Strange Stories for Strange People is an anthology of 5 beautifully written stories containing elements of fantasy, horror, psychological thriller, sci-fi, and drama. If Tales From the Crypt and The Twilight Zone had a strange little baby that grew into a graphic novel, it would be called Strange Stories For Strangely People.
You get 5 stories written by underground artist Dirk Strangely and illustrated by 5 talented master illustrators ranging in various creatively impressive styles. This 80 page Graphic Novel captures the essence of classic horror-style comics with a modern-day twist and new fresh stories that will captivate all lovers of horror and bizarre. I can't wait for you to see the interior pages beautifully and masterfully illustrated in black and white with extreme attention to detail.
Dirk Strangely collaborated with four of his favorite illustrators in the comic industry. Miggy Aguilar, Mark Lyons, Jarrod Perez, and Hollywood storyboard icon Steve Werblun are undiscovered gems. The BEST part about this graphic novel is that not only are these stories well-written and take you to the wildest parts of my imagination, but this book also has FIVE different masterfully illustrated art styles YOU WILL LOVE!
Strange Stories for Strange People
Residing in Houston, Texas, Dirk is an underground fine artist. He is a mixed media artist with a taste for the bizarre, dead trees, cats, old weird prohibition music, and exotic junkyards. He lives in a box made of wood, sheet rock, and miscellaneous junk amongst a hive of other human and animal-based creatures. Dirk was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and spent the majority of his childhood rebuilding old radios and communicating with aliens.
He is known for producing impressive stylized art using not only traditional media but other various materials such as incense, coffee, and blood oranges. He is influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Edward Gorey, Caravaggio, Dave McKean, Dr. Suess, and Ralph Steadman.
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Houston-native artist, Jarrod's forte is the ability to whip out well thought out, lightning-fast, stylized illustrations. His photographic memory allows him to retain endless archives of images that he is able to remember and depict in his unique style. He is influenced by the likes of Bob Fingerman, Frank Zappa, and Matt Groening. He also enjoys kittens and playing bass.
Jarrod L. Perez
Houston-native artist, Mark is a master of the technical pen. You have never seen detail and style like his before. Mark is influenced by David Lynch and various other underground creatives that no one knows about but really should. Mark is one of the most creative and mind-blowingly talented illustrators that most will ever meet. His style and mood set the stage perfectly for, "In the Dead of Night."
Dallas/Ft.Worth native Miggy got his cartooning chops working in the retail caricature industry and has won multiple awards for his trademark black & white inking style. But all of his life he has wanted to be a comic book artist and get his work circulated! While he has self-printed four zine-size comix and two collections of ink drawings, this is his first book available in bookstores. Miggy's biggest cartooning influences are Basil Wolverton, R.Crumb and comic strip artist Kaz.
Although Steve has made a career of story boarding movies and providing various Celebrity Court room art, he has never had the opportunity to do something he always wanted to do, illustrate a comic... Until now!
Strange Stories For Strange People is Steve's first published comic debut!
His art is intensely stylized in a way only a master illustrator could depict. His attention to detail in his illustrations may lead you to use a magnifying glass to give his work a closer look. Seriously!
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