THE SUPERNATURALISTS graphic novel
THE SUPERNATURALISTS graphic novel
A fully completed 152 page graphic novel about Jazz Age vampires in a signed, hardcover edition.
A fully completed 152 page graphic novel about Jazz Age vampires in a signed, hardcover edition. Read more
"I didn't think there was an interesting vampire tale left to tell, but The Supernaturalists is it. A deftly told blend of crime and horror genres... with confident pacing, strong characters and snappy, efficient dialog." – Steven Grant, writer of current Hollywood hit 2Guns and the original Punisher miniseries
Critical praise for the author's previous books
The Comics Journal: "Neighly is an author who knows when to damn the torpedoes and move ahead at full steam."
Brian K Vaughn (Saga, Y the Last Man): "Clever!"
Joe Casey (Godland, The Uncanny X-Men): "Neighly skillfully delivers an original concept."
Kurt Busiek (The Avengers, Superman): "...rich in powerful, understated emotion."
Douglas Rushkoff (The Ecstasy Club): "...a tight little tale about a big messy world - not too much unlike our own. These guys sure can spin a yarn."
Richard Metzger (Disinformation): "Riveting. Thought provoking."
'Near Dark' meets 'Boardwalk Empire'
Flappers, speakeasies and ... the living dead? A killer stalks the streets of 1926 Manhattan. But as detective Edgar Drake races against time to solve an impossible crime, he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Unusual suspects, unforeseen allies and a mysterious socialite eventually point to a truth more horrifying than anything he could have imagined.
Hi there. My name is Patrick Neighly. A few years ago I self-published an original graphic novel with Jorge Heufemann called The Supernaturalists. The story is a Jazz Age murder mystery, with vampires. Only vampires don't exist, do they? Hard luck detective Edgar Drake must grapple with the impossible in order to solve a string of grisly murders, but sometimes even the impossible isn't what it seems. Backed by a glittering socialite and a traveling jazz musician, Edgar races against time to save New York City from a diabolical killer.
This Kickstarter is raising funds to bring the book back into print as a lush hardcover edition
The volume will be at least 160 pages on heavy, offset paper to highlight Jorge's traditional linework. The intent is to present the book as a deluxe volume that looks and feels like it came straight from the Gilded Age itself. The graphic novel includes 152 actual story pages - roughly the equivalent of 7 monthly comics!
Every page is already drawn and lettered!
Being a reprint means the entire project is ready to go the printer the moment we reach our Kickstarter goal. No gambling on a script, or waiting months for the artist to draw the book. In fact we'll be sending out digital copies within days of ending the campaign!
Jorge passed away shortly after completing the work, leaving behind hundreds of pages of gorgeous Bronze age style art. I enjoyed both of our collaborations, but his enthusiasm for vintage illustration styles and period detail really pushed The Supernaturalists to the next level. Our work together was an international capstone to his local career in his native Argentina; I will always regret not being able to meet in person to shake his hand.
The following scenes provide a look at the finished product, giving a sense of the characters, setting, writing and art. The book includes several action scenes and grislier sequences, which are not presented here in order to preserve spoilers!
We are pleased to offer a digital wallpaper package as part of our entry level support reward packages. Here's a selection of some of the pieces, with art by Image artist Donny Hadiwidjaja:
Risks and challenges
We are very fortunate with The Supernaturalists graphic novel in that the entire project is completed and ready to go to the printers. All 152 story pages are fully drawn, inked and lettered. The new hardcover edition is designed and laid out. Our only real risk is that we won't meet our funding goal for the printing - and that's where you come in. Thank you for your patronage!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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