About this project
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A 250 page over-sized collection of original horror stories, featuring some of the greatest creators in comics!
IN THE DARK contains over 20 all-new, original horror stories, an introduction by American Vampire, The Wake,and Severed writer, SCOTT SNYDER, and a frightful feature on the history of horror comics, through their rotten rise and dreadful decline, by comic book historian, MIKE HOWLETT!
We are seeking to raise $30,000 to print and ship this amazing book. Any money raised in excess of that goal will be divided up among the writers, artists, colorists, letterers, and editors who donated their time and talent (with no payment up front) to make this book a reality. So please, pledge today to get your claws on this gorgeous, collectible book and help these generous creators earn a worthwhile page rate!
IN THE DARK is a creator-owned exploration of all those frightful things that go bump in the night! This 9" x 12.5" terror tome showcases stories from the macabre minds of:
RACHEL DEERING - CREEPY, Diablo III, Anathema
SCOTT SNYDER - Batman, American Vampire, The Wake
STEVE NILES - 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Mystery Society
JUSTIN JORDAN - Luther Strode, Shadowman, New Guardians
CULLEN BUNN - The Sixth Gun, Helheim, Deadpool
PAUL TOBIN - Colder, Conan, Bandette
DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI - Judge Dredd, Godzilla, Birds of Prey
TOM TAYLOR - Injustice: Gods Among Us, Star Wars, Batman
F. PAUL WILSON - CREEPY, EERIE, The Keep
TIM SEELEY - Hack/Slash, Revival, The Occultist
MARGUERITE BENNETT - Batman, Lobo, Batgirl
BRIAN KEENE - The Last Zombie, Doom Patrol, Masters of the Universe
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA - Ghost, High Crimes, Captain Marvel
MATTHEW DOW SMITH - Hellboy, Dr. Who, Sandman Mystery Theatre
JAMES TYNION IV - Batman, Red Hood, Talon
SEAN E. WILLIAMS - Fairest, Artful Daggers
MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY - Hoax Hunters
JODY LEHEUP - Uncanny X-Force, Quantum and Woody, Strange Tales
ED BRISSON - Comeback, Sheltered, Secret Avengers
MIKE OLIVERI - Deadliest of the Species, The Pack, 4x4
NATE SOUTHARD - Down, Lights Out, Scavengers
VALERIE D'ORAZIO - X-Men, PunisherMAX
Of course, a comic wouldn't be a comic without amazing artwork! Slinging ink for this fiendish folio is:
DECLAN SHALVEY - Deadpool, Conan, Venom
TRADD MOORE - Luther Strode, Deadpool, Batman
DALIBOR TALAJIC - Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Tomb of Dracula, Dexter
TYLER JENKINS - Peter Panzerfaust
DAMIEN WORM - Monster & Madman
ANDY BELANGER - Swamp Thing, Kill Shakespeare, Black Church
PATRIC REYNOLDS - Abe Sapien, Let Me In, CREEPY
ROBERT WILSON IV - Knuckleheads, Like A Virus
MATTHEW DOW SMITH - Hellboy, Dr. Who, October Girl
MARC LAMING - Planet of the Apes, The Activity, King's Watch
CHRISTIAN WILDGOOSE - Super 8, True Grit, Porcelain
DOUGLAS HOLGATE - Case Files 13, Flight, Zinc Alloy
BRIAN LEVEL - X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Brothers James
CHRISTIAN DIBARI - Anathema, Sebastian Hawks, Ghost Cop
MIKE HENDERSON - Masks & Mobsters, Ghostbusters, Spider-Man
MACK CHATER - Ubisoft, Earp, Ashes
ALISON SAMPSON - Outlaw Territory, Spera, Porcelain
JONATHAN BRANDON SAWYER - Fubar, Imaginary Drugs
DREW MOSS - The Colonized, Baku, Zombies vs. Robots
THOMAS BOATWRIGHT - Halloween Legion, Zeke Deadwood
DAVID JAMES COLE - Birds of Prey, Star Wars, Dragonlance
ERYK DONOVAN -Super Mario Bros. 2, Dust
TADD GALUSHA - The Backwoods
An anthology book is a tough sell in the direct market and, as a result, a real risk for publishers. The comic book climate is not as it once was. There was a time when books like TALES FROM THE CRYPT, CREEPY, NIGHTMARE, and HAUNT OF HORROR were flying off the shelves, but those days are behind us. The modern day comic buyer has less of an interest in terse terror tales, and that lack of interest is reflected in the stock of your local comic shop. SO...here we are!
Though IDW Publishing has offered to help us with the logistics of printing and shipping the books, we are still responsible for the financial aspect of those operations, and we need your help!
Risks and challenges
Printing and shipping will be the biggest concerns with this project, however we have brought IDW Publishing on board to oversee the printing and distribution processes, so all fulfillment within this project will be handled in a timely, professional, and efficient manner. Printing will be handled overseas, so that will add a little more time to the production of the book.
Rachel Deering is the editor and project manager on this book, as well as the writer for her previous project Anathema. Her involvement in both projects will, in no way, affect or delay the fulfillment of either.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter