Independently Awesome: Cold Corpses, Demons and Fat Crows

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In the vein of 80s and 90s horror anthologies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, CORPSE COLD: NEW AMERICAN FOLKLORE is a new collection of spook stories inspired by folklore and urban legends. Written by John Brhel and Joe Sullivan, the book boasts 17 tales of terror accompanied by the art of Chad Wehrle (who you may remember did the hauntingly awesome cover for SKC Magazine #7) and will be published by Cemetery Gates Media. Even though this project just kicked off, they’re only $25 away from their initial goal (as of this writing) which means this one is a lock for adult fans of the aforementioned Scary Stories series or TV shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Amazon’s upcoming LORE.

Aw, Hell! A Demon Art Book

By means of blood, sweat, tears and (maybe) a little soul-selling, Austin illustrator Jeremy TheArtist has been toiling away on his first ever art book, entitled Aw, Hell!. As the title implies, this self-published art book will be chock full of full color creatures spawned from the fiery depths of Hell. Inspired by a childhood spent was watching horror movies with his dad, JTA intends for this project to only be the first in a series of monster art books paying tribute to classic creature design. Having already surpassed his initial goal with 25 days to spare, I think it’s safe to say that the next book won’t be far behind!


The final project on this list has the least amount of time left, unfortunately, but is absolutely worth checking out. Hello! Fat Crow! is one part Disney Halloween special and one part Dr. Seuss with a whole lot of orange and black sprinkled on top. Written and illustrated by Jason Flowers, the book “tells the story a little fat crow that ventures to an old forgotten cemetery to wake a skeleton named Mister Larry so that he may go and dig up his four brothers to get into mischief on Halloween night.” A simple, safe type of scary story this project may geared toward a younger audience, but is sure to be a tale the whole family will enjoy.

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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