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A zombie-superhero-buddy-roadtrip comic. This is a fresh new take on the zombie genre. Zed's not dead, baby. Zed's undead.
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10/27 - Stretch Goal #1 - Vinyl Sticker UNLOCKED!!

We are getting close to the first stretch goal! When we hit $750, all physical backers will get a badass ZED weatherproof vinyl sticker!! Next stretch goal unlocks at $1,000!

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The Print

This limited edition of ZED will only be printed once! It's the only time this edition with this cover will ever be available on Kickstarter. This 52 page collection includes both issue 1 and 2 of ZED in black and white format with a few extra goodies in the back. Although this is not new content, this is an extremely limited edition of what we have created so far, and it's the only way to get both issues in black and white

READ ISSUE #1 FOR FREE BY CLICKING HERE!

 The Story

It lasted three years, but the outbreak is over. Most of the infected have been isolated or destroyed. The vaccine was created on day 900, and now life is getting back to normal. Cities are repopulating, and there is a long-awaited sense of calm throughout the country.

The PH-virus was relatively short lived thanks to Samuel Grace, genius scientist and the creator of the PH vaccine. His vaccine can prevent the spread of the virus, but cannot reverse it. Fortunately, Sam’s vaccine stopped the PH-virus before it decimated the world population, but the vaccine did not come without a cost. For three years Sam experimented on patient after patient, subject after subject. Creating the vaccine carried a cost of both human and post-human life.

One such test subject was Zed.

Issue 1 - Page 1
Issue 1 - Page 2
Issue 1 - Page 3
Issue 1 - Page 4
Issue 1 - Page 5

READ ISSUE #1 FOR FREE BY CLICKING HERE!

Full Wraparound Cover

 UPDATE 10/16 - ADD-ONS!!

Looking for more spooky or mind-bending stories? Pick up Nook or Alter-Life by adding the respective amount to your pledge! All you have to do is add $20 or $25 for each book, then send me a direct message letting me know which book you want.

Nook Hardcover Edition: $20.  A WWII ghost story inspired by Pan's Labyrinth and Coraline. 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.

Read Nook Part 1

Alter-Life Hardcover Edition: $25.  A 200-page Full-Color Hardcover Graphic Novel! In a world of seemingly infinite realities, Jake is on a quest to find his dead wife and daughter.

Read Alter-Life Issue 1

Staying Alive

If we just hit our goal we will at least get an amazing collected edition of the first 2 issues, but the hope is to help this series stay alive. I really want to keep ZED going, but we've struggled to find an audience in previous campaigns. This edition is being put together to help raise money to pay for some of the artwork for Issues 3-4. If we raise enough here, we will be able to come back in 2020 with new content and potentially a complete volume 1!!

Original Art

Below, there are a bunch of awesome original art pieces available from ZED artist, Katrina Kunstmann. I implore you to look through them all. If you find something you love, make sure you grab it quickly. These are one-of-a-kind pieces at unbeatable prices!!

CHOP
EXPENSIVE
ROASTED
GUARDED
BREAKABLE
HANDMADE LINOLEUM PRINT (Only 5 Exist!)
HORDE watercolor
SPLIT watercolor
PULLED APART watercolor

The Cost

All funds raised here will be exclusively used for paying for printing of this limited edition print run and paying for shipping to backers. Any funding rasied beyond what is needed for printing and shipping will be used to for art for issues 3 and 4 of ZED.

The ZED Team

CALEB THUSAT

Writer

Creator and writer of Alter-Life, ZED, and Nook, I'm a former filmmaker turned comic book creator, and I'm looking to bring unique and exciting stories to the vast world of the independent comic industry. I have run 9 successful kickstarter campaigns in the past 3 and 1/2 years. I strive to make great books and always make sure my backers get the best deal and the best quality for supporting my projects.

www.villagecomicbooks.com 

KATRINA KUNSTMANN

Art/Coloring/Lettering

A native Californian with an everlasting love for lines and words, she currently works as a gun for hire, wrangling lines for concept art, story-boarding, comics, and book covers.

Warhead, her self published comic, can be found at at http://warheadcomic.tumblr.com/; and her other illustrations at krop.com/katrinakunstmann/

Risks and challenges

I have completed 10 other successful campaigns. I know how things work. The only challenge I foresee is the fact that this is not new content. This is a special edition of the 2 issues that have already been released. I hope we can find some new readers and kickstart this series back to life!

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    The physical print edition of ZED 1-2. This is a special 52 page black and white printed edition of issues 1-2 that will only be printed once!

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    GUARDED (Inktober Original Artwork)

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    Limited Edition Linoleum Print

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    ROASTED (Inktober Original Artwork)

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    A 11x15 original watercolor art piece. This is NOT A PRINT. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting signed by ZED artist, Katrina Kunstmann.

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