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A zomedy with guts!
A zomedy with guts!
53 backers pledged £2,083 to help bring this project to life.

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ADD AN ADDITIONAL £8 TO YOUR PLEDGE AND RECEIVE A LTD EDITION MEMBERSHIP CARD, WITH YOUR NAME AND UNIQUE "MEMBERSHIP NUMBER"
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STRETCH GOAL #1 ACHIEVED :D

RENTED... to the DEAD, is a comedy, horror comic in the same vein as the Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland movies.

Set in the UK, its a story about loss, love, loneliness, sarcasm, horror and chronic boredom.

Our heroes are a group of twenty something employees of "RENT-IT" an international chain of rental movie stores, who are on the brink of facing bankruptcy. Based in the town of Maidstone in Kent (UK), our story shows how our survivors endure life against a backdrop of economic fears and social unrest, highlighting subjects such as UK high street/retail decline, 2011's London Riots and overhyped media paranoia.  

The story begins with a news report about out of control rioting in the UKs capitol. As the police lose control and become overrun, people are starting to change, but is that the result of a strange madness, something more sinister... or just zombies! (4 page digital preview is available from www.scribd.com/doc/143731863/RENTED-to-the-DEAD)

REWARDS

We have a vast selection of rewards for our backers from signed copies of the comic, to appearing as the main character, in your own mini-comic prequel.

We are also taking pledges so that you and your likeness can appear as zombies and survivors in the comic and all our backers get a mention in our thank you and credit  pages.

All our backers will receive free avatars and facebook & twitter banners (can be emailed or downloaded from www.facebook.com/robotzombiecomics)

Add ons

We also have some cool t-shirts in development, where as part of selected rewards, backers can increase their bid to receive one of these snazzy numbers!

Also, if you require any additional copies of the comic, just add the reward price of the book to your pledge.

Risks and challenges

There was a previous Kickstarter for this project that we failed to fund. The campaign got off to a pretty good start, but unfortunately we had a tough few weeks in the middle.Since the project ended we elected to re-evaluate the project as a whole and determine what we truly needed to make this thing work. First was eliminating the need for letterers and colourists and to do all the artwork ourselves. Second was determining that the rewards we were offering were inadequate and unfairly priced.

Taking on all of the artwork duties we were able to cut costs and set this project for a much more manageable level. We have also finished the comics pencils and inks, leaving the panels, which would feature backers blank and ready to complete once the project is funded.

Also the guidance of many of our previous backers, some of which are experienced KS backers, who offered feedback and advice into how the project should be set up.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3.07

    Limited Edition RTTD sticker, postcard set and a credit listed in the comic thank you page.

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    RTTD wallpaper and a credit listed in the comic thank you page.

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    Pledge £4 or more About $6

    RENTED TO THE DIGITAL DEAD

    Digital copy of Issue #1 (Full 22 page comic)
    PDF format and a credit in our thank you page and an exclusive RTTD wallpaper.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    RENTED TO THE DEAD standard
    First printing of Issue #1 (Full 22 page comic)
    Plus LTD EDT sticker/postcard set and a credit in our thank you page.

    Double your pledge for any additional copies you may require.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $15

    RENTED TO THE DEAD signed
    Signed by artist/creator Phil Buckenham and scribe Simon Cope First printing of Issue #1 (Full 22 page comic)Plus LTD EDT sticker and postcard set and a credit in our thank you page.

    Double your pledge for any additional copies you may require.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23

    BLANK COVER 1
    A signed blank cover variant of the comic, with black and white sketch of whatever you want and a credit in our thank you page.

    Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $31

    RENTED TO THE DEAD T-SHIRT
    White T-shirt with our fantastic logo and a PDF copy of the comic and a credit in our thank you page.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    BLANK COVER 2
    A signed blank cover variant of the comic, with colour sketch of whatever you want and a credit in our thank you page.

    Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    RENT-IT UNIFORM T-SHIRT (as worn by our heroes)
    Blue T-shirt with blood splattered effect, personalised employee badge motif with your name and a PDF copy of the comic and a credit in our thank you page.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    BACKGROUND ZOMIES
    Your likeness as a background zombie as a part of a horde of zombies. First printing of Issue #1 and sticker/postcard combo (all signed by the creative team) and a credit in our main thank you page. Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.Add an additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $61

    ZOMBIE PLEDGE 1
    Your likeness as zombie featured (front and centre) part of a horde of zombies within the book. First printing of Issue #1 and sticker/postcard combo (all signed by the creative team) and a credit in our main thank you page.

    Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.Add an additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    ZOMBIE PLEDGE 2 Your likeness as a main character zombie, an attacker of our survivors, who would meet a sticky ending.
    Plus a first printing of Issue #1 and sticker/postcard combo (all signed by the creative team) and a credit in our main thank you page.

    Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    Full colour Advertisement pages £50 each, for more than one page add extra funding. i.e 2 pages for £100.
    Plus signed first printing of the comic and a credit in our main thank you page.
    Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £70 or more About $107

    UNFORTUNATE SAMARITAN your likeness as a bystander who tries to save a main character and is attacked and killed by a zombie, plus a signed first printing of issue 1, a credit in our main thank you page and the sticker/postcard combo.
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    Pledge £100 or more About $153

    ZOMBIE PLEDGE 3 Your likeness as one of the main characters. A store customer, who gets bitten early on in the story (unbeknownst to our protagonists) and turns undead later on.
    Plus a signed first printing of the comic and sticker/postcard combo and a credit in our main thank you page.
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    Pledge £100 or more About $153

    DOUBLE DEAD
    You and a buddy as featured zombies, appearing together, in an important part of the story. A signed first printing on the comic and 2 tshirts and sticker/card combo set and a credit in our main thank you page.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $230

    MYSTERY HERO.
    To be revealed as the mysterious man or woman in white!
    A new character appearing at the end of issue 1 and feature in issue 2 as a main character. Dressed as a cross between a storm trooper and a ninja, you will be seen to be battling undead hordes and busting rotting skulls, with a combo of blunt objects and crossbow bolts.
    Plus a blank cover variant of issue 1, with the character (your likeness) hand drawn on the cover in full colour and a credit on our publisher page.
    Add additional £10 for a RTTD tshirt or £15 for a RENT-IT bloodied tshirt.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $307

    SURVIVOR
    Your name and likeness, as a member of our team of survivors, a customer who has found themselves trapped inside the store.
    Written dialogue and plenty of frame time, as well as a full page spread.
    Signed Customised blank variant, featuring you on the cover hand drawn by artist and creator Phil Buckenham and a credit on our publisher page

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    Pledge £350 or more About $537

    YOU ARE THE COMIC.
    Star in your very own RTTD prequel mini-comic! Your name and your likeness. As one of the first victims of the zombie outbreak, the story will revolve around you, as you change from human, to the flesh craving undead, from the first bite, to your devastating and graphic reanimation.
    The short story will show the transformation process and your thoughts throughout (backer will receive a the script for this mini-comic, original cover artwork, a copy of issue 1, the prequel in question, RZC t shirt and sticker/postcard combo (all signed by the creative team) and a credit on our publisher page, plus all our digital content.
    mini-comic expected to be 10-15 pages long.

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Funding period

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