Their book is called ELDRITCH! (with an exclamation point!), a comic action horror sci-fi adventure drama that injects a big fat gob of decaying Lovecraftian awfulness straight into the oily face of sunny Botoxed California, and you can read the first eight pages on DC’s ZUDA site right now. To see the rest, you’ll have to VOTE. (Yeah, it’s that kind of thing.) There are a lot of great competitors this month, so we could really use your help!

ELDRITCH! is a collaboration between me and the grotesquely talented Drew Rausch, co-creator of Sullengrey and Batman.* I wrote the thing, we worked together on the character designs and layouts, Drew penciled, inked, and (beautifully!) colored the whole deal, and, finally, I dropped in a bunch of word balloons and slaughtered a whole mess of baby chicks – AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMIC-MAKING PROCESS.

Here’s a sweet banner thing that Drew made:

I’ve been waiting many a year to unleash the Sobczek siblings upon you. But the day has finally arrived. With your help, hopefully we’ll get to make the NEXT 50+ pages.

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NEW ELDRITCH, CA: A decaying former tourist haven on the Pacific coast.

Anya Sobczek (SUB-CHECK): A restless but committed scientific rationalist with a hair-trigger temper and an arm full of Charles Darwin tattoos. She will do violence in the name of science, oh yes she will.

Owen Sobczek (SUB-CHECK): A sensitive, poetic lad drawn to all things unexplainable, mystic, and obscure. “Magick” is the word of his day, every day, no matter what his irritable sister might say about it.

Ever since grade school, the preternaturally brilliant Anya and Owen Sobczek have been waging the bloodiest war in the history of sibling rivalries. And up until now, Owen’s been on the losing end of nearly every pound of ordnance. It was fun for a while, sure, but at this point little brother’s getting tired of life in big sister’s overachieving shadow. Owen would give his right hand to show her up once and for all…

…And now he has a new trick.

ELDRITCH is the story of Anya’s bull-headed quest to find the source of her brother’s hideous, near-uncontrollable new “demonic” powers, a quest that pits her up against a pretentious coven of super-powered teenage witches, a gibbering tentacled maneater of a baby, a hidden laboratory of atrocities, and one pop-collared, spray-tanned, walking midlife-crisis named Ted Newbarn… who could very well be the most dangerous living thing on earth.

SCIENCE VS. SUPERSTITION and a bubbling infection about to crush California with a thousand quivering tentacles…. It is ELDRITCH!

*Note: Drew may not have created Batman. Pretty sure he made Speedball, though. PRETTY SURE.