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A volume of chilling new horror stories running the gamut from film noir to abstract, gothic and everything in between.
A volume of chilling new horror stories running the gamut from film noir to abstract, gothic and everything in between.
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I've had a love of horror stories my entire life, and have always wanted to write and illustrate the creepiest things I could think of.  After working in comics for years, I discovered many other creators that felt the same way, so this gruesome compendium was born (summoned?)  From classic gothic style haunts to western weirdness to God help us all!  And I wanted NEW stories, no rehashing of old, supposedly "true" stories that we've all heard too many times.  I wanted the writers and artists to have free reign, as long as the work was new. 

So I decided I needed to gather the faithful and put out the kind of book I would want to see on the shelves.  Volume One of eventually three volumes of scares that would make all the creators proud.  The book is 48 pages and the stories are all black and white, since that's how I think horror stories should be done, like the great old Creepy and Eerie magazines of the 60s and 70s. In the end, all three books will be collected into one large volume.

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cover

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE FIRST ISSUE:

BRIAN LEVEL:  Tattoo artist as well as a comic book artist, he co-wrote/illustrated "Whispers from Dead Mouths" for this issue.

Art by Brian Level
Art by Brian Level
Art by Brian Level
Art by Brian Level

BRAD EDWARDS:  Co-Writer/Artist of "Whispers from Dead Mouths" and many other projects.


ROLAND MANN:  Writer/editor for Malibu Comics, Silverline Comics, creator of Cat and Mouse among others

Roland Mann
Roland Mann


CHUCK BORDELL:  Yours truly, illustrator/writer

art by Chuck Bordell
art by Chuck Bordell
art by Chuck Bordell
art by Chuck Bordell

DAVE JOHNSON:  Award winning RPG artist and comic artist

Ghost T-rex by Dave Johnson
Ghost T-rex by Dave Johnson

Bonus Book: All pledges of $25, $50, and $100 will receive a copy of Lunatic Fringe, one of Chuck Bordell's previous graphic novels. The book is 68 pages of supernatural mystery and thrills!

Limited print
Limited print

STRETCH GOALS:  More stories!  $3400 adds another 8 - 10 page story

HARDBACK OPTION:  $4000


BUDGET BREAKDOWN:

Creators:  $1040


Printing:  $1000


Postage, fees, etc.  $600


Prints & Incentives:  $160

Risks and challenges

I've been a freelancer in the comic biz for 25 years. I've worked for Malibu Comics, Caliber Comics, Brainstorm Comics, Silverline Comics, etc. Most of the other creators are pros in the business as well, with a few newbies sprinkled in. Combined, we certainly have the chops to do this right. And with the stretch goals we've set up, this book has the potential to become a true tome, with more stories added at each stage. We've got it down, except for the unknowable, like pneumonia, shotgun wedding or alien invasion.

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