To celebrate the tenth anniversary of his online horror anthology Split Lip, Sam Costello has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a hardcover collection featuring 13 of the best and creepiest Split Lip stories. We also have images and details on Funko's third wave of SDCC 2016 exclusives—including a Doctor Strange Pop! vinyl figure—as well as preview pages from Dark Horse's trade paperback release of the comic book series Living with the Dead.
Split Lip Kickstarter: From Kickstarter: "Split Lip is an anthology of self-contained horror comics written by Sam Costello and drawn by artists from all over the world. It is often compared to The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. Influences include writers like Shirley Jackson and Clive Barker, comics creators like Junji Ito and Emily Carroll, ghost stories, folk tales and murder ballads.
Calling Split Lip horror is easiest, but it's more accurate to call it weird fiction. Weird fiction incorporates horror, but is more focused on ideas and strangeness and being unsettling than grossing you out, splattering pages with gore, or the other things that make some people dislike horror. People often tell me, "I don't like horror, but I like Split Lip."
I started Split Lip in Oct. 2006 because I wanted to bring the kind of weird fiction and thoughtful horror movies I love to comics. Since then, we've published 45 stories, 6 books, and 8 comics. Split Lip stories have been drawn by people as nearby as my neighbor and as far away as Hungary, Finland, and Brazil. Split Lip features art by Kyle Strahm (Spread, Image), Sami Makkonen (Deadworld, IDW), John Bivens (Dark Engine, Image), and T.J. Kirsch (Amy Devlin Mysteries, Oni), each of whom has a story in What Lies Inside: The 10th Anniversary Split Lip hardcover.
This Kickstarter supports printing What Lies Inside: The 10th Anniversary Split Lip hardcover. The book collects 13 comics from Split Lip's first 10 years and adds copious bonus materials from artists, the series' creator, and other writers.
Every Split Lip story is self-contained. That means What Lies Inside: The 10th Anniversary Split Lip hardcover is for readers who have been with Split Lip since the beginning or are discovering it for the first time."
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Funko's Third Wave of SDCC 2016 Exclusives: From Funko: "We are so excited to reveal our 2016 SDCC exclusives! Between exciting new licenses and completely unique molds, we have a lot of fun surprises in store for all of you!
Information regarding our booth procedures and more will be shared upon completion of our reveals in early July.
Here's our third round of reveals!!
Pop! Movies: Willy Wonka - Violet Beauregarde
Rock Candy: New 52 Harley Quinn
Pop! Disney: Haunted Mansion - Phineas (White Glow Glitter - 1000pc LE)
Pop! Disney: Haunted Mansion - Ezra (White Glow Glitter - 1000pc LE)
Pop! Disney: Haunted Mansion - Gus (White Glow Glitter - 1000pc LE)
Pop! Disney: Haunted Mansion - Hatbox Ghost (Blue Glow Glitter - 1000pc LE)
Pop! Marvel: Doctor Strange - Doctor Strange with Rune"
Images via Funko:
Preview Pages and Cover Art for Living with the Dead Trade Paperback: From Dark Horse Comics: "Life in the big city has its problems: traffic, overpopulation, and crime, not to mention the brain-hungry living dead. But for hard rockers Straw and Whip, life among the flesh-eating populace is easy . . . until they meet a gun-crazy vixen named Betty. Collects Living with the Dead #1–#3.
* Written by Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson!
Writer: Mike Richardson
Artist: Ben Stenbeck
Cover Artist:Richard Corben
Publication Date: June 29, 2016
Format: FC, 88 pages; TPB, 6'' x 9''