Hello again and welcome back to Kickstarter #10 for the crew of PAPERFILMS. This time we are raising funds to produce a HARDCOVER edition of our newest 112 page GRAPHIC novel entitled: KILLING TIME IN AMERICA!
This story follows a group of European killers, posing as a vacationing family, coming to the United States to film their killing spree, and the detective that is after them. This story contains graphic violence and sexuality and is for ADULTS ONLY.
This book features the writing of JIMMY [ HARLEY QUINN-JONAH HEX-PAINKILLER JANE] PALMIOTTI and CRAIG [MIA'S GIFT (novel)- DIAMOND PAYBACK(screenplay) WEEDEN .
This book features the art of JUSTIN [JONAH HEX, HARLEY QUINN] NORMAN, aka Moritat, the colors of PAUL [AVENGERS, HARLEY QUINN, X-MEN] MOUNTS and the lettering and design of JOHN J HILL. Above and below you will find some examples of the unlettered pages from the book. We think they are stunning. The red lines in the art are for the Kickstarter campaign only and will not be in the book. The bars are required by Kickstarter for the adults-only main page.
KILLING TIME IN AMERICA is a 112 page, hardcover, our third hardcover since QUEEN CRAB and RETROVIRUS! We have listened to you guys and gone this route once again!
The amount of money we are asking will directly be going to the printing production of this hardcover graphic novel, the special edition prints, pay to the talent and to pay everyone involved, but the authors. They worked for free on this project in order to have this story printed!
We've got some exciting tiers available for our backers, ranging from digital versions for those overseas who face high shipping costs, to signed editions, exclusive prints, limited AMANDA [HARLEY QUINN, BEFORE WATCHMEN, PAINKILLER JANE] CONNER covers and original art by the team including Dave Johnson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and another mystery artist.
To wrap up this beautiful hardcover, we have JOHN J. HILL designing the interiors and exteriors of the book, as well as doing all the lettering. John has worked with us on a number of projects in the past and his eye for detail and design makes him the best in the business. Check out his work here if you don't believe us: http://johnjhilldesign.com
Finally, we were going to go with the regular teaser of art in the video section, however, we thought the idea of doing a film trailer for the graphic novel was a fun idea. Armed with a super limited budget and unlimited imagination, my buddy Chris R. Notarize grabbed his camera and went crazy and shot this beauty for our campaign. A little about Chris:
Chris is a 2005 graduate from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in animation, specifically acquired to become a more efficient filmmaker. Majoring in Stop-Motion Animation, (a sub-genre in which films like "Corpse Bride" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" are created), Chris learned various techniques in the art of special FX making, from makeup and prosthetic work to set design and prop building.
Upon his graduation, Chris had already amassed nearly twenty short film credits to his name and by 2017, eclipsing well over 300. Some of his more notable works include the very popular online horror fan film, "The Nightmare Ends on Halloween”, a horror short that brings Freddy, Michael, Jason, Leatherface and Pinhead together. The viral PSA-The Powerpuff Girls, which is Chris’ fasted growing video; the notorious online film serial, "The Deadpool Webseries", (which caught the jealous eye of 20th Century Fox) and the fan favorite “Krueger: Tales from Elm Street”, which has been hailed as the definitive origin series for Freddy Krueger by fans and ANOS alumni alike.
In his time, Chris has amassed a notable fanbase via his Youtube channel with over 57,000 subscribers and over 27 million channel views. Chris is currently CEO of his own company, Blinky Productions Inc. He operates out of Long Beach and has produced dozens of commercials, music videos, event coverage, short films and feature films.
We cannot recommend enough you check out his work here. We're thrilled to have him consider our project and thanks again, my friend!
So from the entire KILLING TIME IN AMERICA team, we hope you consider backing any one of the many exciting tiers and join us in this amazing project. We can't thank you enough for your consideration and support. Without the effort of the team and the fans, these projects sometimes don't get to exist! Your support means everything!
Thanks from the entire KILLING TIME IN AMERICA team!!!!
STRETCH GOALS ADDED:
Well folks, we're super thrilled we have hit the initial asking goal by you wonderful fans and know we still have time to get some more wonderful backers involved in the campaign. So as an incentive, we're posting the first two Stretch Goals for all.
Everyone involved gets a digital copy of another sexy and horror filled creator owned titles "RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE"! This 74 page graphic novel was just as fun and exciting to bring to life as Killing Time In America. Every person will get this tier regardless of your level.
If we can get people up to this tier, we've convinced Amanda Conner to craft up another sexy drawing and we'll do a print of the image and get this out to anyone who has done a tier with a physical copy that we have to ship. Yup, this print will be the size of the KILLING TIME IN AMERICA and will be unsigned, however it will be a full color image and just as sexy as her cover being shown. We hope to have an image posted soon to give you an idea. We will make this limited to those with a physical copy tier as an incentive to get more involved.
So let's try to get those Stretch Goals met!
Risks and challenges
As all of you know, the risks of getting a project together like this and looking for the amount we are asking for has many risks, especially if we do not hit the goal.
That said, all of the creatives involved in this project have been paid for their work and the book itself is in its final coloring stages, so if all goes well and you lovely people help spread the word to others, we should be able to hit the goal and have the book printed and delivered with all the cool extras by June 2018.
The biggest challenge we face once the goal is hit, is people cancelling at the last minute. So we please ask that if you commit to a pledge level, try to honor your commitment. We know things come up, hey, we've all been there, however we hope you see this project from our perspective as well.
Another challenge is shipping cost. Please understand, we are not making money on shipping. Sending heavy hardcovers overseas costs a higher amount due to ensuring your package is protected as best as possible. For those concerned about shipping or risk of damage, we'd highly recommend the digital copy.
We are always on top of our Kickstarters, as a lot of you know and communication is key for us, so any questions you may need answered, please contact us on the site and we will get right back to you as soon as we can. As our track record shows, fans and previous backers can attest, we do what is right for all involved. We hope that shows and means a lot to you!!
Craig Weeden is PaperFilms co-founder Jimmy Palmiotti’s screenwriting partner. Their film adaptation of the graphic novel BACK TO BROOKLYN, which Jimmy created/wrote with PREACHER’s Garth Ennis, is currently in development with Lotus Entertainment. Craig and Jimmy have five scripts on TRIOEntertainment’s slate, as well as numerous screenplays with various producers. A graphic novel based on their original screenplay KILLING TIME IN AMERICA is scheduled to be published in early 2018.
On the solo front, Emmett Furla Oasis Films has Craig’s crime thriller DIAMOND PAYBACK under option. Brantlinger Entertainment has two of his hour-long TV shows under option. Craig’s dramedy thriller DEAD EXECUTIVES CLUB is being shopped.
Craig earned an MA English and MFA Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas (Woo. Pig. Sooie!) His work has been published in over 100 literary and general magazines, including The Southern Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, Cimarron Review and Tennis. He’s listed in A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, the International Who’s Who in Poetry and at Poets & Writers. Mia’s Gift: A Muzzles the Manatee Story, a middle-grade novel Craig wrote with his wife, Victoria, won multiple awards. A collection of his poems, Yachting in Arkansas, is available from Amazon/Kindle.
Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award winning comic book creator with a wide range of experience and background in advertising, production, editorial, film writing, production, media presentation and video game development. Just a few of his clients include Nike, Disney, Warner Brothers, Lion’s Gate, Fox, and New Line, 2KGames and THQ Nordic.
Co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights and the current PaperFilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, Frank Tieri and Paul Mounts.
With PaperFilms co-founder Amanda Conner, they are currently working on the highly-received Harley Quinn series and other Harley Quinn related titles for DC Comics, in addition to several upcoming DC related projects. Garnering national attention and sales results, the team continues to receive accolades for their work on these titles.
He has several creations currently in film development: Random Acts of Violence, Monolith, Back to Brooklyn, and Painkiller Jane [starring and produced by Jessica Chastain for Freckle Films Production].
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