Only A Few Days Left: Support Then It Was Dark!

There’s only a week left to support Then It Was Dark, an anthology of true ghost stories and brushes with the paranormal! If you haven’t already, head over to the Kickstarter page, where you can see some preview images and read all about the awesome rewards our backers will receive.

My own contribution to this spooky anthology will tell the story of Thomas Lynn Bradford and Ruth Starkweather Doran. Bradford was a spiritualist in the 1920’s who solicited Doran’s help to prove to the world the existence an afterlife. Their unconventional experiment involved suicide, seances, and a mysterious message. Research for this story has been both creepy and entertaining, and I can’t wait to share it with you all – but the project needs to be funded first!

Right now, backers will not only receive tangible rewards for their contributions (including a copy of the book itself), but can also help in the process of creating the book by voting on a cover design! Below are six preliminary sketches. Back our project now to cast your vote! Contributions as low as just $1 will still get you the opportunity to vote, so you can give as much or as little as you’d like! The winning design will be developed into final art for the book’s cover.

Backers can get all types of other rewards as well. My personal favorite is the “Dumb Ways To Die” backer tier, which will get you a DRM-free pdf of the book as well as a high quality softcover copy, a pdf of the Kickstarter-exclusive process book of behind-the-scenes sketches, plus an original inked drawing by editor Sarah Benkin of your own death, by the means of your choosing (check out the examples below). Head over to the Kickstarter page to read about all the other rewards you can get for backing our project. 

Some creative ways to die, illustrated by Sarah Benkin.

Have I mentioned that there are a ton of super talented people working on stories for this anthology? Because there are. Check out this lineup:

This collection of ghost stories is going to kick some serious ass, but you don’t have to take it from me! You can read more about Then It Was Dark on some of the blogs where it’s been featured, including Bleeding CoolThe Comic Age, and The Two Page Spread. We’re over halfway to our goal with seven days to go, so now is the time to help us get funded! If you’ve already backed the project, help us out by telling a friend! We sure would appreciate it.