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Eric HawkinsBy Eric Hawkins
First created
Eric HawkinsBy Eric Hawkins
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$1,798
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 3 2019 3:56 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Zombieful World of OZ is a Victorian-Steampunk-Fantasy-Horror-Zombie Adventure Story. Return to a familiar landscape, with legendary characters you were never able to forget. 

Imagine an alternate reality where Dorothy Gale returned from her adventures in OZ and her family thought she was insane, so they had her committed to a mental institution. Now, throw in a whole bunch of Zombies. 

I started imagining this project in 2015, and spent my spare time designing the characters, and the world in which they would live. The main characters went through several design changes until I was satisfied with what I had. 

I wrote the first issue, then the second and third. In between other comic projects I would work on the art. I am the Writer, Penciler, Inker, Colorist, and Letterer of The Zombieful World of OZ. 

Now I am looking for help to get The Zombieful World of OZ printed and into the hands of the fans of everything OZ. I have several Pledge Levels, with plenty of different combinations for you to find the one that is right for you.

Variant Cover, The Zombieful World of OZ #1
Variant Cover, The Zombieful World of OZ #1

The Zombieful World of OZ #1 is a FULL 20 Page Comic Book. There is also a Studio Edition with 4 extra pages. See all the different items available in the different reward levels below.

  • The Zombieful World of OZ #1 Digital Copy
  • The Zombieful World of OZ #1 Regular Cover
  • The Zombieful World of OZ #1 Variant Cover
  • The Zombieful World of OZ #1 Virgin Cover with Limited Trade Dress
  • The Zombieful World of OZ #1 Blank Cover with a Hand Drawn Sketch
  • The Zombieful World of OZ #1 Studio Edition that will include 4 additional pages with Character Designs, a Map of Oz and other behind the scene goodies
  • The Zombieful World of OZ Logo Vinyl Decal
  • The Zombieful World of OZ Bookmark
  • The Zombieful World of OZ Digital Print of the Cover Art
  • The Zombieful World of OZ Physical 11 X 17 Print
  • The Zombieful World of OZ 11 X 14 B&W Commission Drawing
Dorothy talks with The Scarecrow (Panel)
Dorothy talks with The Scarecrow (Panel)

A Special Thanks to L.Frank Baum for creating a Marvelous Land and Characters that have stood the test of time and inspired so many creators.

Dorothy Gale (Panel)
Dorothy Gale (Panel)

Kansas 1914

Ten years after Dorothy Gales’s fantastic adventure, she is now 24 and is being released from a mental hospital. The years following the cyclone, people could not comprehend her tales of adventures and wonder in the Land of Oz, and thought her crazy. Years of therapy and rehabilitation followed. Now she is being released and her will and new resolve are going to be tested like never before.

The Scarecrow sees Evil (Panel)
The Scarecrow sees Evil (Panel)

In the years after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz, a mysterious plague has swept the land. The Winkie Country was the first to fall. The Great Winkie Army is now  under the control of Nikko the Great Winged Ape. Along with his army of flying primates, Nikko has been using the Winkies to infect and take control of The Land of Oz. 

The Emerald City is one of the last areas remaining to survive the plague. The City also holds one of the few known Cyclone Portals that can transport occupants to Kansas. Nikko and his army hold siege to the City and plan to invade Kansas to exact revenge on Dorothy for killing the Wicked Witch all those years ago.

...But, is that the real reason Nikko and his Army are storming Emerald City?

The Gale Homestead (Panel)
The Gale Homestead (Panel)

A Flying Monkey spies on Dorothy (Panel)
A Flying Monkey spies on Dorothy (Panel)

Zombies (Panel)
Zombies (Panel)




Your favorite characters have returned, and they are all grown up now! 

  • Dorothy Gale
  • The Cowardly Lion
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Tin Woodman
  • The Nightmarish Flying Monkeys!
  • And The Winkie Guard...The Zombie Winkie Guard 

It is possible that even more familiar characters will make an appearance in issue #2! Like maybe, the Wizard, The Hungry Tiger, Ozma of Oz, and Glinda.

The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman prepare for action! (Panel)
The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman prepare for action! (Panel)
Nikko is not a happy camper (Panel)
Nikko is not a happy camper (Panel)

I am Eric S. Hawkins. I've had a passion for drawing and comics since I was a kid. Like many other Indie Creators, I have a full time job and spend my evenings working on comics. I have had some published work.  

  • Celebration Comics #1 : Nature Boy A Celebration of Evil (Penciler and Inker)
  • The Ghostly Tales of Spencer Spook #1 (Penciler, Inker, Colorist and Letterer)
  • I've also done some various Color work on other titles and have a short with Writer Brian K. Morris in the Advocator 2019 Spring Edition Anthology. Which also leads into a full Nature Boy Comic to be released at a later date.
  • And a few other projects in the hopper. Including The Zombieful World of OZ #2!

Below you can see my estimate of how the funds will be used.

  • Printing will take up a good chunk of the funds
  • Shipping Costs to backers is the second largest use of the funds
  • Kickstarter gets their 'slice of the pie'
  • Shipping Materials, because I want to ship out to all the backers without worries of any damages.
  • Production Costs for the Extras (Bookmarks, Prints, Vinyl Decals)
  • Since I am the sole creator on the Book, I don't have anyone to pay for Penciling, Writing, Inking, Coloring or Lettering. Fulfillment will be done by me as well. I am a comic collector and know how important it is to get books out in pristine condition. I only mail items out the same way I would want to receive them myself. 

Risks and challenges

The Book is 100% Complete. I wanted to make sure the Art was complete before I started the Kickstarter. I have already chosen a printer, and have seen some great samples. The same printer will provide the Prints as well. The Digital Edition and Digital Print are complete as well, and will be sent out as soon as the Kickstarter ends.

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