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Graphic novel inspired by George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and Pre-Code horror films.
28 backers pledged $1,605 to help bring this project to life.

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Down by Kontact is a graphic novel inspired by George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and a modern take on the Pre-Code horror films of the 1930's.

Down by Kontact is adapted from a screenplay written by Matthew Myers, horror journalist and writer for TheBlood-Shed, and Attack From Planet B. The Illustrator of this project is Dixie Filloy, the talented owner of Dr. Eff Designs and daughter of legendary animator Arthur Filloy.

The Story

Down by Kontact is a period piece that takes place in 1996. It follows four inebriated friends who are planning to dominate a tournament at their local arcade. They soon find themselves in a terrifying nightmare being stalked by the undead, struggling to survive, and protecting a young girl.

 

With a methodical and creepy story, combined with an unsettling Hitchcock style subplot, Down by Kontact is set to take readers on a very dark ride.

 

Where We Are

Dixie has been moving at a faster than expected rate. Her love of horror and talent is really shining through, and watching this story come to life has been an incredible experience. We are projecting a digital release in December. The printed copies will be available in January. We are independently distributing the graphic novel on our website which is now active at www.downbykontact.com so be sure to check it out.

What We Need

Support from horror fans! We want to get the horror community involved in this great project that already has a lot invested in it. Pre-orders will help us tremendously in doing a big production run. Please share this campaign with all your friends, and thank you for supporting independent horror!

We Kill The Dead Special

John Lepper, owner of TheBlood-Shed.com, has created a masterpiece with We Kill The Dead. This record setting comic features cameos from 25 slasher villains from actual films, and the Supernatural Special Tactics Bureau that is trained to take them out. With a $35 pledge, you will be shipped this exclusive comic that is now available at the end of the campaign. Consider it an appetizer until the main course of Down by Kontact is served.

Risks and challenges

I ran a previous campaign here on Kickstarter for this project and raised over $1,200 in 3 weeks. During the campaign my father passed away, I chose to cancel the campaign and re launch when I was able to be devoted to the project. Our only challenge is time, as of right now everything is going smoothly and we are on schedule.

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    Official T-shirt and signed poster

    You will receive a signed poster, and our official Down by Kontact t-shirt. Please specify size up to 2xl, we will have ladies cut shirts but in sizes medium and large only. You will also receive both a digital and printed copy of Down by Kontact. You will also receive a postcard of an illustration, and a Special Thanks on our website, as well as inside the novel.

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    We will print the logo for your website, film, business, or project in the graphic novel on our Sponsored By page at the end of the story. You will also receive a printed and digital copy when the project is completed. Free shipping in the United States.

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    Be a stand in character!

    We will use your likeness as a stand in character in the graphic novel, just email us three pictures to use, and you will be immortalized in publication. You will also receive both a digital and printed copy of Down by Kontact, a postcard of an illustration, and a Special Thanks on our website as well as inside the novel. Free shipping in the United States.

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    For this monster pledge, we will make you a monster by using your likeness as a ZOMBIE in the graphic novel. Just send us three pictures. You will also receive both a digital and printed copy of Down by Kontact, a postcard of an illustration, and a Special Thanks on our website as well as inside the novel. Free shipping in the United States.

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