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.
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