Blake Northcott’s “Everglade Angels” graphic novel brings murder mystery to the swamps
Over the weekend, comic book writer Blake Northcott launched a crowdfunding campaign for Everglade Angels, a new 48-page graphic novel for mature audiences only. Written by Scott Lobdell and featuring artwork by Roc Upchurch, Everglade Angels is a “survival horror” tale surrounding a murder mystery in the Florida Everglades.
Here’s a summary of the Everglade Angels taken from the Kickstarter campaign page:
A wrong turn down a dead end road.
A car that won’t start.
An unspeakable evil emerges from the darkness.
No phones. No weapons. No escape.
Think you’ve seen this all before?
When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they’ll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways.
When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage – but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back.
And while the girls might not have home field advantage, they have a game-changing surprise of their own.
Backers can get a signed copy of Everglade Angels for $25. For those with more money to spend, there are other bonuses to pick up, including extra copies of the book, a t-shirt, and original artwork. Not keen on using Kickstarter as a crowdfunding platform? Everglade Angels creator Blake Northcott has indicated that she may run a follow-up campaign on Indiegogo if the Kickstarter campaign is successful, which is what she did for her novel The North Valley Grimoire.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Everglade Angels Kickstarter page here.
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