Hypochondriac Dean, is living out his 20’s safe and sound in his small hometown of Rockaway working his go nowhere job of delivering pizzas. But when a military convoy carrying a secret cargo accidentally spills its deadly contents all over the streets of town, his once easy going lifestyle changes and he has to face every hypochondriac’s worst fear: A town full of shambling disease ridden zombies, who want nothing more than to infect every living thing in their path. And also eat delicious, tasty human flesh.
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WHAT IS IT?
UnDead End is the 1st issue of a 2 issue miniseries written and drawn by J Wright. Each issue will be 32 story pages in glorious full color. If funding exceeds the goal, more content will be added. Stuff like pin-ups from other artists and behind the scenes looks at how the book was made, as well as more rewards! Check back for frequent updates such as new art work, interior pages and sneak peaks!
I've always loved zombie movies. Small town landscapes, quiet, seemingly deserted except for the shambling corpses infested with whatever it is that keeps them walking around the town square. Have you ever wondered about how the small group of survivors keep on...surviving? How in all their zombie blood spraying adventures, do they never even come down with a fever or a cough?
So does Dean. Dean's a hypochondriac and he's why I wanted to tell a zombie story. How does a guy like Dean deal with all this walking biological waste roaming about his town? There's definitely a horrifying aspect to being surrounded by an army of infected monsters, being a hypochondriac and being terrified of disease and germs, always thinking that you're sick and dying. But there's something hilarious about it too. Once, Dean could just keep his distance from people, not shake hands, turn his head away from the mucus spray of a sneeze, wear a medical grade face mask during cold season. Putting a guy like that in the middle of a zombie outbreak sounded like good, old fashioned, horrifying fun.
That's what I look for in comics. They have to be FUN. And this is a story that I can tell rather quickly and efficiently. I'm not going to put a bunch of filler in the book. You don't need to know years of continuity. This is the story, and it's all here for you. The experience of picking up a comic book and not being intimidated, but being sucked into a surreal world with characters you like and can relate to, not being drug along for year long "epic" story lines. UnDead End is going to offer an experience closer to a movie, in that you can consume it all at once and it's an all inclusive story that doesn't overstay its welcome.
*Note about rewards for backers outside of US. Please add $10 for international shipping on any reward! Thank you!
HOW DO WE MAKE IT HAPPEN?
I will be producing the art, yet nearing completion when I receive funding. I then can hire an assistant to help with the coloring process by preparing the pages and flatting them. After receiving the flatted pages, I will then color them up and send completed pages to my letterer. Then it's just a matter of putting the book together and sending it off to the printer. With the current $5,000 goal I am expecting to have a print run of 2,000 copies. If the goal is exceeded, more content and a larger print run are possible. I will also have the pin-up poster sent with the book to the printer to be sent out for qualifying rewards earners.
Risks and challenges
I, J Wright, am the sole creator on this book. I am handling the script writing (completed), as well as all the art chores, which include penciling, inking, coloring, and lettering, plus handling any designing and preparations for the printing process. Obviously, with so many responsibilities, the chances of any issues or problems increase. However, I have a tremendous amount of experience working under strict deadlines and juggling multiple projects at once. Also, once this project becomes funded, this becomes my full-time job. I have not lined up any other work for this period so that I can put my full attention and effort into seeing this book to completion as soon as possible. I have given myself a deadline for delivering the rewards as March 2013, which means I will finish the book in January and have it off to the printers that month and have the next month to fulfill any rewards that need to be drawn. To aid in my duties, I plan on hiring someone to assist with the coloring process (flatting) and possibly a letterer, which would expedite the process that much more.
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