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The Dead Roots Comic Anthology

A project in Bournemouth, United Kingdom by Mike Garley
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Help us to print our four-part (180+ finished page) shared-world zombie comic anthology, featuring top talent from TV, film and comics!
Backers: 339
Average Pledge Per Backer: £33

Funded: £11,030 of £6,000
Dates: Sep 30th -> Oct 31st (32 days)
Project By: Mike Garley
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Latest News

YOU ARE ALL HEROES!

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! You guys are amazing, and because there’s so many of you lovely, generous people, we’re going to be able to add in loads of additional content! Expect more details in the coming days! Seriously though, you guys!  (Read More)

7 Hours Left...

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your support we'll now have an additional three-page comic written by Kevin Lehane! Our next stretch goal is at £12,000 and is three additional one-page (non-continuity) stories by Starburst comic writer and Times Literary Supplement... (Read More)

Day 31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN - Final hours!

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Halloween! To celebrate our final day (and your last chance to own our zombie filled anthology) we’ve a little treat for you! Many Happy Returns is just one of the awesome comics you can expect to read in Dead Roots, it was illustrated by... (Read More)

Day 30 - The Final 24 Hours

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it guys! Time to check your pledges and hassle your friends and loved ones as we go into our final 24 hours! Today’s cover artwork was from Death Knocks, which is from 2000AD ‘Droids’ Gordon Rennie and Lee Carter, and Mike Stock (who... (Read More)

Day 29 - The Final 72 Hours!

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re sneaking towards the impressive 10k mark, which will bring an additional six-page story by the mighty David Bishop! This delightful piece of artwork is by Sarah Gordon and is from her story Consumed, which was written by Jason Arnopp, and... (Read More)

Day 28

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it, guys!  That exciting day you’ve all been waiting for - The day that we begin counting down the days till you stop receiving a daily update every day. Happy days!  We now have less than three days left to nail as many stretch goals as... (Read More)

Day 27

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Day 27’s cover artwork is from The Job and shows what happens when zombies get in the way of a good, old-fashioned bank job. The Job was written by Mark Cowling, illustrated by Gary Crutchley, and coloured by Nathan Ashworth. Dead Roots gets some... (Read More)

Day 26

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi.  Ever wondered how an Undertaker would react to Zombies? You can find out in Boxes, which is where today’s cover artwork is from. Boxes was written by Sam Read, illustrated by Leonie O-Moore, and lettered by Mike Stock.  Right! I think it’s... (Read More)

Day 25

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Morning/evening/afternoon! Today’s evocative cover artwork is from Black White and Red (All Over), which was written by Corey Brotherson, illustrated by Andy W Clift, and lettered by Mike Stock. We’re now just days away from the end of our... (Read More)

Day 24

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Day 24’s fantastic cover artwork is from A Mother’s Love, which was written by Ailsa Scott, illustrated by Patrick Walsh, coloured by Nathan Ashworth, and lettered by Mike Stock.  As a treat here’s the first few pages from The Carers, which... (Read More)

Day 23

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached The Contextualization of the Dead stretch goal, which means that the hardcover edition of Dead Roots will now include a four-page exploratory essay of zombies, by horror aficionado Dr Shaun Kimber!... (Read More)

Day 22

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi,  Day 22’s cover artwork was illustrated by Wynn Ryder, and was coloured by Andy Richmond.  With a little over a week of the Dead Roots Kickstarter left, we’ve created a nice little chart to help you see what stretch goals we’ve reached... (Read More)

Day 21

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again! Dead Roots picks up some more coverage from our friends at Geek Native - who also have the ENTIRE Head of State comic, which you can read in full on their website here. Today's cover artwork is from Repeat Business, written by Doiminic... (Read More)

Day 20

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello you! Today’s cover artwork is from Game On, which was written by Daniel Clifford, Illustrated by Joe Ward, coloured by Nathan Ashworth, and lettered by Mike Stock. Pretty neat, huh? In honour of me just spending two-days with the rest of the... (Read More)

Day 19

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! The cover artwork from day 19 was from a one-page story called The Easy Way Out, which was written by Paul Kane, illustrated by Jack Tempest, and coloured by Nathan Ashworth. Thanks to all your amazing support we’re not far from our next... (Read More)

Day 18

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, Today’s cover artwork is from the atmospheric, The Problem With Longing, written by Kimberley Newey, art by R.H.Stewart and lettered by Mike Stock. This weekend is The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendall and I’ll be there with... (Read More)

Day 17

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Yet another amazing style is on display in today’s cover artwork, The Garage, by Andrew Ellard, George Zapata and Mike Stock.  New stretch goal!  I’m absolutely delighted to announce a new stretch goal at the £8,500 mark – A four-page... (Read More)

Day 16

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi guys! Just a quick update today: So far, thanks to all your pledges, Dead Roots will now have an extra six-page story, two extra full-page pin-ups, foil embossing for the hardcover, and for those pledging over £50, it’ll include a minimum of... (Read More)

Day 15

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! The above cover artwork was by Conor Boyle from his and Tim Clague’s story, Monster, in which they take a more scientific look at the zombie outbreak.  Thanks to all your support, we’ve reached ANOTHER stretch goal and will now have a... (Read More)

Day 14

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s traffic-halting, cover artwork was from Jack Tempest and Jody Houser’s, Noteworthy Congratulations guys! Thanks to all your pledges Dead Roots will now be six-pages longer and featuring the one and only Adam Christopher! And as promised... (Read More)

Day 13

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s cover artwork is by the extremely talented Sally Jane Thompson, from her story Wheels, which was written by Red Dwarf’s Paul Alexander, and lettered by the omnislashable Mike Stock. Sally also sketched this wicked zombie for us. Can you... (Read More)

Day 12

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy World Zombie Day, no, seriously, I’m not making that up. It really is World Zombie Day.  Todays cover artwork is by Rebecca Morse and you can read the story it appears in on update #11  I was interviewed by the lovely people at A Place to... (Read More)

Day 11

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Morning/afternoon/evening  Above are two panels from Blame, written by Lizzie Boyle, illustrated by Nathan Ashworth, and lettered by Mike Stock. And as a treat, below are the first ever pages from Dead Roots! I wrote this two-page story to convey... (Read More)

Day 10

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve done it! You guys are amazing! Thanks you for all your support.  Time to celebrate... Celebrations are over! Our first stretch goal is at £6,250 so tell your friends about Dead Roots so we can all get some foil embossing on this beast!* ... (Read More)

Day 9

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s explosive cover artwork is from Duty Bound, which was written by Chris Rowson, illustrated by Joe Ward, inked by Tom Parrish, coloured by Nathan Ashworth, and lettered by Mike Stock. This is a new pledge special. These pledges are designed... (Read More)

Day 8

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi guys! I’m hoping that we’re going to reach the £5,000 mark by the end of the day – thank you so much for all your support in getting us to that point! With our target well and truly in site, we’ve started to think about all the extras... (Read More)

Day 7

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello you. We’re now sitting pretty on 72% - that is massive! I’m hoping that soon we’ll reach the magical 100% with plenty of time left over to see how many amazing stretch goals we can reach.  Our first stretch goal is at £7000 and with... (Read More)

Day 6

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Two more targets reached today, we now have over 100 backers, and we’ve passed the £4000 mark! We’ve also got a mention from the mighty Sci-Fi London – how cool is that?! As we creep towards our target we’re going to start doing spotlights... (Read More)

Day 5

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s gore-tastic cover artwork was from The Carers, which was written by William Salmon, with art by Rachael Stott, colours by Nathan Ashworth, and letters by Mike Stock. Another great day for the Dead Roots Kickstarter - we’re one step... (Read More)

Day 4

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Not only have we hit the £3000 mark, but we’ve also gone and got ourselves a mention on the mighty Down the Tubes (click here if you don’t believe me)!  A few of our collaborators have blogged about their stories/experiences writing for Dead... (Read More)

Day 3

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We’re nearly half way – just a few more pledges and we would have reached another milestone! Thank you so much for your pledges and all your support!  Thanks to Paul Birch at Speech Balloons for featuring Dead Roots here. And to the Comic... (Read More)

Day two

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve beaten the £1000 mark! Thanks to everyone who has been tweeting, blogging, Facebooking, and doing all sorts of other equally ludicrously bizarre sounding, things to help us reach our target! The incredible Rebecca Morse has blogged about... (Read More)

Day one

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much to everyone who has already backed Dead Roots to help us reach an incredible 14% of our target within the first 24 hours! On top of that we were featured on various cool websites: ‘Here’s a well-timed Kickstarter. Zombie action... (Read More)

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