Hockeypocalypse: Slashers

by Jeff Martin and Lukasz Kowalczuk

The Mighty Ducks meets Goosebumps, with a dash of Mad Max, in all-ages post-apocalyptic hockey horror!

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116-page, DRM-free PDFs (standard and high-resolution).

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DRM-free PDF copies of Hockeypocalypse books The Battle of Alberta; Line Change; Oh, Deer!; Cult of Hockey; Slashers (standard and high-resolution).

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116 page, black and white softcover trade paperback signed by Jeff Martin. Includes digital editions.

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116 page, black and white hardcover graphic novel signed by Jeff Martin. Includes digital editions.

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All 5 Hockeypocalypse books in softcover, black and white trade paperback. Includes digital editions.

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Jeff Martin Library

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Get one of every book I've ever done that's still available in print! Includes:
- All 5 Hockeypocalypse books in softcover
- Redcoats-ish & Redcoats-ish 2 (softcover, black and white)
- GWAR: The Enormogantic Fail (softcover, colour)
- Hell, Inc. Volumes 1 & 2 (softcover, colour)
- Wrestlemon (softcover, black and white)
- KAYFABE: A Wrestling Anthology (softcover, colour)
- Show Me History: Anne Frank, Witness to History (hardcover, colour)

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Sketch in your Book!

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An ink sketch added to the title page of your physical book by author Jeff Martin. Approx. size 3" square.

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Join the Team - A Portrait if YOU as a Hockey Mutant

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A 6x9" ink and marker drawing of you as a mutant hockey player! You will be contacted for further details.

Story

 

In post-apocalyptic Canada, guns don't kill people - slapshots do. For the mutated tribes trying to survive nuclear winter - which is like normal Canadian winter, just more radioactive - hockey serves as a form of ritual warfare in which communities gamble their resources on the abilities of their squad to score goals and bust heads on the ice. Stretch, the Edmonton Atomics' goalie, is living his best life - everything is hockey! He's living his dream, but where did his enthusiasm for it go? When did it start to feel so ordinary? Stretch doesn't have long to ponder these questions, because if he can't focus on stopping pucks, the people of Edmonton are going to be the next victims of the Cold Lake SLASHERS!

 

Hockeypocalypse: Slashers is a standalone horror graphic novel by Jeff Martin, with collaboration from Lukasz Kowalczuk. It is a 116-page black and white graphic novel available in both trade paperback and hardcover, and is the most action-packed, beautifully rendered, bonkers book I’ve ever made. With your help, we can also make it the most-read book I’ve ever made. 

 

For fans of: 

• Hockey stories like Check, Please!, Slap Shot, Planet Hockey

• Horror Comedies like Army of Darkness, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

 

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Bios


Jeff Martin is an award-winning cartoonist from Edmonton, Alberta, and is definitely not a robot. He has written and drawn graphic novels for clients including Simon & Schuster, Games Workshop, HeavyMetal.com, heavy metal icons GWAR, and Renegade Arts Entertainment. His works also include the Hockeypocalyspe series of graphic novels and his webcomic, Hell, Inc. He can usually be found in the section of his living room that he refers to as his “comics bunker,” which doesn't make him sound like a madman at all.

 


Lukasz Kowalczuk was born in 1983 in northern Poland. He's one of the most active Polish comics creators, and writes, draws, publishes, and does workshops. He has published tens of titles in Poland, the United States, Canada, France and Germany, and has a studio in Stacja Kultura, where he also organises Rumia Comic Con. He calls his stuff stupid comics for smart people - underground pulp stories about wrestlers, ninjas, bikers, mutants, conspiracies etc. Recently he does a lot of illustrations for table top role playing and battle games. See more of Lukasz' work at lukaszkowalczuk.com.

 

Stretch Goals

$3000 - Paper upgrade 1 - Thicker, more robust paper.


$5000 - Paper upgrade 2 - Smoother, thicker paper with richer black printing.

Timeline

The entire book is done and print proofs have been approved. When the campaign ends and money is transferred, production and shipping of the books to me will take about 3 months. Once I have the books, the process of signing, sketching, and mailing to supporters will take about two weeks. Supporters can expect to have their books 3-4 months after the campaign ends (for North American supporters) or 5 months for supporters overseas. 

 

There is no risk of the project not being completed. The only potential for risks at this point are delays involved in the shipping process. While unlikely, should such delays be encountered, they will be communicated to supporters as soon as they are known to the creators.

 

*Special note: Shipping will be out of Canada, so if you're in the U.S. you'll notice shipping rates are a little higher than usual. We've counter-acted this by offering the rewards at the lowest pricing possible -- so the combined fee should still be in a range you're used to paying for crowdfunded comics.

updates

1 month ago

Shipping Books!

Jeff

Hello, Slashers supporters, and happy hockey season to you!

Some of you have gotten your books already, which is awesome! I've been shipping the books in waves, with the first two shipped out and two more to go. Everything else should be in the mail within 10 days or so. If you're outside of Canada, you should be getting (or have already gotten) an email with a tracking number once your package goes out. If you have any questions, get in touch via email!

If you're looking for something to read in the meantime, check out my weekly webcomic Hell, Inc. It's a workplace comedy about demons working in the office that runs Hell. There are nearly 250 strips posted, with new ones every Monday.

- Jeff

4 months ago

Welcome!

Jeff

Hey there comics-enjoyers!

 

Thanks to all of you, Hockeypocalypse: Slashers is a bit over halfway funded a bit less than halfway through the campaign! Crowdfunding campaigns are always a bit stressful (to put it mildly), but I have a lot of faith in this book and I'm proud of the work me and Lukasz have put into it. Speaking of books...check out the print proofs for the hardcover and softcover versions of the book!

 

 

 

 

I've already had a chance to look through both of these and I've very happy with what the printer sent us. Consider this your confirmation that the book is finished and the presses are ready to be fired up (do you fire up presses? Unsure) as soon as this campaign funds.

 

And that's where you all come in again. Remember: the campaign will only go forwards and you will only get your books if it funds! To help make sure that happens, I am asking you, dear reader, to do me a favour—I need you to tell people about this book! Friends, family, Twitter followers, that cute barista with the eyebrow piercing you've been looking for an excuse to make small talk with, whoever you think might be into this weird sports/horror/comedy comic. As an independent comics creator, word of mouth is the most powerful promotional tool I have available, so you have my thanks in advance for helping me out here.

 

Anyway, we're looking forward to getting this book into your hands (and I'm really looking forward to doing some hockey mutant commissions). Catch you later!

 

- Jeff Martin (cartoonist, writer, probably not a robot)

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