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The murderous monsters of urban legends have belonged to the ages. Now they belong to Jimmy Crumb

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STRETCH GOALS ADDED ON 7/15: Firstly, thanks so much for being so generous, supportive, and all-around awesome. On to the stretch goals! 

We really wanted to do something different and something based on content more than anything else, so here's what we came up! 

$5,500: Backers with the $10 tier and over will get a digital, additional, original Bloody Mary short comic story. That’s right, a murderous tale about Bloody Mary herself when she encounters someone who says her names the requisite three times. And she is in for a surprise.

$6,000: All backers with the $15 tier and over will have their Monsters of Jimmy Crumb graphic novel bumped up in pages and the Bloody Mary story will be printed inside.  

$6,500: Backers with the $10 tier and over will get a digital, additional, original Nightmare Killer short comic story. A creepy tale about the Nightmare Killer himself and what happens when he enters one of his victims dreams. A victim like no other.

$7,000: All backers with the $15 tier and over will have their Monsters of Jimmy Crumb graphic novel bumped up in pages again so that both the Bloody Mary and Nightmare Killer stories are printed inside.   

WHAT IT IS:The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb is a printed, 64-page, original, horror graphic novel. It will be broken into three twenty-one-page parts so it can be distributed digitally to Kickstarter backers (if they choose) as each part is completed. 

The book is a horrific slasher story featuring urban legend monsters like Bloody Mary, the campfire-killer Cropsey, and the Nightmare Killer. More than that, it's a character-driven look at stolen innocence and self-destructive revenge.  

The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb is for mature readers due to violence and language.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Everything changed when eight-year-old Jimmy Crumb's childhood was stolen from him. Now Jimmy can't throw a baseball, but he understands the rules of the urban legend monsters exquisitely and can make them murder for him. He has a hard time with math, but he can draw you a map of the regions of hell.  

Jimmy uses these skills to brutally exact revenge while pretending there's still a normal child inside him. Only his friends, teachers, and the police are starting to catch on. Starting to realize Jimmy might be a monster himself.  

It will be up to Jimmy whether he can cling to what's left of his humanity or if he becomes one of the very urban legends he's been using. 

WHO MADE IT? It's created and written by James Patrick, an award-winning writer who's worked on books like Batman, Star Trek, and creator-owned comics like Death Comes to Dillinger. James Patrick's work has been critically-praised by websites, reviewers, and pros such as Warren Ellis, Mark Waid, Sterling Gates, and Joshua Hale Fialkov.  

It's drawn by Jen Hickman, an astonishing newcomer who's worked on comics like The Dead. The cover is by Goni Montes, the extraordinary cover artist on Clive Barker's Next Testament.

WHERE'S THE MONEY GO? The money goes into the production, marketing, distribution, and any other expenses of Jimmy Crumb. The $4,000 goal does not cover all expenses - not even half -  but is enough to bridge the gap necessary to make the book.     

Any additional revenue made from Jimmy Crumb goes to James Patrick making more books through 21 Pulp, the new imprint production studio begun by James Patrick and others. Jen Hickman and Goni Montes are paid talent for the Monsters of Jimmy Crumb.

AWESOME PRODUCT AND INCENTIVES: The book and all incentives for the Monsters of Jimmy Crumb will be of a professional quality and utilizing all the skills and experience of our talent. Included in these incentives are a set of six, exclusive-only-to-Kickstarter trading cards which feature Jimmy's monsters. 

 T-shirts.

Original art. 

Sketches. 

 Posters and prints. 

And here's a look at more pages and concept work from Jimmy Crumb. 

Risks and challenges

Like any Kickstarter project, there are risks and challenges. These include financial mismanagement, talent dropouts, delays, poor product, and even psychological breakdowns. We promise:

• To have calculated our costs to the dollar so there are no surprises.

• All scripts are finished and we are prepared to hire and use another artist in the event of a last resort.

• To have plotted out our deadlines realistically, but to communicate in the event of minor delays and not have any major ones. So far, all initial deadlines have been met at this early stage and are an excellent gauge of what's to come.

• That everyone involved is professional, experienced, and has made professional-quality and even critically-acclaimed comics before.

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    A DROP OF BLOOD: You get our thanks and that fuzzy feeling for donating.

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    LACERATIONS: You get everything above and a taste of Jimmy, including a PDF of the twenty-one page Part 1, and PDFs of behind the scenes concept work, designs, characters, and other elements.

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    A STAB: Everything above + a PDF of the finished OGN, along with PDFs of parts 1 and 2 as they’re completed.

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    EVISCERATION: This is the real deal. Everything above + the print-copy of the OGN sent right to your door.

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    DECAPITATION: Everything above, and now all physical items signed by James Patrick.

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    MULTIPLE HOMICIDE: Everything above and your choice of an 11x17 POSTER of the cover, or two 8 1/2 x 10 PRINTS of the monster of your choice, or . . . the KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE TRADING CARD SET. This is six (see page) trading cards which showcase each murderous monster, including monsters not yet revealed. Each card also has stats on the back, including how many murders they've accumulated over the years.

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    SLAUGHTER: All of the above and all of the choice items in a combination pack. You get (along with the PDFs, print OGN,and all physical items signed), the poster AND the trading cards and now ALL FOUR prints of the monsters.

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    MASS MURDER: All items above plus a Monsters of Jimmy Crumb T-shirt.

    PLUS you enter the acknowledgment tier. All backers from here on get their name mentioned in the acknowledgement page of the PDFs and printed book.

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    MOUNTAINS OF BODIES: Everything above, plus an interior sketch by Jen Hickman inside the book, Jen's signature, and a top-tier acknowledgement in the backers section.

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    GENOCIDE: Everything above plus an 11x17 pencil and ink commission by Jen.

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    EXTINCTION: Everything above + an original art page from the book signed by Jen.

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    APOCALYPSE: Everything above + you get to be drawn into the book. You can even be murdered if you like.

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    JIMMY KILLED THE UNIVERSE: Everything above + you get your very own personalized cover. Your very own single-issue print run of you on the cover with any monster you choose. It can be a team-up pose or you can be murdered.

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