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It’s Devil’s Night in Olympia, WA – and out at Henderson Farms, the festivities are reaching a crescendo. Young and old have gathered to pick their own pumpkin, drink hot apple cider, and partake in the usual pumpkin farm fare. However, something has awakened from deep within the fertile soil. After years of abuse and humiliation, the pumpkins are ready...to pick US! You can beg! You can plead! You can scream! But these hell’s lanterns are lit only with the burning desire to: Watch.You. Die!
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UPDATE: "We Bleed Halloween" T-Shirt Design Revealed!

Artist Nick Gucker has captured the essence of Blood & Gourd and everything we love about the Halloween season with this spooky awesome design! Available in the "Tee is for Torso" tier and higher! 

"We Bleed Halloween" T-Shirt. Design by Nick (The Hat) Gucker!
"We Bleed Halloween" T-Shirt. Design by Nick (The Hat) Gucker!

 UPDATE: Limited Edtion B&G Gourdfather Figure! 

Available for $40 in our ALL NEW Plan(t) of Action tier, or à la carte style with every pledge of $15 or more! Throw down $200 or more and it's yours FREE! 

Gourdfather Art Figure by HamFX (Proof of Concept)
Gourdfather Art Figure by HamFX (Proof of Concept)

This Gourd Daddy is old-school action figure style! Numbered and signed by Blood & Gourd creator Jenz K. Lund and Tyler Ham of HamFX! It's guaranteed to be a collectible! 

NOTE: this figure is 3D printed and non-articulated. It's an "Art Figure" with old school blister pack flair!

Gourdfather Art Figure by HamFX (Proof of Concept)
Gourdfather Art Figure by HamFX (Proof of Concept)
Available for $40 in our ALL NEW Plan(t) of Action tier, or à la carte style with every pledge of $15 or more! Throw down $200 or more and it's yours FREE!
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BLOOD & GOURD #3 FUNDED! Stretch Goals Added! 

$8500: The Blood & Gourd universe is filled with interesting characters, but the most mysterious of them all is Alabaster. Jenz K. Lund and the team have an absolutely chilling digital short-story they're dying to share with you. It won't be available anywhere else until the release of the first Blood & Gourd compilation. And you know how long THAT could take! A very special artist has agreed to do the art, but we won't reveal them until we reach this goal.

COMPLETE! $7,000: Instead of a simple, second printing of Blood & Gourd Issue #1, we'd like to produce a special Platinum Edition! Featuring a glow-in-the-dark cover and a bonus 'behind-the-scenes' section with never before seen art! When reached, everybody who pledged $15 or more will get a copy.
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Blood & Gourd is a wild indie horror comic book series from Dead Peasant. Picture what would happen if H.P. Lovecraft wrote for EC Comics back in the heyday of VHS B-Movie splendor, and it all happened at a Halloween party hosted by John Waters.

Art by Juanan Ramirez, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Art by Juanan Ramirez, Colors by Fran Gamboa

Issue #1, was released in April 2015 (Click HERE for a six-page preview). It quickly became an underground hit with critics, horror hounds, and comic book fans alike. Issue #2 was also highly 're-garden-ed'. 

Stem-Heads have been waiting patiently for too long!
Stem-Heads have been waiting patiently for too long!


Welcome back, Stem-Heads! We know you've been hankering for more premium, pulse-pounding, pumpkin pandemonium! We’re ready to tendril through your ear canal, and creep our way up into your brain with Blood & Gourd Issue #3: Children of the Vine! Featuring over 30 pages of 'We Bleed Halloween' insanity! 

Art by Jonas Scharf, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Art by Jonas Scharf, Colors by Fran Gamboa

 

Art by Jonas Scharf, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Art by Jonas Scharf, Colors by Fran Gamboa
In Issue #2, the sinister Mister Pleasant unleashed murderous hordes of gourds and goblins! A handful of victims survived, scurrying into the woods or through the corn maze, seeking respite from the Cucurbita chaos. So, what the hell happened to them? 

Art by Juanan Ramirez, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Art by Juanan Ramirez, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Will Kitty and Mason find their way out of the corn maze alive? Or will The Gourdfather and his minions make pumpkin gelato out of their brains? Find out in Issue #3!  

Art by Dave Acosta, Inks by Juan Albarran, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Art by Dave Acosta, Inks by Juan Albarran, Colors by Fran Gamboa

Also in Issue #3: Sasha meets what's living in the greenhouse basement, Calvin and Vern make a gruesome discovery, and Mister Pleasant violently proves that evil has its roots in every family tree.  

Art by Juanan Ramirez, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Art by Juanan Ramirez, Colors by Fran Gamboa
Get ready for even more of that unfettered imagination and frantic madness you've come to love from the Blood & Gourd team. Issue #3 is wilder! gorier! scarier! And it's set for a May 2018 release! Old fans and new fans alike are gonna punkin' love it! 

But don't take OUR word for it! Here's what fans & critics are saying about Blood & Gourd!
But don't take OUR word for it! Here's what fans & critics are saying about Blood & Gourd!
“The art is amazing, the story is super fun, and I cannot wait to find out what happens next.” ~ Fright Hype

"Blood & Gourd is going to be a nice addition to my annual Halloween celebration." -Bloody Popcorn  

"I love this comic!" ~ Warped Factor 

"[T]he action does not let up, featuring, even more, airborne pumpkin death, racing cars full of frightened families, harvested organs, and some of the darkest f**king humor I’ve come across in quite some time." 

"Sound crazy? Believe me, it is, but in the best way possible. You see, Blood and Gourd is like Halloween 3 and The Thing had a baby, and then named it Critters for good measure, and even that barely describes the fun I had reading this comic." ~ Killer Horrorcast from Outer Space 

"Lund has said he drew inspiration from ‘80s horror classics Night of the Creeps and The Return of the Living Dead, with a desire to bring the fun back to horror. to that end, Blood & Gourd certainly succeeds, from its sight gags to over-the-top deaths to the straight-up bizarre. -Viewer Discretion Advised

"A perfect blend of retro sensibilities and contemporary revitalization." 

"Blood & Gourd is a slice of Americana. Whether it’s taking pot shots at commercialization or the death of rural America, it’s a surprisingly tight and clever tale." - Starburst Magazine  

"This is a comic that will turn children into budding horror fanatics and remind their parents of what they loved about the genre in the first place." - Attack of the Couch Potato

"Imagine if Alan Moore had written Attack of the Killer Tomatoes instead of Swamp Thing and Spielberg had directed the adaptation." - You May Be Dead & Dreaming  


 The Comic Book(s):  
 
The full-color, 30-page print copy of Blood & Gourd Issue 3: Children of the Vine is available starting at the $15 level, and $10 at the digital level (digital level also includes Issue #1 and #2). 
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We know that some of you may not yet own a copy of issue #1 or #2. We want to fix that! Many of our reward tiers include a print and/or digital copy of both.  

Signed copies of all three issues are available at $75 and above. Copies will be signed by the writer/creator: Jenz K. Lund

At the $100 level or higher, we're breaking open the last box of first-edition copies of Blood & Gourd Issue #1. This is the last of 'em!

The Last Box!
The Last Box!
Stickers & Buttons Sets (Brand New Designs Coming Soon): 

Set of limited-edition stickers

Set of 5 high-quality 1.25" pinback buttons

Designs not final. Rotting Fall Leaves Sold Separately.
Designs not final. Rotting Fall Leaves Sold Separately.
 
Prints:
Limited Edition Prints to Blow Your Punkin' Head Off!
Limited Edition Prints to Blow Your Punkin' Head Off!
#1 Greetings from Henderson Farms! by Roberta Ingranata
#2 We Bleed Halloween by Nick Gucker 
#3 Ruh-Roh, Rumpkins! by Phil Postma
#4 Harvest Time by The Gurch!
#5 Hail, to the True Pumpkin King! by Todd Shearer

T-Shirt: 

T-Shirt Design by Nick (The Hat) Gucker
T-Shirt Design by Nick (The Hat) Gucker

 Original Art: Level 1 & Level 2 - Penciled and Inked, ORIGINAL Pages, Signed by Issue #3 Artist, Jonas Scharf! Limited to 10 Pages each tier.

Original B&G #3 Penciled & Inked Pages, Signed by Jonas Scharf!
Original B&G #3 Penciled & Inked Pages, Signed by Jonas Scharf!
The $666 'You just Bought the Farm' Pumpkin Death Tier is back!  

Four generous backers will be drawn a gruesome demise, and have their likeness forever etched in comic book horror history! Will it be you, Stem-Head? 

 Dead Peasant is 100% creator-owned and operated. 

Jenz K. Lund: Writer/Creator/Editor-In-Chief (Blood & Gourd)


Fran Gamboa: Colorist (Spirit Hunters, Satan's Hollow and Tales of Terror for Zenescope)

JC Ruiz: Letters (Zenescope, Dead Peasant)

Rocio Canteros: Flatter (Zenescope, Dead Peasant)

John MacLeod: Creative Consultant and Project Manager (Creator of Cömic Räwk and Dear Scabby at Strange Kids Club)

Greg Smith: Creative Consultant and Ambassador of Buzz (Co-creator of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse for Oni Press and contributor to Monsters and Other Scary Shit)

John Holttum: Producer, Project Associate & Collaborator 

Eugene Bistrika: Project Associate & Collaborator 


Costs Breakdown:

Hey, we've done this before. We know that high-quality comic book creation is spendy! Here's a breakdown of how we'll spend our funds.

 
 

Risks and challenges

We're small and we're indie. Obstacles abound. By reaching our funding goals, we anticipate a May 2018 release. The only foreseeable risk is that print copies may not be available on time. But don't fret! We'll be offering DRM free, PDF copies of issues 1, 2, and 3 as a backup, until they arrive.

Dead Peasant has pulled off two successful crowd-funding campaigns, and the quality of our first two issues speaks for itself. We're excited to make this the most successful yet. Eight years into this thing, and we're still growing strong! Thanks for keeping the wick lit.

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