King Skull Comics' Marco Lopez writes to Bleeding Cool about his latest Kickstarter project, Strange Encounters:
From the team that brought you the Eisner Award-Winning and Diamond Gem Award-nominated, Puerto Rico Strong Anthology (Marco Lopez, Derek Ruiz, and Neil Schwartz).
Strange Encounters is a 64-page comic book Anthology about magic, mystery and the Strange Encounters that happen when you meet beings of the supernatural kind.
This anthology will be made up of original tales, and stories adapted from some of the most popular novels and novellas from some of the most talented female authors in the supernatural prose genre today.
We're aiming to bring you the next must-have anthology and it's coming from our brand-new boutique label, King Skull Comics.
If you like what we did with Puerto Rico Strong. If you like what Derek Ruiz did at Dabel Bros and if you like what I did with The Luchaverse with Chido Comics, then you ain't seen nothing yet. We can promise you this will be worth your time and money.
Just look at some of the talent involved.
Brett Booth is illustrating for us a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE variant cover. Everything this man draws is the coolest and just screams pure joy.
We mentioned earlier prose authors. We're talking Rue Volley (Hellhound, 13 Ways to Midnight), Kim Alexander (Pure, The Demon Door Series), JD Brown (Athena's Oracle, The Ema Marx Series), and Rachel Rawlings (The Maurin Kincaide Series, Rotten Luck). Excited yet?
Let's talk about some of the other artist's and creators involved. We got Jose Marono, Ally Cat (Spread, Spook House), Jess Taylor (Catalyst Prime Summit, Adventure Time), Puis Calzada (Hatchet: Vengeance, Zorro: Rise of the Old Gods), Jamie Jones (The Baboon, Kicking Ice), DC Hopkins(IDW, Lion Forge, DC, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite) and Bryan Arfel Magnaye (Titan Comics, Chido Comics).
And if that's not enough here are some character sketches from two of the stories in the anthology.
We're offering a softcover trade in print and a digital PDF. Prints of both covers to hang on your wall and the option to be drawn in the short story, I Hate the South (From the Case Files of Izzy Desoto) as a monster of your choice. And for the amazing retailers out there because we love retailers, we're also offering a Strange Encounters Retailer Pack at a fantastic discount.
But wait there's more!
Because we got STRETCH GOALS! And if we meet these goals everyone that pledges will get a bookmark, a Strange Encounters Pin, a King Skull Comics Pin, mini prints by the incredible Leila Leiz (Alters, Horde) and Ariela Kristantina (Mata Hari, Adora and the Distance), a BOOKPLATE by Sweeney Boo (Marvel Action Captain Marvel, Eat and Love Yourself) signed by the prose authors and last but not least a PREMIUM sketch card by Brett Booth of his variant Kickstarter Exclusive cover. It'll feel like the 90s all over again when holding that card in your hand.
So, come and join us at https://kickstarter.com/projects/kingskullcomics/king-skull-comics-presents-strange-encounters
We promise to not let you down. We love this industry. We love the fans and we aim to bring you a product you will want to read over and over. King Skull Comics a brand you can rely on.
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