A few years ago I was introduced to writer James Patrick with BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #49, an incredible issue he did with our friend penciller Steve Scott. Within that story I thought (and still do) that James could easily be the writer on Batman, Moon Knight or Daredevil; characters that spend time living in the dark.
Recently James has announced his latest project, THE MONSTER OF JIMMY CRUMB. " The story is basically a slasher book about a little boy who can control urban legend monsters like Cropsey from campfire tales, Bloody Mary, and the Nightmare Killer" James tells Secret identity via the interweb. "It basically allows me to play with the archetypes of some of slasher movies' greatest archetypes, many of which originated from the urban legends used in this book. So it's more going back to the source so that we can play in the genre created by movies like Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street."
As James puts this project on Kickstarter, I had to ask him, who will like this book? "The target audience is slasher film lovers. I commonly say to the artist, "Make it bloodier!" "More gore!"
"Oh," adds James, "Oh, it's also the first book from the new imprint 21 Pulp."
To find out more you can click here to head to the Kickstarter page.