A few months back we told you about the Kickstarter campaign by Dani Filth and writer Kurt Amacker’s new graphic novel, “The Curse of Venus Aversa”. Now the project has been completed and is ready to be unleashed onto the world. Filth and Amaker were kind enough to give Bloody-Disgusting an exclusive preview of the finished product, which you can check out after the jump.
This 80-page graphic novel drags readers back to the cold, dark days of Victorian England, where the salacious poet Lord Daniel Impudicus faces down authorities, hoards of vampires, and an ancient goddess after the murder of his lover Gabrielle. The book is illustrated by Monty Borror, who delivers some phenomenally gruesome black-and-white artwork to bring this story to life on the printed page.
Dani Filth has this to say about the project:
“It feels absolutely fantastic to finally have the (very) graphic novel finally completed at last. It has been a real ‘trial of fire’, but it all has been worth it to finally see the monster in print and the story unfurled. Thanks must go to Kurt Amacker the author and Monty Borror the illustrator, who did an exemplary job of bringing this gothic horror story to life, and of course all the Cradle Of Filth fans who pledged their allegiance to the cause via our very successful Kickstarter campaign back in November. This is all for you and your morbid curiosity, soon to be satiated in grisly occult-laden sex Magick and the ebon mysteries of the Dark Goddess”.
Kurt Amacker added:
“It’s been a year since Dani approached me about this book of ours. The creation of The Curse of Venus Aversa has seen us through a virtual Inferno of creative trials, life changes, and learning the bloody ropes of publishing. I even had to start my own company to handle it all. Thus, I can even thank Cradle of Filth and their many fans for the birth of Dark Notes Press. I hope that everyone finds this book engaging, sexy, scary, and all the things one would want from a book with the Filth’s name across it.”