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BloodDreams: Vampires on the verge of extinction & the punk who might be the one to save them all. Fully painted, done, ready to print!
BloodDreams: Vampires on the verge of extinction & the punk who might be the one to save them all. Fully painted, done, ready to print!
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"A beautifully monstrous punk vampire story, an urban fantasy 1977 rendered in a kaleidoscope of blood and toxins." -- Warren Ellis

I have this fully painted comic book project, finished and ready to fly. It's full color and extra long at 56 pages, so all the print-on-demand options have the cost per book higher than I'd like. It's my first major release and as a new creator, I want to make this book pretty accessible in terms of price. (Yes, there will be an electronic version at some point, but there's a few obstacles to get around first.) I aim to print 1000 copies "traditionally" (offset press) because I should be able to get the printing price per book cut by half or more. But that sort of printing requires money up front. ±$3500 is the lowest quote I've seen, $4500 - $5500 is more common.

So the money I'm requesting is to assist in that printing. If more money is raised, I will print more and/or print with a higher quality printer, and/or invest in some advertising.

As I mentioned in my video, I made a promise to myself (and others) to have this released by the end of February, a time that's important for personal reasons. It's an important promise to keep, but to allow for a reasonable amount of time here, I will move toward having an early release print-on-demand version available at the end of February, which I will pull if I meet my goal here. There will be some variations between the two (special content and/or cover), so early adopters can be happy.

BloodDreams has been floating around in my head, in various forms, for about 15 years. It wasn't until graduate school (2003) that the script really came together, and it wasn't until about five years ago that I really started to paint the way I wanted to paint for this project. So I'm committed to seeing this project through to the very end. It's been a long haul, and it's time for this thing to leave the nest & fly.

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    Eternal gratitude, good karma, & your name on list of backers (backers on all levels will be acknowledged in the book)!

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    Electronic PDF version of BloodDreams (approximately 8mb, delivered via email).

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    Signed copy of BloodDreams Issue 1, (US shipping included, International backers, please add $5 for a total of $15).

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    Signed copy of the early release Print-on-Demand version of BloodDreams Issue 1 (US shipping included, International backers, please add $5 for a total of $30), plus electronic PDF version of BloodDreams (approximately 8mb, delivered via email).

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    Signed copy of BloodDreams Issue 1, with an original sketch (US shipping included, International backers, please add $10 for a total of $60)

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    11"x17" unframed print of the page of your choice. $200 gets you 2 prints, $300 gets you 3 prints, etc… (US shipping included, International backers, please add $20 to your total).

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    Original unframed artwork created by me, small size (6x9 - 11x14). (Plus signed copy & PDF version). Selection to choose from will include concept work from BloodDreams, Chinese brush paintings, illustration and other paintings. Backers get to choose in order pledges were received (first pledged, first served). (US shipping included, International backers, please add $25 for a total of $275). Sample choices to be posted at www.blooddreams.com shortly.

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    Original unframed artwork created by me, large size (11x17 - 18x24). (Plus signed copy & PDF version). Selection to choose from will include original pages of BloodDreams, Chinese brush paintings, illustration and other paintings. Backers get to choose in order pledges were received (first pledged, first served). (US shipping included, International backers, please add $35 for a total of $535). Sample choices to be posted at www.blooddreams.com shortly.

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