Montreal, seven years after a zombie infestation. Bike-forged weapons and roof-bound communities have kept people safe. But for how long?
Z'lsle is a zombie apocalypse comic
book series that will be told in 3 volumes by illustrated by Lateef
Martin and co-written by Lateef Martin and Isabelle Duguay. This campaign will fund the first volume composed of 6 issues.
The original concept was created by Lateef and illustrator Dan Buller who felt they had something to add to the genre. Where The Walking Dead continues after the credits of your average zombie film, Z'Isle asks: what would life be like seven years later?
Upcycling. The key to survival.
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Wha--Really? Another Zombie Story? What's Different about Z'Isle?
Most zombie stories are about people trying to escape the problem. In Z'Isle, the people of Montreal have decided to live with it. As a result new systems have been put in place. Bike paths shelled in the carcasses of city buses stretch for miles. Maniacal Larpers have become hired swords. Zip lines and quick bridges create roofways between buildings. The Framework is place. But you fellow Z'Islanders, have the opportunity to help fill it out! YOU are a crucial part of what makes
Z'Isle come alive!
Franco Proietti, the first contributor of our campaign. Yes, you can look as cool as that.
Along with a descriptive paragraph of your character (and yes, you can be a member of the undead!) such as an origin story, or a recounting of your personal story through a main character in Z'Isle
-a brief appearance
-a reoccurring role throughout the first 6 issues
-a main role, a pivotal character in the world of Z'Isle!
Join us and explore how Montrealers have learned to live with the problem and build towards a new future.
Remember: keep to the roofs
Matteo, one of the characters you may cross paths with in Z'Isle
What We Need & What You Get
We require $6000 (CAD) to create the first 6 issues that compose Volume 1 of a 3 Volume trilogy! (that's 18 issues for the Count Draculas out there)
The lionshare will go to Lateef Martin to write and draw all six issues of Z'Isle over the span of a year with an issue coming out every two months. It will also cover the cost of some of the the brain-exploding rewards coming your way including:
- Prints of the first 6 issues of Z'isle
- Buttons, stickers, fridge magnets and posters
- Replicas of bike-forged weapons from the world of Z'Isle such as the gear axe and gear mace
- 4x4 acrylic paintings of a scene from Z'Isle
- 'Survival' gear from Xtreme Paraphilia
- A Z'Isle-themed longboard by Revolutionary Longboards
*shipping not included
Z'Isle will be available in French and English. Just ask.
But Wait! That's Not All!
The holidays are fast approaching. But why run around looking for that perfect gift when it's right here? We now offer Z'Islander Certificates of Survival! When you purchase an award level we will send you a certificate. Not only does it look awesome, but it lists all the rewards you purchased and has a space to fill in any name you wish and looks a little something like this:
We will deliver these bad boys at the beginning of December!
We will also be launching the official Z'Isle website where we will feature a blog, previews of artwork, and concept art of characters based on the people who have contributed to our campaign. Other tidbits and surprises will be added to the site as things grow that will involve you and your stories fellow Z'Islanders!
Stretch Goal #1
If we reach $7000 EVERY contributor will receive a Z-'Ring Fridge magnet-approx 3 inches, A Z'Isle classic!
Infect The Masses
Spread the virus--er, I mean word about Z'Isle! You can help us by just letting your friends know about Z'Isle and that they can help build the world with their own personal stories.
Writer & Illustrator