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Hey kids! NOW is the time if you’d like to help support our new graphic novel, ‘Obscura: Collected Edition’! We are 9% away from the finish line and we’d be forever in your debt if you help us get there! Click here to help out and get amazing rewards!

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Hey kids,

Just thought I’d let you all know that the ‘Obscura: Collected Edition’ Kickstarter is LIVE right now! Our campaign is currently 67% funded! I hope you’ll consider backing us and spreading the word, this is without a doubt the pinnacle of our work here at Fifth Dimension Comics. You will NOT REGRET it! Thank you for supporting independent comics!!!

Collects Obscura # 1-4.


Hey everyone, did ya hear? The Kickstarter for our new graphic novel, Chewler is live! Go get some!!

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Hello Heathens!

A while back, artist Shannon Gretzon (The Disgruntled Avenger, Completely Inaccurate) and myself (David M. Brown, ‘The Wisdom of Fools, Obscura’) decided to come together and create something that we both feel akin to…something odd…something insane. Half out of a dream and half out of imagination, ‘Chewler’ was born!

The Kickstarter for the graphic novel of ‘Chewler’ is just about ready to unleash itself upon an unsuspecting world! So if you’re in the mood for a balls out insane adventure involving clones, bots, tentacle monsters, skinheads, cats named Curly and a freeze dried Hitler, you’ll want to keep any eye on this very space. When the Kickstarter goes live, I’ll post up a link here!

Of course you can keep up with us on Twitter and get updates as they happen!

Sneak Peek at Plague Doktor + Chat With Creators

Interview by: Ari CarrBijvitKCAAAbpdr

As I’ve already mentioned in the previous blog, we here at Fifth Dimensions have a lot of awesome stuff coming your way this year. With more web comics, new features and more titles than last year on the way, I chatted to head honcho David M Brown, writer of new comic Plague Doktor (set to hit later this year) and artist Dennis Coyle III about their new project…

AC: What can you tell us about Plague Doktor? What’s it about?

DB: Without giving too much away…Plague Doktor takes place in the 13th century during the ‘Black Death’ plague. It’s essentially the story of a young man named Nils and his struggle to understand his lot in life. He’s a traveling plague doktor who moves from town to town attempting to ease the pain of the infected. He continuously encounters a very strange, hideously thin figure that always seems to be one step ahead of him. This is where the story starts.

AC: What sort of story do you hope to tell with Plague Doktor?

DB: Well, when writing Plague Doktor, I was feeling very inspired by an odd mixture of personal experience, mythology, history and the work of David Lynch…ha! I wanted to basically tell a very personal story about moving through life always feeling like the odd man out…always feeling like you were meant to do more with yourself. Going into the writing process with those things in mind, Plague Doktor came out!

AC: David, you say this is your strongest script so far. What makes you say this?

DB: I hope that doesn’t sound too arrogant! It’s true though. Everything I tried seemed to work with this script…from symbolism to foreshadowing, everything just seemed to click. Usually when I reread a script I’ve written after it’s finished, I’ll endlessly pick it apart and hate myself for making this bad decision or that bad decision. That doesn’t happen with Plague Doktor! Every time I read it, I just get more and more excited to release it.

AC: Your stories often contain very dark humor and dark storytelling. Are you using this type of storytelling in Plague Doktor?

DB: Plague Doktor is the epitome of dark and gritty. It’s sort of funny that everything I write is dripping with darkness and death…I’m a nice, happy guy! In short, yes, if you like my past work, you’ll find a lot to love in Plague Doktor. I wouldn’t say there is much in the way of humor in the book…once you read it, you’ll see why humor has no place in the story.

DC: After having read the script numerous times I really can’t pick out much humor in it. That’s not a bad thing at all. I’m fine with just drawing the dark.

AC: What was the experience of creating Plague Doktor like?

DB: Frightening! Like I said, this story is very personal to me in a lot of ways so seeing myself in the characters was a bit scary at times. But you know, at the end of the day, we are making comics and the creative process is always fun. My writing process for Plague Doktor was largely the same as always…lots of research and historical data went into the script.  In addition to that, pouring over layouts and thumbnails with Dennis has been a fuck-ton of fun. He’s a great guy to work with…he really gets the material and is the consummate worker.

AC: What do you hope to bring to Fifth Dimensions with this story?

DB: I hope to add some more depth and diversity to the Fifth Dimension Comics line up with Plague Doktor. It’s my pipe dream to have it be the ‘prequel’ to a series of stories that are coming down the line.

AC: Dennis, what has it been like doing the art for this story? The teaser image looks amazing!

DC: It’s been great so far! David has done an amazing job with the writing and our joint interest in the subject matter makes it all the better. I love the script and I feel the direction I’m pushing it artistically really compliments it. The entire story is thumbnailed and I’m moving into final pages soon.

AC: What sort of style did you have in mind for the creation of Plague Doktor?

DC: I’m taking a heavy cue from noir comics for the bulk of it. I’m borrowing grunge elements and trying to keep the entire thing sort of… warped, just like the contents.

AC: Do you have any plans for a physical copy?

DB: The plan is to hit Kickstarter with it! Readers can expect the same level of quality as we achieved with ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ and if we reach enough funding, hopefully a hardcover!

DC: I think we are looking into options for a physical release sometime around summer.

AC: Lastly, do you have any more teasers for us? What can the readers expect from Plague Doktor?

DB: 5d fans will find a lot to love about Plague Doktor. If you like dark, gritty story telling with incredible art, look no further. Beware the mark of the plague!

DC: I have nothing more to tease just yet, but I will soon. I think readers can expect a dark and morbid tale rife with twisted intentions. Anyone that has enjoyed 5d’s previous work and fans of horror in general should definitely enjoy this.

So there you have it, boys and girls. The new tale from 5D will hit soon, and it’ll be a twisted historical game of cat and mouse, and will feature some jaw-droppingly awesome art by Dennis Coyle. Watch this space for more information…

As always, please check out what Ari is up to on her excellent blog! and follow her on Twitter: @Ariellalphabet

That’s the link to my dream becoming reality. Sometimes I just stare at it and wonder who out there is contemplating clicking it and pledging towards something so special to me.
We’ve come a long way!

71% funded! You read that correctly! We are 71% of our goal with 19 days to go! I’d like to thank each and every one of you who’ve pledged or helped spread the word, we literally couldn’t do this without you and I WILL make this book worth every penny! I won’t lie, the Kickstarter campaign has been rough on me.  My email is tied to my phone and every time I hear that chime, my heart skips a beat and all I hear in my head is “this could be a backer, this could be a backer, this could be a backer!”

So far, we have 80 backers so my heart is jumping all over the place! I’ll be OK, don’t worry. Even though we’ve come a long way in a short time, we still have a long road in front of us. Never before has 29% seemed such a huge percentage, but that’s what it’s going to take. 

I implore you to give the Kickstarter campaign a look and please pledge what you can for some amazing rewards! We still have some opportunities to be drawn into the book, exclusive prints, original art, commission opportunities and lots more! Fourteen people have worked their asses off to make this book…but it’s up to you to bring it into reality!

Yours in gratitude,


Thanks so much to all of you who have pledged to make ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ a reality! If you’re still on the fence, please give us a look, we’ve got some amazing rewards for you and a few surprises coming up for backers very soon!

So please consider pledging but if you still can’t, sharing the Kickstarter link via your social circles is worth something as well! Again, to all who have pledged, THANK YOU!


The day is finally upon us, our Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ has now gone live! It’s been a long, long road getting to this point! Please consider pledging to support the book, everyone here at 5d Comics is extremely proud of it and we’ve all worked very hard on it. If you can’t afford to pledge, helping spread the word is also appreciated!


Thanks to every single one of you!

Hey everyone!

Just thought I’d let you know that next week, our Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ is scheduled to go live! We’ve got lots of great rewards lined up for you guys and we are all pumped to get this thing going.

We’d really appreciate it if you’d consider pledging to the project! I’ll post the Kickstarter link here when we take the campaign online. Thanks so much for considering pledging…the book is going to be a thing of beauty!

You guys are the best 😉


It’s been a while since we announced that we are putting a book together but we had to be a little vague with the details. We are proud to be able to finally announce all the awesomeness we have cooking! First up, here is a sneak peak at one of our covers for the book! The mighty D.N.S. crafted this beautiful cover and we couldn’t be more happy with it! Remember, there may be additional limited edition variant covers if you’re good.

Next up, I’d like to let you know who is working to make ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ the best indie book you’ve ever seen.

D.N.S. @portless – D.N.S. will be putting in quite a bit of work on the book turning in art for three comics, various art for the prose pieces, pinups and cover art. He is co-founder of 5d Comics and none of this would be possible without him!

Philip Andrew Nolte @PANolte – Philip of inkspot comics has a heavy workload as well. He’ll be writing, lettering, editing and co-designing the book.

Dennis Coyle lll @BrainDivide – Dennis is doing amazing work on a story, pinup and art for a prose piece. His detailed style is the definition of eye candy.

Daniel Horowitz @HorowitzCentral – Daniel is an accomplished writer who is contributing a story or two. His scripts are so well written that they could be enjoyed as stand alone prose pieces. We are honored and privileged to have him on board!

Ally Miller @MrAllyMillar – Ally is a prose writer from London. He penned two short stories for us that blew me away! He is one of those rare writers who seems to have an endless supply of creativity that makes me jealous as a fellow writer.

Priesty @alien18jp – Priesty is an artist who also comes to us from across the pond. I discovered his work via Twitter and was impressed with his art style. I knew I needed to get him to contribute to the book. I asked for something scary and holy shit did he deliver! Just wait until you see what he’s got in store for you. Nightmares will ensue.

Shawn Langley @Shawn_Langley – Shawn is an artist who I’ve admired ever since I discovered his comic,’Earthruler’. I was lucky enough to get him to do a pinup for the project (which can be seen in his etsy store). Shawn turned in an incredible version of ‘The Magician’ which is a tale from the book. It is truly an awesome piece! We will offer prints of it via Kickstarter when the campaign launches.

Erica Crockett @EricaCrockett – – Erica is a prolific writer who is going to be writing a prose piece for the project. The accompanying art will be done by Dennis. She is guaranteed to deliver some darkness that will keep you up at night!

That is the confirmed lineup as of today! There are a few more additions to be announced soon as well. Please check out all these artists and writers, give them some love and keep your eyes open for info on how you can secure a copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ for yourself via Kickstarter!

Also, if you are a sequential artist who would like to possibly join the team, drop me an email at and provide examples of your work. We are looking to put on one more team member.

Thanks for reading!