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Shakespeare Unleashed – A Horror Anthology & Comic Book

A project in Staten Island, NY by James Aquilone

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Alas! Wicked stories & sonnets based on the Bard's work by Joe Lansdale, Ian Doescher, Cullen Bunn, Seanan McGuire, Jonathan Maberry...
Backers: 697
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $40,008 of $5,000
Dates: Jun 21st -> Jul 21st (31 days)
Project By: James Aquilone
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Latest News

Jeff Strand, Marco Finnegan Added to the Shakespeare Unleashed Comic Book; Full Reveal of "Exit, Pursued by a Bear" Story

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
As we enter the final week of the campaign, we have some major news! We've reached another stretch goal and added a fourth story to the Shakespeare Unleashed comic book.  Bram Stoker award-winning author Jeff Strand will write a horror tale based on... (Read More)

A New Reward Tier & a New Contributor

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
With one week to go, we've made two big additions to the project. We've added British horror author Simon Bestwick to the prose anthology. He's writing a story based on Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy. Simon also wrote one of my favorite stories in... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Reached; More Stories, More Sonnets!

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
NEW STRETCH GOAL The campaign is motoring along. We now have more than 500 backers and have hit a new stretch goal — we are adding two more stories and two more sonnets to the anthology! So that’s now 22 short stories and 12 sonnets in total.... (Read More)

David Avallone Story Reveal; First 3 Witches Brew T-Shirt Has Been Printed

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We have the first two pages of David Avallone's Richard III story. "Bloody Thou Art" takes place in 1485 England and may or may not involve vampires. Helena Masellis did the art, and Tom Napolitano did the lettering. Comics Beat has the scoop on the... (Read More)

Kickstart this collection of Shakespeare-themed horror stories

June 29th - via: boingboing.net
Shakespeare Unleashed is a forthcoming anthology edited by James Aquilone that will feature horror stories and sonnets inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. There's also an accompanying comic book! (Read More)

Shakespeare Unleashed Art Book Added; Italian Translation Announcement

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The first week is in the books — and it was one of the best I've ever had. We had more than 400 backers, and Independent Legions picked up the Italian translation rights to Shakespeare Unleashed (which they're calling Shakespeare in Horror). Here's... (Read More)

We Funded Post Haste! First Stretch Goal: A Free Print!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We had an amazing first day.  We funded in 75 minutes, a new record for one of my campaigns. We were made a "Project We Love" by Kickstarter. And we're about to hit 300 backers. Thank you to everyone who has supported the project and shared the... (Read More)

James Aquilone for 'Shakespeare Unleashed' by Crystal Lake Publishing and Monstrous Books

June 22nd - via: geekvibesnation.com
Never one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Aquilone is now working on another collection of stories. This time centered around the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. In Shakespeare Unleashed, James has gathered another vast array of talented creators to bring a veil of horror on some of Shakespeare’s famous works. (Read More)

What If Shakespeare Was Clive Barker? Welcome To Shakespeare Unleashed

June 21st - via: bleedingcool.com
Shakespeare Unleashed is the follow-up to Classic Monsters Unleashed, the highest-funded and highest-backed prose horror anthology in Kickstarter history, reimagining William Shakespeare's greatest works as short horror stories, horror sonnets, and horror comics. (Read More)

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