British writer/artist Tony Cooper launches Kickstarter for dark graphic novel "The Murder Club"

"Top of their class, two school students decide to give themselves the ultimate test: get away with murder."
By: Tony Cooper
The Murder Club - Useless Deaths (Cover)
The Murder Club - Useless Deaths (Cover)
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. - May 15, 2017 - PRLog -- "The Murder Club - Useless Deaths" is a 72 page, black and white graphic novel set in Britain, featuring the story of two school students who plan to kill.

The Kickstarter will go live on 30th May 2017 for 30 days and plans to raise £900 for printing costs. Reward tiers range from a digital copy of the graphic novel for a £3 pledge, all the way to digital and physical copies of the book and all of Tony Cooper's novels for £30. If successfully funded, the graphic novel is due to be printed in August.

The graphic novel is written and drawn by Tony Cooper himself and is set to launch at the International Comics Expo (ICE) in Birmingham on the 9th September.

The graphic novel is Part 1 of the story "Useless Deaths", which will be concluded in Part 2 to be published late 2017.


Short blurb:

"Lisa, a student preparing for her A-levels is recruited by fellow student Tom, who wants to see if they can use their combined intelligence to frame someone for murder. But is she working with him, or being manipulated into a situation that even she can't figure her way out of?"

Long blurb:

"Ever wondered if you're a psychopath? Maybe you are. Ever wondered if you could get away with murder?

The thought had never occurred to Lisa, a bright 17-year old school student preparing for her A-levels, until fellow student Tom recognises something of himself in her.

He realises that she has a psychopathic personality disorder, much like himself, and decides to recruit her into a very exclusive club. He wants to use his intellect to frame people for murder, but needs an equally intelligent partner to help plan the killings.

Initially appalled by his suggestion, Lisa gradually forges closer ties with Tom, the idea intriguing her. Bored rigid by schoolwork that no longer challenges her, and feeling powerless under her controlling father, will she end up following Tom's path? And if she does, is she an equal partner in this endeavour, or is she being manipulated for Tom's own ends?"


Tony Cooper was born and raised in Scotland. He studied Medicine before deciding to move into videogames for 16 years instead.

In 2013 he self-published his first novel, the superhero book "Powerless". This was followed by the sequel, "Killing Gods", in 2014. He has also released a short story collection "The Resurrection Tree and Other Stories", a science fiction comedy novella called "Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery".

He successfully Kickstarted his first comic book "Powerless: Some Kind of Hero" in 2016.


Kickstarter preview link:    [NOTE: after launch, this link will still work and will auto-forward to the live campaign]

Official website:

Promotional images:    [NOTE: free for use on website and in print, crop and scale as needed, please contact me if you have any special requirements]

Amazon author page:


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