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The Cousin of Death and Other Unexplainable Events


Stories adapted from folk tales and murder ballads, plus some originals

A corrupt undertaker facing a more-than-divine judgment. A fiddle made of flesh and bone that can only play the song of its creation. A man wakes up to find his doppelganger smiling at him. Mysterious old men who peer into the second-floor windows of sleeping children.

These and other mysterious events haunt the world of The Cousin of Death and Other Unexplainable Events, a book that finds horror in the folk tales of the deep past and in the all-too-immediate, chillingly possible present.

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“Will keep you wide awake all night.”

“In a world where virtually all ‘horror’ web comics include actual horror more as an afterthought to their story or as a means of morbidly dark humor, Split Lip is an anthology of pure horror tales.”
—Infernal Reviews

All Stories Written by Sam Costello

Featuring the stories:

  • Fitcher's Bird, with art by John Bivens
  • An Old Man, Looking, with art by Diego Candia
  • The Cousin of Death, with art by Gary Crutchley
  • Face Blind, with art by Ayhan Hayrula
  • Mujer, with art by Sami Makkonen
  • Ashes to Ashes, with art by Anthony Peruzzo
  • The Railroad Boy, with art by Felipe Sobreiro
  • The Wind and The Rain, with art by Neal Von Flue

Cover by Shane Oakley