My current project is creating a comic series titled The Eye Collector.

After Nathan Ballantyne is told to go to bed “because the Sandman is coming,” a strange man visits the house, visits his father, visits his dreams. This man wants something from Nathan, for the Sandman wants something from all children. Their eyes.

The Eye Collector is (very, very loosely) based on an old short story by ETA Hoffmann, “Der Sandmann” (1816). This is the story that inspired Sigmund Freud to develop his concept of “The Uncanny.”

It’s a classic of horror literature and I am distorting it in truly strange ways that I think you’ll enjoy.


Created by Jonathan Ball & GMB Chomichuk

Written by Jonathan Ball

Artwork by GMB Chomichuk

Lettering by Lyndon Radchenka