PEI’s Sandstone comics are making their first foray into the horror genre with the release of Dark|Sanctuary, a collaboration between writer D.A. Stewart and artist Sandy Carruthers.
Dark|Sanctuary tells the story of teenage runaway Cassie who finds a secret society online offering shelter to runaways like herself. With her father on her trail, Cassie soon discovers that the seemingly benevolent force behind Sanctuary masks an ancient—and deadly—evil.
Carruthers is well known in comic book circles as the original illustrator of the Men in Black comics, and Stewart has been a contributor to The Buzz from its first issue in 1995 though to 2020. In March of this year, Stewart released Monster Man: Tales of the Uncanny by Dave Stewart, his first collection of short horror stories.
Sandstone Comics, an indie publisher, was established in 2019, and is operated by Sandy Carruthers and Robert Doan. Their roster includes Sandstone Comics Presents, featuring the work of Carruthers, Doan, and original co-founder Gregory Webster, Doan’s Indestructible, Carruthers’ Century Man, Brad Seymours’ Glory Bound, and now, Dark|Sanctuary.
Dark|Sanctuary, as well as the other titles in Sandstone Comics’ line, can be purchased at sandstonecomics.com and at local comic shops.