Sam Costello

is creating Split Lip horror comics

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I love when a creepy idea—one that's unsettling, complex, and nuanced—worms its way into my head and just won't leave. The very best thing is sharing these dark visions with fans.

Split Lip is that kind of horror comics anthology. Split Lip features over 50 short horror comics written by me and drawn by artists from all over the world. Those artists have drawn series for publishers like Image, IDW, Oni, NBM, and more. Your support on Patreon helps us continue to produce Split Lip and gets you more horror comics!

  • Full access to the Split Lip archive. The 15 most recent Split Lip stories are always free. This lets you read the other 30+ stories from the archive.
  • Early access to full stories before they begin serialization. Currently, an 18-page story takes 6 weeks to serialize on the site. At this level, you can read the entire story before it appears on the Split Lip site.
  • All 6 Split Lip books as DRM-free PDFs ($25 value).
  • Behind the Scenes Pencils and Inks bonus art for over 650 pages of comics.
  • In-Process art, script excerpts, and monthly updates on upcoming Split Lip stories.
  • Wallpapers for smartphones.
  • Playlists in Spotify and Apple Music for every new story.

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  • Each new Split Lip book as a DRM-free PDF as soon as it's released ($2 tiers gets the book one year later. $4 value).
  • Annual Scriptbook. At the end of each year, you'll receive a DRM-free PDF of the full script for every story published on Split Lip in the preceding calendar year.
  • Discount codes on merchandise every Halloween.

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  • Your choice of 1 softcover Split Lip book per year, signed by me, and shipped to you or the person of your choice (must be a backer at this level for 4 months to qualify. $15 value).
  • Your choice of 2 signed Split Lip scripts per year. Shipped to you or the person of your choice, one script in January and one in July.

About Split Lip

Split Lip has been praised by Rue Morgue ("Stark, gritty, and unflinching"), io9 ("The webcomics answer to anthology series like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery"), and Comics Should Be Good ("The best horror anthology on the internet"). We won the Horror News Network Horror Comic Award for Best Web Comic and were a finalist in the same category in the Ghastly Awards. 

Split Lip features early art by artists like Kyle Strahm (Spread), John Bivens (Spread), Steven Perkins (The Coldest Winter), Sami Makkonen (Deadworld), TJ Kirsch (Pride of a Decent Man), Christine Larsen (Valentine), and Iain Laurie (And Then Emily Was Gone). It's also got great art from indie veterans like David Hitchcock (Springheeled Jack), Shane Oakley (Cthulhu Tales), and Jason Ho (Simpsons comics), and many others. 

Read free horror comics free at Split Lip

Sample Split Lip Art

from Doll's House
art by Savannah Horrocks

from Victims
art by Steven Perkins
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