EDITOR’S NOTE: I currently receive between 6-10 invitations per month to contribute to various start-up independent creations via Kickstarter, Indie-Go-Go and other fund-raising efforts through social media. I’m not a venture capitalist by any means (my disposable income is not the stuff of dreams), but it’s great to be able to contribute small amounts to worthy endeavors. One of those was EVIL JESTER COMICS, and it didn’t come easy for the publishers. I’m very happy to share this update with you. . . . .
The much anticipated first comic book release from Evil Jester Comics will become available to its’ fundraising backers beginning December 7, 2013. EVIL JESTER PRESENTS promises gorgeous artwork and tales from the mind of best-selling and award-winning authors. The first issue should become available for purchase shortly after that. Check www.eviljestercomics.com for updates.
Company founders Charles Day and Taylor Grant report that they have finalized the details on formatting, printing, distribution and e-commerce and remind backers that “we’re not just creating comics - - we’re building a company behind the scenes too, and getting all of our systems in place for our ongoing publications.”
“We’ve got an absolutely fantastic new website in the works, five new projects we’re developing with world-class creators, and much more to announce over the coming months. We’ll have the e-book version of our premiere comic - - EVIL JESTER PRESENTS -- available for purchase in December, and the print version following soon after.”
“We’d like to thank our supporters for their patience. We have put everything we’ve got into this first book, and it will be worth the wait. Quite honestly, it’s an emotional knockout - - we can’t wait for our backers to get their eyes on the lead story by Jack Ketchum (“The Box”, with art by Beni R. Lobel) as well as three more wonderfully dark and creepy tales from the minds of Jonathan Maberry, Joe McKinney, and William F. Nolan. “
At right = Page One story and art for “The Box”
Above: Two pages from “Swallowed” by Joe McKinney with art by Esteve Polls
Evil Jester Comics is the sister company to Evil Jester Press, successful publisher of some of biggest names in horror/sci-fi and fantasy. Including Clive Barker, Eric Red, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Volk, Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Brandner, Jeremy C. Shipp, and many more.
Charles Day a.k.a. The Evil Jester, is the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated YA author of THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF, and the owner/founder of Evil Jester Press, a quality publisher of award-winning horror novels. He is the Horror Writer Association's Mentor Program Chairperson and Co-Chair for the NY/LI Chapter, as well as a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. Charles is also the editor of the acclaimed anthology TALES OF TERROR & MAYHEM FROM DEEP WITHIN THE BOX, and co-founder of Evil Jester Comics.
Taylor Grant is a professional screenwriter, author, filmmaker, actor, Hollywood script consultant, and award-winning copywriter. His work has been seen on network television, the big screen, the web, newspapers, comic books, national magazines, anthologies, and heard on the radio.
Taylor is the former Executive Editor at Stan Lee Media, where he worked closely with legendary comic book creator Stan Lee to co-develop award-winning entertainment for the Web. Taylor is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and is the Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Evil Jester Comics . His critically acclaimed horror stories have been published in the Bram Stoker Award®-Nominated anthology HORROR FOR GOOD, as well as A FEAST OF FRIGHTS FROM THE HORROR ZINE, BOX OF DELIGHTS; and the forthcoming anthologies NIGHT TERRORS III, HORROR LIBRARY VOL. 5, FEAR THE REAPER, BLOOD TYPE, NIGHTSCAPES VOL 1., TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL. 1, and CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE.