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Rough Cover from artist Steve Santiago!
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- The Start of Haunt of Horror Press -

At the beginning of the year Gabe was looking around on the internet for a site that could help him make informed decisions about the kind of comics to put in his monthly pull.  Since he was primarily interested in horror comic books he began to look for a site that focused on them.  Much to his chagrin he only found a couple and both of those hadn't posted any new content in several months (or years in some cases).  So being the nerd that he is, he decided to take matters into his own hands and start his own site.

So was born Haunt of Horror Comic Books.  A blog where Gabe was just writing his ass off about whatever he stumbled across.  As long as it was horror and it was comics he was putting it down.  As he kept working he was also hanging out with Nate at Bartertown Comics in Englewood, Colorado, and the two of them began to chat about some of the other things that the site could do...

- The Podcast - 

From those talks came the idea to do a monthly podcast that would also be about horror comics.  So for the last few months the two of them have been babbling on and on about comics of the horror persuasion that they have been reading.  There is also a segment at the end of each show that the two of them were loving doing, "Shit We're Excited About."

It was a chance for the two of them to get excited about anything in the world of comics or horror.  A chance to just straight geek out about everything under the sun, and that got Gabe's mental juices flowing some more.

- More Looking Around - 

Gabe has loved horror for a very long time, and while he loves a great movie, there is just so much more to the genre than just the latest incarnation of "Insert Slasher Film Title Here."  He has always been a fan of horror comics, and novel.  Of things like the Dinosaurs Attacks or Mars Attacks cards.  He loves creepy T-Shirts, and creepy sounding music of all flavors.  So he started looking around to see if there was a place where he could go find the more obscure things that he liked.

There are places but you have to wade through pages of interviews and photos of the latest horror blockbuster, or trailers of movies put out by massive companies that no one will want to watch.  Finding things about collectibles and books by anyone other than "The King" was pretty hard too.  Worse was finding anything about a book or movie or comic that was more than 10 years old.  If it is older than the internet, it is often forgotten.  Gabe was having a hard time tracking down the kind of things that he was planning on writing about on the website and that gave Gabe an idea.

- The Other Side of Horror - 

Gabe used to have a pretty big magazine collection, and the information that was in them was always really great but what he found himself often gravitating to was less the feature articles about the biggest newest movie but the obscure reviews and articles that were in the backs of the magazines.  A retrospective on Giallo horror.  A review of a micro budget movie that sounded amazing.  The first time he saw a cover of the first issue of The Walking Dead.  So Gabe thought to himself, "Why can't there just be a magazine like that?"

A magazine dedicated to all those things in horror culture that no one else is talking about.  Why can't you run a feature article about a company that makes design accessories for the home with old school gore VHS covers on them?  Why shouldn't you write five pages about the history of a collectible card series?  Is it wrong to talk about the beauty of the Hellboy Library Editions?

Hell no, and that is the idea behind The Other Side of Horror.  A magazine that is the resting place for all of those horrific little things that we all love, but that we have to dig so hard to find.  

- Your Help Needed -

We think that other people will like this idea.  We think that this is a magazine that plenty of people would want to buy.  We all have families and jobs and bills to pay though, and we can't afford to do it on our own.  We have the website down, and are paying reviewers a small amount for reviews and articles that are posted there.  We have also expanded the site to include all those little horror tidbits (not just comics).  To make a print magazine is something very different.

So we did a budget, planned in what it would take to pay the writers and artists at least a mostly fair price for their work and got to town building a team of people to write.  That is all in place, as is an artist for the cover (at the very least), now all we need is the money to get this project off of the ground.

All the pieces are in place but it will take about $3000 to get everyone paid, solidify the name as a publishing company, and get the magazine printed.  That is the first issue, and one that we hope can solidify it in such a way that subsequent issues are self sustaining.

So please, give if you can, and if you can't share the project on your site!

Thank you in advance, 

Haunt of Horror Press.

-The Artist -

Steve Santiago
Steve Santiago

At the inception of our project we sent out a call to writers and artists and one of the first people to respond was Steve Santiago.  So we are very excited to tell you that he will be the cover artist for the magazine!

 Steve was raised on comic books, cartoons and creepy anthology shows throughout the '70's and '80's, Steve has developed a love for horror, science fiction and fantasy related themes. He graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from California State University, Fresno and has 20+ years of experience as a graphic designer, so deadlines don't scare him. He honed his art skills by entered in photoshop and illustration contests over the years and has won many times with his imaginative and creative execution of his ideas.

Since November 2011, Steve has been contributing art every month to the Lovecraft eZine, an online magazine featuring Lovecraftian horror.  His art has also been seen in Insomnia Press #2 (Sept 2012), on covers for The Drabblecast, and issues of The Surreal Grotesque. As a freelancer, Steve has created art/designs for clients from Australia, the U.K., the Netherlands and for private commissions. 

He seems just as excited about working on this project as we are about doing it!  Check out more of his work on his website: Steve Santiago

-Rewards-

-Paranormal Investigation-

Unexplained Phenomena!
Unexplained Phenomena!

Join us in Lincoln NE with paranormal investigators Paranormal L.I.G.H.T.S on an investigation of Wilderness Park!  Tons of creepy stories about this wide open space!  Help us find some ghosts!

-Sticker-

Behold the latest sticker to throw onto your stuff from Haunt of Horror Press!  

Sticker!
Sticker!

-Sketch Cards-

 At the $50 level you can now get a very special reward from artist Steven Santiago.  The first 10 copies of the magazine will be numbered and signed and include a sketch card of one of our favorite monsters in it!  We'll even bag and board it for you so it doesn't get messed up!

Here is an example of the kind of sketch you will get at this reward level!

A Sample Sketch!
A Sample Sketch!

-T-Shirts-

 T-Shirt Designs.  As promised here are the three t-shirt designs that you will be able to choose from!

First is the Haunt of Horrors Press Logo Shirt.

HHP Logo Shirt
HHP Logo Shirt

Next is The Podcast T-Shirt which references Nate and Gabe's total inability to say a sentence without using the words Um, Like or Amazing.

Podcast Shirt
Podcast Shirt

 And finally The Other Side of Horror logo shirt!

The Other Side of Horror Shirt
The Other Side of Horror Shirt

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk on this is actual content creation. Getting enough money to cover paying artists and writers is really the biggest obstacle that we have to over come. Once the money is raised it is all about wrangling up great articles and art.

Deadlines will have to be met to keep the publishing of the magazine on track and that is something that we can deal with if need be.

But all in all, this is something that we are confident that we can pull off, especially with your help!

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