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The Sugarpocalypse is nigh, and it's up to Clea Brown to stop the saccharine hoard of the undead and defeat the evil Yumzy Corporation.
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When a brand new candy bar starts turning people into zombies in the small town of Sweetooth, it is up to Clea brown, and her ragtag group of friends, to stop the EVIL Yumzy corporation from reigning down the Sugarpocalypse!

Once Clea just wanted to escape from her town, now she wants to take it back! And she'll do so a la lollipop - the perfect tool with which to behead the undead.

My husband and I seriously wanted to make a comic book. This comic book. So, 3 days after we were married in July, we got cracking.  For two solid months we worked every single night and weekend, David writing and me (Sarah), illustrating, to bring the first issue to life in time for New York Comic Con ('cause go big or go home, right?)!! The first issue made its premiere at NYCC on October 11-14th in the small press section and was a huge success! We sold out of our entire first run by the top of Sunday! We were overwhelmed by the number of people who came back to our booth after reading the comic book to tell us how much they enjoyed it, or who brought friends back to our booth. 

We are SO excited to be launching this book and will finish out the first story arc in six issues which will culminate in a graphic novel. This first issue has been a labor of love, time, and funds, so to continue this sacchariferous story we are asking for your support. Plus, by helping not only will you enable the continuation of High Fructose Zombies, but enable us to make all kinds of cool stuff for rewards, which just doubles the fun! And fun is what we are all about, for you, for us, for everyone!

Who you'll be reading about: The Crew of High Fructose Zombies!

....And what does this comic look like? Check it.

If you would like to see more images of the Zombaby and Zombie Head check out http://highfructosezombies.tumblr.com/ !!!

Non-Productive Podcast: 

http://non-productive.com/episodes/2012/10/20/near-mint-radio-spotlight-on-indie-creators/

HorrorTalk Written Interview:

http://www.horrortalk.com/features/2893-nycc-2012-sarah-braly-interview.html

Comics Podcast:

http://www.comicspodcasts.com/2012/10/19/comic-news-insider-episode-440-more-nycc-w-neil-dvorakcaleb-monroejosh-oneil-andrew-carljt-pettydavid-phillips-sarah-bralypeter-tomassi/

ComicBook.com Written Interview:

http://comicbook.com/blog/2012/10/31/high-fructose-zombies-chewing-the-fat-with-braly-phillips/

Why I Love Comics Podcast:

http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/34299369858/why-i-love-comics-107-catching-up-with-marc

What Your Funding Pays for:

1. Material, printing and shipping costs of High Fructose Zombies issues and accessories

2. Comic Con booths to help get the word out so that High Fructose Zombies can continue and gain a wider readership!

All money earned goes directly back into the comic book and its promotion!

If you have any questions please email us through kickstarter or at theteam@hifructosezombies.com!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!!

Risks and challenges

Pulling off the first issue in two months was a challenge in an of itself, so how do we plan on bringing you the whole first graphic novel made up of 6 issues. Through dedication and hard work. When we started this project I looked at my husband and said, "Do you want to be the type of people who talk about doing something, or the people who do it?" This has and will continue to be our guiding principle. We have worked out a strong division of labor, David writing, me storyboarding, penciling and inking, him lettering while I work on posters and related artwork (going forward, your special rewards). Working in tandem in this manner we effectively optimize our time and individual strengths to bring you the best comic book in the time allotted.

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    BRAINS - You’ll receive the first comic in the mail along with a Hi-Fructose Zombies temporary tattoo! Excellent idea, get the first issue, see if you like where it’s going, and if you like what you see, you’ll pick up the rest later.

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    DIGITAL BRAINS - Get a PDF of all 6 issues as they come out over the next year! It's the 21st Century! Who has time for physical goods?

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    ONE SIZE FITS ALL BRAINS - Preorder the graphic novel! In addition to the inclusion of all six issues, this print compendium will have additional, new artwork at the back, only available in this edition. AND you get your very own Snakatak candy bar!

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    ARTSY BRAINS - You get a 6.5"x4.5" framed piece of original artwork relating to the story, whether it be an evil cupcake bedecked with eyeballs, a zombie child, or Clea herself. These can be either pencil, pen and ink, or marker rendered - your choice!!!! Plus the graphic novel and the PDF of each issue as they come out!!!

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    BRAINS COUTURE - You get a supersnazzy Hi-Fructose Zombies shirt, PLUS the graphic novel (with that snazzy artwork only available in this edition)! How's that for a giant bucket of awesome!

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    ARTSY-FARTSY BRAINS - You get a 9.5"x7.5" framed piece of original artwork relating to the story, whether it be a brainpop, sneak peak picture of Yumzyland or one of our heroes. These can be either pencil, pen and ink, or marker rendered - your choice!!!! Plus the graphic novel and the PDF of each issue as they come out!!!

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    MOAR BRRAAIINNZZ!!! Get yourself zombified in the comic! You get the graphic novel, a snazzy Hi-Fructose Zombies shirt, a Snakatak candy bar, AND a copy of the comic that you are zombified in, signed by us truly!

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    ZOMBABY SUPREME - Your very own custom zombaby to care for and love. The Zombaby was SO popular at Comic Con that we decided to make it available here! With your Zombaby you get all the goods: the graphic novel, the PDF of each issue as they come out, a t-shirt, and your very own Snakatak bar with which to tempt fate!!! Want a better view of the Zombaby? Check out http://highfructosezombies.tumblr.com/ *Sculptures by Sarah Braly, the illustrator*

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    ZOMBIE LIBERATOR - Your head. Full scale. As a zombie. Dying in whatever way you so desire. Plus all the rewards: graphic novel, the shirt, a Snakatak candy bar, and a copy of each of the comics as soon as they are printed! Also, Holy cow, thank you! Want better views of the zombie head? Check out http://highfructosezombies.tumblr.com/
    *Sculptures by Sarah Braly, the illustrator*

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