As a blizzard descends upon a remote distribution center, a mysterious package is delivered. The three man night crew will be witness to unspeakable horrors born from within the TOMB OF THE WHITE HORSE.
Snow falls, tensions rise, and the presence of this package pulls the crew closer to the abyss of insanity. Blood will be spilled, sacrifices made, and by dawn humanity will be privy to what lies within THE TOMB.
TOMB OF THE WHITE HORSE is a 36-page full color one-shot comic that is both a standalone story and the first of a four part horror series.
Benjamin and I share a love of horror.The Thing, The Shining, and Hellraiser are a just a few we keep close to our hearts. Likewise, the otherworldly eeriness of The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt, and reprints of EC Horror Comics were also objects of our affection. Equipped with an armful of this malevolent, bleeding love, we set our jaws and fashioned it into a comic.
TOMB is a story of isolation, gore, and high strangeness that I hope will connect on more than a surface level. We wanted the struggle between our characters resonant with the divisive times in which we live. It's important to care about the people we're terrorizing, and without giving away too much, we wanted the reader to feel the pain of Sam, the rage of Taylor, and the smug security of Noah, instead of making them 2-dimensional cannon fodder.
The project has been a labor of love for some time. We distributed the first TOMB OF THE WHITE HORSE preview at NYCC in 2018. Then an updated version at C2E2 in early 2019. While working on a third re-write, we grabbed an opportunity to have my script reviewed by Danny Lore, (Queen of Bad Dreams, James fricking' Bond) and their notes transformed our work-in-progress into the chilling tale we have in store for you.
Our goal of 3500$ is to pay for colors, letters, printing, fulfillment of rewards, and shipping to our backers. Value and turnaround time are important to us, so we've included free shipping in the US & UK, and our time goal is to have the book in your hands before the last day of October.
As co-creators of TOMB, Benjamin and I are not taking a page rate for this book. We wanted to keep the goal low and ensure we could pay for the awesome letters & colors Zakk and Lesley are providing. The rest of the funds raised will go to production costs, printing & fulfillment/shipping of the final products. Any renumeration for us will come from stretch goals & will be duly noted as the campaign goes on.
One of our main priorities for this comic is to make it our own - we want the book to stand out, and be an object of substance in its own right. We've worked together to curate the high quality materials that fit the art and subject matter of TOMB - a 200gsm matt laminated cover to showcase Kim Myatt's fantastic painted cover, with 150gsm uncoated interior pages, giving the comic a tactile quality so you can FEEL THE HORROR!
BENJAMIN Æ FILBY
More of his work can be found at benjaminaefilby.com
You can find him on twitter @Ian_Face.
More of her work can be found at www.lesleyatlansky.com
Risks and challenges
We're determined to make this book! But bringing enough people together to generate life in a project like this is always our main concern.
Benjamin and I have worked hard to make sure our budget is tight and responsible, but the only thing that keeps us up at night (besides the strange dragging sound emanating from the basement) is that our reach isn't wide enough to "get the word out" appropriately. The best solution is signal boosting from our fans and friends.
So please, even if you're not able to back the book, take a moment to tweet or post about TOMB OF THE WHITE HORSE on your social media feeds.
Tell your friends at the comic book shop, office, or the Overwatch league you play in Wednesdays, Fridays, and alternating Sundays. Any mention helps, and you'll have our sincere thanks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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