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A suspenseful, high-flying, action adventure story packed with eerie monsters, giant sea serpents, flying skulls, magic and mayhem.

A suspenseful, high-flying, action adventure story packed with eerie monsters, giant sea serpents, flying skulls, magic and mayhem. Read More
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If you would like to see the first three chapters of Upir and the Monster Gang, just click on the link below:

http://www.raymondthornton.com/

Upir, a young vampire, wanted to live up to his family's reputation by going to training camp at the Neewollah Graveyard. But, he never anticipated the terrifying turn his stay there would take. Upon entering, Upir befriends several strange creatures: Payne, a pumpkin headed scarecrow, Gusty, a smart aleck ghost, Isabelle, a purple eyed witch and Hawthorne, a green hairy creature. Their nights soon become treacherous when they learn to dodge flying skulls, avoid huge plants with tongue-like tentacles and run from a mad scientist who loves to use the monster students in his experiments. Most of all they try to stay away from Muriel, an ill-tempered, nasty gorgon girl with slithering snakes for hair. She is the leader of three cantankerous monsters that follow her every command. Her group has a mission! They want to control everyone and destroy Upir and his gang. Then, without warning, Upir and his gang find themselves entangled in a plot to destroy the Monster race. Will they escape the clutches of this horrifying villain and alert the Monster world, or will they become loyal soldiers? 

Upir and the Monster gang is an 10" x 10.5" first edition, hard cover, illustrated novel with 60 plus full page, full colored illustrations. It is full of intrigue, adventure and, of course, vivid characters each with their own MONSTROUS personalities. Come join Upir and the Monster Gang as they try to survive at Neewollah, avoid Muriel and save the Monster race.

All money raised from this Kickstarter will go toward the production costs of the first edition of Upir and the Monster Gang and to give backers some STUPENDOUS rewards. We already have the second phase of marketing and distribution in place and plan to go forward with not only the hardcover book but with a softcover and interactive eBook. So we hope you will look for these editions in the near future. Upir and the Monster Gang is an easy and fun to read novel with lots of great art to go with the words. Our Kickstarter goal is to bring our book into the hands of readers this winter! So if you enjoy monsters, ghosts, witches, magic, mayhem, plenty of plot twists and a world of graveyards populated with monsters of all ages, then Upir and the Monster Gang is the book for you. We want to see Upir and the Monster Gang become a reality. So we need your help. And remember, you’re only charged if we make our funding goal.

While the Upir and the Monster Gang novel is the centerpiece of our Kickstarter, we are offering many more MONSTROUS backer incentives.

 We would like to thank everyone involved in making Upir and the Monster Gang a reality. We would also like to thank all of those that have stopped by to look at our Kickstarter page. We hope you enjoyed it. We have worked on Upir and the Monster Gang for the past few years and are excited to see it come to life. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have in making it. THANK YOU!

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Risks and challenges

The writing, illustrating and editing of the book are all done and ready to be sent to the printer. All vendors are set up and waiting for the final approval to go ahead and start printing. We don’t foresee any problems, but if they come up we will inform all backers and tackle them as they come. We plan to be in constant contact with all of our backers letting you know how our project is progressing.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3 USD

    THE SCREAM REWARD : A big thanks from Upir and the Monster Gang and a shout out to you on the Upir website.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    THE CREAKY TOMB REWARD: A digital PDF version of Raymond’s original Upir and the Monster Gang SKETCHBOOK filled with twenty sketches of illustrations from the book along with character profiles, scene descriptions and artist’s comments.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15 USD

    THE GURGLING GOO REWARD: A twenty page digital pdf 3D BOOK. Selected images from Upir and the Monster Gang have been recreated in AMAZING 3D! --PLUS: A twenty page digital pdf Upir and the Monster Gang COLORING BOOK.
    --PLUS: A twenty page digital pdf of Raymond’s Upir and the Monster Gang SKETCHBOOK.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20 USD

    THE CREEPY GRAVEYARD REWARD: 11" X 17" print of the UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG COVER signed by author and artist.
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    SLITHERING SNAKES REWARD: 11" X 17" print of MURIEL'S MONSTER GANG signed by author and artist.
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    THE FLYING SKULLS REWARD: 11" X 17" print of MONSTER AND THE DODGE SKULLS signed by author and artist.
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    Pledge $20 or more About $20 USD

    THE ZOMBIE HORDE REWARD: 11" X 17" print of THE ZOMBIE HORDE signed by author and artist.
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    Pledge $30 or more About $30 USD

    THE VAMPIRE'S BITE REWARD: One hardcover copy of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG.
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    Pledge $40 or more About $40 USD

    THE HOWLING WOLF REWARD: A SIGNED copy of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG by both author and illustrator.
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    THE MAD SCIENTIST REWARD: A SIGNED copy of the UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG hardcover book. --PLUS: An original monster sketch on a 4.25" X 5.5" sketch card by illustrator, Raymond Thornton.
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    Pledge $70 or more About $70 USD

    THE WITCH'S CURSE REWARD: All four of the 11x17 posters SIGNED by the author and illustrator.
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    Pledge $70 or more About $70 USD

    TWO HEADED GIANT: TWO SIGNED copies of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG by both author and illustrator. International Backers please use map below for shipping rates.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75 USD

    THE GOBLIN'S TRICK REWARD:
    --SIGNED copy of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG.hardcover book.
    --PLUS: An original monster sketch on a 4.25" X 5.5" sketch card by illustrator, Raymond Thornton.
    --PLUS: All three Upir PDF books, SKETCHBOOK, COLORING BOOK and 3D BOOK
    --PLUS: Choose one of the four Upir prints SIGNED by author and illustrator.
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    Pledge $135 or more About $135 USD

    THE DEADLY GRIM REWARD:
    --SIGNED copy of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG hardcover book.
    --PLUS: An original monster sketch on a 4.25" X 5.5" sketch card by illustrator, Raymond Thornton.
    --PLUS: All three Upir PDF books, SKETCHBOOK, COLORING BOOK and 3D BOOK
    --PLUS: ALL four 11" X 17" Upir prints SIGNED by author and illustrator.
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    Pledge $175 or more About $175 USD

    THE TERRIBLE TROLL REWARD:
    --SIGNED copy of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG hardcover book.
    --PLUS: An original 8.5" X 11" sketch of a monster head-shot by illustrator, Raymond Thornton.
    --PLUS: All three Upir PDF books, SKETCHBOOK, COLORING BOOK and 3D BOOK
    --PLUS: ALL four 11" X 17" Upir prints SIGNED by author and illustrator.
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    Pledge $235 or more About $235 USD

    THE FULL MOON REWARD:
    --SIGNED copy of UPIR AND THE MONSTER GANG hardcover book.
    --PLUS: An original 8.5" X 11" sketch of a full body monster by illustrator, Raymond Thornton.
    --PLUS: All three Upir PDF books, SKETCHBOOK, COLORING BOOK and 3D BOOK
    --PLUS: ALL four 11" X 17" Upir prints SIGNED by author and illustrator.
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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500 USD

    MONSTERS' BALL REWARD: --Includes everything in THE TERRIBLE TROLL REWARD +
    Sharron and Raymond will come to your home, your child’s school or venue of your choice and give a book and art presentation. Reward only available within the United States.

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    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500 USD

    THE GHASTLY GHOST REWARD: BE A PART OF THE BOOK AND BECOME A MONSTER!!! Be painted into the book (based on a photo of you) and be monsterfied. Also includes everything in THE FULL MOON REWARD.

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