Freaktown comics have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest works SLASHERMANIA. An original graphic novel in the tradition of films such as Scream, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, The Final Girls and Cabin in the Woods.
1983. Troubled teens from New York and Los Angeles are taken to a summer camp facility to be trained as counsellors and mix safely with other people their own age.
Little do they know they are being watched by an audience hungry for sex & violence.
They are the designated victims for a bizarre contest of murder and mayhem – with masked maniacs from across the USA, Canada, Italy & the UK competing in various categories:
Best Male Solo Death, Best Female Solo Death, Coitus Interruptus, Sin Punishment, Most Creative Kill, Biggest Multiple Death, and the coveted Slasher of the Year award!
Functioning both as a tribute to, and an examination of, the eighties slasher movie phenomenon, it’s mostly played straight but with an undercurrent of post-modern self-awareness and some appropriately inappropriate laughs along the way - carefully designed not to undercut the scares.
Inks by Ron Joseph, Jake Isenberg and CJ Camba. Colours by Harry Saxon. Letters by Sergio Calvet. It should appeal to readers of titles such as Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash, Williamson/Henderson’s Nailbiter and Alex de Campi’s Grindhouse miniseries.
If you want to get involved and help support indie comics, and for a list of the various benefits available for the various levels of investments, visit the Kickstarter Campaign Page