Coming to Kickstarter on November 1st, a dream team of Black comic writers presents a first-of-its-kind horror anthology featuring stories from the biggest collection of award-winning and nominated Black creators in the comics industry.
Recently announced by CEO of Second Sight Publishing, Bradley Golden, a joint venture between his company and John Jennings Studio, LLC will be launched on the Kickstarter platform in November. The venture, a 160-page horror anthology entitled SHOOK! A BLACK HORROR ANTHOLOGY will feature some of the top Black writers in comics today, and is the dream child of not only John Jennings, but Second Sight Publishing COO and Collection Editor for the project, Marcus H. Roberts. Roberts states, “I remember the feeling I got when the first Dream Team was announced” (referring to the original team of NBA players put together to play in the Olympics) “and I felt like the Black comics community deserved their own version of such a great team.”
“I’ve always wanted to do a Black horror magazine which would have interviews, short stories, etc’, says Jennings. One of the writers joining the super talented line up, Jennings states further, “I’ve had my story ready since 2004, I have just been waiting on a publication such as this”. “The lime up represents the largest collection of Glyph Comics Award winners and nominees to ever be featured in a publication”, confirms Yumy Odom, Founder and President of the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) which sponsors the Glyph Comics Awards, which recognizes the best in comics made by, for and about people of color.
The heavyweight lineup of writers includes:
∙ Rodney Barnes- Eisner Award nominee (Killadelphia)
∙ Kevin Grevioux- Eisner Award nominee (Brothers Bond)
∙ David Walker- Multiple Eisner Award Winner (Bitter Root, Black Panther Party), Eisner Award nominee (Naomi); Glyph Comics Award winner (Shaft)
∙ Alverne Ball- 2 time Glyph Comics Award winner (One Nation #1, One Nation: Old Druids); Luminarts Graphic Novel Writing Award
∙ Marcus H. Roberts- 2 time Glyph Comics Award nominee (The Protector, Hedge Hollow)
∙ Bradley Golden- Glyph Comics Award nominee (Leave on the Light)
∙ John Jennings- 2 time Eisner Award winner (Kindred, The Blacker the Ink) 2 time Eisner Award nominee (After the Rain, Parable of the Sower, Hugo Award winner (Parable of the Sower), Ignyte Award winner (Parable of the Sower), Bram Stoker Award winner (Kindred), 2 time Glyph Comics Award winner (The Hole: Consumer Culture, Blue Hand Mojo)
Also included along with the stellar cast of writers is newcomer and first-time comic book contributor Evan Parke. Evan, as fans may remember, starred in the 2005 remake of the classic King Kong, and had a role in 2014’s, Captain America and the Winter Soldier.
The main cover for the anthology will be done by superstar artist Canaan White and features the talents of such artists as Eisner and Glyph Comics Award-winning artist David Brame among others.
The Kickstarter goes live on Nov 1st and will run for 30 days. Click on the Link to be notified when the Kickstarter officially launches.