Welcome to Dead Beats!
"..if you're looking for new or used vinyl, cassettes, CDs, gear, or merch, Dead Beats has the best selection in town. Of course, everything we sell has a story and our friendly Shoppe Keeper is happy to tell you all about it. All sales final..."
Dead Beats is a 160-page full-color anthology of music-themed horror comics centered around the curiosities for sale at one peculiar record store by its enigmatic Shoppe Keeper. Edited by Joseph Corallo (Oh S#!t, It's Kim & Kim, Mine!) and Eric Palicki (This Nightmare Kills Fascists, All We Ever Wanted), Dead Beats features more than twenty comics stories and more than forty up-and-coming creators and industry veterans, as well as cover art and interstitial narrative illustrations by Lisa Sterle (Long Lost, Submerged).
THE STRETCH GOALS
Because we hit our initial funding goal well ahead of schedule, the staff here at Dead Beats is proud to announce our stretch goals! Just don't tell the Shoppe Keeper. She hates it when we give stuff away for free!
$30,000: Premium Cover Stock with Spot Gloss
$35,000: Two Mini-Prints Added to All Physical Book Backers and Up (Lisa Sterle’s cover image and Jen Hickman’s image)
$40,000: EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Edition available ONLY to backers. It will have its own logo color and a “Kickstarter Exclusive” stamp (Not Available in the Direct Market)
DEAD BEATS features a broad range of voices from new and established talent selected from across the medium. Notably, the book includes a reunion of Doom Patrol alums Rachel Pollack and Richard Case, working together for the first time in more than 25 years!
ALSO FEATURING: Ren "Renfamous" Cooper * Caroline Autopsy * Alexis Sara * Christine Hipp * Tres Dean * Kyler Clodfelter * Christof Bogacs * Giles Crawford * Matthew Summo * Dan Buksa * Regine Sawyer * Y. Sanders * Sabs Cooper * Claudia Aguirre * Magdalene Visaggio * AND MORE!
A wide variety of rewards are available to backers of the DEAD BEATS campaign, including the book itself, tees, physical and digital bundles of material from A WAVE BLUE WORLD's extensive catalog, and more. In addition, all backers at the $5 tier and higher will find their name printed in the 'THANK YOU' section of the book!
A WAVE BLUE WORLD
Founded in 2005 by Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner, AWBW is an independent publisher of high quality graphic novels, anthologies and art books with a focus on originality and cultural relevance.
Risks and challenges
The most common challenges for an anthology is to get all the creator work in time, but considering this is our 6th anthology we've Kickstarted and all the previous anthologies came together beautifully and were delivered on time, we feel we have a pretty strong track record.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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