Vampires vs Elves! Werewolves vs Reindeer! Naughty vs Nice in an epic battle! SANTA VS DRACULA! This time...It's Seasonal!
'Santa vs Dracula' is full color graphic novel about Count Dracula invading Santa Claus's workshop 3 days before the Christmas holiday with an army of monsters (Frankenstein's Monster, Mr. Hyde, Invisible Man, the Wicked Witch of the West, etc) in order to gain Santa's ability to enter people's homes at will. Of course, Santa has his own allies and they aren't about to give the big-guy up without a fight!
Created by Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power, who also did the comic strip 'My Cage' for King Features Syndicate (http://www.gocomics.com/mycage) , 'Santa vs Dracula' started as an idea for a side-project web comic, but soon grew past that.
Melissa and Ed soon decided to submit the project to comic publishers as a pitch for a self-contained graphic novel.
The feedback was great. Publishers were interested, and there was even casual interest from a major film studio to hear a pitch once the project was further along. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This is only a casual interest. Nothing definite. The project/graphic novel should be taken on it's own merit)
This led Melissa and Ed to decide this needed to be more than a side project.
The problem? Melissa, the artist, is part of a double-income household, and her income comes from being a freelance artist, and the publisher we want to go with (like most comic book companies besides DC and Marvel) pays only a very small fee up front, and you make the money from the possible royalties.
So, in order to give Melissa the amount of time she needs to devote to the project to publish it like we want to (full color, 175 pages), we are offering a self published, unique, one time, special printing to allow Melissa the money/time she'll need to take the next few months to pencil, ink, letter and color the entire project.
So, here is what we have so far:
* A creative team who have worked together and met deadlines for several years now.
* An interested publisher (provided we can finish the project in time for their next year's holiday schedule).
* Casual interest from a major film studio for a possible pitch meeting.
* Completed script.
* Completed character designs.
* A full page-by-page pencilled lay-out of the art.
What we need? Time for Melissa to complete the project.
The money will go to the production of the book, Melissa's time, and the printing fees to have it printed and shipped.
Below are some of the finished pages of art with which we've pitched the graphic novel:
Hell for the Holidays? Thanksgiving, give way: This 'Black Friday' just got a little bit darker. >:D
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 27, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011
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A 'thank you' on project website and IF we ever get made into a movie, a thank you in the credits of what’s sure to be a perennial favorite for generations to come. ;)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Everything from the $1 reward, PLUS...a PDF file of the finished project, with bonus material, before the printed book is available!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything from the $5 reward, PLUS...a url link to a non-adult url on the website, AND 2 Seasonal 'Santa vs. Dracula' Greeting Cards! Keep one! Dole out season's greetings with the other!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything from the $10 reward, PLUS...an 11x17 'Santa vs Dracula' mock movie poster!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything from the $15 reward, PLUS...a copy of the one of a kind, special edition, first volume of the 'Santa vs. Dracula' graphic novel!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything from the $35 reward, PLUS...either a Dracula or Santa Claus Christmas tree ornament ball!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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