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A magazine sized anthology of horror comics about demonology & exorcism.
A magazine sized anthology of horror comics about demonology & exorcism.
154 backers pledged $5,359 to help bring this project to life.

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10.2914 UPDATE! "Arctic Doom" reward unlocked!

  • For only $85 you can own an original watercolor and ink page from THE CABINET (Christian Sager and Kelly Williams' last graphic novel). Includes all rewards at the $25 level.

10.25.14 UPDATE! "Buddy of Doom" reward unlocked!

  • For only $85 you can get a black-and-white commission from Rafer Roberts, along with the CCR magazine, the playset, a print of the cover and the creator sampler pack!

10.17.14 UPDATE! New Rewards Unlocked! 

  • An 11" x 17" print of the cover now comes with ALL pledges of $25 or more!
  • We've added an #Inktober horror sketch by Kelly Williams to every pledge for his horror themed animal commissions!
  • Black-and-white commissions by Anthony Hightower!
  • One fully painted commission by Anthony Hightower! 

When was the last time a comic book genuinely scared you? 

Comics are a unique medium. They can control the rate of your suspense, the focus of your horror and the level of your dread. Creators of horror have always experimented with how we reveal the forbidden reflections of ourselves. Now nine of independent comics' unique creators have come together to frighten you with something new. CANAAN CULT REVIVAL is an attempt to use comic book storytelling to push those boundaries further still. A 64-page anthology of tales of exorcism and demonology, it's larger and longer than a traditional comic, reminiscent of the horror magazines of the 1970s. While the covers are brightly colored, the interior comics are all black and white.

CANAAN CULT REVIVAL is an explicit and graphic compilation of horror, designed to distress its readers. In fact, some creators who originally participated in the magazine had to withdraw when they were exposed to its subject matter. This isn't yet another retelling of the same witchcrafted demon possession you've come to know.  

The creators bringing you this collection are as different as the comics within. Christian Sager is the writer of the historical horror graphic novel The Cabinet, as well as the EC Comics homage Think of the Children. He's joined by his frequent collaborators Kelly Williams (The Cabinet, Ego Tripp, Metaphase) and EC Steiner (Think of the Children) as well as several accomplished cartoonists. For instance, Drew Rausch is no stranger to horror, having illustrated Eldritch!, The Secrets of Sarah Winchester, Cthulhu Tales and Zombie Tales, as well as Edward Scissorhands, Sullen Grey and My Blacks Don't Match. Rafer Roberts is known for his explorations into madness with his Plastic Farm series and comic strip Nightmare the Rat. Other contributors include Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry), Anthony Hightower (Gutwrencher, Negative Burn), Henry Eudy and Eraklis Petmezas (Last Cigarette, Mr. Lune).

CANAAN CULT REVIVAL is fully written, illustrated and lettered. This campaign will raise money to print and distribute the magazine, as well as paying all the artists for their contributions. If funded, the anthology will be released to its backers at the stroke of midnight on Halloween. Rewards for supporting the project include digital and print editions of the magazine, access to other comics by the creative team, original art by the creators and even papercraft monsters courtesy of EC Steiner's creature workshop.

Help us cross the limits of horror in comics, so we can bring this selection of demonic scares to you.

Story Synopses

"The Flagellant:" (Art by Drew Rausch.) Kushiel the Wayfarer has punished Purgatory's residents for eternity. When a coven of wealthy socialites tries to bind him, it becomes Kushiel's turn to punish himself.

"Trial By Cauldron:" (Story & Art by EC Steiner.) Dissension in a coven of witches leads to one young woman to seek the terrible embrace of the demon Andras.

"Beestings:" (Art by Anthony Hightower.) Two young men are seduced and punished after they beat up a witch's son. 

"By Proxy:" (Art by Eraklis Petmezas.) Frank Delaney decides to scare his son away from the occult by turning their home into a "hell house." 

"The Never Event:" (Art by Henry Eudy.) As part of her initiation as a demon hunter, Luanne's father forces her to exorcise another teenage girl... or kill her trying.

"The Bully Pulpit:" (Art by Rich Barrett.) The deacon of a small religious school warns his students that one of their peers is possessed by a demon. To further his cause, he turns to diabolism and domestic abuse.

"Snow Blind:" (Art by Rafer Roberts.) Young Alia Siskin temporarily loses her vision. But the demon Beleth has plans for her... and her new puppy.

"The Resident:" (Art by Kelly Williams.) Joe checks out the same rare books from the local library everyday. When the head archivist confronts him, she learns a dark, demonic secret.

Sample Pages 

"Trial By Cauldron." Written and drawn by EC Steiner.
"Trial By Cauldron." Written and drawn by EC Steiner.
"The Flagellant." Art by Drew Rausch.
"The Flagellant." Art by Drew Rausch.
Kelly Williams - "The Resident"
Kelly Williams - "The Resident"
"Beestings." Art by Anthony Hightower.
"Beestings." Art by Anthony Hightower.
Rafer Roberts - "Snow Blind"
Rafer Roberts - "Snow Blind"
"The Bully Pulpit." Art by Rich Barrett.
"The Bully Pulpit." Art by Rich Barrett.
"By Proxy." Art by Eraklis Petmezas.
"By Proxy." Art by Eraklis Petmezas.
Henry Eudy - "The Never Event"
Henry Eudy - "The Never Event"

Rewards!

CANAAN CULT REVIVAL magazine, PLUS a Creator Sampler Pack!
CANAAN CULT REVIVAL magazine, PLUS a Creator Sampler Pack!
WALPURGIS NIGHT PAPERCRAFT PLAYSET by EC Steiner
WALPURGIS NIGHT PAPERCRAFT PLAYSET by EC Steiner
Sketch Cards by Rafer Roberts!
Sketch Cards by Rafer Roberts!
Alphabeasts! Pack of 27 Postcards by Rich Barrett.
Alphabeasts! Pack of 27 Postcards by Rich Barrett.
Christian Sager Horror Set!
Christian Sager Horror Set!
Rafer Roberts' PLASTIC FARM set
Rafer Roberts' PLASTIC FARM set
Black-and-white commission art by Eraklis Petmezas
Black-and-white commission art by Eraklis Petmezas
Original page art from Henry Eudy, Kelly Williams and Rafer Roberts. See examples below or request low-res thumbnails.
Original page art from Henry Eudy, Kelly Williams and Rafer Roberts. See examples below or request low-res thumbnails.
AlphaBands watercolor drawings OR original horror commissions from Henry Eudy!
AlphaBands watercolor drawings OR original horror commissions from Henry Eudy!
Original Art by Kelly Williams! Either your choice of horror-themed animals, OR an #Inktober horror drawing!
Original Art by Kelly Williams! Either your choice of horror-themed animals, OR an #Inktober horror drawing!
Commissioned art by Anthony Hightower. Both black-and-white sketches and a limited fully-painted piece.
Commissioned art by Anthony Hightower. Both black-and-white sketches and a limited fully-painted piece.
An original 1-page comic written by YOU and drawn by Eraklis Petmezas!
An original 1-page comic written by YOU and drawn by Eraklis Petmezas!

Risks and challenges

While CANAAN CULT REVIVAL is 100% written, drawn and lettered, some risk remains. We plan to send the book to be printed once the Kickstarter wraps up, but delays and errors can occur during the printing process. Likewise, delays and mistakes can occur while shipping the books (both from the printer to our HQ as well as from us to you).

Some of you may remember that my previous Kickstarter for THE CABINET had delays because of health issues the artist suffered. That is why this project has been completed BEFORE we launched the campaign. Even a coma can't stop us now!

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    CREATOR SAMPLER PACK:
    Digital copies of Eldritch! #1, Think of the Children, The Uncanny Valley, Nathan Sorry Vol. 1, and Last Cigarette. Once you've read our previous comics, maybe you'll be encouraged to try more! Note: This reward level does not include the CCR magazine!

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    DIGITAL CCR MAGAZINE:
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    PRINT CCR MAGAZINE:
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    THE MALLEUS MALEFICARUM:
    Print edition of the Canaan Cult Revival magazine. Includes the WALPURGIS NIGHT PAPERCRAFT PLAYSET by EC Steiner. This set includes a grotesque Greater Demon, zealous Cultists (4), and a Ceremonial Cauldron releasing foul sorceries. Once completed, this playset will help to add a demonic presence to an open shelf or mundane workspace. Also includes the PDF edition and the Creator Sampler Pack.

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    THE DICTIONNAIRE INFERNAL.
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    CHRISTIAN SAGER HORROR SET:
    One copy of THE CABINET graphic novel and the print edition of THINK OF THE CHILDREN. Includes Creator Sampler Pack, print & PDF edition of CCR magazine & the playset.

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    RAFER ROBERTS PLASTIC FARM SET.
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    A SNARE FOR THE DEVIL:
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    THE DEVIL'S MUSIC:
    AlphaBands art by Henry Eudy. Watercolor drawings, ink and watercolor on high quality watercolor paper, 8x8 ($60 value). See http://ow.ly/CiNRF for all. Includes Creator Sampler Pack, print & PDF edition of CCR magazine & the playset.

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    BUDDY OF DOOM:
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    ARCTIC DOOM: An original watercolor & ink page from THE CABINET (Christian Sager & Kelly Williams' last graphic novel). Which page do you want to own? Includes Creator Sampler Pack, print & PDF edition of CCR magazine, 11" x 14" print of cover & the playset.

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    THE KEY OF SOLOMON:
    Commission Art by Henry Eudy. Custom 8x8 watercolor drawings based on the donor’s favorite horror character. Includes Creator Sampler Pack, print & PDF edition of CCR magazine & the playset.

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    LUNA'S GRIMOIRE OF BEASTS:
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    A BURNT OFFERING:
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    HOW DARK WE PRAY: A black-and-white commission by Anthony Hightower.
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    THE NECROPHONE:
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    THRAFT OF ZAGAN: A fully painted commission by Anthony Hightower!
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    PSEUDOMONARCHIA DARMONUM.
    The Creator Sampler Pack, print magazine & playset. A Rafer Roberts sketch card. A set of Rich Barrett’s Alphabeasts postcards. Christian Sager’s The Cabinet & Think of the Children. Rafer Roberts’ Plastic Farm set. Commissioned art from Eraklis Petmezas, Henry Eudy and Kelly Williams. A one-page comics written by you, illustrated by Eraklis Petmezas.

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    CASKETGLASS & TREEBEERD: An original 6-page comic, written by you and drawn by EC Steiner and Kelly Williams. Includes Creator Sampler Pack, print & PDF edition of CCR magazine, 11" x 14" print of cover & the playset.

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