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Malissa WhiteBy Malissa White
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Malissa WhiteBy Malissa White
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$1,990
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backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 28 2019

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NIGHTMARE #1 Cover Art
NIGHTMARE #1 Cover Art

NIGHTMARE is a 24-page first issue comic book written by Malissa White with pencils by Benjamin Worrell, colors by Raciel Avila Silva, letters by CJ Jeffrey and inks by Brett Ruppert.  Issue #1 is complete and ready for your viewing pleasure. By backing this project, you help us continue the dream in issue #2. 

NIGHTMARE follows Lucinda "Luz" Padilla as she discovers her recurring nightmares are actually alternative realities. When news of a fire at a hospital breaks, and her fellow Sleepyheads (the unwilling participants in a twisted sleep study) start going missing, Luz's recurring nightmares resurface and wreck havoc on her relationship, job, and sobriety. With her girlfriend Kara Williams, Luz finds herself face to face with the past she can no longer ignore, and in a nightmare she can no longer escape.

Fans of Stranger Things' special blend of monster fantasy, Fringes' sci-fi conspiracy, and Nightmare on Elm Streets' horrifying dream worlds will love this dimension-hopping dark fantasy. Fair Warning: some graphic violence and horror content makes this project unsuitable for certain audiences. 

Some page previews to tantalize those tastebuds...

NIGHTMARE #1 page eight
NIGHTMARE #1 page eight
NIGHTMARE #1 page three
NIGHTMARE #1 page three
Lucinda "Luz" Padilla Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Lucinda "Luz" Padilla Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Kara William Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Kara William Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Frank // Dr. Sleep Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Frank // Dr. Sleep Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Nightmare Queen and Kid Concept Art by Ben Worrell
Nightmare Queen and Kid Concept Art by Ben Worrell

NIGHTMARE wouldn't be possible without the talent of these cinnamon rolls, so please show them love!

MALISSA WHITE is an indie comic creator and author from Los Angeles, CA. Her first comic, Soundbox, is out with Kamikaze Animated. She loves bringing black and brown women to the forefront of horror, science fiction and fantasy, drinking coffee, and accepting Grammy awards for her shower albums. Okay, maybe too much coffee. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @malissifent or on Facebook at Malissa White.

BEN WORRELL has worked in comics as an author and pencil artist since 2013. His credits include Sheath, NIGHTMARE, My Ghost Story, Road Trip, Hate Punch 2, and X-13 to name a few! Ben is an avid reader of comics and massively enjoys the opportunities the medium affords for telling compelling stories. Ben's latest project, Sheath #7, will debut along with issues 1-6 in an upcoming Sheath trade paperback. Follow him on Facebook or Instagram @benlikestodraw or visit his website www.sheathcomics.com

RACIEL AVILA SILVA is a professional freelance illustrator for comics, video games, monster design, character design, and environments. Totally badass and from Argentina, when he's not working, he's dreaming up new monsters. Follow him on Instagram @racielavila or www.artiststation.com/racielavila.

CJ JEFFREY's lettering can be found in all Sheath Comics' issues starting with their first project in 2013. His credits include Sheath, NIGHTMARE, My Ghost Story, Road Trip, Hate Punch 2, and X-13. Find him at www.sheathcomics.com.

Thank you all for visiting and we hope you join our #nosleepclub. Just remember, Sleepyheads, DON'T FALL ASLEEP!

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We see NIGHTMARE as a low-risk investment. Your contribution gets you the completed NIGHTMARE issue #1, some fun goodies, and helps us keep the nightmare going in issue #2.

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