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Help fund indie dark fantasy HOUSE OF WICKED CREATURES, a nightmarish comic about forest animals and ghosts by Vera Greentea and ELK.
Help fund indie dark fantasy HOUSE OF WICKED CREATURES, a nightmarish comic about forest animals and ghosts by Vera Greentea and ELK.
1,310 backers pledged $17,055 to help bring this project to life.

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If you are a fan of Redwall or The Secret of NIMH, but you are also a fan of Paranormal Activity, this is definitely your hot chocolate recipe.

The creatures of the forest have never felt safer than when they discovered the long-abandoned manor by the woods. But their warm community is suddenly threatened when a family of humans invade their home. Pan and Wraith come up with a sinister plan to frighten the humans into leaving -- but what if the plan turns against them?

Vera Greentea is writer of the forthcoming Grimoire Noir (to be published by Macmillan in late 2017) and is best known for her ongoing series Recipes for the Dead. She took some time from writing angry letters to demons and buried herself in the dark HOUSE OF WICKED CREATURES for her sanity and yours. The art will be created by the brilliant artist ELK, who is best known for her ethereal art on the board game Kanagawa and her exquisite art book, Bestiae ab Aquis.

A comic page by ELK:

from Grimorio, an anthology by Attaccapanni Press
from Grimorio, an anthology by Attaccapanni Press

 

Our macabre Kickstarter campaign will be up all March, during which time we hope to collect enough money to pay ELK for her incredible work, pay our diligent letterer, print the book and ship it to you lovely punkfolk, as well as the usual heres-and-theres (aka Kickstarter fees, buying packaging supplies, all relevant merchandise, ISBN & barcodes, etc.). The comic will be of usual Greentea Publishing quality; 15 pgs. of story + extras, all in glorious color and large-font format. Our printer is American, so it's a bit more expensive, but we don't mind sacrificing some money to save on costs to the environment.

Greentea Publishing projects tend to be light on rewards outside of the projected comic book, mostly because we like to give the bulk of the money to the artist, but we are very proud of our highlight reward this year. WICKED CREATURES is our short-but-sweet companion coloring book for those who'd like to take a crack at coloring ELK's alluring lineart.

So if you're in dire need of a relaxing activity, why don't you check out our coloring book? I don't want to spoil the art we've created yet, but here is an example of a panel Elk had drawn previous to House of Wicked Creatures!

Relax and color...
Relax and color...

 

And that's all of it!

ELK and I are really enjoying the process of building this odd little nightmare, and we are so chuffed to share our creation with you! Thank you so much for considering our project, and we hope to see you on the other side!

xoxo,

Vera + ELK

The music in this video is called "Veloma" and it's written by the contemporary Italian composer, Fabrizio Paterlini. All art in the video is made by ELK. Thanks for your time and support!

Risks and challenges

Greentea Publishing has now been creating projects on Kickstarter for over 5 years. We're proud to say that we've been very professional about making sure that we don't miss our deadlines and follow up with our pledgers about what's happening (and we're even known to chase down a pledger if they forgot to send us their pertinent info - we want everyone to get what they pay for!). We love our supporters and we love to treat them well!

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    House of Wicked Creatures: PDF

    The digital copy as soon as it's available! Also, backer-only access to drawings, updates, and interaction with the author Vera Greentea and artist ELK.

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    House of Wicked Creatures: The Book!

    THIS IS THE BOOK! Mailed to you as soon as it's available! Also, previous reward of PDF as well as the backer-only access to drawings, updates, and interaction with the author Vera Greentea and artist ELK.

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    House of Wicked Creatures: Cute Magnet!

    Previous rewards + a lovely little magnet of one of the characters in the book. We'll have a choice between Pan and Wraith! (Magnets are high quality, adheres to metal surfaces, easy to remove, and it will have a UV coating to protect it.)

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    House of Wicked Creatures: Acknowledged

    Previous rewards + an acknowledgement in the book!

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    House of Wicked Creatures: Both magnets!

    Previous rewards + the charming duo in magnet form, collect both Pan and Wraith!

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    House of Wicked Creatures: Coloring Book

    Previous rewards + the coloring book! So, you're getting the comic, two magnets and a coloring book. Sweet haul! The pages consist of uncolored artwork from the House of Wicked Creatures comic book, inviting you to become part of the process of making a beautiful comic book yourself. Use your favorite paints and markers to create a creepy or cheerful atmosphere, put Wraith and Pan into your own world.

    Coloring book is 8 pages, made of recyclable material.

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