Anthology – 38 Independent Creators Take Readers … Elsewhere
HAMILTON, MT — Known to indie comics fans for Super!, the quick-witted, double-fisted send-up of all things tights ‘n capes, and for the blood-soaked post-apocalyptic Western, The Surgeon, Unlikely Heroes Studios is proud to announce the release of their genre-spanning anthology Elsewhere. Featuring contributions from seasoned, award-winning pros and indie newcomers alike Elsewhere weighs in at more than 150 pages. Readers will travel between all the realms that comics can do better than any other medium: horror, sci-fi, neighborhood intrigue, ghosts and monsters, and everything in between.
“We’ve never done anything like this before.” says Editor/Publisher Laurie Foster, “We tend to see so much competition in the world of indie comics, but really, we’re stronger if we work together. We decided to put out a call for submissions and we were shocked at the quality and quantity we received. I’m excited that we’ve built relationships with so many new, talented creators that we can collaborate with in the future. Plus, we’re really looking forward to doing this again next year for Volume 2!
“I always love working with Laurie,” says Editor John Pence, who founded the long-running Blotter literary magazine in 2003 and is the author of The Surgeon. “She’s such a pro and brings such good energy to any project, but every step of making this book was really satisfying and fun. Working with so many different creators was like the old days running a magazine, and it reminded me of how great it is to take a pile of submissions, put them together, and see a whole book emerge that’s way more than the sum of its parts. I’ve been needing something like this for a long time.”
Elsewhere is complete and ready to go to the printer. Unlikely Heroes just launched a Kickstarter August 1, and it boasts fantastic premiums from contributing creators.