STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
It's official - we've reached our $4500 stretch goal! This means we'll be producing Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore - digital and print - in colour! Huge thanks to our backers for bringing this project this far. There are still a few days left. Any pledges beyond this point will be kept in coffers to go towards our table at Seoul Comic Con 2020!
FUNDED! Time for the Stretch Goal!
First, we want to thank everyone so far who backed this project, becoming part of the effort to bring Korean folk tales to a wider audience through comic books. There is still a little ways to go because we have a stretch goal! If we reach $4500, we'll produce Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore in full colour! That's all fifty pages - digital and physical - oozing with the same grim and growling colours (namely, CMYK) that made the old horror comic classics so visually striking. We'd love to have you along with us to make this beautifully strange and haunting journey into Korean folk tales a colourful one!
A Horror Comic Anthology Celebrating Korean Folklore
Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore follows a tour guide as he leads a group of travellers through the mysteries of Seoul, sharing with them three stories of ghosts, demons, cannibalism, and other ghastly oddities from Korea's hypnotic and haunting folklore.
The comic's central character, the Guide, acts like a 'horror host' and the stories he shares with the travellers are the anthology's interior tales. Think of the Guide as the Crypt-Keeper from the pioneering 1950's horror comic series Tales from the Crypt. The main difference being Dark Side of Seoul's stories are adapted directly from old Korean lore - like those we share on the Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk.
And just who are we? We are guides, historians, folklorists, writers, artists, storytellers, and lovers of comic books. And although we lead the Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk five nights a week, sometimes for twenty or more guests, we still long to bring Korean folk tales to a wider audience. And that's exactly what we aim to do with this project.
The Creative Team
Check out the video below for a brief history of Shawn's love for horror comics, plus a little story about a particular comic, a childhood memory, and a haunted attic.
It's already crawling out of the grave...
We're well ahead on bringing the comic together. Shawn's script is complete and Tim is working on the illustrations. We just need this final boost to complete the art, and pay for printing and advertising.
Here's a peek at the prologue:
How we'll use funds
To complete everything, our budget looks like this:
-$3100 for art completion
-$403 for printing/advertising
-10% (approx.) Kickstarter fee
-$97 cushion (a little safety net)
Stretch Goal - Korean Folklore Horror in Four Colours!
Should we reach $4500 in pledges, we'll deliver Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore in full colour for both print and digital versions. That's all fifty pages oozing with the same grim and growling colours (namely, CMYK) that made the old horror comic classics so visually striking.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges we might face lie in two specific details: meeting our deadline and printing. Unforeseen events can lurk anywhere, no doubt; however, we've made our delivery date for the comic book December 2019, giving us plenty of time to meet that deadline. As for printing, barring vengeful spirits possessing the presses, we're confident that our printer will deliver. After all, our printer works with plenty of comics publishers, including Oni Press.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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