Jeremy Haun Channels the Horrors of 2020 and Beyond in Haunthology Graphic Novel Kickstarter
The Auteur Behind The Beauty, The Realm and Constantine Weaves Modern Dread in the Wake of the Pandemic with a new Kickstarter launching July 6th!
(Joplin, Missouri, 7/6/2021)—
An online binge shopper receives a grisly package.
A horde of the decaying undead grapples with its dwindling humanity.
A family man endures an endless grind of the mundane as cosmic madness looms outside.
The Beauty and The Realm writer and artist Jeremy Haun returns to crafting insightful, biting horror with HAUNTHOLOGY, a graphic novel of 24 interlocking short comic stories. Using a stark black-and-white palette, Haun started the project in April 2020 to reflect the claustrophobia, isolation, and uncertainty that threw the world into chaos. Haun blends that real-world dread with the iconic horror lexicon of monsters, creeps, and murderers, creating an unforgettable experience that will fuel countless sleepless nights—and provide a new lens of catharsis and reflection on the past year.
“HAUNTHOLOGY is a collection of short horror stories that examines all of the things we felt over the past year and a half during Covid. Each story stands on its own, but also connects to a bigger mythos within the book and my larger oeuvre,” Haun explains. “When the comics industry went ‘Pencils Down,’ leaving many comic writers and artists in professional limbo, I needed something to focus on. For me, that focus is telling stories. I decided to focus on one story—just a short feeling. That led to another. And another. The cumulative work is this anthology.”
Haun worked alongside designer Fonografiks (Saga, The Beauty) and editor Joel Enos to produce Haunthology, producing the sequential art equivalent of the chilling prose short story collections that inspired him in his youth.
“I’ve always loved collections of short stories,” Haun says. “They’re most common in prose—they’re more rare in comics. I wanted to do something that was all me– a comics version of what you’d see from Stephen King, Joe Hill, Clive Barker, Laird Barron, or Nathan Ballingrud.”
Haun is releasing the project as a Kickstarter, set to launch on July 6th, 2021.
Visit the preview page HERE to see the reward tiers and get a preview of the terror to come.
That HAUNTHOLOGY trailer! pic.twitter.com/T9JrTki4Pz
— jeremy haun (@jerhaun) July 2, 2021
I love enamel pins!
I’m so excited to show off the pins we’ve designed for HAUNTHOLOGY!
Pins will be available as part of a couple tiers and vis “Add-ons”.
ALSO— all DAY ONE backers get the black on black”NOIR” pin for FREE!
This is going to be so cool. pic.twitter.com/5Y3dThsmuC
— jeremy haun (@jerhaun) June 28, 2021
I LOVE how these endpapers came out for HAUNTHOLOGY.
They’re exactly what I was imagining for it.
I really wanted to go for that “vintage” look with a bit of a modern design twist.
Incredibly happy with the way this is coming together. pic.twitter.com/MDfAQ7qdc1
— jeremy haun (@jerhaun) June 24, 2021
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