If you’ve found your way to our little corner of the internet, you’re obviously a comics fan. We’ve got two other comics projects we’d like to call your attention to, if you haven’t heard of them already:


First is Amiculus by Travis Horseman and drawn by Giancarlo Caracuzzo. We met Travis on the con circuit and are mutual fans of each other’s work. Caracuzzo is an accomplished artist, having worked for Marvel, DC, IDW, and more. Amiculus: A Secret History is an original, epic three-part graphic novel series telling a lost history of the Fall of Rome.


I backed Volume I on Kickstarter last year and finally devoured it the other night in one sitting. It’s a solid read with great art, and reminded me a lot of HBO’s Rome series — a great attention to historical detail that somehow doesn’t bog down the excellent storytelling. Now Volume II is up on Kickstarter with some very affordable reward tiers. It deserves your dollars, so go check it out!


The other project is one our artist Aaron has been working on for the past year or so (and part of the reason Black Rose is on a short hiatus — you try drawing two books while freelancing at the same time!). I’ll let him tell the story:

“I’ve had the luxury of working with the band These Machines Are Winning drawing the interior pages for their graphic novel “Slaves for Gods”. Half of the series is finished, and they have launched an Indigogo campaign to raise funding for the production of the second half.

“Regarding cover and album art, I am in the company of some of my favorite artists. You’ll see killer original artwork from James O’barr (The Crow), Jock (The Losers, Wytches), and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), as well as Antoine Dodé (The Crow: Curare), Dustin D’Arnault (Outlaw Territories Vol.3).


“Tiers for the campaign consist of pre-orders for their two new albums and other merch exclusive to the campaign including t-shirts, hoodies, and original artwork.

“These Machines Are Winning is comprised of some of the nicest and most talented people that I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with. I hope that you’ll consider checking out the campaign; and if you like what you see, please help us spread the word!”

If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go find my wallet…