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Picture CAPTAIN AMERICA born in a jacked-up, demon-possessed version of THE WALKING DEAD, where only men are cursed!
Picture CAPTAIN AMERICA born in a jacked-up, demon-possessed version of THE WALKING DEAD, where only men are cursed!
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UNDER THE FLESH - HIGH-OCTANE DOOMSDAY HORROR! 

A super soldier with untapped power faces more than just devilish fiends after a widely believed male-specific virus ravages the world.

UTF is a six-issue horror series, and issues 1 - 2 are already complete! The GOAL of this campaign is to fund the art for our third issue and keep this story rolling!

WHAT IS UNDER THE FLESH?

Simply put: our goal with UNDER THE FLESH is to do for zombies what THE STRAIN did for vampires! It's a tasty doomsday horror comic that flips the undead stereotype on its head! 

Layering a wide breadth of controversial themes within its storytelling framework, UTF bring a fresh, no-holds-barred narrative to the tried-and-true apocalypse genre.

We have a cryptic virus which ONLY infects men, turning 'em into into unstoppably depraved, violent, and sexually deranged "fleshers!" Headshots don't stop 'em and decapitations just piss 'em off! Yes, you read that right. They think before they act and violate their victims in more ways than cannibalism. 

Upon saving his love during the Desolation Day skid, we find our super soldier protagonist, Ruben Lobos, holed-up in a library for two months with some badass ladies, eager to learn about his unknown abilities. Devoid of human contact and knowledge of the ravaging virus, they soon discover they're no longer alone with the unexpected presence of Hellions: Not your run-of-the-mill bikers. 

There's also an ominous stranger who controls fleshers and something called the NRI...  The National Resurgence Initiative.

That's right, the gov't ain't dead yet...

Wait. Need to take a breath. I'm saying too much.

STRETCHER GOALS!!!

$2000 - (UNLOCKED) I've managed to pull some strings with insanely talented artist Matt Triano, who'll be working on an original pinup print to offer all of our backers at the $12 level and up! Matt's worked on LONE RANGER, SHERLOCK HOLMES, and DEVILERS, which have been published by DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT!

$2500 - (UNLOCKED) Since Matt Triano will be granting us his artful awesomeness via pinup, unlocking this shows UTF's backer support, and in turn, Matt will commit to an exclusive Variant cover for UTF #3!!!! Backers at the $5 pledge level & up will get a glimpse of this future cover offering! Matt's worked on LONE RANGER, SHERLOCK HOLMES, and DEVILERS, which have been published by DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT!

$3000 - (LOCKED) UTF #3 PDF to everyone who's pledged at the $10 level and up! Help spread the bite! Tell your comic buddies! Tell your mom! Tell your Dad and your Gram-Gram! Help us to #makecomics!

Check more of Matt's awesome art!

Some of Matt's work on Devilers!
Some of Matt's work on Devilers!
Some of Matt's work on Devilers!
Some of Matt's work on Devilers!

J.L.'s SKETCHES!

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Superman
Superman
Wolverine
Wolverine
Batman
Batman
Galactus
Galactus
GROOOOOOT!
GROOOOOOT!

WHY CREATOR-OWNED COMICS?!

UNDER THE FLESH is a 100% creator-owned independent comic. That means we don't receive any financial help from advertising or publishers. It's an unconditional labor of love, blood, sweat, and tears. Our dream is to rise beyond obscurity and share our creative voice with you! Truth is, we have very limited financial resources to keep UTF going at its current level of quality and consistency.

That´s why right now, you guys have the power to help this project blossom. Together we have the chance to create a great comic book outside the margins of a market dominated by big companies.

Only ten years ago, it was almost impossible for small independent creators like us to self-publish and get their work out to the public. Although today it is still an extremely difficult task, Kickstarter opens up new financing channels that have turned the gloomy, tortuous path of self-publishing into a creative and hopeful crowd-publishing reality! Thanks to Kickstarter & your support, sky's are indeed the limit!

With your help Under The Flesh is possible!

Where Does My Backer Support go?

90% of the pledge funds will be budgeted towards the art J.L. is creating for  UTF #3!!!!!!! This allows a talented artist to receive a respectable rate for providing professional grade quality art.

10% of the pledge funds will cover Kickstarter and Amazon fees.

The Dynamic Duo Behind UTF!

Gilbert Deltrez - Zany kinda guy blessed with a highly percolative imagination since birth. Digs reading comics, gaming, and Netflix. Doubly so if horror fodder. UTF is his first dip into the vast comic book world as he looks to spellbind with his craft and dodge stereotypical labels.

J.L. Giles - Loves painting and drawing comics since childhood. Has done top-notch work for Marvel, IDW, Hasbro, Zenescope, Papercutz, Grindhouse Comics, Top Secret Press, and others. You can check more of his amazing artwork on his BLOG.

Risks and challenges

UTF #1 & 2 is fully completed, so there is no risk on the project not being made or finished. It is ready to be sent to print. Backers will receive their rewards unless either JL or I meet fatal injury.

If we fund our goal, fully-fleshed artwork for UTF #3 will begin.

Any overfunded revenue will be used to create future UTF pages causing J.L. to moonwalk like a smooth criminal!

We kept our goals realistically reasonable.

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    UTF #1 & #2 RETRO PACK REWARD (FOUR ISSUES!): Hard paper copies of UTF #1 & #2 with RETRO VARIANT COVERS (Kickstarter Exclusive), Hard copies of UTF #1 & #2 with ORIGINAL COVERS (Kickstarter Exclusive), a signed print from the UTF creators, PDF of UTF #1 & #2, and your name immortalized on our "THANK-YOU" page!

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    FLESHER LIKENESS REWARD: Bloodthirsty immersion! Your likeness as (or aid in the design of) a flesher to be featured in UTF #3!! Don't forget, this is extremely limited!, plus UTF #1 & #2 RETRO PACK REWARD!

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