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ZOMBIE-PROOF is Home Improvement meets The Evil Dead directed by Robert Rodriguez, at least according to Wynonna Earp's Beau Smtih.
ZOMBIE-PROOF is Home Improvement meets The Evil Dead directed by Robert Rodriguez, at least according to Wynonna Earp's Beau Smtih.
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Welcome to the Zombie-Proof TPB Kickstarter!
Welcome to the Zombie-Proof TPB Kickstarter!

ZOMBIE-PROOF is the story of BILLY BOB DRIWAHL. Twenty years ago Billy Bob began having visions that his small, isolated town way out in west Texas was going to be overrun by zombies. His only mistake was letting the wrong people find out. So for the last two decades, he’s been a pariah. On the other hand, he is the town’s only locksmith and he does good work.

Now though, the world is falling apart, and many of the same people who mocked him for years now call on him to save them. Can he protect the town despite the efforts of the Mayor? And what about those zombie Chihuahuas?

The evocative art and colors by co-creator VINCENT SPENCER are rendered in a compelling motif that WYNONNA EARP creator BEAU SMITH dubbed “a late night animated style.” The action is serious, but writer J.C. VAUGHN’s dialogue is often clever and even humorous.

“We keep using the phrase ‘passion project’ to describe our work here, and it’s actually an accurate description. As we post this, all of the art from the original mini-series and one-shot is done, and we’re just tweaking some letter,” said Spencer.

“Since we’ve done almost all the work up front, we’re mainly just looking for support to tackle part of the printing bill. If we can do better than that, we’re prepared to add some extras to the book’s content. We’re looking at 144 pages, but we could very easily go to 160 with the content we already have,” Vaughn said.

Stretch Goals:We're very thankful for any help we get here.  And if we are able to fund this project, we want to give back to our contributors with some fun stretch goals.  Now I love a surprise - so we're only announcing the first stretch goal here.  But there will be more if we exceed it!  And I'll be excited to share those with you as we proceed.  Here we go:

Stretch Goal #1 - $2500  Premium Paper -  If you are like me, you love the look and feel of slick white coated paper stock on a color trade paperback.  If we get to this level, we'll get the upgrade and make a beautiful collection that will look vibrant and crisp!  Additionally, the creative team will include a four-page preview of 2017's Zombie-Proof: Team Zulu. STRETCH GOAL FUNDED!

Stretch Goal #2 -  Writer J.C. Vaughn and artist Vincent Spencer, the co-creators of Zombie-Proof, will expand their preview of Zombie-Proof: Team Zulu to eight pages of brand new material! It's going to be very cool stuff.

About the Creators:

J.C. Vaughn - Creator & Writer
J.C. Vaughn - Creator & Writer

J.C. VAUGHN
Zombie-Proof co-creator and writer J.C. Vaughn is best known as the Vice-President of Publishing for Gemstone Publishing, the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

In comics he has created or co-created Vampire, PA (with Brendon & Brian Fraim), Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children, Return of the Human (with Mark Wheatley), McCandless & Company, Twenty-First Century Romances, and Antiques: The Comic Strip and The Flight (both again with The Fraims). 

He is presently co-writing Stargate Atlantis with Mark L. Haynes, with whom he also co-wrote three original graphic novels and a mini-based on the Fox TV series 24. He also has written or co-written Shi (with Billy Tucci), Mighty Samson (with Jim Shooter), Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here & Now, Blue Beetle in the DC Universe Holiday Special 2008, and Battlestar Galactica. In the process, he has worked with 20th Century Fox, Crusade Fine Arts, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Disney, EC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Universal Studios, among others.

Vincent Spencer - Creator & Artist
Vincent Spencer - Creator & Artist
 

VINCENT SPENCER With an eye for blending compelling aesthetics and storytelling, iIllustrator and storyboard artist Vincent Spencer began his career working for the animation studio Othervision in 1999. Since then, his work has included providing toy design and box illustration for Hasbro's GI Joe and Transformers, developing storyboards for Sesame Workshop on seasons one and two of The Electric Company, illustrating Top Cow Productions’ adaptation of The Crazies: Black Water, producing storyboards for Mandalay Films' Salvation Boulevard, and co-creating and illustrating Zombie- Proof

Currently his clients for storyboards and production art include Vice, Greencard Pictures, and Neighborhood Watch Films, and he’s recently delivered storyboards for Lionsgate's Coco and Hammer Films’ Shomer, and he’s continuing the development of Zombie-Proof with partner and co-creator J.C. Vaughn.  

Rewards:

$5  ZOMBIE-PROOFING 101 - Our sincere thanks for - helping to make the long awaited Zombie-Proof Trade Paperback a reality! And for your support we will but your name in the print and digital editions on our thank you page!

$10  DIGITAL ZOMBIES - You will receive the digital Zombie-Proof Trade Paperback in all its glory! Just a click of a mouse and you're reading the adventures of Billy Bob Driwhal on your own digital edition of the collection.

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

$25  EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER EDITION - You will be one of the few Driwhal die-hards to own the magnificent Vincent Spencer Kickstarter Variant Cover Edition of Zombie-Proof Vol 1 Trade Paperback Collection! While other people have to flee from the undead, you will be able to bludgeon them back to death with this rare edition.

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $25 for international shipping

Zombie Proof Vol 1 Kickstarter Exclusive Edition
Zombie Proof Vol 1 Kickstarter Exclusive Edition

$30  FEAR THE WALKING VOKES - Love exclusive goodies? This edition adds a new master of the macabre Neil Vokes exclusive mini-print to the bundle of goodies.

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $25 for international shipping

Neil Vokes Zombie Proof Exclusive Mini Print
Neil Vokes Zombie Proof Exclusive Mini Print

$35  TO THE BECKING POINT - Be the envy of all your friends with a glorious David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof mini print! 

 Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $25 for international shipping

David Michael Beck Kickstarter Exclusive Mini Print
David Michael Beck Kickstarter Exclusive Mini Print

$40  BILLY &  BILLY BOB - Is there anything better than adding a third exclusive Zombie-Proof mini print by the incredible Billy Tucci?       

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $25 for international shipping

Billy Tucci Kickstarter Exclusive Mini Print
Billy Tucci Kickstarter Exclusive Mini Print

$50  WHO LET THE ZOMBIE DOGS OUT - This level is gloriously gory with an additional copy of Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo One Shot signed by both J.C. Vaughn and Vincent Spencer!

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $35 for international shipping

$75  "SOULED" OUT - The sold out Baltimore Comic Con Zombie-Proof #1 Edition returns from the dead to a very few select folks. J.C. Vaughn and Vincent Spencer sign this rare gem and complete your Zombie-Proof collection.

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $35 for international shipping

Zombie-Proof Baltimore Comic Con Sketch Variant Cover
Zombie-Proof Baltimore Comic Con Sketch Variant Cover

$95  THE FULL ZOMBIE MONTY - THE FULL ZOMBIE MONTY - This is the collector's package! We upgrade your BC Comic Con Sketch #1 to a FILE COPY and give you FILE COPIES of the sold out Zombie-Proof #2 and #3 Sketch Convention Variants to complete the set! This is an instant pedigree collection with one easy step. Limited to Just 7 Sets!

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Zombie-Proof #1 Baltimore Comic Con Edition SIgned by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $35 for international shipping

Super Rare Zombie-Proof File Copies of the Convention Editions
Super Rare Zombie-Proof File Copies of the Convention Editions

$98  CALL OF THE WILD TUCCI - You will receive a strange phone call from Billy Tucci talking about an oddly random topic. Where else can you get one of the best comic book artists in the world to call you out of the blue? Only here and only one lucky person. Limited to Just 1 Call!

Plus all other rewards from previous levels -Three sold out file copy editions of the #1, #2, and #3 Zombie-Proof Convention Sketch Editions -Zombie-Proof #1 Baltimore Comic Con Edition SIgned by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $35 for international shipping

Billy Tucci . You know it's going to be a weird call.
Billy Tucci . You know it's going to be a weird call.

$250  A PIECE OF THE ACTION - You will receive an original page of art by Vincent Spencer! Vincent's art is spectacular and very hard to come by. You can be in rare zombie killing company with an original page from Billy Bob's adventures. Limited to Just 10 Pieces of Original Art!

Plus all other rewards from previous levels (except the strange Billy Tucci call - sadly there's only one of those to be had) -Three sold out file copy editions of the #1, #2, and #3 Zombie-Proof Convention Sketch Editions -Zombie-Proof #1 Baltimore Comic Con Edition SIgned by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $45 for international shipping

Vincent Spencer's Original Comic Book Art
Vincent Spencer's Original Comic Book Art

$400  ZOMBIE-FIED - Artist Vincent Spencer will create a one of a kind full page pencil illustration of you as a zombie in his Zombie-Proof style! You can choose to be the shambling dead or one of Billy Bob's zombie-proofers. Either way this is the only way to be a part of the series and be forever immortalized in the series!  Limited to Just 5 Opportunities!

Plus all other rewards from previous levels (except the strange Billy Tucci call and the original art) -Three sold out file copy editions of the #1, #2, and #3 Zombie-Proof Convention Sketch Editions -Zombie-Proof #1 Baltimore Comic Con Edition SIgned by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

Please add $45 for international shipping

You Can be a Zombie Proofer or a Shambling Dead - Gak!
You Can be a Zombie Proofer or a Shambling Dead - Gak!

Risks and challenges

Since the vast majority of the pages of this project have been completed in the single issue stage, the main challenges are limited to completing those that will be re-mastered in a timely fashion. Since everyone working on them has a strong familiarity with the project, this should be accomplished so that the book may ship on time. Depending on the levels of support we receive through this Kickstarter project, there may be a limited number of new pages which must be completed as well. These have been figured into our schedule.

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    DIGITAL ZOMBIES - You will receive the digital Zombie-Proof Trade Paperback in all its glory! Just a click of a mouse and you're reading the adventures of Billy Bob Driwahl on your own digital edition of the collection.

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    EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER EDITION - You will be one of the few Driwahl die-hards to own the magnificent Vincent Spencer Kickstarter Variant Cover Edition of Zombie-Proof Vol 1 Trade Paperback Collection! While other people have to flee from the undead, you will be able to bludgeon them back to death with this rare edition.

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    TO THE BECKING POINT - Be the envy of all your friends with a glorious DAVID MICHAEL BECK Zombie-Proof mini print!

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    BILLY VS BILLY BOB - Billy Tucci - the creator of SHI and acclaimed writer-artist of SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION offers his superb rendition of Billy Bob Driwahl on a third exclusive mini-print.
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    WHO LET THE ZOMBIE DOGS OUT - This level is gloriously gory with an additional copy of Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo One Shot signed by both J.C. Vaughn and Vincent Spencer!

    Plus all other rewards from previous levels

    -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection
    -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP
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    "SOULED" OUT - The sold out Baltimore Comic Con Zombie-Proof #1 Edition returns from the dead to a very few select folks. J.C. Vaughn and Vincent Spencer sign this rare gem and complete your Zombie-Proof collection.

    Plus all other rewards from previous levels

    -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer
    -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection
    -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP
    -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

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    THE FULL ZOMBIE MONTY - This is the collector's package! We upgrade your BC Comic Con Sketch #1 to a FILE COPY and give you FILE COPIES of the sold out Zombie-Proof #2 and #3 Sketch Convention Variants to complete the set! This is an instant pedigree collection with one easy step. Limited to Just 7 Sets!

    Plus all other rewards from previous levels

    -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer
    -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection
    -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP
    -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

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    CALL OF THE WILD BILL TUCCI - There's only one of these for a reason. You will receive a weird, short phone call from Billy Tucci (his definition of weird, by the way). Where else can you get one of the best comic book artists in the world to call you out of the blue? Limited to Just 1 Call.

    Plus all other rewards from previous levels

    -Three sold out file copy editions of the #1, #2, and #3 Zombie-Proof Convention Sketch Editions
    -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer
    -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection
    -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP
    -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

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    A PIECE OF THE ACTION - You will receive an original page of art by Vincent Spencer! Vincent's art is spectacular and very hard to come by. You can be in rare zombie killing company with an original page from Billy Bob's adventures. Limited to Just 10 Pieces of Original Art!

    Plus all other rewards from previous levels (except the strange Billy Tucci call - sadly there's only one of those to be had)

    -Three sold out file copy editions of the #1, #2, and #3 Zombie-Proof Convention Sketch Editions
    -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer
    -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection
    -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP
    -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

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    ZOMBIE-FIED - Artist Vincent Spencer will create a one of a kind full page pencil illustration of you as a zombie in his Zombie-Proof style! You can choose to be the shambling dead or one of Billy Bob's zombie-proofers. Either way, this is the only way to be a part of the series and be forever immortalized in the series! Limited to Just 5 Opportunities.

    Plus all other rewards from previous levels (except the strange Billy Tucci call and the original art)

    -Three sold out file copy editions of the #1, #2, and #3 Zombie-Proof Convention Sketch Editions
    -Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo Signed by J.C. Vaughn & Vincent Spencer
    -Exclusive Billy Tucci Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive David Michael Beck Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Neil Vokes Zombie-Proof Mini Print
    -Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Zombie-Proof TP collection
    -A digital edition of the Zombie-Proof TP
    -Our sincere thanks and your name in the print and digital editions

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