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An anthology of creepy creature comics and illustrations by up-and-coming artists and writers. Welcome to the town of Recondite Hill.
An anthology of creepy creature comics and illustrations by up-and-coming artists and writers. Welcome to the town of Recondite Hill.
108 backers pledged $4,349 to help bring this project to life.

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Recondite Hill : Things to See

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There are a lot of strange stories that come from Recondite Hill. Tales of a haunted woods, and of the town nestled within them. Of familiar yet horrifying things that slither in the dark, stalking the unsuspecting residents down the quiet streets. But there is also the unknown, lurking in the outskirts of the town.

They are always watching, waiting for the right moment.

Their time has now come.

Welcome to Recondite Hill

Mock-up of book
Mock-up of book

This book is a collection of stories about the strange beings that lurk on the edges of nightmares and reality in a small town called Recondite Hill. It is, in essence, a love letter to those weird local stories about monster sightings, unexplainable events and forbidden places. These stories are captured in black-and-white gray scale on 110 pages of haunting comics and illustrations by 24 magnificent artists and writers.

Mock-up of Interior
Mock-up of Interior

Our goal for this Kickstarter will cover any physical books purchased, and will pay our artists and writers for their work. If we over-fund, we can give even more money toward the artists!

The Big, Scary Stuff....

Easily digested with this lovely pie chart—thanks Steph.

As you can see, the majority of funds for this project are directly going to printing and of course to paying our lovely contributors. The rest is basically the nitty-gritty stuff that crops up with these kinds of publishing adventures. We're trying to keep everything at a pretty reasonable level- but here's where it gets cool. 

However much we fund, whatever is left over will go towards incremental and democratic pay increases for everyone contributing. Currently the editors (3 of us) are working on this pro bono out of love, but if we over-fund we can also get paid for our efforts. Essentially, our first priority is making sure the artists and writers get paid their fair share of any profits made.

Adam V Massimiano & Cori Walters

Alegra 'Al' Figeroid

Alex Yun

Ally Schroy

Amanda Borrelli

Crowbrat

Hanna Schroy

Jonathan Herzog

Juliette GMM López

Kevin Mahadeo & Javier Martín Caba

Lonnie Garcia

Maggie Kelner

Raeonda Ramoutar

Lisa Wolinsky & Melissa McGee

Tara Leblanc

Melissa Capriglione

Dave Pender

Sofia Reyes (cover art and editing)

 Enjoy some excerpts from a couple of our contributor's comics!

Tara Leblanc's Recondite Wood
Tara Leblanc's Recondite Wood
Adam Massimiano & Cori Walter's 'Death Tell Clicker'
Adam Massimiano & Cori Walter's 'Death Tell Clicker'
Lisa Wolinsky & Melissa McGee's 'Tales of the Midnight Serenade'
Lisa Wolinsky & Melissa McGee's 'Tales of the Midnight Serenade'
Raeonda Ramoutar's 'Croaked'
Raeonda Ramoutar's 'Croaked'
Ally Schroy's 'Renard'
Ally Schroy's 'Renard'
Melissa Capriglione's 'Mellie's Secret'
Melissa Capriglione's 'Mellie's Secret'
  • Thank you page: We'll add your name to the thank you page in the book.
  • PDF of book: High quality PDF files for all your digital reading needs.
  • HD Digital Wallpapers: High quality digital wallpapers of the illustrations—including the amazing front cover art! 
  •  Physical Book: On top of paying our contributors, this is what we're aiming for with this Kickstarter: getting the money to actually print the books!

NEW LIMITED TIERS:  

Become a Town Benefactor! Pick one of these more expensive tiers, and get a special one-of-a-kind wallpaper or story in return!

The Town Benefactor tiers are:  

Digital Wallpaper: One of our amazing artists will draw a spooky drawing just for you! You’ll get a high-quality digital copy of the wallpaper to use on your phone, tablet, or PC. The artist you select will have a list of their favorite prompts for you to pick from, and they will write you a story based on that prompt!  

The artist you can choose from are:  

Flash Fiction: One of our writers (or editor!) will write you a spooky 100-word story! This will be a piece of flash fiction around 100 words that will be sent to you digitally. The writer you select will have a list of their favorite prompts for you to pick from, and they will write you a story based on that prompt! 

The writers you can choose from are:  

Here are few teaser prompts to give you sneak peek of what you could expect from these tiers:

From Melissa McGee:

  • The Skin Thief
  • A Visit from the Alley Lord

From Juliette GMM López:

  • Saw
  • Teeth/smile  
  • Window

"Why no buttons/patches/stickers/prints?"

Given that this is our first time printing an anthology, we want to make sure we do it right. Our main goal is to get this book printed and the contributors paid as soon as possible. We felt the best way to make sure we can get this done is to keep the Kickstarter simple and avoid any additional merchandise, and the additional money/shipping/time that they can cost.

Check back here later for potentially more reward tiers during the Kickstarter run!

—Steph Vinke and Jaci Menard, co-editors

Video by - Maggie Kelner

Music by - Jason Donnelly

Risks and challenges

We’ve gotten the hard part out of the way: all of the comics and illustrations for the book are complete! Now we need the funding to get the book printed, and the artists and writers payed for their hard work.

This is our first time putting together a book, and running a Kickstarter. We’ve done a lot of research and number crunching to make sure that no matter what, if we make our goal we can pay our artists and get the book out to whoever wants a copy.

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    Flash Fiction by Kevin Mahadeo!

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    Flash Fiction by Lisa Wolinsky!

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    Digital Wallpaper by Raeonda Ramoutar

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