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By Tj and Linda O'Connor
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About

We’re launching this KickStarter in hopes we will raise enough funds to publish a printed graphic novel in the Irish language (as Gaeilge!). We have been publishing webcomics in this language format online at OCComix.com since September of 2013. It is our hope that we will get not only our art out into the hands of comic and language connoisseurs alike, but that we will be doing our part to help promote the revival of the language that is rooted in our hearts - Irish! The funds raised through this effort will help us get our graphic novel into printed format, shipped out to our project backers, and get a few additional copies into select book stores. We are hoping this is just the first of many graphic novels we will publish.

This graphic novel will appeal to comic book collectors, zombie genre fans, and those who have a love for language. The zombie genre itself is rooted in the metaphor of society's alienation and gratuitous consumerism. The comic has been written with this in mind, offering the reader different aspects of social breakdown through the survivor's interaction and destruction of the zombie population. The comic provides the reader with the classic elements of the zombie genre, while also taking things in a direction that is relevant to society today. This makes for a prize among collectors of comics and cult classic style paraphernalia.

Language lovers of all kinds, people interested in the revival of the Irish language, and anyone with Irish heritage will cherish this collection of comics. This graphic novel will stand apart from others because of its sheer uniqueness. It is not only written in the language of Ireland, but also includes landmarks, local tidbits, and historical references that are inherently Irish. 

Risks and challenges

We have invested a great deal of time working on layouts and researching printing costs already. We are moving forward with the intent of keeping this as simple as possible so we can meet our own expectations, as well as the expectations of our backers. All projects come with challenges, but our diligence will keep us on track and make sure we come through with the finished product.

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    Email updates on how the project is going, along with a sneak preview of online publishing of the newest issues of "Tá na Mairbh ag Filleadh."

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    Email updates on how the project is going, along with a sneak preview of online publishing of the newest issues of "Tá na Mairbh ag Filleadh." In addition, we'll send you a special zombie sticker, designed by Tj. Zombaithe abú! (Zombies rule!)

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    Email updates, the special zombie sticker designed by Tj, and a printed copy of the graphic novel once it has been completed! Backing this level means getting a piece of the finished product.

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    Email updates, the special zombie sticker designed by Tj, and a printed copy of the graphic novel once it has been completed! Backing this level means getting a piece of the finished product. You'll also receive a zombie sketch magnet that illustrates one of the zombies from the novel.

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    Email updates, the special zombie sticker designed by Tj, and a printed copy of the graphic novel once it has been completed! Backing this level means getting a piece of the finished product. You'll also receive a zombie sketch magnet that illustrates one of the zombies from the novel. In addition, you'll also receive a framed, autographed comic sketch from Tj's collection of original art used for the creation of this comic.

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    Email updates, the special zombie sticker designed by Tj, the printed copy of the graphic novel once it has been completed, the zombie sketch magnet, the framed and autographed comic sketch from Tj's collection, a promotional t-shirt, and your name listed on the "Special Thanks" page in the printed graphic novel.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You get everything included in the previous pledge amounts, but this one has a special bonus -- a zombie likeness of YOU sketched and drawn into the novel. You provide us with your picture, and Tj will sketch a zombie version of you that will be included in the published final product!

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    You get everything included in the previous pledge amounts, including a zombie likeness of YOU sketched and drawn into the novel. The extra reward at this level is that you will become a living character in the novel. Tj will write you in and you will join the chaos as part of the survivors in "Tá na Mairbh ag Filleadh."

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Funding period

- (60 days)