Haunted Collector Meets Twilight Zone
with a Music Theme: DEAD BEATS Anthology
Music and Horror Joins Forces
Indie Publisher A Wave Blue World has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dead Beats, a horror anthology inspired by SyFy’s Haunted Collector and CBS’s Twilight Zone, incorporating music themes to bring an additional edge.
Dead Beats, curated by Eric Palicki (No Angel, All We Ever Wanted) and Joe Corallo (Mine!, This Nightmare Kills Fascists), will be feature a diverse group of industry-shaping storytellers and artists, including recently announced Dwayne McDuffie Award winners Ivy Noelle Weir and Christina “Steenz” Stewart, GLAAD Nominated Magdalene Visaggio (Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim), Emmy-nominated writer of Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Daniel Kibblesmith, Doom Patrol’s Rachel Pollack and Richard Case, Suicide Squad’s Vita Ayala, Women in Comics Collective International co-founder Regen
This music-themed horror anthology centers around the proprietor of a music store that contains a number of unusual artifacts. As the “shoppe keeper” guides readers through the shop, each creator will weave a haunting tale revealing the origin of these mysterious items.
Editor Joe Corallo who organized and co-edited the Eisner-nominated and Ringo Award-winning anthology Mine! said, “I had the opportunity to be a part of This Nightmare Kills Fascists, and Eric was in Mine!, so after having edited each other’s’ work we thought that it was about time we edited an anthology together! Tyler had been supportive of my work in the past, and knowing his passion for comics being a medium for change, I knew that partnering with AWBW meant that I’d be working with a publisher who shared my priorities for wanting to share unique stories featuring a wide range of characters.”
“I’ve always found the most compelling anthologies to be those with a clear theme. Each story fits together like pieces of a puzzle creating a whole. With Dead Beats, we’ve accomplished just that while still giving each creator enough room to tell their own thrilling tale of mystery and suspense,” President/Co-Publisher Tyler Chin-Tanner stated.
A Wave Blue World is asking readers to be involved and to support Dead Beats’ Kickstarter Campaign by preordering Dead Beats, selecting Exclusive awards offered including original art by artists like Jen Hickman (Jem and the Holograms, Calvin) and an one-on-one portfolio review with Joe Illidge, A Wave Blue World’s Editorial Director, formerly editor at DC Comics, Lionforge, and Valiant, or simply just pledging to be included in the backers page. Visit AWBWkickstarter.com to see the current list of creators, sample artwork, and more today.
Contributing creators share Lisa Sterle’s enthusiasm about Dead Beats, “I am so pumped to be working on Dead Beats with Joe Corallo and the rest of the team. When they approached me to design the main character and pitched me on the anthology, I absolutely knew I had to be involved. Horror and music are such big sources of inspiration for me! I also had the opportunity to stretch my wings a bit and fully color my own pages for the first time so I cannot wait to share. This is gonna be a phenomenal book.”
After reading Dead Beats, readers will no doubt agree with contributor writer Regine Sawyer that “Music and Horror are the ultimate pairing to me” and contributing artist Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy) that both Eric and Joe are incredible writers and collaborators, and are going to make this one of my favorite books of 2019.”
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Publisher – A Wave Blue World
Founded in 2005 by Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner, A Wave Blue World is an independent publisher of high-quality graphic novels, anthologies and art books with the rally cry, “Making Stories Matter.” AWBW connects people through storytelling and providing a platform for a multitude of creative voices. By using comics and graphic novels as a medium for change, A Wave Blue World imagines a better world and builds a brighter future as seen in The New York Times highlighted anthology, All We Ever Wanted.