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My mind is a whirlwind of thoughts and imagination. A simple raindrop, the smell of a trash heap, or the touch of a bee's stinger is enough to immerse me into a new story idea. My passion is writing and my inspiration is everywhere. So far, my focus has been in short stories, however I have many novels floating around in my brain. Recently I have also been handed the opportunity to review the works of others and share them with everyone that reads my blog. Feel free to find me on facebook (facebook.com/esselprattwriting) the web (EsselPratt.com)or follow me on twitter (@EsselPratt).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

NEW HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMIC SERIES: EVIL JESTER


Since Childhood, I have fostered a deep passion for comic books. They were an escape from the perils of everyday life. Somewhere down the line I manifested a deep satisfaction for horror as well.  When I discovered that the two could not only copulate, but also manifest an utterly perfect child born of their lust...I was hooked.

The visual horror portrayed in comic form is uniquely beautiful and something that a movie cannot seem to fully capture.  A movie tends to show you all the gore and presents an adequate amount of jump scares.  However, a horror comic gives just enough detail to tickle your imagination.  It allows your mind to absorb the images on the pages and twist them to play with your fears.

When I first heard that The Evil Jester Press was expanding into comics, I was intrigued.  I have a lot of respect for the Evil Jester and his underlings, and knew it would be a perfect fit.  So, as any aspiring writer would do, I quickly wrote a last minute short story (Because I was a little slow and only found out about it a couple of days before the deadline), and submitted it for a chance to be involved in the project.  I don't really expect to be accepted, although I REALLY want to be, because my story was rushed.  I think it had some nice visuals that could be translated well into comic form, however it was definitely not my best work.

Even though there is a chance I may not be selected, I feel that this project is destined for greatness, and want to show my support.  So, to all my comic/horror loving friends, please take a moment to visit the Evil Jester Presents Kickstarter Page.  For as little as $5.00, you can enjoy in supporter perks.  Even if you can't pledge $5.00, maybe you can spare $1.00?  Another fantastic way to contribute to the cause is to share the Kickstarter page with all of your friends!
 

If you are still not convinced, check out the frightfully amazing authors already chosen for the publication:


GARY BRAUNBECK. Horror icon and winner of both the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award.

RAMSEY CAMPBELL. The most honored writer in the horror industry and often called "Britain's most respected living horror writer."

JACK KETCHUM. Multiple award-winning author who Stephen King calls "The Scariest Guy in America."

JONATHAN MABERRY. New York Times Bestselling author and renowned comic book writer for Marvel comics.

JOE McKINNEY. Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the critically and commercially successful Dead World series.

WILLIAM F. NOLAN. Legendary author of the Logan's Run series with over 80 books to his credit.

Whether you are a fan of comics, horror, books, art, or just a good story, this is a fantastic project to support. As of now, they are $2,421 into their goal of $15,000 with only nineteen days remaining. I have a feeling that they will meet, and possibly exceed their goal, but urge you not to wait until the last minute to show your support.