Music is always an integral part of any entertainment medium, whether it is movies, games, or music videos. Frank at Home on the Farm- The Scored Edition with fan-favorite writing by Jordan Thomas, art by Clark Bint, lettering by Lettersquids and now with the score by John Vallely is a unique horror comic reading experience that must be experienced by every horror fan which is a rare opportunity as we don’t always see a well made horror comic combined with a beautiful music. The complete edition (Oversized hardcover collection of the critically acclaimed 4-issue horror series + Glenn Fabry (Preacher) variant edition + B&W edition) launched on August 10th, 2021 on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform (Support today)! Here is a spoiler-free review in which we tell you why you will love this experience!!
About Frank at Home on the Farm
Frank At Home On The Farm tells the story of a man returning from war to find his family mysteriously missing from their farm. This sets in motion a series of events that claw and tear at Frank’s mind, body, and soul.
Tormented by nightmares of the front line, the mysterious voices that plague him and disturbed by the townsfolk’s lack of knowledge or interest in his family’s whereabouts, Frank becomes more and more isolated on the farm as he tries to uncover where his parents have vanished to… all under the watchful eye of the farm’s animals.
Combining the isolationist horror of The Shining with the body-horror of David Cronenberg and Jacob’s Ladder, the story twists and turns right the way to the end. With every flip of the page you’ll find yourself pulled further into Frank’s nightmare – imagine Guillermo Del Toro directing an adaption of Animal Farm.
Frank at Home on Farm is a story about a man returning from his military service and finding out about the disappearance of his family and eventually starts hearing animals talk. This leads to many scary and funny situations. There is a concern of murders and missing people in the small town nearby and it seems to be connected with these animals in some way. The comic explores the trauma of war, memories of Frank, small town life, anxiety, horror and other surprising things!
All of this story was told through the 4 issues of the comic and they were all enjoyable and scary in their own way. We reviewed all four of them and found them to have a great value for horror fans and now with The Scored Edition you can experience it in a unique cinematic way as you are seeing a particular pane of the page and the music is suitable for that part of the story then the camera takes you to the next pane and the music often changes when something big happens or when the suspense deepens. Every part or ‘Edition’ of the comic has a different type of music but the overall theme is of suspense, thriller, mystery and occasional action and excitement with the well implemented piano in the scariest way possible. Often alleviating the reading experience and making the comic book feel like a movie or an animated novel.
The writing, editing, illustrations and lettering all help to make the reading a pleasant experience and the music compliments it very well. The four editions consist of 16 minutes, 14 minutes, and the last two being at 20 minutes each, thus providing over an hour of cinematic experience similar to a horror movie. The horror comic experience is full of scary scenes, violence, gore and some strong language. It is a great experience for mature readers as the horror is intense and it also explores life philosophies.
In conclusion, Frank at Home on the Farm: The Scored Edition is a unique storytelling experience that makes you appreciate the story of Frank and his ordeals with scary talking animals even more as the music teleports you to the odd world when you savor each page of the comic in the best possible way!
A highly recommended experience for all horror fans! Don’t miss this opportunity and reserve your copy as the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launches on August 10th 2021!
Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign which was launched on August 10th!
A message for the readers from the composer, John Vallely-
This August 10th THE COMPLETE FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM went live on Kickstarter. This is an oversized hardcover edition, and this special edition also includea a full tailored soundtrack. Basically, we’ve scored all 4 editions, creating a trans-media digital version of the comic.
Of course music plays a fundamental role in the world of film, particularly in genres such as horror and mystery. Given the unsettling nature of Frank at Home on the Farm, we decided to go ahead and create this scored version.
Scoring Frank, we have very much remained faithful to the comic art form and let the music simply guide the reader through the story using a combination of pans, zooms and scene transitions.
This can give moments a sense of scale that couldn’t be replicated on a printed page and can also allow for the reader to be surprised by panels on a given page instead of immediately seeing everything with a given page flip.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
- On the Rise: Frank at Home on the Farm is being published by Scout Comics. Thomas is also the writer of Mugshots / Weird Work and Quarantine.
Clark Bint (@clarkbintart) – Artist
- Apart from Frank at Home on the Farm, Clark also is the illustrator for the 3rd edition of Dave Cook’s Killtopia. He has worked as a concept artist, provided game assets and promotional art.
Lettersquids (@LetterSquids) – Letterer
- Lettersquids has worked for numerous publishers including Scout Comics, Source Point Press, Action Lab, and Insight Comics.
John Vallely (@VallelyComposer) – Composer
- The Irish composer is one of the few composers who scores comics. Apart from Frank at Home on the Farm, he has also worked on Tales from the Quarantine and other independent anthologies.
There will also be a special limited edition version with a variant cover by the legendary Glenn Fabry!
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