Physical & Digital Comic Book $5
20 page black and white fantasy horror comic book. Physical and Digital In English. In the world of Nevera, imprisoned and enslaved beneath the castle of Celephais, the vampire Aston bides his time among the other undead. Neglected within the castle, Elisa also yearns for freedom, but how far is she willing to go to take control of her destiny.
Digital Comic Book $1
20 page black and white fantasy horror comic book. Digital In English. In the world of Nevera, imprisoned and enslaved beneath the castle of Celephais, the vampire Aston bides his time among the other undead. Neglected within the castle, Elisa also yearns for freedom, but how far is she willing to go to take control of her destiny.
Digitales komisches Buch $1
20 page black and white fantasy horror comic book. Digital In German. In the world of Nevera, imprisoned and enslaved beneath the castle of Celephais, the vampire Aston bides his time among the other undead. Neglected within the castle, Elisa also yearns for freedom, but how far is she willing to go to take control of her destiny.
AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE HERE
NEVERA TALES: FANTASY HORROR WRITTEN BY THE UNDEAD
The Shawshank Redemption meets Interview with a Vampire, in a tale of mutual survival in the worst of circumstances. Independent 20 page black and white comic book, available in English and German, in digital and soon in print.
KICKSTARTER SUCCESSFUL JULY 2016
This story is told from the perspective of Aston, an ancient vampire with a violent and adventurous legacy. The story opens with Aston being captured, bound and enslaved, working in a network of mines beneath the castle of his captors. The other creatures in the mines, skeletons, zombies, ghouls and other lesser undead are being magically controlled to dig in the mines, but Aston is able to keep control over his body. Being infinitely patient, Aston digs alongside the undead in order to ensure his survival and bides his time for an opportunity to take back his freedom.
As decades pass, the young lord who once captured Aston grows old and has a granddaughter, Elisa, whose deformities and illnesses cause her to be shunned, neglected and abused by her family. Elisa is housed near the undead dungeons, and visits them often, identifying with them more and more as she grows older.
As Elisa grows older and the world around her becomes more dangerous, more undead and more necromancers roam the land and she feels her family's power failing. The creatures in the mines beneath the castle she calls home might be her only way to take control of her destiny, but the price could be dreadful.
Elisa is the granddaughter of Lord James Kunares and is the youngest member of the Kunares family, which rules Celephais Castle. Being born with illness and disfigurements, Elisa is discarded, shunned and neglected by her family. They confine her to a bare and inhospitable room near the dungeons, and make her scavenge for food and clothes.
But necessity nurtures intelligence, and hardship breeds tenacity. Elisa's survival has always been her own responsibility, and as she grows her ambitions turn to not just surviving, but thriving. She knows the creatures that are imprisoned in the mines near her room well, and visits them often.
As the world around her grows darker and her own situation becomes more grievous, her only chance to take control of her own destiny might lie in the tunnels beneath the castle, and the horrors that dwell there. But the price for her future might be dreadful.
Aston is a powerful vampire who has lived many generations and has enjoyed a violent and adventurous legacy. His origins are clouded, but his intelligence, cunning, and savagery is fueled by a long history of fighting for survival.
Now however, the world of Nevera is changing. There are more and more necromancers each passing year, and they are increasing in power. Necromancers can destroy or control undead beings, which makes it increasingly difficult for Aston to survive and be free.
In this adventure, Aston is captured and put to work digging in the mysterious tunnels under Celephais Castle. Surrounded by lesser undead who are being driven to dig ceaselessly, Aston is able to retain control of his will, but digs alongside his brethren to ensure his survival. The undead can be incredibly patient, and as the man who captured him grows old, his granddaughter might be the key to Aston's freedom.
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Daniel Bishop was born in New Zealand, raised in England and now lives in California. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Creative writing, and now teaches at a public elementary school. Raised on a healthy diet of video games, movies, books and comics, Daniel loves to create stories and learn new ways to tell them. He also once picked up a 7-10 split and once successfully started a slow-clap.
Marek Jarocki is a dedicated artist and illustrator. He lives in California, enjoys spending time with his son and writing succinct bios.