KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT: GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO by Cartoonist Peter Ricq
Just in time for Halloween, cartoonist Peter Ricq is bringing GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO to Kickstarter. This 42-page illustrated book, about a simple ordinary ghost named Ethan Alby, is written and drawn for spooky living people of all ages and perfect for #HalloweenReads.
Ethan has a family—just like you. He likes playing with toys and his dog, Mini Ricky. Sometimes, though, Ethan gets scared. In GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO, Ethan shares what scares him, how difficult it is to share a home with a living girl he's fallen for (when she doesn't even know he exists), and why we shouldn't be afraid of one another.
GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO is a charming spooky book for readers of all ages, especially young readers, adolescents and adults who love Tim Burton’s books and films, as well as the novels and picture books written by Neil Gaiman, and most especially fans of Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies. “I should warn you, “ said Ricq. “This book is a lot more light-hearted than Gorey's book!” GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO contains seven surefire ways to find a ghost and three true, friendly ghost stories.
GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO has writers and artists alike raving (in a good way):
"Charmingly strange, scary and sweet, GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO gives you an Edward Gorey style tale with nods to classic and contemporary creepy crawlies. A lot of fun if you have anyone in your life who likes their spookiness with a little heart (not a literal one!) and great for kids who like theirs stories on the darker side."
—Mariah McCourt (Ash & Thorn)
“GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO is beautifully drawn, well designed and very fun! Just the book to “liven up” your spooky Halloween season.”
—Johnnie Christmas (Tartarus)
“Ricq's vision of compromise between the human and spectral realms is both disturbing and endearing!”—Simon Royal (Habitat)
“Like perusing an album of haunted photographs, GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO is a fitting book for the samhain season. Reading it will send you strolling through your local cemetery, or make you brave enough to purchase that cursed talisman you've been eyeing since your last blood ritual.”
—Samuel Sattin (Bezkamp)
“Sweet, unsettlingly adorable.”
—Christopher Golden (Baltimore)
"Peter Ricq's GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO is a gorgeous book that brings to mind the best of Edward Gorey. Filled with stunning artwork and a charming story, it is a sincere, beautiful and imaginative love letter to the gothic and bizarre."
—David Gallaher (High Moon)
“Just in time for me to get into the Halloween spirit, a being from the great beyond brought this delicious creepfest into my seance room! No, seriously, it is awesome! Help it manifest into our astral plane.”
— Stephan Franck (Silver)
“Halloween season has been my favorite season since I was a child,” said Ricq. “It had a sense of danger and adventure and that feeling has never dissipated since. I remember watching Fright Night and The Thing from Outer Space coming home from Trick or Treating when I was around 7 years old and those moments of counting your treats along with the excitement of monsters on the TV was so magical, more so than any other holiday. I've since always had a touch of horror, danger, and adventure in my work since."
To support the campaign, visit Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peterricq/ghost-are-people-too