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Emily Forster recommends The Sleep of Reason

If you’ve been let down by supposedly scary stories that fail to scare, you must read The Sleep of Reason. If you want to read something “different” but nothing so far has been different enough, you must read The Sleep of Reason. If you’re an appreciator of the impressive range of style and vision in comics, you must read The Sleep of Reason. In short, you must read The Sleep of Reason - if you’re feeling brave enough.

This independent horror anthology boasts “No Zombies. No vampires. No werewolves. No familiar solutions… Let us give you something to be afraid of.” They mean it. Each of the 34 creators featured in this book has done their part to remind us that the genre of “horror” means more than just “containing monsters or spooky elements,” and should mean “actually horrifying.” The suspenseful, the gruesome, the psychological, the fantastical, and even the all too real - every flavor of creepiness you can think of has a place in this collection. Each short comic is so different from the next that it might seem odd for them to be in the same book at all, if it weren’t for the same pure relish in the eerie and sinister they all share.

Any anthology of works by so many different contributors tends to have a few great comics mixed in with some not-so-great ones, so I was surprised and delighted to find that every one of these 26 stories is exceptional in its own right. A few of my favorites are “Old Echoes” by Lety R-Z and Stevan Zivadinovic, a classicly creepy tale with a fantastic payoff, “Growth” by Melanie Gillman, which legitimately made me lose my appetite, and “Artifacts” by Evan Dahm, which might be one of the most brilliantly imaginative comics I’ve read all year. Of course, many more than just these stuck with me… including some I kind of wish I could forget.

If your hunger for the weird and the wicked can’t be satisfied by just one book, check out dark fantasy series Locke and Key and collection of Jack Davis’ classics ‘Taint the Meat… It’s the Humanity!  But before you rush off to read The Sleep of Reason, take note that it does contain some pretty disturbing content - whether that’s a warning or an encouragement is up to you.

[Read The Sleep of Reason on comiXology]

For fans of: horror, anthologies, supernatural

Emily Forster is a Digital Editor at ComiXology and a cartoonist. She likes comics about food and fights to the death.

haha, that page is from my entry in the book.

1 week ago 94 notes

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1 month ago 7 notes

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1 month ago 13 notes

doodles i have posted on twitter.

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2 months ago 112 notes

kill a prince for your family.

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3 months ago 49 notes

spikedrewthis:

My latest Kickstarter, The Sleep of Reason, is being fulfilled this week.

Don’t expect too much from me for a while.

that last photo is from my story in it!

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4 months ago 165 notes
4 months ago 6 notes

she’s a carrion witch—she gains your experiences and wisdom when her crows peck out your eyes. as a rule, carrion witches stick to the freshly dead, but they wear things over their own eyes to guard against rival carrion witches who might be a touch over-eager.

meg gandy

5 months ago 420 notes

and it totally did. i did chapter 2 of volume 3 (though not in this style, this was play). you should go find it and read it.

9 months ago 61 notes