£1,730
pledged of £1,984pledged of £1,984 goal
267
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 30 2018 11:59 PM UTC +00:00.

£1,730
pledged of £1,984pledged of £1,984 goal
267
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 30 2018 11:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Our Final Halloween?

Our Final Halloween is a thirty-five-page horror mystery one-shot with nods to the likes of HP Lovecraft and John Carpenter.

Covered in blood, disorientated, and with no short-term memory, these five kids will need to work together to solve the mysteries of this hellish house, or this will be their final Halloween.

Our five survivors will have to work together to decipher the mysteries of the house and the role they play within it.

It soon becomes clear that everything isn’t what it seems and they’re involved in something bigger and darker than they feared. But despite this they still seem somewhat prepared, which only adds to the tension...

Who's involved?

Written and co-created by Mike Garley (Samurai Slasher, The Kill Screen, Adventure Time), and artist Michael Lee-Graham (Shortlist Magazine, Hero Complex Gallery, Dead Roots).

With letters and logo design by Mike Stock (Image Comics, Starburst Magazine, beActive media)

Additional bonus art (previewed snippets above) by incredible creators such as:

Kate Brown danse-macabre.nu - @autojoy

Steve White stevewhiteart.co.uk - @sharkbitesteve

Meaghan Carter megacarter.com - godslavecomic.com

Sam Beck sambeck.ca - @_twothirty

And an explorative horror essay by independent scholar Shaun Kimber independent.academia.edu/ShaunKimber 

More about the campaign

Running for 30 days we’re sending the digital comic to all backers on the 31st of October, which means if you back you’ll get your copy ON HALLOWEEN! We’re running a simple and straightforward campaign with only three possible pledge goals. 

The Pledge goals

£3 Our Final Halloween - the complete thirty-five-page comic delivered to you digitally on the 31st of October! A PDF copy of the comic.

£5 The Director's cut - in addition to the thirty-five-page comic, the extended digital copy of the comic includes guest artist pin ups, a horror essay, and an additional alternative cover. Comes with the OST (details below).

£7 Behind the Scenes - a 30+ page digital collection of concept work, character sketches, unused and unfinished artwork, as well as development notes. Comes with the OST (details below).

The Original soundtrack

A downloadable copy of the original six-track soundtrack composed by Ian Alex-Mac, is available on both the Director's cut, and The Director's Cut AND Behind the Scenes pledge levels.

You can hear an example of John Carpenter-inspired the soundtrack in the Kickstarter video.

Why digital?

We wanted to concentrate on creating an ‘event’ comic that people could read and enjoy on Halloween itself. We love print but making the comic available for print would delay the book and stagger when people received it. We decided to put all our effort into making the best comic we could that everyone could enjoy together, to capture the spirit of the holiday. 

Kickstarter target

We’re not asking for a lot - to be honest, it will probably only cover the additional artists, letter and logo designer, composer, Kickstarter fees, our modest fund for pumpkins, and the payment fees, but we ARE asking for a LOT of backers. We want to get our comic in front of as many people as possible so we’ve planned our campaign with that in mind. Out pledge goals are low cost and offer great value for money, and because we’re digital only we’ve avoided high-end pledge goals, and time consuming add-ons!

Risks and challenges

The artwork is done, and the last few pages are currently being coloured. We have October to focus on polishing the book so it's perfect for the 31st. We already have all additional artwork and the essay in. We're just focusing on getting the book funded and in to your hands!

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    Our Final Halloween

    Our Final Halloween - the complete thirty-five-page comic delivered to you digitally on the 31st of October!

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    The Director's Cut

    The Director's cut - in addition to the thirty-five-page comic, the extended digital copy of the comic includes guest artist pin ups, a horror essay, and an additional alternative cover, plus the original six-track soundtrack delivered to you digitally on the 31st of October!

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    • Our Final Halloween Original Soundtrack
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    The Director's Cut AND Behind the Scenes

    The Directors cut - in addition to the thirty-five-page comic, the extended copy of the comic includes guest artist pin ups, a horror essay, and an additional alternative cover, plus the original six-track soundtrack delivered to you digitally on the 31st of October!

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    Behind the Scenes - which features an extended collection of concept work, character sketches, alternative covers, and development notes, delivered to you digitally on the 31st of October!

    Includes:
    • Our Final Halloween (The Director's Cut)
    • Our Final Halloween Original Soundtrack
    • Behind the Scenes
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