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Cursed biker, duJour, rebuilds his decimated motorcycle gang of swamp misfits to seek vengeance against the evil Mama Houdoo!
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PREVIOUSLY

Roadkill du Jour #1 (funded on Kickstarter in April, 2013) chronicled the awful plight of a devastated biker afflicted with the curse to eat only that which dies on the road...and to then assume the traits of the very creature which he consumed! This biker, duJour, longed to recover the soul of his lost wife and gain vengeance against the voodoo witch who hexed him and murdered his gang.

Get the WHOLE Story: TO ADD A STANDARD COPY OF ROADKILL DU JOUR #1 TO ANY REWARD TIER, SIMPLY ADD $5 AND MESSAGE US AT THE "CONTACT ME" LINK TO THE RIGHT!

THE STORY IN ISSUE #2

In this second chapter, duJour recruits avenging weapons in the forms of NEW misfit members of his Roadkill Motorcycle Club, all the while watched and warded by the witch, Mama Houdoo, and her legion of horrific minions!

The Kickstarter-Exclusive, 1970's Exploitation, Movie Poster-Style Cover to Roadkill du Jour #2 - Available Beginning at the $12 Tier!
The Kickstarter-Exclusive, 1970's Exploitation, Movie Poster-Style Cover to Roadkill du Jour #2 - Available Beginning at the $12 Tier!

Roadkill du Jour is a tale of motorcycle gangs in a mystic bayou world, clashing in an explosion of vengeance and voodoo. At the heart of it all is the enigmatic loner, DuJour, by all counts a victim...of fate, of changes, and - most of all - of the black magic-wielding Mama Houdoo, dark mistress of the rival Gatorbait Motorcycle Club! Our story is that of duJour's quest to rid himself of his curse(s) and gain some satisfaction at the expense of Mama and her ilk.

But, the story behind the story goes back a couple of years. Writer Kevin LaPorte concocted its foundation during road trips to comic conventions supporting horror comic Clown Town amidst discussions with the illustrious artist of that project, Amanda Rachels. LOTS of dead critters on the road in the Southeast U.S. where we were driving, and those times were at the height of Sons of Anarchy couture. Thus, an off-hand comment like, "What if there was a hero who got animal powers from eating roadkill," became the high concept of a badass biker who HAD to eat the roadkill due to a voodoo curse placed on him by a rival gang priestess! TA-DAAAAA! Roadkill du Jour!

The Standard Cover to Roadkill du Jour #2 - Available in Print at the $10 Reward Tier!
The Standard Cover to Roadkill du Jour #2 - Available in Print at the $10 Reward Tier!

THE PREVIEW

Here is a look at the first four FINISHED pages of Roadkill du Jour #2!

Page 1 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 1 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 2 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 2 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 3 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 3 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 4 of Roadkill du Jour #2!
Page 4 of Roadkill du Jour #2!

THE PROJECT

Roadkill du Jour #2 is the next 20-page chapter of a 4-issue story.  Funds collected will go first to fees, taxes, printing and production of books and rewards, and fulfillment (shipping, supplies, etc.).  Any funds remaining beyond those expenses will go toward compensating the creators, marketing and distributing the project (via print, digital and personal appearances at conventions and retailers), and expanding the size of the print run (dependent upon demand).

The Standard Cover to Roadkill du Jour #1 - Available by adding just $5 to ANY Reward Tier!
The Standard Cover to Roadkill du Jour #1 - Available by adding just $5 to ANY Reward Tier!

LOYALTY REWARD:

EVERY Backer of THIS campaign (non-PDF tiers) who previously backed Flesh of White #'s 1 or 2 or Roadkill du Jour #1 will also receive a UNIQUE SKETCH Trading Card for DUJOUR, with actual pencil art by a Roadkill du Jour artist, Shawn Harbin or Laura Guzzo, or Flesh of White artist, Amanda Rachels!

duJour Sketch Card - Loyalty Reward! Available to ALL previous backers of Flesh of White or Roadkill du Jour Kickstarter Campaigns!
duJour Sketch Card - Loyalty Reward! Available to ALL previous backers of Flesh of White or Roadkill du Jour Kickstarter Campaigns!

THE WRITER:

The Writer of Roadkill du Jour - Kevin LaPorte
The Writer of Roadkill du Jour - Kevin LaPorte

Kevin LaPorte is the Mobile, Alabama-based writer and co-creator of genre comics with a horror bent - Roadkill du Jour, Clown Town, The Blind Eye!  The worlds Kevin creates range from dark carnivals overrun by killer clowns violently avenging abused children (Clown Town) to dying frontier towns in the Old West beset by Steampunk versions of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (the in-development Last Ride for Horsemen) to the bayou territory of a lone motorcycle gangster seeking vengeance for his cursed appetite for street meat and the slaughter of his brothers-in-arms (Roadkill du Jour)!  Kevin also contributed poetry and lyrics to Ancients & Warriors: The Sketch Art of Gavin Michelli, featuring the figure work of collaborator, Gavin Michelli.

THE ARTIST:

The Artist of Roadkill du Jour - Shawn Harbin
The Artist of Roadkill du Jour - Shawn Harbin

Shawn Harbin is an enigmatic writer and artist mostly known for his work on The Dungeon Comic. The man himself is saturated with sardonic wit and pragmatic rants railing against man’s failure to live up to the laws of natural selection. Highly influenced by artists Todd McFarlane, John Romita Sr., Humberto Ramos, Frank Cho, Jay Leisten, and Jeff Koonz, Shawn’s talents as a penciler and storyteller are stimulated by some of the best in and out of the comic art world. His art is a mixture of hot babes, intelligent monsters, and campy humor wrapped in twisted darkness and highly innovative layouts.

THE COLORIST:

The Colorist of Roadkill du Jour - Laura Guzzo
The Colorist of Roadkill du Jour - Laura Guzzo

Laura Guzzo is a freelance illustrator whose award-winning artwork has been featured in galleries across the East Coast. Laura enjoys working in many different media, including colored pencils, watercolor, and collage. She draws inspiration from tarot cards and stained glass, as well as from 1950's pin-up girls and the art nouveau movement. Laura currently works out of a studio in South Jersey. Her most recent projects include Shakespeare Shaken (Red Stylo Media) and PrinceLess (Action Lab Comics). To see more, visit: www.LauraGuzzoArt.com

THE KICKSTARTER PEDIGREE

Kevin has led EIGHT previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns, including that for Roadkill du Jour #1: four for his serialized horror graphic novel, Clown Town, as well as another for Ancients & Warriors: The Sketch Art of Gavin Michelli, and he organized the recent campaigns for Erica Heflin and Amanda Rachels' Flesh of White #'s 1& 2! We are experienced and reliable creators and purveyors of comics via Kickstarter. You will get what you pledge for and get it quickly!

THE REWARDS:

Full details on each reward tier are outlined to the right, of course!  We're offering Roadkill du Jour #2 in multiple versions, including the Standard Cover, a Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover, a HUGE Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14”) Edition, and a Blank Sketch Cover – COMPLETE with Limited Color Sketch by Series Artist Shawn Harbin!

Extras we've devised EXCLUSIVELY for this campaign include a set of Trading Cards featuring main characters and a 16-page Behind-the Scenes companion book, which features top secret information from Kevin, Shawn & Laura on the development and production of the story and art for Roadkill du Jour!

The Mama Houdoo Trading Card - Available with Roadkill du Jour #2 Beginning at the $10 Reward Tier!
The Mama Houdoo Trading Card - Available with Roadkill du Jour #2 Beginning at the $10 Reward Tier!
The CHAYA Trading Card - Available EXCLUSIVELY at the $35 Subscription & $100 Completist Reward Tiers!
The CHAYA Trading Card - Available EXCLUSIVELY at the $35 Subscription & $100 Completist Reward Tiers!

There are also opportunities to get original art by Shawn Harbin and Laura Guzzo, both in the form of custom commissions!

The 9" x 12" ORIGINAL ART for the duJour Trading Card by Shawn Harbin - Available at the $25 Reward Tier!
The 9" x 12" ORIGINAL ART for the duJour Trading Card by Shawn Harbin - Available at the $25 Reward Tier!
Mama Houdoo by Laura Guzzo - An Example of the Amazing Custom Art Available from Laura at the $30 Reward Tier!
Mama Houdoo by Laura Guzzo - An Example of the Amazing Custom Art Available from Laura at the $30 Reward Tier!
Dragon Girl by Shawn Harbin - An Example of the Amazing Commissions Available at the $60 Reward Tier!
Dragon Girl by Shawn Harbin - An Example of the Amazing Commissions Available at the $60 Reward Tier!
Lawnmower Cowboy by Shawn Harbin - Another Example of the Unique Commissions Available at the $60 Reward Tier!
Lawnmower Cowboy by Shawn Harbin - Another Example of the Unique Commissions Available at the $60 Reward Tier!

THE STRETCH GOALS:

Once we have exceeded the minimum funding goal of $2000, there will be opportunities to add to the rewards available as we reach higher levels of funding:

  • $2500 - The Mama Houdoo Trading Card for ALL non-PDF Reward Tiers $10 and Up!
  • $3000 - A NEW Trading Card for ALL non-PDF Reward Tiers $10 and Up!
  • $3500 - 4 Additional Pages of Bios/Profiles of Main Characters!
  • $4000 - The CHAYA Trading Card for ALL non-PDF Tiers $10 and UP!
  • $4500 -  A NEW Trading Card for ALL non-PDF Reward Tiers $10 and Up!

Risks and challenges

There are few to NO risks in the completion and fulfillment of this project. As the Kickstarter campaign launches, only a few pages remain to be completed in terms of art. We are committed to having ALL production work completed by the time the Kickstarter campaign ends, so that only printing and fulfillment must be accomplished after funding is achieved.

Printer delays are obviously beyond our control, but we are working with a high-end, reliable company that we are confident will deliver within the prescribed timeframe for fulfillment.

Our first obligation is to you, the BACKER. Given your support and trust in us, we aim to have the creative aspect of the project COMPLETE before there is even funding in hand, to ensure you get what you paid for at the highest possible level and within the shortest possible timeframe!

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    THE STANDARD COVER COMIC: A Signed Standard Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main antagonist, MAMA HOUDOO (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE 70's EXPLOITATION COVER COMIC: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main antagonist, MAMA HOUDOOR (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE PREMIERE SPONSORSHIP: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main villain, the MAMA HOUDOO (see left for an image of the card art), + Your Name PRINTED on the Inside Front Cover as a PREMIERE SPONSOR!

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    THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES BOOK: A Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2 + a separate, 16-Page Behind-the-Scenes Book, which features top secret information from Kevin, Shawn & Laura on the development and production of the story and art for Roadkill du Jour!

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    THE TREASURY EDITION: A MASSIVE (9.25” x 14”), Signed/Numbered Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card featuring our main antagonist, MAMA HOUDOO (see left for an image of the card art)!

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    THE ORIGINAL TRADING CARD ART - DUJOUR: The ORIGINAL 9" x 12" Shawn Harbin Art (see left for the image) for the FIRST TRADING CARD produced for the Kickstarter campaigns. This is a ONE-of-a-KIND Penciled Sketch & INCLUDES a copy of the duJour Trading Card + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover edition of Roadkill du Jour #2!

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    AMANDA RACHELS ONE-OF-A-KIND SKETCH COVER: BLANK Cover Edition of Clown Town #2, featuring an image of Arya Stark from A Game of Thrones and her Hit List, in the style of The Bride from Kill Bill! Pencil-&-Ink Sketch with Limited Color by Clown Town & Flesh of White Artist, Amanda Rachels!

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    AMANDA RACHELS ONE-OF-A-KIND SKETCH COVER: BLANK Cover Edition of Clown Town #2, featuring an image of the X-Man, Kitty Pryde (and Lockheed) as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, from A Game of Thrones! Pencil-&-Ink Sketch with Limited Color by Clown Town & Flesh of White Artist, Amanda Rachels!

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    THE RETAILER: Have the book in-store before ANY OTHER, with 5 Standard Cover Editions + 5 Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Editions of Roadkill du Jour #2, PLUS 2 Sets of Trading Cards! This tier available ONLY to RETAILERS (we WILL check)!

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    THE HEAD-SHOT: A 9" x 12" Pencil-&-Ink Head-Shot Sketch Commission of ANY Roadkill du Jour character of YOUR choice by Illustrator (and Colorist of Roadkill du Jour) LAURA GUZZO + a Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2!

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    THE SUBSCRIPTION: Issues 2-4 of Roadkill du Jour in Signed/Numbered, Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Editions, shipped to you as they are released! Issue 2 will COME WITH a Standard copy of Issue 1, so you get the WHOLE STORY! Includes EACH Kickstarter-Exclusive Trading Card PLUS another Trading Card ONLY available to Subscription Tier Backers, this one featuring duJour's ally, Chaya (see left for an image of the card art).

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    THE SKETCH COVER: BLANK Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2, including a Single–Figure, Pencil-&-Ink Sketch of ANY Roadkill du Jour Character of YOUR Choice by series artist Shawn Harbin!

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    THE COVER CREDIT: YOUR NAME on the Movie Poster-Style Cover of the Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2 + a 9.25" x 12" Treasury Edition of the comic + a 13" x 19" Poster of this Cover featuring YOUR NAME in the "Movie Credits"! That puts YOUR NAME on EVERY Copy of this Version of the Comic!

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    THE COMMISSION: A 9” x 12” Single-Figure, Pencil-&-Ink Sketch Commission of a character of YOUR choice by Roadkill du Jour Artist Shawn Harbin + a Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2)!

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    THE CROWDFUNDING CONSULTATION: Roadkill du Jour writer & Kickstarter veteran, Kevin LaPorte (EIGHT Successful Campaigns - 100% Rate!), will review your crowdfunding campaign - either ongoing or in-preparation - and offer advice & suggestions (via minimum 30 minutes by phone or Skype) based on his experience in this dynamic new marketplace! Includes a Kickstarter-Exclusive Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2!

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    THE COMPLETIST: One EACH of the following versions of Roadkill du Jour #2 (All Signed/Numbered) - PDF + Kickstarter-Exclusive 70's Exploitation Cover Edition + STANDARD Cover Edition + Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14") Edition + Sketch Cover Edition (Inc. Sketch as in $60 tier)! ALSO includes Behind-the-Scenes Book + ALL Trading Cards Produced!

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    AMANDA RACHELS ONE-OF-A-KIND SKETCH COVERS: BLANK Cover Editions of Roadkill du Jour #'s 1 AND 2, including a Single–Figure, FULL COLOR, Pencil-&-Ink Sketch by Clown Town & Flesh of White Artist, Amanda Rachels! The Issue 1 Sketch Cover is DONE, and you can see it at left! These are the ONLY Roadkill du Jour Sketch Covers Amanda will draw/color, so you can be sure you're getting something truly unique!

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    THE INTERIOR AD: Full-Page, Inside FRONT Cover Ad (PG-13 Content - Subject to Approval) in EVERY Copy of Roadkill du Jour #2 + Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2!

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    THE PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: A 4-Page Story Written by YOU, Illustrated by Clown Town & Flesh of White artist, Amanda Rachels, & PUBLISHED in a Special (Edited) Anthology of Amanda's Work to be published in 2014 + a Kickstarter-Exclusive Cover Edition of Roadkill du Jour #2!

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