Hi, I recently purchased a box of comics and one of them is a sealed issue of human remains with a signed print. I believe this print is likely the image you posted 2 years ago. I hate to bother you like this, but I'm a bit stumped on how to find any information on this comic and your post here has been the only mention i have even found on this comic having a limited print run. I was hoping you might have some information on this comic that you might be willing to share. Please and thank you.
Hello - I’m unsure of what you would like to know, so I’ll try to tell you everything I can and hope the answers are in here somewhere.
Human Remains was a one-shot comic with a self-contained story published in June 1994 by Michel Vrana's Black Eye Productions in Ontario, Canada. It was written by Darren Raye with art by Sean Scoffield (co-founder of Toronto’s famous comics store The Beguiling). The two also collaborated previously on the short comic ‘The Brain of JFK’ in Caliber Presents #22 from 1991.
The original solicitation copy read “Human Remains is an intricate and poetic piece about decision, regret, and looking to the future. This first full-length work - a complete single issue story - by writer Darren Raye and artist Sean Scoffield is sure to strike a chord with anyone who has ever dwelled on the past, or wondered about the future.”
The comic has two great blurbs on the back cover: ”Human Remains is intriguing and very beautiful” - Neil Gaiman, Sandman "Strange and sophisticated, with a distinctly European flavour. Literate and beautifully crafted." - R.G. Taylor, Sandman Mystery Theatre
I don’t know how many copies of the regular edition were printed, but there were 1,000 copies of the Special Edition which came bagged with a 6.5”x10” print signed by both creators (which I featured on my Tumblr here). Both editions had the same cover price of $3.50. Neither edition is particularly difficult to find and I have found several copies of both in 50¢ bins at comic stores and conventions.
The ‘Special Edition’ sticker that is affixed to the comic bag can be removed easily without damaging it. I would recommend you open it up and give it a read. It’s a very interesting and beautiful looking comic reminiscent of Dave McKean’s Cages.
I hope that helps. Thanks for asking. Questions always welcomed. I love this shit.