About this project
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!
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!
- 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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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