The Dead Roots Kickstarter Has A Hell Of A Lot Of Bite!

Posted by October 27, 2013 Comment

Dead Roots editor Mike Garley writes:

The Dead Roots Kickstarter is lurching towards its triumphant finale…

This anthology proves that there’s still life left in the zombie genre, as its character focused stories take a deeper look at our society within its forty unique stories!

DeadRoots - Mike Garley - Rebecca Morse

[Mike Garley, Rebecca Morse]

And with reviews like “Dead Roots is flawless from concept to content” from Bleeding Cool, there’s no wonder that this shared-world zombie anthology has not only already reached its modest £6,000 funding goal, but has also been eating stretch goals alive.

Thanks to the horde of Dead Roots backers, the anthology now features an all-new story by acclaimed author Adam Christopher (Empire State, The Age Atomic, The Burning Dark), pin-ups by Nich Angell and Andy Bloor, and a four-page exploration of zombies, entitled ‘The Contextualization of the Dead’ by horror aficionado Dr. Shaun Kimber (Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth University, author of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and co-editor of Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media).

Death-Knocks- Gordon Rennie - Lee Carter -Mike Stock

[“Death Knocks” by Gordon Rennie, Lee Carter, Mike Stock]

If that isn’t impressive enough, Dead Roots is closing in on a pin-up by the incredible Dean Beattie AND an additional six-page story by the legendary 2000AD and Judge Dredd editor, and writer of various comics including The Phantom!

Dead Roots can already boast a whole host of impressive up and coming creators as well as established creators from TV, film, comics, and games such as Eric Canete (Iron Man, Luke Cage, Superboy), Andrew Ellard (Red Dwarf, IT Crowd, Miranda), James Henry (Green Wing, Smack the Pony, Campus), James Moran (Doctor Who, Severance, Cockneys VS Zombies), Jason Arnopp (Doctor Who, Friday The 13th, Stormhouse), and Gordon Rennie (Judge Dredd, White Trash, Necronauts).

Head of State - Ned Hartley - Gavin Mitchell - Mike Stock

[“Head of State” by Ned Hartley, Gavin Mitchell, and Mike Stock]

With just a few days left, this may be your last chance to get your hands on this dead-good anthology! There’s loads of great pledge goals available, from PDF downloads, to the opportunity to appear within the anthology itself! Putting it simply: Come get some!

HoS - Ned Hartley - Gavin Mitchell - Mike Stock

[Ned Hartley, Gavin Mitchell, Mike Stock]

Many-Happy- James Moran - Rebecca Morse - Mike Stock

[James Moran, Rebecca Morse, Mike Stock]

MHR- James Moran - Rebecca Morse - Mike Stock

[James Moran, Rebecca Morse, Mike Stock]

The-Carers- Will Salmon - Rachael Stott - Mike Stock

War Games - Jody Houser - Eric Canete - Nolan Woodard

[“War Games” by Jody Houser, Eric Canete, and Nolan Woodward]

As well as editing the Dead Roots comic anthology, Mike Garley edits the monthly digital VS Comics with James Moran and Mike Stock, and writes the acclaimed Eponymous, which is illustrated by Martin Simmonds. You can follow him on twitter @Mikegarley and see more of his work on his website Mikegarley.com

 

 

 

(Last Updated October 27, 2013 11:00 pm )

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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