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Dean, Scuba Dave and Dee Dee are back with their crusade to rid suburban Pittsburgh of the undead... including Al Capone?!?
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THANK-YOU SO MUCH! We've met our initial goal... So onto our first Stretch Goal! $4,500 isn't the moon, but it will enable us to increase all physical rewards to receiving the mini-prints for all four art covers. And if you were already set to receive all four, then we'll have special secret rewards added for you! 

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VAMPIRE, PA: BITE OUT OF CRIME

Dean, Scuba Dave and Dee Dee are back with their ongoing crusade to rid suburban Pittsburgh of the undead. Standing in their way, as always, is vampire queen Jocelyn and a new challenger to her power… 

Could it actually be Al Capone?!? 

Find out in this brand new Vampire, PA one-shot that’s packed with 28 pages of story and art with additional bonus features! There might be one ad (on the back cover), but that's it!

Ever since the original mini-series (collected in our Vampire, PA: Pittsburgh Noir trade paperback), fans have wanted more of the vampire war in Dormont, Pennsylvania, and now it's here... 

Our goal, with your help, is to deliver a brand new, 32-page comic book by the original creative team with some superstar cover artists, accompanied by some great additional rewards for our supporters!

JOCELYN cover by BILLY TUCCI
JOCELYN cover by BILLY TUCCI

Artists Brendon and Brian Fraim, letterer Marshall Dillon and producer Michael Solof have reteamed with creator-writer J.C. Vaughn and the colorists of House Imagi to launch the Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime one-shot.

They're joined by cover artists Billy Tucci (Shi: The Way of the Warrior), Asha Kishna (Zombie-Sama), and Neil Vokes (The Wicked West), and the Fraim Bros. also have a cover available based on the first image done for this special!

DEE DEE cover by ASHA KISHNA
DEE DEE cover by ASHA KISHNA

Our rewards range from digital copies to Billy Tucci's one-of-a-kind cover artwork!

There are packages with all four covers of Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime, mini-prints, trade paperback, original artwork from Brendon and Brian Fraim, and more!

Since YOU are the ones who make this happen, we have tried include something for every budgetary range.

Single-issue comics are offered postage-included in the United States!

ALL physical rewards will be accompanied by additional, unannounced bonus rewards!

ALL physical rewards can be autographed by J.C. Vaughn at no additional charge!

HAMMER HOMAGE / KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE cover by NEIL VOKES
HAMMER HOMAGE / KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE cover by NEIL VOKES

A number of the rewards packages include copies of our first trade paperback collection, Vampire, PA: Pittsburgh Noir. This book includes the original three-issue VPA series, the short story "Vampire Hunter Dean," which inspired the series, a complete cover gallery, and two bonus pieces illustrated by Brendon and Brian Fraim.

Vampire, PA: Pittsburgh Noir was offered with a choice of three covers. The Standard cover was painted by interior color artist Mark Wheatley (Doctor Cthulittle). The Kickstarter Exclusive cover was illustrated by Brendon & Brian Fraim with colors by Brian Miller/Hi-Fi. The Convention Edition cover, which comes autographed by the whole VPA team, was illustrated by Billy Tucci and colored by Wes Hartman.

CONVENTION cover by BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM
CONVENTION cover by BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM

TWO-PAGE SPREAD

Brendon & Brian Fraim's highly detailed two-page spread can be yours!
Brendon & Brian Fraim's highly detailed two-page spread can be yours!

We've added a new reward at the $500 level (and quite frankly, if you take a look at it you'll see that it's steal): Brendon & Brian Fraim’s original art for an incredible, highly detailed two-page spread from Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime!

This amazing art comes with all four cover versions of VPA: Bite Out of Crime one-shot, mini-prints of all four covers, the digital copy of VPA: Bite Out of Crime with bonus content, and three VPA bookmarks.

And c'mon, it's got Dean, Dee Dee, Scuba Dave, a bazillion vampires, Jocelyn and Al Capone! Where else are you going to get a two-page spread like that! 

ADDITIONAL NEW REWARDS

We've added a whole bunch of new reward levels, including the following items:

  • Sets of Vampire, PA creator J.C. Vaughn's personal Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe trade paperback file copies!
  •  Sketch blank covers!
  •  Custom illustrated sketch covers by series artists Brendon & Brian Fraim!
  • Your choice of VPA character in a custom illustration by Billy Tucci!
  • And more!
SGA, SGU and other books from J.C. Vaughn's personal files!
SGA, SGU and other books from J.C. Vaughn's personal files!

ADD-ONS

If you see any available item that you would like to add to your existing bid, you may choose to overbid in the amount of that item and let us know when we do the surveys the item you overbid to get. 

For example, if you got the package with Neil Vokes' Kickstarter Exclusive cover and the Kickstarter Exclusive edition of the VPA trade paperback and then you wanted to add Billy Tucci's cover of Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime, you would overbid by $20 or more. 

You will be asked this on the survey that goes out at the end of the Kickstarter project.

You can also reach out to us through usual communication channels.

STRETCH GOALS

Our stretch goal: $4,500
Our stretch goal: $4,500

All physical rewards levels will receive mini-prints of the four art covers!

  • JOCELYN by BILLY TUCCI
  • DEE DEE by ASHA KISHNA
  • HAMMER HOMAGE/KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE by NEIL VOKES
  • CONVENTION COVER by BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM

And if you were already set to get all four of those mini-prints at your current reward level, you will receive additional secret rewards! 

ROUGH COVER PENCILS #1 by BILLY TUCCI
ROUGH COVER PENCILS #1 by BILLY TUCCI
ROUGH COVER PENCILS #2 by BILLY TUCCI
ROUGH COVER PENCILS #2 by BILLY TUCCI
BILLY TUCCI'S ORIGINAL ART for his cover for VAMPIRE, PA: BITE OUT OF CRIME
BILLY TUCCI'S ORIGINAL ART for his cover for VAMPIRE, PA: BITE OUT OF CRIME
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ABOUT J.C. VAUGHN

J.C. Vaughn is best known as the Vice-President of Publishing for Gemstone Publishing, the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

In comics he has created or co-created Zombie-Proof with Vincent Spencer, Vampire, PA, The Flight, and Antiques: The Comic Strip with Brendon & Brian Fraim, Return of the Human with Mark Wheatley, as well as Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children, McCandless & Company, and others. 

With fellow Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe scribe Mark L. Haynes, he wrote three original graphic novels and a mini-based based on the Fox TV series 24. He also has written or co-written Shi (with Billy Tucci), Mighty Samson (with Jim Shooter), Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here & Now, Blue Beetle in the DC Universe Holiday Special 2008, and Battlestar Galactica

In the process he has worked with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Crusade Fine Arts, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Disney, EC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, MGM, and Universal Studios, among others.

In addition to comics, he has written for animation, trading cards, magazines, newspapers, and websites. His work has been profiled in Emmy magazine, TV Guide, and 24 Magazine and other periodicals, as well as on comic industry outlets.

A page from Book 4 of THE FLIGHT by J.C. Vaughn, Brendon Fraim & Brian Fraim
A page from Book 4 of THE FLIGHT by J.C. Vaughn, Brendon Fraim & Brian Fraim

ABOUT BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM 

Identical twin illustrators Brendon and Brian Fraim are known for their work on covers and interior illustrations for Knights of the Dinner Table and Hero Games’ line of role-playing games. They drew the comic book sections in the Random House novel Wolf Boy, The Odd Squad from Devil’s Due, and Action Lab’s Kids of The Round Table. They are the lead artists The Three Stooges from American Mythology Productions, which also publishes their creator-owned series, Starring Sonya Deveraux.

They first collaborated with Vampire, PA creator-writer J.C. Vaughn on Antiques: The Comic Strip before joining forces again for the original VPA mini-series. More recently they teamed up again on The Flight, which appeared in V For Vendetta artist and co-creator David Lloyd’s cutting edge digital anthology Aces Weekly (http://acesweekly.co.uk/), and on The Overstreet Guide To Collecting, the Free Comic Book Day 2019 offering from Gemstone Publishing.

Risks and challenges

We learned quite a bit doing the Vampire, PA trade paperback last year. All of our physical rewards were mailed out on time (and in most cases well ahead of schedule). What should have been the easiest part, though, the digital edition, got sidelined by a family member's stroke and follow-up. So, while things do happen, we have back-ups in place this time. Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime is written, penciled, inked, colored, and lettered. The bonus text pages are done. The design work for the inside front cover is done. The only part of this book that is not already completed is the Thank-You Page for our Kickstarter supporters, which will be on the inside back cover. Other than that, it’s ready to roll. In the event that we are able to implement any cover enhancements due to extremely favorable performance by this Kickstarter project (that would be a good thing), we have ace designer and former Marvel Bullpen member Dawn Guzzo standing by to handle them, so we don’t think that would delay us even a bit. Additionally, as soon as the surveys are filled out, the digital edition will be delivered to the publisher and sent out to all eligible supporters, even while we're waiting for the physical copies.

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    PARTY OF VAMPIRES - KS EXCLUSIVE

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    FLOCK OF VAMPIRES - ALL FOUR COVERS

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    SKETCH COVER by BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM

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    • A copy of the Vampire, PA trade paperback - Convention Edition signed by cover artist Billy Tucci, interior artists Brendon & Brian Fraim, color artist Mark Wheatley, letterer Marshall Dillon, producer Michael Solof, and writer J.C. Vaughn
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    BIGGER FLOCK OF VAMPIRES - ALL 5 COVERS

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    PLANET OF VAMPIRES

    • All four cover editions of VPA: Bite Out of Crime
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    IT'S ALMOST AN ORIGINAL!

    • Billy Tucci’s first original (no "almost" about it, really) rough illustration for his VPA cover
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    CUSTOM VAMPIRE, PA SKETCH by BILLY TUCCI

    • Your choice of one Vampire, PA character in a beautiful sketch by cover artist Billy Tucci! (Frankly, we'd pick Jocelyn or Dee Dee, but hey, if you want himto draw Scuba Dave, who are we to stand in your way?)
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    IT'S EVEN CLOSER TO BEING AN ORIGINAL!

    • Billy Tucci’s second original (no "almost" about it, truly) rough illustration for his VPA cover
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    JCV FILE COPIES SET

    FROM THE FILES OF VPA CREATOR J.C. VAUGHN:
    • All five covers of Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime
    • Vampire, PA trade paperback (signed edition)
    • JCV’s personal File Copy of Stargate Atlantis volume 1 (standard cover)
    • JCV’s personal File Copy of Stargate Atlantis volume 2 (standard cover)
    • JCV’s personal File Copies of all four issues of Stargate Atlantis/Stargate Universe Anthology
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    JCV FILE COPIES EXPANDED SET

    FROM THE FILES OF VPA CREATOR J.C. VAUGHN:
    • All five covers of Vampire, PA: Bite Out of Crime
    • Vampire, PA trade paperback (signed edition)
    • JCV’s personal File Copy of Stargate Atlantis volume 1 (rare variant photo cover)
    • JCV’s personal File Copy of Stargate Atlantis volume 2 (rare variant photo cover)
    • JCV’s personal File Copy of Stargate Universe volume 1 (rare variant photo cover)
    • JCV’s personal File Copies of all four issues of Stargate Atlantis/Stargate Universe Anthology
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    IT'S AN ORIGINAL!

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    HIGHLY DETAILED TWO-PAGE SPREAD

    • Brendon & Brian Fraim’s original art for an incredible, highly detailed two-page spread from VPA: Bite Out of Crime
    • All four cover versions of VPA: Bite Out of Crime
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    TRULY ORIGINAL: BILLY TUCCI'S COVER ART

    • Billy Tucci’s original cover art for VPA: Bite Out of Crime
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