The Art of Dark Anna and the Pirates of Kadath by Ethan Slayton

Greetings! Sequential Art Gallery is back in business this month, and we are featuring Ethan Slayton, and his art from the “Dark Anna and the Pirates of Kadath” comic book from Geek in the City Comics for the month of March. The exhibition opens this Thursday, March 3rd, with an artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.


Written by Aaron Duran and illustrated by Slayton, “Dark Anna and the Pirates of Kadath” mixes swashbuckling pirates with Lovecraftian horror in this fictional account about the disappearance of historical pirate Christina Anna Skytte. Slayton’s EC Comics-inspired work provides the perfect atmosphere and action as Dark Anna and her crew make their way through the nightmarish Dreamlands. In addition to “Dark Anna”, Slayton’s exhibit also includes pages from his other sequential art projects, “Immemorial” and “Zebra”, and selected pieces from his RPG work.

Slayton’s love of drawing started young, and stayed with him through his time at the Maine College of Art, and then on to the Joe Kubert School of Illustration and Design. Originally from Vermont, Slayton moved to Portland in 2008, where he continues to draw for comics, RPGs, and his own personal projects. …when he’s not being taunted by his studio cat or spilling ink on his cargo shorts.

Slayton’s exhibit will be up throughout the month of March, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Saturday, April 2nd.