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 four times, but we need your help to do it again.
Dark Lady Returns
In 2014, I decided that I wanted to produce a horror comics anthology that would only feature women as writers and artists. I wanted to celebrate women in the horror genre, as they're overlooked and under-represented.
In 2015, I published Dark Lady, which featured ten short scary stories written and illustrated by women from around the world. After Dark Lady's success, I produced three more co-ed anthologies.
Hellcat Press is turning five, and we've decided to get back to our roots. We're producing Dark Lady Returns, an all-female horror comic anthology. Dark Lady Returns clocks in at over 200 pages and features writers and artists from around the world.
Here's a sneak peak at our Table of Contents:
The Flower Maiden by Dominique Duong
Don’t Let Mama Sleep by Diane Rockell and Sam Hummer
Fern Flower by Alice Carroll and Catphantom
Facelift by Rose Weitz and Emma G.
Growing Up by Francesca Da Sacco
Exodus by Aya Rothwell
Bait and Switch by Irene Stark and Maddy Pineau
Question and Answer by Angeli Rafer and Sara Roncero-Menendez
Lunatic by Aga Ta Maj
Unearthly Remains by Angela Boyle
Morning Routine by Zoe Sugg and Cassidy Parsons
El Cadejo by Luka Wilder and Bry Furia
Highway 6 by Lupi
These Are Not My Woods by Reinelaren
The Mystery Crater by Lisa White and Kelly Smith
Essence by Olivia Roberts
Three on the Meathook by Michela Da Sacco
Tag by BemyVu
Molothrus by KC and Lio Lylark
Nobody Lives Here by H. Pueyo
The Widow and her Husband by Anne Mortenson-Agnew and Andrea Rosales
Black Feathers by Lisa Wolinsky and Melissa McGee
Here at Hellcat Press, we believe in our contributors. We appreciate their creativity, and we are honored that they are sharing it 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 Dark Lady Returns. Because we have contributors from all over the world, the shipping will be expensive.
We have some super fun rewards for our backers.
We're also offering custom art done by artists Laura Bearl and Tonya Gray. For $150, Laura draw the monster of your choice. For $150, Tonya will draw a custom dragon for you. You will receive a printed 8.5" x 11" copy of this drawing. You will also receive a copy of "Dark Lady Returns."
Here are some samples of their amazing art:
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.
We're asking for $2,000. Here's how that's going to break down:
$460 will go to our creators
$50 will go to printing the exclusive posters for this Kickstarter campaign
$150 will go to paying for a barcode and ISBN
$380 will go to cover art
$800 will go to printing "Dark Lady Returns"
$260 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.
Risks and challenges
The book is completed and assembled. All we need to do now is get it printed and shipped to the contributors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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