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A comic book featuring American and Norwegian creators.
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The Sinkhole Anthology brings together creators—from the United States and Norway—who treasure the tradition and spirit of creator-owned, independent comics. 

This will be the first release from Sinkhole Press, a boutique comic book publisher. The anthology features work by former students and graduates of the Kubert School, the creature designer and storyboard artist of the Troll Hunter film, the author of a literary short story collection (prose), the artist of the bestselling The Stuff of Legend graphic novels, and more. 

Pre-production cover art by Håvard S. Johansen
Pre-production cover art by Håvard S. Johansen

Four short stories working in (and sometimes blending) several genres, by some of the most promising up-and-coming comic book creators. 44 pages of gorgeous black and white art, including two pinups.

Juicebox, story & art by Sigbjørn Lilleeng

True Patriots, story by Andrew Scott >> art by Eduardo Herrera

The Misadventures of Starlin Zoinks: Encounter at Bolide Spaceport, story by Scott Parker & Håvard S. Johansen >> art by Håvard S. Johansen

House Call, story by Andrew Scott >> art by Charles Paul Wilson III

...and pinups by Eduardo Herrera and Josh Dawkins (drummer for metal band Lions of Tsavo)

Eduardo Herrera is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art  where he worked as an assistant to the legendary Joe Kubert for his company, Tell-a-Graphics. He has drawn for a number of comic book publishers and pop culture companies, and was the inker and cover painter for Gearhead (written by Dennis Hopeless; penciled by Kevin Mellon). He divides his time between Indiana and Mexico. 

Håvard S. Johansen is the author of STOP. REC. FFWD, a graphic collection of stories published in Europe by Egmont. He co-wrote the screenplay for Troll Hunter and created various visual elements in the film, including the creature designs. He lives in Norway. His story in the anthology, "The Misadventures of Starlin Zoinks: Encounter at Bolide Spaceport," is co-written by Scott Parker.

Sigbjørn Lilleeng is one of Norway's rising stars in a culture rich with talented comics creators. He is best known for Generator, his 190-page graphic novel, and Nebelgrad Blues, for which he won the Ministry of Culture award for best series. Both are published by Jippi Comics.

Andrew Scott is the author of Naked Summer, a story collection, and the editor of a forthcoming anthology, 24 Bar Blues: Two Dozen Tales of Bars, Booze, and the Blues. His fiction and nonfiction have been published by Esquire, Glimmer Train Stories, and other publications. He is the co-editor of Freight Stories, an online fiction journal, and a Senior Editor at Engine Books. He teaches writing at Ball State University and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Charles Paul Wilson III is the acclaimed illustrator and co-creator of the bestselling graphic novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. His work has also graced the pages and covers of the industry's top publishers, including IDW, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics. He attended the Herron School of Fine Art and graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, where he was awarded the Norman Mauer Scholarship for his work as a first-year student. In 2010, he was nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award (Eisner) for his work on The Stuff of Legend. He lives in New Jersey.

A PDF (suitable for viewing on an iPad or computer), a set of postcards with images from the anthology, a limited-edition poster, original sketches, a piece of original artwork from the anthology, and more! You get these rewards by backing this project; the reward for us is your support and readership.

Risks and challenges

The anthology is nearly finished. The artwork is complete for the entire anthology, but we need to do a little production work to finish the printer-ready files, which requires that we dust off our Adobe Creative Suite skills. We're working with a new printer, too, for which we have high hopes, but some challenges could arise, such as a delayed shipment to us. To accomodate for this, should it happen, the delivery date for rewards is listed as February 2013, though we hope to have everything ready to go before that.

We don't anticipate any problems after the project is finished besides digging ourselves out from under your overwhelming support! Thanks so much, everyone.

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