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A family escapes WWII Germany only to discover their new home on the border of France is haunted by a dark past and a cat named Nook.
A family escapes WWII Germany only to discover their new home on the border of France is haunted by a dark past and a cat named Nook.
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Official Cover of Issue 1 by Marcelo Biott
Official Cover of Issue 1 by Marcelo Biott

STRETCH GOALS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED!!

STORY

Fleeing the oppression of WWII Germany, Avery and her parents move to a remote town on the border of France. It is here she finds her new best friend, a cat named Nook. But, there is more to this cat than it seems.

Avery is swept up into a deadly cycle of violence, and she will come to both fear and love her fuzzy new friend as the dark and twisted history of her new home is revealed.

(There is an 11 page preview below!)

ORIGINS

This story is a culmination of demented dreams, family history, and my love for Guillermo del Toro's style of storytelling. From The Devil's Backbone to Pan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak, I love the way he uses ghosts and mystical creatures to create an atmosphere of terror to reflect deeper meanings and develop tragic stories. I'm always intrigued by stories that appear to be scary on the surface but have many more layers and meanings. 

Nook is inspired by these stories, and I hope when you experience it you will discover that there is much more to this little tale than meets the eye.

WHAT AM I BACKING?

This is a 32 page, black & white comic book. It is part 1 of a 3-part mini series that will be finished over the course of the next year. These funds will be used to cover the print cost, production of rewards, shipping, and final phase of artwork for Part 1. Any surplus funding will go to increasing the quality of the print and the production of Part 2 and 3 of the series.

This will be the 7th comic I have brought to life through Kickstarter. Over the past 3 years, I have funded 5 issues and a Hardcover trade my science-fiction series, Alter-Life, and 1 issue of my buddy-roadtrip-zombie-superhero series, ZED.

(A Friendly Reminder: credit cards are not charged until the END of the campaign and ONLY if the project is FULLY FUNDED, so please pledge early to help us build momentum! You can always adjust your pledge before the end. Oh, and domestic shipping is always FREE for my books!)

VARIANT COVER

This beautiful wrap-around variant cover was created by Rob Cannon. He captured the essence of the story with a fantastically unique gothic image. This is available as both a cover for backers of $15 or more and as a print for backers of $50 or more.

"THANK YOU" PINUP

This beautiful pinup will be printed as a 8.5" x 11" poster and personally signed by artist, Marcelo Biott! This print is only available to backers of $50 or more.
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8.5" x 11"Print Signed by Marcelo Biott
8.5" x 11"Print Signed by Marcelo Biott

STRETCH GOALS

We have a number of amazing goals added to this campaign. All physical tier backers are eligible for the Pinups, but you MUST BACK AT THE $25 TIER OR HIGHER to receive the Sticker and Enamel Pin!! 

UNLOCKED!!! $2500 - Pinup Prints by Andrew Pawley and Caesar Leo Crawford 8.5 x 11 will be added to ALL physical reward tiers.

Art by Andrew Pawley
Art by Andrew Pawley
Art by Caesar Leo Crawford
Art by Caesar Leo Crawford

UNLOCKED!!! $3000 - Katrina Kunstmann designed Super Heavy Duty 4" Vinyl Stickers will be added to all $25+ tiers.

$4000 - Enamel Pins: Slick 1.25" Enamel pins designed by Marcelo Biott will be added to all $25+ tiers.

FREE 11 PAGE PREVIEW

As a vote of confidence in the story we are creating, here is a preview of the first 11 pages. Issue 1 will be 32 pages. This 3 part mini series will explore the cyclical nature of our existence, and how we are ultimately doomed to repeat the past.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Here is the simple breakdown of the budget to give you an idea where the funds will go. Anything more than this will go to increasing the quality of the issue 1 print, the production of stretch goals, and artwork for issue 2 and 3.

KNOCK KNOCK... WHO'S THERE?

CALEB THUSAT

Creator/Writer

Creator and writer of Alter-Life, ZED, and Nook. A former filmmaker turned comic book creator. Looking to bring unique and exciting stories to the vast world of the independent comic industry. I have run 6 successful kickstarter campaigns in the past 3 years. 1 campaign funded the first issue of my Buddy-roadtrip-zombie-superhero comic, ZED. The 5 other campaigns paid for the artwork and production of the complete Alter-Life series and the Hardcover Trade which is currently available to backers of $50 or more.

Simply put, it is my passion to create great comics. I love the process, and I am in love with the medium. Kickstarter has played a major role in finding an audience for my stories and raising the funding to let me continue to create. Without it, and without you, I would not be able to keep creating.

Owner of Village Comics: www.villagecomicbooks.com

Village Comics Patreon: www.patreon.com/villagecomics

MARCELO BIOTT

Artist/Letterer

Marcelo Biott is an artist born and raised in Chicago. His art is heavily inspired by his life long love for comics, science fiction stories, and every bit of pop culture he can get his hands on. He creates images and stories you've never thought of, but wish you did. He enjoys robots, hot wings, and writing/illustrating his comic InfraCity.

Website: https://www.themarcelo.com

Infracity Webcomic: http://infracity.thecomicseries.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/infracity

Risks and challenges

I am trying something new here with this series. 30 days is a long time to run a campaign. Since I feel like I have an adequate following, and this project has been building steam for some time now, I am only running this campaign for 14 days. I think it's very reasonable to hit $1,500 in 14 days. My track record speaks for itself.

This comic will be finished, it will be amazing, and it will be delivered to you as soon as possible.

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    A PDF edition of Issue 1

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    Geisterkatze Edition

    The signed print edition of Issue 1 with the official Marcelo Biott, Ghost-Cat Cover.

    If/when we hit $2,500, you also get 2 amazing pinup prints by Andrew Pawley and Caesar Leo Crawford!

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
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    Apparition Edition

    The signed Variant Cover print edition with wrap-around art by Rob Cannon.

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    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
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    Village Comics Digital Bundle

    Get a PDF collection of ALL the comics we have created so far!

    This bundle includes the Complete Alter-Life Edition, Issue 1 of ZED, and Issue 1 of Nook!

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • ZED #1 PDF
    • The Complete Alter-Life Edition PDF
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    Doppelgänger Two-Pack

    Both versions of Issue 1 and the digital edition!

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
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    Immortalize Yourself

    Pledge at this tier or higher to get your name in a special thank you section of Issue 1.

    You MUST BACK at this tier or higher to get ALL STRETCH GOALS (if unlocked) including the Pinups, the Vinyl Sticker and the Enamel Pin!

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
    • Your name added to the book
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    Apparition Art

    Get a special signed "thank you" pinup by Marcelo Biott as well as a poster print of the Rob Cannon Variant Cover.

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
    • Your name added to the book
    • All Stretch Goals (as unlocked)
    • Signed Marcelo Biott "thank you" pinup
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    Make it Personal

    A personalized issue #1 signed by both the artist and writer, PLUS all lower-tier rewards

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
    • All Stretch Goals (as unlocked)
    • Your name added to the book
    • Signed Marcelo Biott "thank you" pinup
    • Art Print of Rob Cannon Variant Cover
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    Explore New Dimensions

    Get the signed, Hardcover Trade of Alter-Life added to your bundle.

    Includes:
    • NOOK #1 PDF
    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
    • All Stretch Goals (as unlocked)
    • Your name added to the book
    • Signed Marcelo Biott "thank you" pinup
    • Art Print of Rob Cannon Variant Cover
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    Kickstarter Mentorship

    This is a special reward tier for fellow comic creators.

    In addition to everything you get for backing at the "Exploring New Dimensions" tier, I will personally help you revise and perfect your own comic kickstarter page before you launch.

    If you purchase this package. I will personally talk you through 2 revisions of your kickstarter page prior to launch as well as share your project with my social media following and with my Village Comics mailing list.

    I have run 7 successful comic kickstarters over the past 3 years. Let me help you get started!

    (This is for comic book campaigns only and must be used by the end of 2019. This is also not a guarantee of being funded, but I know what I am doing, and I know how to maximize your campaign's potential!)

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    • NOOK #1 PDF
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    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
    • All Stretch Goals (as unlocked)
    • Your name added to the book
    • Signed Marcelo Biott "thank you" pinup
    • Art Print of Rob Cannon Variant Cover
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    Become a Producer

    Be a Producer of Nook #1 with your name on the inside front cover, a personalized signed issue #1, PLUS all lower-tier rewards

    Includes:
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    • Issue 1 - Official Cover by Marcelo Biott
    • Issue 1 - Variant Cover by Rob Cannon
    • All Stretch Goals (as unlocked)
    • Your name added to the book
    • Signed Marcelo Biott "thank you" pinup
    • Art Print of Rob Cannon Variant Cover
    • Issue #1 is personalized and signed by Biott and Thusat
    • The Alter-Life Hardcover Trade
    • Credit in the Issue as a Producer
    • PDF of Issue 1 and sneak peak at Issue 2 and 3 scripts
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Funding period

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