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The Tasting is a horror thriller about Stessa, a young woman kidnapped and refashioned into a vampire by an obsessive scientist.
The Tasting is a horror thriller about Stessa, a young woman kidnapped and refashioned into a vampire by an obsessive scientist.
91 backers pledged CA$ 4,846 to help bring this project to life.

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WE’VE ADDED NEW REWARDS!!! For instance, we added a $15 SMALL BITES reward where backers get a printed copy of the raw artist proof of the first 20 pages of "The Tasting." We're also throwing in a signed 8x11 print. This level also receives the digital wallpaper and digital pdf of the finished graphic novel!  

We then added a huge rewards at our $20 MORE SMALL BITES level. This level gets you the printed artist proof, a signed 5x7 print, a signed 8x11 print, digital wallpaper, and digital pdf of the finished graphic novel. You then get two printed illustrated pages from Stessa's personal journal, a digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of a yet to be announced comic series that relates to Stessa's story!  

AND THEN HERE'S THE BEST PART... if you've already backed our project at the $25 level or higher, you get all the rewards listed here in additional to the extras you were already going to get! Our bigger reward levels have also been reVAMPED, so check them out if you'd like to consider pledging for some exclusive and massive rewards! JOIN US FOR HALLOWEEN!!!

Help us make THE TASTING, a 60+ page graphic novel!

Follow us at www.facebook.com/RedRageComics and support us at www.patreon.com/RedRageComics!

The Tasting recounts Stessa’s re-formation. Witness her kidnapping and modification in the decadence of a scientist’s horrorchamber laboratory. Once a sheltered and privileged daughter, Stessa becomes monster, weapon, woman, development. Experience her terrortime as she flees the memory of who she was, the nightmare of her refashioning, and the evil of a very present de[generational] murd[erotica]...

Enter rageMIND. Enter bloodLUST. Enter deathworthy moreLIFE.

Told from the broken perspective of Stessa, The Tasting poses a direct challenge to human corruption by demanding answer to one question: at what point is a person no longer human? We watch and listen as Stessa recounts her transformation into a vampire and her bid to survive the horrifying landscapes and creatures born of disturbed imaginations.

Can she escape?

Here’s a preview of Book 1 of The Tasting:

Perhaps the best description of The Tasting is offered by The Traveler, the character who facilitates and introduces Stessa’s telling of her history:

“The story beyond this page is the personal testimony of Stessa.

I found her both broken and ferocious. A product of our current regime’s scientific obsession. A project of a man informed by the new concepts of morality and social responsibility that have gained credence in our modification culture. Rumors of her found their way to me: a girl, a monster, a development. But she has a voice and a history and that is why I’m here. That is also why I am presenting her story to you in this medium - that it might persist and that it might reveal the heart of a very present evil…

...she begins her account of her journey in the place where he found her, the last moments she was permitted to be human and free. Stessa is sleeping in her childhood home. It is midnight. It is three days past her eighteenth birthday. Her parents are also sleeping. The guards outside her home have either been corrupted or killed - she is still unsure on this detail. She is unaware that she has garnered the attention and affection of a dangerous man. She is kidnapped into a world of horror and decadence, the laboratories that drive our culture onward.”

Your support of our Kickstarter will help us with:

- the production cost of The Tasting, a 60+ page graphic novel in full color!

- printing.

- shipping.

- awesome rewards and surprises! We might even send you a sandwich from Hell!

Your help makes The Tasting of our dreams possible! We need this type of support so we can finish the first book of the trilogy and beyond! We also just joined Kicking it Forward and hope to have the funds to help other creators very, very soon!

Join us and enter a world where the manifestation of even the most disturbed imagination is fingertip close...

Risks and challenges

Time is the biggest challenge we face. We are wholeheartedly invested in this project and have already completed Issue 1 of Book 1. However, being able to devote more time every day to The Tasting will help us tremendously! We also recognize that The Tasting is a work in progress and, with your help, plan to devote our resources to meeting these challenges head on and producing a graphic novel of the highest quality. We hope you enjoy this process as much as we do!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.97

    RAGING WALLPAPER REWARD: You receive a digital copy of The Tasting wallpaper! You also have our sincerest thanks and appreciation. This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $10

    DIGITAL UNDEATH: You receive a high quality digital PDF of The Tasting plus digital copies of posters from the story!

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $15

    SMALL BITES: Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You also get a signed 5x7 print and a signed 8x11 print! All reward levels above this get all the rewards listed here!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $19

    MORE SMALL BITES: Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You also get a signed 5x7 print and a signed 8x11 print! You then get TWO PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, a digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of a yet to be announced comic series that relates to Stessa's story!!!! ALL REWARD LEVELS ABOVE THIS GET ALL THE REWARDS LISTED HERE!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $24

    FIRST BITE: You receive a printed copy of The Tasting, a 60+ page graphic novel! You also get a signed 5X7 print and an awesome mini-comic! This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $39

    BLOODLUSTY INITIATE: You receive a printed copy of The Tasting, a signed 5x7 print, an awesome mini-comic, and a handwritten love poem from Stessa.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $73

    CUSTOM BLOODLETTING: You receive a printed copy of The Tasting with a custom sketch in the front cover from Jesse (wut!?! he's the writer!) and a personalized bit of written dismemberment from Scott (wut!?! He's the artist!) in the back cover. A genuine Doomsandwich! You also get a signed 5x7 print and an awesome mini-comic! This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $97

    DIGITAL TERRORTIME: You receive a printed copy of The Tasting with a customized digital painting of Stessa! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You also receive a signed 5x7 print, a signed 8x11 print and an awesome mini-comic! You then get FOUR PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of a yet to be announced comic series that relates to Stessa's story!!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $146

    VAMPING FOR ART: You will receive a limited edition 20x30 full color Gyclee print of Stessa. Your Gyclee will personally signed by us with a certificate of authenticity and will be made from high grade Archival Stock. In addition, you'll receive a copy of The Tasting, a signed 5X7 print, two signed 8x11 prints, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get FOUR PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relates to Stessa's story!!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $194

    APPEAR AS A MONSTER IN THE TASTING: Feed your blood cravings as you become part of the deathworthy horrorscape that hunts Stessa! You also get a printed copy of the book, a signed 5x7 print, two signed 8x11 prints, a PERSONALIZED RAGEPOEM FROM STESSA, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get FOUR PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relate to Stessa's story!!!! This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $291

    APPEAR AS A VAMPIRE IN THE TASTING: You are monster, human, development. You receive rewards fit for your vampiristic refashioning. Get bitten by Stessa in the pages of The Tasting and meet your fate as her thrall! You also get a printed copy of the book, THREE signed 5x7 prints, two signed 8X11 prints, a personalized ragepoem from Stessa, the beginning of a personalized thrall directorate from Stessa, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get SIX PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relate to Stessa's story!!!! This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    VAMPIRE IN EFFIGY: Die at the hands of the regime! You are fashioned in the pages of The Tasting as one of Stessa’s vampire thralls for the sole purpose of being publicly slaughtered. This display will serve as a metaphor to the unbelievers! You also receive a printed copy of The Tasting, THREE signed 5x7 prints, THREE signed 8X11 prints, a personalized ragepoem from Stessa, the beginning of a personalized thrall directorate from Stessa, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get SIX PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relate to Stessa's story!!!! This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    Pledge CA$ 450 or more About $437

    EULOGIES ALL DAY: Receive immortalization in a 2-page comic custom made for you with you as the main character. This reward is not for the faint of hEArT… This 2-page comic chronicles your march to an excruciatingly epic dEATh! You also receive a printed copy of The Tasting, FIVE signed 5x7 prints, THREE signed 8X11 prints, a personalized ragepoem from Stessa, the beginning of a personalized thrall directorate from Stessa, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get SIX PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relate to Stessa's story!!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 750 or more About $729

    BLOODY DELERIOUS: You receive a custom painting from Scott and a custom horror short-story from Jesse! You then receive a bloodygood surprise. Then you also get a printed copy of The Tasting, FIVE signed 5X7 prints, FIVE signed 8X11 prints, a personalized ragepoem from Stessa, the beginning of a personalized thrall directorate from Stessa, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get SIX PRINTED ILLUSTRATED PAGES from Stessa's personal journal, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relate to Stessa's story!!!! This level and above have their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $972

    STESSA’S SECRET: You learn Stessa’s deepest, darkest secret… Beware. It will make your darkhEArT bEAT POSSESSively! You receive a printed copy of The Tasting, FIVE signed 5X7 prints, FIVE signed 8X11 prints, a personalized ragepoem from Stessa, the beginning of a personalized thrall directorate from Stessa, and an awesome mini-comic! Get The Tasting wallpaper, the full high-quality pdf of the graphic novel, and get a PRINT COPY OF THE TASTING 20 PAGE ASHCAN!!! This is a limited and signed edition of The Tasting artist proof! You then get Stessa's full TEN PAGE PERSONAL JOURNAL, an extended digital pdf preview of a glamour magazine Stessa is featured in by the obsessive scientist (LORE!!!), and a digital preview of TWO yet to be announced comic series that relate to Stessa's story!!!! This level has their name added to the Thank You section of The Tasting as Stessa's Secret Bearer!

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