In Tales of Fear #1, a new six-story horror anthology comic from Aazurn Publishing, writer and illustrator Gary Scott Beatty is determined to drag comic books into the modern age. Check out an early look at the artwork from all six stories and more right here!
About Tales of Fear #1:
“Tales from the Crypt was groundbreaking, but that was over 60 years ago,” Beatty explains. “I set out to break away from the typical mindset that a comic book has to be a Creepy clone to be a horror anthology.”
Tales of Fear #1, available ONLY through pre-order in February at your local or online comic shop, is comprised of “six horror tales that push the boundaries of good taste,” says Beatty. “It’s classic horror modernized for today’s comic readers in a realistic, new style,”
Beatty has been experimenting with style since his Xeric winning Jazz: Cool Birth in 2008, a murder mystery with art inspired by 1950s album cover designs. “In Tales of Fear #1 I return to my painter training,” Beatty adds. “I use today’s computer tools to come up with an in-your-face look well suited to horror.”
All the stories are complete in this issue “because readers don’t have the patience these days for continued comics. This is a good thing!” Beatty laughs. “I like writers who cut the filler and get to the point so that’s the way I write.”
Breaking with current, outdated trends doesn’t mean Beatty ignores conventions that work. He concludes, “I’m having a lot of fun in this book, and readers who agree blowing a zombie’s brains out is fun will enjoy it, too. I feature a host to introduce the stories, but he isn’t just some random creep — he’s integral to the book itself.”
Below you’ll find a video preview (with music by the appropriately indie Star Destroyer), Tales of Fear #1‘s cover art, and a look at all six stories: Zombie Porn, Giants Fishing, Door, Crack, Rayslist, and TXT. For more info visit both Aazurn Publishing and Indie Comics Magazine online.
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