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WHORE OF BABYLON | A Horror/Grindhouse Graphic Novel

Created by Joseph Schmalke

WHORE OF BABYLON | A Horror/Grindhouse Graphic Novel
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205 backers pledged $11,053.00 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$11,053.00 / 205 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$115.00 / 196 backers
Estimated Shipping Date: December 2017

Graphic Novels

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Whore of Babylon Graphic Novel (glow-in-the-dark cover)
Cherry Blackbird sold her soul for fame. In one year's time, the Devil will collect his due. But... more »
$25.00
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Whore of Babylon Graphic Novel - Variant Cover
Enjoy the same grindhouse content with a variant cover done by comics' top talents!
$35.00
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Infernal Pact Graphic Novel
What happens when three junkies make a deal with the Devil? Sex, drugs and damnation! (not necess... more »
$20.00

Prints

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Horror Icons Print Set
4 prints of the Horror Icons: Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers and Pinhead.
$30.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Dylan Andrews
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Todd Beistel
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Ben Bishop
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Mitch Bushnoe
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Cesar Feliciano
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Mortimer Glum
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Paul Gori
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Christopher C. MacMillan
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Sal Otero
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Peeter Parkker
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Joseph Schmalke (A)
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Joseph Schmalke (B)
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - David Snider
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Bob Tkacik
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - Rich Woodall
$10.00
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Whore of Babylon Print - J.K. Woodward
$10.00

Learn About Our Project:

Pin up by Paul Gori
Pin up by Paul Gori

 

 

Story Premise

Rockstar Cherry Blackbird sold her soul for fame. Now at the age of 26, time is running short. The day she turns 27, she'll be dragged to Hell. But Cherry is not one to go quietly...

...so, the Devil tasks her with collecting seven demonic souls that have escaped the Abyss. If she can do this before her 27th birthday, she’ll be released from her infernal pact and spared eternal damnation. Heaven help anyone who gets in her way. 

Gear up for a sleazy, filthy ride down a dark road with Cherry and her crew as they carve their way across America in this no-holds-barred epic Grindhouse/Horror story. Filled with nudity, violence, sex, drugs, and profanity, it will have you laughing, feeling disgusted, and leave you begging for more.

Sneak Peek from the Prologue Whore of Babylon #0.
Sneak Peek from the Prologue Whore of Babylon #0.

Want to see more? Click HERE for an 8-page preview! 

Friends In Low Places

Don't worry, Cherry isn't taking on this monumental task alone. She has a few friends to help her along the way.

Concept images for Midnight, Black Hen, and Red.
Concept images for Midnight, Black Hen, and Red.

First, there's Midnight, bass player from the deep south and Cherry's best friend. She will stop at nothing to help Cherry find redemption. 

The Black Hen, a demon from the depths of Hell on a mission to help Cherry find the souls that escaped.

And then there is Red, a drummer and troubled junkie with an upbeat attitude who is the Black Hen's assistant.

Here There Be Demons

Concept sketches for Mr. October and the Burbak.
Concept sketches for Mr. October and the Burbak.

 What's an exploitation story about Hell without some demons? 

There's the Hessian, a Neo-Nazi Warlock with mind control powers. And Mavo, a Draugr from the Viking age who craves revenge using his frozen touch to consume his victims.

But, that's just the beginning for Cherry. Power players like Miss Cocaine, the Burbak and others are awaiting her, hunting her even while she hunts them.

Concept sketches for Miss Cocaine and Mavo.
Concept sketches for Miss Cocaine and Mavo.

The Nitty Gritty

Whore of Babylon will be a 124-page graphic novel consisting of five chapters (of approx. 22-26 pages each) printed in full color. As each chapter is completed, backers will be sent that chapter in PDF format. Once all five chapters are completed, the book will be printed and the completed graphic novel will then be sent to our faithful backers.

This means you get to experience Whore of Babylon twice, with each reading offering something fresh and different. 

Digital comics have been an incredible boon to the industry, but there is something special about holding a book in your hand. You get to see how the pages work with one another. How the panels interplay upon the page. You even get the satisfaction of a good page turn.

You are getting both these experiences for a single backer pledge. You're welcome.

Covering It

You can choose from four variant covers done by some of today's most exciting comic artists or you can choose the regular edition that glows in the dark! That's right, nothing says "Rock & Roll'" like a glow-in-the-dark cover!

actual cover may vary.
actual cover may vary.

The Guest Covers

We wrangled up some killer guest artists for our variant covers— J.K.  Woodward, Rich Woodall, Mortimer Glum, and Ben Bishop. Each has a wickedly different, but undeniably fun interpretation of Whore of Babylon.

We love 'em so much it's hard to pick a favorite. So, we'll leave that up to you.

A) Mortimer Glum B) Rich Woodall C) Ben Bishop D) J.K. Woodward
A) Mortimer Glum B) Rich Woodall C) Ben Bishop D) J.K. Woodward

Handmade Smut: Tijuana Bible, Take Two!

We enjoyed making the first "The Grand Adventures of Duke and Duchess" Tijuana Bible so much, that we are back at it!

"The Grand Adventures of Duke and Duchess: Abominable" is an obscene palm-sized comic that will be featured in the Whore of Babylon graphic novel.

We continue the adventures of Duke and Duchess as they make their way to Tibet in search of the Abominable Snowman! 

Each of these limited-edition books is made by hand (we print them, cut them, and bind them all right here in our home), come to you signed, and are currently only available through this Kickstarter campaign.

Tijuana Bible Cover
Tijuana Bible Cover

 

 Why Kickstarter?

We're coming to Kickstarter in order to raise $10,000, that's the minimum needed for the printing and shipping costs for a run of this graphic novel. This price tag also includes paying for the editing, lettering, variant cover art, and shipping supplies. This campaign will help offset the large print costs associated with producing and shipping.

Any additional funds above our $10,000 goal will go toward making the book and campaign even better for you, the reader.

WoB Page Preview

This is just a little snippet of a preview, but this and the Prologue (along with The Calamitous Black Devils and The Infernal Pact) should give you an idea of just what you are getting yourself into.

Cherry Blackbird meets Mavo. This isn't going to end well.
Cherry Blackbird meets Mavo. This isn't going to end well.

 

Not only are we bringing you stretch goals after we are funded, but we have some really great stuff to give to all of you backers before that even happens. Stay tuned as these goals unlock!

Awesome Extras

We have some other exclusive add-ons for this campaign. Just simply add the dollar amount to your pledge.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for checking us out and gear up for some sex, drugs, and damnation!

*Special thanks to Phil Santoro for making our video!