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Kara LoveBy Kara Love
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Kara LoveBy Kara Love
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About

Local Haunts is an anthology of spooky stories from our hometowns to yours. Featuring over 120 pages of full color comics, Local Haunts collects small town legends, family ghost stories, and fears that span across cultures.

Cover Art by Kelly Williams
Cover Art by Kelly Williams

The idea for Local Haunts came to me while sharing some favorite ghost stories with a friend. Although we both considered ourselves well-versed in paranormal myths, neither of us knew each other's tales because we grew up in different parts of the country. While my harrowing journey of searching for the ghost of Rochester Cemetery in my hometown meant nothing to them, the theme of searching for ghosts was something we both understood.

I wanted to hear more creepy stories from smaller towns that, like mine, may not be as popular as Bigfoot sightings or as heavily referenced as the claw-handed killer of Lover's Lane/Makeout Point/Smoochin' Spot. Every town has strange tales that deserve to be told.

Art by Melissa Capriglione
Art by Melissa Capriglione

The response to our call for submissions was much larger than anticipated. After reading through 150+ pitches, we narrowed it down to 32 stories of cults, haunted portraits, personal encounters with the unexplainable, cryptids, and of course - ghosts.

We are Kickstarting to cover the cost of printing and creator fees, because everyone deserves to get paid for their work. 

Where Your Money Goes
Where Your Money Goes
Art by Michelle Lino
Art by Michelle Lino
Reward Tiers
Reward Tiers

Kelly Williams is giving away the original 11"x17" B&W inked version of our cover. There's only one in the whole world, and it can be yours! $200

Morgan Luthi is also giving away original art from the book, his one-page comic, "Old House." (11"x17", ink and wash) $175

Cibby Acosta will send you an original inkwash of the house on 432 Abercorn Street, the subject of her short comic. The true history of the house will be imprinted on the back. $150

Art Example by Cibby Acosta
Art Example by Cibby Acosta

Risks and challenges

Although this is my first Kickstarter, I have years of experience with managing deadlines, keeping groups of contributors on task, and handling/tracking inventory. We have many professionals working together on this book, and a vast network of support from other comics industry professionals should something go awry.

I will keep backers up to date as we progress, and any potential delays will be swiftly addressed.

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    Digital Copy

    You'll receive a digital copy of the book, plus have your name featured in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book!

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    Thank You's and Haikus

    Receive a special, customized haiku from writer Brogan Luke Bouwhuis. Brogan's haiku-centric Instagram @RobotEatsHaiku is filled with fun, interesting haikus, and now he'll write one for you. You'll also receive a digital copy of Local Haunts and your name in the acknowledgements section of the book. It's our way of saying, "Thanks!"

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    EARLY BIRD! Physical Copy

    This tier is only available on the first day. Receive one softcover copy of Local Haunts at a discounted price, plus your name featured in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book. Thank you for donating early in our campaign.

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    Physical Copy + Stickers

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    Physical Copy + Exclusive Art Print

    You'll receive a Kickstarter exclusive 8"x10" art print by Mary Haney, a softcover copy of Local Haunts, and your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book.

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    Commission from Warren Belfield

    You will receive a unique 5"x7" ink on coffee-stained watercolor paper commission from Warren Belfield. You'll also receive digital and physical copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book.

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    Commission from Allison Bannister

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    Commission from Ketsuo Tategami

    Receive a character art commission in cel shading style, 8.27" x 11.69", 400 dpi. You will also receive one digital and physical copy of Local Haunts.

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    Commission from Melissa J Massey

    Receive a 9"x12" traditional art commission, done in markers, from Melisa J Massey. can open up traditional art commissions, done in markers. You will also receive softcover and digital copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in our acknowledgments section in the book.

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    BLACK FRIDAY Art Print Bundle

    You'll receive all three (3) Kickstarter exclusive 8"x10" art prints, a softcover copy of Local Haunts, and your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book. This special deal is available only on Black Friday.

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    Art Lover

    This tier includes everything so far. You will receive the Kickstarter exclusive print by Mary Haney, sticker set by Patabot, a digital and physical copy of Local Haunts, and your name in the acknowledgements section in the back of the book!

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    Small Commission from Ana Longoria

    Receive an original 6"x6" color portrait commission from Ana Longoria. Ana's art is featured in two Local Haunts stories. You will also receive softcover and digital copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in our acknowledgments section in the book.

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    Costumed Pet Commission from Haley Boros

    You will receive an original portrait commission of your pet by Haley Boros. Pirate Pug? Mummy Mouse? Haunted Hamster? Pick a costume (or not) and Haley will create a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet. You'll also receive digital and physical copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book.

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    Commission from Phenylketonurics

    You will receive an original 8"X10" commission of your choice by Phenylketonurics. You'll also receive digital and physical copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book.

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    Commission from Sunny Go

    You will receive an original 8"X10" commission of your choice in watercolor, ink, or pencil crayon by Sunny Go. You'll also receive digital and physical copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book.

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    Commission from Joni Miller

    Receive a two (2) character, 9"x12" ink and watercolor commission from Joni Miller. You will also receive a softcover and digital copy of Local Haunts, and your name in our acknowledgements section.

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    BLACK FRIDAY Art and Sticker Bundle

    You'll receive all three (3) Kickstarter exclusive 8"x10" art prints, the two (2) sticker sets, a softcover copy of Local Haunts, and your name in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book. This special deal is available only on Black Friday.

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    Commission from Ana Longoria

    Receive an original 8"x11" color portrait commission from Ana Longoria. Ana's art is featured in two Local Haunts stories. You will also receive softcover and digital copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in our acknowledgments section in the book.

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    Commission from Rowan MacColl

    Receive a 8"x11" commission in traditional inked lines and digital colors from Rowan MacColl. You will also receive softcover and digital copies of Local Haunts, plus your name in our acknowledgments section in the book.

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    Retailer Tier #2

    You will receive 10 physical copies of Local Haunts.

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    432 Abercorn, Sweet!

    Receive an original 9"x11" ink wash of the house at 432 Abercorn Street by Cibby Acosta. This house is shrouded in legends and hauntings, but Cibby will share the REAL history with you on the back of the piece. This also includes all non-limited rewards from previous tiers.

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    This Old House

    Own the original art of Morgan Luthi's one-page short, "Old House," featured in the anthology. 11"x17", ink and wash. This also includes all non-limited rewards from previous tiers.

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    Coveted Cover Art

    Receive the original B&W inked cover art (11"x17"), signed by Kelly Williams. This is the only one in existence, and everyone will be extremely jealous that you are the sole owner. Bask in their envy. Includes all non-limited rewards from previous tiers.

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