Skin Crawling Comics Anthology

Horror comics that hearken back to spooky storytelling and reject gore as a plot substitute.
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Rachel Pandich
Comic
Orange Park, Florida
United States
2 Team Members

Monsters, ghosts, and murderers, oh my! You will find all that and more in the Skin Crawling Comics Anthology. From giant cockroaches, to vampire-victim support groups, to killer garden gnomes, Skin Crawling Comics offers tales of the grotesque and the macabre to give the readers a unique taste of terror.

"The Hunger", by artist Sara Elkins

"Hunger", artist Sarah Elkins. See Perks. 

Skin Crawling Comics is a 180 page, color horror anthology comic book that draws inspiration from the spooky storytelling styles of classics like Creepy, Eerie, and Tales from the Crypt. Skin Crawling Comics will appropriate for readers ages 16 and up.

Skin Crawling Comics is designed with the creepy in mind and rejects the idea of "splatter porn" as a substitute for storytelling. This doesn't mean we don't get gruesome, just that we do so with a purpose.

 

"F.V.K.", artist Sha-Nee Williams. See Perks.

What We Need & What You Get

All of the work required to create Skin Crawling Comics is already complete. We just need an infusion of capital to actually print and manufacture the finished product. Our goal is to raise $18,000 to make Skin Crawling Comics a reality. The costs break down to:          

1) Printing = $6,000

2) Shipping = $10 - $25 per book, depending on the destination. Overseas shipping is available.

3) Costs of Perks = $2,500

4) Cushion = IndieGoGo takes a 4% commission, and expenses tend to increase unexpectedly, so we're building a safety net into the campaign itself.

5) Page Rate for Contributors = Paying the artists for their contributions. If we meet our goal, not only do the pledgers get a wonderful book but the 40 creators who made Skin Crawling possible get a very modest page rate for their hard work.

 

What if the Artist or Podcast Perks Run Out?

IndieGoGo will only allow 20 active perks. As soon as one sells out another will rise up like a zombie horde. 

                                  Aaron Hazouri Zombie art - see Perks on how to get one!

"Wesley", artist Aaron Hazouri. To get in on the zombie action see the Return of the Living Dead perk or the Retailer perk.

 

Stretch Goals

If we surpass our goal then eveyone that pledged enough to receive a physical copy of the book (or more) will be automatically eligible for extras if the following funding levels are reached:

  • $30,000 = A signed, original print by artist Alex Sauvik, created specifially for Skin Crawling.
  • $50,000 = A limited, hardcover edition of Skin Crawling Comics, available only through the IndieGoGo campaign.

 

Make an Impact

In order to get published one has to be published. Confusing, I know, but Skin Crawling hopes to help out 40 creators with that problem. Skin Crawling Comics not only brings back spooky storytelling, it works as a portfolio piece for the creators involved. 

Please click on the contributor's name to see some of their works.

WRITERS

Rachel Pandich 

Gerald Rathkolb

Adam Wollet

Paul Chapman

Heather Royston

Jeremy W. Kaufmann

Geoffrey D. Wessel      

Sabrina James Riley

Lauren Burke 

Jody Houser

Thomas Pandich

Christine Brunson

Tatiana Christian

James Greene

Scott Ziolko

Bryant Dillon

Carl Boehm

Greg Sorkin

                                                                                               Adam Wollet

                                                                                               Peggy von Burkleo

"Hoard". artist Ashley Lanni-Hoye. See Perks.

 

ARTISTS

LETTERS

  • Adam Wollet
  • Various artists that lettered their own stories (lots of talent!)

COLORISTS 

 Sharing is Caring

If you dig the idea of Skin Crawling, then please spread the word about it on your social media sites.  Every Tweet, Tumblr post, Facebook share, etc. makes a difference.  

"The Borley Reports", artist Anissa Espinosa.

 

Thank you Josh Rudloff for putting together the Skin Crawling video.

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$6,485USD
raised by 166 people in 1 month
36% funded
0 time left
$18,000 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $18,000USD funding goal by the deadline.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 13, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Terrifying TOMICS!

    Want to support the campaign but finances are too tight to buy a book? For just $5 you can not only help make Skin Crawling Comics happen but get a customized webcomic from Tom Pandich for TOMICS! BY TOM!!! posted on tomics.tumblr.com

    2 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $10USD
    Digital Demon

    A PDF. digital download of Skin Crawling.

    21 claimed

  • $15USD
    Fan-tasm Fiction

    You want to read a story of Jason having tea with Pinhead? Done! Writers Heather Royston (Womanthology) and Rachel Pandich (Aspire, Womanthology) will write up a 10 page short story of anything your heart desires. Characters, place, events, tell these gals what you want and it will happen. This perk includes a digital copy of Skin Crawling.

    4 out of 20 claimed

  • $20USD
    Basic Survival (USA ONLY)

    A physical copy of Skin Crawling plus the digital download.

    77 claimed

  • $35USD
    Carleton from the Digi-Lagoon

    Artist Kate Carleton will create a creepy digital commission of your choice! This perk includes a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • $35USD
    That's Sketchy...

    Zombie sketch card by artist Chris Thorne. This perk includes both a physical copy and a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    2 out of 10 claimed

  • $40USD
    Basic Survival (INTERNATIONAL)

    A physical copy of of Skin Crawling for the non-United States residents plus the digital download.

    4 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    Bearl'd Alive!

    Artist Laura Bearl will make a personalized, one page comic of you. You will receive a digital copy of the one page comic by Laura. This perk includes a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    3 out of 3 claimed

  • $50USD
    Williams by Night, Redux

    ORIGINAL ART BY SHA-NEE WILLIAMS. Color 9 x 12 original art commission of your choice by artist Sha-nee Williams. This perk includes a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    0 out of 3 claimed

  • $75USD
    Violence Mars

    The singer for Violence Mars, Jeremy W. Kaufman, makes your poem into a song. Please no lyrics about abusing:children, women, or animals. This perk includes both a physical copy and a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics. http://www.destroyallcomics.com/violence-mars/

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $100USD
    Return of the Living Dead

    BE A ZOMBIE! Artist Aaron Hazouri will draw you as a zombie. Black and white 11x17. This perk includes both a physical copy and a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    3 out of 20 claimed

  • $100USD
    Retailer Package INTERNATIONAL

    RETAILER'S PACKAGE Five copies of Skin Crawling and two signed zombie prints from Aaron Hazouri and Sabrina Bourque's story, WESLEY.

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $100USD
    Destroy All Podcasts!

    Jeremy Kaufmann of Destroy All Podcasts is at your mercy to review any oddball movie or cartoon. Feeling nostalgic for Dinosaucers or want someone to talk about your favorite Troma flick? This is the perk for you! Please check the DAP backlog to make sure they haven't already reviewed your choice. This perk includes both a physical copy and a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics. http://www.collectiondx.com/blog/destroy_all_podcasts_dx

    1 out of 2 claimed

  • $100USD
    Campbell's Creepy Crawlies!

    Artist Jesse Campbell will fix you up with an original drawing of your favorite monster or creature. Commissioned piece will be 8.5 x 11, black and white, pen and ink. Also included will be a digital version of the commission in color. This perk includes both a digital copy and a physical copy of Skin Crawling. For examples of Jesse's work: http://zombiebites.blogspot.com/p/the-featured-creature.html

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $100USD
    Gooberzilla: Final Wars

    Back by popular demand, this perk will allow you to pick a film for Paul Chapman and the Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast crew to review on their show. No film is too terrible, although some availability restrictions apply. This perk comes with a digital and physical copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    3 out of 5 claimed

  • $250USD
    Hoard Art - USA ONLY

    ORIGINAL ART PAGES FROM STORY IN SKIN CRAWLING. Own one of the original pages from Ashley Lanni and Rachel Pandich's story, HOARD, from the Skin Crawling Anthology. This perk includes both a physical copy and a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics.

    1 out of 19 claimed

  • $300USD
    Retailer Package - The South

    RETAILER PACKAGE - THE SOUTH! For FL, AL, and GA based comic and book stores only. You get 10 copies of Skin Crawling, 2 of the Wesley prints, and 2 of our southern based contributors come to your store for a signing. This perk includes an ad for the store in the back of the book.

    1 out of 4 claimed

  • $300USD
    Retailer Package - So Cal

    RETAILER PACKAGE -CALI! For retail comic and book stores in the L.A. and San Francisco areas. You get 10 copies of Skin Crawling, 2 of the Wesley prints, and 2 of our California based contributors will come to your store for a signing. This perk includes an ad for the store in the back of the book.

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $300USD
    Hakaba No AWO FINAL CHAPTER

    The Anime World Order crew agreed to do ONE last perk. AWO will review the anime or manga of your choice. Must be 26 episodes or less (watching cartoons takes time!) and something they have not reviewed already (please check their archives.) This perk comes with a digital and physical copy of Skin Crawling Comics

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  • $1,000USD
    THE RIDICULOUS REWARD!

    Go to either Halloween Horror Nights or Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween (your choice) in Orlando, FL with two or more of the Skin Crawling contributors. This includes two tickets, dinner, and brain picking time of the contributors you hang out with at the theme park. This perk includes both a physical copy and a digital download copy of Skin Crawling Comics. Good for Sept./Oct. 2013 or Sept./Oct. 2014 only. You must provide your own transport. Sorry!

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