Night of the Vegan


Prosperous Lake, New Mexico: Population, 398 isn't the place where Vinny the Shovel wanted to end up in Witness Protection. Working at the local hardware store isn't the height of excitement, not even when the town is hosting the County's 100th Agricultural Fair. But when a tanker truck carrying a disastrous secret experiment crashes near town, this town isn't just dead…it's about to get undead.

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Creator: Elijah C Richardson Jr, Leroy E. Bryant II, Alana Joli Abbott, Chris Yarbrough, Lee Oaks, Figue, Ed Dukeshire
Category: Graphic Novel
Age Range: 16+
Vibes: Vegan, Horror, Science Fiction, Undead, Horror, Comedy

In Short: In Prosperous Lake, a quiet town faces undead peril after a disastrous experiment. It’s Vegan, so we have to tell you all about it!

What's It About: In Prosperous Lake, New Mexico, with a population of 398, Vinny the Shovel finds himself relocated under Witness Protection—a far cry from his desired destination. While his stint at the local hardware store lacks excitement, the town's upcoming County's 100th Agricultural Fair promises a glimmer of diversion. However, when a tanker truck transporting a disastrous secret experiment crashes nearby, Prosperous Lake faces more than just peril—it's on the brink of an undead catastrophe.


Elijah C Richardson Jr - Creator/Author
Elijah grew up and was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. After graduating from St. Joseph’s H.S., Elijah attended West Virginia University to pursue a career in education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, minor in Sports Management. He spent over fifteen years as a director for the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. At both organizations, Elijah provided programs and services to thousands of children to prepare them for success.

Elijah and business partner Leroy have also been writing screenplays for several years. In 2005, as a screenwriting team, they completed their first original screenplay, “The Second Coming,” after initially collaborating on a comic book project. The screenplay earned them a quarter finalist placing in the Writer’s on the Storm screenwriting contest in LA.

In 2018, Elijah and Leroy co-wrote, produced and directed their original script Creature I n The Woods, which was released worldwide by Summer Hills Films.

In 2019, Elijah and Leroy’s book Yesterday Mourning which they adapted from their original screenplay of same title was published and released worldwide by Covenant Books.

Elijah is a graduate of the Hollywood Film Institute with diplomas for “Feature Film Producers” and has been certified as a “Cinema Director & Line Producer.”

Elijah has obtained dozens of certifications throughout his professional careers such as Effective Guidance & Discipline, Raising Annual Operating Funds, The Boardroom: Foundation for Governance, Developing Superior Work Teams, Clinician for the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, Marketing & Public Relations certificate.

Leroy E. Bryant II - Creator/Author
Leroy attended and graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Delaware. He later attended Delaware Technical and Community College graduating with an associate degree in Criminal Justice. He is fluent in Italian.

Leroy co-founded, co-owned and operated Allegra Desserts S.A.S. from 1999 until 2007 when he sold his shares in the company to pursue a career in film. The company operated as Divina Desserts USA in the United States. He was the Director of U.S. Operations and head of the company’s research and development for the Italian-based company. Leroy was responsible for day-to-day operations of the company’s largest market, the United States (and Canada until 2002). The company produced artisan classic Italian desserts, which it exported to seven different countries from Italy. In just two years, in 2001, Leroy’s vision and leadership catapulted Divina/Allegra Desserts to succeed as the second largest dessert manufacturer in Southern Italy.

Leroy has co-written two re-writes for Emmy and Peabody and award-winning Producer Lee Levinson of Lee Levinson Productions; Leroy has co-directed and co-produced two original reality show sizzle-reels entitled Chesapeake Crabbers and Urban Voodoo.

Alana Joli Abbott - Author
Editor, proofreader, author, and game designer with 20+ years of experience in science fiction, fantasy, and children's nonfiction.

Chris Yarbrough - Illustrator (Cover + Pages 1-20)
Chris Yarbrough, or “The Illustrator Yar” as he’s known amongst the Northern hill tribes, and desert nomads, is here to do much, much more than cave paintings. Friend, let me tell you, he has a stylus in hand and vengeance in his heart. He knows his good fortune comes not from the Gods, in their high halls, but from you. Your patronage is the horse blood he mixes in mare’s milk, when the ride is long. You are the mighty eagle of the night sky that guides him on the vast plain. You are the blood-mad exultation that springs forth, when he calls down wrath upon his enemies. For this, he gives thanks and makes sacrifices in your honor. The Illustrator Yar has no goats, he has no silver... Only content. Content that is yours, if you would but only reach out your hand, and take it! What will it be, friend? Will you take it, or will the howling ones consume your flesh? The choice is yours.

Lee Oaks - Illustrator (Pages 21-60)
After studying sequential art on this continent, LEE OAKS! decided to try the next comic loving land mass. He lived for six years in the kingdom of comics, otherwise known as Belgium. Imbued with ancient secrets of the IXth art LEE OAKS! puts them to practice daily. His work includes Confessions of a Cereal Eater, Tales of Tralodren: The Beginning, Black Ice, La Compagnie des Glaces, Escape from Terra Vol. 1-3 and his own creation: Thunder Monkey. He recently wrapped up a movie adaptation graphic novel of Alongside Night.

Figue - Colorist
Figue is an illustrator and colorist from Spain.

Ed Dukeshire - Letterer
Digital Webbing founder, Fist of Justice co-creator, Eisner and Harvey nominated comic book letterer. Cornhole junkie.