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Filmmaker Mike McCarthy returns to kill the comic strip punk he created 22 years ago inspired by Cult movies Big Daddy Roth & EC's MAD!
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In 1993 cartoonist John Michael McCarthy (JMM) wrote and illustrated 13 black & white pages of HELVIS, a "southadelic" tale of a monsterific rock n' roller in search of the decades he was made from. HELVIS received wisdom from William C. Gaines, kisses from Tura Satana, and a roller coaster ride piloted by his former incarnations: REBELVIS, PSYCHEDELVIS, and ELVICIOUS! Then JMM began to make movies and abandoned HELVIS on the tracks. Now it's time for a comeback! After 22 years, JMM returns to finish the comic strip adventure of HELVIS. Please help fund HELVIS and make this comic book a reality!

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I am an Elvis fan. Heck, I'm from Tupelo! I am currently working on several Elvis-oriented projects in Memphis, including Saving the Mid-South Coliseum where Elvis performed three times. Rock n' Roll, Comic books and Movies matter a lot to me and the art I'm involved in. Sometimes I put too much on my plate, but this is the project that will lead me back to my first love which is comic books. Delays may occur but ultimately they always lead back to the subject matter of HELVIS and the comic book art that will result. Afterward, finding a publisher could be a problem, but if that is the case I will publish the book online.

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    DECAL! A limited run HELVIS decal drawn by creator John Michael McCarthy (JMM) and designed by Josh Horton!

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    COLORING BOOK! A lovely 24 page black & white collection of John Michael McCarthy (JMM) cartoons from past Fantagraphics publications and unpublished works. All signed and numbered. Get out your crayons!

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    T-SHIRT! Black art print of HELVIS by JMM on a high-quality white t-shirt by Arthouse T-Shirt Shop in Memphis Tennessee!

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    SILKSCREEN POSTER! Three Color Design on black poster paper 24x36 signed and numbered by creator-artist JMM (Mike McCarthy). Limited to ten posters.

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    ORIGINAL ART! 8 x 10 pen and ink rendering of HELVIS drawn by JMM.

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