What is this thing you're trying to get me excited about?
Monsters and Other Scary Shit is a glorious, 224 page hardcover ode to monsters. It's a love letter to monsters, from 30 creatives teams who adore everything about monsters. There are funny monsters, scary monsters, fantastical monsters, ghoulish monsters, science fiction monsters, religious monsters, and more.
If you love monsters of all types, shapes, sizes, and origins this is the monster anthology for you. It's the monster anthology to end all monster anthologies. This is the best monster anthology that has ever existed, printed in the most beautiful way possible.
That's not just a dope image, it's also our wordless, wraparound cover. It was drawn by Aaron Alexovich, creator of my favorite indie comic of all time, Serenity Rose, a 500+ page graphic novel about a previously famous witch trying to come to terms with her powers in a very weird town. Read it. Buy it. Love it.
If you've never read that book, you probably know him from his work on Invader Zim, both the television show and more recently on the comic book. Aaron's a powerhouse in the world of indie books, and Zim is one of my favorite animated shows of all time, so getting him to draw the cover was a no-brainer. I'm so thrilled he said yes!
On top of it all, Aaron might love monsters even more than me, which I once didn't think possible.
How do I buy this sumbitch?
We'll be launching a Kickstarter to fund the print costs for this book on Valentine's Day 2017 (February 14th). The book is 100% done. All we're looking for is $20,000 to pay to pay our printer and ship the book to you.
Why Valentine's Day? Because this is our love letter to monsters, so it only felt appropriate to make this book our valentine. Besides, what's better to think about on V-DAY? A bunch of shitty heart candies or a crapload of amazing monsters?
Yeah. It's wasn't much of a choice for us either.
The book itself is going to be $40 when we launch the campaign. For that you'll get the hardcover book shipped to your house (in the US. There will be additional international charges), along with a full PDF of the book.
Why is the price so high? Because it's worth it, that's why.
This isn't some 50 page black and white anthology, xeroxed and saddle stitched in my mother's basement. It's a glorious, 224 page full color hardcover anthology, packed to the gills with amazing professional comic book creators, printed on high quality glossy art paper. Monsters and Other Scary Shit rivals the print quality of the best books by Humanoids, Magnetic, Archaia, or any other prestige publisher that puts loving care into every detail of their books.
This is the monster anthology to rule them all. It's the monster anthology to find them. It's the monster anthology to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
If you've backed a lot of anthologies before, think about Broken Frontier and Womanthology when you imagine the quality of Monsters and Other Scary Shit. Those books were both expensive AF, but worth every penny and more. There was love in each of those pages. There was care taken in each amazing story. They were an experience.
The same is true with our book. Monsters and Other Scary Shit is not just going to be a comic book, it's going to be an experience you can treasure for years to come. I hope you'll join us in bringing the book to life when our project launches in February.