Bad Candy: a horror comic by Robert Henry and Joe Evans.
Isolated. Crime. Deceit. Ritual. Broken. Awaken. Chaos. One Night. BAD CANDY
BAD CANDY is a 48 page B&W horror comic by Robert Henry and Joe Evans. We've crafted a comic that is a horror story that we'd like to see. It hearkens back to eighties horror and delivers a fun, violent, tour de force of blood and nostalgia. With your help we can bring to life our Halloween creature.
A year ago I drew the first image of BAD CANDY while participating in Inktober. Joe and I were having dinner while drawing. We started throwing out ideas as I sketched this pumpkin monster and suddenly, we had the beginnings of a story.
Our story starts for the reader in 1982 with a boy named Tommy Lewis and his best friend Michael Scott. Inside the Lewis house Michael notices a knick-knack shelf with candies on it for each day of the month. He asks about it and learns that the family believes that it is protected by a spirit they call BAD CANDY. It will bless them but, it must receive an offering everyday for the harvest month of October. What happens if BAD CANDY doesn't receive its offering? One probably wouldn't want to be there to find out.
The following day a group of five criminals rob a bank. During their getaway one of their members is shot. Needing a place to stay low and get their guy some medical attention, they find their way to the Lewis household. After taking over, their leader Clyde refuses to let the Lewis' give an offering. What follows is a night of blood, guts, and a chaos infused attempt to survive the force known as BAD CANDY.
Like any good survival horror story we have a broad and diverse group of people, some good and some very bad. They all will do their best (and sometimes their worst) to survive the night.The Lewis family is made up of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, their daughter Jamie and son Tommy. Michael is Tommy's best friend and we have an old fashioned doctor Herb West. Our criminal group is made up of Brad, the wounded one, Jackson a very bad and angry man, and Donut who seems strangely out of place with this group. They are led by Clyde and his girlfriend Aria.
Aria is based off of Toxic Goddess Oshun's likeness. She is a model I have collaborated with for years. As you can see in the collage above, she really enjoys doing creative photography and is quite beautiful too. She helped out with our video above and has been a welcome addition to this project. One of our reward packages involves signed photos of her.
One of the things I am most excited about is that Tim Vigil (Faust, Gothic Nights, and Mona Lisa) will be contributing a piece of artwork to this Kickstarter project. We are offering an exclusive Kickstarter print by the grand master of horror comics.You can see some of his BAD CANDY sketches above. Soon we'll post an update giving us a sneak peak of his pin up.
We'll be offering a host of other goodies for pledges. Things like sketch cards, commissions, and even original art are a huge part of our rewards because we love art. If we're fortunate we have some nice ideas for stretch goals too.
BAD CANDY pledges will go towards the printing of the comic book, rewards and shipping of those rewards. We plan to distribute BAD CANDY to comic shops around the nation after the Kickstarter. I know that I have really enjoyed writing it and being a part of the art duties as well. Joe is pumped about making this a reality as much as I am and we hope that you will help us fund this endeavor.
In closing I think we have a a fun little story here. It is certainly a comic that delivers a solid R rating so, be aware of that if you choose to pledge. Our love for 80's horror shows but, I think we have given it a bit of an edge towards today's horror. So far early read-throughs of the script and viewings of the art have excited those that have seen it. I hope that we have shown you enough to motivate you to make a pledge. If not, maybe next time.
And if you have decided to make a pledge, then thank you. I believe that you will enjoy the ride...
Risks and challenges
BAD CANDY is a work that is still in progress. The art is still in production but we feel confident in our ability to deliver on time. We have been published and published books before so we are aware of the commitment and work involved to deliver a product.
We will be updating our progress at Kickstarter and through various other social media and websites. Sharing the creative process and the resulting art is something we look forward to.
Should we encounter issues that hinder our progress or threaten our deadlines we will let backers know prior to missed deadlines.
We take this endeavor seriously and hope that you will be part of this journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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