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Demons in the Darkness

A One-Shot Comic that deals with School Bullying with in the trappings of a Horror Story

Demons in the Darkness

A One-Shot Comic that deals with School Bullying with in the trappings of a Horror Story

$934
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14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 8 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Demons in the Darkness is a 44 Page - Black and White Horror Comic inspired by my time being bullied in school. 

Demons in the Darkness is a story long in the making.  I’ve had the idea for a while but I’ve struggled to tell it properly.

At its core, Demons in the Darkness, is about Bullying and the collateral damage bullying causes.  It’s about children as they awkwardly grow into adults, as they try to understand their differences from the “norm”.  It’s about the frustration of being different and accepting who you truly are.  All wrapped up in the trappings of a horror story so it's easier to digest and explore. 


This Kickstarter will fund a print run large enough to make the price low enough that I can submit the book to Diamond Distribution and not lose money off of each sale.

The point getting it distributed is so I can get this book into as many people's hands as possible.  This is a very personal book for me and I have a strong desire to share it. 

Writing this book has helped me a lot and I hope it can help others too. At the very least, I want to continue a conversation about the effects of bullying and the lack of any real solutions.

Finally I wouldn't be lying that I hope this Kickstarter also helps raise my profile and more people become interested in my comics and writing as a whole.  I have dreamed of making comics since I was a kid.  Comics was a way for me to escape my life and to experience different things that I couldn't in my own life.  And yes, a lot of comics gave me a sense of power and control in my life.  While I was powerless in my own life, comics made me felt had had real super power in my grasp.

I have many stories to tell, and I hope this one is the start of a long career of telling those stories. 

Dungeons and Dragons

World of Darkness 

Comics from -

Hannu Kesola - https://www.facebook.com/bloodskullschrome/

Es Kay - http://sigmatestudio.com/

Ale Juvera - https://www.facebook.com/redvisorgo/

Bill Williams - https://www.facebook.com/punchlinecomic/

Joseph Duis - https://www.heresystudiosllc.com

656 Comics - https://www.facebook.com/656comic/


Ayu Sakata - http://www.ayusakata.com/  

Malcom Harris - https://www.facebook.com/Channelmpublishing 

CL Stegall - https://www.clstegall.com/  

Luke Green - https://www.deviantart.com/thrythlind

Mostafa Moussa - https://www.facebook.com/MostafaMoussa13/

Garrett Gainey

Dianita Ceron - https://www.facebook.com/dianitaart/

Verónica Rosado Miñarro

Don Rosencrants

Thomas Branch - https://tbranch56.tumblr.com/

David Degrand - https://degrandland.com

Khalid Roberston - https://www.behance.net/khalidsteelob531

Risks and challenges

The goal of this Kickstarter is to fund a print run to get the comic in stores.

The book is completely drawn and lettered. It only needs some graphic design work for the title page and details like that.

I've submitted books multiple times to Diamond Distribution, and I think I have a good handle on what they will accept. That said all my submissions has been turned down by Diamond to date.

I have published numerous graphic novels and comics, not only my own but others as well. While some do generate money, none of them have generated enough to recoup the costs of making comics and overall I have lost money by making comics.

Ultimately, I make comics because I love the medium and I have stories to tell. The plan for this Kickstarter is to get this story into as many hands as possible, so even if I fail to get the book distributed by Diamond, I plan to go to comic conventions and comic shops to hand sell as many books as possible.

I have had plenty of positive feedback on the book from many publishers, but ultimately the book did not fit their current publishing plans for a large variety of reasons. There was expressed confidence in the story, but also some concern considering it's dark nature.

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