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About this project

Strange Horror #1 is a 40 page, full color, mature readers comic with tales of fright beyond the ordinary: Welcome to Dunwich, Wounds, and The Devouring.

This is mostly a “Digital Only” campaign, with the issue set up as a PDF, and you can get your hands on PDFs of issues #1, #2 and #3 — the first story arc for all three stories — through this Kickstarter.

The issues are already 100% finished and ready to deliver.

THANK YOU DOWNLOADS

All backers will receive full color “Thank You Downloads” as we hit our funding milestones because we are crazy excited to share our stories and very, very thankful you are here!

WHY IS STRANGE HORROR BEYOND THE ORDINARY?

Wounds
Wounds

If you like figuring things out, WOUNDS is the story for you, written in an “eternal waking” style that’s guaranteed to keep you guessing. Is it one man’s descent into madness as he attempts to save his family from a zombie apocalypse? Or something more? Written and illustrated by me.

Welcome to Dunwich
Welcome to Dunwich

WELCOME TO DUNWICH. Large single family homes come up for sale in the sinister Miskatonic River Valley, as a speculator attempts to gentrify fabled Dunwich, despite portents of doom. Written by me and illustrated by Macabre Mark Bloodworth (Deadworld, Hellraiser).

The Devouring
The Devouring

THE DEVOURING. A museum break-in yields two brutal murders. The police are unconcerned and museum staff just want the story to go away — but it won’t, because Hell’s Reporter is on the case. Written by me and illustrated by Andy Bennett (Ghost Sonata, Cthulhu Tales).

STRANGE HORROR SAMPLE PAGES

Wounds

 

 

 

 Welcome to Dunwich

 

 The Devouring

 

 

STRANGE HORROR is (C) Gary Scott Beatty

LEVELS! The Details

$12 - Artist Issues Level: Extended Artist Issues of Strange Horror #1, #2 AND #3 PDFs. An illustration lover’s dream! All the story that is Strange Horror, plus artist biographies and splash page after splash page of creepy goodness.

$30 - Sooth the Beasts Music and Comics Level: Strange Horror music download, composed and performed by Gary Scott Beatty. (Plus Extended Artist Issues of Strange Horror #1, #2 AND #3 PDFs.) Check out the music in the video below. These MP3 downloads are creepy and disturbing, reflecting the emotions and experiences of characters in Wounds, Welcome to Dunwich and The Devouring.

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$60 - Join the Horde Level: Become a zombie — you supply a photo, Gary will “turn” you. I’m looking forward to turning you guys into zombies! This includes two downloads, a print resolution size in case you want to hang yourself (on the wall that is) and an online size great for profile pics!

 

$80 - Join the Horde, Sooth the Beasts Level. This is the whole enchilada! Become a zombie, download creepy music, read all of Strange Horror and enjoy the Extended Artist Editions. Have it all!

Original Art Levels from Mark and Andy, pages pictured below. I’m thinking, if you want these, you’ll need to grab them early.

BENNETT ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 2
BENNETT ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 2

 

BENNETT ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 5
BENNETT ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 5

 

BENNETT ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 22
BENNETT ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 22

 

BLOODWORTH ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 1
BLOODWORTH ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 1

 

BLOODWORTH ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 2
BLOODWORTH ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 2

 

BLOODWORTH ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 22
BLOODWORTH ORIGINAL ART LEVEL, Page 22

MEET THE CREATORS

Gary Scott Beatty – Writer, Illustrator, Colorist, Letterer. Bleeding Cool called my comic, Number One, one of the best indie comics of 2014. Worlds: Three Stories by Gary Scott Beatty was just released through Caliber Comics. I’m editor, publisher and contributor to Indie Comics.

Mark Bloodworth – Illustrator, Welcome to Dunwich. Mark Bloodworth illustrated the award winning Deadworld: The Last Siesta (IDW), Clive Barker’s: Hellraiser, Deadworld Chronicles (Desperado), his own monster mag homage Midnight Mortuary, and many more titles. This man knows how to draw terror!

Andy Bennett – Illustrator, The Devouring. Andy Bennett has illustrated for Caliber Comics, Moonstone Books, BOOM! Studios and IDW books. His clients for design, illustration, and sequential art have included PBS, Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics, DC Comics and many more. We’re all lucky he can’t stay away from horror.

MONEY BREAKDOWN

Mark and Andy have already been paid, so I’m trying to recoup a portion of that expense with my Kickstarter goal. If we go (well) beyond that, I also get paid (Hey, I can hope, can’t I?).

If you pledge for Mark and/or Andy’s original art, that all goes to them, except for the part that goes toward the download stuff I’m offering.

We have no print costs, just production. Gotta love pixels.

WHY JUST DIGITAL?

Strange Horror may be the best series I’ve ever written. I want everyone to read it! I decided on a “digital only” experience for this Kickstarter to put these stories in the hands of as many readers as possible. Full color printing is expensive and mailing costs are going up all the time, especially to my friends outside the United States (Hello Australia!).

This Kickstarter is not about dollar numbers, it’s about readers. That’s why I priced the #1 issue at $1, to pull in many, many readers!

WHY KICKSTART A FINISHED BOOK?

I will be delivering comics immediately after this Kickstarter is finished. Waiting is never something I’m happy with and I don’t want readers to wait, either.

 

Risks and challenges

The three issues, music, and original art are all completed. All that remains is your participation! And, please, tell your friends. UA-88234520-1

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