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Lucky is the story of a newly turned zombie trying to make his way through his new (un)life.

First, check out the comic here

THE PROJECT: 

Lucky is a 100-page graphic novel that explores horror tropes by telling a zombie story from the less human side. It tells the story of Mack, a garbage man whose life is changed forever when his typical route is disrupted by a zombie outbreak. Unable to fight off the zombies, Mack is bitten and becomes one himself. The story continues as we follow Mack on his journey as a newly turned zombie.

The idea for Lucky was conceived after watching a horde of zombie movies, mainly the ones by Romero. I realized that there are few, if any, zombie stories told from the perspective of a zombie. All zombie fiction centers on a small group of survivors trying to combat the force that is the undead. So I set out to write a story told through the eyes of zombie. 

The project is written by Jerry Willoughby and illustrated by Zane DeGaine.

The first 5 pages of the book can be found at luckythecomic.com

Zane has been the artist on Mondo Atomic: Plan 9, available on Graphicaly. More work from Zane can be found at degainedesigns.com.

WHERE YOU COME IN:

This project is going to be drawn over the next year and will take up the majority of Zane's time. The money will allow Zane to devote the time needed to work on this project over the next year, as well as cover the production costs of the book. We plan on having the book completely done by the end of 2012 and will begin the publishing process shortly after.

INCENTIVES:

In addition to the incentives on the right, everyone who contributes will get their name in our special thanks page in the finished copy of the book, both physical and digital versions.

One of the images that will be etched into the shot glass: 

The contributing artists for the pin-ups are:

Zane DeGaine

Phil Bednar

Joe DellaGatta

Jenny Frison

David Lindsay

Olivia Scheibe

Elliot Scott

Matthew Zucker

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    DIGITAL COPY- Digital PDF of the book when it's done. You'll also get a digital copy of the intro, the first 13 or so pages well before it is released to the public. Your name will also be included on the thank you page of the physical copy of the book.

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    SHOT GLASSES- You will receive a set of 4 custom shot glasses. The designs on the shot glasses will include: a brain, Mack's head, and a garbage can full of body parts. You will also receive the digital copy of the book.

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    ***NEW INCENTIVE as of 3/18. PIN-UPS ONLY- Set of pin-up posters drawn by various artists, including Jenny Frison, Phil Bednar, Joe DellaGatta, and Zane DeGaine. You will also receive the digital copy of the book. NOTE: The Signed Copy incentive below does NOT include the pin-up posters. It includes the digital copy of the book.

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    SIGNED COPY- You'll get a copy of the book signed by the writer and artist with a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which will never be used again. You will also receive the previous reward.

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    SIGNED COPY + SKETCH- You'll receive a signed copy of the book, with a sketch of Mack drawn by Zane on the inside cover. Mack will be saying whatever you want in the sketch. You will also receive the digital copies.

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    PIN-UP POSTERS- Set of pin-up posters drawn by various artists, including Jenny Frison, Phil Bednar, Joe DellaGatta, and Zane DeGaine. You will also receive the digital preview issue and the physical copy of the book with the Mack sketch.

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    COMMISSIONED ILLUSTRATION- Full body illustration of any character of your choosing drawn by Zane. This will be a full color illustration drawn on 8.5 x 14 bristol board. You will also receive the digital preview issue and the physical copy of the book with the Mack sketch.

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    BE A ZOMBIE- Get yourself drawn into the book as a zombie. You will most likely be seen and then get killed (again) within a panel or two. You will also receive the digital preview issue and the physical copy of the book with the Mack sketch.

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    GET KILLED BY A ZOMBIE- Get yourself drawn into the book as a human trying to stop the zombie horde. You will definitely be killed by a zombie shortly after being drawn. You will also receive the physical and digital copies of the book with the Mack sketch

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    PAGE OF ORIGINAL ART- You will receive a page of the original art from Lucky drawn by Zane, drawn on a 8.5 x 14 bristol board. You will also receive the digital preview issue and the physical copy of the book with the Mack sketch.

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    BE A SUPPORTING CHARACTER- You will be drawn into the book as "scientist number two" who has a supporting role at the end of the book. The scientist will be named after you, and drawn to look like you. The scientist is featured in several pages and has dialogue. Gender or age doesn't matter. Be a part of Lucky forever. You will also receive the digital preview issue and the physical copy of the book with the Mack sketch.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT- Your name will be included on the credit page as an associate producer of the book. You will also receive the digital preview issue, the physical copy of the book with the Mack sketch, the entire set of pin-up posters, AND the original artwork for one of the covers for the book.

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