A Wave Blue World has announced the Kickstarter campaign to fund Dead Beats 2: London Calling, the sequel to their Ringo Award-nominated musical horror anthology.
After thrilling readers with the mysterious origins of various musical instruments in Dead Beats volume 1, the enigmatic Shoppe Keeper goes across the pond in search of even more haunted artifacts for her record shop, Dead Beats.
The Kickstarter campaign features an exclusive cover by returning artist Lisa Sterle and colorist Stelladia. The exclusive can only be obtained by backing the campaign — the anthology’s subsequent mass-market release in September 2021 will feature different cover art.
Additional campaign rewards include “Behind-The-Scenes” downloadable content, a double anthology pack, as well as a limited signed bookplate.
Also returning for volume 2 are editors Joe Corallo and Eric Palicki. This dynamic duo also wrote the interstitial storyline, drawn by Val Halverson, featuring the Shoppe Keeper herself as she introduces each spooky tale.
A 168-page anthology, Dead Beats 2: London Calling is composed of 21 stories with contributions by more than 40 creators ranging from industry veterans to rising talent, all ready to give their spin on the musical horror genre.
The campaign runs until July 1. Get a look at what’s coming as well as a full list of creators below.
Creative team Liana Kangas and Joe Corallo discuss their comics merging music, horror & scifi fantasy:
She Said Destroy: The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid’s sister and the only other God left. As Brigid’s forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to do what she does best: Destroy!
Dead Beats: The Dead Beats music shop is filled with deadly secrets. Run by the mysterious Shoppe Keeper, customers can browse through cursed records, evil sheet music, and instruments of the damned! Our host has dozens of spooky stories to tell you from some of the top names in comics. You’re gonna wanna put on your favorite album when you crack open this anthology.
Joe Corallo is a comics editor who curated and co-edited the Eisner nominated and Ringo Award winning Mine! anthology, edited the GLAAD nominated Oh S#!t It’s Kim and Kim as well as the Dead Beats anthology with Eric Palicki. He’s also a writer whose work includes writing and co-creating She Said Destroy at Vault Comics.
Liana Kangas co-created and illustrated She Said Destroy and has done artwork for 2000AD, Black Mask Studios, A Wave Blue World, Image and more. Her work is featured in both the 2018 and 2019 Ringo Award winning anthologies; Mine! and Where We Live. She illustrated a story for the Dead Beats anthology written by Eric Palicki. Listen to Liana’s Dead Beats play list: http://bit.ly/dpplaylist
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Indie comic publisher A Wave Blue World has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dead Beats, a horror anthology inspired by SyFy’s Haunted Collector and CBS’s Twilight Zone, incorporating music themes to bring an additional edge.
Dead Beats, curated by Eric Palicki and Joe Corallo, will be feature a diverse group of industry-shaping storytellers and artists, including recently announced Dwayne McDuffie Award winners Ivy Noelle Weir and Christina “Steenz” Stewart, GLAAD Nominated Magdalene Visaggio, Emmy-nominated writer of Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Daniel Kibblesmith, Doom Patrol’s Rachel Pollack and Richard Case, Suicide Squad’s Vita Ayala, Women in Comics Collective International co-founder Regene Sawyer, and more.
This music-themed horror anthology centers around the proprietor of a music store that contains a number of unusual artifacts. As the “shoppe keeper” guides readers through the shop, each creator will weave a haunting tale revealing the origin of these mysterious items.
A Wave Blue World is asking readers to be involved and to support Dead Beats’ Kickstarter Campaign by preordering Dead Beats, selecting Exclusive awards offered including original art by artists like Jen Hickman and an one-on-one portfolio review with Joe Illidge, A Wave Blue World’s Editorial Director, formerly editor at DC Comics, Lionforge, and Valiant, or simply just pledging to be included in the backers page.