Death Dreamer, the debut graphic novel from writer Scott Ian Lewis, is celebrating a fully funded IndieGoGo campaign, raising over $30,000 for the first volume. Now the singer for the leading death metal band, Carnifex, is ready to take San Diego Comic-Con by storm with multiple signings and a live concert appearance.
“I’m incredibly excited to see Death Dreamer realized and published for the first time,” remarked author Scott Ian Lewis. “I want to thank all of those who backed this project personally, it’s something I’ve put my whole self into and I’m ready for this story to be experienced.”
Saturday, July 14, Grill ‘Em All will host the Death Dreamer Book Launch Party presented by Blackcraft. Scott Ian Lewis will sign copies of Death Dreamer Volume 1 from 12 PM on. Specialty drinks and a custom vegan menu will be available for fans and backers wanting to be the first to get their hands on the new book. This is a free event.
Thursday, July 19, the Nuclear Blast Comic-Con After Party heads to the House of Blues, featuring legendary metal titans Testament and Lewis’ band Carnifex. Scott Ian Lewis will be signing following Carnifex’s set for fans attending the show. Tickets are available for $35.
Friday, July 20, Scott Ian Lewis heads to the show floor of Comic-Con International to sign copies of Death Dreamer at War Machine Marketing, booth #1415, from 3PM-4PM.
Saturday, July 21, Lewis returns to the exhibit hall for his final signing with his record label Nuclear Blast America, booth #501, from 3PM-4PM.
Edited and designed by Nightowl Studios, Death Dreamer is illustrated by Chris DiBari (Hoax Hunters, Magdalena) with colors by Simon Gough (G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes, Ringside), lettering by Taylor Esposito (Red Hood & The Outlaws, Babyteeth), and cover by Chris Shehan (Prometheus, Deadbeat). Death Dreamer mixes elements of murder, mystery, and noir inspired largely by Lewis’ work as a funeral director in a mortuary.
The Death Dreamer crowdfunding campaign began June 11th and saw overwhelming fan support leading to a successful funding just over two weeks. The campaign for Death Dreamer will continue to run through July 18.