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Visit the Halls of Terror and listen to the stories of Modern Horror in  Draw Blood: A Horror Anthology #1. Please help us!
Visit the Halls of Terror and listen to the stories of Modern Horror in Draw Blood: A Horror Anthology #1. Please help us!
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UPDATE #3 ( 08 10 16) We are closing in on the total with a week left. I feel confident we can reach it, but to add to the mix, we created a new 5 x 7 print card for the Kickstarter. Anybody that pledges (or already has pledged) $15 or more will receive this card (below) FREE! Of course there will be no lettering on it and will be a faithful reproduction of Rafael Lanhellas (artist) and Natália Marques Sousa (colorist).

UPDATE #2 ( 08 05 16)
Well at this moment (12 days out) we are close but not close enough. We need all the support we can get on this Kickstarter. I ask anyone that is supporting to post on Facebook, Twitter or other social media in an attempt to bring in more Backers. I don't ask Backers who have already Backed to Add because they (You) have already put forth help. However, we do have a list of other items on the Legend #1 Kickstarter if you want to do so. 


 Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582272995/legend-hells-executioner-one-shot/description

 As always, thanks for helping out. I hope we can make this comic happen. I want to say that with this book (Draw Blood #1), we are not just helping to make a comic but also giving other creators a chance to get their work out there.

Project update #1 (07 18 16) Legend comics Add on!

I have a few people asking about the Legend comic book series. Legend is the first comic in the IV Mature Only line of comics. It is full color and a whopping 52 pages long! It is set for release in late october 2016. Anyone who adds this comic will receive in when it is released!

Don't know Legend? I have added a quick synopsis here. Then below, I have some ADD ONS for those interested in getting a copy of the comic.

Jakob Legend is a wise cracking, street punk created from the tough streets of New York City. A natural born killer, he eventually rose through the ranks of hired assassins! This lifestyle never lasts long and he was eventually murdered. He awoke in Hell, a perfect candidate for Satan's army of Hunters! These Hunters, or Executioner's, are tasked with keeping people in Hell. They also work directly for Satan doing his work for him.

In this One Shot Issue, Legend is sent into the Vampire Nation, a cursed place in Hell in for Monster worshippers from Earth, to discover the secret of the First Wife, a power that rival's Satan's!

Here is a preview link to the original Legend kickstarter for those that wish to see a preview:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582272995/legend-hells-executioner-one-shot/description

Visit the Halls of Terror and listen to the stories of Modern Horror from the mind of Hannu Kesola (and others) as he presents (and Edits) issue #1 of this anthology, Draw Blood!

Draw Blood: A Horror Anthology #1, Cover A
Draw Blood: A Horror Anthology #1, Cover A

 

Draw Blood #1 Limited Edition Wraparound Cover B by Rafael Lanhellas. Colors by Ivan Nunes!
Draw Blood #1 Limited Edition Wraparound Cover B by Rafael Lanhellas. Colors by Ivan Nunes!

  Draw Blood: A Horror Anthology #1 is a 28 page full color comic printed on quality comic book paper.

The End of the World, Zombies, werewolves and mistaken identity's fill the pages of this Horror Anthology. 6 stories by independent creative teams from all over the world bring you tales of horror and suspense in this Zombie laced FIRST ISSUE!

Why a new Horror anthology? I guess I could say, "Why not!" but the truth is there is plenty of room for Modern Horror. Not just Modern Horror, but reimagined Old School Horror too. It just needs to be done right.

When I started looking into doing some Horror books for the IV Mature Only line, I discovered most of them relied on death and violence to promote the story. Violence is fine, but it has its place. Characters are always Number One. If those are strong, then everything else will fall into place. You just have to have the right mix.

So it was a short time later that I ran into Hannu Kesola (Heavy Metal) and he had a project that he wanted me to look at.

When I first looked over the work, I could see it was Top Notch. I was surprised that it was not already published and after talking to Hannu, I discovered that The Last Laugh had indeed been published by Heavy Metal Magazine a short while ago. I realized this was just the kind of comic I was looking for.

Soon Hannu and I were making plans for the Kickstarter you see today. We added a few things to the book since there are no ads. We expanded it to include four new pages of story and added a nice Variant cover by Rafael Lanhellas (Dynamite) and Ivan Nunes (DC Comcs). The Kickstarter Incentives also feature  some nice work by talented artist Antti Kosonen.

So now, the book needs a proper home and that is where you guys come in! I hope everybody can see what I see in this comic series. I think these "Tales of Terror" are fun and creepy. I hope you all agree! We would like to turn Draw Blood into a 3 or 4 issue series if possible, but that is up to you, the Backers!

Please become a Backer and pledge to help make Draw Blood #1 a reality!

Here are a few preview pages from Draw Blood #1.

THE ENDLESS WALK
Story: Hannu Kesola
Art: Todd Benstead
Colors: Julia Riitijoki
Letters: Mike Stock

The Endless Walk Page 1
The Endless Walk Page 1

THE LAST LAUGH
Story: Hannu Kesola
Art, colors & letters: Steven Bagatzky

The Last Laugh Page 1
The Last Laugh Page 1

BACK FROM THE DEAD
Story: Hannu Kesola
Art: Mauro Bueno
Colors: Ville Vuorinen
Letters: HdE

Back From the Dead Page #1
Back From the Dead Page #1

OTHER STORIES NOT SHOWN

EVEN A MAN WHO IS PURE…

Story: Hannu Kesola
Art: Daniel Valadez
Colors: Katja Louhio
Letters: Taylor Esposito

THE ANIMAL IN ME
Story: Hannu Kesola
Dialogue Editor: Lee Newman
Art: Antti Kosonen
Colors: Harri Honkala
Letters: Alex Giles

THE DEATH OF BRIAN

Story: Lee Newman
Art: Helmut Racho
Colors: Harri Honkala
Letters: Alex Giles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannu has brought together a respected team of professionals for his issue of the anthology!

COVER A Team:
Art: Todd Benstead
Colors: Julia Riitijoki

COVER B Team:  
Rafael Lanhellas (Dynamite)
Ivan Nunes (DC Comics)

WRITERS

Hannu Kesola is Finnish comic book writer. He has been published internationally by Heavy Metal, SST Publications and Ades Media. He has comics and graphic novels coming from publishers like Sequential Pulp Comics, Comics2Movies, American Gothic Press and he is also working on several creator owned projects.

Lee Newman is an American author and editor whose credits include children's books, comics, and prose. Most notably, he has worked on the indie science fiction miniseries, Sinthetic and his children's book Creepy Kitchen

ARTISTS

Steven Bagatzky is comic book artist from Germany. His work has been published on publications like Heavy Metal magazine.

Mauro Bueno is comic book artist from Argentina. His work has been published on several local publications and he has also assisted Damian Couceiro on BOOM! titles like Sons of Anarchy.

Todd Benstead is comic book artist from Canada who describes himself as comic book nomad.

Helmut Racho is a upcoming freelance artist/Illustrator from the Philippines who does local work, but mostly recognizable for his noir style of art on independent comic book titles like Victoria Black and Book of Lies.

Antti Kosonen is comic book artist from Finland. He has worked on comics like Karim and Monkey Business and he has done album covers for heavy metal bands.

COLORISTS
 
Katja Louhio
is comic book artist and colorist from Finland. She has colored comics for Aspyre comics and she recently drew graphic novel about Finnish superhero called Sergeant Napalm.

Julia Riitijoki is comic book artist and colorists from Finland. She has worked on several Finnish publications.

Harri Honkala
is Finnish comic book artist and colorist, best known of drawing graphic novel Karim – Outsiders that was nominated for best Finnish graphic novel of 2014.

Ville Vuorinen is Finnish comic book artist and colorist who has worked on several Finnish publications.

LETTERS

Taylor Esposito
is a letterer and owner of Ghost Glyph Studios. He has worked for DC, Valiant, Dynamite, BOOM!, Heavy Metal, Image and more.

Alex Giles is comic book writer and letterer from Aberdeen, Scotland. He has been published from the companies like Insane Comics, Alterna, La Baquette Noir Press to name a few.

HdE s a comic book letterer based in the United Kingdom. His letters have graced comics published by IDW, Big Dog Ink, Pistolwhip Press and Attic Studios. He also reviews anime on Youtube.

Mike Stock is a freelance graphic designer and comic book letterer from Uk. His lettering credits include – Afterlife Inc., Dead Roots, Destiny's Fate, Eponymous, The Kill Screen and several other comics and short stories.

PUBLISHER

Top Secret Press
, established in 2011, is a book, playing card, magazine and comic book publisher. In addition, they have also published Genealogical and online magazines. With many comic book Kickstarters under their helm like Betty Wicked, The Strange and 3CORPS, they are emerging as a leading player in the independent comic book market! We hope you can give us a try and join the Top Secret Press family too!

Welcome to the Family!
Welcome to the Family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Welcome to Draw Blood #1 our 2nd comic in the IV Mature Only Line and our first Creator Owned project.

The IV Mature Only line is designed for a Mature audience of 17 or older. The books deal with violence and subjects that I do not present in my regular line of comics.

While some of you already know our products others are just getting acquainted with the Top Secret Press product line. We are building a steady line of comics with a core of supporters, all of whom I am indebted to for helping me make this possible.

This is my 18th Kickstarter (with 13 prior successes) and my first horror Anthology!

All the money from the Kickstarter goes to the artists, incentives and shipping. I supply the difference.

Of course, it is your Backing that allows Top Secret Press to produce these great comics and grow into the company you (and I) want it to be.

Thanks,
I can't do this without your support!
John Daniel Taylor IV
Owner/Editor in Chief
Top Secret Press
Website - http://www.topsecretpress.com/index.htm
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/topsecretpress/
Twitter - @topsecretpress1

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