PORTLAND, Ore. 11/15/2022 — From fan favorite creator Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Realm, The Red Mother, The Approach) comes a dread-inducing collection of 28 tales of terror in the forthcoming, Haunthology. This hair-raising tome of short stories and vignettes features an introduction by Shirley Jackson Award winning author Nathan Ballingrud and will haunt the shelves in May 2023 from Image Comics.
From creatures of the night…to even more terrifying creatures of the day, readers were first introduced to Haunthology’s nightmarish mindscapes through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Whether exploring a claustrophobic old house full of nefarious entities or exploring the heavy thoughts one has during the end of the world, this very personal project was completely written and drawn during the COVID shutdowns.
“All of our lives changed in 2020. More than we could ever imagine,” said Haun. “My way of dealing with all of that, as much as possible, was taking all of the things we were all dealing with—confusion, loneliness, fear, and anger—and then telling weird little horror stories about them. I’ve always loved short stories. I’m just fascinated by what writers like Laird Barron, Nathan Ballingrud, Clive Barker, Joe Hill, and Stephen King do with prose. There are a lot of anthologies in comics. I wanted to do a true short story collection. Haunthology is a love letter to that.”
Haunthology trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1-5343-9989-1) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, May 3 and at independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, May 9.