A comic book celebrating strange and eerie tales from Korean folklore, based on the popular Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk. Created by Joe McPherson The Horror Comic Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore follows a tour guide as he leads a group of travelers through the mysteries of Seoul, sharing with them three stories of ghosts, demons, cannibalism, and other ghastly oddities from Korea’s hypnotic and haunting folklore.
As of April 16th 2019, 152 backers pledged $4,720 to help bring this project to life. The comic has reached $4500 stretch goal! Allowing them enough funds pledged to produce Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore – digital and print – in color! They have given thanks to their backers for bringing the project this far. There are still a few days left to pledge funds and get the benefits of a Kickstarter backer. Any pledges beyond this point will be kept in coffers to go towards their table at Seoul Comic Con 2020!
What is the comic about? Here’s more information about the comic:-
A Horror Comic Anthology Celebrating Korean Folklore
Dark Side of Seoul: Weird Tales from Korean Lore follows a tour guide as he leads a group of travelers through the mysteries of Seoul, sharing with them three stories of ghosts, demons, cannibalism, and other ghastly oddities from Korea’s hypnotic and haunting folklore.
The comic’s central character, the Guide, acts like a ‘horror host’ and the stories he shares with the travelers are the anthology’s interior tales. Think of the Guide as the Crypt-Keeper from the pioneering 1950’s horror comic series Tales from the Crypt. The main difference being Dark Side of Seoul’s stories are adapted directly from old Korean lore – like those we share on the Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk.
Shawn Morrissey’s script is complete and Tim Bauer is working on the illustrations. Now due to the funding goal and stretch goal complete, the 50 paged comic will be in color.
Here’s a peek at the prologue:
The Creative Team:-
The creators of these comics are “guides, historians, folklorists, writers, artists, storytellers, and lovers of comic books. And although we lead the Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk five nights a week, sometimes for twenty or more guests, we still long to bring Korean folk tales to a wider audience. And that’s exactly what we aim to do with this project.” According to the Kickstarter Page.
The illustrator Tim Bauer is a professional comic book artist and teacher. He is half-Korean and lived in Korea for years. He writes and illustrates his own indie comics and, currently living in Vancouver, is active in the Pacific Northwest comic book convention scene.
Writer Shawn Morrissey is a heritage interpreter and guide for Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk. He’s been living in and studying Korea for nearly 20 years. Shawn is also a writer with publishing credits that include comic books.
A video about Shawn Morrissey’s history with horror comics:-
ESTIMATED DELIVERY of the Comic is December 2019
Please visit the Kickstarter page with the link given below and choose to pledge a minimum of US$5 to receive your PDF comic & your name in the acknowledgements. As you pledge more funds, you will get more benefits (Information provided on the Kickstarter about multiple options of pledge)
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