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Night Hunters is cyber punk comic book about life on the streets of Venezuela's dystopian police state 100 years in the future.
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Night Hunters is a dystopian cyber punk comic created by Alexis Ziritt ( Space Riders, Tarantula) and Dave Baker (Fuck Off Squad, Action Hospital) and published by Floating World Comics (Revenger, All Time Comics). 

Night Hunters is a four issue mini-series. And unlike many kickstarters who are self-publishing, this book has already found a publisher: Floating World. They have agreed to publish, distribute, and market the book, however, there's one hitch. Comics is hard. And drawing a four issue mini-series is a full time job. Unfortunately, Floating World isn't in a position to pay advance page rates at this time. So, we need your help. Dave and Alexis are chomping at the bit to make this bizarre cyberpunk comic. However, we need to raise enough money to make Alexis' page rate. 

That's where you come in. 

Synopsis: 

In Gran Caracas the only way to get ahead in life is to become a police officer. You want to live in one of the state-controlled high-rises? Become a cop. Want to own property? Become a cop. Want to run for public office? Become a cop. 

 In the year 2131, Venezuela is a post-apocalyptic military state, governed by a ruling class of brutal elite and their enforcers: the police force. We follow childhood best friends, and ostensibly adoptive brothers, Julian and Ezekiel as they attempt to navigate the seedy underbelly of this cyberpunk dystopia.

The boys have been raised as street urchins by Julian’s father, Juan, who refuses to enlist and become an officer. They scavenge trash and steal, endlessly attempting to squeeze something from nothing. Gran Caracas is plagued by corruption and greed. This hits our characters the hardest when, during a routine police drug raid, a riot breaks out destroying their make-shift home.

Their lives will never be the same. Julian is almost killed in the riot. Juan takes his son's body to a trans-humanist doctor and pleads with him to give his boy a cyborg body. The doctor agrees, however there's a catch. The planned obsolesce of many of his vital organs means he's perpetually trapped in an upgrade-or-die indentured servitude existence.

 In order to make enough money to support himself and his now-largely-cyborg father, Julian enlists in the police force where he's convinced he'll be able to make enough money to leave Gran Caracas. 

Obviously that never happened. Julian worked his way up through the force and was eventually recruited into Gran Caraca's newest cyborg paramilitary division Project: Night Hunters. They've been tasked with cleaning up the gangs who are trafficking Yopo through Venezuela. After a shootout, Julian discovers that the leader of the gang is none other than... Ezekiel. 

From this point on, Julian and Ezekiel live parallel lives. Julian enlists in the police force, both to make enough money to finance both his and his father’s cyborg implants, and to, in his mind, stop this cycle from happening again to someone else. Ezekiel, however, ends up falling in with the fiercely anti-cyborg gangs who run Gran Caracas’ underbelly by trafficking in Yopo. He works his way up through the hierarchy until he becomes one of the main bosses


Sample Pages: 

Night Hunters Cover by Alexis Ziritt and Vanesa Del Rey

By backing this kickstarter you'll be able to enable us to make this crazy book that most other publishers were to scared to publish. Anti-authoritarian genre stories about the real effect of living in a police state? That sounds... risky, right? Floating World believes in taking chances and publishing interesting works from creators who are pushing the boundaries of what comics can be. And this book checks all those boxes. 

By helping us reach our goal you'll be insuring that a completely unique and idiosyncratic work is produced with zero compromise.  

Budget:

$20,000 raised

$3000 - 10% fees

$17,000 - $xx page rate paid to Alexis for 94 pages of comics

Patch:

Night Hunters Patch

 Enamel Pin:

Night Hunters Pin

And Action figures:

Sombra aka Julien from Night Hunters
Sombra aka Julien from Night Hunters
Sombra aka Julien (Standard and Stealth Variant)
Sombra aka Julien (Standard and Stealth Variant)

Sombra aka Julien (standard)
Sombra aka Julien (standard)
Sombra aka Julien (Stealth Variant)
Sombra aka Julien (Stealth Variant)

Examples of commissions by Alexis Ziritt: 


Other books we're offering:

Action hospital is kind of like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Men in Black set in a hospital. It's about grief, trauma, and existential despair... as well as laser swords, anthropomorphic shark people, and super-intelligent talking vegetables. 

 There are three volumes, each around three hundred pages. 

Action Hospital Volume 1:

Action Hospital: The Future Is A Strange Place
Action Hospital: The Future Is A Strange Place

 Action Hospital Volume 2:

Action Hospital: Half-Light Bleeds
Action Hospital: Half-Light Bleeds

 And Action Hospital Volume 3:

Action Hospital: No More Walls
Action Hospital: No More Walls

Creatives:

Dave Baker - Writer,  Originally from the drug-infested wasteland that is Arizona, Dave Baker writes and draws things. He's written everything from infomercials to feature films. He writes the comic books Fuck Off Squad, Action Hospital, Suicide Forest, and Professor Cuties.

Alexis Ziritt - Illustrator of such projects as Space Rider, Tarantula, and many more. 

Vanesa Del Rey - co-cover illustrator, she began her career doing concept art for animation. Her work in comics has been described as dark, gritty and mysterious with great dominance of figurative work. She has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016) for Marvel Comics.

Robert Negrete - letterer, illustrator in his own right. Robert has worked on such comics as Action Hospital, Brickleberry, Captain Omega, and Scions of War. He has a BA in Studio Art from Stanford University. 

Jason Leivian - publisher, Floating World Comics has published numerous acclaimed works including All Time Comics, Secret Voice, and Amnesia.

Risks and challenges

With Floating World assisting us and distro-ing the book, we should be smooth sailing. We've already got the whole book written. All four scripts. So, we just need the money to get Alexis drawing.

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    Original Art, TPB, and Toy

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    Night Hunters and Action Hospital

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