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Kids, kiss your parents goodbye...with a baseball bat. 'Cuz you're about to enter a world that's "Lord Of The Flies" meets "The Signal"

Metairie, LA Comics
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Growing Up Is Hard...Especially When Every Adult In The World Is Trying To KILL You!

Kevin was just a regular kid with a nice family living an average, uneventful life. Until one day, everyone over the age of 18 went crazy and started killing everyone under the age of 18. And that "one day" for you, dear reader, is today!

Welcome to the world of HIDE: it's not just a title, but the best advice on how to survive.

Throughout the story, HIDE touches on the social implications of this crazy new world where adults are pretty much just murderous savages. With kids trying to hold everything together and run the show, they'll find themselves without many of the things in the life that they're used to. Things they think they need to survive... and things they actually need to survive! Don't worry though, the social commentary is used only when necessary, this is still a good ol' blood-and-guts horror comic!

At least, I hope it will be. You see, I've got the story written, the pages roughly sketched out, basically everything but the funding...which brings me here to YOU. What I'm asking for is $6,000. This money will be used for printing the graphic novel, printing a promotional first issue, printing a behind-the-scenes sketchbook, production supplies, T-Shirts, advertising, convention appearances to promote the book, distribution, and publishing. 

In addition to helping fund this project, your donations will be rewarded with incentives at various levels, all listed on the right side of the screen. From introductory levels that include a limited edition, signed & numbered promotional First Issue, behind-the-scenes sketchbook, and completed HIDE graphic novel...

...to higher end packages that include previous items plus a T-Shirt, original pages of art from the book and even the chance to be drawn into the graphic novel as a character.

The Timeline:

HIDE will be a 140 page, COLOR graphic novel and should hopefully be finished in March or April of 2013 (though honestly, the more money raised through this campaign, the quicker the book will get done since I can devote all of my time to it instead of commissions and other art jobs to help pay the bills). As a contributor to this project, you will be kept up to speed on the book's progress through email updates. Still though, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have.

The limited signed and numbered First Issue is already complete and should go to print soon, same with the Sketchbooks and T-Shirts (See? You're already being kept up to date on parts of this project!)

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT, YOU CAN STILL HELP SUPPORT IT BY SPREADING THE WORD. POST IT ON YOUR TWITTER, FACEBOOK, DEVIANTART OR WHATEVER OTHER NETWORKING/SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YOU MAY HAVE, IT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Thanks again for your time, consideration, and support. This book is nothing without YOU!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for a project like this is a personal one: To make a story unlike any you've read or seen before. And to mean that. Horror comics are nothing new. Broken down society stories are nothing new. But the premise behind this one is something I know I've never seen before.
Another challenge is not only in the type of story, but in it's execution and storytelling. Most horror stories are nonstop intensity and violence with the only breaks coming to set you up for more intensity and violence. Not here though. While HIDE is both intense and violent, it's intermixed with actual emotions one would experience in this situation, including inappropriate and unexpected reactions a kid or teenager might have since they'd be completely unprepared.

You may ask what qualifies me to overcome these difficulties? (or maybe not, but let's pretend so I can talk more about myself) Well, I've written several graphic novels before this one (5 if I'm not mistaken, 3 published, 2 works in progress that are completely written and about halfway illustrated) so I'm no novice when it comes to storytelling. Also, I'm a critic. A harsh critic. Plot and dialog are two things I'm constantly putting under the microscope when I'm reading or watching stories. Even if they're stories I love. And ESPECIALLY if they're stories I WRITE. If it's not good enough for ME to read, I damn sure won't put it out there for YOU to pay for and read.

The only other challenge I can think of is the delivery of rewards in a timely matter. And for that I can just say I'll honestly try my best to get them in your hands in the time I'm stating. If something comes up, rest assured that I will bring it to your attention as soon as possible. I've been on the waiting end before and have had things arrive later than expected and NOT get any warning or notification of delay. And I hated it. It seriously sucked. And it's something I definitely don't want to subject you to. No matter how hard I have to work.

Because like President Kennedy said: We choose to make comic books not because it is easy, but because it is hard!

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    The ZYGOTE Package: I'll think a Happy Thought about you for donating!

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    The CONCEPTION Package: You get a "Thanks!" in the credits section of the graphic novel plus a PDF of the promotional First Issue!

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    27 backers

    The FETAL Package: A Limited signed & numbered (of 500) copy of the promotional First Issue! Plus a PDF of the entire graphic novel when it's finished. (Estimated delivery shown is for the First Issue, not the PDF of the graphic novel, which is still in progress)

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    The NEWBORN Package: The limited signed & numbered (of 500) copy of the First Issue, the PDF of the graphic novel when it's finished, AND a behind-the-scenes HIDE Sketchbook filled with doodles and notes from the story. (Estimated delivery shown is for the First Issue, not the PDF of the graphic novel, which is still in progress)

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    The INFANT Package: Everything listed above PLUS the actual printed graphic novel! Signed and with a quick sketch on the inside front cover.

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    17 backers

    The FRATERNAL TWIN Package: A basic, no frills package- a PDF of the graphic novel, the actual printed graphic novel, and a HIDE t-shirt.

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    24 backers

    The TODDLER Package: Basically the Infant Package plus the T-Shirt from the Twin Package, so you get: The limited signed & numbered (of 500) copy of the First Issue, the PDF of the graphic novel when it's finished, the actual printed graphic novel, a behind-the-scenes HIDE Sketchbook, and a HIDE T-Shirt.

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    The COMIC SHOP RETAILER INCENTIVE Package: In addition to having your store get "Thanked" in the credits section of the book, you'll get FIVE copies of the HIDE graphic novel (at HALF-OFF the cover price!), signed and with a sketch inside the front cover, TWO copies of the limited signed and numbered First Issue, and an 8 x 11 inch display to draw the attention of your customers to the book!

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    The CHILD Package: Basically the Toddler Package PLUS I'll be your Facebook boyfriend for a week! Even if you're a guy, I don't discriminate.
    So that's the limited 1st Issue, the Sketchbook, the PDF of the graphic novel, the printed graphic novel, the T-Shirt, and I'll be your FB BF for a week!

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    The PRE-TEEN Package: Everything in the Toddler Package PLUS a page of original art from the graphic novel (Pages are 11 x 14 inches, inked in black).
    So that's the limited 1st Issue, the Sketchbook, the PDF of the graphic novel, the printed graphic novel, the T-Shirt, and a page of original art from the book.

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    The ADOLESCENT Package: Everything in the PRE-TEEN Package (The limited signed & numbered [of 500] copy of the First Issue, the PDF of the graphic novel when it's finished, the actual printed graphic novel, a behind-the-scenes HIDE Sketchbook, and a HIDE T-Shirt PLUS a page of original art from the graphic novel) but the page of original art is a page with YOU as a character! (Photos of you will be required for reference, as well as permission to use your likeness) Keep in mind that A) This book is basically a Kids VS. Adults book so decide whether you want to be represented as a kid or an adult and B) This is a HORROR book so no matter which one you choose, you'll probably be killed off quickly.

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    The TEENAGER Package: Everything in the PRE-TEEN Package but the original art is the COVER from the Limited Signed and Numbered (of 500) First Issue!
    So that's the limited 1st Issue, the Sketchbook, the PDF of the graphic novel, the printed graphic novel, the T-Shirt, and the cover of the limited First Issue!

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    The YOUNG ADULT Package: Everything in the PRE-TEEN Package but the original art is the Cover of the GRAPHIC NOVEL!

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    1 backer

    The ADULT Package: Everything in the PRE-TEEN Package (The limited signed & numbered [of 500] copy of the First Issue, the PDF of the graphic novel when it's finished, the actual printed graphic novel, a behind-the-scenes HIDE Sketchbook, and a HIDE T-Shirt plus a page of interior art from the graphic novel) but YOUR graphic novel will have YOU on the cover! (along with anyone else who may want to purchase this package). Again, photos will be required for reference along with permission to use your likeness.

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    The GROWN-UP Package: Everything listed above in the ADULT Package PLUS an 11 x 17 inch poster of you and Kevin (the main character in the book) in a fight scene! You get the original art and a color poster of it!

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    The MATURE Package: Everything in the GROWN-UP Package plus every page of original art left over after the end of this Kickstarter campaign.

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    The RESPONSIBLE GROWN-UP WITH A GREAT CAREER Package: Everything listed in the Grown-Up package above plus EVERY page of original art from the graphic novel? "But Vernon, what about the pages that already sold?" Well I'll re-draw them just for YOU! How do you like that?!

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