Winnebago Graveyard #1 Lettered Preview, With Letters From Creators

It’s one of those weird things to notice that the letterer of new Image Comics series Winnebago Graveyard by Steve Niles, Alison Sampson and Stéphane Paitreau has changed since originally announced.

So the lettered preview has a different credit, Aditya Bidikar, rather than the credit given for the unlettered preview, Clem Robbins. Which didn’t have any of his lettering on.

Just one of those things. As is the news that Winnebago Graveyard #1 has it’s Final Order Cut-Off from comic stores tomorrow. And they’ve managed to bag a bunch of creator friendly quotes for the first issue…

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I finally had a moment to read Winnebago Graveyard and thoroughly enjoyed it. Niles always brings the big guns and we love him for it. I was taken by the  visuals, it’s as if someone eviscerated the art and let it spill onto the page, and when you looked closer there are horrifying details to sting the brain. Its like a hallucinogenic nightmare and it is damn impressive! – Terry Moore

Looking for a distraction from our eroding democracy? This is amazing, beautifully drawn, wicked fun. Check it out. If you like nice things. – Chelsea Cain

 

Winnebago Graveyard is a gorgeous new graphic novel about satanic cults, carnivals, and a family that gets caught up in events beyond their control when the Winnebago in which they’re vacationing is stolen. I’m very much looking forward to the next issue. Here’s to a great new collaboration between comic veteran Steve Niles and newcomer Alison Sampson. – Ellen Datlow (Editor of the Best Horror of the Year)

A creepy, atmospheric start to the book with great, textural art by Alison. This is a book you can really ‘feel’… I look forward to reading more. – Charlie Adlard
Steve Niles is perhaps my favourite writer working in comics these past ten years and Alison is the perfect partner-in-crime for him, the heir to Bissette and Totleben with all her beautiful, real-life sketchiness. My favourite book of this year by a mile. – Mark Millar

Moody, unsettling and beautifully drawn. Everything in this book strikes a perfect tone, from Steve Niles’ deft scripting to Aditya Bidikar’s fine lettering choices, but Alison Sampson on line-art and Stephane Paitreau on colors are a revelation. A distinct and compelling vision, brought to life expertly. – Kurt Busiek

This looks SO fantastic! I’m so excited to have been able to contribute – Jen Bartel

Readers are going to flip when Winnebago Graveyard comes out at Image, by Alison Sampson & Steve Niles- gorgeous and moody comic. – Jeff Parker

Winnebago Graveyard… is amazing. Hauntingly beautiful, with fascinating sequences that only Alison could do. – André Araújo

Winnebago Graveyard… where Alison Sampson continues to the sort of poetic hyper-realism of her work (I always think of Arthur Ranson, who is a big deal to us British). Steve Niles’ story of slowly approaching horror is turned stately, rather. This is measured, and precise, lulling you into its rhythms. I like it.  – Kieron Gillen

Gloriously creepy & immaculately realised, a truly impressive piece of work – Declan Shalvey

I checked out Winnebago Graveyard by friends Steve Niles & Alison Sampson and it was gorgeous creepy awesome. Highly effective stuff. Loved it. – Joe Harris

It isn’t the evil here that is the most frightening, just as it isn’t that lusciously splashed gore. The real creepout is here is space. Perspective here is terrifying, whether it’s wide-open or claustrophobically close. Every picture seems to be taken from a position of fear, colored by it, as if each panel is what we in the picture are seeing, wanting to flee, hide, cower from. – Anna Tambour

 

Really really dug the 70s horror movie vibe of WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD by Steve Niles and Alison Sampson — I am very much hooked! Great series! – Fred Van Lente

Creepily splendid horror – Amy Chu

With Winnebago Graveyard, Alison Sampson and Steve Niles have beautifully summoned the visceral horrors lurking within America, and I am enthralled. – Joe Keatinge

Creepy, evocative backwoods horror with genuine atmosphere. Buy. – Rob Williams

Winnebago Graveyard is beautiful, grotesque, and scary a must read for horror fans. – Riley Rossmo

WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD.. is scary as Hell. Get on board! – Andy Diggle

(Issue 1 is )… off to a suitably creepy start and full of potential… there’s solid back matter material… that adds heft and value – Jim Zub

Steve Niles is at it again, finding a way to take what could be a normal day with the family and turning it into a nightmare on so many levels, featuring hauntingly beautiful artwork by Alison Sampson that sets the tone from page one. Winnebago Graveyard is the start of a wild and twisted ride. – Jimmy Palmiotti

Now THIS is more like it. Stunning visuals and an upsetting premise, or vice versa. I like my polite suspense, don’t get me wrong. Articulate vampires and well-bred rippers, I like them just fine. But when I want horror, give me a crooked, unhinged carnival every time. Everything about this book gives me the willies, and that’s a lot harder to do in comics than many people think–the painful testimony to that simple fact is the dozens of easily forgotten books that made the attempt. But this book reminds me of aggressive carnies and rancid hot dogs. The supernatural threat almost fades in significance, compared to the canny evoking of a diseased food trailer, pitching God-knows-what to God-knows-who. Steve Niles is one of my favorite writers, and one of the desiccated handful who can pull of a great goosebump maker in comics form.  Alison Sampson matches his fever and maybe goes a few steps further into the bog than even Steve’s script seems to demand. Can’t wait to read the rest. Sign me up with a poison wristband for unlimited rides, all right, guys? – Gail Simone

Here’s a preview

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About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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