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short story – Ghostly Hauntings

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These are stories that expand upon the novel “Souls 4 Supper.”

You’re speaking with your grandfather. It seems like forever since you have last seen him, but your conversation reminds you of being a child again. Then it dawns on you. Your grandfather has been dead for years. As you focus your eyes on him, he vanishes. His absence forces a feeling of dread as your hair stands on end.

**UPDATE: This is now available as a short story in text form in print at lulu.com and on amazon in digital as part of the Pandora’s chaos trilogy extras

 Written by Rick Pipito, with featured art by: Dan Pipito, Joe Parisi, Kristie Vanderzee, Michael A Garard Jr, Jacob Greenawalt, Kelly Swann, Muhammad Nurul, Mao Estheim, and Asher Humm.

Artist Story Details:

Joe Parisi returns as a sCrypt veteran artist, and this time, he is illustrating a story about a haunted book where the pages tell the tale of its reader.

Dan Pipito goes back to his own childhood in this issue, and helps to tell the tale of old man Butsy, who murdered his wife.  Her spirit will not be happy.

Kelly Swann brilliantly illustrates the story of Djinn, a spirit trapped within a lamp, whose magical wishes are not all that the wisher desires.

Michael A Garard Jr is a newcomer whose art is featured in two stories.  The first of which tells about the lost souls and their connection to heaven and hell.  The other story takes the main character to a graveyard to investigate why the spirits there are so angry.

Kristie Vanderzee returns by showing us the ghost town of Atlantis after it has risen from the depths of the ocean.

Jacob Greenawalt illustrates a sequel story from issue #1.  Detective Hwong has had a near death experience leaving her with the ability to see the ghosts of the dead.

Asher Humm had a one issue hiatus, but is back to show just how close to the spirit realm we travel while sleeping.

Mao Estheim comes at us from Japan with her Mangaesque style in a haunting that may just be a hoax after all.

Muhammad Nurul resides in Great Britain, but this Indonesian native draws the story of a child whose imaginary friend is more than just in his mind.

Souls 4 Supper: Ghostly Hauntings  is TM and © Rick Pipito. All rights reserved.

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Artist of The Month April 2013: Kelly Swann

In yet another great installment of our Artist of the Month selection, we present Kelly Swann.  As a professional graphic designer, Kelly loves to doodle. And even better than doodling is telling a story, which is where comics come in. She is working on writing and drawing a graphic novel set during WWII, reference sketches from which may be found on her blog at www.combatart.wordpress.com.  That’s the long-term goal. In the meantime, she enjoys doing artwork on the side, which last year included a story in sCrypt Comics’ third graphic novel, “Bones At Breakfast: In Case of Werewolf,” and she is happy and grateful to continue working with them for “Souls 4 Supper: Ghostly Hauntings”.

Kelly can be contacted at kswann@gmail.com


short story – In Case Of Werewolf

These are stories that expand upon the novel “Bones At Breakfast.”

Do your bones ache? Does your instinct sometimes prevail over rational thought? When night descends, do you feel “different”?  If any of these are your symptoms, then you are not alone.  You may have contracted lycanthropy, and when the moon rises, your inner beast will emerge.   This is the third graphic installment in the world of “Flesh And Leftovers,” where cases of werewolves will shatter your bones.   Ten talented artists bring one author’s stories to life in this spinoff of the novel “Bones At Breakfast.

** UPDATE: This is now available as a text short story in print at lulu.com or in digital form as part of the Eden’s Order Trilogy Extras at Amazon

 

Written by Rick Pipito, with featured art by: Dan Pipito, Joe Parisi, Scott Modrzynski, Ivy Duffy, Kristie Vanderzee, Ken Hensley, Michael Coppolecchia, Jacob Greenawalt, Sakura Jones, and Kelly Swann.

Artist Story Details:

Joe Parisi returns as a sCrypt veteran artist, and this time, he is illustrating the journal of a man in search of the Abominable Snowman.  He soon finds out that this creature is not what most people think it is.

Scott Modrzynski takes photography and art to a whole new level in a truly Beautiful and Beastly tale.

Ivy Duffy brings her talent to this issue by showing how animal instincts can take over a man in order to survive being shipwrecked on an island.

Dan Pipito’s watercolor takes us to an alternate future in a dilapidated Philadelphia, where a Lycan queen is hunted by human resistance.

Kristie Vanderzee takes us on a journey through Russia’s underground subways as a rogue soldier gives in to his new werewolf appetite.

Ken Hensley shows us the true story of the historical “Moonlight Battle.”  An ancient wolfman turns the tides of this revolutionary event.

Michael Coppolecchia, a veteran Marvel Comics artist, truly channels a native American Indian’s animal spirit as he attempts to interfere with the white man’s plans to build on his people’s ground.

Jacob Greenawalt adds his style to a story where a man cursed with changing into a wolfman during the cycles of the moon, pilots a craft to the lunar body to see why the moon has these powers over him.  What would happen to a werewolf on the moon?  One man is about to find out.

Sakura Jones enters the Garden Of Eden with us, and what happened once man found it again.  Zombies, vampires and werewolves are cured in a healing wave that sweeps the planet.

Kelly Swann tackles Norse mythology and the story of Loki’s half human half wolf son, Fenrir.

Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf  TM and © Rick Pipito. All rights reserved.

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Teaser page for Bones at breakfast in case of werewolf

Here is a teaser by artist Kelly Swann for her work in the upcoming sCrypt Comics venture “Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf.” Her title page is amazing, but the story itself is really where she shines. Stay tuned for where you can get your copy, and thanks again to Kelly Swann.

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