Last summer, award-winning comic book and picture book author/illustrator Richard Fairgray debuted Black Sand Beach, a middle-grade graphic novel series about a haunted summer vacation. To get fans excited about the release, Richard launched a podcast set in the same haunted town. Aptly titled Tales from Black Sand Beach, each episode chronicles strange happenings in the town and features the same mix of horror and humor that can be found in the graphic novels.
As readers eagerly await the release of Black Sand Beach 2: Do You Remember the Summer Before? (May 2021), Richard has once again provided fans with a holdover. The eerie and unsettling weave together in masterfully in Black Sand Beach #1.5: Tales from Black Sand Beach: 13 Chilling Stories, an eBook-only collection of thirteen short stories based on Richard’s podcast episodes. A stolen heart. Blood dripping from your open mouth while you sleep. A game of peekaboo that’s anything but adorable. These stories ramp up the delightful creepiness fans have come to love from Richard’s work. Each story features a full-page black and white illustration.
Black Sand Beach #1.5: Tales from Black Sand Beach: 13 Chilling Stories is available now.