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An new graphic novel that will crack you square in the skull! The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can still get it On Demand!
An new graphic novel that will crack you square in the skull! The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can still get it On Demand!
982 backers pledged CA$ 41,874 to help bring this project to life.

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EVERGLADE ANGELS - a graphic novel

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EVERGLADE ANGELS is the first horror graphic novel from Scott Lobdell (writer of Marvel's X-MEN, and the writer & creator of HAPPY DEATH DAY).

The book is co-created by Blake Northcott (international bestselling author of ARENA MODE and THE NORTH VALLEY GRIMOIRE) who is writing her first creator-owned graphic novel.

The art is by Roc Upchurch, the co-creator and artist of RAT QUEENS (the Eisner and Hugo nominated Image Comic series that won a GLAAD Media Award in 2015).

A wrong turn down a dead end road.

A car that won't start.

An unspeakable evil emerges from the darkness.

No phones. No weapons. No escape.

Think you've seen this all before? 

THINK AGAIN.

When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they'll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways. 

When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage – but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back

And while the girls might not have home field advantage, they have a game-changing surprise of their own.

This 48-page graphic novel is a double-header of murder and mystery that will crack you square in the skull ... it’s unfiltered survival horror like you've never seen before!

BATTER UP, MOTHERF#@&ERS.

It's time to play ball.

A killer preview to get you totally psyched for this blood-soaked, 90s-style slasher story. Hold onto your Tamagotchis - this graphic novel is gonna be all that AND a bag of chips.

Side note: the pages WILL be lettered in the finished book - we just wanted you to see the virgin artwork without any dialogue balloons. Enjoy!

$30,000 Stretch Goal - EXPAND THE BOOK (UNLOCKED!)

The first goal is to add an exclusive back-up story to Everglade Angels, making the book even bigger!

Read the 2nd project update to learn more about the story and art that will be added!

$40,000 Stretch Goal - STICKERS (LOCKED!)

Limited edition stickers will be included with every book.

 * all pricing for stretch goals are calculated in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Thank you for taking the time to check out our project.

America's three greatest art forms are comic books, baseball and slasher films - we combined them all to create this kick-ass graphic novel, and we're confident you're going to love reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

Our books, stickers, and t-shirts are printed locally in Canada and the United States.

While some companies use factories overseas to produce their books, we believe the quality in North America is far superior, and we would rather pass along a better product to our customers. It also speeds up the fulfillment process, getting the books in your hands faster.

We also sign, package, label, and ship every order by hand - we do not use third-party fulfillment services.

Enjoy a look at how EVERGLADE ANGELS came about ... more than 20 years in the making!


Risks and challenges

This is my fifth publishing project on Kickstarter: I have published four (4) novels, including the three ARENA MODE books, and THE NORTH VALLEY GRIMOIRE in 2018.

With each new project I have worked hard to provide better packaging, a higher quality of printing, and more efficient shipping; delays in the past have been extremely minimal, and I've been consistently shrinking the gap to deliver even faster.

I pride myself on delivering projects as close to the estimated delivery dates as possible, and I have offered consistent quality along the way. My books have been nominated for awards, are part of the high school curriculum in the state of Florida, and have all debuted as #1 bestsellers on Amazon (both in America and internationally) in various sci-fi/fantasy categories.

There are always challenges while creating and delivering a project - from creative issues to shipping delays - but as a professional in both the comic book industry and a full time self-published author, I believe I'm qualified to deal with these issues swiftly, and deliver the best product possible, on schedule.

Working closely with Scott Lobdell (a seasoned comic book professional with more than 3 decades of experience at Marvel, DC, and writing Hollywood screenplays) and Roc Upchurch (an award winning artist) I have the utmost confidence in both the delivery speed and quality of EVERGLADE ANGELS.

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    Digital Copy

    A digital copy of Everglade Angels, delivered in multiple file formats - read on your desktop, laptop, iPad, or phone!

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    Signed Limited Edition Graphic Novel

    A signed, limited edition copy of EVERGLADE ANGELS with bonus material and covers that will never be available online or in stores! Get this crowdfunding-exclusive package before it sells out!

    * Blake Northcott signs all copies, NOT Scott or Roc
    ** Will include all Stretch Goals and bonus materials as they unlock!

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    Two Books (buy one, get second 50% off!)

    Get TWO (2) signed, limited edition copies of EVERGLADE ANGELS - save 50% off the 2nd copy AND pay the same shipping! Save one for yourself and sell the other on Ebay for a small fortune.

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    * Blake Northcott signs all copies, NOT Scott or Roc
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    Two Books + Shirt (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!)

    Hit a GRAND SLAM with this special package: two (2) copies of EVERGLADE ANGELS, plus a shirt with the iconic skull and baseball bats logo!

    FIRST 100 ORDERS: if you live in America, pay NO SHIPPING! USA! USA!

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    Original Art

    Own a piece of history: an 11x17 pencil board by Roc Upchurch, suitable for framing! First come, first serve - the earlier you pledge, the better your selection.

    There are plenty of dynamic splash pages throughout the book to choose from (if you hurry!) Ships worldwide - inquire for details!

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    Variant Cover Art

    The variant cover by Leila Leiz!

    Own the original pencil art, suitable for framing, illustrated by Italian comic book artist Leila Leiz. Specify if you'd like it signed and/or personalized, ships securely worldwide. Inquire for details.

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    Original Cover Art

    The one and only cover by Roc Upchurch!

    Own the 11x17 pencil board that is suitable for framing, illustrated by the award-winning Roc Upchurch. Specify if you're like it signed and/or personalized, ships securely worldwide. Inquire for details.

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