Writer James McGee and Red Stylo Media have teamed up to create “a horror comic of Shakespearean proportions.” The comic, titled ‘Ophelia’s Revenge’ will depict the return Hamlet’s Ophelia and her quest for bloody vengeance. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to support the project.
From the Press Release:
Baltimore, MD, September 1, 2016:
Writer, James McGee, and Red Stylo Media have launched a Kickstarter to fund a new horror one-shot, inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic heroine, OPHELIA’S REVENGE.
Jilted by a her summer fling and fellow Hamlet player, Jean goes looking for a little magical payback from a Renaissance fair fortune teller selling curses on the side. Things don’t go as planned when she unleashes Shakespeare’s Ophelia, a vengeful spirit who goes on to wreak bloody havoc on the festival.
From the campaign: “Overgrown with gore, violence, and dark humor, OPHELIA’S REVENGE is an homage to the cheeky, bloody horror popularized in classic anthologies like Eerie, Tales From The Crypt, and Vault of Horror. And of course, The Bard, William Shakespeare, who gave up the ghost 400 years ago this year!”
OPHELIA’S REVENGE will be a one-short comic, full color, to be published digitally and in print. The story is written by James McGee (Shakespeare Shaken, Killer Queen), inspired by the devious original vignette by artist, Laura Guzzo. The comic is illustrated by artist, Alex Clark (The 27 Club) and Jan Velazquez (The Star Thief.)
The Kickstarter campaign ends September 28, 2016 and is slated for release in December. The campaign also features preview pages and additional art.
Be sure to check out the campaign and great a great perk like a digital or printed copy of ‘Ophelia’s Revenge’, Prints by Laura Guzzo, a trip to a Renaissance Festival with writer James McGee and Artist Alex Clark as your guides for the day, or your image depicted in the comic.