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A modern and magical Halloween tale told in a 40-page full-color comicbook by artist Amy Reeder & writer Brandon Montclare.

The Comic: Eve has an imagination that’s more than active—it can be downright dangerous!  Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night...  The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real!

HALLOWEEN EVE is a 40-page (32 story pages plus other content) full-color comic, due out in October 2012 to celebrate Halloween.  It's a stand-alone, self-contained tale of magic and adventure.  It's geared toward teen and adult audiences.

The Creators: Artist Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu) teams with writer Brandon Montclare (Fear Itself: Fearsome Four).  Although we loved our various projects at Marvel and DC, we both feel its time to do something creator-owned.  We'd like your support, and that's where Kickstarter comes in...

The Kickstarter: All money raised will go toward production costs to make HALLOWEEN EVE and to give supporters some cool rewards.  Later in the summer we'll be announcing a publisher that will help us package and distribute our comic.  But since this book is 100% creator-owned, there's no publisher's financing.  Our Kickstarter goal is enough to bridge the gap and get a copy of the book in the hands of readers in 4 months!  So if you enjoyed our past work, support creator-owned comics, and want to see HALLOWEEN EVE become a reality, we have some great rewards for you. And remember: you're only charged if we make our funding goal.

Now check out some art...

HALLOWEEN EVE cover
HALLOWEEN EVE cover
"TAKE ONE" b&w promotional art
"TAKE ONE" b&w promotional art

We've shown a preview of HALLOWEEN EVE to a few comics creators, and here's what they said...

"Halloween Eve is incredible! Amy Reeder breathes such unique and beautiful energy into her artwork and Montclare's script keeps right up with her, adding life to this heartbreaking story and its wonderful characters." -- Jeff Lemire (Animal  Man, Sweet Tooth)

“This book is great!  This book is beautiful!”--Frank Quitely (Batman, All Star Superman)

"Original, creative, and beautiful. This book is killer.  Some of the highest-caliber stuff coming from the indy world. With Brandon and Amy, you're in good hands." --Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe the Barbarian)

“Trick or Treat??? All Treat! Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder come together to bring you a one-shot that can’t miss.” --Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One)

"It's always exciting to see Amy's phenomenal art and here she is working with the guy who first steered us together on Madame Xanadu!  I'm sure Halloween Eve will deliver the holiday thrills...and a good story to boot!" --Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage)

Here's some pages...

HALLOWEEN EVE page 01
HALLOWEEN EVE page 01
HALLOWEEN EVE page 02
HALLOWEEN EVE page 02
HALLOWEEN EVE page 03
HALLOWEEN EVE page 03

Samples of rewards...

A sample of Amy's $100 "Commision" reward.
A sample of Amy's $100 "Commision" reward.
A sample of Amy's $30 "Sketch" reward.
A sample of Amy's $30 "Sketch" reward.

FAQ

  • Yes! Kickstarter still doesn't allow you to select multiple rewards, but simply put in a pledge with the total dollar amount of all the stuff you want, select one reward, and then send us a message requesting the other rewards you want added to the package. We'll send a message back confirming everything so there's no misunderstanding.

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  • Unfortunately it's really expensive for us to send stuff outside of the US. We ask that if you're in Mexico or Canada that you add $5. If you're in Europe & Australia, $10-15 or more. Send us a message if you have any questions or if you're from somewhere on the globe not mentioned above!

    One of the best ways to help us manage costs on international packages is to consider ordering multiple rewards. There's a reward for 3 copies of the book for (share the extras with friends!); or you can order both prints (they're equally awesome!); or something like that!

    Whatever you do, don't worry! We'll get your rewards to you.

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    As a thank you to all our supporters, we'll be sending out a weekly behind-the-scenes email. We'll share sneak peeks at artwork; production stuff like sketches, script snippets, black & white art; short audio podcasts with Amy & Brandon; Q&A with readers, and other fun stuff!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! To kick off this Kickstarter, the first 100 readers to pledge $10 or more can receive one signed & numbered (limited to 100) version of the comic! Signed by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare. Plus:an exclusive HALLOWEEN EVE holiday greeting card, featuring character artwork and some clever words.

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    The 40-page COMIC signed by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare. Also: an exclusive HALLOWEEN EVE holiday greeting card, featuring character artwork and some clever words.

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    INSIDER PACKAGE. Signed copies of both the full script as well as Amy's rough layouts. This is for anyone who's interested in the creative process. Plus one signed comic and one greeting card!

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    THREE copies of the comic, all signed by Amy & Brandon. Plus one holiday greeting card.

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    SKETCHED HOLIDAY GREETING CARD. Amy will sketch a headshot of one of the Halloween Eve characters (her choice) into the greeting card (see example posted in the "About" section). Plus one signed comic!

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    LIMITED EDITION BLACK & WHITE PRINT. An 11" x 17" black and white print featuring the "Take One" promotional art (see example posted in the "About" section). This wil be signed & numbered by Amy Reeder (limited to 50). Exclusive to Kickstarter. Plus one signed comic and one greeting card!

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    Expand your library with a signed copy of MADAME XANADU Vol. 1: DISENCHANTED (DC/Vertigo; art by Amy Reeder) as well as a signed set of the 4-issue miniseries FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (Marvel; written by Brandon Montclare). Plus one signed comic and one greeting card!

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    LIMITED EDITION COLOR PRINT. An 11" x 17" full-color print featuring the cover artwork (see example posted in the "About" section). This will be signed & numbered by Amy Reeder. 100 will be available on Kickstarter, and 100 will be for sale at comic conventions. Plus one signed comic and one greeting card!

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    TEN copies of the Halloween Eve comic, all signed by Amy & Brandon. Plus one holiday greeting card.

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    SCRIPT/PORTFOLIO REVIEW. Brandon will put on his old editor hat (he edited books at DC and Vertigo including Batman, All Star Superman, Hellblazer) and personally review and critique your script (up to 22 pages) or art portfolio. We can do this over the phone or on Skype. Plus you get one signed comic and one greeting card!

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    DRAWING LESSON/PORTFOLIO REVIEW! Aspiring artists can sit down with Amy for an hour. She'll review your portfolio, give pointers, and answer questions. Then you'll draw together for a bit. She'll sign any books you want as well. Plus you get one comic and one greeting card. Please note: This will take place in New York City; you need to be in NYC or near it, or have a flexible schedule to visit. Please contact us with any questions or for more details!

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    SKETCH COMMISSION. Amy will draw an inked full figure sketch of any character (your choice!). On 8" x 11" paper (see example posted in "About" section). Amy usually only takes these kinds of commissions at conventions--IF you're one of the 4 or 5 fans lucky enough to get a spot on her list! Plus one signed comic and one greeting card!

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    STORE SIGNING. If you're a comics retailer (or bookseller, Halloween store, or the like), Amy & Brandon will come for an afternoon visit to your shop. We'll sign stuff, show off original art, answer questions, and other fun stuff. We'll also bring 50 HALLOWEEN EVE greeting cards to give away to your customers. Unfortunately this reward is limited to stores in the North East--roughly between Boston and Washington DC (we're both coming from New York City). We'll also need to find a date that works for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or for more details!

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