The Horror Returns
Dead By Dawn is an exciting new creator-owned horror anthology that brings together some of the most respected professional comic creators with cutting-edge small press writers and artists to create 10 original horror stories in one book…
The idea behind the anthology, apart from telling great stories, is to not only give new creators a platform for their work, but also for seasoned professionals to tell the types of stories they may not previously had the opportunity to tell and really push themselves outside of their comfort zones.
The only rule is that all of the short sharp shocker submitted are told within 4 pages and must be original ideas. Creators taking up the challenge include the Walking Dead artist and co creator Charlie Adlard and Guardians of the Galaxy and Warhammer 40k writer Dan Abnett.
Pro writers are teamed up with up and coming artists and visa versa, with top creators are paired with talent they may never have worked with before. The results can be spectacular according to Scar Comics Co Publisher and EIC Shane Chebsey:
“We had some beautiful pages sent in from DC Artist Steve Pugh and I thought it would be great if Daredevil and Preacher colourist Matt Hollingsworth did the colours. Working with this incredible set of creators is like a dream”… he continued:
“When you have a script by exciting new indie writer like Benjamin Dickson being drawn by 2000ad artist Patrick Goddard or a David Hine script being brought to life by Mark Stafford you never know what will happen, but you have a sense that it’s going to be something special”.
Other creators involved in the project include Jimmy Broxton, David Hitchcock and the great-great grandnephew of legendary Dracula novelist Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker.
The full colour anthology is a 48 page prestige format book priced at £8.00 although it is currently being launched on Kickstarter and one of the stretch goals is for it to be increased to 68 pages with a host of bonus material.
The Kickstarter offers the usual selection cool extras to backers including original artwork, sketch covers by the artists involved, T-Shirts, sketch cards and even VIP Convention tickets.
About Scar Comics
Scar comics began from a telephone ideas jam between Shane Chebsey and Andy Richmond in 2004. Both creators love their comics, and both love self publishing. They had their own separate ongoing projects: Andy was a founder member of Dusk – an anthology of likeminded creators, and Shane had The Smallzone Distribution Service and various self publishing projects.
However, they both had great ideas, starting with the “Dead By Dawn Quarterly”, which was to invite all the most talented creators they knew , both small and big press, to submit 4 page horror stories to a perfect bound anthology.
The idea being that a 4 page limit would force the creators to come up with their best work, and tightest storytelling.
The invitations were sent out, and before long a huge interest was generated in the book. Everyone wanted to be part of this new talent fest, the final result was a wonderful collection of short stories from some of world’s most innovative artists.
They had the idea for the book, but had to think of a publishing imprint under which they could publish their collaborations.
Scar comics, a simple combination of the two creator’s initials: S.C. and A.R. was born.
Now Andy and Shane are working hard to bring exciting creator owned comics and high quality publications to a readership that demands the best. And the sky is certainly not the limit!
To find out more visit the Scar Comics website at: www.scarcomics.wordpress.com
To find out more about Dead By Dawn and all of the exclusive bonus material on offer check out the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scarcomics/dead-by-dawn-returns
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