The Horrors Of War Come Home
We always like to support comics kickstarters and Frank On The Farm#1 looks like a very intriguing project so here’s some details on it…
About Frank On The Farm
Fear. Violence. Mystery. Paranoia. War. Animals.
Frank has returned to his family’s farm to find something wrong. Very wrong.
Frank At Home On The Farm tells the story of a man returning from war to find his family mysteriously missing from their farm. This sets in motion a series of events that claw and tear at Frank’s mind, body, and soul…
Frank At Home On The Farm #1 is the giant-sized 32-page opening chapter of a beautifully illustrated four part miniseries. The isolationist horror of The Shining meets the body-horror of David Cronenberg’s best work – all wrapped in a terrifying mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end.
If you love psychological horror, terrifying creatures, a creepy atmosphere – or just flat out crazy happenings that make you double check the page to be sure you are not experiencing a fever dream – then this book is for you.
Where is Frank’s family?
Why does no one remember them?
Why does Frank feel like the animals are watching him?
Who do the strange voices outside at night belong to?
When Frank Cross returns home following his service in World War 1, he expects to be greeted by his elated parents and younger brother. Instead he finds their farm is empty except for the animals.
Tormented by nightmares of the front line, the mysterious voices that plague him and disturbed by the townsfolk’s lack of knowledge or interest in his family’s whereabouts. Frank becomes more and more isolated on the farm as he tries to uncover where his parents have vanished to… all under the watchful eye of the farm’s animals.
Our protagonist, Frank, is already damaged from his experiences at war when we meet him. He has both physical and mental scars, as well as a tendency to drift off. As the story progresses we see more and more of the severe mental trauma, inner-turmoil and demons Frank has brought back from the trenches to the quiet English countryside.
As the horrors that exist both within the confines of the farm and the village surrounding it begin to close in on Frank, we start to see what he is truly capable of.
Set in an early 1920s England that’s still recovering from the turmoil of the First World War – Frank At Home On The Farm revels in capturing the small historical details of the period. We also use the setting and the time period as a way to ramp up the confusion and the isolation. The war resulted in decimated families and people relocating around the country – leading to less connected communities and an increased possibility for awful events to be set in motion – before anyone could notice.
With incredible art by up and coming superstar Clark Bint – Frank At Home On The Farm becomes more tense by the page as the mysteries pile up and things go from strange, to bizarre, to terrifyingly crazed.
So, who are the disturbed team taking you on this horrifying journey?
Jordan Thomas – the writer of this terrifying tale, Jordan has fled to Spain to hide out in the caves of Granada to avoid censure once people see the sick things his mind creates. He has also worked regularly as an editor for Mad Robot Comics, as well as contributing several stories to the Cadavers: World Gone to Hell Anthology that was a roaring success on Kickstarter last year.
Clark Bint – the artist behind this fable, he takes what Jordan thinks up and makes it even more upsetting and crazy. Clark works so hard and delivers such detail with every page that he has not had time to shave since the project began. His regular trips out to photograph animals in Oxfordshire are also gaining him somewhat of a reputation. He previously delivered wonderful art for the Murder Most Mundane graphic novel.
Nicholas Stephen Paul – the man providing the lettering for this family adventure, Nic, also writes his own series Resurrection Men. He’s bringing a whole new meaning to balloon animals.
Lastly, a Mad Robot Comics production would not be the same without its founder Matt Hardy.
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