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RED XMAS #1 is the first installment of a five-issue comic book series.

HO-HO-HOLY COW! We're funded!

Let's all stretch, shall we? If we hit these goals, everyone at the $10 level and up will get:

RED XMAS #2 as a black and white digital download in PDF form. We're already working on issue two, Frequent Friers, and it's going to be, uh, killer. Get more story for your hard-earned bucks.

RED XMAS #2 in COLOR as a digital download in PDF form. Black and white is beautiful. Color is better.

RED XMAS #2 in COLOR and in PRINT! Please note: This goal is only available for those at the $25 and above pledge level.

LOOK HERE, KIDS! IT’S CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER!

Fresh off the drawing board, check out these brand new pages from Domo Stanton. The ink is barely dry and we couldn’t wait to share them with you.

Kris Kringle just lost his wife in a tragic toy accident, and now he's out to make all those little brats pay! When Santa-skeptic FBI agent Ellie Tewksberry finds her son Byron among the missing, she must fight alongside her wannabe-elf former husband to save him – and Christmas!

Page 1 of RED XMAS, from rough sketch to colored page. Credits: Domo Stanton/Emily Elmer.
Page 1 of RED XMAS, from rough sketch to colored page. Credits: Domo Stanton/Emily Elmer.

RED XMAS expands the FRIED Universe already established in such fine graphic fare as PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR and DEADSKINS! There are ties to both comics, but RED XMAS absolutely stands on its own as a complete story. If you're a fan of our previous work, there are plenty of cool Easter eggs as you start to see how all the stories weave together--like the Marvel movies or Stephen King's Dark Tower epic.

Panels from RED XMAS #1. Pencils and inks by Domo Stanton.
Panels from RED XMAS #1. Pencils and inks by Domo Stanton.
Panels from RED XMAS #1. Pencils and inks by Domo Stanton.
Panels from RED XMAS #1. Pencils and inks by Domo Stanton.

Hmm. Good question. Well, FRIED Comics has already released two great series to rave reviews. Check out our other stuff to gauge if this is for you.

Or, just listen to these guys:

"A comic as audacious as its title."

- Brian K. Vaughan, Eisner-winning author of Saga and Y: The Last Man.

"The most messed-up comic you should be reading."

- Geekscape

P.B.O.W. covers by Chew's Rob Guillory and Preacher's Glenn Fabry.
P.B.O.W. covers by Chew's Rob Guillory and Preacher's Glenn Fabry.

"It’s f*****g brilliant and hilarious at the same time."

- Comic Bastards

"Irreverant, wise, subversive, and well drawn... It's like Cracked or Mad Magazine met up with Dickens and decided to add zombies and guts."

- Steven C. Schlozman, author of The Zombie Autopsies.

DEADSKINS! covers by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai).
DEADSKINS! covers by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai).

"I've been fascinated, shocked, and borderline traumatized by each panel of Fried Comics. These crazies look like they're out to break every rule of storytelling -- polite storytelling, at least."

- David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,  New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club pick.

Glad you asked. FRIED Comics only seeks enough to pay our artists a decent wage for their hard work and deliver copies to our backers.

Of course, a portion of our funds will go towards Kickstarter fees and taxes (on the project. Not, like, our personal stuff).

And if we're fortunate enough to raise more than our goal, all additional money will go towards production of future issues.

All pledges up to $100.00 will land you on THE NICE LIST. Your name will be printed in a nice font on a nice page at the back of our book.

All pledges over $100.00? You're on THE NAUGHTY LIST, pal.

Your name will be printed in a NAUGHTY font on a NAUGHTY page at the FRONT of our book.

Why be nice when you can be NAUGHTY?

FRIED Comics launched in June of 2013 as a labor of love for Clay Adams and Alexandre O. Philippe (more on them later). In the last year and a half, we've released two full books in (handsome!) digital editions: PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR Vol. 1: STORKWATCH and DEADSKINS! We'll be expanding the line in 2015 and beyond with the forthcoming HAIR and PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR Vol 2: WORLD WAR BITCH.

CLAY ADAMS is an actor with feature film, primetime, daytime, animation, and commercial credits. He has written and directed for television and holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. When he first met Alexandre, he thought, "My, what a sophisticated European." Boy, was he wrong.

ALEXANDRE O. PHILIPPE is the acclaimed director of the smash hit documentaries THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS and DOC OF THE DEAD. When he first met Clay, he thought, "My, what a stupid American." Boy, was he right.

After blowing us away with art for PBOW #1, DOMINIKE "DOMO" STANTON was poached by FX Network's ARCHER before moving on to design characters for CHOZEN. Past work includes Marvel's DEADPOOL FAMILY and covers for BOOM!'s FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES. We're thrilled to have Domo back with us on RED XMAS.

CHARLES PRITCHETT is from Canada, so we imagine he looks like one of those flappy-headed dudes from South Park. Charles has lettered books for Image, IDW and Top Shelf (among others) and is a founding member of Frozen Beach Studios. As far as we know, he has a normal-looking head.

In addition to being a kick-ass artist, EMILY ELMER has studied martial arts for over a decade, so she can literally kick your ass. She colors PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR, and we’re tickled pink to work with her again.

TABOR CARLTON is FRIED's Creative Director. This means that he directs very creative language at Clay and Alexandre when they make so-last-minute-it's-already-late requests for logos, graphics, and designs--all of which Tabor does like a total boss from his bunker in Australia.

Don't make eye contact; just mumble "thanks" and be glad the coffee isn't too hot.

Yeah, we know you can read about the rewards in the rewards section, but there are a couple things we want to point out:

Our backers will be the first to get Trade Paperback collections of our first two books. You literally cannot get these anywhere else.

Members of the Nice List will receive the regular version, while Naughty List backers will receive the Special Edition trades, featuring exclusive bonus content. All books are Kickstarter Exclusive... and they're Print-on-Demand, so you know they'll be rare.

PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR Volume One: STORKWATCH features art by Dominike Stanton (issue one) and DJ Parnell (issues 2-5). The forthcoming second volume will have ties to RED XMAS...

Two pages from P.B.O.W. #1. Art by Dominike Stanton.
Two pages from P.B.O.W. #1. Art by Dominike Stanton.

 ...while DEADSKINS! will tie into P.B.O.W. Volume Three.

With this campaign, we are offering DEADSKINS!: Bareback Edition, a brand-new presentation of our little Zombie Western--re-lettered and re-colored in gorgeous black, white, and (of course) red. It's a stunning new look for the book, and our backers can put it on the shelf long before anyone else.

Trust us: if you miss out on this one, your brains just aren't worth eating.

Two pages from DEADSKINS!: Bareback Edition. Art by Leila del Duca
Two pages from DEADSKINS!: Bareback Edition. Art by Leila del Duca

Risks and challenges

Zilch. We've done this twice before with PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR and DEADSKINS!, creating five issues of each series (available at friedcomics.com).

RED XMAS #1 is well-into production and on track for a Christmas release in digital form. We've picked out our printer and will have materials in the mail shortly thereafter.

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