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Our main campaign may be over, but you can still pre-order for a limited time! Note, that pre-orders after March 18, 8 AM do not include any of the campaign exclusive stretch goals. If you're an existing backer, you can use this opportunity to order add-ons, and those will be added to your existing order when it ships.
From Harvey and Eisner-Award nominated cartoonist Jay Stephens, Dwellings is an ongoing horror series set in the fictional small town of Elwich, Ontario. Lovingly drawn in a disarmingly cute vintage comic style, each issue features a new main character in a complete story designed to scare.
No need to worry about complex continuity here! Jump in with any issue and be devilishly delighted.
In Dwellings No. 3: "Quiet, Suki!" when her grandmother mysteriously vanishes from a long term care home, and the staff deny she ever existed, Charlie Ouilette's only clue to discovering the truth is her grandmother's toy handpuppet, Suki. But when Suki starts talking ... leading Charlie deeper into the nearby woods... she begins to wish she'd never put her hand inside!
Dwellings No. 3 will be printed for an April release as a 36 page, full-colour, stapled comic book with uncoated interior paper and a glossy cover, just like the comics that inspired it. For mature readers only.
Sneak preview: Cover & pages 1–5 from Dwellings No. 3 "Quiet, Suki!"
Available to backers until March 18, 8 am EST Only: All your favourite stretch goals from Dwellings No. 1 and 2 will be rolling out with the current campaign! The EC Comics Variant Cover raffle is unlocked currently unlocked, with our current goal being two-colour signed and numbered risograph print, the mini movie poster, and more!
Get the postcards!
The seeds of Dwellings are in these Little Horror Flicks postcards that Jay has been creating over the years. For issue 3, we have on offer another setof six postcards, inspired by his favourite horror films. Get yours with the Creepy Correspondent pledge level and above.
The six new postcards from the Little Horror
Flicks Postcard Set for Dwellings No. 3.
Included with the Creepy Correspondent, Chilling Collector, and Fearsome Fanatic pledge levels
Want to own some of the original production artwork for Dwellings No 3? Pledge at the Chilling Collector or Fearsome Fanatic level, and you can own either original pencil art (8 1/2 x 11"), or inked blue-line pages (two 11 x 8 1/2" sheets).
Above: Original pencil production art from Dwellings No. 3 (one 8 1/2 x 11 page, portrait)
Above: Original ink production art from Dwellings No. 3 (two 8 1/2 x 11 landscape pages)
A little bit about Jay…
Jay Stephens is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Guelph, Ontario. He is best known as the creator of Discovery Kids’s animated television series Tutenstein, Cartoon Network’s The Secret Saturdays , and the Jetcat animated shorts for Nickelodeon's anthology series, KaBlam!. Aside from his work in animation, Jay is recognized for several comic book projects, including SIN , The Land of Nod , Atomic City Tales, and Jetcat Clubhouse, and has written and drawn for licensed properties such as Alien, Star Wars, Felix the Cat, and Teen Titans. Jay is the creator of the comic strips, Oddville! , Chick & Dee (in Chickadee magazine), Xtra-curricular and Arrowhead (in OWL magazine), and (with writer Bob Weber Jr.) the daily newspaper strip Oh, Brother!. Jay’s recent collection Dejects (2019) compiles nearly thirty years worth of hitherto uncollected works, and Jetcat and Friends (2021) features all the adventures of his all ages character Jetcat. His most recent project, the ongoing anthology horror series Dwellings, launched in 2020.
…and about Black Eye Books:
From 1993–1998, Black Eye Books, published such notable cartoonists as Jay Stephens (The Land of Nod, Atomic City Tales), Nick Craine (Dance Me Outside), Jason Lutes (Jar of Fools, Berlin), Tom Hart (The Sands), Jeremy Eaton (World of Trouble), Matt Madden (Black Candy), James Kochalka (Quit Your Job), Ed Brubaker (Lowlife), Brian Biggs (Dear Julia), and New Zealand's Dylan Horrocks (Pickle, Hicksville).
Relaunched in 2019 by publisher Michel Vrana, Black Eye Books continues its pursuit of publishing eclectic and engaging stories told in the form of words and pictures.
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- 40 ordered
A copy of Dwellings No. 1: "They Know". Reprint edition. A secretive young man named John Allan finds his conscience tested by an increasingly larger murder of crows that follow him after a sudden, violent, incident
- 44 ordered
Add-On Copy of Dwellings No. 2 "Second Tongue". Reprint edition. The internal conflict between the rational and the supernatural becomes deadly, as a science-minded stranger to town investigates a case of Foreign Accent Syndrome.
Dejects brings together Jay Stephens’ previously uncollected strips spanning from 1991–2019. Lovingly coloured for this collection, you get 28 years worth of Jay’s unique and diverse comics, available here for the first time since their original appearances in print, and some for the very first time anywhere! All in a beautiful trade paperback, printed on luscious cream coloured uncoated paper with matte laminated cover. Full colour, 5.75" x 8.25", 136 pages
etcat & Friends is the definitive, full-colour collection of every one of Jetcat's comic book adventures, combining the long out of print stories from Jetcat Clubhouse, Nickelodeon Magazine, and the multiple Eisner-Award-nominated Land Of Nod Rockabye Book into one, ultimate, 256 page explosion of colour!
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