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A black and white international horror comics anthology edited by Lindsay Moore.
96 backers pledged $3,412 to help bring this project to life.

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We've Got Stretch Goals!

We were incredibly lucky to hit our target of $2,040. But, since we still have quite a ways to go, we've decided to add in some fun stretch goals!

If we raise an additional $500 ($2,540), we'll throw in an exclusive sticker  with the Hellcat Press logo for everyone who ordered a poster or a hard copy of the book. 

Our sticker design
Our sticker design

If we reach $3,000, we'll add an exclusive Hellcat Press magnet (in addition to the sticker) for everyone who ordered a poster or a hard copy of the book.

Our magnet design
Our magnet design

And if we make it all the way to $3,200, we'll add in an exclusive Hellcat Press temporary tattoo, along with the magnet and the sticker. 

We are so excited to have the funding for "Screams Heard 'Round the World." Any and all extra money we make will go directly to our wonderfully talented contributors.

What is Hellcat Press?

In 2014, I co-founded Hellcat Press because I wanted to combine my love of comics with my love of the horror genre. We wanted to create horror comic anthologies that would keep people awake at night. 

We've done that three times, but we need your help to do it again.

Screams Heard 'Round the World

Our newest anthology, "Screams Heard 'Round the World," features the work of writers and artists from around the world. For this anthology, we asked contributors to take a myth or legend about a monster from a non-American country and craft a story inspired by it.

From the deceptive Kelpies of Scotland to the mischievous Nekomata of Japan to the hypnotic Duppy Bird of Jamaica -- this anthology has something terrifying for everyone. 

Here's a sneak peak at our Table of Contents:

The Seal Woman of Mikladalur, a tale from the Faroe Islands by Lisa Wolinsky and Melissa McGee  

Flame and Flood Atop the Mountain, a tale from Iraq by Jordan Alsaqa and Christine Skelly  

El Familiar, a tale from Argentina by Lani Fernance  

Foreign Monsters, a tale from France by Jason LeBlanc and Scott Wauchope  

Wolpertinger, a tale from Germany by Maximilian Meier  

A Heart-Full Mistake, a tale from New Zealand by Cale Ward and Letty Wilson  

Run the Jewel, a tale from the Philippines by Roel Torres  

True Love’s Kiss, a tale from Scotland by Jake Meyer  

The Barghest Cometh, a tale from England by Olivia Whitt  

Bunyip, a tale from Australia by Ken Best  

The Lesson, a tale from India by R. Vincent  

Boíuna, a tale from Brazil by Dante L. and H. Pueyo  

Kitamba Kia Xiba, a tale from Angola by P.A. Nolte and Shannon Gretzon

Nekomata, a tale from Japan by Aya Rothwell  

Makumba Italika, a tale from Italy by Luca Bulgheroni  

Kaliakra, a tale from Bulgaria by Emiliyan and Stanimir Valev  

Phi Pop: A Thai Ghost Story, a tale from Thailand Hira Rashid and Edward Zmuda  

Duppy Bird, a tale from Jamaica by Benet Simon and Asia Noble

Yohanna, a tale from Ethiopia by David Thomas and Rahil Mohsin  

Beware the Bolotianyk, a tale from the Ukraine by J.D. Boucher and Sally Cantirino  

The Woman in the Lake, a tale from Kyrgyzstan by Michael Murphy

Qalupalik, a tale from Canada by Mark Eshbaugh  

Embers in the Sky, a tale from Ghana by Sal Fitzgerald and Raymond Griffith  

A Good Friend, a tale from Iceland by Kelly Smith and Lisa Marie White

The Moongazer, a tale from Guyana by Kevin Mahadeo and Summer Gagliardi  

The Man From the Rapids, a tale from Sweden by Robin Ragnarsson

Emes, a tale from Poland by Brett Seth Simon and Angeli Rafer

Here at Hellcat Press, we believe in our contributors. We appreciate their creativity, and we are honored that they are sharing with us. We believe in paying our contributors and allowing them to retain the copyright to their work. We've set aside the money to pay our contributors even if this Kickstarter fails. The funds from this Kickstarter will go to our final printing and distribution costs. Extra funds will be evenly distributed back to the artists in recognition of their hard work.

The bulk of our money will go to our creators. We need to pay them and we need to ship them each a copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World." Because we have contributors from all over the world, the shipping will be expensive. 

Reward Levels

We have some super fun rewards for our backers.

For $10, you can get an exclusive digital copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World"
For $10, you can get an exclusive digital copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World"
For $10, you can get an exclusive poster by artist Charlie Cody
For $10, you can get an exclusive poster by artist Charlie Cody
For $15, I'll write an obituary just for you
For $15, I'll write an obituary just for you
For $20, you can receive a digital copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World" and an exclusive poster
For $20, you can receive a digital copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World" and an exclusive poster
For $30, you can receive a paperback copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World"
For $30, you can receive a paperback copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World"
For $40, you can receive a paperback and digital copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World," plus an exclusive poster by Charlie Cody
For $40, you can receive a paperback and digital copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World," plus an exclusive poster by Charlie Cody
For $80, you can get a Hellcat book bundle: one paperback copy each of "Dark Lady," "Simply Sinful," "Tales From the Public Domain," and "Screams Heard 'Round the World"
For $80, you can get a Hellcat book bundle: one paperback copy each of "Dark Lady," "Simply Sinful," "Tales From the Public Domain," and "Screams Heard 'Round the World"
For $100, I will proofread your work (100 pages maximum please)
For $100, I will proofread your work (100 pages maximum please)

We're also offering custom art done by local artists Laura Bearl, Jay Kennedy, Jonny Bloozit, Dan Neville, Bill Imbrogna, and Steve Coughlin. For $150, you will receive a drawing of you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice. You will receive this drawing digitally. You will also receive a copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World." 

Here are some samples of their amazing art:

Jay Kennedy
Jay Kennedy
Bill Imbrogna
Bill Imbrogna
Laura Bearl
Laura Bearl
Steve Coughlin
Steve Coughlin
Dan Neville
Dan Neville

Have you got a killer idea for a novel, short story, screenplay, or comic trapped in your head? For $200, I'll help you get it out of your noggin and onto paper! I love collaborating and brainstorming with people, and I love seeing other people get their creative projects off the ground. To me, nothing is sadder than a dynamite idea that you can't get out of your head and onto paper where it belongs. Now, I can't guarantee that your work will be published, but, I'll do everything in my power (limited as it is) to help you get it written down.

Where Will My Money Go?

Most of it will go to our creators. Once the book is funded, printed, and shipped to our contributors, the leftover money will be divided evenly amongst them. 

Pie Chart of Rewards
Pie Chart of Rewards

We're asking for $2,040. Here's how that's going to break down:

$440 will go to our creators

$100 will go to printing the exclusive posters for this Kickstarter campaign

$800 will go to printing "Screams Heard 'Round the World"

$700 will go to Kickstarter fees, shipping fees, and creator bonuses.

Risks and challenges

The book is completed and assembled. All we need to do now is get it printed and shipped to the contributors.

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    Your Obituary

    We've all gotta die someday, right? I will write a brief, loving obituary for you and post it on Hellcat Press's website.

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    "Screams Heard 'Round the World" Book

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    As part of my day job, I do a great deal of proofreading. For $100, I will proofread a document (short story, novella, poem, etc) for you. No more than 100 pages, please.

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    Custom Drawing by Jay Kennedy

    Boston-based artist Jay Kennedy will draw for you! He will draw you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice.
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    Custom Drawing by Bill Imbrogna

    Boston-based artist Bill Imbrogna will draw for you! He will draw you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice.
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    Custom Drawing by Steve Coughlin

    Boston-based artist Steve Coughlin will draw for you! He will draw you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice.
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    Custom Drawing by Dan Neville

    Boston-based artist Dan Neville will draw for you! He will draw you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice.
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    Custom Drawing by Laura Bearl

    Boston-based artist Laura Bearl will draw for you! She will draw you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice.
    You will receive a digital copy of this drawing, in addition to a copy of "Screams Heard 'Round the World."

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    Custom Drawing by Jonny Bloozit

    Boston-based artist Jonny Bloozit will draw for you! He will draw you (yes, you!) being mauled, chased, or devoured by the monster of your choice.
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    Story Consultation

    Do you have an idea for a horror story/novel/screenplay/comic trapped in your head? Do you need help formulating your ideas and getting them onto paper?
    If you pledge $200, I'll help you get your idea out of your head and onto paper, where it belongs.
    What the heck are my credentials? Well, in addition to being a creative writing major in college, I've been writing for the NoSleep Podcast for the past five seasons. I've also had comics published in numerous anthologies, including "Fractured Continuum," "Minimum Paige," "Inbound 4: A Comics History of Boston," and three of Hellcat Press's anthologies.
    If you have any questions about this particular service, please feel free to email me: lindsay@hellcatpress.com.
    Please note that while I can guarantee to help you get your kickass horror idea out of your head and onto paper, I cannot guarantee that it will be published anywhere.

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