FINAL HOURS CHALLENGE!!!! FINAL HOURS CHALLENGE!!!
We are heading into the stretch run with FMvsOWSvsZ!! To entice new backers (or previous ones) to bid (with less than a day left) I am adding a page to the graphic novel for any bids in the last day. I will also add a page for any established backer who upgrades from their previous bidding level. And last but not least - I AM GIVING ALL BACKERS A PIECE OF ORIGINAL ART FOR SUPPORTING THE PROJECT (IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN A REWARD THAT COMES WITH ORIGINAL ART YOU WILL GET A SECOND PIECE AS A BONUS). So join in, get some free art and let's make this as big a graphic novel as possible. THANKS AGAIN!!!!
On November 7th of 2011 legendary comics writer and artist Frank Miller posted a scathing letter on his website http://www.frankmillerink.com/ about the members and followers of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Miller called the movement…
…a pack of louts, thieves and rapists…an unruly mob…fed by putrid false righteousness.
He went on to say the young people at the heart of the movement were…
...a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.
Needless to say, Mr. Miller’s comments did not go away without response. Many people retaliated verbally with comments like…
Dear Frank….I used to be your biggest fan. You’re now dead to me.
The young Frank Miller would look at what you’ve aged into and be sick.
Comic and pop culture websites all over the world caught wind of the story...a few agreed with Miller - most others, well...not so much. Even fellow comics legend Alan Moore had a few choice words for Mr. Sin City. The Watchmen scribe was quoted as saying that if the Occupy Movement had been...
"...a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d (Miller) be more in favor of it."
Needless to say - regardless of which side of the argument you stand on - it all makes for an interesting story...and an even more interesting Comic Book.
It’s in that spirit that I present to you…FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES!!
Let’s get ready to rumble…in one corner you have Frank Miller - comic legend, Hollywood heavy hitter - arguably the most powerful voice in the comic medium over the last 30 years.
In the other corner you have Occupy Wall Street - the 99%. The united voice of a disenfranchised nation dedicated to finding fairness and equal opportunity within a corrupt capitalist environment.
Our story takes place at the doors of a major corporation. Hundreds of the Occupy Movement on the sidewalks surrounding its corporate headquarters.
At the same time down the street is a major comic and sci fi convention. Their key note speaker? None other than Frank Miller himself.
An idealistic young girl, Kerry Kelly, breaks off from the movement to angrily confront Miller and challenge him to back up his harsh and hateful words.
Back at the corporate headquarters an untested weaponized gas is used on the movement in an attempt to disperse them - instead it mutates them into a pack of mindless flesh eating zombies. Soon the enraged zombies attack everyone, creating more zombies. It's not long before streets are filled with walking death.
To survive, Miller and his new Occupy companion must team up against a horrofic common enemy hell bent on tearing them apart all while trying to stop the corrupt corporation from selling its new found weapon of death to the highest bidder.
It’s a bad ass, white knuckled, bullet riddled, tongue-in-cheek, gore-filled zombie kill-fest of action and dark political comedy.
Whichever side you’re on - Miller or the Movement - you’ll thrill to the ADVENTURE OF AMERICANS ACTUALLY FIGHTING TOGETHER AND NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER all in the name of stopping corporate corruption and zombie destruction.
FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES!! will be printed in two very distinct and different editions.
One print run will be a standard sized 32 page comic.
The other will be a perfect bound graphic novel edition that features expanded story and art not available in the 32 page edition. The final page count of the perfect bound graphic novel is yet to be determined.
You may be asking yourself - why is it that I don't know how many pages my graphic novel will be? Well, this is where the real fun begins…
Through various levels of pledging I am letting you, dear reader, decide how many pages this finished story comes down to. If enough people choose the ADD-A-PAGE-OPTION the graphic novel could become a huge, massive thing topping out at nearly 500 pages in length.
That’s right, I am just crazy enough to commit a project that might actually be pushing 500 pages in length when all is said and done. But if that's what the fans want...that's what the fans get. Power to the People…
Speaking of pledges, not only do I have several featuring original artwork available but I have two that feature opportunities for you or a loved one (or I suppose an unloved one too) to be killed by or become Zombie!!!
This whole experience is about having fun and giving the people a choice - so exercise your rights and help produce the book you want to see to your specifications.
The funds raised on Kickstarter will go to all phases of production, marketing and printing. I am currently working as a freelance writer. If enough people choose to pledge and add pages to the project this could literally become a full time job for the next 8 months to a year. Only time will tell. I'm excited about it either way.
The end product is going to be a fun blast of dark comedy, action and zombies. I hope you choose to make FRANK MILLER vs OCCUPY WALL STREET vs ZOMBIES a reality.
(Creator's Note: Frank Miller vs Occupy Wall Street vs Zombies!!! is a parody and is meant to be viewed as such (think of it as a long political cartoon or a segment of Mad Magazine.) It is not meant to nor does it represent the real life views or ideas of any living person, persons or organizations.)
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