Historical Horror Comic Launches Fundraiser

The guys over at Historical Horror Comics are trying to raise enough money through kickstarter so they can get their comic printed and into the hands of the masses. why not check out their website and if you like what you see donate some cash! The more money you pledge the more stuff you get when they hit their target.

Press Release:

Comics make kids evil!

That’s a fact. Or at least it was in 1954, when the United States Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency convened. As a result of these hearings, comic book publishers feared government regulation and formed their own self-regulatory body that created the Comics Code Authority, purging comics of everything from violence to divorce. For 57 years this code affected comics publishing in one form or another. In late January of 2011, DC Comics and Archie Comics (the last surviving members of the original pact) both decided to drop the Comics Code from their products. Comics are free to make kids evil again and the world will never be the same.

THINK OF THE CHILDREN is a satirical horror comic about the events leading to the original Comics Code Authority. The members of the Senate Subcommittee are secret monster hunters, seeking to destroy evil children, who they believe are corrupted by the stories of EC Comics. So that the story can reach as wide an audience as possible, the creators released it as a free webcomic in February of 2011 at:http://comicsmakekidsevil.com

Created byChristian Sager andEC Steiner, THINK OF THE CHILDREN is designed for print publication, with plans for a hand-made, hardbound, sculpted artifact book. With the increasing popularity of digital comics, they want to create a physical book that the reader will treasure. To raise money to produce this artifact, the creators launched a Kickstarter campaign in late April at:

http://kck.st/ha0Uu1

Funding from Kickstarter will pay for the print production of THINK OF THE CHILDREN, including:

  1. Hardbound davey board covers set on cloth bound hinges.
  2. Asculpted resin seal embedded in the front cover.
  3. Interior printing on Dur-O Tone, 70# Newsprint.
  4. Laser etched line art on the back cover.
  5. A color overlay in the middle of the book.
  6. An inside front cover book plate.
  7. An inside back cover library card and envelope, listing donors and those who assisted in production.

REVIEWS:

“Lovecraftian horror meets 50s exploitation film — with a dash of William S. Burroughs for good measure!”
– Boing Boing

“File under: ‘things we can’t believe someone didn’t do before’”
– Comics Alliance

“An alternative history for the formation of the 1954 Comics Code Authority, one which sees horror-hooked children mutating into hideous, fleshy monsters — but still begs to ask, who’s the real bad guy here? Art imitates life, and pokes fun at it.”
– Rue Morgue magazine

Read THINK OF THE CHILDREN free online!

Donate to or share the Kickstarter page!

Source: comicsmakekidsevil.com

GS Reporter: Matt

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