The Night Dad Came Home!
Welcome to Night Of The Living Dad's, the comic where khaki's and combovers get a deadly makeover! I'm Jeffrey Scott, creator of NOTLD, and who just happens to be deathly afraid of scarecrows. Allow me to introduce you to my latest terrifying tale;
What the Comic's About!
Old Farmer Dan is gentle soul, content to tending his land, sipping on his moonshine, and living his last days in peace. But between the local hard partying teenagers and crazed, gun toting rednecks, poor Dan can't even get a good night's sleep, let alone the life of leisure he desires.
Fed up and pissed off, Dan decides to put the fear of god in these kids the way he knows best (besides toting his shotgun). Scarecrows dressed up as any teenager's greatest fear; an angry Father!
But when an actual group of angry father's die in a nearby fiery explosion, things begin to take a terrifying turn. For you see, those dead dad's ashes hold a strange and awesome power.....and led by the fearsome Pumpkin Face, Dan's Scarecrows begin to take on a life of their own.
Where Did The Idea Come From?
Previously me and Yakov Levi, whose comic Tales From The Whorehouse of Horror I've written for, were trying to think of a scarecrow based story for that publication. While we couldn't find a story that fit the tone of that particular series, I still loved the idea of killer scarecrows.
Scarecrows always scared me as a kid (and honestly, still a little now). Contorted limbs, beady black eyes, expressionless features; they're the stuff of nightmares.
Taking away the talkative types like Freddy Krueger, most of the great slasher villains have one thing in common; a mask that obscures their features, leaving blank terror where a face is not. Scarecrows don't even need a mask. Their face IS the mask!
We needed a reason for the scarecrows both to come alive, and have a desire to kill teenagers. The old slasher tropes of sex and trespassing felt a little tired, so I wanted to give it a spin. Who hate's teenage boys more than anyone else on Earth?
Angry Fathers, especially redneck angry fathers! One explosion later and you've got four furious ghosts to possess four terrifying scarecrows.
Finally, since the majority of the story is set on a farm, it made sense to make the protagonist a farmer. I've always loved the elderly nutty character in horror movies (think Crazy Ralph in Friday the 13th) and thought it would be a lot of fun to turn one into the hero. Hence, the creation of Old Farmer Dan.
The goal for this comic is tell a classic horror story in a new way. Horror is in a pretty good place right now, but there's still a glut of demonic possession, paranormal haunting, and torture movies crowding market. While I enjoy all these genres, they aren't the kind of stories I wanted to tell. Hopefully Night Of The Living Dads can deliver something different, in all its pumpkin headed, blood soaked burlap awesomeness.
WHAT YOU GET
The most important part of any crowdfunding campaign is what you're going to get for you're money. I tried to price fairly here, while still charging enough to get the money to get this book made.
$5-Digital Copy $5 will get you a digital copy of the book, sent upon completion in the summer of 2018. While the book's still currently being drawn, you can expect 22-25 pages of Scarecrow Slaughtering madness, delivered right to your email upon completion.
$10- Print Copy Get a Print Copy of Night Of The Living Dads. Right now this is going to be a very small run, and this Kickstarter very well might be the only place you're going to pick up a physical copy of the book, at least for awhile.
$15- Signed Copy And A Signed Poster For $15 I'll sign your book and toss in a signed poster of the cover. Fair warning-my handwriting's the kind that would kill a man if I were a pharmacist.
$25- Variant Cover $25 will get you a limited edition signed variant cover edition of the comic, the normal signed comic, and a signed print. For comic completionists.
$50-Cameo Get a cameo scene in the book. Ever wanted to see what inked immortality felt like? Now you can! Includes everything in lower perks as well.
$30-$100-Advertise We're dedicating four pages of the book to advertising. $30 will get you a quarter of a page, $55 half a page and a $100 a full page. Includes everything but the cameo.
Meet The Creators
While Night Of The Living Dad's is my first solo comic, I've been writing comics for about 2 years now. I've co-written 6 stories with the brilliant and twisted Yakov Levi over at whorrorcomix.com (huge nsfw warning). Despite some initial setbacks, we successfully funded and released a printed anthology of those stories last summer, Tales From The Whorehouse of Horror #1.
In addition, I'm also the founder of Head On A Stick Productions, with which i've produced such comics as The Circus of Reefer Madness and Slashermania, as well as such films as Don't Fuck In The Woods and Betsy. I'm publishing NOTLD! under Head On A Stick Productions as Well.
I've also been in horror journalism for a number of years, currently writing weekly articles over at horrorfuel.com and being named a 2017 horror journalist to watch by Horror Freak News.
Other than writing a bunch, I watch a lot of movies (especially 70's and 80's horror), read a lot of books (especially horror comics and true crime), and generally try and live as fun a life as I can. I hope that fun shines through in my comics.
His art really brings Night Of The Living Dads alive, and I couldn't have asked for a more talented or fitting artist to draw these pages.
Thanks For Checking Us Out!
Even if you don't contribute to the campaign, thanks for taking the time to check us out. If it weren't for readers like yourself, this comic would never have happened.
Risks and challenges
At this point, there really isn't any. Rick is hard at work pumping out pages, and I should have the books ready to print by June or July. This isn't my first time publishing a comic, and everything so far has gone smoothly. There's no reason to believe Night Of The Living Dad's won't be a success as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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