About this project
Touching Evil Volume One: The Curse Escapes is a 240 page hardcover graphic novel following a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil.
"Dougherty's vision is cinematic. It's Breaking Bad meets The Twilight Zone. I want this on my TV immediately." - Dan Fogler, actor
"Touching Evil is complete and complex. It is the 'enveloping dream' that the late novelist and fiction guru John Gardner said a story must be." - Mort Castle, author
"Never before in comic book form have the complex relationships - and ramifications - of the concepts of 'good' and 'evil' been so masterfully explored as they are in pages of Touching Evil. This compelling and powerful series blends mystery, action, drama, and horror into a thought-provoking morality tale that poses many unsettling questions about the values we hold ourselves - and others - to each and every day. " - Dirk Manning, author, Cthulhu's homeboy
"An ancient curse. A creepy prison. Innovative, beautifully written and well-drawn." - James VanOsdol, radio personality
Ada Mansfield is an ordinary woman who has been given an extraordinary curse. She can kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. She doesn't know WHO is evil until it's too late, and she doesn't WANT to use the curse but her power attracts those who would do anything - even evil things - to take it from her.
Ada goes from being an uncaring criminal lawyer to becoming a supernatural judge, jury and executioner. As she navigates the dangers of her new powers she is protective of the people who matter most to her, and fearful of whether she knows them well enough to know what her curse would do to them.
But don't just take my word for it, download and read the first issue for FREE by clicking this link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/49gdh3z1dwjmb7h/Touching%20Evil%201%20PDF%20Comixology.pdf?dl=0
This has been a labor of love since I began in 2013. I'm happy to say that I've been able to realize my story with a combination of my own funds and hard work and the support of the fans. Now that this first story arc is complete, I want to take Touching Evil to a new level and I need KICKSTARTER and YOU for that. Creating a print run of (approximately) 2,000 copies of this hardcover will mean that YOU get the best presentation of the book, and I can bring that presentation to the masses as I embark on a book tour in 2016 that will take Touching Evil to 20+ appearances at comic conventions and stores. By increasing the fan base and profile of Touching Evil, it allows me to continue making this creator-owned independent book.
STRETCH GOALS! I am super excited about this, check it out!
T-SHIRTS ARE EVIL!
FLOPPY COPIES ARE EVIL!
ARTISTS ARE EVIL!
SKETCH COVERS ARE EVIL!
DAN DOUGHERTY IS EVIL!
BEARDO IS EVIL!
YOU ARE EVIL!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges would have to be an act of God, because on my end they are nearly nonexistent. I've successfully self-published this whole series as well as all four volumes of my Beardo series, and have been a part of or facilitated over three dozen books that have gone to print. I'm saying: I got this.
The hardest part is creating the content, and that is already done. The money I'm asking for finances the production of the book. The printer has been picked out and shipping should take 8 weeks upon approval of proof, which would happen in late December/early January should we succeed. I have a team in place for fulfillment of orders. Even if I died, the wheels are already in motion, and my death would only add value to your book! Whether I'm alive or dead, you still come out ahead!
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