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Famed artist, Tommy Castillo (Batman, King Kong) will create his comic adaptation of the zombie novel, 100 Days of Death.
Famed artist, Tommy Castillo (Batman, King Kong) will create his comic adaptation of the zombie novel, 100 Days of Death.
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Artist, writer, and a creator of dreams and nightmares: World Renowned Comic Legend Tommy Castillo brings you into the world of "100 Days of Death" the Graphic Novel.

Be a part of this explosive blockbuster franchise!

You can walk with The Dead, or you can be a Survivor. Which will you be when the end is here? "100 Days of Death" is not a quiet story of running and hiding - it is a tale of cutting edge survival!  How many times have you laughed and said "what would you do 'if' and 'when' The Dead rise?"  "100 Days of Death" is a hard-hitting zombie tale that might make you rethink your plan during the end of days. And trust us, you won't be able to put it down after you've picked it up!

This all began in one of those moments, when the question "How long would you survive?" plagued the thoughts of visionary writer Ray Ellingsen.  After much contemplation and a hundred thousand+ words later, a novel emerged to answer that very question.

This tale follows a man and his dog on a journey as an apocalyptic virus sweeps across the planet, destroying humanity in a few short months. Though he has lived most of his life as a loner, the narrator of the story suddenly finds himself the head of a misfit surrogate family, and amidst the chaos, he finds a connection and a bond with others he'd never known before The Fall. Our hero and his companions witness, all too close, humanity's needs and twisted desires as the world tumbles deeper into darkness. To top it off, The Dead have risen to consume what is left of mankind. Some days are worse than others....

Tommy Castillo equates this tale to "Die Hard" meets "The Outlaw Josey Wales" set in the world of "Night of the Living Dead".  Simply put, "this is a Badass tale of your darkest fears, compounded with a few million creatures of the undead who want you for dinner".

Now the excitement really begins!  Moving Pictures Media Group, a successful independent film production company based out of Hollywood, California, is in pre-production for the "100 Days of Death" Feature Film, which is slated to start filming early 2013. In addition, this franchise will be accompanied by the official video game, phone app, and of course, the "100 Days of Death" Graphic Novel" by the Master of the Macabre, Tommy Castillo.

This is where we need your help and you get to be part of our Carnival of Death!

We are raising money to create the "100 Days of Death" four issue Graphic Novel. From famed comic artist, Tommy Castillo, will come a stirring adaptation of the newest chapter in Zombie lore. This version differs from the film and novel, in that it is not only drawn by the legendary Tommy Castillo, but Tommy will also be showing off his writing skills as he adapts this tale to fit his vision.

Tommy is a 24-year veteran artist who has been sought out by the field's largest companies: DC Comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, and Rolling Stone Magazine - just to name a few.  Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight, Toe Tags with horror legend George Romero, Alice in Wonderland, King Kong and The Darkside of Oz.  So many credits we can't fit them all here!  

Here's a peek at some of the preliminary artwork that Tommy has put together for the graphic novel, "100 Days of Death".

To see some of Tommy's previous work, take a look below and check out his website!  And join his Facebook page to see the book come to life!

Now it's time to come together to help us ensure that Tommy Castillo gets the funding and the fan support he needs to craft the "100 Days of Death" 4 Issue Graphic Novel story arc!

For an inside peek to the Novel (and where Tommy's inspiration lies), here are some Book Excerpts from "100 Days of Death".

A note from the writer.

"Comics have always been a huge part of my life. Early on, I discovered that while I loved the artwork of a good comic, it was the storytelling that really inspired me to become a writer. Through comics I discovered adventure (Conan, Tarzan), learned about morality and heroism (Spiderman, Green Lantern), and even acquired knowledge about politics (Howard the Duck- not the crappy movie, but the original comics).

This Kickstarter campaign is pretty important to me because it feels like I’m finally coming full circle: the fact that my novel, 100 Days of Death has become the source material for Tommy Castillo’s Graphic novel thrills me beyond words. I can’t wait to read what he comes up with. I'll always be a comic fan. So, to everyone out there who’s supporting this project, thanks for helping to make this happen."

Ray Ellingsen

Los Angeles, 2013

To learn more about this electrifying new Zombie franchise you can check out the “100 Days of Death” Facebook Page , "100 Days of Death" Twitter Page, or the “100 Days of Death” website, featuring a blog by our official “Zomboligist” Dr. Z.

If you still have questions, we have answers.  To contact us directly, please send us an email.  Looking forward to surviving with you!

Risks and challenges

You know, the folks at MPMG sat down and really thought about the challenges that come with the creation of the “100 Days of Death” graphic novel. There are 2 forseeable problems. Take a look.

1) The biggest obstacle that we’ll have to overcome is the time obstacle. Tommy is such a sought after artist, he’s got loads of companies lining up for his dark and twisted art. It will of course be important for him to schedule his time and get the work to us so we can get it to the publishing house. However, to give you an example of what a pro our main man Mr. Castillo is, we gave him a rough concept of the “100 Days of Death” story and a few days later he requested a Skype meeting to show us some concept art. We were floored. And we’re not worried. Tommy is an expert and we have total faith that he will get the graphic novel completed in the allotted time so you can have it in your Zombie Loving Hands before you know it!

2) A real Zombie Apocalypse. We can, with all certainty, state that if a real Zombie Apocalypse befalls mankind before we are due to send your graphic novel…you probably ain’t gettin’ it. If a virus sweeps through the nation destroying mankind in its wake and creating a new breed of flesh eating, walking undead, please do not expect to receive your graphic novel in the mail. Nothing personal. It’s fight or flight, my friend. And we’ll be flying!!

Other than the chance of a real Zombie Apocalypse, there is very little risk in donating to the creation of the “100 Days of Death” graphic novel. We at Moving Pictures Media Group are nothing but professional and can call ourselves a successful production house due to our ability to get the job done. Tommy Castillo has created his reputation as one of the best comic artists in the industry not only because he’s brilliant, but because he’s reliable and easy to work with. His credits speak for themselves and we have total faith in him. The risk is low. If you want to be a part of the “100 Days of Death” graphic novel, don’t hesitate! Come join the fun!

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    1) BITTEN: Downloadable version of the 100 Days of Death Novel, and a Desktop Screensaver.

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    2) INFECTED: Downloadable 100 Days Novel AND the downloadable Graphic Novel. Plus, an awesome downloadable PAGE OF ARTWORK from the 100 Days Graphic Novel artist, Tommy Castillo

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    3) SLOW MOVERS: Your choice of the Trade Paperback Graphic Novel, OR the Trade Paperback Novel. * PLUS * your choice of the Downloadable Graphic Novel OR the Downloadable Novel (in other words, you get one of each. You just decide what format). We'll also throw in the Downloadable FILM script (now you'll have all 3 versions of this really cool Zombie story).

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    4) WALKERS: Trade Paperback edition of the Graphic Novel AND the Trade Paperback edition of the Novel * PLUS * the downloadable version of the Film Script, and the Desktop Screensaver. IN ADDITION, you will get a 15 minute Skype session with author Ray Ellingsen to discuss everything Zombie.

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    5) CRAWLERS: Trade Paperback edition of the Graphic Novel AND the Trade Paperback edition of the Novel, Downloadable version of the Novel AND the Graphic Novel, a Limited Signed and Numbered 11x14 PRINT OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK from Graphic Novel artist Tommy Castillo, the "100 Days of Death" Survival Package (includes the do-it yourself guide to acquiring everything you need to survive the apocalypse), and we'll send you the "Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse" Poster - a humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight zombies. IN ADDITION you will get a 20 minute Skype Date with author Ray Ellingsen AND Star of Dawn of the Dead's Kim Poirier to talk about everything Zombie and then some!

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    6) SHUFFLERS: *SIGNED HARDCOVER* of the Graphic Novel by Tommy Castillo, a *SIGNED HARDCOVER* for the Novel by Ray Ellingsen, Downloadable version of the Graphic Novel AND the Novel, an 11 x 14 Limited Signed and Numbered Print of Original Artwork by Tommy Castillo, the "100 Days of Death" Survival Package (includes the do-it yourself guide to acquiring everything you need to survive the apocalypse), a Desktop Screensaver, and we'll send you the "Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse" Poster - a humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight zombies. IN ADDITION you will get a 20 minute Skype date with author Ray Ellingsen and Star of Dawn of the Dead's Kim Poirier to talk about everything Zombie and then some! You may even get to meet Chloe the dog (via Skype).

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    7) FAST MOVERS: Signed Hardcover of the Graphic Novel by Tommy Castillo, a Signed Hardcover for the Novel by Ray Ellingsen, Downloadable Graphic Novel AND Novel, AND, *4 ORIGINAL AND DIFFERENT* 11 x 14 Limited Signed and Numbered Prints of the 100 Days Artwork by Tommy Castillo. You will also get the "100 Days of Death" Survival Package (includes the do-it yourself guide to acquiring everything you need to survive the apocalypse), a Desktop Screensaver, and we'll send you the "Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse" Poster - a humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight zombies.

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    8) ZOMBOLOGY: LIMITED SIGNED HARDCOVER WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOU of the Graphic Novel by Tommy Castillo, a LIMITED SIGNED HARDCOVER WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOU of the Novel by Ray Ellingsen, Downloadable Graphic Novel AND Novel, 4 ORIGINAL AND DIFFERENT 11 x 14 Limited Signed and Numbered Prints of the 100 Days Artwork by Tommy Castillo, the "100 Days of Death" Survival Package (includes the do-it yourself guide to acquiring everything you need to survive the apocalypse), a Desktop Screensaver, and we'll send you the "Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse" Poster - a humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight zombies. AND AS AN ADDED BONUS you will receive a Zombie Apocalypse "BUG OUT BAG" - which includes: high quality sling bag, compass, LED flashlight, fire starting kit, a multi-tool, first aid kit, survival cord, AND, an absolute necessity for fighting off hoards of Zombies (sorry, it's NOT a firearm, but you will LOVE what you get instead), we'll give you a hint, it's the coolest fireman's survival tool you've ever seen! Guaranteed.

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    11) ZOMBIE-LICIOUS: You will be featured as a COMIC CHARACTER IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! Master Artist Tommy Castillo has approved 20 PEOPLE to either be drawn as a FEATURED ZOMBIE, SURVIVING HUMAN, OR leave it up to Tommy to decide your fate! Your name and likeness will be used to tell the tale of the Zombie apocalypse. You will also RECEIVE A CREDIT in the Graphic Novel. * PLUS * the Downloadable version the Novel, Graphic Novel AND Film Script - Signed by the Producers, TWO COPIES of the Hardcover Novel signed with a PERSONAL MESSAGE just for you (and one fellow survivor of your choice) by the author Ray Ellingsen, TWO COPIES of the Special Edition Hardcover Graphic Novel signed by Tommy Castillo and Ray Ellingsen, we'll send you the “Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse” Poster - (A humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight Zombies after the Fall), a Desktop Screensaver, and 4 ORIGINAL AND DIFFERENT Limited Signed and Numbered 11x14 Prints of the 100 Days Artwork by Tommy Castillo.

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    9) ZOMBIE TRACKER PACKAGE: You will be featured as a COMIC CHARACTER IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! Master Artist Tommy Castillo has approved 20 PEOPLE to either be drawn as a FEATURED ZOMBIE, SURVIVING HUMAN, OR leave it up to Tommy to decide your fate! Your name and likeness will be used to tell the tale of the Zombie apocalypse. You will also RECEIVE A CREDIT in the Graphic Novel.
    * PLUS * the Downloadable version the Novel, Graphic Novel AND Film Script - Signed by the Producers, TWO COPIES of the Hardcover Novel signed with a PERSONAL MESSAGE just for you (and one fellow survivor of your choice) by the author Ray Ellingsen, TWO COPIES of the Special Edition Hardcover Graphic Novel signed by Tommy Castillo and Ray Ellingsen, we'll send you the “Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse” Poster - (A humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight Zombies after the Fall), a Desktop Screensaver, and 4 ORIGINAL AND DIFFERENT Limited Signed and Numbered 11x14 Prints of the 100 Days Artwork by Tommy Castillo. In addition, you will also receive the Zombie Apocalypse "BUG OUT BAG" - which includes: high quality sling bag, compass, LED flashlight, fire starting kit, a multi-tool, first aid kit, survival cord, AND, an absolute necessity for fighting off hoards of Zombies (sorry, it's NOT a firearm, but you will LOVE what you get instead), we'll give you a hint, it's the coolest fireman's survival tool you've ever seen! Guaranteed.
    And for the cherry on the icing, you will be invited to the PREMIERE OF THE FILM and get the red carpet treatment while you schmooze with the Stars (Airfare/ Hotel not included).

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    ZOMBIFICATION: You will be featured as a COMIC CHARACTER IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! Master Artist Tommy Castillo has approved 20 PEOPLE to either be drawn as a FEATURED ZOMBIE, SURVIVING HUMAN, OR leave it up to Tommy to decide your fate! Your name and likeness will be used to tell the tale of the Zombie apocalypse. You will also RECEIVE A CREDIT in the Graphic Novel. * PLUS * the Downloadable version the Novel, Graphic Novel AND Film Script - Signed by the Producers, TWO COPIES of the Hardcover Novel signed with a PERSONAL MESSAGE just for you (and one fellow survivor of your choice) by the author Ray Ellingsen, TWO COPIES of the Special Edition Hardcover Graphic Novel signed by Tommy Castillo and Ray Ellingsen, we'll send you the “Murphy’s Laws of the Zombie Apocalypse” Poster - (A humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight Zombies after the Fall), a Desktop Screensaver, and 4 ORIGINAL AND DIFFERENT Limited Signed and Numbered 11x14 Prints of the 100 Days Artwork by Tommy Castillo. In addition, you will also receive the Zombie Apocalypse "BUG OUT BAG" - which includes: high quality sling bag, compass, LED flashlight, fire starting kit, a multi-tool, first aid kit, survival cord, AND, an absolute necessity for fighting off hoards of Zombies (sorry, it's NOT a firearm, but you will LOVE what you get instead), we'll give you a hint, it's the coolest fireman's survival tool you've ever seen! Guaranteed. And for the cherry on the icing, you will be invited to the PREMIERE OF THE FILM and get the red carpet treatment while you schmooze with the Stars. The Airfare/ Hotel WILL BE INCLUDED!!! You will be flown Coach to Los Angeles from anywhere in the USA or Canada (*extra fees apply for all other countries*). You will stay one night at the world famous Safari Inn – the hotel featured in True Romance. (Quarters for vibrating bed not included. What happens in the apocalypse stays in the apocalypse!) You will be treated to dinner with the author, Ray Ellingsen, actress KIM POIRIER from Dawn of the Dead and Battlestar Galactica’s RICHARD HATCH (*Alcohol not included*).

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    10) ZOMBOLOGIST PACKAGE: You will be flown Coach to Los Angeles from anywhere in the USA or Canada (*extra fees apply for all other countries*). You will stay one night at the world famous Safari Inn – the hotel featured in True Romance. (Quarters for vibrating bed not included. What happens in the apocalypse stays in the apocalypse!)
    You will be treated to dinner with the author, Ray Ellingsen, actress KIM POIRIER from Dawn of the Dead and Battlestar Galactica’s RICHARD HATCH (*Alcohol not included*). You’ll tour all the locations in Los Angeles written about in the Novel and get to see them in person before the fall. You’ll meet Chloe the dog – who does survive all three novels. You will be invited to the PREMIERE OF THE FILM and get the red carpet treatment while you schmooze with the Stars (Airfare/ Hotel for that event will not included), and receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT on the film. You will also personally receive a survival equipment package from the author (this will be the "BUG OUT BAG ON STEROIDS" with lots more cool stuff in it), who is in fact an experienced survival instructor. You won’t be able to take your new equipment on the plane with you but we will ship it to your home so you will have it for the coming apocalypse. (A firearm is NOT included. The fall hasn’t happened yet – we still have to obey the laws!) * PLUS *, The Downloadable version of the Novel, Graphic Novel AND Film Script - Signed by the Producers, FOUR COPIES of the Hardcover Novel signed and with a PERSONAL MESSAGE just for you (and three fellow survivors of your choice) by Ray Ellingsen, FOUR COPIES of the Special Edition Hardcover Graphic Novel signed by Tommy Castillo AND Ray Ellingsen, a PRINTED “Murphy’s Law of the Zombie Apocalypse” Poster - (A humorous guide to what can and will go wrong as you fight Zombies after the Fall), a Desktop Screensaver, and 4 ORIGINAL AND DIFFERENT Limited Signed and Numbered 11x14 Prints of 100 Days Artwork by Tommy Castillo. Now, if that's not enough, you will receive a ONE OF A KIND, ORIGINAL SIGNED SKETCH by Tommy Castillo OF YOU FIGHTING OFF A ZOMBIE!! How much more could you ask for?! (Don't answer that). ********************************* OK. WE'LL ANSWER THAT FOR YOU. As per several supporters requests, IN ADDITION to the above, backers of this reward will be flown out to the movie set of 100 Days of Death and cast as a featured zombie or fellow survivor in the movie (accommodations will be provided) . They will also receive an IMDB film credit for their participation. NOW WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

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