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A fun, full-color horror-comedy comic series with an inclusive, positive message. Zombie punks vs. bigots, racists, and misogynists! Read more

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A fun, full-color horror-comedy comic series with an inclusive, positive message. Zombie punks vs. bigots, racists, and misogynists!

New York, NY Comic Books
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THE COMIC:  

A hilariously gory mash up of rad stuff like Night of the Living Dead, a GWAR live show, and hardcore punk rock, TOE TAG RIOT is a tongue-in-cheek, lighthearted torrential downpour of blood and guts sure to please anyone who LOVES FUN and HATES JERKS like Million Moms, Nazi Skinheads, Dudebros and the Westboro Baptist Church! 

Toe Tag Riot is LGBTQ-positive, and inclusive to everyone except bigots.  Bigots are zombie food.  Toe Tag Riot is a fun book with a positive message and a diverse cast of wacky characters.

Check out a preview of Issue 1 HERE!


Issue 1 standard cover by Tristan Jones, colors by Doug Garbark
Issue 1 standard cover by Tristan Jones, colors by Doug Garbark

Enter Toe Tag Riot:  a struggling streetpunk band of the early 2000s who're cursed with temporary, recurring zombification that transforms them whenever they perform their music!  Meant to destroy their career, the woman who cursed them clearly understands nothing because Toe Tag Riot's new monster-punk look only propels the band into punk rock stardom.  

Ethical sometimes-zombies that they are, our brave decomposing undead musicians resist their urges to snack on NORMAL human flesh and only make meals of the scummiest, grossest, and vilest scum that litters this Earth!

Finding that the transformation back into regular, filthy, punk rockers is taking longer and longer each time, the band goes on one last cross-country tour, chasing the cure to what ails 'em and hilariously/brutally slaughtering the worst of humanity along the way to an explosive showdown with The Westboro Baptist Church.

Hurry and pledge - only 200 signed copies available!
Hurry and pledge - only 200 signed copies available!
Rod Reis' variant cover to TOE TAG RIOT #1 available now on Kickstarter as its own level or as a $20 add-on
Rod Reis' variant cover to TOE TAG RIOT #1 available now on Kickstarter as its own level or as a $20 add-on
Evie and Annie pinup by Zak Kinsella
Evie and Annie pinup by Zak Kinsella

THE CREATORS:

  • Written by Matt Miner (Liberator, Occupy Comics, Liberator/Earth Crisis) twitter: @MattMinerXVX
  • Art by Sean Von Gorman (Pawn Shop, FUBAR, Occupy Comics, Secret Adventures of Houdini) twitter: @VonGormanArt
  • Colors by John Rauch (Invincible, Venom, The Darkness) twitter: @John_Rauch
  • Cover Art by Tristan Jones (Hoax Hunters, Ghostbusters, TMNT, Silent Hill)
    Cover Colors by Doug Garbark (In the Dark, Liberator, Prophet)
  • Issue 1 variant wraparound cover art by Vincent Kukua, with colors by John Rauch
Group pinup by Megan Hutchison
Group pinup by Megan Hutchison
 
 
Paulie and Annie pin-up by Shawn Daley
Paulie and Annie pin-up by Shawn Daley

WORDS FROM OTHERS:

"Punk is alive and well, and Miner and Von Gorman are bringing it to comics. Get wise to it" - Curt Pires (Pop!, Theremin)

"More fun than pogoing next to an amplifier after hoofing up a bunch of cheap speed." - Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes)

"Matt Miner has quickly established himself as a bold new voice in comics that deserves to be heard! Teamed with the always awesome Sean von Gorman they've created a loud, fun and crazy book with a heart of gold (not to mention plenty of guts!)" - Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The White Suits)

"Matt Miner knows punk! This book looks to be a rockin' good time." - Darick Robertson (Ballistic, The Boys, Transmetropolitan)

"As if Matt Miner and Sean von Gorman weren't bold enough, now they've gone full-blown punk on us. This comic will kiss a baseball bat with black lipstick and then smash your teeth in." - Ryan Ferrier (D4VE, Tiger Lawyer)

"Toe Tag Riot is pure punk comic booking. Fast, nasty, and subtle as a boot to the teeth." - Chris Burnham (Batman, Inc., Nameless)

"Just when you think there’s nothing new about the undead, Matt, Sean and John adamantly prove otherwise. I can’t wait to read the rest of Toe Tag Riot!" - Justin Gray (Jonah Hex, GI Zombie, All-Star Western)

"Zombie punks that have witty dialogue, a social conscience, and a undying quest to kick the asses of racist homophobes?  Count me in." - Zac Thompson (IGN, BloodyDisgusting.com)

sample page (unlettered) from TTR #1
sample page (unlettered) from TTR #1
sample page (unlettered) from TTR #1
sample page (unlettered) from TTR #1
sample page (unlettered) from TTR #1
sample page (unlettered) from TTR #1

THE KICKSTARTER:

Toe Tag Riot is a 4-issue full-color mini series and this Kickstarter's goal is to fund the whole thing so we don't need to fundraise again and again. 

Toe Tag Riot  has found a publishing home but, as is the nature of creator-owned books, we have to pay for the art team and other production costs ourselves.  If we can't pay for the creative team to finish the book then there won't be a book.  The price tag for creating an issue of Toe Tag Riot is around $4000, so the Kickstarter funds that plus all the rewards, shipping, the 10% cut that Kickstarter and Amazon take between them, the taxes that Matt has to pay at the end of the year, and other related expenses.

Note to the jokers of Million Moms and Westboro Baptist:  We think you're laughably ridiculous, pretty much absurd, and hilariously inconsequential, but we'd still like to think you're smart enough to realize that this project is purely a work of SATIRE.

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Risks and challenges

There are risks involved in any project, and it's possible one of the Phelps clan could get angry enough that they come gun us down in our beds - but realistically, Sean and I are super confident that we're going to deliver 100% on this project.

Both Sean and I have run successful Kickstarters in the past, we're experienced comic creators, and we know what needs to be done. We've learned from all the noobie Kickstarter mistakes that we made the first time around and now we have a super strong grasp of how everything works! We expect things to be super smooth.

Assuming we hit full funding on this AMAZING project, there is a publisher lined up to take on this super awesome creator-owned book!

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    DIGITAL-ONLY PACKAGE! At this level you get a copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 in a DRM-free PDF emailed to you, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    TOE TAG RIOT PHYSICAL COPY PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    SPECIAL EDITION: NYC E-Z PLEDGE PACKAGE! At this level you get a free zombie head sketch from Sean von Gorman AT THE SPECIAL EDITION: NYC CONVENTION, a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1! (only for people attending Special Edition: NYC)

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    TOE TAG RIOT ROD REIS VARIANT PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1, the super awesome ROD REIS variant cover, signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    TOE TAG RIOT LIMITED VARIANT PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1, the super limited wraparound cover variant by Vincent Kukua and John Rauch, signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1! (limited to 77 pieces on Kickstarter, punks!)

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    4-ISSUE FULL SERIES (DIGITAL) PACKAGE! At this level you get all 4 issues of Toe Tag Riot in DRM-free PDFs sent to you as they're released, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    TOE TAG RIOT #1 and T-SHIRT PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a Toe Tag Riot T-shirt - Unisex or Womens cut - S-3XL (American Apparel, sweatshop-free, soft), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    POP PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a copy of POP #1 signed by writer CURT PIRES, a copy of POP #1 script signed by CURT, original gonzo poetry from Curt, a PDF of POP #1, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ANDY HURLEY SIGNED ZOMBIE VARIANT PACKAGE! At this level you get the ultra-limited zombie Andrew Hurley variant issue of TTR #1 SIGNED by Andy Hurley, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1! (Limited to only 200 pieces at this level, so move fast!)

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    4-ISSUE SERIES DIGITAL COPIES + PHYSICAL TRADE PAPERBACK PACKAGE! At this level you get all 4 issues of Toe Tag Riot in DRM-free PDFs sent to you as they're released, the physical trade paperback of Toe Tag Riot signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORPHANS BY ERIC PALICKI PACK! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, 1, Orphans vol.1 TPB signed by series writer Eric Palicki, a signed script to Orphans #1, a signed USB drive containing Orphans vol.1, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    MEGA READER PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a copy of THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF HOUDINI OGN signed by Sean Von Gorman, a copy of PAWN SHOP OGN signed by Sean, a copy of the nearly 200pg LIBERATOR vol.1 paperback signed by Matt Miner, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL B&W ART COMMISSION: SEAN VON GORMAN PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, an 11x14 ink and inkwash original art commission by Toe Tag Riot artist Sean von Gorman (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL B&W ZOMBIE HEAD SHOT COMMISSION: JONATHAN BRANDON SAWYER PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a 9x12 inked original zombie headshot art commission by artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (see examples - it can be a zombie version of you, your dog, Spider-Man, whoever you want!), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL COLOR ART COMMISSION: KELLY WILLIAMS PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, an 11x17 ink and inkwash (with some color) original art commission by artist Kelly Williams (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL COLOR ART COMMISSION: SEAN VON GORMAN PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, an 11x14 ink and watercolor original art commission by Toe Tag Riot artist Sean von Gorman (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL B&W ART COMMISSION: VINCENT KUKUA PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a 9x12 pencil & ink original art commission by Toe Tag Riot variant cover artist Vincent Kukua (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL B&W ART COMMISSION: YASMIN LIANG! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, an 11x14 inked original art commission by Steed & Mrs. Peel and Star Trek artist YASMIN LIANG (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    SHAWN DALEY ART PACK - ORIGINAL TOE TAG RIOT PINUP & MORE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, the original color Toe Tag Riot pinup by Shawn Daley, the layouts and pencils for that pinup, a Sinestro and a Batman print and mini prints of the Sinister Six (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ORIGINAL COLOR ART COMMISSION: VINCENT KUKUA PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a 9x12 inked & colored original art commission by Toe Tag Riot variant cover artist Vincent Kukua (see examples), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    ASPIRING WRITER COMIC SCRIPT REVIEW - ADAM P. KNAVE PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, and you'll get your comic script (up to 22 comic pages) reviewed and critiqued by Eisner and Harvey winner Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole, Artful Daggers) along with an up-to 45 minute Skype session to go over Adam's critiques, which will enable you to bring your writing to the next level - plus you get a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    JK WOODWARD ORIGINAL PAINTED COMMISSION LEVEL! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, a 12x18 fully painted commission by Star Trek and Dr. Who artist JK Woodward (see examples to the left - up to 2 characters), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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    YOUR LIKENESS DRAWN INTO THE BOOK (POSING WITH THE BAND) PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, and you'll get drawn in to issue 1 as a punk at Toe Tag Riot's opening show, posing for photos outside with the band! Check out the spot over to the left - THAT COULD BE YOU in one of those open spaces! - plus you get a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1! *also you'll appear in at least 2 other panels of issue 1 of Toe Tag Riot!

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    YOUR LIKENESS DRAWN INTO THE BOOK (AND PUNCHED BY A SKINHEAD) PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, and you'll get drawn in to 2 panels of issue 1 as a punk at Toe Tag Riot's opening show, getting your ass handed to you by a gross skinhead! Check out the spot over to the left - that empty space where the skinhead's punching COULD BE YOU - plus you get a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1! *also you'll get the original inked art page that "you" appear on!

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    YOUR LIKENESS DRAWN INTO THE BOOK (AND BRUTALLY MURDERED BY ZOMBIES) PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, and you'll get drawn in to issue 2, 3 or 4 as a bad guy - either a dudebro, a Million Mom or even a Westboro Baptist Church yucko (our choice, no requests) - don't worry, though, your life in comics will be SHORT LIVED as our heroes will be snacking on your entrails, decapitating you, and/or playing around in your blood, etc in no time! - Who knows how you'll die... but it'll be AWESOME. Plus you get a copy of the issue you make your comic debut in, signed by Matt Miner, a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1! *also you'll get the original inked art page that "you" appear on!

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    YOUR LIKENESS DRAWN INTO THE BOOK A LOT (AS A ZOMBIE PUNK) PACKAGE! At this level you get a print copy of Toe Tag Riot #1 signed by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman, you get drawn in to the SERIES as a REGULAR CHARACTER - a zombie punk - at some point our brave heroes create more zombies - YOU would be the first one, and you'll participate in the end showdown with Westboro Baptist Church! Plus you'll get the original page of your debut appearance AND you'll get the original art character design sheet of your character (which will also be printed in the trade paperback!) Plus you get a copy of the issue you make your comic debut in, signed by Matt Miner, a copy of the volume 1 trade paperback when it's all collected (signed by Matt), a Toe Tag Riot postcard, a vinyl Toe Tag Riot "God Hates Zombies" sticker, exclusive behind the scenes updates, plus your name in a special "thank you" section in book 1!

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