Skybound’s ‘Creepshow’ #3 Creators Unveiled
by Olly MacNamee
Skybound has just announced the creative teams and the two spin-chilling stories within the pages of Creepshow #3, based on Greg Nicotero’s Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment.
First, Francesco Francavilla (Night of the Ghoul, Detective Comics) and L Marlow Francavilla “welcome you to a barbershop where the locals share tales of their greatest kills, and the hunters can just as easily become prey. ”
“We have always been HUGE fans of the CREEPSHOW franchise from the very first movie by George Romero and Stephen King, until the recent TV series by (dear friend) Greg Nicotero, so you can imagine how EXCITED we were when Skybound invited us to join this book with our own spooky tale,” – Francesco Francavilla.
“One of the side effects of the pandemic was spending more time at home in our own backyard and making friends with some very cute and smart raccoons and possums. Our conversations about their lives and adventures, and how they are perceived and treated was a huge inspiration for this story.” – L Marlow Francavilla
Then, Ariela Kristantina (Chain) and Jorge Corona (The Me You Love in the Dark) “journey to a temple hidden within an island paradise, where many visit, but not everyone leaves.”
“As a lifelong horror and macabre fan, it’s an absolute joy for me to contribute to the Creepshow anthology as a writer. Most Indonesians coexist peacefully with the supernatural/superstition instances daily and the creepiest of folklores, many of which overlap with the natives’ cultures and religions. It’s very satisfying to share a story inspired by my values and background. On top of that, I get to collaborate with Jorge, one of my roommates/best friends since college. I witness him excel in various genres –from superheroes to young adult fantasy –so I’m excited to see the final pages!” – Ariela Kristantina
“Being a huge fan of horror, I was ecstatic by the opportunity to add something to the world of Creepshow but, to also work alongside Ariela Kristantina? A creator I truly admire! A longtime friend! A former college roommate who I’ve witnessed being as creepy and macabre as the story she wrote for this anthology! Well, I’ve seen enough to know that I shouldn’t say no to this one. Add to that the reunion with collaborators Alex Antone and Jean-Francois Beaulieu and you can bet it’s going to be a fun ride!” – Jorge Corona
Creepshow #3 will arrive in comic book shops on November 23rd from Skybound/Image Comics, 2022.