Carnifex Vocalist Scott Ian Lewis Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For His ‘Death Dealer’ Graphic Novel


Carnifex vocalist Scott Ian Lewis has launched a crowdfunding campaign for his forthcoming graphic novel, ‘Death Dreamer‘. Christian DiBari (‘Hoax Hunters, ‘Magdalena‘) illustrated the book, with colors by Simon Gough (‘G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes‘, ‘Ringside‘), lettering by Taylor Esposito (‘Red Hood & The Outlaws‘, ‘Babyteeth‘) and cover art done by Chris Shehan (‘Prometheus‘, ‘Deadbeat‘). Lewis said of the undertaking:

“‘Death Dreamer‘ is a world that’s lived in my head for years. First existing on that page as a television script and now it’s grown into a graphic novel brought to life by an incredibly talented team of artists. Christian, Simon, Taylor, and Chris have really elevated the characters in a truly amazing way. This book has been created completely independently, from writing the script on tour buses in eastern Europe to finding our amazing artist’s through Twitter.”

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Speaking of going the crowdfunding route, Lewis added:

“Releasing the first edition directly in the hands of the fans that have supported me is something I couldn’t be more excited for. There is a lot of me in this story and throughout the characters. My hope is you connect with them in a way that pulls you deep into the dark world of ‘Death Dreamer‘.”

He also took to social media to offer the following direct update:

“Hey everyone, Scott here. The last time I had the same feeling as today was right before the release of Slow Death. Excitement, anticipation and in all honesty, a lot of nerves. Death Dreamer is my 54 page graphic novel that I’ve been writing for nearly two years. Working on the script whenever I could. Tour busses, back stages, hotel rooms, it didn’t matter, I had to get the story out.

And now it’s so close to completion. There is no label, no publisher, no distribution. Just me asking you to help me finish what I started. Help me bring Death Dreamer into this cruel world. Hit my bio link to learn more about the story and to order. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone that has ordered already. You truly mean so much to me. Thank you. 🤘💀🤘- Scott Ian Lewis

More details on the release can be found over at with plans to premiere the finished effort at this year’s ‘San Diego Comic-Con‘. Lewis seeks to raise $30,000 for the project via this Indiegogo campaign with $4,467 raised as of press time.

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