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A 1940's Mental Hospital collides with the dark underworld of thirsty Vampires struggling with their sanity. Dark Horror Noir
A 1940's Mental Hospital collides with the dark underworld of thirsty Vampires struggling with their sanity. Dark Horror Noir
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Grey Matter Comics Presents

VAMPIRE JOURNALS: ASYLUM #1

Vampire Journals Asylum is a dark horror Noir set in the 1940’s. Dr. Holden is our Narrator and he guides us on his Journey from being a big city doctor to being sent to Danbury Rose Sanatorium, a Mental Asylum up in the hills of West Virginia. A place where the smoke from the mines block out most of the sun… “bad things like to creep in the dark.” Dr. Holden and his beautiful mixed wife are a forward thinking city couple thrust into the dark and mysterious world of this back woods asylum. Holden is sent to investigate the wellness of Superintendent Bernard but after seeing what is happening he must find out if this is just another mental ward or if dark supernatural forces are at play. 32 pages, square bound.

This is Michele Grey Hartsoe’s very first comic book but she has always had a very creative spirit. Michele has been involved in acting, directing, creating custom tarot and playing card decks. She has been heavily influenced by the work of Stephen King, Rod Sterling, and Vincent Price as well as being a huge fan of shows like American Horror Story, Black Mirror and the Outer Limits.

Written and Created by: Michele Hartsoe

Art: Jeremy Ray

Color: Mirko Bojadzijevski

If you enjoy deep dark and creepy stories then you will love this!

Add on for only $10 to any physical Package
Add on for only $10 to any physical Package

My wonderfully talented partner, legendary comic book creator, Everette Hartsoe has created a BONUS cover for my Project. Isn't he just the best!? The piece itself has been taken but if you would like your very own copy of this Limited Cover just add it on

Only $10

ADD IT ON to any physical package, (32 pgs, bw, 7x10)

**I WILL ALSO BE SENDING ALL BACKERS A HIGH RES. DIGITAL PRINT OF THIS BONUS COVER!**

 

 

 

WHY KICKSTARTER??

We are seeking funds to promote the project on a larger scale with more books printed and items created to gain maximum visibility in the domestic and international markets. We are coming to the fans directly so no middle man is needed!

All artwork for this book is complete and ready to publish at end of campaign !

THE EVERETTE HARTSOE INSANITY COVER INKS:

Everette Hartsoe Insanity Cover 11x17 Inks on Bristol
Everette Hartsoe Insanity Cover 11x17 Inks on Bristol

 

I am happy to bring you VJ:Asylum #1
I am happy to bring you VJ:Asylum #1

 

           

                        INTERIORS:

 

 

b/w and color interiors
b/w and color interiors

  

b/w and color interiors
b/w and color interiors

 

My cover is complete:

Here is a look at the Acrylic on Canvas Board

14x18 Acrylic on Canvas Board
14x18 Acrylic on Canvas Board

 

LIVE Photoshoots done during the Campaign!

 Backers get Special BTS shots! 

If you want the digital Package:

Only $20- VJ: Asylum #1: Digital Premium 5

FIVE PDF DOWNLOADS.

-Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed

-Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed

-Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Model #1 Digital Photobook, over 100 images.

-Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only Color

-Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only B/w -Digital 11" by 17" Print

PLUS YOU GET A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACKAGE of OVER 500+ Photos!

ONLY 25 PRINTED PHOTO BOOKS will be AVAILABLE: All Signed! Add ON for ($45 Domestic) ($60 International)

 

 

Check out my interview on Geekish Cast! I'm a nervous dork but hey get to know me and my weirdness! ;)

 

Risks and challenges

All of the artwork is completed. A couple of weeks and off to the printer it goes! I don't expect any problems with Delivering this product by April. IF you back this project you will receive a book :)

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    VJ: Asylum #1 Digital

    PDF DOWNLOADS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with models and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
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    VJ: Asylum #1 Physical B/W

    Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 B/W Ed
    7x10, 32 pages, square bound
    PDF DOWNLOADS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with models and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 B/W Edition 7x10
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
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    VJ: Asylum #1 Physical FULL COLOR

    Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 FULL COLOR Ed
    7x10, 32 pages, square bound
    PDF DOWNLOADS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with models and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 COLOR Edition 7x10
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
    • Exclusive BTS Access to campaign, Photoshoots and More
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    VJ: Asylum #1: Digital Premium 5

    FIVE PDF DOWNLOADS.
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Model #1 Digital Photobook, over 100 images.
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only Color
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only B/w
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with model and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • Grey Matter COSPLAY Muse Model #1 Digital Photo Book
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • PDF- INKS ONLY B/W Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • PDF- INKS ONLY Color Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
    • Exclusive BTS Access to campaign, Photoshoots and More
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    VJ: Asylum #1: DUO+Digital Premium 5

    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 FULL COLOR
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Fangs Cover B/W
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    PDF DOWNLOADS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Model #1 Digital Photobook, over 100 images
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only Color
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only B/w
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with model and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 COLOR Edition 7x10
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 B/W Edition 7x10
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • Grey Matter COSPLAY Muse Model #1 Digital Photo Book
    • PDF- INKS ONLY Color Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • PDF- INKS ONLY B/W Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
    • Exclusive BTS Access to campaign, Photoshoots and More
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    VJ: Asylum #1 SIGNED Premium Printed

    FOUR PRINTED BOOKS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 FULL COLOR
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Fangs Cover B/W
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Michele Hartsoe Alternate Cover 1- B/W Ed7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Full color premium photo book for Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Models #1. 7x10, over 100 images Signed.
    COLLECTIBLES:
    -Collectible Trading Cards- 6 card set
    -2 4x6 Prints
    -3 Signed Bookplates
    FIVE PDF DOWNLOADS.
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Model #1 Digital Photobook, over 100 images.
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only Color
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only B/w
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with model and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 COLOR Edition 7x10
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 B/W Edition 7x10
    • Soft Cover VJ: Asylum #1 Michele Hartsoe Alternate Cover, B/W
    • 3 Signed BookPlates
    • Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Models #1 Premium Photobook 7x10 Signed
    • Collectible TRADING CARD SET (6 at 2.5x3.5")
    • 2 4"x6" Prints
    • certificate of authenticity
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • Grey Matter COSPLAY Muse Model #1 Digital Photo Book
    • PDF- INKS ONLY Color Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • PDF- INKS ONLY B/W Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • Exclusive BTS Access to campaign, Photoshoots and More
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    Michele Hartsoe Variant Litia Cover

    MICHELE HARTSOE
    Variant Litia COVER
    14" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas Board
    FOUR PRINTED BOOKS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 FULL COLOR
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Fangs Cover B/W
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Michele Hartsoe Alternate Cover 1- B/W Ed7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Full color premium photo book for Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Models #1. 7x10, over 100 images Signed.
    COLLECTIBLES:
    -Collectible Trading Cards- 6 card set
    -2 4x6 Prints
    -3 Signed Bookplates
    -MICHELE HARTSOE sketch Card Original Art
    FIVE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Model #1 Digital Photobook, over 100 images.
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only Color
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only B/w
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with model and BTS Goodies.

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    EVERETTE HARTSOE Insanity COVER

    EVERETTE HARTSOE
    INSANITY COVER
    11" x 17" INK on Bristol
    FOUR PRINTED BOOKS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 FULL COLOR
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Fangs Cover B/W
    7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Michele Hartsoe Alternate Cover 1- B/W Ed7x10, 32 page, Square Bound Prestige Format
    -Full color premium photo book for Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Models #1. 7x10, over 100 images Signed.
    COLLECTIBLES:
    -Collectible Trading Cards- 6 card set
    -2 4x6 Prints
    -3 Signed Bookplates
    -MICHELE HARTSOE sketch Card Original Art
    FIVE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 Full Color ed
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum Issue #1 B/w ed
    -Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Model #1 Digital Photobook, over 100 images.
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only Color
    -Vampire Journals: Asylum #1: Inks Only B/w
    -Digital 11" by 17" Print
    -exclusive access during the campaign to Photoshoots with model and BTS Goodies.

    Includes:
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 COLOR Edition 7x10
    • Soft Cover Vampire Journals: Asylum #1 B/W Edition 7x10
    • Grey Matter Cosplay Muse Models #1 Premium Photobook 7x10 Signed
    • 2 4"x6" Prints
    • Collectible TRADING CARD SET (6 at 2.5x3.5")
    • Signed BookMark
    • 3 Signed BookPlates
    • LIMITED Michele Hartsoe Sketch Card
    • Grey Matter COSPLAY Muse Model #1 Digital Photo Book
    • PDF- Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- FULL COLOR Edition
    • PDF Vampire Journals: Asylum #1- B/W Edition
    • Digital Print 11" by 17"
    • certificate of authenticity
    • Exclusive BTS Access to campaign, Photoshoots and More
    • VJ:Asylum #1 Alternate Cover 1- B/W Edition, 7x10, 32 pages
    • PDF- INKS ONLY B/W Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
    • PDF- INKS ONLY Color Vampire Journals: Asylum #1
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