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Corpse Corp. is a high concept, self aware slasher paying homage to films like Scream, Cabin in the woods, and classic 80's slashers.
Corpse Corp. is a high concept, self aware slasher paying homage to films like Scream, Cabin in the woods, and classic 80's slashers.
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  • all backers of digital copies will receive digital copies of ALL 4 Corpse Corp. issues!
  • all backers,  regardless of level, will be included by thank you in comic issue itself.  
  •  an extra variant cover with a design chosen and voted for by the kickstarter backers will be commissioned and made available to backers before anyone else.

               What Is Corpse Corp?

Corpse Corp. is a 4 issue Horror comic series that tries to take on the classic 80's horror Genre in exciting and challenging new ways. 

Taking hints from films like Cabin in the woods and scream where the over the top nature of slashers is cannonical and self aware, Corpse Corp. is a company that films the actual murders of stupid teenagers by over the top theatrical slashers and edits them together to sell as horror movies back to other stupid teenagers.  the story itself follows Jack, a new face at the company who's trying to bring the company back to its bloody 80's roots. now he must overcome the trials of modern technology, but also his own struggles with anxiety and ADD in order to create the greatest slasher movie the world has ever known. Follow along with Jack's adventure and find out if he becomes the sum of all their fears, or if he is consumed by his own inner demons before the final cut.

as both a horror story and as a comedy, Corpse Corp. hopes to not only pay homage to classic horror films, but experiment and explore the strange rules and traditions these movies carry. actually ask questions like "how come the druggy never lives?" or "why does sex get you slaughtered?" "why does the black guy die first?"  several cliche's like this are not only acknowledged, but explored, critiqued, and used to make a better story.

The fact that every horror fan who'd read a story like this knows the formula and thinks they know exactly when this story is going ZIG, is exactly the reason they won't see it coming when I ZAG.

         What does the goal funds Cover?

all through the campaign, sneak previews of the soon to be released Corpse Corp. #1 will be released. this campaign for $1000 these funds will go towards the funding of our creative team creating the art of the comic while adittional funds will be used to fund issues #3 and #4 respectively.

          Who's on the creative team?

Ken Johnson - Writer

Ken Johnson is a graduate of Compass College of Cinematic arts and has written several projects in multiple mediums, he's written for film, theater, review, and his most recent book "The Man who watched Batman Vol. 1" was successfully kickstarted last year with time and money to spare. Corpse Corp. #1 also got through Kickstarter well over its goal and as of now, "the Man who Watched Batman" has published 2 volumes with a third releasing this year.

 

Jason Jimmenez - pencils and ink

Jason is a frequent collaborator of the Michigan comics collective and hope to bring his new interpretation of the Corpse Corp. artstyle to finally achieve the "R rated hanna barberra" look we've been working towards. some of his work can be seen from his collaborations with the Michigan comics Collective Anthology #1, Source point press' "Wild Bullets", and "Global Defense Force: Lotus Mandrake Vs. The world"

 

 

Sara Dhyne - Colors and Lettering

an artist living in Grand Rapids, MI She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts: Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design. She creates art in various forms as a fine artist painter, Wine and Canvas Instructor and a comic book colorist. Her main focus in all of her art is color and they way the colors play off each other. She hopes to bring a distinct feel and ambiance to Corpse Corp. with a limited and unique color palette.

 

 

  Character bios  

 Jack  

Straight laced posture and a bit on the tall lanky side, jack is extremely expressionate and his helpful and hurtful ADHD leaves him frequently jumping from emotional extremes.  

Mr. V  

MR. V in concept is a ln analog for a retired Jason Voorhees. Dresses himself in High quality suits and stands head and shoulders above everyone else. Built almost like a slightly skinnier kingpin or a former wrestler in formal wear. Broad shoulders and large hands. Really commands the room with his large and in charge posturing. presents himself and his company in a matter similar to a horror version of (referring to the man) Walt Disney. Original Sketch of Mr. V (based on the likeness of Dirk Manning) Original Sketch of Mr. V (based on the likeness of Dirk Manning)

Sally  

Sally fits more into your token horror nerd mind of role. Constantly adorning shirts or clothing related to some kind of flick or fandom, debatably the best looking of the group, but her clothing doesn't show that off as much as how Valerie dresses. On slightly on the shorter side bit quite voluptuous for a small frame. Circle rimmed glasses. Demeanor plays like almost a more punk look of the non conventional hotness of a character like Velma from Scooby-Doo.  

Brittany

Brittany is your quintessential stuck up too good for it all and sexually charged mean girl. Everything about her dress and posture makes you question why she's a camp counselor in the first place. Tall and lanky frame, provocative clothing and needlessly overdoing it on makeup and fashion accessories to the point her character looks intentionally over designed. Her posture and expressions show off how above everything she thinks she is.  

Donnie  

Donnie is the resident stoner of the group. Basically turns everything off and is almost basically stuck in the background of most scenes and don’t think of much others going on. he wears a lot of baggier clothes and there's really a sense of his whole outfit being color clashed and his dress is disheveled. long shaggier hair. often hunched over and eyes glazed.  

Dash  

Dash is the stereotypical Jock character, but is also the annoying too into his job character. He’s less vain about being a jock but more just waaaay to happy to be back at summer camp. built far more athletic than any other character, his demeanor and style of smirk and in your face personality gives him a bit of a gaston feel. Dash's likeness is based on Adam MIller who starred as the president's son in NBC's "Crisis" Dash's likeness is based on Adam MIller who starred as the president's son in NBC's "Crisis"  

Jared  

Jared is the literal Token Black character of the crew and by far one of the most aggressively unlikable. abrasive in his demeanor and in conversation, he gives off an extremely unfriendly vibe in almost all conversation. built to be about Dash’s size, he almost feels like he has a permanent frown or look of disgust and only seems to show movement and emotion when extremely angry.

Risks and challenges

Although I have a wealth of experience as a writer in other mediums, I am very open about the fact that this is my first outing as the writer of a comic book. while I have several friends helping me along the way both creatively and financially, It is worth mentioning this as I wish not to mislead. Comic book creation is never a cheap or predicable endeavor and even the best projects are vulnerable to things not going as planned, let alone acts of God you have no way of planning for. I am going into this campaign with honest need of fund-raised funds, and by that, I mean I have no guaranteed donors in the wings waiting to help me out. I am going into this project knowing there is a real chance i could fail. I hope i don't. I honestly believe i can do this and this comic will be something that could really have a following, but i understand the risks involved.

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