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A fine art comic about love, loss, and a gigantic fish monster.
A fine art comic about love, loss, and a gigantic fish monster.
A fine art comic about love, loss, and a gigantic fish monster.
37 backers pledged $1,368 to help bring this project to life.

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When You Bleed to Death: Issue 1

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When You Bleed to Death is a deeply emotional, visceral story. The novel is about how a disturbed young man learns to cope with his girlfriend's death, and this comic will showcase that rich emotional experience in a graphic format.

Read the first chapter of the novel: here.

Who am I?

I'm the author of When You Bleed to Death and the the designer for Hypertophic Literary's quarterly journal. I run a writing group, Coffee and Critique, and draw obsessively because I love it.


A Comic With Style

I've teamed with Monique Medeiros, an amazing Canadian watercolor painter, to bring a deeply personal story to a traditional comic book format but with a fine art flair. We will be using real watercolor paintings to bring a vibrant, textured feeling to each panel.

Rewards:

Check out some of our awesome rewards. Each sketch cover will be hand drawn by me with a character from the comic book.

Reward Update:

Every backer will receive a free eBook of the novel and audio book of the first chapter (read by Grant Niezgodski)

Ultimately, my goal is to disseminate my story in a way that makes it easy for anyone to pick it up and fall in love with it. Please help me bring my novel to a brand new audience.

Thank you for reading. I hope you'll pick up a comic, get one of the awesome rewards we have up, and share this project with anyone you think would enjoy a deep and emotional comic book.

- Jeremy

Risks and challenges

Completing a successful Kickstarter has taught me a number of lessons about fulfillment. Number one: account for everything. Number two: you can't account for everything.

I've planned the taxes, fees, shipping, printing, labor, etc., etc., et cetera. Monique and I have a good working relationship and have previously collaborated on the quarterly literary magazine that I co-run (Hypertrophic Literary). That being said, I recognize that anything can happen. I'm committed to bringing this project to life and will adjust/adapt/change/grow as life calls for it.

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    Digital Rewards Package

    PDF comic book – DRM free
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    + All digital rewards released in stretch goals

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    Comic Book Package

    Print version of the comic - signed
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    Sketch Comic Cover

    At this tier you will receive a hand-drawn convention sketch cover version of the comic. The artist-drawn cover will be on heavy cardstock and wrap around the original cover.
    + Any physical rewards unlocked by stretch goals
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    Spoiler alert: these will be awesome.

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    Comic + Novel

    This will include the convention sketch cover version of the comic - signed
    + Paperback novel When You Bleed to Death by Jeremy Bronaugh [the book the comic was based on!]
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    Watercolor!

    Score a 6"x6" watercolour (she's Canadian) painting
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    + Novel
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    Advertising Space -
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    This reward will net you a full-page ad in the finished comic for your awesome project or business
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    Monique Art Package

    Be the proud owner of a beautiful 8 1/2" x 11" watercolor painting by Monique Medeiros!
    + Sketch cover comic - signed
    + Novel
    + Skype session with Monique. She will likely paint during this. You can't stop her.
    + All digital rewards
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    Jeremy Art Package

    This will net you an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn 11" x 17" drawing by Jeremy from the comic. This can include special pin-up drawings or actual pages from the comic itself.
    + Sketch cover comic - signed
    + Novel
    + Receive the DVD reward from my previous Kickstarter [short film adaptation of a chapter from When You Bleed to Death]
    + Jeremy will read selections of Bram Stoker’s Dracula to you while getting violently drunk (Skype)
    + All digital rewards
    + All unlocked stretch goal rewards
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Funding period

- (30 days)