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Indie Spotlight: AMANDA-TORY on Kickstarter
EDITOR’S NOTE: it’s time once again to hear from our semi-irregular indie comics correspondent Gary Scott Beatty. This time, Gary brings to our attention a Kickstarter project with a good creative team. See below . . .
A few years back, a little killer clown comic called Clown Townmade its debut in Indie Comics Magazine, and, now, the artist for that series of brutal buffoons has launched her very own collection of short stories on Kickstarter! Check it out HERE:
Amandatory is a 64-page anthology of short comics, all illustrated by Amanda Rachels (Vicious Circus, Flesh of White) and written by Flesh of White's Erica J. Heflin (Zenescope's Wonderland, The Black Hand) and Vicious Circus scribe Kevin LaPorte (The Absentee, Scales of Time).
Amandatory draws on each year of Amanda's comic art career, dipping into her earliest collaborations with Erica J. Heflin in the formative Grayhaven Comics anthologies and even those early Clown Town short stories (now in COLOR!) with Kevin LaPorte. They run the gamut from body horror to killer clowns to sci-fi to good ole' small town suspense!
ALL of the stories are being modernized and "re-mastered" for this collection. That means colors on previously black-and-white stories or updated colors if they were previously colored, as well as updated lettering on each tale. Amanda will also provide NEW chapter plates for each themed section of Amandatory, and prints of each of these, as well as the cover art, are available as art print rewards!
Rewards include digital, print and signed/sketched versions of Amandatory, as well as custom art commissions, original art from the book, and even the opportunity to have Amanda draw a 4-page story written by YOU and INCLUDED in Amandatory!
3.5" x 10" Bookplate Included with Many Reward Tiers - Some AUTOGRAPHED by Amanda!
Many rewards are EXTREMELY LIMITED, so don't hesitate, visit the Kickstarter page and help Amanda make Amandatory a reality NOW:
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics publisher and chief creative officer Joe Pruett will make a guest appearance at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Friday 11/03. He’ll be signing copies of his own BLACK EYED KIDS (B.E.K.) comic and Aftershock books as well as meeting and talking with fans and interested customers. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to attend, read below to learn more information about Joe Pruett . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pruett, 51, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the comic book industry. He’s previously worked as an inker, letterer, writer, editor, and publisher at various companies. His most recent work is at Aftershock Comics where he serves as publisher and C.C.O. as well as writer of the popular horror series, BLACK-EYED KIDS. Tracing Pruett’s career path in the comics industry is like taking a tour of indie comics publishers of the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Pruett was hired in 1989 as an assistant to…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM (Crystal Lake Publishing, Kindle Edition and E-Pub versions published November 17, 2017) Non-fiction articles on horror and writing.WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM serves as an excellent reference source for beginning writers, especially those with a concentration in horror. What better way to learn and absorb than to pick the brains of experienced veterans of horror fiction, poetry, screenwriting and teleplays? All those formats are discussed, as well as some answers to the question posed by the title: “Where Do Nightmares Come From?”, or more emphatically “Where Do Horror Writers Get Their Ideas?” Every piece in this collection answers the title question in one fashion or another, while 21 of the 28 articles concentrate more on various aspects of writing: how to generate ideas, how to work your muse, storytelling techniques, seeing through your character’s eyes, writing with words that fit the story, choosing the right medium to tell a story, how to sustai…