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A 96-page horror graphic novel scheduled for an October 2018 release for only $10!
A 96-page horror graphic novel scheduled for an October 2018 release for only $10!
348 backers pledged $7,198 to help bring this project to life.

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CROAK

Aubrey, Nick, and Tim are three friends on a casual camping trip. As they trek deeper into the woods, their fun weekend turns awry after being forced to set up camp. Lost, afraid, and alone, their worst nightmares come to life and the trio learn the unnatural will always for one's need for survival. 

Croak is a three-issue horror miniseries written by Cody Sousa (Sonitus, CORPUS Anthology), drawn by Francesco Iaquinta (Rumble Kid), colored by Chris O’Halloran (Ice Cream Man, Lockjaw), lettered by Dezi Sienty (New 52’s Batman, Justice League), that is now being transformed into a 96-page graphic novel. 

The concept originated from Cody's distaste with most horror films released at this time. Every film seemed like it would recycle the same tropes without much a difference. The endings were predictable, and so he sought out to create a story that would pay tribute to the genre while also indulging in the tropes in a way that would offer something new to the audience. Originally the story was written as a short film, but after some misfortunes with production and Cody's desire to dive deeper into the story, he paired up with talented creators, thus the miniseries Croak was created!

Published digitally by Alterna Comics in 2016 where it won the Ghastly Award for Best Limited Series, Croak was later printed physically on newsprint in 2017. Now in 2018, Croak is being turned into a graphic novel, featuring updated text/letters, with brand new pages, and zero issue breaks to create one flowing story. 

Official Croak graphic novel cover drawn by Adam Gorham and colored by Mike Spicer
Official Croak graphic novel cover drawn by Adam Gorham and colored by Mike Spicer

The graphic novel edition features a brand new cover drawn by Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls, The Violent) and colored by Mike Spicer (Extremity, Shirtless Bear Fighter) to give this edition an entirely new feel!

CLICK FOR A PREVIEW OF CROAK!
CLICK FOR A PREVIEW OF CROAK!

In addition to some behind-the-scene material, there will be a pinup gallery featuring artists Philip Sevy (Tomb Radier, The House), Emily Pearson (The Wilds, Cult Classic: Zero Short), Marco RoblinElena Ominetti (Puck), Chris Shehan (Deadbeat, Prometheus), Max Gagnon, Robert Geronimo (Blood Realm), and Francesco Iaquinta.  

REWARDS 

  • Two separate print sets (a pinup and cover print set)!
  • Every edition of Croak (physical and digital)!
  • All three issues of Sonitus (in comic shops today) printed on classic newsprint. Sonitus has a story by Cody Sousa and Dan Sheppard, art by Cecilia Lo Valvo (2018 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner), colors by Dee Cunniffe (Her Infernal Descent, Redneck), and letters by Dezi Sienty. All single issues will be signed by Dan Sheppard and Cody Sousa! 
  • A landscape pinup print drawn by Marco Roblin!
  • Commissions by Croak artist Francesco Iaquinta!
  • Having your likeness drawn in a future project written by Cody Sousa! 
  • Original Croak interior pages drawn by Francesco Iaquinta!
  • Original cover of the Croak graphic novel drawn by Adam Gorham! 
Pinup print set drawn by Max Gagnon, Philip Sevy, and Robert Geronimo respectively
Pinup print set drawn by Max Gagnon, Philip Sevy, and Robert Geronimo respectively
Croak #1-3 covers print set drawn by Francesco Iaquinta and colored by Chris O'Halloran
Croak #1-3 covers print set drawn by Francesco Iaquinta and colored by Chris O'Halloran
All three issues of Sonitus exclusive to the $50 tier
All three issues of Sonitus exclusive to the $50 tier
Croak pinup print drawn by Marco Roblin exclusive to the $50 tier
Croak pinup print drawn by Marco Roblin exclusive to the $50 tier
Art/Commissions by Francesco Iaquinta
Art/Commissions by Francesco Iaquinta
Inked Croak page drawn by Francesco Iaquinta available as a reward along with any other page from the series!
Inked Croak page drawn by Francesco Iaquinta available as a reward along with any other page from the series!
Inked Croak graphic novel cover by Adam Gorham available as a reward!
Inked Croak graphic novel cover by Adam Gorham available as a reward!


- Every backer receives all three digital issues of Croak when pledging $3+
- Every backer receives the digital edition of the Croak graphic novel when pledging $7+

STRETCH GOALS

  • $6,000 - NEW CROAK STORY!

If we raise $6,000 then I'll be writing a brand new 12-page Croak story titled A Bee and It's Sting to be drawn by Chris Shehan, colored by Dee Cunniffe, and letterered by Dezi Sienty. Anyone who pledged $7+ will automatically receive this story upon its completion!

  • $7,000 - CROAK PINUP PRINT BY CHRIS SHEHAN!

If we raise $7,000 then everyone who pledged $25+ (or selected either pinup print set) will receive a print of the Croak pinup piece designed by Chris Shehan! 

  • $10,000 - SONITUS GRAPHIC NOVEL!

If we raise $10,000 then the Sonitus graphic novel will be funded! This edition will be over 80 pages in length and released in 2019. The graphic novel will feature a pinup gallery, a new cover drawn by Cecilia Lo Valvo, and other bonus content! Those who pledged $15+ will receive the digital edition of the Sonitus graphic novel. Anyone who pledged $20+ will receive the physical edition of the Sonitus graphic novel! 

Croak pinup piece by Chris Shehan available as a print if 7k stretch goal is reached!
Croak pinup piece by Chris Shehan available as a print if 7k stretch goal is reached!

All the funds raised for this campaign will go to the shipping and printing of the Croak graphic novel scheduled to be released in October 2018, and the Kickstarter fee.

Risks and challenges

The entirety of Croak has been completed with single issues available on Comixology and local comic book shops. The goal of this project is to fund the graphic novel edition in order for it to be released by October 2018.

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    Croak #1

    Pledge $1 and receive the first issue of Croak!

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    Digital Issues

    Receive Croak #1-3 for only $3!

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    Physicial Issues

    All 3 issues of Croak printed on classic newsprint!

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    Digital Graphic Novel

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    Physical Graphic Novel

    Receive the physical edition of the Croak graphic novel signed by writer Cody Sousa!

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    Every Edition of Croak

    Both version are Croak may be similar, but they're far from the same. Receive Croak #1-3 and the Croak graphic novel! Each signed by Cody Sousa!

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    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
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    Retailer Incentive (3 Copies)

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    Three copies of the graphic novel edition signed by Cody Sousa for resale!

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    Graphic Novel and Pinup Print Set

    Receive the Croak graphic novel along with the pinup print set with THREE prints drawn by Philip Sevy, Robert Geronimo, and Max Gagnon!

    Includes:
    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
    • Croak Pinup Print Set
    • All 3 Digital Issues Of Croak
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    Croak Graphic Novel and Cover Print Set

    Receive the Croak graphic novel along with Croak cover print set with THREE prints drawn by Francesco Iaquinta and colored by Chris O'Halloran!

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    • Croak Cover Print Set
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    All of Croak!

    Get all three issues of Croak on newsprint, the Croak graphic novel, and both print sets! Each issue is signed as well as the graphic novel!

    Includes:
    • All 3 Physical Issues Of Croak Signed By Cody Sousa
    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
    • Croak Pinup Print Set
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    Retailer Incentive (5 Copies)

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    Five copies of the graphic novel edition signed by Cody Sousa for resale!

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    Everything Croak (Plus Sonitus)!

    Is Croak not enough?

    Not only will you receive the three issues of Croak on newsprint, the Croak graphic novel, and both print sets, but you'll also receive a pinup print exclusive to this tier drawn by Marco Roblin!

    To sweeten the deal even more, you'll be getting all three issue of Sonitus signed by cowriters Cody Sousa and Dan Sheppard!

    Includes:
    • All 3 Physical Issues Of Croak Signed By Cody Sousa
    • All 3 Issues Of Sonitus Signed by Cody Sousa & Dan Sheppard
    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
    • Croak Pinup Print Set
    • Croak Cover Print Set
    • Marco Roblin Pinup Print
    • All 3 Digital Issues Of Croak
    • Digital Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel
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    Retailer Incentive (10 Copies)

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    Marco Roblin Sketch

    Marco Roblin will sketch any character you want! You'll also receive a digital edition of the Croak graphic novel!

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    Be Drawn Into a Comic!

    Ever wanted to have your likeness be featured in a comic? Choose this tier and your likeness will be used in a future comic written by Cody Sousa!

    You also get a signed copy of the Croak graphic novel too!

    Includes:
    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
    • Your Likeness Drawn As A Character Into A Future Comic
    • All 3 Digital Issues Of Croak
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    Francesco Iaquinta Commission

    Limited to only 5 backers!

    You'll receive a digital commission by Francesco Iaquinta as well as a signed copy of the Croak graphic novel!

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    Croak Original Page

    Want to get your hands on an original page from Croak?

    Receive not only the Croak graphic novel, but also an original page that was drawn by Francesco Iaquinta from the series!

    NOTE: If you'd like more than one then let me know! The pledge amount also includes the shipping cost!

    Includes:
    • An Original Page From Croak Drawn By Francesco Iaquinta
    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
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    Croak Cover

    Adam Gorham provided a stunning cover of Croak and now it can be yours along with a copy of the Croak graphic novel!

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    • Physical Edition Of The Croak Graphic Novel Signed By Cody Sousa
    • All 3 Digital Issues Of Croak
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