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Jeremy Haun’s “Haunthology” Goes Live On Kickstarter

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Exclusives

The newest creation from comic writer/artist Jeremy Haun (Constantine, Detective Comics, The Realm), HAUNTHOLOGY is a horror anthology that channels the frustration and isolation of the pandemic into tales of madmen, cosmic horror, and spectral happenings!

A graphic novel of 24 interlocking short comic stories, Haun started the project in April 2020 to reflect the claustrophobia, isolation, and uncertainty that threw the world into chaos. Haun blends that real-world dread with the iconic horror lexicon of monsters, creeps, and murderers, creating an unforgettable experience that will fuel countless sleepless nights—and provide a new lens of catharsis and reflection on the past year.

“HAUNTHOLOGY is a collection of short horror stories that examines all of the things we felt over the past year and a half during COVID. Each story stands on its own, but also connects to a bigger mythos within the book and my larger oeuvre,” Haun explains. “When the comics industry went ‘Pencils Down,’ leaving many comic writers and artists in professional limbo, I needed something to focus on. For me, that focus is telling stories. I decided to focus on one story—just a short feeling. That led to another. And another. The cumulative work is this anthology.”

Haun worked alongside designer Fonografiks (Saga, The Beauty) and editor Joel Enos to produce HAUNTHOLOGY, crafting the sequential art equivalent of the chilling prose short story collections that inspired him in his youth. “I’ve always loved collections of short stories,” Haun says. “They’re most common in prose—they’re more rare in comics. I wanted to do something that was all me– a comics version of what you’d see from Stephen King, Joe Hill, Clive Barker, Laird Barron, or Nathan
Ballingrud.”

Check out the RUE MORGUE exclusive preview below, and check out the HAUNTHOLOGY Kickstarter page for more info. 

 

Rocco T. Thompson
Rue Morgue's Online Managing Editor, Rocco is a Rondo-nominated writer, critic, film journalist, and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is a regular contributor to Screen Rant, Slant Magazine, and other cinema-centric publications.