About this project
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!
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.
- 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
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)
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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