Between his successful Kickstarter initiatives and the upcoming 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking Nocturnals comic franchise, writer/artist Dan Brereton is one busy guy. His appearance at Terrificon 2019- his first convention ever in the state of Connecticut- delighted fans, who showed up in droves to shake hands, seek autographs, and support the Hero Initiative (a program designed to provide financial support and emergency medical aid for comic creators in need) with cash donations. We had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Brereton on the first day of Terrificon to discuss the world of horror which has greatly influenced his work, and his own artistic process.
Dan Brereton is known to many horror comic and art fans for his monster super-team the Nocturnals, as well as his instantly recognizable creatures of the night. Brereton has launched several successful kickstarter campaigns for his art books in the past, but his most recent (Nocturnals Anniversary Art Book) was made available exclusively through the Hero Initiative, an organization well-known for helping members of the comic industry in their time of need.
This October, Brereton not only donated his time and efforts to the project, but he also brought in a number of fellow artists in support of the Hero Initiative, who donated original artwork from The Nocturnals Anniversary Art Book for a series of ebay auctions aimed at raising funds for the organization. read more