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About

Hollowed is a Sci-Fi Horror Comedy that follows the stories of Detectives Vasquez and Tyler as they hunt down a brutal serial killer that hollows out the bodies of its victims. You'll follow our detectives across states to track down this diabolical deviant with some help that they find along the way. The world of Hollowed is atmospheric, gritty, and oftentimes a lot more darkly comedic than you might expect. 

  • Of Mars has created an auditory experience to go alongside your reading of the comic and will put you into the shoes of the characters as you follow them on their adventure.

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    Interior #1
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    Interior #2
    Splash Page
    Splash Page

    Writer - Casey Bowker first wrote the script for Hollowed as a movie more than 15 years ago while attending film school. It was meant to be a pitch for the SyFy Channel, but instead it sat in a vault collecting dust until one day Casey uncovered the dark tome and decided to translate it into comic form. Will it ever become a movie? We shall see, but in the meantime, he's super happy to share the project with you after all these years. When he's not writing comics he's the Co-Editor in Chief for geeky pop culture news site, dontforgetatowel.com.

    Illustrator - Darius Johnson has been creating comics since he could pick up a pen and pad. He has worked on numerous projects in the Buffalo, NY area including his own passion project, The Rhanes of Terror. Darius's unique style was the perfect blend of awesome and gritty to bring Hollowed to life and we couldn't be happier to have him on the book.

    Hollowed #1 Cover
    Hollowed #1 Cover

     In addition to the fantastic art that Darius has done throughout the book, we also were able to snag a couple of amazing talents to work on Variant Covers. Check out the Variants by Joel Saavedra and Vinicius de Souza.

    Haunted Cover by Joel Saavedra
    Haunted Cover by Joel Saavedra
    Anime Variant By Vinicius de Souza
    Anime Variant By Vinicius de Souza

    The Hollowed soundtrack is something that's always been a part of the overall package. The music from Of Mars has been long-rumored to exist with the pantheon of the greatest musicians on our planet and though we paid a hefty fee to track down their entire library, we knew it would be worth it. We really want you to get completely immersed in the story by offering you a feast for the senses. Put on your favorite pair of headphones, open up the comics, and prepare yourself for a synthwave symphony of spectacular sounds! 

    Of Mars Album Cover
    Of Mars Album Cover

    Of Mars - Two friends sneak into a government facility that houses within its metallic walls, an alien spacecraft kept hidden from the world. Curiosity and Destiny get the better of the boys as they make their way into the UFO. Hitting the wrong button starts up the ship and before they can stop it, they are being transported outside of the Earth and past space and time itself. Their adventures are chronicled through the cassette soundtracks that have been mysteriously discovered in the bathroom of a Circle K, on August 31st, 1985 and being shared with you today.

    Sample of Track 4 - Infinite Aslan

    Brandon - Criminals
    Brandon - Criminals
                   
    We were also very lucky to get the ultra talented artist, BRANDON, to create a track for the score. Take a listen to 'Criminals'. 
    Vasquez
    Vasquez

    Vasquez - Tall, handsome, long black hair and steely eyes. Medium build. Kind of built, like he works out. Goatee, but otherwise is clean shaven. Picture him in a Black suit with a white tie and a long dark trench coat. He smokes when he's anxious. He's not a very easy-going individual. He can be a bit high strung, by the book in everything he does, and with little sense of humor.

    Tyler
    Tyler

    Tyler - Bald, lean, in shape but only because of genetics. He is pretty abusive towards his body. Light drugs, alcohol, late nights with different women. Picture him in jeans and a button down slightly untucked. His tie is not quite on the whole way. He's the life of the party, always telling jokes. Barely serious.

    Tubbs
    Tubbs

    Tubbs - Short, oafish, curly hair, pleasant personality and smile. He's a bit frumpish in his clothing, which we almost always see him in uniform. He is liked by everyone and is the kind of person you'd want to be best friends with. Think of a Hobbit.

    Sylvia
    Sylvia

    Sylvia - Pale Skinned. Bright red hair, green eyes, very voluptuous and has a presence about her. She likes to be wearing tight dresses that show off her power and authority. She's beautiful, but not to be messed with.

    Oren
    Oren

    Oren - Skinny, ratty face, slicked black hair, beady eyes. He's a bit of a chameleon. Someone you wouldn't give a second glance to if you passed by him on the streets. He likes it that way.

    The Captain
    The Captain

    The Captain - Tall, built, tough as nails. Doesn't take nothing from no one. Has been working as a cop for far too long. He's THIS close to retiring. See: Danny Glover in Predator 2 and any Lethal Weapon.

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    DFAT Comics (Design: Dave Eden)
    DFAT Comics (Design: Dave Eden)

    Hollowed is the first comic book being published by DFAT Comics, a new comic book publisher out of Upstate NY. Their focus is unique, weird, comedic, and always entertaining and independent comics. 

     Coverage of the comic:

    The Comic Vault 

    Bleeding Cool

  • Nerds from the Crypt Podcast

Risks and challenges

Unless the Hellmouth opens up and starts sending creatures of the night out unto the world and I’m forced to save us...again; there will be very few risks. I am leaving a lot of time for printing and shipping, but things can sometimes come up to cause delays. I plan on being very upfront and honest on any changes in the timeline that may occur and you can feel free to send me flaming bags of poo if you’re not satisfied to this email address chazvoltaire@gmail.com.

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