CONGRATULATIONS ANIMATIONRIGS! WHO WILL WIN THE NEXT INK DRAWING?
Way to go AnimationRigs for sending Red Fog over the $10,500 threshold. With that, you are going to get a fabulous action packed original ink drawing. They added to their current bid and put us to $10,501. Well played! The next drawing will be awarded to the backer that helps us cross $11k. Best of luck!
Did I mention George Pratt is going to do the Red Fog cover art? :-)
RENOWNED COMIC BOOK ARTIST GEORGE PRATT TO ILLUSTRATE RED FOG COVER ART!!
It's hard for me to express just how exciting this is. ENEMY ACE, written and illustrated by George Pratt, was the second graphic novel I bought. Now, he will produce an amazing cover to our book. This is simply amazing.
More to come...
*RED FOG CROSSES 10K! WIN AN ORIGINAL MULTI CHARACTER INK DRAWING!
We are really moving now. Congratulations to Patrick Ramos of Portland, Oregon! He will enjoy an original ink drawing in addition to his reward for helping us cross 10k! Thank you Patrick!
Next up...$10,500. If you get us over that hump, Mike will do a great MULTI CHARACTER INK DRAWING. We are only offering this for our $500 reward, so it's a premier reward. Best of luck!!
*RED FOG HOME STRETCH! WIN AN ORIGINAL INK DRAWING!*
Big congratulations to Russ, parts unknown. His pledge put us over the $9500 mark, and he will be the proud owner of an original pencil sketch from Mike Docherty. Well done and thanks!
With only 16 hours left, our next threshold is 10k. It's an incredible mark, so if you send us over the top, you will earn yourself an ORIGINAL ZOMBIE INK DRAWING from Mike Docherty. Same rules apply. You can be a new backer, or simply add to your current pledge.
*ZOMBIE ARMY STILL GROWING! WIN A SKETCH!!*
Congratulations to Andrew Williams of Stratford Ontario, Canada. His pledge enabled us to cross the $9000 barrier and won him a Red Fog print of his choosing. Our next benchmark sits at $9500. Be the backer that gets us over that hump, and you'll win yourself an ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH from Mike Docherty. If you're already a backer, no problem! Watch our total...and adding just $5 to your pledge can win you a great comic collectible. Good luck!
Thanks for a great stretch drive everybody! Happy New Year!
Backers!! You've done it! You've raised our zombie army and made Red Fog a living, breathing graphic novel! Thank you so much! It's going to be great!!
To anyone who might still be interested in pledging, we'd love to finish strong! Every cent we raise will be reinvested back into the book. So please keep sending our link around to your networks in whatever form possible.
Congratulations to Shyam Ramchandani! His pledge put us over the top, and that won him a print reward of his choosing! But guess what? Whoever puts us over the $9000 barrier will also earn a print reward. Keep checking the total, and if you time it right, and extra $5 to your pledge might get you and amazing print for your wall.
Thanks again everybody!
*NEW ORIGINAL SKETCH REWARD*
There's a new reward today for all of you original comic art collectors. For a base pledge of $80, Mike will send you a zombie pencil sketch with your book. Drawings will be at least 8 x 10 and if you want to see an example, you can find one in our latest update. Check it out if you are interested!
Something unique about this reward is that if you are a collector of original comic art, we are happy to send you more than one drawing if you increase your pledge. We might also be able to entertain some requests. Drop me a line for more details!
*ZOMBIE BERSERKER REWARD REVEALED*
Hey Zombie fans. I'm thrilled to be able to share with you guys a small detail of Mike's amazing ZOMBIE BERSERKER reward above. I hope you like it as much as I do! He has such a great eye for posing and composition. For any of you who might be interested in any of the art related rewards, this is the high level of quality you can expect in your print. Great job Mike!
Backers...there is a full sized image of the reward in the latest update.
Now..onto Red Fog!!
========================================================================= The night sky glows red, and the Nazi Zombies have awakened.
Martin Bormann waited six long years for this moment -- to step out of the shadows as the new Führer and release an army so powerful, so horrific, that the dream of the 1000 year Reich will finally be realized.
Since the fall of Berlin in 1945, he has been on the run. Hunted for his loyalty to Hitler. Sentenced to death for his crimes. The time has finally come to make the Allies pay.
This is RED FOG.
Welcome Kickstarters! Please help us bring this graphic novel to life!
I'm CHRIS WILLIAMS , the writer. Artist MIKE DOCHERTY and I are very excited about RED FOG and can't wait for you to read it. As many of you know, each and every one of these Kickstarter projects is built on the sacrifice and hard work of its creators to see it through to completion. Ours is no different.
Over the past year, Mike and I have worked tirelessly on story and artwork to deliver the highest quality graphic novel possible. With the addition of EISNER AWARD winning comic book editor D.J. KIRKBRIDE, you will have an exciting 150 page color book jam packed with great action -- Allied soldiers battling tons of zombies. How can you go wrong, right?
For comic book fans, I know you'll enjoy watching our project evolve from the written page to the finished artwork. And if you consider yourself a WW2 buff like Mike and I, then you'll love the alternate history, too. Lots of great locations and familiar faces provide a strong framework for an exciting story.
Helping drive this project forward is a wealth of combined film and comic book experience. I have worked on an a variety of big-budget Hollywood special effects films (SPIDER-MAN Trilogy, ALICE IN WONDERLAND), and I'm striving to create a story that is both cinematic in its scope and bursting with strong visuals. My feature animation experience has me projecting the undead army beyond the printed page. These guys are fast, vicious, and definitely not your average run of the mill zombies. Did I mention the zombie army is 500,000 strong? Lucky for me, Mike is an exceptionally talented artist and the perfect guy to pull this off!
For his part, Mike brings over 30 years of comic book and storyboarding experience to RED FOG. He's worked for MARVEL, WARNER BROS and SONY just to name a few, and has been instrumental in many great projects including the CONAN THE BARBARIAN comic as well as the films STARSHIP TROOPERS and GODZILLA. He has a strong eye for staging, and his character posing is incredibly dynamic. Throw in his love for anything WW2, and you are guaranteed jaw dropping pages with an amazing attention to detail. It's been a privilege for me to see Mike's vision of RED FOG evolve, and hopefully, it will be for you as well.
SO HOW CAN YOU BREATHE LIFE INTO RED FOG?
ACHTUNG! The fate of over half a million zombies, the free world, and our graphic novel rests in your hands! Here's what you can do to help.
Our goal of $8,400 represents the absolute base cost of printing our 150 page book, so every dollar you pledge will go towards its production. If we are fortunate enough to not only meet but exceed that goal, then rest assured we will put your money to good use! Every dollar will be reinvested back into our project so we can get the book to you sooner, create the coolest zombie rewards possible, and spread the word.
Word of mouth is also extremely important to the success of RED FOG. Please pass this link on to any and all comic book fans, friends and zombie walk organizers, to help us shine a spotlight on this exciting project. Become a fan of us on Facebook at RED FOG and Tweet about us from your Twitter handle. To raise our zombie army, we'll need an army of supporters like you!
As a thanks for your generosity, we are offering a variety of exciting PLEDGE REWARDS. They include signed copies of the book, t-shirts, amazing prints, and even the opportunity to have your likeness drawn into the book itself. What a unique gift idea for a loved one as the holidays approach. A full on zombie makeover! Wunderbar! There is also an opportunity to obtain an original Mike Docherty drawing. For comic book fans, it's the perfect chance to collect an original piece of art from a truly great talent. If you've ever been to Comic-Con, you'll appreciate what an amazing reward this is. Don't miss out!
So there you have it. Don't hesitate to drop us a line, as we'd love to hear from you. We will be sure to post updates as the project moves forward.
Kickstarter is providing us with an amazing opportunity, and as we thank you, the Kickstarter community for your time and consideration, we'd like to pass on our appreciation to some talented artists who helped put all this together. Please click the links below to learn more about their work. We have a long way to go, but without their amazing contributions, we would have never have managed to get this far.
Chris Williams & Mike Docherty
All Images and Content © 2010 C.Williams/M.Docherty
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