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The Zombie Hunters Book Two

The story of the...story!

The Zombie Hunters is a webcomic started in late 2005 as a silly-fun thing just for friends--but then it grew and grew until it turned into a book, and now there will be another book!

Here are some snippets from Book One so you know what we are striving for.

A very nice shiny book! (New book smell included!)

It is inspired by a post-apocalyptic vision of the future as well as past human history. This story follows a group of zombie hunters as they go though life as survivors of the undead outbreak. The characters reside on an artificial island, the former site of the Argus Research Campus. The hunters, like so many others on the island, are infected- they carry a dormant strain of the undead virus, which will cause them to turn into one of several different types of undead when they die.


The infected are marked and segregated from the rest of the inhabitants on the island, making a living by working offshore in the wastes, hunting zombies and collecting salvage, trading their freedom for safety. As the story unfolds you'll find out more about the characters and their sordid pasts and discover hidden secrets about them, their world, and the people that surround them.

The Kickstarter!

We are super pumped up and excited to bring you the next Zombie Hunters book! So much so that we've added a chance to be a part of it. There are ten spots to get in as a red shirt and die a brave, terrible death as a zombie or a survivor. And one lucky soul will get a chance to live on as a side character within the comic.

So what are the details?

First up, the basics- this book is going to be 160 pages long, 162 if you get the digital version. (They're made using a lot of the same file templates, so the digital version needs placeholder graphics where the blank cover sections would be on the physical book)

What's in those 160 pages?

Here's the breakdown: 138 pages are comics that were originally published online. Jenny's cleaned up the art, touched up the details, and it really pops now. After that, we've got 22 pages of additional material. That's things like art spreads, author's note, footnotes for all the comics, and, oh yeah, a much longer mini story than was in the first book. You're going to get to see how one of the characters came to the island. We're not saying who, though! You'll have to read it and find out ;)

We should also mention that the mini comic will be the same in both the digital and the physical books. But the bonus art will be different! So no matter which one you get, you'll get something special. Or buy both, and collect them all!

What else is there? I want more!

We've got you covered! You can get the regular book, or you can get a sketch edition! If you'd like the sketch edition, Jenny will be adding in a hand-drawn sketch of her choice in the front of each of these. We're only doing a limited number this time, though- we don't want to kill Jenny's arm :)

Not enough! Give me more!

Can do! If you'd like to, you can join the world of The Zombie Hunters. Pledge for the red shirt level, and send Jenny a recent digital photograph of yourself, and you'll be included in the mini comic. You'll be in as a survivor or as a zombie, and you'll have a brief moment to shine before being killed off in as terrible a way as Jenny sees fit at the moment. In addition to your brief and horrifying death, you'll get a sketch edition of the book, and a piece of the original artwork that goes into the making of one of the pages that featured your character. All the redshirts will be featured in an ensemble page at the end of the mini comic, as well. Death never looked so good!

Wait, how horrible a death are we talking here?

You remember Jameson, don't you? He'll be in this book!

Hold on! What if I want to LIVE?

Oh, well. Living, right? If you'd like to live, we have one chance to do so- you can survive the ordeal and join the cast as a minor character on ARC island. But you'd better act fast- there's only one chance to live! Survivors on ARC can be assured that they'll be in the mini comic, and will be seen out and about throughout the island as the story goes on. Your character will have a chance to interact with Halo guards, doctors, or other cast members as time goes by, at Jenny's discretion.

You'll receive a digital copy of the book as soon as it's ready, a signed sketch edition of the book, a piece of the original artwork that went into the making of the mini comic that has your character, an original piece of concept art by Jenny that contains your character concept that will be included in the future story, and another extra copy of the book that you can loan out to friends to show off your swanky new life as the survivor of the zombie apocalypse!

Can I be a bigger part of the story?
Yes! There are a few roles in the story where Jenny has the character and the plot developed, but doesn't have a name or concept art made up for the character yet. If you want your likeness to be a larger part of the overall story, you can pledge at our highest tier. Your character will then be a meaningful part of the story.

You will also get a digital copy of the book, a sketch edition of the book, and another copy to show off to friends.You will also get the original concept artwork of your character.


Stretch Goals:

$20,000 - LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER: If the project reaches $20,000 we will release a limited hardcover edition of the book. All of our redshirts, survivor, and supporting character will be upgraded to hardcover editions, and everyone else will be able to put in a new pledge or upgrade your old pledge to receive the hardcover edition.

$30,000 - MURBLESAUR BOOK: If funding hits $30,000, we'll make a Murblesaur Children's Activity Book. The Murblesaur comic plus fun art and activities- perfect for any occasion!

$50,000 - NOT YET UNLOCKED: Will be posted if/when we reach $20,000- but it'll be cool!

$75,000 - NOT YET UNLOCKED: Will be posted if/when we reach $30,000 - it'll be even more cool!

$100,000 - NOT YET UNLOCKED: Will be posted if/when we reach $50,000 - and it will be AWESOME.

Risks and challenges

There were a lot of issues that came up when the first Zombie Hunters book was printed. Incorrect shipping charges, poor coding on the website, orders that were lost in the mail and unable to be replaced, and books that fell apart.

Well. We've learned from our mistakes, and that's not going to happen again. We're using Kickstarter, to make sure that all the billing is handled properly. And our preorder period is limited to 5 weeks. We're starting on Thursday, and we'll end on Thursday. No long delays, no waiting for months, bing bam boom done!

We're using a new printing company here in the US, so we won't have the quality issues that book one suffered. And we won't have the shipping delays, either.

Finally, we're setting aside funds specifically to take care of anyone who has any problems with their order. If something goes wrong, we will be *able* to make it right. You guys have supported this comic for years, and we're here to do right by you.

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    Just the art!
    This level gets you a link to a selection of the bonus artwork from the digital and physical book. Perfect if you want to show your support, but you don't want a copy of the book :)

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    This level will receive a digital copy of the book. This will be the fastest way of getting a copy of the new book, but it does not include a physical version. But that's okay, because the digital version is going to have different bonus art!

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    Double Digital! This pledge level will get you a digital copy of the first and second books. Perfect if you want the bonus material but prefer an e-reader.

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    Signed Copy of the Book! This is what everyone is waiting for- the signed copy with that crisp feel and new book smell.
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    Digital and Physical! Get the digital copy in October, and a physical copy will be mailed to you when they come available in November. As above, this level includes shipping for our US orders, and international orders will be charged an additional $19 for delivery.

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    Signed Sketch Edition! These will be a physical copy of the book containing an original sketch of Jenny's choice. To save her wrist we are limiting the number of sketches available at this time, so act fast!
    As above, this level includes shipping for our US orders, and international orders will be charged an additional $19 for delivery.

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    A digital copy and a sketch copy! This lets you take advantage of the fast delivery of the digital version, and still get that sweet original, one-of-a-kind artwork from Jenny in the cover. To save Jenny's wrist, we are limiting the number of sketch editions this time, so act fast!
    As above, this level includes shipping for our US orders, and international orders will be charged an additional $19 for delivery.

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    DOUBLE BOOK! Save on shipping by ordering two copies of the book. You'll get two signed copies shipped to you as soon as they're available.
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    BOOK ONE AND TWO COMBO!
    Get Book One and Book Two at the SAME TIME! They'll come in the same package and you'll be able to read them back to back in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere else!

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    Multi-Bundle! Get a digital copy, a signed copy, and a sketch edition! You'll get access to the digital edition as soon as it's available, and you'll be mailed two copies of the book, one with an original sketch of Jenny's choice in it.
    As above, this level includes shipping for our US orders, and international orders will be charged an additional $19 for delivery. But you'll have two books instead of one!

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    BOOK ONE and BOOK TWO SKETCH EDITION, with an advance digital copy. Bundle a sketch edition of Book 2 with a copy of Book 1. Book 2 will come with a sketch of Jenny's choice. You will also get a copy of the digital book as soon as it comes available. As above, this level includes $5 for shipping within the USA; $19 will be added for pledges outside the country.

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    DOUBLE SKETCH! AND A DIGITAL COPY!
    You'll get a digital copy as soon as it comes out, AND you'll get two sketch editions of the book! You can save on shipping and still have two sketched copies. This is a very limited offer, though, so act fast!
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    BOTH BOOKS, BOTH WITH SKETCHES! A copy of Book One, and a copy of Book Two, both with a sketch from Jenny. You will also get access to a digital copy of Book 2 when it comes available. This level includes $5 for shipping, but international orders will be charged an additional $19

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    QUAD BUNDLE! Get a sketch copy of Book One, a sketch copy of Book Two, AND a digital copy of each book as soon as the digital copy is ready. All the zombies you could want! This level includes $5 for shipping for US orders; international orders will have an additional $19 for shipping.

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    Sponsor level!
    Because you are super awesome, we want to honor you by putting your name in the book. You'll be showcased in the Sponsors page (in every book!), with a special thanks from Jenny. You will also get a digital copy of the book as soon as it becomes available, and you'll get a sketch edition mailed to you when the physical books have been printed, signed, and sketched.

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    UPDATED Sponsor level! Because you are super awesome, we want to honor you by putting your name in the book. You'll be showcased in the Sponsors page (in every book!), with a special thanks from Jenny. You will also get a digital copy of the book as soon as it becomes available, and you'll get a sketch edition mailed to you when the physical books have been printed, signed, and sketched. You will ALSO get one of the original pieces of line-art that went into the comics or the making of this book! You will ALSO be automatically upgraded to the hardcover edition if the hardcovers are unlocked.

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    WEAR A RED SHIRT!
    This is a very limited opportunity- your likeness will be included in the book as a zombie or a survivor, and there you will meet your gruesome and horrible demise! You'll also be featured on the book's Red Shirt Ensemble page.
    In addition to that coolness, you'll also get a digital copy of the book, a physical copy of the book with an original sketch from Jenny in it, AND, one of the original sketches from one of the pages featuring YOU in this book!
    Please note: you will need to send in a recent photograph of yourself in order to complete this reward.

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    I WANT TO LIVE!
    Sometimes it's better to live than die- this level is similar to the red shirt, but you'll survive your encounter, and be seen out and about among the population of ARC Island for the duration of the story. Your character will not be a main character in the story, but will have a chance to interact with the doctors, scientists, or red halos.
    There is only one chance to survive, this time!
    If you take this chance, you will receive one digital copy of the book, one signed, sketch copy of the book, one signed copy of the book with no sketch, so you can show it off to all your friends, and one of the original art sketches that go into making the pages of the book, featuring you!

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    BE A PART OF THE STORY. There are several characters that have a role coming up in the comic. These characters have a role, but they don't yet have a face. This pledge will secure your place in the story as a character that matters to the plot. You will also receive a digital copy of the book, a sketch copy of the book, and a signed copy of the book to show off. Also, please note- this character will not be a major part of THIS BOOK. You will be a major part of the FUTURE comic pages.

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