Lynsey Leigh Paints a Petrifying Tale in “The Hollow Raven” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Because “Crow” was taken.

Independent comic book creator Lynsey Leigh recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Compendium of the Unmasked: The Hollow Raven, a project that spans six issues (0-5) and is intended as the first volume of a seven volume story. Ambitious, no?

The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly $1 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written and illustrated by Lynsey Leigh, The Hollow Raven is a fantasy horror book boasting highly detailed, digitally painted artwork.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Compendium of the Unmasked: The Hollow Raven Indiegogo campaign page:

From the Compendium of The Unmasked comes a thought-provoking tale of terror with rich storytelling and finely detailed artwork to bring the pages to life.

Across the Terra, the beasts of prey rule, and a new era has begun.

Isolated from the rest of the world, the citizens of the lost lands are vanishing without a trace.

Those who remain are stalked by Watchers of the day and hunted down by creatures of the night.

What will become of all who are forced to live in this nightmare?

COTUM: The Hollow Raven is a character driven horror story that spreads across a multitude of genres including psychological, mystery, crime-thriller, action, science fiction, monster horror, supernatural, and heroic elements that any classic comic reader can enjoy.

It is atmospheric, combining various styles such as Noir & Steampunk.

Furthermore, it’s packed with poetry and riddles that will keep you wondering what is next…

The artwork is a painted digitally using traditional oil painting techniques, giving the art both a classic and modern style.

The chapters of The Hollow Raven differ from conventional comic issues. It has episodic storytelling and a writing style akin to a traditional novel with the bonus benefit of being structured like a comic.

Backers can get issues 0 and 1 (along with a bit of additional swag) for $25, while the full 6-issue set starts at $65. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following tchotchkes and extras:

  • Signed copies of the book
  • Lucera’s Hollow Mini Book
  • Flyers
  • Multiple art prints
  • Oversized Trading Cards

It is also worth noting that there is no additional shipping charge those in the United States.

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Compendium of the Unmasked: The Hollow Raven Indiegogo campaign page here.

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