Drawing inspiration from classic anthology comics and television shows like Creepy, Eerie, The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt - FIVE FROM BEYOND is a full color, 48 page anthology comic featuring five short stories infusing elements of horror, suspense and science fiction into each gorgeously illustrated tale.
As a product of the 80's I grew up consuming most of my science fiction and horror though marathons of The Twilight Zone and late night episodes of Tales From the Crypt and Tales From the Darkside (the latter's intro still gives me goosebumps). I always loved the anthology style format these shows had, with each week bringing a new self-contained story. Not knowing what to expect beforehand heightened the anticipation and suspense of each episode. Around the same time my love of comics began. My favorite artists were (and still are) the likes of Frank Frazetta, John Buscema, Bernie Wrightson and Barry Windsor-Smith, many of whom began their careers illustrating horror and sci-fi anthology comics like Creepy, Eerie and House of Mystery.
Decades later, all of these imprinted tales, fables and art from my childhood have manifested themselves into new stories reflecting in some way, shape or form experiences from my own life or society around us.
The comic is 99.9% complete. The only page unfinished is the one that will bear your name as backer! So with the book ready to print, we're here to raise funds just for that.
Because the book is primed and we're so excited to get the book into your hands, we're running a shorter than standard campaign (three weeks rather than four) to expedite the production. Without being overly presumptuous, should we be fortunate enough to raise more than our goal we'll use what's left over to produce future comics (two are already in the works) and shoot for a stretch goal or two.
The stretch goal to raise $3000 to include a pull out poster in each in the comic has been achieved! With a little more than 2 days left to go in the campaign, the final stretch goal has been revealed...
1-1/4" enamel pins! If the campaign can reach $3500 in total funding in the next two days a custom FROM BEYOND COMICS enamel pin will be included in each physical reward tier!
PARENT/GUARDIAN Written by Kyle Roberts. Illustrated by Rafael Romeo Magat and Kyle Roberts. Colors by Ilaria Fella.
In the far flung future, beyond the far reaches of our solar system, PARENT/GUARDIAN tells the story of a father's fight for redemption in the eyes of his daughter.
THE BROKENER Written by Dan Kern and Kyle Roberts. Illustrated by Kyle Roberts. Colors by Mai!
Born from the imagination of a three year old girl, THE BROKENER is a terrifying tale of folk tradition and the cycle of abuse.
DEATHTRAP! Written by Clay Adams. Illustrated by Kyle Roberts. Colors by Davi Comodo.
A mind bending re-imagining of Edgar Allen Poe's classic The Pit and the Pendulum. DEATHTRAP! turns the focus outside the pit and onto the rescue party tasked with saving Poe's original protagonist.
THE ARK Written and Illustrated by Kyle Roberts. Colors by Davi Comodo.
Earth's attempt at colonizing a new world is jeopardized when the transport's commander decides to play God aboard THE ARK!
THE BIN Written by Clay Adams and Kyle Roberts. Illustrated by Rafael Dantas. Colors by Emilio Pilliu.
Based on true events! Four teens stumble upon an unsettling discovery when they go snooping within THE BIN!
Risks and challenges
As a Kickstarter backer of scores of projects, I know what it means to ask you for support. I recognize that one of the biggest risks to a comic project is the production itself. Fortunately, as mentioned before, all the work on the book is complete and the files are ready for the printer when the campaign successfully funds.
Delays in printing and shipping of the comic could happen. However, the printer I have selected has worked with many comic campaigns in the past and ensures a quality book production, and on-time fulfillment.
True, this is my very first Kickstarter campaign as a publisher, but I have been a contributing artist on four previously successful campaigns and have spent the past 12 months preparing for this event. I am confident I can deliver a quality product on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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