Charisma Kills Studios Print Comics

We currently have two comics in print. Kenshin 1281 and Parasomnia. We no longer have any copies of Kenshin 1281 left in the studio, but there are still a few first printings on the shelves at in Covington, LA. Links to those stores are below. Parasomnia, with the exception of three copies of the first printing, is sold out. I'll have these available at events and conventions until they sell out.

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Cover Art and Design: Jessie W Craig

Story and Art: Jessie W Craig

Lettering and Editing: Sherri L Craig

First Printing: Febuary 2015

Kenshin 1281 started off as an assignment for Jessie W Craig's New Media and Animation class. The goal was to create a graphic narrative about, or based during, an historical event.


The result was this short story about a fictional samurai who lost honor by missing the first Mongolian invasion of Japan and regains it during the second invasion in 1281.


The comic features  a classic black and white, cartoon-like style with emphasis on visual narrative and dynamic composition.  Another feature of the comic was the decision to use dialog without speech bubbles. The decision was made as an artistic device to represent the communication gap that existed between the Mongolians and Japanese during that time period.


It was decide that since the comic was done, we would use it as our first physical comic. A crowd funding project was started to help with the cost. After several delays that became valuable learning experiences on publishing comics, Kenshin 1281  is available for sale. See how to get your copy above. The first printing is selling out fast.

Cover Art and Design: Jessie W Craig

Story and Art: Jessie W Craig

Lettering and Editing: It's all in your mind!

First Printing: Febuary 2015

Parasomnia features collaged images and digital effects manipulated into a graphic narrative, with no dialog. The first printing is extremely limited; however, a second printing and more comics created in this style are being planned.

See a short animation of Paraaomnia

featuring the music of C.O.G.

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