Short, Dark & Peculiar is an anthology of stories written by J W Murray, collaborating with six with ludicrously talented comics creators based in Edinburgh and beyond.
- There will be 10 one-off stories, 1-8 pages each.
- There will be 57 pages of comics in total.
It's all black & white (apart from the cover). Why? I love B&W. It's a limitation that pushes artistic creativity and puts more emphasis on storytelling.
Supporters of this KickStarter can get a copy - physical or digital - of Short, Dark & Peculiar. They can ALSO choose to get a copy of IZVALTA - J W Murray's full length novel about alchemy in the Carpathian mountains. It's not a comic, but it's pretty cool. Here's the spiel:
About Me & The Project
I've been writing weird stories for years. They usually fall somewhere between horror, drama, fantasy and sci-fi. Some are humorous; some philosophical. One phrase unites them all: Short, Dark & Peculiar.
This project has been 2 years in the making: I started working on comics in 2017 and quickly realised that making comics is 1) amazing, 2) incredibly labour-intensive and 3) best undertaken with others.
Risks and challenges
Most of the artwork is completed already and the rest will be finished very shortly. Each of the stories is a maximum of 8 pages, so hopefully there shouldn't be any delays. That said, life does happen - and if one of the pieces can't be finished in time, the project could be delayed by a month or two. If I think that there is going to be a hole to fill, one of the stories can be swapped out with new material that I'm planning to include in Short, Dark & Peculiar #2!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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