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It's Stranger Things with vampires! Help us make issue #1 of our cinematically paced horror comic book set in late-70s New England.
It's Stranger Things with vampires! Help us make issue #1 of our cinematically paced horror comic book set in late-70s New England.
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Night Is Falling #1 - Welcome To Jonah's Harbor

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“But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together.”
                                             ― Bram Stoker, Dracula 


NIGHT IS FALLING is an eerie ten-issue comic book series centering around a group of neighborhood kids who join forces to thwart a sinister plot involving an ancient vampire who has crept into their town during the hot New England summer of 1977.  

THE STORY

In NIGHT IS FALLING, brother and sister Valerie and Joshua Haskell are moving from New York City to Jonah's Harbor, Maine, ostensibly because their dad has a new job in the town.  But it's a chance for a new start in many ways, as Valerie has been dogged by cruel rumors at their former school, and Joshua has been kicked out for fighting.  They soon discover that the Jonah's Harbor kids who take them into their circle have been keeping a dangerous secret, and cultivating a plan to save the town from an unspeakable evil.    

THE SETTING

Jonah's Harbor, Maine is a tiny coastal mill town, which in the summer of '77, finds itself once again in transition.  The mills are closing, and previous industries (shipbuilding, shoe manufacturing, poultry) are gone for good.  Will the town's salvation come in the form of new businesses taking advantage of the cheap land and an eager labor pool, or will a darker force capture Jonah's Harbor in its evil grip?

WHO WILL LOVE NIGHT IS FALLING?

  • People who grew up on movies like Fright Night, Lost Boys, The Goonies, Stand By Me, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Gate, Monster Squad, Gremlins, E.T., Cloak and Dagger, War Games… any of those timeless classics from the 80s where it’s up to the kids to save the world. (And a story that isn't afraid to put our heroic kids in serious danger.) 
  • Readers of bleeding edge comics like Sabrina, Afterlife with Archie, Monstress, Lumberjanes & Motor Crush 
  • Fans of Stephen King stories/films like Salem’s Lot, It and Stand By Me (The Body) and other spooky tales set in New England
  • People who love the commitment to detail and setting in the hit series Stranger Things 
  • Fans of Dracula and other classic vampire stories
  • Fans of Neil Gaiman’s young adult horror stories Coraline and The Graveyard Book - We've got some vampire violence and light swearing but depending on your child, we'd rate our book a PG-13.
  • If you'd enjoy a comic with the pacing of an old school horror film, atmospheric visuals, and starring a cast of characters you care about, THIS IS YOUR BOOK!

WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU GET WITH NIGHT IS FALLING #1?

  •  Night Is Falling #1 is a full color comic book that will be 30+ pages in standard American comic size, on high-quality gloss paper. It's the first of 10 planned issues that cover our 1977 story arc.
  • Backers get a digital and/or physical copy of the book. 
  • Includes 30 pages of story (no ads) plus great bonus content at the end of the book.
  • At higher pledge levels, great bundles of extra collectible merchandise, including an enamel pin, a metallic mini-print, and a Kickstarter exclusive Salem's Lot parody t-shirt that's sure to be a conversation starter!
  • At the highest levels, limited opportunities to get original art on sketch covers, an extremely rare Kickstarter exclusive variant cover, an original vampire story starring you, and the chance for a pet, yourself or a loved one to be immortalized forever and drawn into the first issue of Night Is Falling.

THE CREATIVE TEAM 

 Also, when time permits, we slay vampires.  

If you share our love for vampire stories, especially ones inspired by modern film classics where average kids become heroes that embark on fantastic and dangerous missions, we think you'll really dig what we are up to. Those are the kind of stories that shaped us during our formative years. Our whole team feels in this modern climate, tales of heroic kids are particularly resonant and we want to bring more of these stories into the world.  

THE REWARDS

Below you will find examples of what you can receive depending on which tier you choose. Free US Shipping

THE PLEDGE LEVELS 

ALL OR NOTHING

With Kickstarter, it's all or nothing funding. Meaning this project will only get funded and made if it reaches its goal.  And you won't be charged for your pledge until after our campaign ends, so please don't hesitate to make a pledge now if you can't afford it until later.

IN SUMMARY

With your help, this will the the beginning of something big!

If you've made it this far, thank you so very much for your interest in Night Is Falling. Our long-term goals for this project are to expand far beyond this 10 chapter story. If this project is a success and finds its audience, we hope to branch off into live-action continuations of the story which may include audio drama, web series and perhaps even a feature film. The world of Night Is Falling starts small but we have big ideas to expand the universe and mythology of our story. 

With your help, we have many monstrous roads to travel together!


WANT TO GET A BITE-SIZED TASTE OF NIGHT IS FALLING BEFORE YOU BACK? SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE 10-PAGE PROLOGUE! 

If you like what you've seen so far, and want to help us bring the world of Night Is Falling to life, please select one of our pledge rewards and click the green BACK THIS PROJECT Button to climb in the coffin with us. And don't forget to share this with your friends. There may be someone you know who would love this story. 

Any help you can give us to get in front of them would be so awesome. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Although our creative team is new to the world of comics, we have run several successful crowdfunding campaigns in the past for various creative projects and have delivered on each one of them. We've written, directed, shot and edited a 22 episode web series with a cast of over 40 actors and delivered an award-winning world-renowned series. We are no strangers to the hard work and long hours it takes to deliver a high-quality product, and we've surrounded ourselves with some very accomplished mentors in the comic publishing community. That being said, we are a team of humans, and there could very well be life hurdles we cannot predict along our path. We promise to be as transparent as possible​ and to give ample updates along our creative journey, You will be made aware of any issues we encounter. No one wants to see this book get made more than we do, and we will give it all we have to make this as awesome as it can be.

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    Digital Copy of Issue #1

    You'll get a bare-bones pdf download of Night Is Falling issue 1.

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    Physical Copy of Issue #1

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    Issue 1 + Special Thanks!

    Get a copy of "Night Is Falling", Issue 1 and then flip to the "Special Thanks" section of the comic to see your name printed there!

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    Super-rare Variant Cover by Tom Brown

    Attention collectors! This is a SUPER RARE (only 100 will be printed ever) variant cover by Illustrator of the hit gothic comic book series "Hopeless, Maine." Once they're gone, they're gone forever. Some day, when the feature film comes out, you're gonna wish you bought one of these. Plus we'll immortalize you by adding your name to the thank you list printed in the issue, Free US shipping!

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    Enamel Pin plus Issue #1

    You will receive our "Night is Falling" enamel pin! This design is a Kickstarter exclusive.

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    Signed Copy + Enamel Pin + Art Print

    Issue #1 signed by writer Greg Tulonen, artist Alysa Avery and creators Karen and Barry Dodd. You'll also receive the enamel pin, the metallic art print, your name printed on the special thanks page, and a pdf version of issue #1.

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    Book + T-Shirt + Pin + Print

    Everything from earlier Reward levels plus an awesome exclusive NIGHT IS FALLING T-shirt designed specifically for supporters of this campaign.

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    SUPER RARE Variant Cover Bundle

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    • Enamel Pin
    • Exclusive Limited Edition Tom Brown Cover - Issue #1
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    Issue #1 Hand Drawn Sketch Cover Edition

    Only 20 available! You'll get a hand drawn one of a kind black and white illustration on the cover over your first issue. Let us choose, or imagine your own idea for Alysa to draw. The image could be starring you or a friend as a vampire or vampire hunter! It can include our characters or anything else you'd like. This is a rare chance to own an original piece of Night Is Falling artwork.

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    • Your name in print added to our "thank you" list
    • Digital PDF Issue #1
    • One-of-a-kind Sketch cover by Alysa Avery
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    An Original Vampire Story Starring You!

    Original vampire mini-story (250 words - One Page) starring you and written by our head writer, Greg Tulonen. Be a vampire hunter! Or a vampire's victim! Or a vampire! It's all up to you. It's a vampire-themed short story and you're the star. You write the first sentence and/or a rough idea of your character, and let Greg take it from there. Our illustrator Alysa Avery will include a digital sketch to accompany the story.

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    • One digital sketch of your story
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    Retailer Deluxe - New England Only

    This pledge includes 25 regular cover copies of Night Is Falling Issue #1 and also includes an in-store appearance from our creative team to meet your patrons in person and sign books! We will also include an exclusive custom 8x10 print ad for your signing event.

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    • In-store appearance & signing with Night Is Falling creative team
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    One-Of-A-Kind Vamp Bride Artwork Bundle

    Our illustrator Alysa Avery has offered up her original hand-drawn artwork for our vampire brides print as a special pledge level that only one lucky backer will get the chance to own. We will also include the 8x10 chromium print that has been made from the original piece and we will also include a signed copy of issue number one. Since the majority of our comic has been drawn digitally, it is rare to have an original Night Is Falling art piece like this. Don't delay!

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    • Original vampire brides drawing by Alysa Avery
    • Metallic 8x10 art print - Signed by Alysa Avery
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    Instant Night Is Falling Collection

    You're a completist. When you fall in love with a new cool story, you fall hard. This level is designed with you in mind. Pledging at this level will get you THREE different copies of Issue #1. The regular edition, the Tom Brown limited-edition variant, and a one-of-a-kind sketch cover by Alysa Avery! You'll also get the enamel pin, the signed metallic mini-print and the t-shirt.

    Includes:
    • Your name in print added to our "thank you" list
    • Exclusive "Night is Falling" T-shirt
    • Digital PDF Issue #1
    • Enamel Pin
    • Autographed Copy of Issue #1
    • Metallic 8x10 art print - Signed by Alysa Avery
    • One-of-a-kind Sketch cover by Alysa Avery
    • Exclusive Limited Edition Tom Brown Cover - Issue #1
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    Get drawn into Night Is Falling

    Here's your opportunity to be drawn into the comic or to have someone you love to make a cameo appearance in our story! You'll also receive a high-quality download of the page from your appearance. This is a very limited perk so if you'd like to appear in NIGHT IS FALLING, act fast!

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    • Your name in print added to our "thank you" list
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    GOOD SAMARITAN LEVEL - Issue #2 Unlocked

    Do you love indie Maine-made art and giving to others? Then you might just be the hero we need.

    Help us UNLOCK NIGHT IS FALLING Chapter 2! By selecting this reward you will pay for the production and printing of the entire second chapter in the Night Is Falling Saga FOR EVERY BACKER! That's right, you just gave every print backer an extra 20-plus pages of spooky Night Is Falling goodness. Your generosity and patronage will be legendary to our creative team and fans. We will reward you with praise and adulation and...

    - Tell us what you want!! Do you want your loved ones to appear in the book? Do you want your business on Main Street in the book? Do you want us to send two dozen copies of the book to your favorite charity? Perhaps we could make an appearance and do an art lesson at a New England school of your choice? Message us and we'll find a great way to thank you for expanding our universe. The story of Night Is Falling continues because of you! Thank you for believing in us.

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    Your Dog or Cat Drawn Into The Comic

    Want your beloved cat or dog illustrated in our spooky story? Provide us with reference photos of your pet, and they can be immortalized in a panel of our comic. We will also send you a high-resolution digital copy of the page that features your furbaby!

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    • Have Your Dog or Cat Drawn Into Our Comic
    • High-res digital copy of the page featuring your pet
    • Digital PDF Issue #1
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    Retailer Pledge

    As you have seen, this is a limited print run, and we have big plans for this property over time, so there's always the chance they will gain value, and in the world of Amazon, it's great to have a book that nobody else has. With this pledge, you get 30 of our regular cover. Retail on the regular copies won't be written on the book, but you can assume approximately $4.99. We may ask that you prove that you are a retailer...

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