EVIL JESTER PRESENTS (WE'VE MOVED TO INDIEGOGO)
Established publisher of award-winning novels launches a new comic series with tales from horror legends and rising stars.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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