Hope Nicholson has made a name for herself on Kickstarter as a creator that brings us amazing and unique projects. Between her comic book restoration as a comics historian to her new and interesting anthologies, her projects are always worth checking out and supporting.

As of now, a few of Nicholson’s Kickstarted projects (under her company, Bedside Press) include Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Brok Windsor, Fashion in Action, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls**, A Minyen Yidn – tales of Jewish lives by Trina Robbins, and launching today (Saturday July 15… just in time for SDCC), she is bringing us a new anthology titled Gothic Tales of Haunted Love.

Featuring 22 original stories from some of modern comics’ finest talent, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love collects fragments of lovers torn apart, ghostly revenge, and horrific deeds, in the vein of 1970s gothic romance comics such as Haunted Love, Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, and Gothic Romances. Discover a diverse range of heroes and villains, spirits and monsters, in a modern reimagining that will leave your heart pounding and broken in the same seductive breath.

Nicholson is joined by S.M. Beiko to edit the project and some of the creators involved include: ALB • Cecil Castellucci/Willow Dawson • Kitty Curran/Larissa Zageris • Xavière Daumarie • Leslie Doyle • Mel Gillman/Jen Vaughn • Barbara Guttman • Janet Hetherington/Ronn Sutton/Becka Kinzie/Zakk Saam • Cherelle Higgins/Rina Rozsas • Janine Johnston • Megan Kearney • Dante L./H. Pueyo • David Lafuente • Hope Nicholson/Scott Chantler • Nika • Svetla Nikolova/Laura Bowman • Amber Noelle/Allison Paige • Hien Pham • Rob Pincombe/Daniel Wong • Rahzzah • David Robertson/Scott Henderson • Sarah Searle • Femi Sobowale/Caroline Dougherty • Chris Stone • Adrienne Valdes • Katie West/Ray Fawkes • Kelly Williams

There are previews available for some of the stories over on the Kickstarter and wow, it just looks like a fantastic book. There are a number of different reward tiers that range from the eBook/physical book to original art and more. The goal is at $27, 407 (CDN dollaaaaas) so make sure you head over there and support the book because HOT DAMN.

**full disclosure, I wrote a story for this but Hope’s projects, without bias, are fantastic.

Stephanie Cooke
Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more. Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her <a href="http://www.stephaniecooke.ca">personal web site</a>.

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