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Tales of terror await all who visit Loon Lake! A "most-ages" comic anthology & homage to the 70's comics/mags we all love.
Tales of terror await all who visit Loon Lake! A "most-ages" comic anthology & homage to the 70's comics/mags we all love.
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The stories have been written, the art has been completed and delivered, and preliminary proofs have been received from the printer to ensure quality. You may wonder, "why pursue crowd funding at all if you are so near the goal and apparently aren't worried about recuperating the cost?"

Smell a Rat by Stan Chou
Smell a Rat by Stan Chou

With this Kickstarter we are hoping to cover the price of printing for the initial print run and celebrate the project's completion. Like all wonderful things, this book was a team effort; from artists to well-wishers. I wanted the KS step be a chance for everyone to participate in the release; there are premiums to be had, and signed-numbered editions for all who order. Its a chance for others who are new to the book to have a chance to celebrate the spirit of indie comics as well!

Marco Dances! by Vicky Leta
Marco Dances! by Vicky Leta

I'd be lying if I said I don't care if I make my investment back. But, more importantly, I want to set the example in the indie comics community. The project is complete, and all it needs is you! All money raised above the set goal will be divided up to the artists on a per-page basis. The structure will be as such:

For every $300 earned over goal, approximately $220 will be divided up at a rate of $2/page to each contributing artist.

Loon Lake by Scott Roller
Loon Lake by Scott Roller

Whether this amounts to $2 or $200 per artist is up to you! By supporting this project you are not only supporting our book, but supporting a community of indie artists. This bonus is intended to help them support their pursuits and reward them from using their talents to collaborate with other indie creators. As a writer, I appreciate the time they spent on my project, knowing that they have projects of their own (and other more lucrative offers) that they could have been involved with this summer.

Gene's Golem by Geoff Munn
Gene's Golem by Geoff Munn

If you love horror stories, horror comics, or horror movies (see a theme yet?), we are sure you will find something in our project that will wet your whistle. Appropriate for most ages, heavy on variety, and all written and drawn out of love; The Horror of Loon Lake will fit nicely on all horror fans' shelves.

 CONTENTS INCLUDE:

Foreword—Kat Morris

Horrors of Loon Lake—Tim Sparvero (our connecting story about a bored teen on a Minnesota lake... but he isn't alone)

Invisible Melvin—Wesley Hall (A boy wakes to find he has turned invisible to everyone)

House of Scary—Jeff Manley (Mad Magazine style fun page)

Marco Dances—Vicky Leta (a regular guy has his Friday night ruined by a rude vampire)

Love Hurts—Joe Patrick (more 1 page goodness)

The Swing—Michael Grassia (sometimes teachers have rules for a reason)

The Swing (pin-up) - Jan Marc Quisumbing

Gene’s Golem—Geoff Munn (bullies assault a young boy, but he has a special ally)

Gene’s Golem (pin-up) - John Boren

Fluffy - Kris Crockard (hunters chase a murderous werewolf while a big brother squabbles with his little sister, maybe for the last time)

Fluffy by Kris Crockard
Fluffy by Kris Crockard

The Mask of Dr. Sueno—Brian Du Pont (a pro wrestler gets sucked into a seedy murder plot, only to find himself an avenging angel)

Crossing Over: the Game—Jeff Manley(a board game you won't believe)

Willow the Wisp—Nicole Bresner (a confirmed bachelor finds love in a graveyard)

Vampire (pin-up) - Jan Marc Quisumbing

Smell A Rat—Stan Chou/Wes Locher (a street gang finds more than they bargained for in an abandoned warehouse... Warriors meets Dracula)

Horror of Loon Lake (pin-up) - Scott Roller 

and Pin-Ups by...

Brad Gischia, Michelle Centorino-Moden, Bryan North, Jay Fosgitt, Scott Roller, Warren Manser, Jen Terry, Tony Ferguson, and Jan Marc Quisumbing  

And maybe a surprise or two...

Dead by Design doll by Michelle Centorino-Moden
Dead by Design doll by Michelle Centorino-Moden

Risks and challenges

Thankfully, the hurdles to fulfillment are negligable. The book is complete. We have but to slip in a few pages than can only be completed post-Campaign, and the file is ready to upload to our printer. The turnaround on printing is expected to be 3 weeks, at which time the mailing process will begin. Your pledge covers the shipping costs so there are no forseeable risks with shipping. We will be using USPS.

The Horror of Loon Lake is number one on my project list at this time. There isn't much to do but send it off into the wild! So I cannot forsee a hiccup in fulfillment. So, please, pledge with confidence and ask me any questions you may have.

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    Shelves full? Addicted to your Kindle Fire or iPad? Just want to read The Horror of Loon Lake but not deal with post offices, print costs, and so on? How about a PDF then? For $9 or more you can have a PDF of the anthology! Get your name in print, right in the book! You'll be listed as a friend of Loon Lake!

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    A print copy of The Horror of Loon Lake mailed to your door! What more could you want?! All copies will include a signature and will be hand numbered, denoting they are from the initial print run!

    Includes a PDF copy of the book as well, for your digital convenience. You'll also get your name in print, right in the book! You'll be listed as a friend of Loon Lake!

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    I call this one the "risk taker" tier. You get the book and the PDF, and you get a custom commission by my 5 year old son, Colin. You give him the subject, he'll draw it. Only three of these, please. (reverse Axe Cop, eh?)

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    "The Book Was Better" bundle. You get the anthology, the PDF, and a signed copy of Carl's historical horror novella "The Darkness Out of Carthage."

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    Come out and playyyyyyyy!!! You get the book, the PDF, and a copy of Smell A Rat as a standalone comic (its breaking off into its own series!).

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    Our home and native land... This is a tier for Canadians only. No additional shipping needs to be added, it's factored in. Book + PDF. Enjoy.

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    Graveyard Crew! You get the book, PDF, and your name chisled onto one of 5 tombstones adorning the pinup page by Brad Gischia! First come, first serve!

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    Golem level donor. One lucky fan will get the book, PDF, and the original page of pin-up art representing the golem, drawn by John Boren!

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    Vampire level donor. One lucky fan will get the book, PDF, and the original page of pin-up art representing the vampire, as drawn by The Janimal!

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    Custom avatar level!!! You get the book, you get the PDF, but you also get a custom avatar drawing to use on any social media site your heart desires! Drawn by Wesley Hall of NamelessPCs.com fame!

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    STOCK MY LCS! Do you have a comic shop, books store, or library? Get a handful of copies to offer to your clients! Help us penetrate the market, and boost exposure of indie creators. Thanks for helping us get our book into new hands! You get 5 copies of the book at a price point that leaves room for profit when sold at suggested retail of $15.99 (please, retailers only)

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    Flash fiction Mad Lib! You get the book and the PDF, yes yes... but you also get a short story staring you! Estimated 2 pages in length, you give me your name, names of 2 other people, and up to 5 "parameters" of your chosing. I'll work it into a story for you as "thanks" for supporting our project.

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    Season Pass: Rat Style! I am offering five passes to the first 3 "Rat" issues, along with The Horror of Loon Lake book and the PDF. Issue one will ship with HoLL, and the next two will ship as they are printed (2015). Support two projects at once!

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    The Commish! Okay, so you know you're getting a book and the PDF, but now you are getting a commission drawn by Brad Gischia! You lucky stiff!

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    Loon lake art by Scott Roller! Featured in the video, this gorgeous piece depicts our young man rowing his way towards an ominous horror! This tier grants you the original art, a copy of the book, and a PDF.

    This replaces the "Cover girl... or guy" tier for now. Wanted to take that one down until the art arrives for sure.

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    Buy your way into fame! For your generous donation, You get the book, a PDF, and one full page in the pin-up to promote your mad skills as an illustrator! Show off your chops, promote your web comic, poke fun at your favorite pod cast... whatever! The page is yours, you paid for it!

    Contact me for information of dimensions and what is acceptable. We're a PG/PG-13 anthology, people! A great way to help our book and add a line to your portfolio!

    -note: I will also accept a band promo pic with at lest one link to a song, or two page (12 pt Garamond) horror story/excerpt with link... subject to approval of course. If you intend to do music or prose, please bid $130 or higher.

    Your contribution must be received within 8 days of the Kickstarter's end to be included in the first edition. Absolute deadline is November 20, no excuses or refunds beyond that date.

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    CREEPY DOLL ALERT! This lucky donor will get the book, PDF, and the one-of-a-kind horror doll featured in the pin-up section! Truly a unique and chilling piece of horror art by Michelle Moden of Dead by Design! (for clarification, it is the white dress/vulture baby. Prepare your tea party for desolation!)

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