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A 50-page pixel art collection of iconic horror characters.
A 50-page pixel art collection of iconic horror characters.
62 backers pledged £430 to help bring this project to life.

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Consider yourself a connoisseur of the macabre?

Deem yourself a devotee of the retro?

Allow us to introduce the 'Icons of Horror' pixel art collection...

Created by Chris Holmes, 'Icons of Horror' features 50 unique pixel art renditions of public domain iconic horror characters from books, movies, myths and legends.

Can't identify them all? A handy character reference is included in the back.

The print edition of 'Icons of Horror' is a 148 x 148mm 54-page (inc. cover) perfect bound book, with 150GSM Silk interior and a 300GSM Silk + Matt Laminate cover. It is digitally printed in 4/4 colour throughout.

The PDF edition of 'Icons of Horror' contains all the characters and some special bonus content.

Each pixel art horror icon is also available as a .ico file, so you can spookify your PC desktop icons.

Fancy a blood-sucking 'Recycle Bin'? Or perhaps a Monstrous 'My Computer'?

Check out the FAQs for more information on how to change your Windows, Mac and Linux icons.

Fancy some fiendishly free .ico samples to try for yourself? Find them here...

Here's a sample of some iconic horrors: 

Who is this well-dressed, sharp-toothed smoothie?
Who is this well-dressed, sharp-toothed smoothie?
My master gets upset when people confuse us.
My master gets upset when people confuse us.
Oh-no, a full moooooooo-ooooooo-yawooooooooooooooooo-oooooooon
Oh-no, a full moooooooo-ooooooo-yawooooooooooooooooo-oooooooon
Graveyards, castles, churches? This lady inhabits them all...
Graveyards, castles, churches? This lady inhabits them all...
Christmas ghouls? Humbug, sir...!
Christmas ghouls? Humbug, sir...!
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh ??? R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh ??? R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

'Icons of Horror' is brought to you by the same team who successfully produced episodes #1 and #2 of 'Undetermined' - the Sci-fi comic book series - via Kickstarter. 

This is their first Quickstarter campaign. But what really scares them?

Chris's greatest fear is not having access to the internet. Cockroaches come in a close second.

Andy's greatest fear is large spiders, closely followed by average-sized spiders, then small spiders. 

Becky's fear is that one day the world will run out of crisps and prosecco... potentially beginning in a post-Brexit Britain. 

Jack's greatest fear is, of course, fear itself, along with the word fear, and anything else that has the potential to cause fear.

All horror icons have been designed by Chris. Funds generated by this Quickstarter will be used to print and fulfil the 'Icons of Horror' book. UK P&P costs have been factored in. Countries outside the UK will be charged a flat £2 for shipping.

March 2019: Quickstarter launches / Books printed

April 2019: Books distributed and Digital Rewards emailed

I've been creating pixel art ever since we got our first computers at my high school back in the late 80's. I've always found it fun to create these little images that show something that could have been in the video gaming world but never quite materialised. When Andy said, "Hey! Let's put these in a book," I'd like to say I thought long and hard about it, but the reality is I jumped at the chance. So to Andy (and the rest of the team at Quaktion Comics) I'd like to say thanks, but most of all I'd like to say thank you to you if you've read this far and especially so if you backed this quirky little concept.

Risks and challenges

All horror icons have been designed and are awaiting Kickstarter funding to go to print.

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    'Icons of Horror' PDF & Icon Pack

    Receive the 50-page digital collection of 'Icons of Horror' - includes bonus material PLUS Spookify your desktop with the full series of of horror icons.

    Includes:
    • 'Icons of Horror' - Deluxe PDF
    • 'Icons of Horror' - .ico files
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    'Icons of Horror' Print Pack

    Receive the physical 50-page 'Icons of Horror' pixel art collection PLUS the .ico files PLUS the Deluxe PDF.

    Free shipping in the UK. £2 for Rest of the World.

    Includes:
    • 'Icons of Horror' - Deluxe PDF
    • 'Icons of Horror' - .ico files
    • 'Icons of Horror' - Physical 50-page book
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