, you can bet it will be money well spent. Almost any donation snags you a copy of the first issue, so it’d be foolish not to donate. Right? #math

Thanks, Josh! We can’t wait for you to pair The Demoniac of Los Angeles #1 with something dark and devilish!

Sparrow & Crowe Reviewed on Paperkeg

Panels from Sparrow & Crowe

Over at paperkeg.com, Jon Stump, who read the 11-page ashcan mini-comic of Sparrow & Crowe, gives a nice little write-up and mini-review:

It was a quick and fun read. It’s also right up my alley being a crime/mystery/occult style book. I seriously eat these kinds of things up. This is why I am sharing this with you, because I would love to see this book be published.

Thanks, Jon!

You can read the full write-up here.

A “Making Comics” conversation on the Latest Fuzzy Typewriter Podcast!

The Fuzzy Typewriter PodcastOn the latest episode of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast, Dave Accampo and Paul Montgomery (host of Fuzzy Typewriter and former Wormwood staff writer) sit down and discuss The Sparrow & Crowe comic book, delving into the history of Wormwood and the creation of the characters of Doctor Xander Crowe and Sparrow by Dave and Jeremy Rogers, starting back in 2006.

Dave also talks about being approached by Jared Souza to adapt Wormwood, and then all the processes involved in creating a new story for comics and shopping it to publishers.

It’s an insightful conversation that gives a lot of insight into both the creative and production processes for the new series.

Download the podcast from iTunes, or stream in here.

Sparrow & Crowe on The Deceptionists Podcast!

The Deceptionists: Truth through FictionAs a co-host of The Deceptionists, a creative writing workshop podcast, Dave Accampo had the chance to talk a little about the Sparrow & Crowe comic book on the show’s most recent episode, which discusses NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month!

It’s a great discussion on the trials, tribulations, and successes of NaNoWriMo, but Dave also takes a few minutes to talk about the Sparrow & Crowe Kickstarter campaign, and to shed a little light on the characters and the story! There might even be a spoiler or two buried in the conversation!

You can find The Deceptionists on iTunes, or go directly to the episode here.

Kickstarter Updates! More rewards!

We’ve got some new Rewards we’ve added to the site since our Kickstarter launch, and we wanted to share them with you.

First, on our Facebook page, it’s been noted that some of our diehard Wormwood fans are clamoring for more Wormwood Memorabilia! To that end, we’ve added a few rewards aimed at our longtime audio show fans!

Update #1 – we added an ALTERNATE $25 reward that’s our Audio Fan Reward. With this pledge, rather than receiving a script of the first issue of the comic book, you’ll receive a script of the FIRST EPISODE OF WORMWOOD (“The Coming Storm”) signed by Dave Accampo, Jeremy Rogers, and Rob “Sheriff Bradley” Grindlinger!

Kickstarter Memorabilia Reward Update #2 – as of this writing, we’ve added a VERY RARE Collector’s set to the Kickstarter campaign! This set include rare promotional materials from the past few years of Wormwood:

  • A Wormwood: Crossroads promotional postcard
  • A Wormwood: Revelation promotional postcard (with EXCLUSIVE Xander Crowe Flash Fiction STORY printed on back! Only printed on these cards!)
  • A 5×5 16-page sampler book for Wormwood & the Five Fingers of Glory – a rare print edition that showcases a few of the Five Fingers stories.
  • The Sparrow & Crowe ashcan mini-comic — ultra rare with a cover that won’t be used in the final book! This is the pitch book we used to land our publisher, so this comic contains additional insights into the “Demoniac” story arc. Only 75 of these books were printed, so these are extremely rare — a must-have for the Wormwood completist.
Only 20 of these very rare sets are available! We’ve dipped deep into our reserves to pull these pieces together for you!
We hope these added rewards help to bring some of our many fans out to help support the book! We really want to bring you this next chapter for Sparrow & Crowe (the prequel you’ve been waiting for!), but we still need your support!

 

Sparrow & Crowe on Do Some Damage

Crime writer, blogger, and podcaster Jay Stringer blogged about our Sparrow & Crowe project on the Do Some Damage blog, a site dedicated to crime fiction by writers of crime fiction. Jay says:

I could write about why it’s a good project to help out, or what the story is about, but they’ve already done it.

Check out Jay’s write-up here.