Creator: Jeremy Tolbert (writer), Nicolas R. Giacondino (artist), Ed Dukeshire (letters), Steven Dudley
Category: Graphic Novel
Age Range: 13+
Vibes: Fantasy, undead heroes, barbarians, cultists
What’s It About: The world of Berun suffers cycles of light and darkness: for ninety years, the suns shine on the planet, keeping the monsters that live below at bay. But then, for ten years, the world is plunged into darkness, and the Beneathers return to battle humanity. The only thing staving off certain death for humans are the Risen, undead who stand between the Beneathers and their charges. In the city of Kamteh, a cult preaching the destruction of the dead has gained power, proclaiming that only if all the dead are destroyed and prevented from rising will the cycle of light and darkness stop. It falls on the city’s last embalmers, and old man and his two young apprentices, to preserve some of the dead—or when darkness falls, Kamteh will be overrun by the monsters that live below… This original graphic novel introduces readers to the World of Nightfell, further explored in the novel Nightfell: The Risen.
Jeremiah Tolbert - Author
Jeremiah Tolbert is a genre writer, web designer, and photographer. His writing often places an emphasis on working class characters and how science fiction and fantasy elements impact their lives. It's most usually set in the Midwest generally, and his home state of Kansas specifically.
Nicolas R. Giacondino
Giacondino, is a professional illustrator and comic-book artist, based in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He began drawing at a young age and has since developed a fresh and unique style that has garnered much attention and acclaim from audiences and colleagues alike.
Ed Dukeshire - Letterer
Digital Webbing founder, Fist of Justice co-creator, Eisner and Harvey nominated comic book letterer. Cornhole junkie.