About this project
Katrina is a sacrilegious horror comedy with tons of monster killing, action, and a trip to Hell to confront the Devil.
This 116 PAGE HORROR COMEDY GRAPHIC NOVEL is complete and ready to print...and it's a contained story! Everything we want to say is contained in these pages!
CHECK OUT A 10 PAGE PREVIEW HERE.
Or an exclusive, spoiler free preview here from further along in the story.
We've Unlocked STRETCH GOAL #1!
We hit $6,000, so everybody who pledges $20+ gets an awesome bookmark!
We've unlocked STRETCH GOAL #2!
We hit, $7000! That means everybody who pledges $25+ gets an awesome collector card with the original sketch of Katrina!
We unlocked stretch goal #3!
We hit $8000, so everybody that pledges $30+ gets a set of five collector cards full of original sketches with monsters and main characters!
Let's UNLOCK Stretch goal #4!
If we hit $9000, Everybody at the $30+ level will get a second 5 x 7 print of a page we had to cut out of the script! It's an awesome page too. Full of sacrilege and beautiful art.
WHAT IS KATRINA HATES THE DEAD?
Katrina Hates the Dead (KHTD) Is a 116 page single volume graphic novel. It's a complete story told in five issues. Katrina Hates the Dead is a tongue and cheek look at how crappy it would be to live in the Apocalypse.
Almost every story about the Apocalypse starts immediately after the Apocalypse begins, showing the horror and terror that follows the first days of living in "Hell on Earth".
KHTD isn't that.
In Katrina, the Apocalypse is already old news. It happened years ago. Everything has settled down, and the Hellspawn have taken up residence on Earth. They are next door neighbors to the humans they slaughtered. They take hard working humans jobs.
It's a downright sucky row to hoe, but it's everyday life.
Katrina, our heroine, is a little sick of fighting monsters, waiting on monsters, and buying her groceries from monsters. She wants her old life back. So she sets out to do something about it.
She sets out on a journey to Hell to kill the Devil and end the Apocalypse once and for all.
We took that trope as old as time, the Apocalypse, put a new spin on it, and added a ton of comedy elements. This isn't a heavy handed book at all. It's a monster filled, sarcastic, satirical good time.
But don't just take it from me, here's what FANBOY COMICS had to say about Katrina:
"Take it from this Comic Book Slayer, fans of edgy horror comics like Hack/Slash or tongue-in-cheek horror tales like Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland will devour this book like starving zombies devour fresh brains. The creative team behind Katrina Hates the Dead is an impressive one. Artist Juan Frigeri’s work is expressive, exciting, and sets a fun, yet thrilling, tone throughout the story."
THAT'S FINE AND ALL, HOW DO I KNOW THIS BOOK WILL GET DONE?
It's really simple. It's already done. We've already taken it to SDCC 2013 and we already SOLD OUT @ SDCC 2013.
On top of that, this is my second Kickstarter. I raised 150% of my goal and delivered 100% of my pledges for my first one. I've learned from that and will get this book out more quickly and efficiently than the last.
I believe I can turn around this book and get it into your hands within 60 days of the Kickstarter ending, so you can have it by Christmas. I can't guarantee it, but I'm 85% confident.
YOU SOLD OUT SDCC 2013? SO WHY DO YOU NEED ME THEN?
To print more books and do a full release of Katrina. We only printed 75 for SDCC and it wasn't an official release, we were just testing the market.
This is the real deal. This is to launch a book on all mediums and all platforms.
Again, this book is done. It's 100% done. There is literally nothing that needs to be done to this book except get it into your hands.
All you're doing is pre-ordering my book with this Kickstarter. There is no doubt that the book will come out if we successfully fund. No doubt at all, unless the Apocalypse really does come.
Even I can't stop that, great as I am.
IS THE BOOK A COMPLETE ARC THOUGH?
Yes. This is the complete book. It fully tells the story I wanted to tell and I have no intention of going back into this world.
Of course, I thought Fight Club would never have a sequel too and now there's a graphic novel, so I can't guarantee anything.
I only can say this is everything I've ever wanted to say with Katrina.
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ARTIST FOR A SECOND, OKAY?
The story is great, and I'm not biased at all, but what would my words be without Juan Frigeri's amazing work.
This was Juan's FIRST full length comic book. Yes, even though it's coming out so much later than some of his other work, this was his FIRST.
Since then he's gone on to draw for Dark Horse and Avatar, among others.
He even drew the DARTH MAUL: SON OF DATHOMIR series for Dark Horse
. That's right. Star Wars y'all. Geek Cred leveled up!
Not to brag, but Katrina did a little bit to launch his career. He's only going to do bigger and better things from here. Katrina is sort of like Juan's origin story. Who doesn't like a good comics origin story?
THAT'S ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT WE ALL KNOW IT'S ABOUT THOSE STRETCHY STRETCHY GOALS. GOT ANY OF THOSE?
Ga duh! It IS all about she stretchy stretchy goals! That's how you get free stuff for just being awesome.
And we have a bunch of those.
- $6,000 -
Katrina bookmark for everybody that donates at the $20 level and above.
- $7,000 -
Katrina Collector Card for everybody that donates at the $25 level and above.
- $8,000 -
Set of 5 Katrina sketch cards for everybody that donates at the $30 level and above.
- $9,000 -
One additional 5" x 7" exclusive print of a never before released Katrina page for everybody that donates at the $30 level and above!
- $10,000 -
Katrina art print hand painted by the creator for everybody that donates at the $40 level and above!
- $15,000 -
An exclusive 8 page ashcan of my first book comic book ever, Wannabes, where my company gets its namesake, for everybody that donates at the $50 level and above!
- $20,000 -
An advance copy of my next graphic novel, Gherkin Boy, for everybody that donates above the $75 level and above!
So yeah, we got you covered with the stretchy stretchy goals.
ALRIGHT, I'M IN. DO YOU HAVE ANY SAMPLES OF WHAT WE GET FOR PLEDGING HIGHER THAN $30?
Absolutely. For those of you debating upping your pledges above original pledge let me show you a couple examples of what your additional pledge buys you.
KATRINA HARD COVER
Tell me this dope cover isn't worth upping your pledge to the $75 level. Not only do you get a hard cover, but you also get the amazing cover we used @ SDCC, one of my favorite images ever.
EXCLUSIVE 5" x 7" PRINT
We're doing a limited exclusive 5" x 7" print signed by the creator. Aside from buying the Hard Cover, it's the only way to get this image.
CREATOR ART COMMISSIONS
I know some of you will look at the below commissions and laugh at the gall I have even offering them, but I swear to you people love these things. Hang them in your kid's room, in your office, give them as gifts, or just enjoy them yourself!
If you're interested in the creator's paintings, here are a couple of examples of what people have commissioned in the past.
ICHABOD DOUBLE WHAMMY
Finally, if you haven't gotten a chance to read Ichabod, you can check out a preview here.
As you can see, you'll get amazing rewards the higher you back.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Word of mouth is HUGE for a Kickstarter. I can't tell you how many people found us last time because of Facebook and Twitter referrals. So please make sure to get the word out, like us on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @russellnohelty, and generally spread the word about Katrina to anybody you know.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED?
There are none. The book is done. If you donate you will get a book.
Well I suppose not no risks. There is always a chance of monsters.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks. We've already completed the book. All we require are funds to print the book and get it into your hands.
I mean there are always bears. And ninja pirate baristas. And ground torpedos. But those are highly unlikely. At least in this climate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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