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We're giving birth to part one of a horror comic book trilogy about a serial killer who targets minivan driving soccer moms.
We're giving birth to part one of a horror comic book trilogy about a serial killer who targets minivan driving soccer moms.
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Welcome to The Soccer Mom Killer #1 Kickstarter!

S.M.K. is about a suburban serial killer who targets minivan-driving soccer moms. As soon as he begins his murder spree, two cops become obsessed with the case and embroiled in controversy as they attempt to bring the killer's deadly rampage to an end before he can fulfill his maniacal mission.

Why does this sociopath have a grotesque obsession with minivan-driving soccer moms? Many people find these ladies annoying but what could drive a suburban sociopath to prey upon them?

By hopping aboard for this crazy ride, you can bring the answers to these questions to light.

Before we get to the rewards, let's let the incomparable art of Nela Vohenska do the talking!

This comic isn't for the faint at heart!
This comic isn't for the faint at heart!

So, what's in it for you?

How about a high quality vinyl window sticker to get your ride ballin'?
How about a high quality vinyl window sticker to get your ride ballin'?
Or a handmade charm for your wine glass? Perfect for keeping your beverage safe from wine-guzzling soccer moms!
Or a handmade charm for your wine glass? Perfect for keeping your beverage safe from wine-guzzling soccer moms!
A custom black and white 8 X 10 mugshot/illustrated portrait by Stephen Hines! (Of course I'll illustrate your magnificent hair too!)
A custom black and white 8 X 10 mugshot/illustrated portrait by Stephen Hines! (Of course I'll illustrate your magnificent hair too!)
A custom black and white 8 X 10 mugshot/illustrated portrait by Stephen Hines! (Of course I'll sketch your manly hair too!)
A custom black and white 8 X 10 mugshot/illustrated portrait by Stephen Hines! (Of course I'll sketch your manly hair too!)

Of course, at the highest levels the rewards are even more insane!

For example, you can receive:
  • a cameo in issue #2!
  • your face on the cover of the graphic novel collection of S.M.K. issues 1-3!
  • a one-hour personal consultation with Stephen in which he can help you flesh out that story you’ve always wanted to write, or he’ll review/edit/improve a script you’ve already written via e-mail or Skype. (And yes, you can even talk about Kickstarter strategies!)

Nela and I cannot wait to share this horrifying comic with you!

P.S. All pledges above $1 will place your name on issue #1's thank you list on the inside front cover!

Risks and challenges

The only risk I can think of is a possible delay with the art. Nela puts SO much delicious detail into her craft that it's slightly possible that we could experience a small alteration in our shipping schedule. To avoid this, Ms. Vohenska and I wrote an incentive into her contract that rewards her for getting the pages to me on time. So, the odds are quite slim that we won't ship on time.

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    Too broke to play ball

    Are your funds tighter than a soccer mom's clenched buttocks? Chip in a dollar and you'll earn our eternal gratitude.

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    Digital Carnage

    At this level you'll get a PDF of The Soccer Mom Killer #1. Just don't let the other parents in the PTA use your computer. You'll scare those nice, suburban folks! Oh, and your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Dead Trees

    Get the print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1 delivered to your home. Go ahead. Kill those trees. They're disrupting perfectly good soccer field space and had it coming. Plus: your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Ballin' my Ride

    A hard copy of The Soccer Mom Killer #1 + a vinyl S.M.K. window sticker to put on your ride? Bloody brilliant! Plus: your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    I'm Not Whining, Just Charming!

    Snag a custom S.M.K. wine glass charm to mark your glass of bubbly (you don't want any soccer moms jacking your juice!) while reading your print copy of issue #1! Plus: your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Wanted Dead or Alive

    Along with the print edition of SMK #1, you'll receive a custom black and white 8 X 10 mugshot/illustrated portrait by Stephen Hines. What are you wanted for? Looking dead sexy while supporting indie comics, of course! Plus: your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Wanted Cuz I'm Ballin'

    This level's a keeper because you score a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, and a custom black and white 8 X 10 illustrated mugshot, plus your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Ballin' and Charming!

    At this level you can flick a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, and a custom wine glass charm into your mailbox. Plus your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Wanted Cuz I'm Ballin' AND Charming!

    Here you can score a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, a custom black and white 8 X 10 illustrated mugshot, a one of a kind wine glass charm, plus your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic!

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    Charging Into a Cameo

    Not only do you receive a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, a one of a kind wine glass charm, and your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic, you also will make a CAMEO APPEARANCE IN ISSUE #2!

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    All That AND Cameo-worthy!

    Not only do you receive a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, a custom black and white 8 X 10 illustrated mugshot, a one of a kind wine glass charm, and your name will be in the thank you section of all editions of the comic, you also will make a CAMEO APPEARANCE IN ISSUE #2!

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    All That & Cameo Deluxe!

    Make your mark with a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, a custom wine glass charm, your name in the thank you section of all editions of the comic, and you also will make a CAMEO APPEARANCE IN ISSUE #2 and the COLLECTED GRAPHIC NOVEL'S COVER!

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    All That & Cameo Super Deluxe!

    Not only do you receive a print edition of The Soccer Mom Killer #1, the window sticker, a custom black and white 8 X 10 illustrated mugshot, a one of a kind wine glass charm, and your name in the thank you section of all editions of the comic, you also will make a CAMEO APPEARANCE IN ISSUE #2 and the COLLECTED GRAPHIC NOVEL'S COVER!

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    Pack it All in my Van and Let's Talk!

    At this level you get the comic, sticker, wine glass charm, 8 X 10 mugshot, both cameos, thank you list inclusion, AND: a one-hour personal consultation with Stephen in which he can help you flesh out that story you’ve always wanted to write, or he’ll review/edit/improve a script you’ve already written via e-mail or Skype. (And yes, you can even talk about Kickstarter strategies!) **The script consult is available on in e-mail format for non-USA pledgers.**

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