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Crude Awakening - A Zombie Apocalypse

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Robbie Mack and the creative crew at Vigilante Comix are raising funds for the printing and distribution of the first issue of Crude Awakening, a fun and freaky trilogy of terror. 

This first issue of Crude Awakening is a 20 page full-color comic book of standard size. (6.63" wide by 10.24" tall) It’s a contemporary spin on the zombie genre with action, suspense and violence. Written by Robbie MacK, illustrated by Dario Carrasco and colored by Natalia Nesteranko. The zombies in Crude Awakening were inspired by the horror feature film, Peelers, with permission from the Director, Sevé Schelenz.

The first issue also includes these awesome variant covers by Italian artist, Leo Colapietro.

Custom commissions from Leo of any mainstream character are also available for only $295! Check the Commission Crude pledge package for details. Here are some examples of his previous work.

Bryn Walker, is the unlucky police officer that first discovers one of the Shaman's victims. She is called to investigate a burned-out house, inhabited by a homeless teenage boy and his infected girlfriend.

After narrowly escaping a violent altercation with the zombified teenage girl, Bryn rushes back to her department headquarters to find it has been over-run by zombies. She joins the few remaining survivors, including her partner John Redcrow, as they mount a last-ditch defense of the town against the crazed horde of zombies.  John has a hunch that this outbreak might be more than a freak of nature... it could be a reckoning!

You'll never look at oil the same way again!
You'll never look at oil the same way again!

Click HERE to view a 7-page PDF preview of issue 1.  

While Crude Awakening can be enjoyed as a fun, gore-filled zombie apocalypse, it also tackles some troublesome themes faced by contemporary Canadian society. Such themes include the country's angst towards the production of crude oil and the plight of the First Nations people.

Now that you've read about the story, take a look at these awesome rewards!  We've tried to put together a full spectrum of pledge packages that should cater to everyone's tastes and budgets. In addition to the great sequential page art by Dario and Natalia, I'm really excited to offer the four alternative cover designs by Italian artistic prodigy, Leo Colapietro. These masterpieces are available as pinups in the Digital edition PDF, as pinups or posters in the print packages and as t-shirts too! At this point, we only have plans to do a print run using one of them as a variant cover, but if we hit our stretch goals, we could end up offering them ALL as variant covers!  

Check out the animated GIF below that showcases Leo's ingenious creative process.


Here are the pledge package descriptions. All pledge amounts are in $CAD. Let us know if you have any questions or special requests and we'll try to get back to you right away. 

 Here's a little info about the talented team that's bringing you this tale of terror! 

Here's some feedback from backers of previous Vigilante Comix campaigns.

We really appreciate you helping us raise the funds to bring this project to life! People like you enable us to do what we love, which is creating comics! Here's the budget breakdown for how the funds we raise will be spent. If we exceed this funding goal, we have plans to offer you lots of great stretch goal rewards!


That's all we got for this campaign page. You can check out our web site at www.vigilantecomix.com for more information and don't hesitate to send us a question or post a comment via this Kickstarter page. 

Risks and challenges

The artwork for this comic is almost complete, so there is little risk of not being able to deliver the rewards on time. The funds raised by this campaign will primarily be used for printing and shipping costs. Vigilante Comix has successfully fulfilled five previous comic campaigns on Kickstarter and believes this will be the most successful one yet!

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Digital Crude

    Get the chilling first issue of Crude Awakening, featuring the gritty illustration of Dario Carrasco and the exquisite colors of Natalia Nesterenko. The digital edition PDF also features all four of Leo Colapietro’s amazingly creative variant cover designs.

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    Print Crude

    Get a printed copy of the chilling first issue in vivid color on premium paper stock. Your comic will be protected with cardboard backing in a standard-sized plastic bag and shipped in a sturdy cardboard envelop. This reward also comes with the digital PDF as well.

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    Premium Crude

    Get a printed copy of the chilling first issue in vivid color on premium paper stock, the PDF download, PLUS 4 highly imaginative and vibrantly colored 8.5x11" pinups. Your comic will be protected with a bag & board and will be shipped along with your pinups in a sturdy cardboard envelop.

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    • Printed copy of issue 1
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    Variant Crude

    Get a printed copy of the chilling first issue, one 8x11" color pinup, PLUS another printed copy with a variant cover by the amazingly talented Leo Colapietro! Your comics will be protected with bags & boards and will be shipped along with your pinup in a sturdy cardboard envelop.

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    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • 1 full-color 8.5x11" pinup
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    Early Bird Deluxe

    Get this special discounted, limited quantity reward, including the digital edition, regular & variant print comics, 4 pinups & 12 stickers. All shipped in a sturdy cardboard envelop and only available until Feb 5th!

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
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    T-Shirt Crude

    Get an extra-large black or white t-shirt with your choice of design from Italian artictic sensation, Leo Colapietro. Shipped in a durable cardboard box.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $27

    Deluxe Crude

    Get the regular & variant print copies, digital edition, four 8.5x11" pinups, sheet of twelve 2" round stickers, PLUS 9 exclusive trading cards printed on thick glossy card stock, featuring artwork from Marvel Comics veteran, Dario Carrasco and Itlalian artistic sensation, Leo Colapietro! Packed with care and shipped in a sturdy cardboard envelop.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Poster Crude

    Get all the goodies from the Deluxe Crude package, PLUS an upsize of the 4 pinups to premium printed 11 x 17" posters, all mailed in a durable cardboard tube.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
    • 4 full-color 11x17" posters
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    Early Bird Deluxe-T

    Get this special discounted, limited quantity reward, including all the goodies from the Early Bird Deluxe Crude package, PLUS an extra-large black or white T-Shirt with your choice of design from Italian artictic sensation, Leo Colapietro. Packed with care and shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. Only available until Feb 5th!

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • XL white or black t-shirt with your choice of design
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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About $42

    Deluxe-T Crude

    Get all the goodies from the Deluxe Crude package, PLUS an extra-large black or white T-Shirt with your choice of design from Italian artictic sensation, Leo Colapietro. Packed with care and shipped in a sturdy cardboard box.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
    • XL white or black t-shirt with your choice of design
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    Retailer Crude

    Get 10 copies of the chilling first issue (5 regular & 5 variant), all bagged & boarded and shipped in a sturdy cardboard box.

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    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
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    Trifecta T-Crude

    Get 3 XL black or white T-shirts with your choice of Leo Colapietro's vibrantly imaginative designs, all shipped in a durable box. Specify t-shirt color and design choice(s) when you submit the survey after the campaign is successful.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $76

    Distributor Crude

    Get 20 copies of anything in the Vigilante Comix catalog, all bagged & boarded and shipped in a durable cardboard box. (Enter issue selection when you receive the survey after campaign success.)

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    Custom Crude

    Get all the goodies from the Deluxe-T Crude package, PLUS an original signed black & white sketch by Marvel Comics vet, Dario Carrasco. All packed with care and shipped in a durable cardboard box.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
    • XL white or black t-shirt with your choice of design
    • Custom black & white sketch
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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $152

    Custom Color Crude

    Get all the goodies from the Custom Crude package, PLUS an original signed black & white sketch by Marvel Comics vet, Dario Carrasco AND a premium color print of the same drawing, colored by rising Russian star, Natalia Nesterenko. All packed with care and shipped in a durable cardboard box.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
    • XL white or black t-shirt with your choice of design
    • Custom black & white sketch
    • Custom color print of original sketch
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    Pledge CA$ 295 or more About $224

    Commission Crude

    Get a custom-commissioned masterpiece from Leo Colapietro. You can request any mainstream comic character you want! Your 11x17" masterpiece will be printed on premium stock paper and will be signed by the master himself. This precious print will be rolled with care and shipped in a durable cardboard tube. You will also receive the hi-res digital file. ONLY 5 AVAILABLE!

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $228

    Cameo Crude

    Get all the goodies from the Custom Color Crude package, PLUS a cameo appearance of you as a character in issue 1. Here's a hint… your character will probably get attacked by a zombie! ;-) All packed with care and shipped in a durable cardboard box.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
    • XL white or black t-shirt with your choice of design
    • Custom black & white sketch
    • Custom color print of original sketch
    • Cameo appearance in issue 1
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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $379

    Curator Crude

    Everything in Cameo Crude, plus a custom printed copy of issue 1 with a one-of-a-kind variant cover by Leo Colapietro (Stamped, limited edition and signed by Robbie MacK, Dario Carrasco and Leo Colapietro. All packed with care and shipped in a durable cardboard box.

    Includes:
    • PDF download of Issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1
    • Printed copy of issue 1 with variant cover
    • 4 full-color 8.5x11" pinups
    • Sheet of 12 color 2" round stickers
    • 9 glossy 2.5x3.5" trading cards
    • XL white or black t-shirt with your choice of design
    • Custom black & white sketch
    • Custom color print of original sketch
    • Cameo appearance in issue 1
    • Custom printed copy of issue 1 with a one-of-a-kind variant cover
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