In a lately launched Kickstarter crowdfunding marketing campaign from Second Sight Publishing and John Jennings Studio LLC, Shook! A Black Horror Anthology, a dream workforce of Black male comedian writers and artists presents a first-of-its-kind EC-styled horror anthology that includes tales from the largest assortment of award-winning and nominated Black creators within the comics business. With a funding objective of $50,000, this 160-page graphic novel is comprised of tales of horror, sci-fi, and suspense from a few of the most gifted Black male creators in the business. The tales vary from terrifying speculative fiction truthful (the Grand Wizard’s reckoning) to horrific household enjoyable (a gaggle of elite superhero hunters).
Shook! A Black Horror Anthology represents a long-discussed collaboration between Second Sight Publishing CEO Bradley Golden and COO and Assortment Editor for the venture, Marcus H. Roberts, and Professor John Jennings of John Jennings Studio. Described by Jennings as ‘Southern-fried’ horror, or Southern Gothic horror, within the marketing campaign video, “the businesses needed to return collectively and inform engrossing tales, and likewise deliver alongside what they felt was a few of the nice expertise already burning up the horror scene.”
Roberts states, “I bear in mind the sensation I bought when the primary Dream Crew was introduced” (referring to the unique workforce of NBA gamers put collectively to play within the Olympics) “and I felt just like the Black comics group deserved their very own model of such an important workforce.”
The dream workforce that gathered for this anthology boasts a cadre of award-winning or nominated writers together with Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia, The Return of the King/Boondocks), Eisner Award-nominee Kevin Grevioux (Brothers Bond), David F. Walker (Bitter Root, Black Panther Occasion), Alverne Ball (One Nation #1, One Nation: Outdated Druids), Marcus H. Roberts (The Protector, Hedge Hole), Bradley Golden (Depart on the Mild), John Jennings (Kindred, The Blacker the Ink), and introducing actor Evan Parke (Captain America and the Winter Soldier). Illustrating the guide are Flavio Cortes, Charlier Goubile, Jamal Williams, Roberto Castro, David Brame, Glenn D. Brown, Shawn Alleyne, and extra artists to be introduced.
“I’ve all the time needed to do a Black horror journal which might have interviews, quick tales, and many others’, says Jennings, whose story is a few former feminine breakdancer that’s dying from AIDS and is starting to see and expertise terrifying occurrences as she is caught between life and dying. “I’ve had my story prepared since 2004, I’ve simply been ready on a publication reminiscent of this.”
That is the primary horror anthology from Second Sight Publishing, with the company already planning a second horror anthology comprised of Black women.
Additionally introduced following the Kickstarter launch on November 1 was that author Brandon Easton had joined the lineup of creators on the anthology. Be taught extra about Easton’s background beneath:
Simply introduced by Marcus Robert, Assortment Editor for the SHOOK! A BLACK HORROR ANTHOLOGY venture, author extraordinaire Brandon Easton has joined the line-up of writers on the anthology.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Brandon attended Ithaca Faculty after which earned his MFA in Screenwriting at Boston College. After instructing U.S. Historical past and Economics in NYC public faculties, Brandon relocated to Los Angeles and broke into the TV writing scene with the Warner Bros. Animation 2011 reboot of THUNDERCATS adopted by TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS. His unique graphic novel SHADOWLAW gained the 2013 Glyph Award for Finest Author. Gained 5 2014 Glyph Awards and likewise nominated for an Eisner Award for the African-American impressed WATSON AND HOLMES graphic novel. An alumnus of the 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program, Brandon wrote on season two of MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER and was commissioned to adapt the Japanese horror franchise VAMPIRE HUNTER D right into a TV sequence.
Latest credit embody JUDGE DREDD: FALSE WITNESS, MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN, TRANSFORMERS: GALAXIES in addition to the hit Netflix TV sequence TRANSFORMERS – WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE. Brandon was a author for a wide range of DC Comics sequence together with MISTER MIRACLE: THE SOURCE OF FREEDOM, SUPERMAN: TRUTH & JUSTICE, SUPERMAN: RED AND BLUE and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT.
Brandon spent the final two years at Blizzard Leisure, writing content material for OVERWATCH 2 and HEARTHSTONE. In Spring of 2022, Brandon was employed to adapt the acclaimed African-superhero sequence IYANU: CHILD OF WONDER right into a tv sequence for HBO MAX. Lately, Brandon was named the author of KAMEN RIDER ZERO ONE for the brand new Titan Comics manga imprint alongside Stonebot Comics in collaboration with Bandai/Namco for launch in Fall 2022.
This 12 months, Brandon co-wrote TAKEOVER, an action-thriller characteristic starring Quavo for Trioscope Studios.
Take a look at further photos from the marketing campaign beneath:
The Kickstarter for Shook! A Black Horror Anthology is reside now. Click on HERE to help.