About this project
FUNDING GOAL ACHIEVED!
STRETCH GOAL #1 ACHIEVED! Chucklehead Trading Card for ALL non-PDF Backers at Reward Tiers $10 and Higher!
STRETCH GOAL #2 ACHIEVED!
Crawdaddy Trading Card for ALL non-PDF Backers at Reward Tiers $10 and Higher!
Roadkill du Jour is a revenge fable – the story of a lone biker’s quest to rebuilding his annihilated gang and lift the curse placed on him by the witch, Mama Houdoo – the curse to eat nothing but roadkill for the rest of his days… In this third installment of Roadkill du Jour, duJour – that’s our cursed biker – leads his patchwork band of misfit riders to Mama’s swamp sanctum, tucked deep in the darkest swamps, where she launches her own Gatorbait Motorcycle Club on a covert counterassault.
DuJour is a man possessed, perhaps in more ways than one. After Mama Houdoo and her Gatorbait crew wiped out his entire motorcycle gang/family, he wandered the bayou, lost and lonely, just awaitin' his chance to get revenge and get rid of his awful curse.
Truth be told, it was Papoose picked duJour up outta armadillo carcass and turned him in the direction of redemption. What's Papoose get outta all this mayhem? Friends, fun and freedom from his mean ole' Grandpappy!
Mama Houdoo runs a tight ship at the Gatorbait Motorcycle Club, and she don't like no competition from rival outfits. DuJour found out the hard way, when she led the slaughter of his Roadkill boys and turned him into a connoisseur of street meat!
Crawdaddy was once a man - Mama Houdoo's man, in fact. But, she found him lacking...lacking ruthlessness, lacking hatred, lacking E-V-I-L. So, she replaced him from the inside out, conjuring up a demon to fill all the good parts that were left.
Chucklehead is one-of-a-kind, in case you didn't figure that out for yourself. Mama cut him up and fed his remains to a catfish, but he had a secret - a charm in the form of gold tooth that locked his soul in that fish and made its body his own. Reckon he's on duJour's side?
DuJour was gonna invite Chaya to the new Roadkill gang, but Mama Houdoo got to her first - and stole away Ossie, pregnant love of her life. You know this didn't sit well with Chaya, and, now, she's on the big ride to Mama's place with duJour and the rest of the gang!
Roadkill du Jour 3 is a 20-page, full-color fantasy-horror comic, firmly entrenched in Southern mythology. It is written by Kevin LaPorte (Clown Town, Last Ride for Horsemen, Eyes of the Hurricane). This is the third of a four-issue series, the first two chapters of which are available as part of multiple reward tiers in this campaign.
To add a standard copy of Roadkill du Jour 1 or 2 to any other reward tier, simply add $5 each to your pledge and message us at the “Contact Me” link to the right to let us know what the additional funds are for!
THE LOYALTY REWARD
EVERY Backer of THIS campaign (non-PDF tiers) who previously backed ANY of our previous Kickstarter campaigns will also receive a UNIQUE SKETCH Trading Card for CHUCKLEHEAD, with actual pencil art by Clown Town and Flesh of White artist, Amanda Rachels!
Kevin LaPorte is the Fairhope, Alabama-based writer and co-creator of genre comics with a horror bent - Last Ride for Horsemen, 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 (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 KICKSTARTER PEDIGREE
Kevin has led ELEVEN previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns, including that for Roadkill du Jour 1-2; one each for his steampunk Western tale of the Apocalypse, Last Ride for Horsemen, and the inspirational tale of hurricane survival, Eyes of the Hurricane; 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 campaigns for Erica Heflin and Amanda Rachels' Flesh of White 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!
Full details on each reward tier are outlined to the right, of course! We're offering Roadkill du Jour 3 in multiple versions, including a Digital (PDF) version and print versions featuring the Standard Cover, a Kickstarter-Exclusive “MOTION PICTURE” Poster Cover, and a HUGE Treasury-Sized (9.25” x 14”) Edition!
Extras we've devised EXCLUSIVELY for this campaign include a set of Trading Cards featuring main characters and a Roadkill Motorcycle Club postcard that will feature duJour’s signature and a line for YOURS, thus inducting YOU as an honorary member of the gang out to take down Mama Houdoo and her boys!
You can have YOUR NAME emblazoned for all time on the Kickstarter-Exclusive “MOTION PICTURE” Poster version of the Roadkill du Jour #3 cover, as part of the faux movie credits!
Inverse Press artists – Amanda Rachels, Nathan Smith, Randolph Dixon and Gavin Michelli – are each offering up a 9” x 12” single-figure, limited color sketch commission of any character of your choice as rewards! Only FOUR total commissions will be offered as part of this campaign, so act fast!
Ad space Is available on the back cover and inside covers, the perfect spots to tell the world about YOUR project or product!
THE STRETCH GOALS
Once we have exceeded the minimum funding goal of $1250, there will be opportunities to add to the rewards available as we reach higher levels of funding:
• $1500 – The Chucklehead Trading Card for ALL (non-PDF) reward tiers $10 and up!
• $1750 – The Crawdaddy Trading Card for ALL (non-PDF) reward tiers $10 and up!
• $2000 – 8” x 12” Print of the Kickstarter-Exclusive “MOTION PICTURE” Poster Cover of Roadkill du Jour #3 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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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