As for turning over the writing to others, Boyd said that also wasn't difficult.
"The creator of a TV series doesn't write all of the episodes," he said. "They create a 'show bible' that writers work from. I created some very strict guidelines - not that many - that writers can read and then pitch me their ideas."
As for finding artists, Boyd learned there are many in other countries.
A friend helped point him in the direction of an international website and he sent out a query.
"And my computer lit up. It took a full day to narrow the queries to 20," he said.
Boyd credits West Virginia State for supporting his efforts and said he'll continue to involve students as long as he's doing this.
Danny Boyd the comic master is having a blast.
"It feels like it did 20 years ago when I really loved filmmaking," he said. "I fell out of love making films - I'd rather help other people do theirs.
"I have boxes of scripts I never got to make. What I've found with maturity is that some were not good enough to make films, but they could make a good eight, 10-page graphic novel."
Boyd's publisher has encouraged him to keep the "Chillers" material coming. Meantime, he hopes it also will latch on to another idea - which he describes as an "epic coal mine fantasy horror thing."
"Carbon" started as a film, but Boyd decided it also would be best done as a graphic novel.
"It's in the publisher's hands," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
FYI: Danny Boyd will sign copies of his newest graphic novel anthology from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Taylor Books and from noon to 5 p.m. May 4 at Lost Legion Comics in South Charleston.