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!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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