SPECTRAL: A Showcase of Fear

Created by Chris Anderson

It's here! Successfully funded on Kickstarter, you can now order your copy of SPECTRAL by Anderson and Accampo. The book includes 7 spooky tales and a unique framing story, collecting, expanding and re-contextualizing our ONE-SHOT HORROR stories -- while introducing readers to the creepy Professor Spectral and his traveling puppet show! Perfect for fans of classic EC Comics, The Twilight Zone, Creep Show, and Tales from the Dark Side.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pins, Glorious Pins!
11 months ago – Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 02:38:58 PM

Just a quick update to let you know the the pins are in! check out these saucy pics. 

We'll keep you up to date when we hear from the printer as to when the books come in. Everything is moving forward! We're very excited. If you got a chance to read the PDF, drop us a line and let us know what you think.

Also, I drew three stories in the big fat new G.H.O.S.T Agents: Apocalyptico comic that is being Kickstarted right now! Click the link below and check it out.


Chris (& David)

Digital Rewards going out!
11 months ago – Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 11:56:51 AM

Hey folks -- 

Just a quick update to let you know that we are now sending out DIGITAL REWARDS! The emails were just blasted out, so if you're expecting a PDF version of SPECTRAL (which you should get if you backed us at the physical or digital levels), then you should get an email! 

Rewards are also going out for the digital BUNDLE OF WEIRD and the SPARROW & CROWE PDF! 

If you think you should be receiving one of these rewards, but do not see an email, please let us know. 

Note: We did not require the shipping charges to be charged before the digital rewards went out, but if you haven't yet filled out your survey, please do so. We've got a couple of months before we ship physical books, but we'd like the fulfillment process to go as smoothly as possible.

Chris meets the Puppet Master! 

Chris happens to be in Minnesota as we send this out, where he'd met up with his old pal and our current puppet maker, Andy Jenson! Here's a shot of them at... a comic book store of all places! They both visited The Source and The Comic Book College in Roseville, MN.  

Chris Anderson and Andy Jenson doing whatcha do... posing in front of a whole buncha comics!

We’re off to the printers!!!
11 months ago – Thu, Oct 13, 2022 at 09:24:54 PM

Hey all!

 We are moving right along. The book is off to the printer over seas. We have been told it will take 2-3 months to get them to the warehouse in L.A. where I’ll go and pick them up. We’ll let you know when we have a firm date. 

I’m doing commissions for those who got them, right now. Here’s a picture of what I have thus far. We are getting the digital rewards ready, so expect another update about those very soon!

 Lastly, David and I have an awesome (if we do say so ourselves) story called Ritual of Skin in the new horror anthology, MONSTROSITIES which is being funded on Kickstarter right now. There are only a few days left to back that baby, so get on it fast. Here’s the link. 

Click to back now!

 Till next time,

 Chris & David

Off to the printer we go! Also: FOULBROOD -- back it!
12 months ago – Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 08:36:25 PM

Off to the printer...

Folks, I'm happy to say that we've just sent the files to the printer! Everything's been locked down -- and we've got to give a special shout-out to our editor Marissa Valentini for her final, fine-toothed comb review of the files. 

The full cover -- Look at that!

Next up: Digital Rewards!

Now that the file is off to the printer, we can now turn our eyes toward the DIGITAL files. This will take a little effort as we make sure it's formatted as best we can for digital viewing, but you can all look forward to your digital files arriving -- in the next week, if not sooner.

Back This: Foulbrood!

Our pal, Chris Sebela, is currently running a Kickstarter for issues 3 and 4 of FOULBROOD, his rural crime series about beekeeping, and... well... crime. It's got fantastic art by Claire Roe. I personally backed the first 2 issues, and loved them. Click on the image below and check out his Kickstarter. Definitely worth your time.

Foulbrood by Christopher Sebela and Claire Roe

Last Call for "Names" before we lock files to send to the printer!
12 months ago – Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 08:20:24 PM

Hey Folks -- 

We've got fewer than 50 backers left who haven't answered their surveys. We definitely don't want to hold up the printing process, so here's where we are right now: 

- If you have NOT received your survey -- or have some issue with it -- but you're seeing these updates, please let us know in the comments for this post. Or reach out to one of us directly. 

- In the meantime, we are starting to actively reach out to the remaining backers to make sure we at least have the correct names they want on the THANKS page. 

- Of those remaining backers, we do have most of the names. So if we hear nothing, we'll use the name or username we have.  

In reality, this was just our attempt to make sure our backers got the exact name, nickname or company name they WANT in the back of our special Kickstarter edition Thanks page.  But, of course, that's not a reason to hold up the print run for everyone. 

So, if you think you're one of the stragglers, give us a shout!


Dave (and Chris)

Your survey should have come from Chris via Backerkit.