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The second full-color 128+ page comic collection in the cosmic horror adventure series!
The second full-color 128+ page comic collection in the cosmic horror adventure series!
1,502 backers pledged $109,406 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you so much, everyone! We're nearing the end of the Kickstarter funding period, but we're really just getting started!

As we enter the production and fulfillment phase, you can follow me right here in the Updates section and Comments sections, as well as on:

If you missed the opportunity to back, the softcovers and many of the other goods will appear in my online store after the Kickstarter has been fulfilled.

ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:

I've made some requested items available as add-ons! Here's how they work:

Step 1. Choose a physical tier to pledge at. For example, WITNESS for $25.
Step 2. Choose your desired add-ons below, then total their values and increase your pledge by that amount. For example, the Cadavre pin + the Book 1 Softcover = $30. Your new WITNESS pledge is $55.
Step 3. After funding, you will receive a backer survey. In the notes field, remind me which items you added on, and they will be shipped with your existing tier rewards.

Here we are again, Doc.

My name is Kris, and I've been a cartoonist since 2000. In 2012 I launched Broodhollow, a cosmic horror adventure comic set in the 1930s, done in the style of comics from that era. It's about Wadsworth Zane, an unlucky encyclopedia salesman who travels to the peculiar town of Broodhollow to collect a mysterious inheritance. But a series of supernatural encounters leaves Zane wondering how much of what he sees in Broodhollow is real, or just in his mind.

The Kickstarter for the first book was a huge success! Thank you! Now the story continues in the second book of the series, Angleworm. Zane has settled into everyday life in Broodhollow, but is plagued by unsettling nightmares. When a tragedy strikes the town in the dead of winter, Zane is left wondering how far he's willing to go to end his nightmares once and for all...

The first Broodhollow book Kickstarted last year and thanks to backers, it looks incredible. I want to print the second Broodhollow book with the same quality level as the first -- if not higher! 

This Kickstarter isn't about raising money to tell the story. Book 2 is done, and you can read it for free online starting with Book 1 right now.

Broodhollow is full-color, and digitally painted. Book 2 was even more challenging than the first -- I wanted very much to turn the horror convention of darkness and shadow on its head. Many of Angleworm's scares come from staring into the blinding white of a monstrous winter storm.

I will again be working with printing professionals who will help me translate the comics you see on screen to the printed page. There are a lot of details and subtle colors that I want to make sure the book captures!

This Kickstarter is about the production of a book -- so all backers at all listed reward tiers will be getting a copy of Angleworm, be it digital, softcover or hardcover.

In addition to the book, higher tiers will also be receiving other goods, such as...

For the first time, I'm working with local shops to make the quality of this year's goods even better than last year! 

And at higher tiers, you can commission a personalized Cadavre comic strip from me, or even have me render you as a member of Broodhollow's restless dead.

If Book 2 goes over the target funding goal, we enter stretch goal territory, which heightens the experience for everyone. Goals will be revealed as we get close to them!

ACHIEVED! At $35,000, I'll release a new pack of hi-res wallpapers and avatars to all backer levels.

ACHIEVED! At $45,000, a new collectible postcard (like the ones from the Book 1 Kickstarter) will appear in tiers at or above $40!

ACHIEVED! At $60,000, all backers will receive a hi-res paper doll set, featuring Zane, Iris, Doc and more in various tab-affixed period clothing!

ACHIEVED! At $75,000 -- now it's getting good -- I commission Abby Howard (Junior Scientist Power Hour, The Last Halloween) to draw an Edward Gorey-esque Broodhollow alphabet that I've written!

ACHIEVED! At $85,000, all pledgers at $40 and above will also receive a NEW Iris pin! Designs will be discussed in the project comments!

ACHIEVED! At $90,000, all backers -- digital and physical -- will get the Angleworm companion soundtrack from composer David Graey!

ACHIEVED! At $95,000, author Mikey Neumann (Borderlands, The Ending) will write H. David Novacek's pulp detective novella The Knife Struck 12! It will be a digital download for all tiers!

ACHIEVED! At $100,000, I want to thank all physical tier backers by giving you each a Zane crest pin ($25 tier and up) -- designs will be posted in updates and comment sections!

ACHIEVED! At $105,000, I will read (well... maybe just selections of) Broodhollow Book 1 to our baby and make a video! Will he like Zane? Mercy? Iris? Will he just tear the pages out? Let's see!

At $115,000, I will do a 4- to 6-page Mercy backup story! What does a little bat get up to in a freezing Broodhollow winter? You'll find out! Thanks to @akaEmmybelle on Twitter for the recommendation.

Risks and challenges

I've printed over a dozen of my own books, t-shirts and pins over the last 15 years. I ran the Kickstarter for Broodhollow Book 1 in 2013, which went very well, but did teach me a couple minor lessons.

I'm again working with a reputable fulfillment service to get backer materials shipped in a timely fashion. Each of these vendors I've worked with before, and have been happy with their service.

If and when delays occur, backers expect to be told the truth and kept informed. I will provide regular summaries to backers so they can stay aware of the stages of the project, and answer each message and comment as I'm able.

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    SIGHTSEER. Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    WITNESS. The softcover edition of Book 2 ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    PATRON. A thank-you to my Patreon supporters! The Hardcover edition of Book 2, sketched ■ A Broodhollow Public Library book plate ■ Digital downloads from SIGHTSEER ■ Eligible for digital and physical stretch rewards

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    TRAVELER. The softcover edition of Book 2 PLUS the softcover edition of Book 1 ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    AUXILIARY. The softcover edition of Book 2, signed ■ The 1" Bower Brigade insignia pin ■ A vintage, sealed Bower Brigade invitation ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    INSOMNIAC. The Hardcover edition of Book 2, signed ■ A Broodhollow Public Library book plate ■ Digital downloads from SIGHTSEER ■ Eligible for digital stretch rewards

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    SOCIALITE. The Hardcover edition of Book 2, signed ■ A Broodhollow Public Library book plate ■ The 1" Bower Brigade insignia pin ■ A vintage, sealed Bower Brigade invitation ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    SLEEPLESS. The Hardcover edition of Book 2, signed ■ The Hardcover edition of Book 1, signed ■ 2 Broodhollow Public Library book plates ■ Digital downloads from SIGHTSEER ■ Eligible for digital stretch rewards

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    FOUNDATION. The Hardcover edition of Book 2, sketched ■ A Broodhollow Public Library book plate ■ The 1" Bower Brigade insignia pin ■ A vintage, sealed Bower Brigade invitation ■ The three (3) 6x9" foil-stamped prints ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    BOTTLEFLY. The Hardcover edition of Book 2, sketched ■ The vintaged metal Skull and Shovels bottle opener ■ A Broodhollow Public Library book plate ■ The 1" Bower Brigade insignia pin ■ A vintage, sealed Bower Brigade invitation ■ The three (3) 6x9" foil-stamped prints ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    ABYSSAL. The Hardcover edition of Book 2, sketched ■ The vintaged metal Skull and Shovels bottle opener ■ An exclusive 1.25" brass artifact from Beneath ■ A Broodhollow Public Library book plate ■ The 1" Bower Brigade insignia pin ■ A vintage, sealed Bower Brigade invitation ■ The three (3) 6x9" foil-stamped prints ■ Digital download of Book 2 (PDF) ■ Digital download of the Book 2 roughs and layouts (PDF)

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    OSSUARIST. All rewards from ABYSSAL ■ PLUS a custom three-panel Cadavre comic strip will be drawn for you based on a topic you suggest

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    RESTLESS DEAD. All rewards from OSSUARIST, including the custom Cadavre strip ■ You will be digitally painted in the manner of a restless spirit from Broodhollow. This state of undeath may change your appearance.

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    REMEMBERED. All rewards from RESTLESS DEAD ■ You will appear in Broodhollow as a minor character in Book 3, and have at least one interaction with a main character. This tier is closed to previous backers at this level (apologies and warm regards to Mr. Novacek)

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