As for the first post of our Women In Horror Month, I wanted to start off with creators Vera Greentea and Kyla Vanderklugt. Two ladies that have created creepy and haunting stories with Greentea Publishing.
In 2019, these two ladies funded their recently released comic. Women Do Not Creep By Daylight. Raising $15,633 from 963 backers, it contains 36 full color pages. And the synopsis is as follows.
Kate’s life is thrown into turmoil when her father is unexpectedly killed in his job as a policeman. She and her mother are forced to look for a job, but no one is hiring two inexperienced maids. They soon find themselves hired by the Lady of Castle Carrickdain, to work in an old ruin rumored to be haunted by a ghost with a backwards head… Kate decides to investigate the rumor, and soon finds herself tangled up in Carrickdain Castle’s terrifying secret.
It’s always nice to see a change in genre’s besides having just males tell stories. Females are just as dark or sinister as guys, and well they tend to bring out good tales as well. Vera wrote Women Do Not Creep By Daylight while Kyla did the art and lettering.
Women Do Not Creep By Daylight takes a mother and daughter back in the 17th or 18th century looking for a way to live, while having lost their husband and father. Life isn’t as simple looking for something without getting canned for no reason, Lady Rochfort, owner of the new found job in a Castle. Descends into a risky take on trapped souls, looking for a way to bring themselves back into the living somehow.
This is my introduction to Vera Greentea and Kyla Vanderklugt work and I must say, I became a fan of both of these lovely ladies work. That is why I feel they deserve a spotlight within the month of Women In Horror, indie creators need the spotlight just as much as well known people.
Vera told a tale that has a nice little twist, turn and well execution that should please any horror fan. I definitely have to check out her other work to really get to know her stuff. Kyla, the illustrations and lettering are very nicely done. Just enough on a page that doesn’t take away from her artwork nor makes you feel loaded with dialogue, you have time to breath in the beautiful artwork with the story.
When it comes to strong ladies within the Women In Horror Month, this is a great example of characters. Some aren’t always strong, weak characters can become stronger, and lastly. Some have a little bit more strength than others. A perfectly blended atmosphere with adoring characters.