Published on February 10th, 2016 | by Kevin Given

Given To Me: Kickstarter Campaign

giventome24012016_2This week I’d like to discuss my Kickstarter campaign. I am adapting my novel Foul Blood into comic book format and I need to finish paying the artists. Where Last Rites reads like an epic adventure taking our heroes to exotic locales such as Cairo Egypt and Calcutta India, Foul Blood reads like an old noir novel along the lines of Daschle Hammet, Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane and takes place solely in Boston.

It is a prequel to Last Rites and tells the origin story of Karl Vincent and his first encounter with a vampire. Dead bodies are showing up behind the night club “First Impressions” decapitated and drained of blood. Is there a vampire loose in Boston? David Reynolds, a serial killer that Karl arrested years ago has escaped. Is he behind the murders? The second victim was Paul “Sweetheart” Sachitella, a mobster with ties to club owner Leo “The Freezer” Kowalski is Leo involved?

I based David Reynolds loosely on the real serial killer Danny Rolling and Leo “The Freezer” Kowalski was inspired by Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski. I got the idea to use the cross dressing club “First Impressions” from the Rocky Horror Picture show and used Jacques Cabaret (with their consent) as a model for the club.

Here is the link to the Kickstarter campaign and the pages I have done so far (some incomplete) check out the campaign, if you like what you see then please contribute and share it in social media. Thank you comic book fans!

For your viewing pleasure:

The completed pages far 001 The Cover__ 002. Prologue__003 Splash page__004 Finding the body__005 Curiouser and curiouser__006 First Impressions__007 Entering the club__008 Meeting Leo__009 Meeting the “Ladies”__010 Interrogation__011 Meet Betty Ford__012 Telling the wife.

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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