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An original comics anthology with literary gothic and science fiction themes.

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What haunts our hearts today may haunt us in the hereafter . . .

In future-Edo Japan, two lovers cross paths after fifty years apart. A drone-stream influencer is stalked by a spectre her online audience can't see. Trans vampires' lives intertwine in cyber-goth Paris. A non-binary chaplain serving a haunted space station becomes enamoured with the ship's AI. And the treachery and passion of a gestalt alien mind reaches critical mass for the explorer who discovered it.

With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 18 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives.

Following in the footsteps of Bedside Press’s first volume, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018, comes this much anticipated follow-up anthology, featuring all original comics, and curated by award-winning author and editor S.M. Beiko, published once again by Bedside Press. 

With a Foreword by Harrow County's Tyler Crook.

Cover Artwork by Sweeney Boo

Title Treatment by Dylan Todd

Published by Bedside Press

 With Pinups By

Alaire Racicot | Caeles | George Mylonas | Katie Fleming | Kielamel Sibal | Jennifer Pieg | Megan Kearney | Nika | Seren Krakens | Tiff Bartel 

With Stories By

Allison Paige, Beth Sparks & Paul Coy | Allison Pang & Irma ‘Aimo’ Ahmed (Sad Sausage Dogs) |  Sztehlo | Cait Zellers | Cameron Lucente | Jade Zhang & Mikaela Lucido | Jamie Isfeld | Joyce Chau | Leonie O'Moore & Skylar Patridge | Letty Wilson | Liezl Buenaventura | Luz Bianca & Kaylee Rowena | Merissa Mayhew | Matt McGrath & V. Gagnon | Megan Kearney | Nicholai Farber | Skylar Kardon | Trina Robbins & Anne Timmons

Edited by S.M. Beiko

Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures will be a ~200 page, 7.5x10" full-colour trade paperback, matching specifications for its predecessor volume, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love. There will be 18 original stories, plus single-page pin up artwork throughout.

We will also have the book available in eBook format for use on your reading and mobile devices (EPUB, MOBI and PDF.)

As a thank you for your support, all Kickstarter contributors will be listed in the end matter of the print and digital versions of the anthology. 

Along with a PDF ready to read on your tablet or laptop, all funders above $5 will also receive a comiXology download code to read the book on their app.

Pin up by Nika
Pin up by Alaire Racicot
Art by Jade Zhang
Page from "HOME" by Liezl Buenaventura
From "The Peyton House Etching" by Nicholai Farber
Pencils by Anne Timmons for Trina Robbins' "Ghost Planet"
Art from "Under the Bed" by Cameron Lucente
Concept art from "Slow Orbit" by Allison Paige, Beth Sparks & Paul Coy
Concept art from "Slow Orbit" by Allison Paige, Beth Sparks & Paul Coy
Concept art for "Bloody Mary" by Jade Zhang & Mikaela Lucido
Concept art for "Glasshouse" by Letty Wilson
Concept art by V. Gagnon
Concept art from "Ghost in the Machine" by Sztehlo
Concept art from "Anaesthesia" by Megan Kearney
Concept art from "Tea House" by Allison Pang and Irma ‘Aimo’ Ahmed
Concept art by Cait Zellers

With this much talent involved, we have a lot more to offer in addition to the book itself!

Prints - In the form of postcards, mini-prints, bookplates & original digital commissions, along with original art when available, of all original pin up artwork created specifically for this campaign, including the book's cover by Sweeney Boo. More art to come!

Commissions - some of our creators have generously donated commission slots for the campaign. But hurry; they're limited!

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love (2018) - Reprint - we are bringing back the anthology that started it all, still full colour and trade paperback, but in a 6x9 format with a brand new cover by Razzah.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges with this project are the same with all publishing projects that Bedside Press has put out through a fulfillment model: funding completion for the core product, dealing with setbacks at the printer, product loss during shipping, and so on. Luckily these are all issues that Bedside Press has experience with mitigating and foreseeing, in addition to S.M. Beiko’s ten years of trade publishing experience on the table for troubleshooting and managing.

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    DIGITAL COMMISSION: Letty Wilson

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    DIGITAL COMMISSION: Nicholai Farber

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    DIGITAL COMMISSION: Skylar Kardon

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    DIGITAL COMMISSION: Cameron Lucente

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    1 digital BLACK & WHITE commission by Cameron Lucente

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