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.”

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.