After a whirlwind summer, Hellcat Press is delighted to announce that our newest anthology, “Tales From the Public Domain,” has been printed and is available for sale!
In “Tales From the Public Domain,” we asked our contributors to pick their favorite public domain horror story and breathe demonic new life into it in comic book format. We were blown away by what our creative and talented contributors came up with! “Tales From the Public Domain” includes twisted takes on classics by H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, W.F. Harvey, Robert E. Howard, Clemence Housman, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Nikolai Gogol, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Amelia B. Edwards, Kate Chopin, and Carlo Collodi, and features writers and artists from around the world!
Check out our store for more info!
Hellcat Press is a paying market, meaning that we pay our contributors for their hard work. As of right now, we are able to pay each creative team twenty dollars ($20). We know that isn’t a lot. We feel that our contributors deserve more, and we’d love to be able to give them what they truly deserve for their time, hard work, and creativity.
We want four simple things: a barcode, an ISBN, the ability to pay our contributors, and the ability to print at least 50 copies of our new anthology.
Each barcode costs $25. Each ISBN costs $125.
We have seventeen (17) extremely talented creative teams, meaning that we need a minimum of $340 to pay them.
Printing 50 copies costs roughly $500.
We need a minimum of $990 to meet our goal.
That’s where you come in.
We’ve started a Patreon campaign to raise the funds necessary to produce “Tales from the Public Domain.” It’s a project we’re passionate about. We are especially passionate about being able to pay our creators, and if we exceed our goal of $990, the extra money will be divided evenly and fairly among the creative teams. They are the real heroes here, working hard to create top-quality horror comics, and we want them to be properly compensated.
Please consider donating to our Patreon campaign. Not only will you be helping Hellcat Press get another horrifying anthology off the ground, but you’ll receive all kinds of unique and exclusive rewards. We’re putting together rare postcard backs and bookmark bundles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Patreon supporters will also receive copies of our previously published anthologies, “Dark Lady” and “Simply Sinful,” as well as “Tales from the Public Domain” once it has been printed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to donate.
Hellcat Press’s newest anthology, Simply Sinful, is available for purchase in our online store!
Containing fourteen stories written and illustrated by talented people from around the world, Simply Sinful delves into the Seven Deadly Sins.
Excerpt from “Zitface” by Caroline Juang
Excerpt from “Snacks” by Katie Cunningham and Monique Maurel
Excerpt from “Dead and Buried” by Alex Hutchins and Luca Bulgheroni
Excerpt from “Love Bites” by David Thomas and Maximilian Meier
Excerpt from “Midnight Shooters” by Dino Caruso and Sam Agro
Excerpt from “Late” by Dzhelasi
Excerpt from “Butterflies” by Benjamin Talley and Sleight
HAPPY IDES OF MARCH!
The submission period for Simply Sinful is officially done. We are no longer accepting story pitches for Simply Sinful.
However, we do still need cover art! We need a rockin’ cover that’ll get everyone’s attention. We also need promotional art. Promotional art will be posted on Hellcat Press’s website and Facebook page, and it will also will be printed on bookmarks and postcards and handed out at events.
If you’ve got an idea for cover/promotional art, shoot us an email (Lindsay@hellcatpress.com)!
We are accepting cover art until April 15, 2016. Anything received after April 15, 2016, will not be considered.
Once we have received all of the cover art concepts, we will post them to our Facebook page and ask people to vote for the cover they like best.
If your cover is selected, then you will receive one (1) copy of Simply Sinful and twenty dollars ($20) once the book is printed. If your artwork is selected to be used as promotional material, you will also receive one (1) copy of Simply Sinful and twenty dollars ($20). You will also receive ten (10) bookmarks and/or postcards.
Please send all cover/promotional artwork to Lindsay@hellcatpress.com.
Way, way back in August, our very own Lindsay Moore went to Boston Comic Con to raise the money needed to print Dark Lady. She was selling some fabulous decoupaged cigar boxes.
A hilarious “Joke Book.”
The lovely ladies of Arkham Asylum.
A Disney jewelry box.
A thoroughly wonderful Wonder Woman box.
She also met Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez, the dynamic writer-artist duo behind smash-hit horror comic, Locke and Key.
Joe Hill, Lindsay Moore (as “Locke and Key” antagonist, Sam Lesser), and Gabriel Rodriguez.
They’re the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet. Joe Hill even bought one of Lindsay’s Locke and Key cigar boxes. Months later, Joe Hill gave a talk at the Brookline Booksmith as part of the Nerdist Writers’ Panel podcast. Lindsay went and gave him a copy of Dark Lady.
Joe Hill and Lindsay Moore.
If you’d like to purchase a cigar box, email Lindsay at Lindsay@HellcatPress.com or check out her Etsy site (www.BoxyBrown.Etsy.com). If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of Dark Lady, check out our store.
Dark Lady is finally here!
Lindsay Moore holds a copy of “Dark Lady” (photo courtesy of Anthony J. Frisketti)
Dark Lady made her official debut at Hartford Comic Con (September 2015). Over the course of two days, Hellcat Press sold 21 copies of Dark Lady — we made back our table and turned a small profit!
Hellcat Press’s table at Hartford Comic Con.
Hartford Comic Con was a blast!
We even had a small protest from what appeared to be the Westboro Baptist Church. A handful of people showed up waving hateful signs, but gave up and left before noon. The power of Hartford Comic Con was apparently too much for them!
The smallest, saddest protest ever
We’ve started getting finished artwork for Dark Lady, and we wanted to share it with you! Here is an exclusive sneak peak at our upcoming anthology!
Excerpt from Aya Rothwell’s “Chickadee!”
Excerpt from Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen’s “Zits”
Excerpt from Caroline Juang’s “Word of Mouth”
Excerpt from Jennifer Lewis’s “Toothless”
Like what you see? Then be sure to pick up a copy of “Dark Lady” when it goes on sale next month!
What is Dolly reading?
Artist Paula Richley has designed some excellent promo art for us!
As you can see, Dolly has managed to get an advance copy of Dark Lady (don’t ask us how! It hasn’t even been printed yet!) and is perusing it. Little does Dolly realize that she’s got a stalker – the mysterious HellCat keeps watch over Dolly and her new book.
Check out Paula’s other art here: www.OtherRealmStudio.com.
We’ve also got some excellent cover art from contributor Lisa Pearson.
We simply can’t wait for these lovely and spooky images to grace the covers of Dark Lady!
The Dark Lady Adorned With Monsters will be making her unofficial debut alongside Dolly and the HellCat at the Maine Comic Arts Festival next month. We’ll be handing out postcards and bookmarks bearing their eerily beautiful visages to promote and raise funds for Dark Lady.
If you’d like some postcards and bookmarks, please contact HellCat Press: email@example.com
Hellcat Press’s premier anthology, “Dark Lady,” is missing one key element – cover art! We’ve been so busy scouring the planet for more stories to feed to our Hellkittens that we forgot one of the most important elements to any anthology – a cover!
We’d like you to help us come up with a cover! We’re looking for something that’ll pull readers in and knock their socks clean off!
Our anthology is called “Dark Lady” and is an all-female horror anthology. All of the comics in it are written and illustrated by women. We’d like our cover to be the same (sorry, fellas!).
If you’ve got a great idea for a cover, send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include a sample of your work. If you wind up supplying us with a cover, we’ll give you ten ($10) dollars (or more, depending on how successful we are with fundraising) and a free copy of the anthology once it is published. Your work will also be featured on promotional material (which you will also receive samples of) and our website.
Our deadline for cover/promotional art is May 1, 2015. This means that we must have the final, finished artwork no later than May 1, 2015. We are looking to promote the anthology at the following shows and conventions:
The Maine Comic Arts Festival (May 17, 2015)
Boston Comic Con (July 31-August 2, 2015)
Hartford Comic Con (September 19-20, 2015)
We’re also looking to hand out promotional material to comic book shops in the Boston area.
Won’t you help us feed our hungry Hell-Kittens? Cheeseburgers seasoned with the souls of the damned will only satisfy them for so long…
Hellcat Press’s premier, all-female anthology, Dark Lady, is looking for content.
Our original deadline for pitches was February 1, 2015. That date has come and gone, but our Hell-Kittens are still hungry! They’re ravenous and only one thing will satisfy them: more horror comics! To satiate our starving Hell-Kittens, we’ve extended the deadline for pitches to March 1, 2015.
If you want to know more, please check out our submissions page.