Kolchak: The Night Stalker – 50th Anniversary Graphic Novel

Created by James Aquilone

Comic book anthology from Moonstone Publishing with stories by Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman, Rodney Barnes, Kim Newman, Nancy Collins, David Avallone, Jonathan Maberry, Peter David, James Chamber, and James Aquilone. Artists include J.K. Woodward, Julius Ohta, Colton Worley, Jonathan Marks Barravecchia, Paul McCaffrey, Clara Meath, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Marco Finnegan, and Tom Rogers. Covers by Dan Brereton, Jerry Ordway, Colton Worley, and J.K. Woodward. **WE EXPECT TO SHIP OUT REWARDS IN OCTOBER 2022.**

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shakespeare Unleashed! Announcing My Next Anthology and Kickstarter
22 days ago – Sun, Apr 24, 2022 at 04:31:13 PM

Happy National Shakespeare Day — a perfect day to announce my next anthology.


Shakespeare Unleashed 

That's right — I'm unleashing the Bard of Avon with horror stories based on his plays and characters. And what an amazing lineup we have. But before we get to that, check out the cover art by J.K. Woodward, who of course also did the limited-edition Kolchak cover as well as the art for Peter David's Kolchak story.


Alas, Poor Shakespeare!

SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED KICKSTARTER

We've just launched the Kickstarter preview page. Please, go and sign up for the email alert. You don't want to miss this one. We have plenty of surprises lined up.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manbomb/shakespeare-unleashed


ORIGINAL STORIES

Shakespeare Unleashed will contain prose short stories and sonnets as well as several pieces of interior art. Though we may include something for comic book fans, too, but that's a secret :)

The original stories will be by the likes of...

  •  Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale (Macbeth)
  •  Ian Doescher (Twelfth Night)
  •  Cullen Bunn (Hamlet)
  •  Jonathan Maberry (The Tempest)
  •  Seanan McGuire (A Midsummer's Night Dream)
  •  Lee Murray (The Winter's Tale)
  •  Gemma Files (Henry the V)
  •  Tim Waggoner (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern)
  •  John Palisano (Merchant of Venice)
  •  Lisa Morton (Titus Andronicus)
  •  Geneve Flynn (Desdemona)
  •  Hailey Piper (Ophelia and Polonius)
  •  Philip Fracassi (King Lear)
  •  Gwendolyn Kiste (Julius Caesar)

DARK SONNETS

  • Linda Addison
  • Alessandro Manzetti
  • Jessica McHugh
  • Sara Tantlinger
  • Stephanie M. Wytovich

There's more info on ScreenRant, who broke the news of the anthology.


SUBMISSIONS

Submissions for both stories and sonnets will open in August. And, yes, you can submit both. Guidelines are here: https://monstrousbooks.com/submissions

TAKE A LOOK: New Artwork From Szymon Kudranski, Colton Worley, J.K. Woodward, Clara Meath
about 1 month ago – Sun, Apr 03, 2022 at 08:06:12 AM

We're making great progress on the graphic novel. Almost all of the scripts are in. Artwork for several of the stories are finished and about half of the pages overall are done. We're still on pace to get the books out in October.

Surveys should go out next month. You can still grab rewards through our Backerkit store here.

Here's a look at some pages and panels...


SNEAK PEEKS

Page (unlettered) from "The Package" by Steve Niles. Art by Szymon Kudranski.

Page (unlettered) from "Satanic Panic '88" by James Aquilone. Art by Colton Worley.

Page (unlettered) from "The Enemy Within" by Peter David. Art by J.K. Woodward.

Panel (uncolored) from "The Nest" by Tim Waggoner. Art by Clara Meath.

Szymon Kudranski and Juan Samu Among New Contributors
2 months ago – Thu, Mar 03, 2022 at 10:55:11 PM

The book is coming along very well.  Most of the scripts are in and being illustrated. We've also gotten a few dozen  submissions for the prose stories, which we're making our way through.

We have several contributor announcements as we finalize the lineup. 

- Szymon Kudranski  (Spawn, The Punisher) will illustrate Steve Niles' story "The Package."  Szymon did the art for Steve's A Town Called Terror and Rodney Barnes' Johnny Gatlin.

- Juan Samu (Elvira Meets Vincent Price, Black Panther, Transformers ) will illustrate a special four-page story.

- For the prose, we've accepted stories by Lisa Morton and Leverett Butts.


And, yes, submssions are still open for the prose stories.

Guidelines: https://www.jamesaquilone.com/submissions


KOLCHAK 50 SNEAK PEEK

Here's a panel by J.K. Woodward for Peter David's "The Enemy Within."

KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT

And check out the campaign for the anthology Even in the Grave, edited by Kolchak contributor James Chambers as well as Carol Gyzander. It's ending in a few hours, so hurry up.

That's a Wrap! Kolchak Is the 7h Highest Funded Comic Book Anthology of All Time!
3 months ago – Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 09:24:05 PM

A big thank you to the 1,738 people who backed the Kolchak Kickstarter. You all helped to make us the seven highest funded comic book anthology in Kickstarter history!

A whopping 2100+ print books were preordered through the campaign — so if anyone is looking for a job packing rewards, let me know!

The fans have spoken — and they want more Kolchak!


PROGRESS

Half of the scripts are in and the artists are working on the stories, so we're well on our way to finishing book.

We are working with BackerKit, so if you missed any add-ons, don't worry. Surveys will be sent in a few weeks.

Here are some of Colton Worley's sketches for my story "Satanic Panic '88." We'll keep updating you and giving you sneak peeks of the artwork as we finalize the project. 

Open Submissions

We have officially opened to submissions. I woke up Friday morning to a dozen Kolchak stories — you folks like to keep me busy! If you’re interested in submitting a PROSE story for the deluxe hardcover, here are the guidelines https://www.jamesaquilone.com/submissions

Introducing Teen Kolchak...
3 months ago – Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 03:04:25 AM

We're so excited about this. As you may know, David Avallone has written a Kolchak story set in 1939 Coney Island, Brooklyn. It's called "The Funny Place" and features 17-year-old Carl Karel Kolchak investigating his first story as a high school reporter. Marvel artist Julius Ohta is illustrating the 14-page story — and we have a sneak peek.


Teen Carl Kolchak

Page 2 Preview of "The Funny Place"

Page 2 of "The Funny Place"

Professor Volcano: The Human Blaze

You're going to love this story. Heck, I want to do an entire Teen Kolchak book now. We'll be previewing more art from the Teen Kolchak story in the next few days. Follow us on Twitter @Kolchak50.


Campaign Ends in 56 Hours

All good things must come to an end.  

We've had an amazing four weeks. We've added Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman,and Nancy Holder to the project. Yesterday we got our  1400th backer and are now the 12th highest funded comic book anthology in the history of Kickstarter. Yes, Kolchak is back!

The campaign ends Thursday night at 11:59 pm EST.

Share the Campaign

Help us get the word out before the campaign ends. Here's the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manbomb/kolchak-the-night-stalker-50th-anniversary?ref=rsjz7s


And check out these other comic projects...


Diablo House 

Kolchak 50 contributor Nancy Holder is also part of this horror prose anthology  from Clover Press, which  also feautues a comic by Grady Hendrix.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloverpress/diablo-house-a-horror-anthology-and-graphic-novel?ref=3itj7v


 Alter Ego 

What if ONE man was TWO superheroes? An action-packed 100-page graphic novel by Nate Cosby, Jacob Edgar, Kike J. Diaz & Rus Wooton.

FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/linneycomics/alter-ego-0


Open Submissions

If you’re interested in submitting a PROSE story for the deluxe hardcover, here are the guidelines https://www.jamesaquilone.com/submissions