Chase the Moon is the bastard child of West Side Story’s romance, the often violent and stylized world of The Warriors, and the horror sensibilities of The Monster Squad. It’s a perfect fit for readers looking for 1980’s nostalgia tinged with both the macabre and beautiful.
It’s Halloween, 1986. Witches, vampires, mummies, and ghouls are everywhere. Among these creatures is Jason, a werewolf, whose life is nothing but conflict. As a member of the “Lunatics,” an infamous wolf gang, Jason is locked in a constant life or death struggle with the other horrific crews that prowl the streets...and the special police units that hunt them.
Jason is in love with Sam, a promising college student. The young lovers are the living embodiment of “Never Tear Us Apart.” It's just too bad they are living in a “Die Die Die My Darling” world. Sam has it all figured out, though. She is transfering to a university far away from these troubles and has asked Jason to accompany her. Naturally, Jason is at a crossroads. He can either choose love and abandon his crew...or stay with the only family he’s ever known, while losing the love of his life.
Meanwhile, Griffin, a charismatic warlock and leader of the “Hex”--the most powerful gang in the city--calls for a midnight summit of all the city’s gangs in an attempt to forge a truce and end the constant battles with humanity. This radical idea is met by opposition. Not so much from the other gangs who have grown weary of the endless bloodshed, but by Griffin’s own brother, Simon--the paranoid firebrand. He views humanity as a nuisance that needs to be eradicated. After a squabble between the two brothers, Simon brutally murders his brother and frames Jason for the crime.
It’s panic on the streets as Jason and the Lunatics are now public enemy number one. Every gang in town are gunning for the Lunatics, as the crew make a mad dash out of the city!
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Drew Moss: Professional Illustrator of many comics and graphic novels for clients including Image Comics (Copperhead,) IDW (The Crow, Mask) Oni Press (Blood Feud, Letter 44) Dark Horse Comics. Currently working on Road of the dead from IDW (Halloween 2018)
Kevin Cuffe: 2012. Co-creator of Metalshark Bro and tons of other comics you may or may not have heard of. Co-host of the podcast Word Bros.
Bob Frantz: Co-creator of Metalshark Bro and a bunch of other books you may have heard of. Co-host of the podcast Word Bros.
Chas! Pangburn: Chas! Pangburn: editor of The Spider King (IDW), The Spider King: Frostbite (IDW), Strayed (Publisher TBA), Metalshark Bro (Publisher TBA), Wretches (Publisher TBA), and Knockturn County (Publisher TBA). He’d love to reveal the publishers, but NDAs make things rough. Beyond that, he has completed freelance writer/letterer duties for Image, Heavy Metal, Action Lab, and various other indie pubs.
Risks and challenges
We'd like to think the risks are miminal on this book. All of the creators involved on the project are comic professionals that are used to working within strict deadlines. We are shooting for May 2019! My only fear would be printing and shipping delays but we will try our best to avoid those.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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