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Two titles. Two worlds. Two epic stories that push the boundaries of the graphic novel medium, all contained in one book.

Atlanta, GA Comics
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PALE RAVEN STUDIOS PRESENTS...

THE DARK TALES OF THE BROTHERS HARROW Volume 1 collects the first two issues of two sci-fi fantasy titles - The Delta and Avalon: The World Within. It contains over 130 pages of beautifully cinematic comic goodness.

Our goal is for the reader to experience the cinematic quality of film while merging the complex narrative styles of comics and literature. 

 Or you can pre-order the books here.

                     

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

The First 300 Backers will receive a free hi-res wallpaper from their favorite title. The Delta or AVALON: The World Within. Your choice!

The DELTA - Exclusive Kickstarter wallpaper. (preview)
The DELTA - Exclusive Kickstarter wallpaper. (preview)
The DELTA - Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper closeups.
The DELTA - Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper closeups.
AVALON: The World Within - Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper. (preview)
AVALON: The World Within - Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper. (preview)
AVALON: The World Within - Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper closeups
AVALON: The World Within - Exclusive Kickstarter Wallpaper closeups

THE DELTA is the story of a self-righteous ex-military firefighter that awakens from a coma, twenty years after the chaos of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is now a dangerous post-apocalyptic nightmare and our hero fights his way through the dystopian Underworld to investigate his son’s disappearance only to discover that the answer lies in the darkness of his past.

The DELTA seeks to blur the lines between dark fantasy, post-apocalyptic science fiction, and surrealism. This isn't your lit professor's Dante's Inferno.  

In the world of The DELTA, there are priests mutated by spiritual corruption. Child armies that ravage and burn the countryside. And our hero finds himself in a deep and winding mystery with an ending you have to see to believe.  

(A sneak peek into the book)

Descent into the Black Inferno
Descent into the Black Inferno
The DELTA - The Watcher Concept Art
The DELTA - The Watcher Concept Art

AVALON: The World Within is a dark fantasy epic about a man who loses everything he loves and owns. And finally...loses his belief in himself. At his darkest hour, he awakens to the reality of an enigmatic fantasy world that mirrors earth, Avalon. Malcolm's only wish is to find a way back home, but he soon finds himself at the center of a deadly conflict between six powerful entities vying for the rule of Avalon.   

AVALON: The World Within is an innovative take on the classic mythic structure in stories old as time and finds a way to reexamine these age-old archetypes.

(A sneak peek into the book)

Child of Torment
Child of Torment
 

Pale Raven Studios is a combined effort of VFX artist, writers, and illustrators dedicated to forging the future in storytelling; from comics, to games, to film and everything in between.

Levente Peterffy - Peterffy has worked professionally as a matte-painter and concept-artist at Blizzard Entertainment in the Cinematics Department. He has contributed to projects such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Angels and Demons, The Lone Ranger, Percy Jackson:Sea of Monsters, World of Warcraft (Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria), Starcraft 2 (Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm), and Diablo 3.

Alex Charleux - Alex is a freelance matte-painter and illustrator, who has worked on several entertainment projects such as the video game Remember Me (Dontnod Entertainment). His recent works includes illustrations for board games and video games, matte-painting for CG animations, the direction of the short film RED, as well as teaching digital painting.

Who are The Brothers Harrow?

That question has yet to be answered with any fidelity. Are they trapped in a distant realm unable to return? Inter-dimensional time travelers gathering journals of their trips into the far reaches into the unknown? Dreaming hermits only able to communicate through stories?

No one knows. But we do know that they have communicated with us (Alex and Levi), and together we bring you the stories they have written.

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to provide readers with high quality story-telling and captiving visual aesthetics, a world that captures and ignites dark corners of our imaginations. This is going to be a long and challenging quest for us, but we will reach our destination.

Our projected time for shipping orders is December 2014.

Add a 35 fee for International orders ship by USPS Priority Mail. Please be aware international orders may be required to pay a duty tax by your local postal station.

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