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Groovy New Graphic Novel and Sensationally Terrifying Soundtrack for the Irresistible Indie Comic about your Zany, Ghastly, Zombie Gal!
Groovy New Graphic Novel and Sensationally Terrifying Soundtrack for the Irresistible Indie Comic about your Zany, Ghastly, Zombie Gal!
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"My Gal, the Zombie" is the zombie take on my long running webcomic, Heaven Forbid.  You can read it at www.crazygoodcomics.com,with over 600 comic posts, 3 graphic novels, and many other comics!  I first did a zombie illustration of the main character, Chelsea, in January 2013 for the Red Headed Zombie awards show.  Since Chelsea is a redhead, it was a perfect fit!  The image really took off and I even won my first art award for that piece!  When I finished "Journey Into Her Story," the third Heaven Forbid GN, I wanted to do something different.  I decided to do a story using this zombie version on Chelsea, and to my surprise, it really took off!  It wasn't long before I was expanding my merchandising, selling out of the MGTZ comics, and having a ton of fun!

Gals and Monsters Art Book
Gals and Monsters Art Book
graphic novel cover
graphic novel cover

I've done a couple mini comics, which all sold out rather quickly.  Then I did the Summer Special compact comic, in a few printings, all of which have sold out.  Currently, I have the Autumn 13 Special in stock, which features my full color collaborations with Dan Parent [Betty & Veronica, Kevin Keller], Chad Blakely [Kidnapping Kevin Smith, The Con Job], Batton Lash [Archie: Freshman Year, Supernatural Law], and Stephanie Mided [Scout].  Next, I'll have a story in A Very Zombie Christmas #5, coming soon from my good friends at Antarctic Press.  I've been thinking about how with these combined, I already have about 75 pages done of MGTZ and how I'll soon have enough for the first graphic novel, Everyone Loves a Green Skinned Girl.

MGTZ comic preview 1
MGTZ comic preview 1
MGTZ comic preview 2
MGTZ comic preview 2

While it is not yet finished, My Gal, the Zombie: Everyone Loves A Green Skinned Girl will be 6x9 [or larger], over 100 pages, black and white, perfect bound, and published by Lamp Post.  It will include all of the MGTZ stories published to date, especially those now out of print, and fun special features and even activities.  Guest art will include all of the previously mentioned artists, plus Riki Takaoka [Maiden Voyage], Jason Montoya [Abigail: Curses & Demons], Xaq Bazit [Souled, Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters], Gerry Mulowayi [Constructs], and more!

record cover mock up- the actual CD will features brand new rockin' cover art!
record cover mock up- the actual CD will features brand new rockin' cover art!

Flash forward to the past when I reconnected with a long time friend of mine, Ryan Davis, of HairBall8 Records.  He said he was looking to do some new music compilations, especially with a horror theme.  As we collaborated on things, we decided that using the MGTZ property would be a great outlet for this.  Herein, the soundtrack was born.  Over the last few months, we've been working on that and have a great collection of brand new, rare, and even out of print songs, spanning multiple genres, all with a horror or romance [and often both] theme!

Back cover draft!
Back cover draft!

My Gal, the Zombie: Mesmerizing Music for Morbid Monsters will feature the following:
Dance Zombies Dance by Dead by Dawn [brand new horror punk from the UK]
Where Were You by The Jekylls [new retro 60's rock from Denver]
Human Fly Trap (Our Hero Escapes From Venus) by Blaster the Rocket Man [long out of print horror punk otherness]
Zombies by Sick City Daggers [rare psychobilly]
Surfside by Ghost Storys [rare surf psychobilly]
Romance Until I Die by The Nobody Elses [out of print horror country]
El Diablo Tacos Are The Best by Destroy Nate Allen [folk punk from Portland]
I, Zombie by Grave Robber [horror punk from Fort Wayne]
Dead Love by Soul Daddy [brand new hip hop track from Denver]
2,000 Leagues by The Tromatons [brand new horror punk from Chicago]
Dawn of the Deadbeats by Crush the Enemy [rare thrash from San Antonio]
Haunted Heart Remix by Concombre Zombi [new remix psychobilly from Austin]
When I Get Over You by Huntingtons [rare American punk rock]
[track list subject to change and more to come!]

Add Ons!  Includes very limited quantities!
Add Ons! Includes very limited quantities!
Zombie Christmas Add On!
Zombie Christmas Add On!
Cartoon Christmas Card
Cartoon Christmas Card
Hot Sauce & Autumn 13 comic
Hot Sauce & Autumn 13 comic
You can get a Five Iron Frenzy sticker free!
You can get a Five Iron Frenzy sticker free!
Preachers from the Black Lagoon Shirt & Misfits Art
Preachers from the Black Lagoon Shirt & Misfits Art
Stretch Marks
Stretch Marks

My Gal, the Zombie is "Fun for the Whole Zombie Family!"  In this, I mean that the project is essentially "family friendly," if your family can handle zombies!  I would equate it to a "dreamworks" style PG equivalent film.  You can play the record or read the comic with your kids, as long as they're not too scared!  [my 2 year old loves MGTZ!]  Please preview what will be in the book at http://crazygoodcomics.com/mygalthezombie/.

Card Case Image options
Card Case Image options


I've been drawing published comics for over ten years now and doing webcomics for longer than that!  I've done everything from self publishing to being published in Europe by the second largest publisher in the world, Hachette Books, and everything in between!  But, what I often do not get is a sort of "page rate" for my work, especially for projects I own.  When I sell my comics, I find a profit for the sale, which is a great blessing.  However, there is not so much a direct profit from the work producing the books.  It's almost like being a book salesman.  My family and I could really use some funds during the creation of this material.  This is why I need your help and why we're offering some really neat exclusive rewards!

Zombie Eye Shadow
Zombie Eye Shadow

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are always unexpected things which come up. Having recently completed and fulfilled all rewards from my first successful Kickstarter, I've learned a lot. I set my expected date as June 2014. I actually hope to get materials to people before that, but this allows me some more flexibility.

As I'm working with both HairBall8 and Lamp Post, I will have relatively no challenges in the production of the book and soundtrack. I already have most of the other merchandise items in stock.

While the book is not quite completed and there are a few songs which need to be finished, I'd say things are about 75% done already. I don't think that's too bad of a place to be in, 9 months before the expected delivery date.

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    Personalized "Thank You" note written on the reverse side of a full color MGTZ postcard with a sketch of My Gal, the Zombie signed by creator, Dan Conner! This will be mailed in an envelope [no stamp on the postcard] with a MGTZ sticker! Plus, your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book.

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    DIGITAL E-BOOK .PDF of the My Gal, the Zombie graphic novel. Plus, personalized "Thank You" note written on the reverse side of a full color MGTZ postcard with a sketch of My Gal, the Zombie signed by creator, Dan Conner! This will be mailed in an envelope [no stamp on the postcard] with a MGTZ sticker! Plus, your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book.

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    DIGITAL .MP3 ALBUM of the My Gal, the Zombie soundtrack. Plus, personalized "Thank You" note written on the reverse side of a full color MGTZ postcard with a sketch of My Gal, the Zombie signed by creator, Dan Conner! This will be mailed in an envelope [no stamp on the postcard] with a MGTZ sticker! Plus, your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book.

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    ONE ZOMBIE EYE SHADOW and either the MP3 Soundtrack OR PDF Graphic Novel! choose from Ghastly Glistening Green [light green] Gruesomely Glorious Gangreen [dark green] Putrescent Purple [light purple] Virulent Violet [dark purple] Each is 5 grams of bare mineral, all natural, loose powder, high quality eye shadow! Also postcard with sketch and your name listed on the "thank you" page of the book!

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    Print copy of the My Gal, the Zombie CD Soundtrack, signed by Dan Conner! Also: your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book.
    PLUS! a postcard, sticker, & digital PDF download of the graphic novel, FREE!

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    Print copy of the very first My Gal, the Zombie graphic novel! Includes a signed and numbered, exclusive book plate! You won't be able to get this edition anywhere else! Also: your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book.
    PLUS! postcard, sticker, and digital MP3 download of the soundtrack, FREE!

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    ALL DIGITAL, plus 6 postcards!
    Downloads of the digital MP3 soundtrack and digital PDF graphic novel!
    Also includes sticker & 6 postcard set, one with a personalized "Thank You" and sketch of My Gal, the Zombie, signed by creator, Dan Conner! Plus, your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book. We're quite thankful!

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    ALL PRINT!
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    Print copy of the My Gal, the Zombie CD Soundtrack, signed by Dan Conner!
    PLUS! postcard, sticker, and pre-release digital downloads of the PDF book and MP3 soundtrack for FREE!

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    CHRISTMAS CARD ILLUSTRATION! I'll do a cartoon of your family for your Christmas card this year and e-mail you a PDF perfect for printing! Plus you get the PDF ebook of the graphic novel, the sketched postcard, and your name in the thank you of the book! I normally charge more than $50 for a card design like this alone! Christmas card will be e-mailed to you in time for Christmas 2013. The other rewards will be sent by June 2014.

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    SKETCH EDITION! Print copy of the very first My Gal, the Zombie graphic novel! Includes a PERSONALIZED SIGNED SKETCH INSIDE! Plus, you still get the signed & numbered exclusive book plate! You won't be able to get this edition anywhere else! Print copy of the My Gal, the Zombie CD Soundtrack, signed by Dan Conner! Also: your name listed in the "thank you" page of the book. PLUS! sticker, postcard, and pre-release digital downloads of the PDF book and MP3 soundtrack for FREE!

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    ZIPPIN' ZOMBIE HOT SAUCE! PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set [see reward #5] You get one 5 fluid oz bottle of the repeatedly selling out My Gal, the Zombie Hot Sauce! This gourmet hot sauce has a great Mexican flavor and medium heat. It's one of my best sellers on the convention circuit! I can't hold on to this stuff! The only complaint I get is that people finish it too quickly!

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    VINTAGE METAL CARD CASE!
    PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set [see reward #5]

    You get one stainless steel card case which holds your business cards, id's, credit cards, and cash! There's even a mirror inside. Choose one of the following images [pictured to the left] Zombie Beach Party, Mi Chica La Zombie, Summer Special Cover, or the Original MGTZ image! This is a really great item, which you won't find anywhere else!

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    MIRROR COMPACT! PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set [see reward #5] You get a metal mirror compact with the My Gal, the Zombie "Mi Chica La Zombi" full color image on the front! Perfect for a gift. Perfect for yourself!

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    MULTIPLE SIGNED CD/ SKETCH EDITION!
    Print copy of the My Gal, the Zombie CD Soundtrack, signed by EVERY MUSICIAN I CAN GET TO SIGN IT from the disc! That may be limited to the musicians from Denver, but who knows...
    Plus print copy of the very first My Gal, the Zombie graphic novel! Includes a PERSONALIZED SIGNED SKETCH INSIDE! Plus plus, you still get the signed & numbered exclusive book plate! You won't be able to get this edition anywhere else! PLUS! digital downloads of the PDF book and MP3 soundtrack for FREE! [way too many plusses]

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    ZOMBIE EYE SHADOW 4 PACK! PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set [see reward #5] You get the set of all 4 widely popular My Gal the Zombie eyeshadows! Includes: Ghastly Glistening Green [light green] Gruesomely Glorious Gangreen [dark green] Putrescent Purple [light purple] Virulent Violet [dark purple] Each is 5 grams of bare mineral, all natural, loose powder, high quality eye shadow!

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    PREACHERS FROM THE BLACK LAGOON SHIRT choose from S, M, L, XL [ask real nice for other sizes to be made] This design is wildly popular, features the Creature with a minister's collar, as designed by Dan Conner for Scum of the Earth Church! PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set, sketch edition [see reward #6]

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    COMIC COLLECTOR'S EDITION!
    You get all the MGTZ comics in print! This includes the MGTZ Summer Special [4th printing], MGTZ Autumn 13 Special [with 12 color pages, which will be b&w in the book!], Dia De La Zombie: Hallowmas! [exclusive from Halloween Comic Fest 2013, 2nd printing], A Very Zombie Christmas #5 [published by Antarctic Press, featuring the MGTZ Christmas story], and frankly, any other MGTZ mini comics I might make before the book comes out! Each signed and personalized!
    PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set, sketch edition [see reward #6]

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    T-SHIRT! "Everyone Loves a Green Skinned Girl" T-shirt! Neon green ink on a black shirt. choose from S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. [ask real nice for ladies or youth sizes]! The image will be like the close up head shot on the Eye Shadow.
    PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set, sketch edition [see reward #6]

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    COMMISSION 8.5x11! Now Cheaper! For this, I'll draw just about anything which fits on 8.5x11 paper that's fun for the whole family [nothing mature]. Up to 5 people or characters [unless this is a family drawing and you have more than 5 in your family and you ask real nice]. Black ink on white cardstock. PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set, sketch edition [see reward #6] Ships separately, please allow extra time for processing drawing.

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    RETAIL DEAL! 10 signed copies of the graphic novel and 10 signed copies of the CD [must ship to your retail business address] Plus 1 signed print & digital book & cd set, sketch edition [see reward #6]

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    ORIGINAL ART BARGAIN! I almost never sell my original comic pages. But, I'm willing to part with some for the great folks who will back this kickstarter! You get your first come/first serve choice of any original art page or comic strip! [sizes and paper stock vary]
    PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set [see reward #5]

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    CD ORIGINAL FRONT COVER ART
    Will probably be drawn around 9x9. This is the one of a kind CD cover art! PLUS signed print & digital book & cd set, sketch edition [see reward #6]

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    JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING= signed thank you card, physical & digital multiple signed & sketched book & cd [see reward #11], original comic art page, 8.5x11 commission, metal card case, t-shrt, mirror compact, hot sauce, 4 eye shadows, all MGTZ comics in print, probably other stuff, too!

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    YOU NAME IT! Hour long skype chat session OR appearance by Dan Conner at your event in the United States [must also provide complete travel and lodging expenses and reservations if farther than 2 hours form Denver Co] OR 3 half hour long comic making lessons [in person if near Denver or on skype] OR a full page ad in the book OR one of your band's tracks added to the CD [to be approved by Dan Conner, must fit with the MGTZ branding], OR your illustration of MGTZ added to the book [to be approved by Dan Conner], OR an exclusive VARIANT cover of the book made specifically for you and your friends by Dan Conner [includes ten copies with the option to purchase more at wholesale]. I don't know. Something kind of outside of the box. MUST BE APPROVED BY DAN CONNER BEFORE DELIVERY. YOU MUST EMAIL DAN WITH YOUR CHOICE OF ANY ONE OF THOSE OPTIONS LISTED WHEN YOU BACK THIS. OR E-MAIL DAN AN INTERESTING PROPOSAL, WHICH HE MUST AGREE TO, BEFORE YOU BACK THIS. failure to comply with these instructions in full may lead to a non delivery of reward, despite payment having been issued. You also get the book, soundtrack, and pretty much ONE of whichever accessories you want [not to include original art].

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