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13 of Edgar Allan Poe's chilling stories & poems get new life as over 20 creators add their own twists on the tales.
13 of Edgar Allan Poe's chilling stories & poems get new life as over 20 creators add their own twists on the tales.
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Cover by Kyle Roberts
Cover by Kyle Roberts

 About The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles:     

Edgar Allan Poe is known for his many works of terror and mystery. So, it's only natural that many people gravitate toward his writings. Every one of the 20+ creators who worked on this project is a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and his stories, and we decided that we would re-imagine some of his poems and stories in some new and different ways. 

This anthology contains 13 chilling stories by a variety of writers and artists, including Annabel Lee, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Oval Portrait, Ligeia, Conversations with a Mummy, Mesmeric Revelation, El Dorado, Dream Within a Dream, The Black Cat, and The Purloned Letter. Plus there are two vastly different interpretations of The Angel of the Odd. 

About the physical book: 

Project: The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles 

Book Type: Graphic Novel Anthology       

Book Size: 6.625 x 10.25 inches

Pages: 120 

Interior: Black and White pages, gloss 

Exclusives: Variant Kickstarter Only Cover by Brendan and Brian Fraim

Ligeia by James Mascia and Adam Markiewicz
Ligeia by James Mascia and Adam Markiewicz
Some Words With a Mummy by James Burton and Jeff Aragon
Some Words With a Mummy by James Burton and Jeff Aragon

About the Book:

This is an anthology of 13 of Poe's stories and poems re-imagined by various creators. 

Each of our teams took on a different work of Poe's and added our own little twist to it. A couple of examples: Annabel Lee is retold as a vampire tale, The Conversation with a Mummy never ends because the mummy has been cooped up for so long he just can't shut his mouth, Masque of the Red Death is about the impending robot apocalypse. All these ideas and more come out through these wonderful stories. 

Deathtrap by Clay Adams and Kyle Roberts
Deathtrap by Clay Adams and Kyle Roberts
Mesmeric Revelation by Eddy Hedington and Rahil Mohsin
Mesmeric Revelation by Eddy Hedington and Rahil Mohsin

Why Are We Doing This?:

The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles was created because of all the sick, dark fantasies we have, and if we didn't get them down on paper, like Poe, we would literally go insane. 

Seriously, this project was created simply because we all love Poe. James Mascia thought of it as a way of introducing Poe to someone who has never read him before, while giving his fans some new twists on these already twisted stories.  

It's all about following your dream. We've always wanted to create comics, and so we are. All of us have to pursue those dreams that we want to pursue, no matter what they are. It's the way we find happiness in our own lives.     

El Dorado by Tyler Wentland
El Dorado by Tyler Wentland
Sanctuary by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and Marcio Loerzer
Sanctuary by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and Marcio Loerzer
Angel of the Odd by Russell Nohelty and Eric Young
Angel of the Odd by Russell Nohelty and Eric Young

Who's Involved: 

James Mascia - Is just all-around awesome. People from all over come to him just to increase their own awesomeness levels. James is a writer (and part-time artist) and has created books like High School Heroes, The Poe Murders, Anti-Christ, Under a Blood-Red Moon, and Vengeance of Dracula.  

Pat Shand - @PatShand - writes comics (Destiny NY, Prison Witch, Breathless, Little Girl) and novels (Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor). He runs Space Between Entertainment in New York, where he lives with his wife Amy and their army of cats. 

Bill McCormick - began writing professionally in 1986 when he worked for Chicago Rocker Magazine in conjunction with his radio show on Z-95 (ABC-FM). He went on to write for several other magazines and later transitioned to blogs. He wrote a sports blog at Jay The Joke which was featured in ESPN (The Magazine), Sports Illustrated, on the Jonathon Brandmeir Show (WLUP), and referenced many times in local newspapers including the Sun Times & Tribune. He still writes a twisted news blog at World News Center which provides source material for his weekly appearances on The Big Wake Up Call which airs on WBIG 1280 AM, FOX! Sports. Yes, you read that correctly, he does a show about anything other than sports on a sports radio station even though he has written extensively about sports.

Madeleine Holly-Rosing -  the writer/creator of the steampunk comic, Boston Metaphysical Society and the writer of the upcoming mini-series, Kasai: The Homecoming from SFC Comics/Evoluzione Publishing. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA where she won numerous awards as well as the Sloan Fellowship. Madeleine also has upcoming sequential art short stories in: The 4th Monkey, The Eynes Anthology, The Rum Row Anthology, and the Cthulhu is Hard to Spell, Ain’t It Anthology.

Clay Adams - friedcomics.com - Clay Adams is a writer and filmmaker who's funded two projects on Kickstarter with FRIED Comics. His directorial debut, THE BOY SCOUT, was nominated for Best Short at the Golden Egg Film Festival in Los Angeles, and his feature script, THE ECLIPSE, placed second in the horror category of the FADEIn Awards. He has written and directed for television and holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. When not in front of a computer or behind a camera, he’s regaling his two kids with stories about his “childhood in Atlantis.” Shh. Don’t tell them.

Eddy Hedington - http://eddyhedington.com/ - Eddy lives in Tacoma, WA with his wife, 3 kids, 2 cats and 2 fish. Writing and reading comics are a true passion of love for him and he appreciates your backing of this book with every square centimeter of his heart.

Ryan Kroboth - Ryan is a writer, artist, and alum of the The Comics Experience School. He served as contributing artist to ComixTribe's 'The Proving Grounds' column, drawing panels from novice writers' scripts to help them improve their craft and better communicate with collaborators. He is currently illustrating SUNMAKER, his professional comics debut. When not making or reading comics, Ryan enjoys teaching martial arts classes to teens and adults at the karate school where he has trained for twenty years.

Russell Nohelty - @russellnohelty - Russell Nohelty is a writer of things. While he’s written comic books like Katrina Hates the Dead and Pixie Dust, he’s also an accomplished novelist, having written more books than can be listed in the space allotted. He also has a very entertaining newsletter, which you can join at www.russellnohelty.com/mailand get a few of his books for free.

Rahil Mohsin - www.instagram.com/rahil_mohsin/ - This weird, quirky artist comes from Bangalore, India. He is addicted to three things – comics, cartoons, anything horror and coffee… Math is his Kryptonite.

Tyler Wentland - Tyler Wentland is an artist and writer from southern New England with short stories in the 2016 and 2017 IF Anthologies by Alterna Comics and winner of the 2016 Valiant Craft of Comics Contest. He is currently finishing up Red Koi, a samurai fantasy one-shot slated for publication in 2019. Follow him at www.tylerwentland.com, and thanks!

James Burton - is a survivor, childhood didn't fail him, adulthood hasn't stolen his soul, and cancer failed to kill him. Now, he is a comic creating badass spending his time drawing his friends being thrown through walls by monsters, and telling his children stories about heroes and dreamlands. His works can be found at www.angrybrainartworks.com or www.scatteredcomics.com/damageinc

Craig Dixon - 

Kyle Roberts - @kyeroberts_art - is a high school art teacher and indie comic creator whose work includes Parent/Guardian, The Brokener, and the forthcoming The Ark, all from his imprint, FROM BEYOND COMICS.

Will Allred - @wallred - a writer, professor, and technologist. He created and wrote Diary of Night for BloodFire Studios, contributed to the Eisner-nominated Comics through Time and multiple other academic books on comics, and is writing a second novel.

Adam Markiewicz - Adam Markiewicz is the co-creator (along with writer Ben Fisher) of The Great Divide, as well as the creator/writer/artist of Trench Coat Samurai. When not working on comics, Adam is probably still drawing something because sunlight and fresh air will kill him. He has no cats. You can follow Adam on Twitter and Instagram (both under @AdManComics), or check out his website http://admancartoonist.com

Marcio Loerzer -  Márcio Loerzer began working with comics as a ghost in 2010. He was Jack Jadson's ink assistant. In 2011, he learned how to draw in Joe Bennett's studio. In 2012, he did his first job as a draftsman at Zenescope, Boom and IDW. In 2013 and 2014 he returned to paint for several artists, working at Valiant, DC Comics and Marvel comics. He is currently a freelancer and does drawing and ink .

Eric Young - I've been freelance illustrating for the last 5 years. I got indoctrinated into the independent comic community after my first comic con in 2016. It sparked a passion for comics that's turned into my personal obsession. Over the last year I've been focusing all my free time into upgrading my creative skills and building my own epic universe!

Sean Fitzgibbon - has exhibited work throughout the US. He is currently illustrating and authoring a nonfiction, documentary style graphic novel entitled "What Follows Is True…Crescent: The Baker Years" that chronicles the darkest years (1937-1939) of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Norman Baker arrived and converted the historic hotel into a hospital claiming cures to cancer. To see more of his work visit www.seanfitzgibbon.com.

Jeff Aragon - This project is the first comic script Jeff Aragon has written. As a comic fan for close to 35 years, Jeff has always dreamed of having the opportunity to enter comics. This opening has pushed Jeff to begin working on several projects that he hopes to release in the future. Jeff is a father to three beautiful daughters, one son, an Alaskan malamute and a Siberian husky.

Also featuring the work of: 

David Thomas, and Brian Biggerlion Daniel

Dream Within a Dream by Pat Shand and Ryan Best
Dream Within a Dream by Pat Shand and Ryan Best
The Purloined Letter by Ryan Kroboth and Will Allred
The Purloined Letter by Ryan Kroboth and Will Allred
Kickstarter Exclusive Print by Angela McKendrick
Kickstarter Exclusive Print by Angela McKendrick
"Superman" Variant Cover by Brendan and Brian Fraim
"Superman" Variant Cover by Brendan and Brian Fraim

Rewards:

The "Guru" of the Odd by David Thomas and Craig Dixon
The "Guru" of the Odd by David Thomas and Craig Dixon
The Oval Portrait by Bill McCormick and Brian Biggerlion Daniel
The Oval Portrait by Bill McCormick and Brian Biggerlion Daniel
Annabel Lee by James Mascia and Marcio Loerzer
Annabel Lee by James Mascia and Marcio Loerzer
The Black Cat by Sean Fitzgibbon
The Black Cat by Sean Fitzgibbon
Tell-Tale Heart by James Mascia and Marcelo Salaza
Tell-Tale Heart by James Mascia and Marcelo Salaza

STRETCH GOALS!!!!!

ADD ONS!!!

Because we hit that second stretch goal, our first add on will be a set of buttons. Two of the buttons will feature our two covers from The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles. The third button will remain a mystery for now. I promise, however, that when it is revealed, you will want one. 

You can add this to any print order by adding just $10 to your pledge. Then you will get all 3 of these buttons to take home and wear and show just how much you love Poe!

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    Two whole books of the Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles still not enough for you? What if we threw in a copy of The Poe Murders by James Mascia as well? Triple the Poe is like having your own personal talking Raven constantly reminding you... what was that word it said again??

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