An adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic satire with a modern twist and a little more bite.
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In 1729, the infamous Irish author, Jonathan Swift, writes his satirical pamphlet 'A Modest Proposal,' criticizing British rule in Ireland. Swift suggests to impoverished Irish mothers to sell their babies to the rich as food. To Swift's disbelief, this suggestion is taken literally by a group of aristocrats, which transforms them into mindless flesh-eating zombies. Now, Jonathan Swift must expel the zombies and the British from Ireland before it's consumed whole.
This Kickstarter project is to help fund the first 32 pages (1st act) of the graphic novel adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic satire turned on its head. This is a story I've been working on for almost a year and now I'm enlisting the help of artist, Felle Jones http://www.wix.com/graphichermit/mediamunkey, to bring it to life...or death. This unique period piece combines the wit of Jonathan Swift with frilly wigged zombies for a dramatic yet darkly comedic commentary on both 18th century and modern imperialism.
The funds raised from this KickStarter project will be put towards paying the artist, printing and shipping costs, and kickstarter/credit card fees needed to complete the project. The goal is to fund this compelling story and kick start the completion of the entire graphic novel, plus any future adaptations to the screen (fingers crossed). All those who help fund this project will be duly acknowledged for the support in any subsequent adaptions.
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Nov 10, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012 (52 days)
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Get a PDF copy of the screenplay's first act via personal email from the writer.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Previous reward, plus a PDF of the completed comic.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous rewards, plus a hard copy of the completed comic.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous rewards, plus a special thanks to you on the back cover and the PDF of the feature-length screenplay so you can find out how it all goes down!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous rewards, plus the artist's rendition of you as a zombie being killed by Jonathan Swift in the form of a poster and being featured as one of the zombies on the back cover.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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All previous rewards, plus writer, Danny Shutler, will arrange to meet you somewhere in the greater Los Angeles area for no less than an hour at your behest. Possible activities include but not limited to signing comics, talking about comics, administering writing advice, doing laundry, washing dishes, walking your dog, or any other PG-13 activity...although watching a rated R movie is perfectly acceptable.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012