City of the Dead— the two-part story teaming-up Ron Randall’s Trekker with my Johnny Zombie to fight, you guessed it, zombies— can be read for free here on Thrillbent. You can also purchase City of the Dead: The Entire Nightmare here as well, for $1.99. Next to nothing, really.
The thing is: it really is next to nothing. And who in their right mind would pay $1.99 for something they can get for free?
Everyone in their right mind, hopefully.
1. Ron and I knocked ourselves out putting together extensive extras for The Entire Nightmare. Me, I love DVD-style extras. Specifically: I love a peek into the creative process. How did it all come together? What changed? Why did it change? What worked, in the creators’ opinions, and what didn’t? That’s the kind of extras we put together. Character sketches, thumbnails, unused panels, reworked panels, promotional material, and so much more. There’s a place where you can compare raw pencils with CLICK the inks with CLICK the colors. Another section uses some Thrillbent-style tricks to let me showcase in detail my single favorite panel. Ron talks about his art, his approaches, and his character Trekker. Colorists Jeremy Colwell and Grace Allison talk about their work and experiences. I talk far too much— but only because I wanted to get everything I could remember in there. You like to look behind the curtain? We rip the curtain off the stage. So there’s that reason.
2. Forget the extras. Forget that this story would be 22 pages in print, so at $1.99 it’s a steal. The only thing to remember is: if you like what we do, please support us. And the best way to support us is to buy our work. You buy our work, we pay our bills, we can do more work like this. You don’t buy our work, we don’t pay our bills, we can’t do more work like this. Pretty simple, really. And while I’m banging the drum for City of the Dead: The Entire Nightmare here, the same goes for The Eighth Seal or The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood or any other Thrillbent comic. This is what we want to do, but we can’t do it without your support. Bottom Line.
– Karl Kesel