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‘A Vampire in Hollywood’ Graphic Novel Kickstart by Batton Lash

The legal experiments of classic monsters included double-jeopardy in Zombie Wife, and now, just when one might think things couldn’t get any weirder, Batton Lash has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his latest collection, A Vampire in Hollywood.

indexAccording to his press release, Batton has been self-publishing his Supernatural Law comic books and trade paperbacks for over two decades. The humor/horror series, about two lawyers who defend monsters and the supernaturally afflicted, has won numerous awards and made Batton a popular guest at comic conventions.

Now Batton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish A Vampire in Hollywood, And Other Stories of Supernatural Law, volume 7 in the ongoing graphic novel series. The previous volumes collect issues 1-40 of the Supernatural Law comic book and the spinoff series Mavis 1-4; this 192-page volume collects Supernatural Law 41-45 and Mavis 5. The introduction to the new book is by Jeff Smith, famed writer/artist of the worldwide bestselling series Bone.

The goal is $9,500, which will help produce and print the book and have it out in time for Comic-Con in San Diego. Lash has conducted three successful Kickstarter campaigns for previous trade paperbacks, and he appreciates all the support that backers have provided, funding the publication of The Monsters Meet on Court Street (volume 6 in the collected comics series), the full-color original graphic novel The Werewolf of New York, and the full-color collection Zombie Wife.

Backers of the project can sign up to become the Hollywood player of their choice, from gaffer to publicist to producer. At the “Supporting Player” level, for instance, they get a set of six postcards depicting the covers of the six comics included in the collection. To get the book (signed by Batton) with the set of postcards, they can choose the “Key Grip” level. And if they want a personalized drawing in by Batton in their copy of the book, they can select the “Special FX” level.

Among the premiums and add-ons available to backers are other volumes in the Supernatural Law series, T-shirts, a 2017 calendar, French and Spanish collections of the first several issues, and customized original paintings by Batton.

Check out the Kickstarter link.

About Jeff Provine

Jeff Provine is a Composition professor, novelist, cartoonist, and traveler of three continents. His latest book is a collection of local ghost legends, Campus Ghosts of Norman, Oklahoma.

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