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What happens when The Easter Bunny kills Santa? WAR! This graphic novel collects the first 2 years of the hit webcomic. Read more

Ocean City, MD Comics
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 26, 2011.

What happens when The Easter Bunny kills Santa? WAR! This graphic novel collects the first 2 years of the hit webcomic.

Ocean City, MD Comics
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About this project

  • Holiday Wars Volume 1: The Holiday Spirit
  • Graphic Novel (tpb)
  • 232 - 244 Pages
  • Full Color

Learn more about "Holiday Wars" by visiting our site:  www.Holiday-Wars.com

Premise behind “Holiday Wars”
Holidays reflect the current culture of a society and like a shifting tide they change. Realizing this, The Easter Bunny declared war on the other Holidays in the hopes of gaining the one thing that can guarantee his immortality: The Holiday Spirit. Foreseeing The Bunny’s betrayal, Santa hid The Holiday Spirit and marked Tegan Cassidy, a human infant, granting her the ability to find it.

After sixteen years of war, nearly all the Holidays have been killed or have joined The Bunny. Led by Earth Day, the rag tag group of observances still fighting, turn to a now teenage Tegan in the hopes that she can lead them to The Holiday Spirit.


Where is the Money Going?

We are looking to cover the printing and shipping of “Holiday Wars Volume 1: The Holiday Spirit.” The book will be between 232 to 244 pages in full color. Should we go over the pledge goal, the extra money will be put toward paying the colorist and for printing Volume 2. If we REALLLYYY go over our goal then I think we will try to add some bonus swag for everyone that pledges.

What is “Tales of Holiday's Past?”Collected with the main story will be “Tales of Holiday’s Past,” a series of short stories that takes place before the start of the main storyline. The tales are considered part of continuity and each one is written by Scott and drawn by a guest artist. Since the main story is Tegan’s story, “ToHP” is a chance for us to highlight some of our supporting cast and share some things that wouldn’t fit into the regular story.

The Book:



Bookmarks:


Sketchcards from Michael Odom:

Each sketch is an original piece done on a bristol card with prismacolor markers. On the backs are the names of the characters featured as well as a signature and date.

Original Artwork from the comic:


Pages are 7x14 and will be given away at random.

Become a background Holiday in Volume 2:

Choose from a list of Holidays and in Volume 2 that Holiday will be named after you and have your likeness!

Become a Holiday in Volume 2 & get a "ToHP" story featuring you:

Don't want to just be a background character? Then have your Holiday be featured in an original "Tales of Holiday's Past" story.

The Script for Volume 2:

The script is in screenplay format and clocks in at 142 pages! It's bound with brads and has card stock for the backing and front.

The Team:
I don't do "Holiday Wars" alone. I have a full team of talented artists that I work with. Here is a little bit about them...

  • Michael Odom – Penciler
    Michael Odom holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree which he abuses daily by making cartoon funny book drawings. Odom is not a fast artist because he labors over every page. After having seen the work you may doubt that fact and ask yourself, “Where does all that effort go then?” Hidden messages of positive affirmation. Odom takes the time to carefully construct the lines of each page to spell out hidden messages of positivity to help subliminally influence you to be the best you that you can be. So make sure to check out Odom’s work often because you’re worth it.
  • Arturo Said – Inker
    Arturo Said was born in Mexico City and studied visual arts at the San Carlos Academy. He began working in comics drawing classic characters like Porky Pig and Tom and Jerry with artist Layo Vazquez. Later in his career, Said was hired to draw the Mexican version of Dennis the Menace and did so for eight years. His other works include,”Banda Timbiriche,” “Bronco” and many other works. Currently, he is running his own comic shop in Mexico City.
  • Giuseppe Pica – Colorist
    Giuseppe Pica lives and works in Italy, near Rome. He’s an avid reader of comics, but loves mangas and non-fiction works. He colors mostly American comics and feels silly writing about himself in third person so he has decided to keep this bio short.

    *Note: We are counting "international orders" as any not shipping in the United States.

FAQ

  • Because "webcomic" isn't a derogatory term. It's becoming the industry standard for indie comics.

    Besides, by launching online for free we end up having a much larger reader base then if we only printed single issues or a graphic novel. Sure making money would be nice, but at the end of the day the most important thing is getting the story out there to as many people as possible.

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  • We are counting "international orders" as any not shipping in the United States.

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

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    Anyone who pledges $1 will be listed in a special "Thank You" section of the book.

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    Pledge $6 or more
    About $6 USD

    4 backers

    A $6 pledge will score you a .pdf copy of the graphic novel as well as include all previous rewards.

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    7 backers

    A $15 pledge will score you a copy of the graphic novel (add $5 for international orders).

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    8 backers

    A $25 pledge will score you a signed copy of the graphic novel, a "Holiday Wars" bookmark, and all previous rewards (add $20 for international orders).

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

    8 backers

    A $35 pledge will get you a sketch inside the book by the series artist Michael Odom as well as all previous rewards (add $20 for international orders).

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    Pledge $60 or more
    About $60 USD

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    Pledging $60 will score you a sketch card done by series artist Michael Odom as well as include all previous rewards (add $20 for international orders).

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    Pledge $125 or more
    About $125 USD

    1 backer

    Pledging $125 will score you original artwork from the comic (one page chosen at random) as well as all previous rewards (add $30 for international orders).

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    Pledge $255 or more
    About $255 USD

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    A $255 pledge will earn you earn you a place in the Holiday Wars Universe. You will get to choose from a list of Holidays and that Holiday will appear as a background character in Volume 2: Winter's Wrath with your name and likeness. Also included with this are all previous rewards (add $30 for international orders).

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    Pledge $515 or more
    About $515 USD

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    If a background role isn't big enough for you then simply pledge $515 and you'll get a "Tales of Holiday's Past" story (1-4 pages long) featuring the new Holiday based off your likeness. Also included with this are all previous rewards (add $30 for international orders).

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    Pledge $810 or more
    About $810 USD

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    For $810 you get a signed copy of the script for "Holiday Wars Volume 2: Winter's Wrath." This is an exclusive first look at Volume 2 since the story won't even start publishing till May 2012. Also included are all previous rewards (add $35 for international orders).

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    For $1,000 you can become a supporting character in "Holiday Wars Volume 2: Winter's Wrath." That means you'll have a speaking role in the main storyline and will appear again in later volumes. As a bonus, we will give you the original artwork from your character's "ToHP" story. Also included with this are all previous rewards (add $35 for international orders).

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    Pledge $1,700 or more
    About $1,700 USD

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    SIGNING EVENT. For $1,700 you get 100 copies of the book that will be delivered by Scott, who will stay for a signing in your store (Continental U.S. Only).

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Funding period

- (60 days)