Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits is a spirited horror miniseries about a forgotten ghost searching for her family during the festival of the Day of the Dead, while dodging ambitious exorcist apprentices. Vera Greentea (PAPA, Recipes for the Dead) and artist Laura Müller (Mega Man Tribute, Subway to Sally Storybook) collaborate to create an autumn-friendly tale of skulls and hope.
In Part Four, time finally runs out for ghostly Nena to find her family, and an eerie presence joins the hunt for her soul. The macabre finale ties together the spooky adventures of Nena and the exorcists who have been pursuing her, as the Forgotten Realm seeks to regain its balance at a terrible cost.
Our eerie little Day of the Dead Kickstarter campaign will be up April-June, and we hope to collect enough to produce the full-color 19-page book, pay Laura well for her incredible work, pay the letterer and finally, offset as much of the extraneous costs (Kickstarter fees, shipping and handling costs, merch costs) as we can. As always, all production is done in America, which saves us in time and environmental damages.
For a very special reward tier, we commissioned a one of a kind doll of Nenetl, and the artist Lily River made a perfect dream. With accessories. Little ghostly Nena will watch over your home and warmly welcome your loved ones when they come a-visiting during the Day of the Dead.
Reviews for Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits
".…I love Vera Greentea’s writing... Her writing has a Neil Gaiman quality, storytelling infused with a playful whimsy overlying a deeper sadness that begs for a resolution..." -Newsarama
"The first issue, just out, is a nice, deceptively gentle entree into what promises to be a proper kick-in-the-teeth bit of horror about the Mexican Day of the Dead." -Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits is an incredibly original independent book. Don’t let its self-published status fool you; this book is as good as any published by a larger press, and has a ton of heart behind it..." -Hidden Gems: Panels on Pages
"...Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits fits right in with independents like Yi Soon Shin, the works coming out of India that focus on the Hindu Gods, and some of the more interesting comic books coming out of Denmark and Finland. There is a large tradition to uphold here, and Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits does so brilliantly." -Comics Forge
"...Cute characters interact in a world of magic tinged with just a little darkness, capturing the playfulness of Halloween... I admire anybody that can create this kind of dark material in a package that children can also enjoy, and there’s something decadent and creepy about Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits." -Starbust Magazine
"...Laura and Vera have also really worked on a stylistic flair to her characters who are individual, quirky and have a dash of cheekiness in each panel. It’s got sequential motion that’s ever whirling through from panel to panel. Just darn cute as well." -downthetubes
"...I absolutely loved the artwork in this book, which reminded me of an excellently animated film and really immerses the reader in a world of magical realism." -Whatcha Reading?
Once more, THANK YOU
Just wanted to thank you all for giving Laura and me the incredible opportunity to create this special series. We can't believe how lucky we are that you guys came through for us every time we laid bare our souls and our spirits and we will forever be grateful for the multitude of notes, your encouragement, and your generous donations. We hope you loved the ride reading it as much as we loved creating it, and that you will enjoy the grande finale!
The eerie beats used in this video are excerpted from "Petrified" by Circus Marcus, from the album Divers. All art is by Laura Müller.