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From LA to London

12 actors in 'Dead Exit: The Graphic Novel'

Cast of 12 includes AMC TV 'Making of the Mob' star Rich Graff, Tony Denison of TNT's "Major Crimes", Warner Bros. Records Nina Bergman, rocker-actress Roxy Saint, Ernesto Nodal and ... YOU! 

PROJECT GOAL - $25,000  

WHAT WE ARE FUNDING FOR * Printing & U.S.-shipping 2,500 128-page paperback books * 1 Digital version production * Artists' fees * CineCon Kickstarter edition coin * ISBNs/Bar Code * Miscellaneous advertising * Kickstarter’s 8% (5% + 3) fee + .3 per transaction * Taxes: U.S. Federal Tax, State tax.

Extensive research was done beforehand to secure quality items at great quotes on printing and coin manufacture. After receiving funding, our vendors will be contacted. Our artists will begin full production.

The paperback and digital versions will be coordinated for a targeted June 2017 release. (It takes a bit for an artist to draw!) We will update regularly on our web site, Facebook and Twitter accounts the progress made to assure backers of our progress. 

When the books are shipped, you'll get to see video of that operation. We will assemble a packing team to pack U.S. orders and blog/vlog about the journey to the U.S. Post Office. If you're in the area, stop by and join the 'packing party'! 

Risks and challenges

A normal retail price for a graphic novel this length is $15. We are including shipping because we want it shipped ASAP to you - and being a direct-to-you campaign, the book won't be normally available to you at a brick-and-mortar store. This the BEST way to get DEAD EXIT.

In the 'risks and challenges' section here, a way to spur us on to excellence is the fact that 12 actors have lent their name to the project.
I don't want to let down the backer/reader and I don't want to let down my cast. I want everyone to look back and feel this was worth being a part of. I want you, as the backer, to say, 'Great job! What's your next book and when can I get it?'

That's why we need your help. Regular distribution (such as in stores) makes it 'logistically tough' for an indie publisher to distribute. That's the beauty of Kickstarter...help fund it, we make it, you get it. Simple.

Our core creative team is another way to ensure professionalism. Here's a look at our official bios...

DOUG SHILOH, an internationally-published American writer whose first novel POOKOO won praise and over 6,000 digital downloads. When he was a college student, Doug was a Manuscript Contributor at the prestigious Bread Loaf Writers' Conference at Middlebury College. He worked for a Gannet-owned newspaper, moved to Chicago and became a proofreader. He continued in the pre-press field before turning to the Education field. In between that, he produced celebrity and expert cyber-chat events on AOL in the mid-90s. Guests included Lt. Col. Fred Olivi, co-pilot on the Nagasaki atomic bomb mission, Rudolph Grey (whose book was the basis of the Johnny Depp movie ED WOOD) and the curator of the Houdini Historical Center on the 70th anniversary of Houdini's death.

As for the layout production of the book, color work and design, PETE KNIPSCHIELD has been in the Pre-Press business for over 25 years. His work on NBA legend MICHAEL JORDAN's book FOR LOVE OF THE GAME garnered a 'thank you' in the book's credits. (Look it up!) Pete's task was to take the designer's vision and make it 'press-ready.' That's what he'll bring to the table with DEAD EXIT.

Our hope is that this "Team Effort" will overcome any risks and challenges and give YOU, THE BACKER - confidence in being a part of bringing DEAD EXIT to life...

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    The "It's Not Payday" Reward

    Between pay days? No problem. You like our story but you've only got a buck to spare. Cool idea, so you're saying to us "here ya go!"

    We appreciate anything because this pledge amount DOES MATTER.

    We'll put your name in the Thank You section in the book and our web site.

    You're awesome!

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    Dead Exit (digital version)

    Going on a plane ride? Commuter? Have a digital reading device? Here ya go!

    Get DEAD EXIT - the digital book copy.

    The complete 128 page book + extras in PDF format. Read it on any device that supports PDF. The extras are an extended interview with creator Doug Shiloh, behind-the-scenes looks, variant art, concept art & character sketches and more. Delivered to you directly electronically. Wow, easy!

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    Commemorative CineCoin

    You WON'T find this on TV...only on Kickstarter!

    A MUST for the collector who wants a rare coin or memorabilia piece. How rare? Only 500 are being offered...yes, just 500.

    What's a CineCoin?

    The 'CineCoin' is an important part of the story: Senator Warren gives them to each convict in The Program.

    Imagine the value of this rare coin if we ever make a movie or TV series of this story!

    A 1.5 inch replica brass coin with gold plating featuring 3-D relief of Senator Warren ('Making of the Mob' TV show actor Rich Graff) on the front, and the fierce skull-and-cross bones logo of "The Program."

    Coin is sequentially numbered/lasered so you'll be assured you own a RARE coin with "Kickstarter 2016" text.

    Included is a metal display stand.

    Shipping is included in your reward and ONLY to the Continental U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

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    DEAD EXIT The Graphic Novel paperback

    Kickstarter = indie backing. You believe in the 'little press' with a BIG story. Love action movies? The Twilight Zone? Dystopian stories like 1984, Hunger Games, Tom Cruise or Nicolas Cage flicks? HG Wells stories, etc.?

    This is for YOU.

    The fully illustrated FIRST EDITION 128-page English version graphic novel paperback written by Doug Shiloh, inspired by his original screenplay.

    The book features a cast of 12 actors for our art team to draw from: RICH GRAFF ('Making of the Mob'),TONY DENISON ('Major Crimes', 'The Closer'), NINA BERGMAN, ROXY SAINT, ERNESTO NODAL, SIENNA TAYLOR, JIMMY STAR and more!

    Specs of the book are 10 x 7 inches perfect bound for that Hollywood "WIDESCREEN" look and feel.

    Your copy will be autographed by Creator/Producer Doug Shiloh. Your name will be listed in the Thank You section of the book and on our deadexit.net web site.

    NOTE: Will it be found through B&N or AMAZON?

    NO, HERE'S WHY: Due to logistics of traditional distribution, this book will only be available in select stores and at certain special events, so this KS campaign is the BEST WAY to get this paperback edition. Hit the easy button and get it sent to your door!

    Shipping is FREE and ONLY to the Continental U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

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    Bundled Graphic Novel + Digital version

    Bundle it and SAVE $5!

    Grab the 1st edition paperback AND the English version PDF of DEAD EXIT with this bundled savings. Perfect for the reader who wants the paperback you can hold in your hands...or keep in perfect shape for your book collection!

    Read the English digital version on any device that supports PDFs.

    If you are a collector, there's no better way to digitally read it and yet save your paperback in museum-quality condition.

    Shipping is FREE and ONLY to the Continental U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Your paperback copy will be autographed by Creator/Producer Doug Shiloh and you'll get mentioned in our 'thank you' section. PDF version delivered to you directly electronically.

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    Zombie Lover Bundle

    Like the $25 reward, but for just $5 more...be a ZOMBIE in our story!

    Get 'Zombified' as an "extra" - you'll BE A CHARACTER IN THE BOOK. You'll get the paperback AND a digital English version and get mentioned in our thank you sections.

    Provide a photo and have your ID verified through Facebook...and you'll be drawn up to look like a zombie in a Max Blitz scene...with only 25 slots, don't be part of the walking dead ...RUN to get in on this!

    Shipping is INCLUDED and is only to the Continental U.S. (Hawaii and Alaska excluded.)

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    Vampire Lover Bundle

    This reward bites...but that's good! Like the $25 reward, but for just $5 more...be a VAMPIRE in our story!

    BE A VAMPIRE as an "extra" and you'll get the Paperback & the English PDF version and get mentioned in our thank you sections. Provide a photo and have your ID verified through Facebook...and you'll be drawn up to look like a vampire in a Max Blitz scene...

    With only 10 slots available, you better hurry up before the dawn breaks...!

    Shipping is INCLUDED and is only to the Continental U.S. (Hawaii and Alaska excluded.)

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    Werewolf Full Moon Bundle

    You'll HOWL at the moon over this reward!

    BE A WEREWOLF as an "extra" and you'll get the Paperback & the English PDF version and get mentioned in our thank you sections. Provide a photo and have your ID verified through Facebook...and you'll be drawn up to look like a werewolf in a Max Blitz scene...
    Shipping is INCLUDED and is only to the Continental U.S. (Hawaii and Alaska excluded.)

    With only 5 slots available, you better CLAW YOUR WAY to the front of the line!

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    'Get eaten by a SHARK!'

    Love "Jaws" and "Sharknado?"

    A soon-to-be-famous scene in the story. In this, YOU will portray a 'murderer' character, and will get "eaten by a shark."

    You'll get the paperback, the digital version, a large poster of your scene, plus YOUR NAME mentioned in the project's thank you sections!

    'Go Hollywood' and imagine getting 'eaten by a shark' in our story - and live to tell about it!

    We're guessing this way won't hurt as much as the real thing...

    Provide a photo and have your ID verified through Facebook.

    Shipping is FREE and ONLY to the Continental U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Your paperback copy will be autographed by Creator/Producer Doug Shiloh. PDF version delivered to you directly electronically.

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    Red Carpet Level BE 'Max Blitz'

    Move over Tom, Arnold, Rock, Bond and Sly...here comes MAX BLITZ!

    Have you ever wanted to be Hollywood's 'ultimate action hero'? BE "Max Blitz", a major character in our story! If you take the challenge, you'll get the 'red carpet treatment' and get to mow down zombies, vampires, werewolves...fly a helicopter & more.

    Max Blitz has dialogue and is in various scenes with RICH GRAFF, TONY DENISON, ERNESTO NODAL, SIENNA TAYLOR... ...including THE BIG ONE at the end! Spoiler: after all those action scenes, Max dies.

    RED CARPET TREATMENT: You'll get the paperback, the digital version, a composite poster of your scenes, a rare CineCoin, and be THE FOCUS of a special press release. We'll mention this TOTALLY AWESOME reward on Twitter and Facebook where as Max Blitz how you ROCKED as you 'get to the chopper'!

    Your image will star as Max in a digital-only 'mini-comic' as Hollywood legend Max Blitz! (Note on mini-comic: no royalties...) Included in this reward is a 1 HOUR Skype/FB call with Producer Doug Shiloh.

    Your paperback copy will be autographed by Doug Shiloh. Shipping is included. PDF version delivered to you directly electronically.

    Provide a photo and have your ID verified through Facebook.

    One question on this mission: are you ready to take it to the MAX???

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    Product Placement Ad

    Affordable? No, compared to a daily or weekly rate this ADVERTISING rate is INSANE ...

    This reward option is where you use 'product placement' in our story for your business, project, invention...or message - just like they use on TV and in the movies.

    At $500 in 2500 paperbacks (and who knows how many digital copies), your cost per unit is just $0.20!

    Ads will be drawn or Photoshopped and placed tastefully and inconspicuously on billboards, building walls, semi-trucks.

    Ideal for entertainment, business, car dealers, food, beverage, you name it. Advertise a product, a service, a book, a band, even make a marriage proposal... Think Hollywood.

    Get placement in the paperback & digital version (excludes 'Max Blitz mini-comic).

    More bang for your buck is you'll also get a LARGE POSTER of 'your scene' to display in your lobby or office space. You'll receive a paperback and digital version of DEAD EXIT. AND...We'll throw in a sponsorship ad on our web site and Facebook page.

    PRODUCTION NOTE: Your ad/message MUST BE PG-friendly and NOT against Kickstarter's rules for objectionable content. No profanity or hate speech.)

    PRODUCTION NOTE: Backer must provide a high-resolution JPEG of your ad for our artist.

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Funding period

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