FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET is a bad ass, white knuckled, bullet riddled, tongue-in-cheek, gore-filled zombie kill-fest.
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We are heading into the stretch run with FMvsOWSvsZ!! To entice new backers (or previous ones) to bid (with less than a day left) I am adding a page to the graphic novel for any bids in the last day. I will also add a page for any established backer who upgrades from their previous bidding level. And last but not least - I AM GIVING ALL BACKERS A PIECE OF ORIGINAL ART FOR SUPPORTING THE PROJECT (IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN A REWARD THAT COMES WITH ORIGINAL ART YOU WILL GET A SECOND PIECE AS A BONUS). So join in, get some free art and let's make this as big a graphic novel as possible. THANKS AGAIN!!!!
On November 7th of 2011 legendary comics writer and artist Frank Miller posted a scathing letter on his website http://www.frankmillerink.com/ about the members and followers of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Miller called the movement…
…a pack of louts, thieves and rapists…an unruly mob…fed by putrid false righteousness.
He went on to say the young people at the heart of the movement were…
...a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.
Needless to say, Mr. Miller’s comments did not go away without response. Many people retaliated verbally with comments like…
Dear Frank….I used to be your biggest fan. You’re now dead to me.
The young Frank Miller would look at what you’ve aged into and be sick.
Comic and pop culture websites all over the world caught wind of the story...a few agreed with Miller - most others, well...not so much. Even fellow comics legend Alan Moore had a few choice words for Mr. Sin City. The Watchmen scribe was quoted as saying that if the Occupy Movement had been...
"...a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d (Miller) be more in favor of it."
Needless to say - regardless of which side of the argument you stand on - it all makes for an interesting story...and an even more interesting Comic Book.
It’s in that spirit that I present to you…FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES!!
Let’s get ready to rumble…in one corner you have Frank Miller - comic legend, Hollywood heavy hitter - arguably the most powerful voice in the comic medium over the last 30 years.
In the other corner you have Occupy Wall Street - the 99%. The united voice of a disenfranchised nation dedicated to finding fairness and equal opportunity within a corrupt capitalist environment.
Our story takes place at the doors of a major corporation. Hundreds of the Occupy Movement on the sidewalks surrounding its corporate headquarters.
At the same time down the street is a major comic and sci fi convention. Their key note speaker? None other than Frank Miller himself.
An idealistic young girl, Kerry Kelly, breaks off from the movement to angrily confront Miller and challenge him to back up his harsh and hateful words.
Back at the corporate headquarters an untested weaponized gas is used on the movement in an attempt to disperse them - instead it mutates them into a pack of mindless flesh eating zombies. Soon the enraged zombies attack everyone, creating more zombies. It's not long before streets are filled with walking death.
To survive, Miller and his new Occupy companion must team up against a horrofic common enemy hell bent on tearing them apart all while trying to stop the corrupt corporation from selling its new found weapon of death to the highest bidder.
It’s a bad ass, white knuckled, bullet riddled, tongue-in-cheek, gore-filled zombie kill-fest of action and dark political comedy.
Whichever side you’re on - Miller or the Movement - you’ll thrill to the ADVENTURE OF AMERICANS ACTUALLY FIGHTING TOGETHER AND NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER all in the name of stopping corporate corruption and zombie destruction.
FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES!! will be printed in two very distinct and different editions.
One print run will be a standard sized 32 page comic.
The other will be a perfect bound graphic novel edition that features expanded story and art not available in the 32 page edition. The final page count of the perfect bound graphic novel is yet to be determined.
You may be asking yourself - why is it that I don't know how many pages my graphic novel will be? Well, this is where the real fun begins…
Through various levels of pledging I am letting you, dear reader, decide how many pages this finished story comes down to. If enough people choose the ADD-A-PAGE-OPTION the graphic novel could become a huge, massive thing topping out at nearly 500 pages in length.
That’s right, I am just crazy enough to commit a project that might actually be pushing 500 pages in length when all is said and done. But if that's what the fans want...that's what the fans get. Power to the People…
Speaking of pledges, not only do I have several featuring original artwork available but I have two that feature opportunities for you or a loved one (or I suppose an unloved one too) to be killed by or become Zombie!!!
This whole experience is about having fun and giving the people a choice - so exercise your rights and help produce the book you want to see to your specifications.
The funds raised on Kickstarter will go to all phases of production, marketing and printing. I am currently working as a freelance writer. If enough people choose to pledge and add pages to the project this could literally become a full time job for the next 8 months to a year. Only time will tell. I'm excited about it either way.
The end product is going to be a fun blast of dark comedy, action and zombies. I hope you choose to make FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES a reality.
(Creator's Note: Frank Miller vs Occupy Wall Street vs Zombies!!! is a parody and is meant to be viewed as such (think of it as a long political cartoon or a segment of Mad Magazine.) It is not meant to nor does it represent the real life views or ideas of any living person, persons or organizations.)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A $1 pledge gets your name listed in the production credits on our POWER TO THE PEOPLE page in both the standard comic edition as well as the larger graphic novel. (Unlimited)Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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COMIC RETAILER INCENTIVE DEAL # 1 - If you own a comic shop (first and foremost, God bless you, keep fighting the good fight) or an online comic outlet here is a deal for you. $20 gets you six (6) copies of FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES!!! (includes shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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$25 gets you a first print copy of the FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET Graphic Novel (Final page count to be determined by the fans – more on that later).Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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$30 gets you a copy of standard comic size 32 page edition as well as a copy of the ''page-number-to-be-determined'' full size graphic novel. (Final page count to be determined by fans - more on that in the next pledge segment)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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COMIC RETAILER INCENTIVE DEAL # 2 - For those of you who own comic shops or deal in comics via online outlets here is a deal for you...twelve (12) copies of FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES!!! plus shipping for $38.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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This $40 pledge level changes everything...literally. How many pages in the graphic novel edition of FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET you ask? Well, each time someone chooses this option they get a copy of the standard 32 page comic edition as well as the graphic novel. The kicker is we add a page to the graphic novel – expanding the overall page count in the process. Depending on the number of people choosing this option the graphic novel (and story) can expand by leaps and bounds. A 40 to 45 page story could quickly become a 400 to 450 page monster graphic novel !!! Lets see how big we can make FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET…...the choice is yours....Power to the People!!!! (400 maximum)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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This is the "add-a-page option" on steroids. A $75 dollar pledge gets you a copy of the standard size 32 page comic, a copy of the graphic novel, an increase in the number of pages in the graphic novel by one and your very own page of original artwork (randomly chosen) from the graphic novel. I want to give away the 70 best pages of original art from this book in an effort to make it a monster size edition. If you like my art style, collect original art, love (or hate) Frank Miller, respect the Occupy Movement or just dig flesh hungry Zombies this option is for you. 70 maximum)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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A pledge of $150 allows you to BECOME A ZOMBIE AND GET KILLED BY FRANK MILLER!!! This is your chance to be in a comic book and graphic novel!! With this pledge you submit a photo of you or your choice of friend or loved one to be drawn into the story as a monsterous zombie being taken down by Frank Miller. In the end you get a copy of the standard 32 page comic, a copy of the graphic novel, your specific page of original art featuring your Zombie visage as well as the glory of being destroyed by Frank Miller. (10 maximum)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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This pledge of $150 allows you to BECOME A MEMBER OF OCCUPY WALL STREET AND BE TORN APART BY A ZOMBIE!!!. Very similar to the previous pledge but this time you are a member of the Occupy Wallstreet movement. Your submitted photo will have you or your friend or loved one drawn into the story being ripped apart by zombies. Like the other previous option you get a copy of the standard 32 page comic, a copy of the graphic novel, the original art featuring your zombie demise and the knowledge that you fought the good fight before becoming an undead snack. (10 maximum)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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A $350 pledge gets you the original variant cover art featuring a Zombie in a familiar “Dark Knight Returns” cover pose. – This pledge gets you a copy of the standard 32 page comic, the yet-to-be-determined-page-number graphic novel and the original cover art that features a Zombie replicating the cover pose from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns # 2. (1 available)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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This is the ULTIMATE ARTISTS EDITION Pledge – Three lucky backers will get the opportunity to become a creative part of FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET. This option gives you 10 copies of the graphic novel with a ONE OF A KIND exclusive cover that will be specifically created for you……by you. That’s right; you (or a friend of loved one) create the cover for this extremely personal limited edition of the graphic novel with a new first page certifying you as the exclusive creator of that covers edition. The 10 copies printed for you will be the only copies printed with “your” exclusive cover- making them a truly LIMITED collectible for you, your family and friends. (3 available)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013