Thursday, November 15, 2012



Graham Nolan and Chuck Dixon, creators of the Batman villain Bane, bring you the first in a series of horror/adventure graphic novels.

This project will be the first in a series of 120 page, full color graphic novels to be published by IDW Publishing in 2013.

            Joe Pratt is seventeen and in his last year of living in a foster home before moving on to the rest of his life. He’s delivering pizzas now but has no clue as to what he wants to do about his future.
            All of that changes when he’s attacked by a houseful of vampires and rescued by none other than Frankenstein’s Monster. The Monster reveals to Joe that he is the descendent of Baron Victor vonFrankenstein . The most famous undead creation the world has ever known has been watching over Joe since birth; staying to the shadows to protect him from… The Bride.

What We Need & What You Get

  • Although we have a publisher to handle the printing and distribution of the book, there is no page rate or monetary advance. To create 120 pages at this quality level requires a lot of time so your contribution to this project will supply Graham and Chuck with the funds necessary to create an exciting new property, and even more important...the ability to keep the lights on in the process.
     Lots of goodies and perks and even a personal visit from the artist and writer are available in exchange for your donation.
  •  The project is already in the creative process. Graham and Chuck have begun work on the first volume for publication by IDW in 2013. Visit to see more artwork, model sheets and other updates.

The Impact

Comics have really changed in the last 20 years. They've gotten darker and humorless. We want our project to reflect a time when comics were not only exciting, but fun to read. JOE FRANKENSTEIN is an all ages graphic novel in the same vein that Harry Potter was an all ages book. Kids and adults can read it and enjoy it on different levels.
•JOE FRANKENSTEIN is the kind of stuff that Marvel and DC are no longer publishing so we have taken it upon ourselves to do the kind of comics story that we, and a large part of the reading public are clammoring for.
•Your kind and generous support of this project will enable us to produce the art and story in a reasonable amount of time. Our goal, if fullly funded, is to have the books in your hands by Halloween of 2013.
•Nolan and Dixon have produced comics and graphic novels for all the major comic publishers for over 25 years so you can be assured this will get done and it will be really cool!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t contribute this time then please alert the countryside that the Monster is coming. Visit the Joe Frankenstein page on Facebook and share it on your own page. Mention it in blogs, message boards and use the Indiegogo share tools right here on this page!

For Our Supporters

Welcome to TEAM JOE! As an added thanks, you will receive e-mail updates with exclusive content that no one else will see!

Check out the website for more images:


Anybody that donates at the $200 level will also receive an original layout page hand drawn by Graham Nolan! These are 1 of 120 original layouts which is the first and, arguably, the most important stage in the production of a graphic novel. This is where all the thought goes into the visual storytelling of the book! Compare these with the finished pages to see the creative process unfold!
Joe Frankenstein layouts

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