Now that the dust is settled and the ink on the publishing contracts is dry — I can officially announce that 215 Ink has agreed to published Doctor Crowe!
The goal is for Doctor Crowe to be published as a 4-issue mini series and eventually collect the series in trade. It will be available digitally via Comixology and Kindle in the near future. However, I will be launching a Kickstarter in the coming weeks to help fund a small print run of the first issue as well as cover the remaining production costs that I can no longer afford to pay out of pocket.
“So, what exactly is this Doctor Crowe mini-series all about anyways?”
Doctor Crowe is a 4-issue mini-series that follows the story of Dr. Victor Crowe, an infamous adventuring scientist; expert on the occult and an all-around pulp hero who uses advanced technologies to battle gruesome, supernatural terrors across the globe. Issue #1 features four seperate, serial anthology-style adventures that pits Dr. Crowe and his allies against unique, otherworldly threats that must be eliminated at all costs!
These adventures include:
Beneath the Black: Dr. Crowe and Nora, his rough-and-tumble sidekick, venture into the unforgiving swamps in search of the legendary bogmen — creatures from the black who feed on the life force of their unsuspecting victims.
Wretched: After a secluded mountain village in is inexplicably overwhelmed by a mysterious plague, Dr. Crowe is summoned to investigate the horrific catastrophe and battle the monstrous fallout.
The Lost Coven: Wounded and left for dead, Dr. Crowe and Ajax, his loyal canine companion, encounter a mysterious traveling vagabond. Dr. Crowe recounts the story of how he ended up in this precarious position and the coven of witches that seemingly bested him.
Dreamwaker: Dr. Crowe is forced to enter the lucid dream state of a comatose boy and battle a ghastly dreameater that is wreaking havoc on the boy’s consciousness.
“That sounds cool, but who worked on this book besides you?”
I have been very fortunate enough to assemble some of my talented artist, colorist and letterer friends to help bring Doctor Crowe #1 to life. These creators have been published by, among others, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Black Mask Studios and Zenescope.
Here’s a break down of the team and the individual Doctor Crowe adventure that they worked on:
Artist/Co-creator: Matt Horak (The Covenant)
Colorist pgs. 1-5: Doug Garbark (DC Comics: Bombshells, Hitman: Agent 47)
Colorist pg. 6: by Mark Dale (Turok: Dinosaur Hunter)
Letterer: Nic J. Shaw (The Fix, 12 Reasons to Die)
“And I’m totally ready for the Kickstarter. When is it launching?”
I’m still working out all the kinks. My best estimate is mid-September, but I won’t be rushing into launching this beast until I am 100% comfortable in saying that I’m ready. Regardless, when the Kickstarter does launch, I’m sure that you’ll see me posting about it on Twitter and Facebook for 30 days non-stop.
In other words, you won’t be able to miss it.