Southern Gothic: Chapter Sixteen
Go Set a Watchman
I hope you’re having an excellent week wherever this chapter of Southern Gothic finds you!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our U.S. readers who celebrate. America’s most food-centric holiday has always been one of my favorites. And this year, I am especially thankful for all of the extraordinary creative folks I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, for the support we’ve received for our work, and for all of you. We couldn’t tell any of the stories here at The New Futurists without your readership. Our most sincere thanks to all of you!
Are y’all familiar with the Truman Capote short stories “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and “A Christmas Memory?” Believe it or not, Capote was the first author in our cast that I read. In Mrs. Dunsmoore’s seventh grade English, we read “A Christmas Memory” and watched the 1966 Emmy-winning made-for-TV movie starring Geraldine Page and narrated by Capote, himself. At the first link above, you can download audio versions of Capote reading each story. I like to revisit “A Christmas Memory” every year. And I cry every single time.
ANYWAY. Horror stories. Boy howdy, do we have a wicked one for you in this installation of Southern Gothic!
The chapter 16 cover, titled “After Avedon,” was drawn by yours truly with phenomenal color work by Rafael Grimaldi. For our paid subscribers, stay tuned after our featured presentation for a look behind-the-scenes of this cover. You’ll also get a preview of Ezequiel’s art for chapter 17— my favorite entry to date in his Norman Rockwell-inspired Southern Gothic covers.
But let’s not let the main course get cold— dive on in!
Please remember that Southern Gothic is a horror comic and is not suitable for all readers. Chapter sixteen features depictions of blood, gore, substance abuse, mental health crises, supernatural horror, gun violence, harsh language, familial violence, and supernatural horror. Reader discretion is advised.
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