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KILLING TIME IN AMERICA- a 112 page hardcover ADULT graphic novel  by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & CRAIG WEEDEN with art by JUSTIN NORMAN
KILLING TIME IN AMERICA- a 112 page hardcover ADULT graphic novel by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & CRAIG WEEDEN with art by JUSTIN NORMAN
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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! 

THE HARDCOVER art by DAVE JOHNSON
THE HARDCOVER art by DAVE JOHNSON

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

Preview art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts
Preview art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts

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. 

Preview art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts
Preview art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts

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! 

It's not all doom and gloom...mostly.
It's not all doom and gloom...mostly.
Preview art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts
Preview art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts

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! 

Sample interior art by Justin Norman
Sample interior art by Justin Norman

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.

More sample art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts
More sample art by Justin Norman and Paul Mounts

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

This is the censored DAVE JOHNSON print for his pledge level at $44.
This is the censored DAVE JOHNSON print for his pledge level at $44.
REWARD #8: Limited print by JUSTIN [MORITAT] NORMAN
REWARD #8: Limited print by JUSTIN [MORITAT] NORMAN
REWARD 11: The censored, rough pencil cover drawing of the AMANDA CONNER limited edition cover
REWARD 11: The censored, rough pencil cover drawing of the AMANDA CONNER limited edition cover
REWARD 13: Random art postcard by either DAVE JOHNSON-AMANDA CONNER-JIMMY PALMIOTTI AND A MYSTERY GUEST.
REWARD 13: Random art postcard by either DAVE JOHNSON-AMANDA CONNER-JIMMY PALMIOTTI AND A MYSTERY GUEST.
Trailer promo piece.
Trailer promo piece.

THE TRAILER: 

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.

$43,000:  

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.

Random Acts of Violence Digital Stretch Goal
Random Acts of Violence Digital Stretch Goal

$50,000:

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!!

Writers bios:
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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    THE DIGITAL BOOK:

    For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter exclusive edition of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA that you can read over and over and over. You also get our undying love and gratitude for backing the project as well, which as we all know, is something we all can use these days. This is a great way for those overseas to save on shipping costs yet still get a great reward!

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    WRITER'S PROCESS DIGITAL SPECIAL

    See how the leap from words to pictures happens. For this amount, you get the digital download version of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA, as well as the original MOVIE SCREENPLAY written by Craig and Jimmy and what the book was based on. This is the screenplay currently being shopped for a feature film and a tiny bit different from the graphic novel. This is great for anyone learning how to write screenplays, craft dialog, create pacing, directing or how to adapt other material. One day, when this film is made, you can truly enjoy how Hollywood goes in and makes changes to the original vision and script during the process.

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    DIGITAL EXECUTIVE PACKAGE

    For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter exclusive edition of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA that you can read over and over and over. In addition to this package, you receive a digital copy of the trades of SEX AND VIOLENCE: VOL 1 & 2 and a bonus of the digital copy of the Killing Time Screenplay!

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    PAPERFILMS DIGITAL COLLECTION

    With this tier, you can catch up on some of the sexy PaperFilms titles. You will get a digital download versions of: the Kickstarter exclusive edition of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA; DENVER; KILLSWITCH; TRIGGER GIRL 6 and PAINKILLER JANE: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM. That's right, 5 amazing digital titles in one amazing tier! Also included is the KILLING TIME IN AMERICA digital screenplay

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    KILLING TIME IN AMERICA HARDCOVER

    The key tier is right here. You get the limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive, KILLING TIME IN AMERICA hardcover edition with the Eisner Award winning DAVE JOHNSON cover. This tier will only be signed by JIMMY PALMIOTTI. This will be a limited edition of the book. We are only printing this version for Kickstarter pledge totals and limiting it to just this campaign. This will be done Print on Demand [POD] and will be the only place to get KILLING TIME IN AMERICA with this cover and print version. This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well.

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    KILLING TIME SIGNED EDITION:

    This edition will be signed by authors JIMMY PALMIOTTI and CRAIG WEEDEN and cover artist DAVE JOHNSON! You get the limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive KILLING TIME IN AMERICA DAVE JOHNSON cover. That’s right, 3 exclusive signatures for this tier! Make your friends jealous of how many amazing creators you know with this version! This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well.

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    THE JUSTIN NORMAN ART PRINT EDITION

    You get the Dave johnson Hardcover edition, signed by Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden, and you get a very limited edition of the JUSTIN NORMAN art print (example shown) Signed by the man himself. We are limiting these to 60.

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    THE DAVE JOHNSON PACKAGE!

    You get the KILLING TIME IN AMERICA Hardcover – DAVE JOHNSON cover, signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, Craig Weeden and Dave Johnson. Also included with this package, you get a limited edition Dave Johnson SIGNED - ADULT material - colored print. This is a limited tier package, there’s only so much Dave to go around! This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well. ADULT WARNING: This print features nudity, Dave’s kind of big on that.

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    PAINKILLER JANE-KILLING TIME collection

    You get a copy of the hardcover KILLING TIME IN AMERICA book with the Dave Johnson cover, signed by Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden, and you also get two (2) PAINKILLER JANE trade book collections (Painkiller Jane: Price of Freedom and Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides), both signed by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI - these books together have a cover price of $37 and that’s without the autographs. This tier also includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA.

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    AMANDA CONNER COVER AND PRINT EDITION

    THE LIMITED-EDITION AMANDA CONNER NAUGHTY TOP SECRET ADULT COVER AND PRINT EDITION. edition is an exclusive SEXY ADULT MYSTERY cover for KILLING TIME IN AMERICA that Amanda has done. This tier is LIMITED to the actual Kickstarter, SIGNED by AMANDA CONNER, only available here on this Kickstarter. That's right,this is the only place you can get the Signed cover edition. Not only will you get this amazing, exclusive cover, you will also get a SIGNED LIMITED print by AMANDA CONNER of her cover image for KILLING TIME IN AMERICA special edition. Once these run out, that’s it. This book will ALSO be signed by AMANDA CONNER, CRAIG WEEDEN AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI!
    WARNING: This cover features nudity! Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you. This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well.

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    BOTH HARDCOVERS!

    THE ART LOVER:
    You get both KILLING TIME IN AMERICA HARDCOVER editions – the DAVE JOHNSON and AMANDA CONNER editions, you get both limited edition KILLING TIME IN AMERICA prints and both books will be signed by Amanda Conner- Dave Johnson- Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden. This includes the digital edition of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA. These are limited .

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    MYSTERY POSTCARD SKETCH EDITION

    THE SIGNED MYSTERY SKETCH EDITION:
    With this tier, you will get a copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA hardcover with the standard Dave Johnson cover. This edition will be signed by authors JIMMY PALMIOTTI & CRAIG WEEDEN and will contain a surprise sketch on a postcard in each package. That’s right, original art postcard sized for you to enjoy. We have on board AMANDA CONNER-DAVE JOHNSON-JIMMY PALMIOTTI and a MYSTERY GUEST. What artist you get is random. The drawing and content is random but probably a sexy lady. Each backer will have a sketch in a sealed envelope for you to enjoy. It may seem like pot luck- but all of them are fun and for adults only. Limited to 21. This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well. See main page for examples.

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    YOU HAVE FRIENDS...

    YOU HAVE FRIENDS PACKAGE: This package comes with 6 copies of the DAVE JOHNSON limited edition KILLING TIME IN AMERICA hardcover. These editions will be signed by the authors, Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden. Gift them to friends, sell them on line, bribe law enforcement, and so on. We don’t care what you do with them…just have some fun doing it! This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well.

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    THE HIGH ROLLER SET!

    We’re not saying this is for people that have a business….nah, we wouldn’t say that. Maybe you have people that purchase a lot of books from you. Maybe you have people that have book hold service with you. You wanna hook them up with some nice copies. 6 books isn’t enough? Here you go. We’ll offer 15 copies of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA standard Dave Johnson cover signed by Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden. We have some limited edition prints remaining from our past Kickstarter projects from talents such as Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and more (all signed). We’ll add in the signed 10 total prints for you to enjoy.

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    Mystery Box

    You get THE HARDCOVER of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA standard Dave Johnson cover, signed by Amanda Conner –Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden - You also get a bunch of random comic books ALL SIGNED by Amanda and Jimmy, our choice... as well as some other odd junk we find laying around the house including some music, signed convention swag, DVD’s, and whatever else we can dig up. We will fill that box to the top with all sorts of weird crap. You will get your money’s worth and more. Ask around, everyone likes these monsters. Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya punk? Limited to 20. This includes a digital copy of KILLING TIME IN AMERICA as well. Limited to 20 and US backers only at this time (sorry overseas folks, we got a budget).

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