A comedic online graphic novel about a world in the midst of monster takeover and one girl's desperate attempt to save mankind. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 16, 2013.
About this project
This Is The Intro
As you all have hopefully discovered before happening across this page, I did not succeed in my quest to utterly obliterate Katie in the finale of Strip Search. I have no hard feelings about this. I definitely haven't sent dozens of assassins after her in the months since the decision.
Despite it being the cause of my humiliating defeat, I am in love with my project. It is my child. It was going to grow up and blossom into a glorious and rich story if not for the fact that I LOST STRIP SEARCH (smashes flower pot against wall in fit of passion)
This Kickbuster is the embodiment of my hope that other people liked the sound of my story as much as I do, and are willing to help me make this a real thing.
The Tale Of This Chick
The Last Halloween is an online black and white comedic graphic novel that follows the adventures and misadventures of Mona Merkins, an average ten year old girl.
It's Halloween and she's all dressed up and ready to go trick or treating, when it becomes apparent that there isn't going to be any trick or treating this year. Monsters have been set loose upon the world and are intent on extinguishing all human life. Humanity's only hope rests with Mona and a squad of dysfunctional undead youngsters. Will this be our last hurrah or will humanity live to see the morning after.... the Last Halloween ?
Mystery, intrigue, passion, all of these are words that make things sound very interesting, so I listed them here.
What I Will Do With Your Money
With this Kickslammer, I intend to fund Volume One of my long-in-the-works online graphic novel, which is my heart, my soul, my everything. JSPH was never intended to be my main comic. It was always a gateway for TLH. When I was chosen for Strip Search, I thought "Gee whiz! Maybe I can finally publish my online graphic novel when I win" BUT WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT
However, if this Kipkicker is successful, I will be able to launch The Last Halloween website and update it once weekly for 9 months, starting in late October of 2013. Each update would consist of, on average, three inked 11x17 inch pages. At the end of the nine months, I will have reached the end of Volume One, at 110 pages.
And to all those JSPH fans who need their fix, never fear, I love JSPH and will continue to update while TLH is airing. I will update JSPH until I die. I'd just like a chance to show people what else I'm capable of.
"But What's In It For Me?" You Ask
As this is a Kamjammer, there are all kinds of glorious prizes just waiting for you to back them! Take a look over there at all the things you could get, they're pretty great. In fact, you don't even have to go all the way over there f you don't want to! I drew you all of them, right here under these words. Go under these words wow look down there
Nearly everyone gets a recording of me telling them a scary story. Who wouldn't want that? Play it in the car on your way to work! Use it as a babysitter! Why pay someone to look after your baby when you can play my sultry tones to soothe their untamed baby spirit?
Even at a low level, you could get a fabulous illustrated PDF of a recipe for Sadness Brownies, so that when you feel hopeless and miserable, you can have brownies. Not guaranteed to make you happy, but at least you'll have something to dry your tears.
If you pledge a large enough sum of money, I'll even work with you to create your very own personal monster that is the most terrifying thing to you, and if you are exceptionally rich and lucky, maybe you'll even get to have a death scene in the comic! Guaranteed to be a grisly one.
Oh, and if you don't back it, you might die when the monsters take over because you won't have known what was going on. Back my Kantstriber if you want to live.
Do you see that pun up there? Good stuff. I came up with that myself, you know.
Reach for the stars:
$25k Exclusive 4th Mystery Button for all backers at or above $35 WE HIT IT!
$30k A Spoonsborous (JSPH's loading symbol) lapel pin for all backers at or above $50 WE HIT IT!
$40k Abby gets a Cintiq, and her very first 100% digital drawing will be included as a print for all backers at or above $65. The drawing will be based on a randomly selected suggestion made by backers. WE HIT IT!
$50k A Kickstarter-exclusive “Crank up the C, crank up the D” shirt for all backers at or above $75 WE HIT IT!
$60k Tupper Ware Remix Party 11x17 full colour print for all backers at or above $60 WE HIT IT!
$75k I will shoot a short horror film starring Creepy Painting, a digital copy of which will be available to all backers at or above $25 WE HIT IT!
$95k I will get the full-size Strip Search cast tattoo (3 empty panels and a speech bubble) and livestream the event. It's my first, be gentle. I will also move to Seattle. WE HIT IT!
$100k I will be able to buy nice music software/equipment and make nice music (the sample in the video was made by me). Each backer gets a free download of the 4-song TLH Volume 1 EP from bandcamp! WE HIT IT!
$110k I will choose two words from submissions by backers and do a 90-minute livestream in which I make a comic based off those two words, with special guest Mike Krahulik (who will just be hanging out). In other words, I will do a live elimination challenge. Berating is encouraged. A high-res download of the comic will be available to backers at or over $25. WE HIT IT!
$150k In this Stretch Ghoul, I wonder why I should limit myself to only C and D. Why not F? Why not J? Amy T Falcone and I will videotape ourselves trawling for all manner of letters in the happenin streets of Seattle. We gonna hit up this city in search of some red hot L, some real smooth G, and some rock hard Q. Examples of my methods can be found in this informative comic. The video will be made available only to backers at or above $25!
$200k NEW:I will extend the update period from nine months to 13 months, two new tracks will be added to the aforementioned EP, and I will do a handstand of joy!
$250k I will get drunk on a livestream with my cat and every backer is invited to come hang out with Drunk Abby, who talks about mostly dinosaurs and cool extinct crocodylomorphs. She will learn you a thing.
$1 MILLION I will dress as Dr. Evil and Spoons will be Mini Me and we will buy some sharks so we can put lasers on their heads then we will blow up the world
If you are smart you will back this Kumguzzler
Risks and challenges
there is no challenge I cannot overcome! Even if my drawing hand gets cut off I will learn to draw with my stub. Not even my left hand. The left hand is a cop out. MY STUB.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Will there be a print edition as a Stretch Ghoul? I want to touch this project and lick it and go to bed with it cradled in my arms!
Not right now, sorry bubs! This project is nowhere near where it'd have to be for a book as it stands right now. It would likely take over a year to fulfill that reward, and that's without throwing in a bunch of awesome bonus material. Shhhh guys shhhh it's okay
Can I mix and match rewards or add on rewards I want? This reward tier I signed up for is full of stuff I don't want!
I am very sorry guys, but nope! At this point I have nearly 2,000 backers, and I am but a mere 20 year old who will be doing most of the packing and shipping on her own. If I had very few backers I could hand-craft each reward package with love and care with whatever the backer desired (within reason), but if I get 2,000 people who all want a different combination of orders, I'll end up getting lynched for sending everyone the wrong thing.
Pledge $5 or more
3 weeks early access to the first and second updates of The Last HalloweenEstimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
PDF of an illustrated recipe for Sadness Brownies, digital pack of three wallpapers, 3 weeks early accessEstimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Pack of three TLH 1'' buttons, digital recording of me telling a scary story of my choosing, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, wallpaper pack, 3 weeks early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
5x7 inch TLH mini print, recording of me telling a scary story, 1'' button pack, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, recording of me telling a scary story, wallpaper pack, 3 weeks early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
Pack of three 5x7 inch TLH mini prints, recording of me telling a scary story, 1'' button pack, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, recording of me telling a scary story, wallpaper pack, 3 weeks early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
11x17 inch Naughty Mystery and Cats/Cars prints from my elimination challenges on Strip Search, recording of me telling a scary story, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, wallpaper pack, early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
Pack of two TLH 18x24 inch posters and one 27x39 inch poster, recording of scary story, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, wallpaper pack, early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
11x17 inch prints of all three comics made by Abby in the finale, recording of scary story, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, wallpaper pack, early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
The T-Shirt designed for the finale, pack of three TLH posters, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, the 1'' button pack, wallpaper pack, and early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $225 or more
12 backers Limited (538 left of 550)
Signed prints of all three comics from the finale as well as the T-Shirt designed in the finale, 1'' button pack, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, wallpaper pack, and early accessEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $300 or more
Mega Print Package: All prints listed, including all elimination prints and 3 mini prints, early access to the first update, wallpaper pack, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, Abby will think about you while making brownies and infuse them with your spirit so you may always be rememberedEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $400 or more
10 backers Limited (340 left of 350)
Mega Print Pack with each print signed by Abby herself, not someone she bought on Craigslist that lives in her basement, wallpaper pack, PDF of recipe for Sadness Brownies, early access to the first updates, and she will send you a video of her telling a bedtime storyEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $575 or more
2 backers Limited (5 left of 7)
You get a private 1-hour livestream with Abby while she draws the first update of TLH, in which you can ask her any questions you'd like (though she is not obligated to answer the silly ones), wallpaper pack, PDF recipe for Sadness Brownies, early accessEstimated delivery:
Pledge $700 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
I will design you a custom-made monster based on what you find the most terrifying, and it will make a cameo in the comicEstimated delivery:
Pledge $850 or more
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
I will design you a custom-made monster, AND you get a death scene in the actual comic.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)
Abby will put your cat on her "C-List", a page of her website with a list of names (or aliases) of all those on her C-List accompanied by a sketch of the cat (from a picture supplied by you) (Please do not send me a picture of your cat's D)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,150 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
Abby will put you on her "D-List", a page of her website with a list of names (or aliases) of all those on her D-List accompanied by a sketch of that person (from a picture supplied by you) (Please do not send me a picture of your D)
She will also send you a picture of her making a sexy face. Each sexy face will be unique.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
Abby will draw you a special elimination-style comic based on two random words selected by you. You will receive a signed print of the comic.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
Abby will draw a 4-page comic based on something you find terrifying or disturbing. She will work with you to create a perfectly chilling comic, which will then be posted on a separate part of the site devoted to nightmares and scary stories.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $3,200 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
Abby will tell you her deepest darkest secret.Estimated delivery:
- (25 days)