Creators Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Bad Karma, a 200-page anthology featuring comic-book stories, prose and illustrations by those four and their collaborators.
The assembled talent is impressive indeed, working on five main stories: “Middleton” by Grecian and Phil Hester; “Chaos Agent” by Haun and Mike Tisserand; “Old Dog” by Moore and Christopher Mitten; “Hellbent” by Peck and Tigh Walker; and “The Ninth Life of Solomon Gunn” written by Grecian, Haun, Moore and Peck, and illustrated by Haun. These strips, all stylistically different and set in various time periods, all threaten to coalesce into a larger narrative: “Each of these concepts is separate from one another, designed to stand on their own, but there are subtle threads that run through each. One of these threads is the presence of the Kraken Corporation, a mysterious organization whose activities play a part (whether large or small) in each story.”
BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE is a collection of original comic book stories, prose and illustration, by four acclaimed creators, with help from some of the top comic artists and illustrators in the industry.
Featuring five original concepts in self-contained stories, BAD KARMA will be a custom 7 1/2″ x 12″, 200 page, full color hardcover book, specially produced for this Kickstarter campaign.
BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE will officially debut at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina, in June of 2013.
In addition to the five stories, the members of Bad Karma will be producing related short stories and prose, and have recruited some of the most talented artists in the industry to contribute full page illustrations revolving around the core concepts and themes.
The five original concepts introduced in BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE are:
by Alex Grecian and Phil Hester
The greatest detective in the world has a time machine. In order to
solve an impossible mystery, he must jump back in time to recruit
himself at a younger age.
by Jeremy Haun and Mike Tisserand
The agents of Chaos battle the agents of Order for control of the
world. If Order wins, we all lose.
by B. Clay Moore and Christopher Mitten
A retired Chicago prohibition cop is asked to keep tabs on gangsters
and cops alike in early fifties Los Angeles. Neither side is happy about it.
by Seth Peck and Tigh Walker
Detective James Bentley crosses paths with the supernatural in
THE NINTH LIFE OF SOLOMON GUNN
by Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay
Moore and Seth Peck, illustrated by Jeremy Haun.
Solomon Gunn finds himself slipping through time in search of answers
to questions he barely understands.
Each of these concepts is separate from one another, designed to stand on their own, but there are subtle threads that run through each. One of these threads is the presence of the Kraken Corporation, a mysterious organization whose activities play a part (whether large or small) in each story.
In addition to full length and short stories revolving around these concepts, the following artists are contributing to BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE:
Logo and cover concept and design by JONATHAN HICKMAN (Image and Marvel Comics superstar)
MATTHEW DOW SMITH