Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker with dozens of films, including Chillers, Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers, and Paradise Park (aka, Heroes of the Heart) to his credit. A media studies professor at West Virginia State University since 1983, Boyd has also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. Producing nearly every genre of film, Boyd’s television work has earned 3 national Telly awards and 2 regional Emmy nominations. He has recently expanded into graphic novel creation with Chillers – The Graphic Novel (Transfuzion Publishing), which was the 2012 Shel Dorph nominee for Original Graphic Novel of the Year, and Ghastly nominee for Best Horror Anthology. Chillers 2 was released in 2013, and CARBON, is scheduled for release in May 2014. Boyd also serves as “Artist and Residence” at WV State University’s Economic Developments Center on Charleston’s west side.
CARBON TEASER TRAILER
FROM AUTHOR DANNY BOYD
"Coal is carbon. We are carbon. Plant and animal life is slowly transformed into a solid, burnable mineral because of the carbon that is the element of life.
What if the process were reversed?
It was that what if? that sparked the plot
idea for this book, CARBON."
C A R B O N
“Danny Boyd’s Carbon combines three distinct genres- Lovecraftian gorefest, religious picture book and political allegory- to tell the story of our slow and conscious self-poisoning. “ - John Sayles, from his Introduction
"This graphic novel’s tale is a self-contained piece of world-building, loaded generously with imaginative flair and yet still grounded in reality like the wise Aesop born anew." - Richard Caldwell, Heavy Metal Magazine
“Boyd marries sci-fi monster flick ideas with Appalachian tragedy, showing us imaginative allegory and authentic profundity do not have to be mutually exclusive." - Chris Oxley, "Elston Gunn" of Ain't It Cool News
"…explores humanity's exploitative relationship with nature that is heartfelt, intimate, and totally outrageous !" - Scott Marcano, screenwriter of Bio-Dome and Sanitarium.
“CARBON reads like an H.P. Lovecraft-influenced Robert E. Howard yarn updated for the age of mountain top removal and hydrofracking. There is a message here, and Boyd and Guedes deliver it with a mother lode of action and horror.”- Bob Calhoun, author of “Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay and Conflict on the Expo Floor”
“Faith can be a cruel mistress. Faith in our community, our employers, our churches and our leaders. Faith in ourselves especially. And while in these uncertain times having faith in others can be difficult, the talent displayed by the creative team here in a tale of very topical concerns is beyond any shadow of doubt. CARBON is explicitly for those who want to believe.” - Dave Elliott, Co-Founder/Co-Owner of ATOMEKA Press
“Carbon is outstanding. A great fantasy adventure wrapped in a tale of greed and corruption gone haywire. Highly recommended.” - Adam Hamdy, Writer/Filmmaker, The Hunter, Pulp
“Filmmakers, scholars, poets, authors, photographers, musicians and visual artists have used their skills to explore what mountaintop removal coal mining does to mountain communities and our life support system (water, land, air). Boyd’s pulse-quickening Carbon is the first creative work in the graphic novel medium to tackle this subject and it will inspire an entirely new audience to join the movement to end mountaintop removal.” - Vivian Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
“This gorgeously illustrated, testosterone-torqued ride does nothing less than chronicle the history of time from Genesis to Revelation. Boyd exposes the symbiotic relationship between humans and the coal that may keep furnaces burning, create jobs, and fill corporate coffers, but it could ultimately cost us not only the Garden, but our very souls.” - Marie Manilla, author of “Shrapnel” and “The Patron Saint of Ugly”
What if there really was a Garden of Eden - a place with a history before the first people we know of? A civilization cursed and banished underground for breaking their own commandment to live in balance with the Earth. When an evil coal baron discovers that the "sacred" carbon buried in the Appalachian Mountains can burn forever, he will sacrifice the land and the people to extract the full deposit. However when he awakens and releases a hell the surface world cannot imagine, the only thing that stands in the way of this ecological disaster, is a disgraced ex-pro baseball pitcher and a community of courageous coal miners.
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