Small Bites: Stories of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

by Matthew Wilding

Seven short comic stories written by Matthew Wilding, all with different artists. Exploring a variety of complex and challenging worlds, this collection includes cameras that see into the future, a werewolf court procedural, human sacrifice in space, and man-eating squirrels.

For fans of: 1990s Vertigo, 1950s EC comics, and pulp horror, scifi and fantasy in the tradition of Weird Tales.

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Written over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, writer Matthew Wilding (writer of Nightmare Man, which was successfully crowdfunded in 2020 and will be released by Source Point Press on May 25, 2022), teamed up with over a dozen up-and-coming artists from all over the world to tell short, unsettling, and often otherworldly stand-alone stories in the tradition of EC Comics, 2000 AD, and Heavy Metal. 


Small Bites, the first of what will be an annual project, includes art from:


  • Among Primitives - art by Matt Rowe (Canada)


Squirrel Park - 4 pages, art by J. Schiek (US)


The Lapse - 4 pages, art by C. Hess (UK)


  • Advance Notice - 8 pages, art by Flavio Giron (Argentina)


  • Prelude to War of Our Proud Lands - 4 pages, art by Matthew Manghi (US)

Lucky That Way - 4 pages, art by Raymond Lolacher (Canada)


  • Children of the Ark - art by Domenico Pagano 


  • Cover by Miguel Mora (Mexico)


With the help of supporters like you, we can get this thing sent to the printers the day this campaign ends! Digital editions will go out in April, and Physical editions will (printer gods permitting) be in your hands by May. So what are you waiting for? Do this thing! There’s a story in here for you!


What people said about Wilding’s last work, Nightmare Man:


"The real terror of Nightmare Man are its casual, cruel truths: we exist only to serve hungry, looming shadows, and we can never escape the devils that gleefully torture our darkest hours. And that our worst fears rock a killer stache."

-D.G. Chichester, Daredevil, Nightstalkers, Nick Fury


“Darkly funny and genuinely unnerving, NIGHTMARE MAN is a bad dream that I hoped would never end."

-Frankee White, 20 Fists and Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood


"Nightmare Man is an absolutely spooky delight and Matthew Wilding is the future of comics. Keep an eye on him, he’s due for some awesome things."

-Steve Urena, Slow Pokes

Stretch Goals

$3500 - Small Bites stickers with every physical order


$4500 - Small Bites 1” button with every physical order


$5500 - We’ll add a story to the collection


$6666 - Special alternative cover option


Art for all but one story is completed. Coloring and lettering are in process for three others. This whole project will be completed and ready to send to the printers, with digital assets going out the day after the campaign is over.

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