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About

Remember those amazing horror comics you read as a kid?

Well, working together, we can bring back those wildly imaginative and wonderfully creepy stories that all we loved.

"Evil Jester Presents" is a gorgeously rendered, 60 page graphic novel featuring stories from some of the biggest names and most exciting talent working in horror today. 

SNEAK PEEKS

“Polaroids" by horror legend Jack Ketchum. Adapted by accomplished writer David C. Hayes, pencilled by the brilliant Kurt Belcher, inked and colored by rising star Mike Gallagher.
“Polaroids" by horror legend Jack Ketchum. Adapted by accomplished writer David C. Hayes, pencilled by the brilliant Kurt Belcher, inked and colored by rising star Mike Gallagher.
Artwork-in-progress by the incredible Jason Whitley for our story "Observation Effect" by award-winning writer Jim Chambers.
Artwork-in-progress by the incredible Jason Whitley for our story "Observation Effect" by award-winning writer Jim Chambers.

TERRIFYING TALES FROM SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AND RISING STARS IN HORROR!

JACK KETCHUM. Multiple award-winning author who Stephen King calls "The Scariest Guy in America."

WILLIAM F. NOLAN. Legendary author of the Logan's Run series with over 80 books to his credit.

JONATHAN MABERRY. New York Times Bestselling author and renowned comic book writer for Marvel comics.

RAMSEY CAMPBELL. The most honored writer in the horror industry and often called "Britain's most respected living horror writer."

JOE McKINNEY. Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the critically and commercially successful Dead World series.

GARY BRAUNBECK. Horror icon and winner of both the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award.

And that's just for starters!

WHY KICKSTARTER?

The Evil Little Jester
The Evil Little Jester

EVIL JESTER PRESS is a successful publisher of award-winning horror novels. But many of our fans have talked about their love of the comics medium and the lack of quality horror comics being published today.  

We decided to do something about it. 

These days most of the major comic publishers are focused on superheroes, so we thought it would be a good idea to put the power in YOUR hands and let all of the horror/comics fans and EVIL JESTER COMICS staff, work together to create something we all want...

Kick ass horror comics! 

ARTISTS GALLERY

Below are just a few of the artists we've lined up for "Evil Jester Presents." We will add new artists and their work throughout this campaign. 

Richard P. Clark has worked for Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse Comics among many others. He has collaborated with some of the best talent in the business, such as Grant Morrison on "Happy" from Image Comics and Garth Ennis in "The Boys" from Dynamite Comics. 

Check out Richard's online portfolio here: http://www.zippystudio.com/

Next up is Gary McClusky, who has made quite a name for himself in the horror industry, and has become the "go to" artist for original book covers. He also designed the cover of our premiere issue. Check out some of his stunning work below. 

Cover art for ATTIC TOYS
Cover art for ATTIC TOYS

Another fantastic artist we've lined up is multi-talented author/artist Greg Chapman, whose graphic novel "Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times" is currently nominated for Bram Stoker Award. See some of his terrific artwork below.

Check back often this month as we will add new artists to this gallery throughout our Kickstarter campaign

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Producing a graphic novel is both expensive and labor intensive--particularly a book with multiple stories and different creative teams. 

While this is a passion project, we think it's important to pay everyone fairly for their hard work. That includes the original authors, the writers adapting the stories into scripts, the pencillers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and of course, our printing and marketing costs

We are a lean operation and we're not asking for more money than we absolutely need. (Remember, we have to pay Kickstarter/Amazon right off the top). Every penny has been accounted for. Our profits will come from sales.

We've already put an enormous amount of time and effort into this project...from the professionally produced video, to the website, to the hundreds of stories we read through, to seeking out and negotiating with all of the talent. We look forward to seeing this project through to completion in all its full-color glory.

We hope you'll join us!

Here is a list of FREE things that will get added to your pledge the higher we go! We need your help to PROMOTE THIS KICKSTARTER! So in return, we wanna GIVE AWAY FREE STUFF  to everyone who's pledged!! So share with anyone and everyone! Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogs, Websites... EVERYWHERE!! The more you share the quicker you will get to UNLOCKING more stuff.

Here's what's up for grabs so far:

  • $5,000 - LOCKED - Free postcard-sized collectibles from some of the characters in the stories, including the evil Jester himself
  • $10,000 - LOCKED- Everyone who pledges from $10.00 will get their name on the dedication page
  • $15,000 -LOCKED - TBA
  • $20,000- LOCKED- TBA
  • 25,000- LOCKED- HUGE SURPRISE!!!

We'll add more if we reach this stage! 'Free Stuff' is only available to pledges of $10 and more.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.eviljestercomics.com and sign up on our email list for a chance to win exclusive prizes from Evil Jester Press and be the first to get updates on our upcoming comic projects. 

Risks and challenges

Evil Jester Press is a proven publisher of critically and commercially successful novels and anthologies. We will bring that same level of professionalism and work ethic to our comics division.

We have contingency plans for external financing options if we don’t make our Kickstarter goal.

Of course, on a project with this many creative team members and moving parts, there is always a chance of slight delays. But we will do whatever we can to make sure you get your book in a timely fashion.

Thank you again for taking an interest in our graphic novel series. We greatly appreciate your support.

Now, let's all work together to make one seriously kick ass comic!!!

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    A JESTERLY THANK YOU -

    Everyone who pledges $5 or more gets to choose a free EBOOK copy of any previously published title from Evil Jester Press. With nearly 30 books to choose from, this is a fantastic deal!

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    A JESTERLY HANDSHAKE -
    Everyone who pledges $10 or more will receive a digital copy of the premiere issue of EVIL JESTER PRESENTS! You also get to choose a free EBOOK copy of any previously published title from Evil Jester Press. With nearly 30 books to choose from, this is a fantastic deal!

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    A JESTERLY HUG -
    Everyone who pledges $15 will receive a PRINT copy of the premiere issue of EVIL JESTER PRESENTS, surely to be a collector's item. Plus TWO free EBOOKS that you can select from nearly 30 Evil Jester Press books!

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    A SPECIAL RINGING OF THE JESTER BELL -
    Everyone who pledges $25 will receive a signed copy (from some of our artists/authors) of EVIL JESTER PRESENTS VOL 1...and your choice of THREE E BOOKS previously published by Evil Jester Press from their library of nearly 30 books.

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    THE EVIL JESTER TEE-SHIRT
    Everyone who pledges $35 or more will get a Evil Jester Tee-Shirt. This reward includes everything in the tier so far.

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    AN EVIL JESTER HARDCOVER EDITION AND A PRINT COPY OF ISSUE#2
    Everyone who pledges $50 or more will receive a SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER version of our first Graphic Novel, EVIL JESTER PRESENTS VOL 1, upon publication. These will be signed limited editions from the artist and authors from the stories and illustrations inside. Included is a print copy of ISSUE #2. You will also have your choice of any 2 PRINT BOOKS from Evil Jester Press. This reward includes all the rewards from the top.

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    THE JESTER PRESENTS POSTER
    Everyone who pledges $75 or more will receive A FULL POSTER-SIZED COVER, to go with everything in the tier. You will also have your choice of any THREE print book titles from Evil Jester Press, and everything from the earlier rewards.

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    BECOME PART OF ISSUE #2 DRAW ME LEVEL: Have yourself (or a loved one) drawn into issue #2 of EVIL JESTER PRESENTS as a character! WARNING, your character may be killed, eaten by a zombie . ...A unique way to be part of this project. Also receive the digital download and the signed full color printed graphic novel. Please add $10 for international shipping.This reward includes all the rewards from the top.

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    THE JESTER'S FRIENDS SIGNATURES AND A COPY OF OUR SECOND ISSUE.
    Everyone who pledges $200 or more will receive SIGNED ARTWORK, and a signed PRINT EDITION OF VOL 2 upon publication. You will also have your choice of any FIVE print book title from Evil Jester Press. Also included, two selections of signed artwork from the artist of your choosing.This reward includes all earlier awards.

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    THE COMPLETE EVIL JESTER'S BOX EXPERIENCE.
    Everyone who pledges $500 or more will join in on a SKYPE conference call, where you'll get to talk with some of the authors, artists and myself, and feel free to pitch an idea for a story in one of our future comics. ALSO, you'll be able to get a free critique of your first three chapters of any work-in-progress by Joe McKinney, Taylor Grant, and the evil Jester, the most crucial part in hooking a publisher/agent.
    ALSO INCLUDED WILL BE EVERY PRINT ISSUE IN THE EVIL JESTER PRESENTS SERIES (EXPECTING TO RUN AT LEAST FIVE ISSUES) YOU'LL ALSO GET ALL THE SWAG, BUTTONS, POSTCARDS, AN EVIL JESTER TEE-SHIRT. You will also have your choice of any 10 print book titles from Evil Jester Press. Also included, two selections of signed artwork from the artist of your choosing.This reward includes all the rewards from the top.

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