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An indie comic anthology inspired by Dante’s Inferno.
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AMAZING! You've stretched it once, now let's stretch again:

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FUNDED!!! But there's no rest for the wicked. Time to stretch:

Help us take down another $666 above our goal before the clock runs out!

Help us fund WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?  a comic anthology inspired by Dante's Inferno. A new collection of original indie comics from the same publishing house that brought you POE TWISTED, SHAKESPEARE SHAKEN, UNFASHIONED CREATURES: A Frankenstein Anthology, and A SOUL DIVIDED/CAGED IN FLESH, inspired by Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

 Our newest anthology is 100+ pages of hellacious comics from 23 infernal creators! Claim your copy hot off the press.. and we do mean that literally!

 It's rough making your way in show business. Everyone wants something from you, and no one is cutting you any breaks. Your boss is a real beast, and you're performing for the dregs of society.

Also, you're in Hell.


A hapless hero who can't do anything right makes his stumbling way through a series of  worsening gigs, but interspersed along the way, readers are treated to stories of how the torture goes when the pros are in charge.

Red Stylo Media's fresh take on Dante's Inferno gives eleven teams of artists and writers the chance to dig into the depths of one hell of a backlot, a behind-the-scenes look at an infernal studio where the last thing you want to hear is, "Cut!"

What Fresh Hell Is This? features new looks at each of Dante's nine circles of hell, along with a look at the origin of the worst of all studio bosses, Satan. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll cheer dashing heroes and boo sneaky villains.

You'll look back on your own dastardly deeds of yesteryear. Because after all, it's not just the truly evil who find a seat in Hell.

 This collection includes stories by 23 amazing creators:

  • Aaron Allen
  •  Scott Bachmann**
  •  CGhirardo**
  • Dillon Gilbertson
  •  Sunny Go*
  • Sonya Gonzales
  • Tatum Hedrick
  • Aly High
  • Kame
  • Erin Keepers
  •  Sherezada Kent***
  •  Christopher Lackie*
  • AJ O. Mason
  • Grant McLaughlin
  •  Trevor Mueller**
  • Rob Pilkington
  • Esther Pimentel
  • Nicholas Poonamallee
  • Helen Robinson
  • Jack Simpson
  • Brian Tanner
  •  Kat Taylor*
  • Gina Trujillo

Editor: Genevieve Trainor*

(* indicates a returning contributor from previous Red Stylo collections)

 **Check out a preview of art from this collection! Sneak peek #1 Sneak peek #2 **


In addition to the over 100 comics pages included in WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?, our reward tiers include trade paperbacks and digital collections from some of our wildly popular literary-themed books:

  •  Poe Twisted, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe (13 creators, 96 pages) 
  •  Shakespeare Shaken, inspired by William Shakespeare (32 creators, 224 pages) 
  •  Unfashioned Creatures, inspired by Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' (45 creators, 194 pages) 
  •  A Soul Divided/ Cages in Flesh, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' (26 creators, 104 pages) 

More titles and art to be revealed each week, including add-ons!

Risks and challenges

The $4666 we’re raising goes toward the actual cost of printing and shipping the book, as well as fulfilling rewards. This will be Red Stylo's 8th comic anthology and our 9th Kickstarter campaign. Production on our INFERNO anthology will be completed by the campaign midpoint. Red Stylo has a proven track record of delivering comic anthologies (just check out our back-catalog!), and we have collaborated with this printer in the past. The quality of their product is OUTSTANDING, and the print order will be placed within days of funding.

While our print order is being run, Red Stylo’s team will prep rewards for shipping, including individual stories and PDFs. Our goal amount covers the cost of printing and shipping books to Red Stylo's warehouse only, but we have chosen rewards and shipping options within our regular production budget for an anthology and the cost of these items has been considered and accounted for. We also have an International partner for shipping books, allowing us to charge slightly less than usual for overseas (from us) backers.

All rewards will be delivered before November 15, 2019, which makes this book a phenomenal gift idea for the holidays.

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    LIMBO

    You've taken the risk to start the journey. But it's limbo: neither punishment nor reward. Sure, we'll send you a code to download one story from the collection, but you don't get to choose and you'll have to take what you get. Muahaha!

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    Circle 2: Lust

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    Circle 3: Gluttony

    A tangible reward you can sink your teeth into! Erm, if you want to (and we know you do.) This is the beautiful, full-color, physical copy of the book.

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    Circle 4: Greed

    "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" You want it all. Fine, this tier will get you the physical AND the digital book.

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    Circle 5: Wrath

    Does it seem unfair that those lowly $5 donors get rewards? Does it make you ... angry? Here's a hell of a rewards pack to help you feel better: the physical book, PDF copy of the collection, and a set of three "Hellywood" enamel pins. (Wait til you calm down before you open the pin set--we don't want you tempted to stick anyone with them.)

    **Add additional copies of the book for only $10 each, no extra shipping necessary!**

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    Circle 6: Heresy (digital tier)

    A digital-only tier this high?! Heresy! But here's what you receive: digital bundle of Red Stylo Anthologies, including WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? (inspired by Dante's Inferno), POE TWISTED (comics inspired by Edgar Allan Poe) and A SOUL DIVIDED/CAGED IN FLESH (comics inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde). Over three hundred pages of comics!

    We'll also inscribe your name on one of the curls of King Minos' tail in a special backsplash page in the digital collection, so you'll know where you're going when you arrive in Hell.

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    Circle 7: Violence

    Put 'em up! This is definitely a prize worth fighting for: a physical copy of WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? and the "Hellywood" enamel pin set, plus your choice of TWO more Red Stylo anthologies: POE TWISTED (inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), UNFASHIONED CREATURES (inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), or A SOUL DIVIDED/ CAGED IN FLESH (inspired by Jekyll & Hyde).

    **Add additional copies of any of these books for only $10 each, no extra shipping necessary.**

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    • "Hellywood" Enamel Pin Set
    • Your choice of TWO additional comic anthologies from RSM
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    Circle 8: Fraud

    Prints of Lies! Get the print version of WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?, the "Hellywood" Enamel Pin set, plus a set of "Show Business Is Hell!"posters (11" x 17") and bumper stickers.

    **Add additional copies of the anthology for only $10 each, no extra shipping required!**

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    Satan's Lair

    Hail, Satan! This is the big daddy reward tier, including the best rewards from all the circles of Dante's Inferno!

    **Add additional copies of the book for only $10 each, no extra shipping needed!**

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    • Print copy of the anthology
    • PDF copy of the anthology
    • Three more lit-horror anthologies from Red Stylo
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    Kick Open the Gates! Early backer BONUS

    Reign in Hell as one of our earliest backers and reap the rewards! This tier includes YOUR CHOICE of print or digital package:

    Print copy of the anthology, plus a "Hellywood" poster and FREE SHIPPING

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    Digital copy of the anthology, plus code for 5 digital comics in Red Stylo's online store and "Hellywood" mobile phone wallpaper!

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    Circle 9: Treachery

    This physical copy of the book also comes with original artwork from one of our contributors.

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    • PDF copy of the anthology
    • Page of original art from CGhirardo, Aly High, or Gina Trujillo
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