Inspired by events during the COVID-19 lock-down, TALES FROM THE PANDEMIC! is a passion project headed by writer and comedian Mario Candelaria (ASHES, THE CHART, GOOD FIGHT ANTHOLOGY) as a way for creators to cope with the world around us.
With a cover by Skylar Patridge (REVERSAL, VOLUME, RELICS OF YOUTH) and fully lettered by Scott Ewen (CORKTOWN, THE SUNDAYS), TALES FROM THE PANDEMIC! is less of an anthology and more of a visual mixtape in the same vein as Black Mirror or Twilight Zone.
This collection features seven short stories written by Mario and illustrated by the following up-and-coming artists in the independent comics scene:
Adam Ferris (JENNY RAYGUN, THE GOOD FIGHT ANTHOLOGY, PARALLEL)
Joe Hunter (BEAST HEART STRIKERS!)
Dan Buksa (HOWL)
Randy Haldeman (THE JACKET, PRETTY LITTLE STINGS)
Andy Michael (sLAsher, MOTEL6VE)
J. Paul Schiek (DENIZENS, ASH, TOGETHER FOREVER)
Sachi Ediriweera (LIONBORN, GALLUS)
and book-ended with an intro & outro by MLS Cup winning soccer/football player Danny Earls (BAROQUE POP ANTHOLOGY, WARHAMMER)