On September 27th, 2017, renowned publisher and comic book industry giant Dark Horse Comics will release The Dark North worldwide. The release presents an opportunity for a wider audience to experience some of Sweden’s premier concept artists and illustrators.
The concept of The Dark North was created one late night in a warehouse filled with books and games. In the fall of 2015, the concept was realized, as a successful Kickstarter was held allowing Charles Wood Publishing AB to release the book in September 2016. One year later, Dark Horse Comics will release the book, with a new gorgeous cover. This is the next step for The Dark North, in our quest to bring the northern darkness to all corners of the world.
The full press release:
DARK HORSE VENTURES INTO “THE DARK NORTH”
Illustrated Prose Novel from Sweden’s Best Illustrators and Concept Artists Available Worldwide in Fall 2017
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 18, 2017)—Dark Horse and Charles Wood Publishing AB are excited to terrify more readers with The Dark North! Originally crowdfunded for publication in 2016, this illustrated prose-art book fusion features five unique tales ranging from Norse mythology to apocalyptic science fiction to fantasy.
Writer Martin Dunelind composes The Dark North’s five enthralling tales. The Dark North showcases artwork by Scandinavia’s leading illustrators and concept artists—including Peter Bergting (Baltimore: The Red Kingdom), Henrik Pettersson (concept artist on Minecraft at Mojang), Joakim Ericsson (concept artist at Starbreeze Studios), Magnus Olsson (Neotech RPG), and Lukas Thelin (Western RPG, Lone Wolf RPG). Lukas Thelin also creates the beautiful cover. With a foreword by author and filmmaker Clive Barker, this anthology is sure to delight and terrify any horror fan in equal measure.
Robert Henrysson—one of the instigators of The Dark North comments: “We set out to give the world a peek into the amazing Scandinavian art of science fiction, fantasy and horror, and when Dark Horse joined in we knew we had succeeded. We can't wait to see the reader response!”
The Dark North goes on sale September 27, 2017, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Penguin Random House, and Things From Another World.