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The pharmaceutical industry wants to sink their teeth into the last vampire and steal his immortality. MATURE READERS.
The pharmaceutical industry wants to sink their teeth into the last vampire and steal his immortality. MATURE READERS.
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In the 1980's, Bruce Jacobs was a ruthless vampire stockbroker, living under the radar and partying like a king. But his excesses sent him into a self-imposed exile. Since then, an unscrupulous pharmaceutical industry has decimated the vampire population in an effort to duplicate their longevity.  

Now, Jacobs has re-emerged to discover that, as the last surviving vampire, he alone controls the most precious commodity of all: immortality. 

And he's not looking to share...

Tony Talbert (Co-Plotter and Penciller) is a comic book artist and muralist based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has produced a dozen subversive and abrasive graphic novels for many otherwise well-meaning and unsuspecting comic companies. He previously collaborated with Jason on Continuity, First Moon and Less Than Hero

Jason McNamara (Co-plotter and Script ) recently wrote the video game Extinction and the Kickstarter-funded graphic novel The Rattler. He previously wrote The Crossing, Abandon, The Martian Confederacy, From Mars with Love and Short-Hand.  

John Heebink (Inker and Spiritual Adviser) has worked in comics since 1990, mainly as penciler or inker. Credits include: Nick Fury, Quasar, Rick Remender’s Doll and Creature, Peter David’s Soulsearchers & Co., Vampirella, Link Yaco’s Space Chicks and Businessmen and a long run on Elvira. His willingness to draw almost anything has led some—meaning Jason—to label him the Ron Jeremy of Comics.

Paul Little (Color Artist) is a colorist whose work has appeared in comics from Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Joe Books, and more. He colored the back half of the Eisner Award-nominated Morning Glories from Image Comics, and he has contributed colors to a whole whack of anthologies over the years.

SUCKER will feature a 50-page comic story for MATURE READERS. It is a stand alone "pilot episode" adventure and sets up possible future stories. SUCKER contains nudity, dark sensibilities and just plain hideous language that would not be suitable for younger readers. 

In terms of tone and content, I like to describe it as The Wolf of Wall Street meets The Tomb of Dracula. If there is a demand for more SUCKER, the team will continue the series in further 50-page bookshelf editions. SUCKER Vol. 2 is already written and we are eager to start production on it. 

Download a ten page preview of SUCKER now!

If I had to explain the plot of this book to a comic book editor, they would call the police. The plot defies easy explanation, the content straddles genres and there's no film adaption in sight. This is stylistic throwback  toward a different era of comics. It won't trend on Twitter, it won't end up on a best of list, SUCKER is a heavy metal comic book kick to the teeth. 

In short, there is no place in the current comic book industry for a book like SUCKER. We would only be wasting our time to even try. This is the type of book that can only exist through a platform like Kickstarter and through the generous support of an adventurous audience seeking something different. 

I previously ran a Kickstarter campaign for the graphic novel The Rattler and our backers received their books early. I'm looking forward to building on what I learned on that campaign and delivering another knockout experience for the backers of SUCKER. 

Jason talks to Smash Pages about all things SUCKER. 

Listen to Jason on the Ozone Nightmare Podcast talk about the project and his collaboration with the SUCKER team. 

Interior Sucker page.
Interior Sucker page.
Interior SUCKER page.
Interior SUCKER page.
Interior Sucker page.
Interior Sucker page.
Exclusive "Iron Horse" signed print (6*8 inches)
Exclusive "Iron Horse" signed print (6*8 inches)
Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25*5 inches)
Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25*5 inches)
Exclusive Postcard Image (4 *6 inches)
Exclusive Postcard Image (4 *6 inches)
Original Talbert pencil sketch (5*7 inches)
Original Talbert pencil sketch (5*7 inches)
Justin Greenwood Pin up for SUCKER. Colors by Paul Little.
Justin Greenwood Pin up for SUCKER. Colors by Paul Little.
Greg Hinkle Pin Up for SUCKER.
Greg Hinkle Pin Up for SUCKER.
Your humble narrator...
Your humble narrator...

Risks and challenges

SUCKER is illustrated, colored, lettered and ready to go to the printer. We will need to create a handful of assets inspired by the campaign, but 99% of the creative effort has already been completed. The goal of the campaign is to put a copy of SUCKER into your sweaty, trembling hands as soon as possible.

When dealing with multiple vendors, various shipping and supply entities, there is always an element of the unknown. We have done our best to identify possibly points of failure and minimize risk of delay to our backers.

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    Blood Donor!

    A digital PDF copy of SUCKER will contaminate your inbox!

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    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
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    Dawn Breakers!

    We'll ship a copy SUCKER straight to your crypt!

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    Twice Bitten!

    We'll send you two corporeal signed copies of SUCKER, you can save one for the afterlife.

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    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
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    The Feast!

    Get the full SUCKER experience with The Feast! You'll get the physical copy signed by Jason, the digital copy, an exclusive print signed by Tony and John, an exclusive sticker and you will be identified as a Vampire sympathizer in the printed book!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
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    RETAILER PACKAGE - Corpse Peddlers

    FOR US COMIC RETAILERS ONLY! We'll send you wholesale copies of SUCKER and list your store as a known Vampire Den in the physical book! DM me for specific details.

    Includes:
    • A handful of physical copies of SUCKER signed by Jason!
    • Your store will be listed as a known vampire den in the credits.
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    The Devil's Pen Pal!

    Tony has illustrated an original 13 part set of postcards to celebrate the launch of SUCKER! Colored by Paul Little these images showcase the world and future directions of the book. They also make great postcards to send to your enemies.

    Includes:
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
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    Portrait of Terror

    Tony lovingly created a handful of detailed sketches for our discerning donors! These pencil sketches are approximately 5 *7 inches and are so detailed that I used the art for our post card rewards. The sketch will ship in a protective sleeve with the other rewards in a secure priority mail package!

    Includes:
    • An original pencil sketch from Tony Talbert (5*7 inches)!
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
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    Trophy Hunter

    We're going to produce a limited number of 11 * 17 inch prints of our dastardly cover free of title or credits. These will be signed and numbered by Tony and John. NOTE: Poster will ship separately from other rewards.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive 11 * 17 inch screen signed print of SUCKER cover art!
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
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    GREG HINKLE is a SUCKER!

    Superstar artist Greg Hinkle (You guys are all reading Black Cloud, right?) has illustrated a bad ass pin-up of our hard-living vampire hunter! At this level you will receive the original artwork from Greg's piece. This full sized illustration (10*15 inch image on 14*17 paper) is suitable, and begging, to be framed and adored. NOTE: Artwork will ship separately from other rewards.

    Includes:
    • Greg Hinkle's original art from his Pin Up.
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
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    Tongue Lashing

    Are you working on a comic or graphic novel script and seeking guidance? Jason will share his 15 years of hard scrabble experience to help you shape your script. He'll review your current script, give you feedback in an initial Skype session and then follow up on your revisions in a second session. He'll also share never before seen
    graphic novel scripts and pitch documents. A deep dive into the process plasma pool!

    Includes:
    • Script feedback in two one hour Skype sessions.
    • Access to unreleased graphic novel scripts and pitches.
    • A copy of The Rattler graphic novel (Image) signed by Jason
    • A copy of Short-Hand signed by Jason.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
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    Justin Greenwood is a SUCKER

    Artistic powerhouse Justin Greenwood (Fuse, The last Siege) has illustrated a full sized pin up of our deadly vampire hunters! At this level you will receive the original art work from Justins piece. This full sized illustration (12*17) is frame ready. NOTE: Artwork will ship separately from other rewards.

    Includes:
    • The original art from Justin Greenwood's pin up.
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • You'll be identified as a Vampire Sympathizer in the book.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
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    Associate Suckers

    The team will render a vampire version of you, chest up, that you can use as your social media profile pic for eternity. We'll send you the original 4" by 4" art and a colored digital version for your lifetime use. In the book we will include the picture, your twitter handle and a brief description of your vampire legacy. Plus multiple copies of SUCKER V1 to show off to your friends. Please Note: We'll need photo reference material ASAP for timely production of the book.

    Includes:
    • Original 4*4 inch art of you as a vampire.
    • Your vampire image & twitter handle will be featured in book.
    • Exclusive 11 * 17 inch screen signed print of SUCKER cover art!
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
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    Executive Sucker

    The team will create a full page illustration of you as a vampire lord. You get to keep the original art, full lifetime rights to the colored digital image and your bad ass vampire self will receive a full page credit with your vampire name of choice and your Twitter handle. Thanks to you, indie comics don't have to suck.

    Includes:
    • A full splash page credit in the book.
    • The original page of art featuring you as a vampire lord.
    • Exclusive 11 * 17 inch screen signed print of SUCKER cover art!
    • The exclusive 13 part post card set (4*6 inches each)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER sticker (3.25 * 5 inches)!
    • Exclusive SUCKER print (6*9 inches) signed by Tony & John!
    • A digital PDF of SUCKER.
    • A copy of SUCKER signed by Jason.
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Funding period

- (30 days)