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It's Die Hard with Vampires! The world's deadliest vampire assassin thought he had hunted them all to extinction. He was dead wrong. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Comics
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 12, 2013.

It's Die Hard with Vampires! The world's deadliest vampire assassin thought he had hunted them all to extinction. He was dead wrong.

Los Angeles, CA Comics
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About this project

What is “CLAN OF THE VEIN”? 

 - Written by NEO EDMUND 
- Artwork by NEIL D’MONTE and JASON WALTON
- Edited & Produced by NEAL FISCHER

“You were taught to be afraid of the dark. Now you will learn to fear the light.” 

Clan of the Vein is an action-packed graphic novel about Ian MacBane - history's most deadly vampire turned vampire assassin. Fueled by relentless determination, MacBane tirelessly hunted the world for countless centuries until he had exterminated every last vampire. With his quest seemingly complete, he became damned to live an immortal existence as a warrior without a war. Taking refuge in an ancient castle on an uncharted island off Hy Brasil, where he survived on an alchemic serum that suppressed his thirst for human blood.

His isolation ends when a squad of vampires called the Children of Judas attack. His belief that he had exterminated the vampire menace was dead wrong. The last remaining vampires have joined forces to locate an ancient artifact that would give birth to a new generation of monsters. The location of this lost artifact is locked deep in the abyss of MacBane's forgotten past and his enemies will stop at nothing to force him to remember.

SO WHAT WE NEED!

All funds raised on Kickstarter will go directly to the completion of the graphic novel (i.e. page rates for the colorist and letterer as well as printing costs, marketing, and promotions). 

Additional funds beyond our target goal of $25K will allow us to expand the graphic novel and create additional pages of art. 

We need your help to get the rest of the pages colored and lettered!

WHO COMES UP WITH THIS STUFF?

Co-Creators Neil D’Monte & Neo Edmund wanted to make a throwback to the violent action-filled vampire comics - no glittering vampires here. In fact, the antihero spends part of the story in a weakened, deteriorated form. When D’Monte initially drew the character of MacBane, he had award winner Viggo Mortenson in mind. As for the comic book artwork and storyboarding aspects of the film, D’Monte is going for Blade-style action sequences and the awe-inspiring visage of What Dreams May Come to craft this violent love story. 

MEET THE TEAM! 

     *** Molly Celaschi, Neal Fischer, Neo Edmund & Neil D'Monte ***

NEO EDMUND (Co-creator/writer) has worked in the entertainment industry as a writer, story development executive, and a film producer for over ten years. As an author, he has written for film, television, feature animation, and comics. 

NEIL D’MONTE (Co-Creator/artist) is an artist and film actor. A graduate of the USC School of Fine Arts, he began his career as a comic book artist. In his ten year movie career, he has acted and storyboarded several films.

NEAL FISCHER (film producer, graphic novel editor) has worked in the entertainment industry for ten years as writer, director, producer, development executive and talent manager. Most recently, Neal produced the indie film Sushi Girl.

MOLLY CELASCHI (Publicity Manager) is film producer, publicist, and press agent from California. Molly founded Malena Public Relations, and is currently working as a publicist to filmmakers and artists.

JASON WALTON (Colorist) has worked professionally as an artist for over 10 years. He has worked in the print, role-playing game and video game industry.

INCENTIVES TIERS

We came up with some pretty cool props and collectibles for you! Please select your pledge items and packages just to the right. • Digital downloads of the CLAN OF THE VEIN: The Girl of Hy Brasil  -graphic novel. • Signed copies of the CLAN OF THE VEIN graphic novel. • A limited edition 8 x 10, black and white lithograph by Neil D’Monte. • ORIGINAL page layouts, storyboards and artwork directly from the graphic novel. • An 11 x 17, black and white illustration of YOU fighting one of our vampires. • Autographed postcards from Neil D’Monte and friends • Limited Edition T-Shirts • Props directly inspired from the graphic novel including vampire fangs/talismans, vampire suppressants, vials of vampire blood, and a necklace pendant. 

Clan of the Vein Vampire Species Blood Vial prop
Clan of the Vein Vampire Species Blood Vial prop
The Pennangallan bust
The Pennangallan bust
Clan of the Vein - The Dog Handler!
Clan of the Vein - The Dog Handler!
Clan of the Vein - Red Skull Warrior
Clan of the Vein - Red Skull Warrior
Immortal Masks!
Immortal Masks!
Eyes of Indigo tier - Hoodie, Blood, creature contacts, and more!
Eyes of Indigo tier - Hoodie, Blood, creature contacts, and more!

THE FINAL WORD

Clan of the Vein comic page
Clan of the Vein comic page

THANK YOU so much for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter project. You can follow updates here and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we will be sharing our progress on putting the graphic novel together. Spread the word about 'CLAN OF THE VEIN' and help us share our passion project! 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClanOfTheVein 
Tumblr: http://clanoftheveinfan.tumblr.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ClanoftheVein
Instagram: http://statigr.am/clanofthevein
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/malenaprstar/clan-of-the-vein-graphic-novel-feature-film/
Publicity: www.MalenaPR.com

All artwork and concept designs are owned, copyrighted, and trademarked by Clan of the Vein .

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenges for this project are the actual cost of creating, polishing & completing the artwork and then the physical printing/production of the book. As most of the writing and conceptual artwork is already well on its way, once we have funding, we can finish the process of creating all the pages for this exciting world setting with this amazing character. We have already started some page layouts, and have a few to share with you, but the level of funding we reach will determine how long we can make the graphic novel, what subplots can be included or need cut, what fight scenes could be expanded upon with more awe-inspiring artwork, etc. We have a really awesome story to bring you one of the best graphic novels of the year!

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    $5 reward

    7 backers

    GRAB A QUICK BITE - A special THANK YOU on the Clan of the Vein Facebook page.

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    $10 reward

    18 backers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PDF of Clan of the Vein graphic novel and 2 Wallpapers.

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    $20 reward

    12 backers

    DIGITAL DUO! - PDF DOWNLOADS of A Tale of Red Riding: Rise of the Werewolf Huntress by Co-Creator Neo Edmund, the full Clan of the Vein graphic novel, and 2 Wallpapers.

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    $25 reward

    40 backers

    GRAPHIC NOVEL BUNDLE - AUTOGRAPHED Clan of the Vein graphic novel (signed by Neo and Neil), Mini Poster, Postcard, 2 Downloadable Wallpapers

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    1 backer

    CALENDAR BUNDLE - Limited edition 2014 Clan of the Vein calendar, plus downloadable Clan of the Vein graphic novel.

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    1 backer

    DELUXE GRAPHIC NOVEL BUNDLE - Includes Graphic Novel Bundle, plus (3) limited edition Clan of the Vein bookmarks.

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    $50 reward

    5 backers

    SUPREME GRAPHIC NOVEL & TEE BUNDLE - Includes Deluxe Bundle, plus (1) Limited Edition Clan of the Vein bookmark, and a Clan of the Vein Mens or Womens t-shirt (specify size)

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    3 backers

    THE WEREWOLF HUNTRESS MEETS THE VAMPIRE HUNTER! - Includes Clan of the Vein Graphic Novel Bundle, plus Co-Creator Neo Edmund's novel A TALE OF RED RIDING: RISE OF THE WEREWOLF HUNTRESS autographed, an 11x17 Red Riding Poster, and the Red Riding Postcard.

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    $65 reward

    2 backers

    PREMIUM GRAPHIC NOVEL BUNDLE - Includes Deluxe Graphic Novel Bundle with the Clan of the Vein HARDCOVER edition, plus "Children of Judas" Sticker Set

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    $80 reward

    4 backers

    MEGA GRAPHIC NOVEL BUNDLE - Includes Deluxe Bundle with the Limited Edition hardcover edition of Clan of the Vein, (1) Limited Edition Clan of the Vein bookmark, plus Clan of the Vein Mens or Womens t-shirt (specify size).

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    $100 reward

    12 backers Limited (88 left of 100)

    SILVER BULLET BUNDLE - Includes Premium Bundle (Specify tee size.), plus Autographed and Numbered black & white 8x10 DOG HANDLER lithograph (image pictured).

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    $125 reward

    1 backer

    YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED BUNDLE - Includes Premium Bundle (Specify tee size), plus Limited edition 2014 Clan of the Vein calendar, Limited Edition hardcover Clan of the Vein graphic novel, Clan of the Vein Limited Edition "Children of Judas" sticker set, and a THANK YOU on the Official Facebook & Website.

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    5 backers Limited (10 left of 15)

    TITANIUM STAKE BUNDLE - Includes Premium Bundle (Specify tee size.), plus 8x10 Black & White "Death Sketch" of YOU as a Vampire Character Fighting Ian MacBane (Black & White, Autographed - Limited Edition), drawn by Co-Creator Neil D'Monte.

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    $175 reward

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    BLOOD PACKAGE - Includes Your Days Are Numbered Bundle (Specify tee size), plus Clan of the Vein VAMPIRE SURPRESSANT PROP, (3) BLOOD VIALS vampire species (Image Pictured), and a Limited Edition 8x10 NEUNTOTER LITHOGRAPH (signed, numbered).

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    $200 reward

    2 backers Limited (13 left of 15)

    EYES OF INDIGO PACKAGE - This is co-creator Neil D'Monte's personal package and includes Autographed hardcover of Clan of the Vein Graphic Novel, 2 Downloadable Wallpapers, Clan of the Vein Limited Ddition "Children of Judas" Sticker Set, a THANK YOU on our official facebook & website pages, this package also includes:
    1) A custom Purple COTV Hoodie with Orange, yellow and black "skull wings" on back.
    2) A pair of Purple contacts, like our vampire's eyes.
    3) 1 Bloodchef blood vial - add to a gallon of water for a gallon of organic fake blood. (WASHES OUT easily).
    4) Bunraku set of two (2) poker cards from deck given to ONLY cast members. Signed by Neil and actress Emily Kaiho.
    5) ORIGINAL TBK2 (Toolbox Murders) storyboards from upcoming film - set of two (2) included per tier. Signed by Neil and main actress Chauntal Lewis.
    6) Set of Six (6) SIGNED Postcards from some of the films Neil has worked on as an actor

    AND... The FIRST THREE supporters will ALSO get:
    1 of 3 Night of the Living Dead 3D Glasses used at one of the premieres/screenings signed by Neil.
    1 of 3 Bunraku scripts signed by Neil and Emily Kaiho (Momoko).
    1 of 3 Day of the Dead film scripts signed by Neil and MAD TV actor Pat Kilbane (Scientist).

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    RAW PACKAGE - This is Clan of the Vein's editor and producer Neal Fischer's personal award tier and includes items from the film he produced, SUSHI GIRL, starring Tony Todd, Mark Hamill, Noah Hathaway, James Duval, Andy Mackenzie, Cortney Palm, etc. It includes (1) Sushi Girl DVD, (1) Limited Edition Official Promotional Lobby Card (signed*), (2) pairs of Limited Edition Official Sushi Girl Chopsticks, (1) Official Sushi Girl T-Shirt in your chosen size, (1) Official Sushi Girl Falkore Plumbing Work Shirt, (1) pair of Official Sushi Girl Panties, (1) Official Sushi Girl Limited Edition Theatrical Poster (signed*), in addition to (1) Limited Edition hardcover edition of Clan of the Vein (signed by Neal, Neil & Neo), (1) Limited Edition Clan of the Vein bookmark, plus (1) Clan of the Vein Mens or Womens t-shirt (specify size). And THANK YOU on our official facebook & website pages. *signed by Neal Fischer, several cast members and artist Manthos Lappas.

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    $500 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    ART COLLECTOR PACKAGE - Includes Your Days Are Numbered bundle (Specify tee size), plus HOODIE, and (5) Limited Edition 8x10 original artwork LITHOGRAPHS (signed).

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    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    ARTIFACTS AND RELICS PACKAGE - A Collectors dream! TWO original "bust" statues.
    The PENNANGALLAN bust, sculpted by Paul J. Mendoza (Mortis Rex, Panzer 88) and the SKINSUIT bust, sculpted by IAN LOME (of Amalgamated Dynamics, Ian sculpted Wolverine's Claws for X-MEN: WOLVERINE). Both busts signed & numbered. This package also includes everything in the TITANIUM STAKE BUNDLE (Specify tee size.).

    Also, for the first TWO backers at this tier, we will include a set of (2) ORIGINAL storyboards from a project Neil D'Monte worked on (VH-1's PRETTY FIERCE), signed by Neil.

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    ALCHEMIST PACKAGE - ORIGINAL PORTRAIT of YOU as a vampire. Work with artist Manthos Lappas on a Vampire Character concept based on a photo of your choice to create a Digital Image and printed 27x40 standard-size poster.

    Package includes an 27x40 official movie poster of SUSHI Girl, painted by Manthos, the Your Days Are Numbered bundle, plus Clan of the Vein Vampire Suppressant Prop, (3) Vampire Species Blood Vials (Image Pictured).

    Both posters signed by Manthos worked on several films as a concept artist, painted the movie poster for Sushi Girl, painted covers for books, graphic novels, music albums and over a decade of art in card and role playing games.

    (Buyer must provide an 8x10 image of the person for concept art piece, and specify tee size.)

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    RESURRECTION PACKAGE - YOUR LIKENESS and/or NAME featured as a Vampire in an upcoming Clan of the Vein graphic novel. YOU, yes YOU, will be immortalized by the Clan of the Vein team! We will discuss with you adding (1) ENTIRE PAGE for your custom-made character. Did MacBane murder your wife? Did MacBane save your child 500 years ago? It is up to YOU and the creators of Clan of the Vein to create a storyline to fit YOUR personal character. If the graphic novel is developed into a feature film, YOUR character may make it into the movie too! And you get to keep ALL the original sketches and the penciled page of your character's artwork signed by artist Neil D'Monte. Includes Your Days Are Numbered bundle. (Specify tee size, Must provide picture for rendering).

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    THE IMMORTAL PACKAGE - CREATE YOUR OWN VAMPIRE MASK! Work with the Clan of the Vein creative team and Hollywood special effects & makeup masters at Immortal Masks, to create an original one of a kind silicone vampire mask! YOUR mask will be featured as a character in the Clan of the Vein graphic novel, and if the graphic novel is developed into a feature film, YOUR character may make it into the movie too! Includes ALL original sketches and the penciled page of your character's artwork signed by artist Neil D'Monte. This prize also includes a visit to Immortals 6000 square foot facility to see how a Hollywood FX shop works and meet the creators (travel & lodging not included). Includes Your Days Are Numbered bundle. (Specify tee size, Must provide picture for rendering).

    UPDATE - We are adding MACBANE'S JOURNAL & MINIATURE SWORD REPLICAS to this package as an added bonus! (note: the swords are not sharp nor a weapon. They are small replicas only.)

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    PRINCE OF DARKNESS PACKAGE - Become the Executive Producer of Cotv graphic novel! Includes Executive Producer credit in the printed graphic novel, on the official Clan of the Vein website, and on social media. Also, as Executive Producer, you can choose to work with Neil D'Monte or Manthos Lappas on a Vampire Character concept based on a photo of your choice to create either a Digital Image (27x40) standard-size poster or YOUR LIKENESS and/or NAME featured as a Vampire in an upcoming Clan of the Vein graphic novel. Plus the Your Days Are Numbered bundle, FIVE (5) original penciled comic book pages, one (1) original 8x11 Character Concept Design sketch, one (1) Clan of the Vein Vampire Suppressant Prop, THREE (3) Blood Vials vampire species (Images Pictured). All artwork signed by artist Neil D'Monte. (Images Pictured)
    UPDATE - We are adding MACBANE'S JOURNAL & MINIATURE SWORD REPLICAS to this package as an added bonus! (note: the swords are not sharp nor a weapon. They are small replicas only.)

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Funding period

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