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Zombie Mutants swarm across North Wales in this gory, grindhouse horror comic. Can Roxy and Serenity survive to see their wedding day?
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A secret genetic experiment has combined the DNA from a hulking serial killer, with a brutal breed of pig, to create a terrifying hybrid monster. “Porker X” quickly escapes from the secret lab where he was created and, alongside his prototype hybrids, wastes no time in carving a swathe of carnage throughout the Welsh countryside. It gets worse. The dead are rising, hungry for flesh, and Porker X leads this Army of the Porcine Dead in their unstoppable slaughter!  

The Birth of Porker X (Censored for Kickstarter)
The Birth of Porker X (Censored for Kickstarter)

 Caught up in the terror are brides-to-be Roxy and Serenity, enjoying a bit of seclusion, sex, and steampunk erotica, on the night before their big day. However, when Porker X turns his undead eye on their cabin, these two will have to fight for their lives. Can they survive or will it be a Wedding Day of the Dead?   
 

Roxy and Srenity prepare for their wedding (Censored for Kickstarter!)
Roxy and Srenity prepare for their wedding (Censored for Kickstarter!)

“Slaughterhouse Z Issue #1” is written by Matt Warner and A J Ballard (“Slaughterhouse Farm”), and features the stunning Artwork of Paul Johnson (“Razor Bastard”, “Death Truck”), with Lettering by Nikki Foxrobot (“Shock Value: Giallo”). 

"Slaughterhouse Z #1" Cover Art
"Slaughterhouse Z #1" Cover Art

 Hellbound Media are a small press comic production team, owned and edited by Mark Adams and Matt Warner. We've worked with a whole range of artists, and sometimes other writers, from across the independent horror scene to produce a range of comics, stories, films and artwork – from the spooky to the grotesque!   
 

“Slaughterhouse Z” is the brain child of Matt Warner and his friend A. J. Ballard, and represents their own take on the grindhouse horror aesthetic. Whilst this three-part mini series stands alone, and can be read as a self-contained horror comic, it is also part of the wider “Slaughterhouse” world the two of them have created. “Slaughterhouse Farm” was their first collaboration, and featured a group of troubled teenagers heading to Snowdonia for a team-building camping trip with their social workers. Their van soon broke down, and the monstrous Pigf**ker began to dispatch any that he came across.   
 

The series was intended as a single four-issue storyline, but it has been one of Hellbound Media's biggest successes and so we looked to see what new stories could be told with the same old-school video nasty vibe. Thus two sequels were conceived, the more direct continuation of “Slaughterhouse Hospital” (COMING SOON!) and this spin-off, “Slaughterhouse Z” which seems nefarious experiments splicing the DNA of Pigf**ker with a brutal breed or porcine to create Porker X... and soon after unleashed a horde of zombie-pig-mutants on the Welsh countryside. 

We hope you'll enjoy this chaotic comic which is knee-deep in bloody carnage. We also hope you'll enjoy the story of Roxy and Serenity as they struggle to survive, and make it to their big day.... to support the project, and see what amazing Slaughterhouse Swag we have on offer, including original art pages, check out the Rewards section below! 

Rewards. The fun part of any Kickstarter campaign, and we've got a whole wide selection of "Slaughterhouse Z" merch for fans of horror, gore, and steampunk vibrators (wait, what?)! We're offering a whole host of goodies, from badges, to bookmarks, to original art prints, and even a gorgeous Alternative Cover from Ilan Sheady, which gives our heroes, Roxy and Serenity, a Saturday-morning cartoon vibe. Check it out below.

Kickstarter Limited Cover Art
Kickstarter Limited Cover Art

This cover will be be a very limited run, produced as part of the Kickstarter. We'll print to the nearest whole ten, so if 23 people backed for the Alternative Cover, we'd print up 30. The remaining few would be sold by us, in person at comic events. This cover is thus a highly limited run, and you need to back the Kickstarter to guarantee a copy! We also have Original Art Pages available, and you can see the options on offer further on in the story. A whole range of pledge tiers are illustrated below. 

What's that you say? You want some of the amazing "Slaughterhouse Z" swag from a higher tier but you ALSO want the T-Shirt? Or the alternative cover? No worries! We've got you covered!

You can ADD ON these rewards to any tier. Back at the level you want the rewards for, and then add on an additional amount to your pledge total for the extra items you want. 

For an extra Cover Art copy add £6 plus postage (Postage is free to UK, an extra £1 to Europe, £3 to American, Canada, & Australia, and £2 for the Rest of the World).

 For the T-Shirt to be added, it's £14 plus postage (Postage is free to UK, an extra £3 to Europe, £7 to America. Canada, & Australia, and £4 for the Rest of the World).

So what are those four Original Art Pages you can get your hands on? These are the original pencils and inked pages, pre-digital colouring, as drawn by Paul Johnson! These A3 pages will be signed, and represent a one-of-a-kind, unique reward. 

On offer is the Cover Art of the comic, the very first page featuring a cameo from "Slaughterhouse Farm"'s Pigf**ker, the Porker X reveal splash page, and the "just Married" splash page featuring Roxy and Serenity. Check them out below!

Original Artwork Options (Censored!)
Original Artwork Options (Censored!)

Finally, for those wishing to check out more of Hellbound Media's work and the "Slaughterhouse" world, we're able to offer a limited run of the original "Slaughterhouse Farm" series.  These are only available in a single tier level due to limited stock, although any pledge can have digital copies of the comic added in the same way as the previous add-on content. Simply add an extra £6 to your existing pledge total, and we'll send you the digital files once the campaign ends.

Any ideas for further rewards? Any combinations you want to ask for? Please let us know! We're determined to make this Kickstarter work for yous, as much as it does for us! 


Meet the team behind Hellbound Media, and "Slaughterhouse Z".  

MATT WARNER -  Matt's love of comics started in the 80s, about  the same time as his  love of horror. Combining both in Hellbound Media,  he has created Mandy  the Monster Hunter, Dublin's infamous vampire  killer Dawn Keenan and  Wales' very own slasher icon who lumbers through  the pages of  tongue-in-cheek video nasty homage Slaughterhouse Farm.

A J BALLARD - Co-creator of the "Slaughterhouse" Universe.

NIKKI FOXROBOT -  Nikki Foxrobot has been a comic letterer  since 2009 and she has worked  on titles for Games Workshop and Sky TV,  along with many others. She  lives in Southampton, UK and is both  talented and  competitively-priced.  

PAUL JOHNSON - He draws fucking sick and twisted comics. 

MARK ADAMS -  Mark has been writing comics for years, but  starting off drawing his  own as a child with the best stick-man art  around. Working primarily as  an academic in cult media and film, he has  lectured on subjects such as queer horror, slasher movies, and horror censorship. Hellbound Media has  allowed him to indulge his creative side and  create new stories in the  genres he loves.   

PIXIE PEACH - Not pictured, Pixie plays an important role in the expanding "Slaughterhouse" Universe.

ILAN SHEADY - Not pictured, illustrator for our stunning Limited Edition cover art. 

Risks and challenges

The comic is done. The colouring is done. The lettering will start at the beginning of June and then we're good to print! There's a chance that an actual undead army will come down from the North, bringing forth an eternal Winter, but barring out that we see no reason we cannot continue to deliver!

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    Digital Slaughter

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    SLAUGHTERHOUSE Z

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    Slaughterhouse ART Plus

    As well as the comic, you'll grab one of the three Art Prints we've had created for this campaign. Not only that, but any Stretch Goals we achieve will be added at this pledge level. Includes UK postage costs.

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    Slaughterhouse Art Plus x2

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    Grab a copy of "Slaughterhouse Z #1", as well as a digital PDF edition, and get a "Slaughterhouse Z" T-Shirt. Unisex. Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL.
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    Slaughterhouse Art Collector

    As well as the comic, you'll grab all three of the Art Prints we've had created for this campaign. Your book will also be signed by writer Matt Warner. Not only that, but any Stretch Goals we achieve will be added at this pledge level. Includes UK postage costs.

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    The Full Slaughter

    A separate limited reward tier that gets you not only "Slaughterhouse Z #1" but all-four issues of our previous "Slaughterhouse Farm" series. This is limited due to stock numbers. Other reward tiers can get these as digital add-ons. Includes UK Postage.

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    Slaughter SWAG

    For the collectors out there! As well as the comics and set of art prints, you'll also be sent a set of four limited edition postcards, a Porker X laminated bookmark, and a set of four Slaughterhouse Z stickers. Plus, of course, any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    Limited Edition: Artist Sketches

    Limited edition treats now! As well as all the previous rewards, you'll be getting a separate hand-sketched image from artist Paul Johnson. You'll also be getting a set of button badges too, as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    ORIGINAL ART: The Cover Art

    Own a page of the original artwork, hand drawn and inked by Paul Johnson! This reward let's you grab the original black and white Cover Art for Slaughterhouse Z #1! Check out our Story to get a look at this amazing unique reward. You'll also get all the rewards form the Limited Edition reward tier, as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    ORIGINAL ART: Porker X

    Own a page of the original artwork, hand drawn and inked by Paul Johnson! This reward let's you grab the splash page reveal of the horrifying Porker X in Slaughterhouse Z #1! Check out our Story to get a look at this amazing unique reward. You'll also get all the rewards form the Limited Edition reward tier, as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    ORIGINAL ART: Page 1

    Own a page of the original artwork, hand drawn and inked by Paul Johnson! This reward let's you grab the very first page of Slaughterhouse Z #1, complete with a cameo from murderous farmer Pigf**ker! Check out our Story to get a look at this amazing unique reward. You'll also get all the rewards form the Limited Edition reward tier, as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    ORIGINAL ART: Just Married

    Own a page of the original artwork, hand drawn and inked by Paul Johnson! This reward let's you grab a splash page from Slaughterhouse Z #1 featuring our hero brides riding through the undead horde! Check out our Story to get a look at this amazing unique reward. You'll also get all the rewards form the Limited Edition reward tier, as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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