The Craver Comic
Help us create the most kick-expletive comic book ever, about a horrific monster, an evil scientist, and the slaughtering of Nazis!
The Craver story begins toward the end of WWII, in one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps. A little boy, one among many, is taken into Dr. Hans Schmidt's laboratory to be tortured and experimented on as part of the Nazis' search for a new breed of human, a new breed of warrior. Dr. Hans Schmidt is the top scientist for the Nazi party and is in charge of leading the project. Through vigorous trials and errors, the project is a success and The Craver is born. As the scientists are evaluating The Craver, bombs are dropped from U.S. Army planes onto the laboratory. During the chaos, The Craver, along with Dr. Hans Schmidt escape and go their separate ways. Our journey begins...
Follow this horrific and suspenseful tale of The Craver. Learn about the secret society of post war Nazi slayers: The Sons of Aaron. Uncover the truth of The Craver's only living relative, and pray that The Craver isn't coming for you! WWII may have ended but Dr. Hans Schmidt's plans are just getting started.
The story of The Craver was born in the mind of actor, comics enthusiast, and monster fanatic, Blake Clark. He owes the inspiration for this comic book and film to his dreams and to the Universal Monsters. Blake's heart's desire is to make a new monster for this generation in tribute to the Universal Monsters, to share how they captivated his imagination and illustrated the struggles between good and evil.
The Craver is a brave new look at history, monsters, good vs. evil and how comic books are used to present untold horror stories. The Craver is intended to be a film trilogy, with its origins deeply rooted in comic book culture.
In order to see our dream realized, we need your help!
We have an amazingly talented team lined up for the comic book, including Writer: Erik Warfield; Artist: Steven E. Gordon; Co Creator: Anthony Lipe-Ladenheim; and Creator: Blake Clark. Producer: Caleb Pearson. And yes, you heard right! Doug Jones has signed on to play The Craver in the film trilogy.They are waiting for you, the fans, to make this comic book a reality. So, please join us in bringing The Craver to life and stay tuned for our updates from story plots to conceptual art.
A little bit about our team:
Artist Steven E. Gordon: I know... you wish you had an uber cool signature like Steven, but we are only human unfortunately. He is an Annie Awards nominee, director, story board artist, character designer, illustrator, animator, most well known for his work as Character Designer on X-Men: Evolution and The Swan Princess. Steven is a top veteran in the industry and The Craver team is very honored to have him on board. Steven's resume is extensive but to just name a few credits: He has done storyboard art for such films as Terminator: Salvation, Shrek 2, and Over the Hedge. He has been a director on X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and is currently a director on the NickToons show, NFL Rush Zone: Rise of The Guardians, as well as working on graphic novels for Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse Comics. Visit Steven's blog to find out everything that he is up to! http://stevenegordon.blogspot.com/
Writer Erik Warfield: Yes he is quite calm, but even a green certain someone knows not to make him angry. Erik writes the following comic book series: All Crime Comics and Five Color Comics. He also runs The House of Secrets comic book and toy store located in Burbank, California. Erik is known for his knowledge of comics as well as for carrying a variety of comics, which brings Hollywood's top heavyweights to shop there too!
Creator Blake Clark: Not just the father of The Craver, but Blake is a well known commercial actor residing in Los Angeles and is an ultra mega fan of the Universal Monsters as well as comic books! Blake's vivid imagination has brought The Craver and this team together! Be careful when discussing The Wolfman, King Kong, and Spider-Man around him. ;-)
Co Creator Anthony Lipe-Ladenheim: Not only known for having the most spell checked last name in the world, but is a commercial actor as well. He met Blake through mutual friends in the commercial acting world and they hit it off with their love for movies and monsters! Anthony has helped develop the story with Blake. If you live in Los Angeles, then you probably have seen him on a tennis court somewhere. He's good!
Producer Caleb Pearson: Known for growing an epic beard on special occasions, Caleb has been friends with Blake and Anthony for years. Caleb is a producer in the film/tv industry and is vital to the creation of the comic book. He directed the Kickstarter video and budgeted the comic book.
Where is the money going???
- The $9,500 goal is for the completion of a 36 page comic book.
- $5,400 - Artwork (Steven E. Gordon)
- $1,100 - Writing the comic book (Erik Warfield)
- $1,000-$1,800 - lettering and coloring ($30-$50 per page)
- $1,200 - Printing copies for Kickstarter supporters as well as sample copies for meetings with publishers and film studios.
- Any amount past our goal will go towards printing more copies for Kickstarter supporters and will go towards advertising the comic.
Thank you for being a part of bringing The Craver to life! Please like us on Facebook as well: www.facebook.com/TheCraver
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge will be our time frame of delivering completed books by August 2013. We have an extremely talented and sought after artist, Steven Gordon, who will be busy directing his television show along with his other comic book and storyboard projects this fall. By delivering the book in August, we will have the complete and uncompromised focus of our entire creative team which will result in the highest quality, first edition possible.
Despite the time frame challenge we are really excited about meeting our August deadline because we are eager to schedule meetings with publishers and film studios who expressed interest in hearing more about the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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