DARK MATTER is a series of anthologies created by Chris Sides and Chris Travell. Each volume contains stories of varying genres that explore the darker side of life; sometimes down-to-earth, sometimes fantastical, but always with a dark twist or theme.
Don’t expect a happy ending.
Created by Chris Sides and Chris Travell, DARK MATTER is an anthology of nine short tales written by Chris Sides, with artwork by a plethora of indie talent, including:
Chris Travell — artwork on TG92ZQ==(LOVE) and PASSENGER
Dean Sandford — artwork on COLD CALLER
Simon Bennett Hayes — artwork on OUT OF TIME and RUN
Mahmut Dervish — artwork on BLACK EARTH
Freja Steele — artwork on THE CARETAKER and THE DEPARTURE
Ash Hewerdine — artwork on SOME WORDS OF ADVICE
and a cover by the inimitable Colin Lorimer (HARVEST, HELLRAISER: BESTIARY, MILLENIUM).
‘(Chris’) ability to build worlds around his characters is impressive, especially given the limited time each story is given to develop.’
-Craig ‘Ceej’ Neilson, Big Comic Page
‘Chris has a grasp on the five page story; he understand the beats that you need to establish and tell a story and leave on a down/up note.’
-Tony Esmond, Down The Tubes
‘…highly recommended for fans of science fiction or horror comics.’
-Jack Chambers, Inter-Comics Podcast
8/10 – ‘…the collection has a particular dynamic all of its own.’
-Tony Jones, Starburst Magazine
‘There are such brilliant concepts in here, they’re really well written…’
Six stories. Nine artists. One Writer.
No happy endings.
Created by Chris Sides and Chris Travell, DARK MATTER II follows along the same vein as its critically well-received predecessor – a collection of six short stories of varying genres, but all infused with a dark edge that’ll cut deep.
The 72 page anthology, written by Chris Sides, features artwork from:
Paul Moore (PLANET OF THE DAEMONS), Charlie Hogg (TORSOBEAR), Chris Travell (DARK MATTER), Randy Haldeman (THE JACKET WEBCOMIC), Matt Harrower (THE KILL SCREEN), Jim Lavery (FUTUREQUAKE), Aljosa Tomic (BLOODFELLAS), Dan Cornwell (ROK OF THE REDS) and Ken Reynolds (COGNITION).
The third, and final, volume in the series is in production.