050: Pat Shand

January 19, 2018

This week’s guest is Pat Shand, the writer of Breathless debuting on March 28th from Black Mask Studios.  It’s a healthcare horror story featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez.  I’ve followed Pat’s work for some time including a ton of great titles over at Zenescope Entertainment like Robyn Hood, Van Helsing, and Hellchild.  Most recently, he’s written a few prose novels for Marvel and has published some creator-owned work through his company Space Between Entertainment, including a horror anthology called Modern Dread.  

Pat can be found online on Twitter and Instagram as @PatShand.  His publishing company, Space Between Entertainment can be found on Twitter @SpaceBetweenEnt, at Facebook.com/SpaceBetweenEnt and on YouTube as Space Between.  You can also check out the Space Between Podcast.

Finally, I’m working on a horror comic myself.  It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for some time and I’ve only recently put pen to paper...or fingers to keyboard.  Whatever. Anyway, by mentioning it here, you can keep me accountable for it to make sure I’m actually going through with it and making this thing.  I’ve also enrolled in the Introduction to Comic Book Writing course at Comics Experience so I’m taking this seriously this year.  I’ll keep you posted on this journey as it continues.  

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049: Eliot Rahal

January 12, 2018

This week I caught up with Eliot Rahal, the writer and originator of Cult Classic, coming soon from Vault Comics.  This is a shared universe of horror stories.  The first one, Return to Whisper debuts on February 28th.  I’ve read the first issue and it is off to a great start.  

Eliot can be found online on Twitter @EliotRahal.

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048: Allison O’Toole

January 5, 2018

This week’s guest is Allison O’Toole, the editor of Wayward Sisters, an upcoming anthology featuring stories about women and non-binary monsters by women and non-binary creators.  Allison successfully funded the book through Kickstarter, nearly doubling the fundraising goal.  She even has a story in the book too.  

Wayward Sisters is currently available for pre-order at waywardsistersanthology.com.  You can also see the full listing of all 25 stories included in the anthology there. You can also find it on Twitter @WSAnthology.  Allison can be found online on Twitter @AllisonMOToole.  

In other news, I completely forgot to mention this last week, but I wrote up my list of the top ten horror comics of 2017 for HorrorTalk.  There were a lot of great titles to choose from so it was tough to narrow it down, but I’m super happy with the list.  You can check it out under the features section on HorrorTalk.com.  

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047: Vita Ayala & Emily Pearson

December 29, 2017

I’ve got a twofer on deck this week!  My guests are Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson, the creative team behind The Wilds, set to debuts on February 28th from Black Mask Studios.  It’s a crazy post-apocalyptic story where a horrifying plague has decimated the human population.  I’ve only seen the first five pages and I’m already hooked.  

If you want to pick up The Wilds, your best bet is to pre-order the book at your local comic shop.  The final order cutoff date is January 8th, so be sure to let your shop know that you want the book before then.  I probably don’t have to tell you this, but pre-orders are super important for comics so tell your shop you want this.

Emily can be found onl on Twitter and Instagram at @emishlyart.  Vita can be found on Twitter @DefinitelyVita.

In other news, did you know that HorrorTalk has been doing a bunch of unboxing videos?  I open up Loot Crate every month with my two kids, who are getting increasingly rowdy and out of control.  My editor, Steve has been recording himself opening every other box lately.  They can all be found on our YouTube channel at YouTube.com/HorrorTalk or at HorrorTalk.com/HorrorTalk-TV

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046: Matthew Erman

December 22, 2017

This week’s guest is Matthew Erman, the writer of Long Lost from Scout Comics.  The comic, illustrated by Lisa Sterle, is described as Stranger Things meets Ghost World.  The first issue is available now and the second issue is set for release on December 27th.  

You can check out a prologue for Long Lost on its official Facebook page at Facebook.com/LongLostComic.  Matthew can be found online on Twitter @MatthewErman. Lisa can be found online on Twitter @LisaSterle.

It’s been awhile since I plugged this, but if you like listening to me ramble on here at Funny Book Splatter, you may be interested in my other podcast, Raging Nerdon where me and co-host BJ Boothe talk about the latest in comic book movies, pop culture, and nerdy parenting.  Check it out on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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045: Frank Martin

December 15, 2017

This week’s guest is Frank Martin, the writer of the anthology series, Modern Testament.  The comic brings creatures and monsters from the Bible into the present day.  All four issues are currently available digitally on ComiXology and in print at InsaneComics.com.  Frank is also a novelist with a number of horror titles under his belt.  

Frank can be found online on Twitter and Instagram at @FrankTheWriter and on Facebook at Facebook.com/frankmartinwriter.  

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044: M.L. Miller

December 8, 2017

This week’s guest is M.L. Miller, the writer of Gravetrancers, set for release on December 13th from Black Mask Studios.  The comic is illustrated by James Whynot and follows two young people out to find their father’s grave.  What they find instead is a bizarre family of grave-robbers and drug dealers.  The drug in question is made from human remains.  It’s a super creepy book and well worth your time.

M.L. Miller can be found online at MLMillerWrites.com and on Twitter @Mark_L_Miller.  He also hosts the podcast Spoiler Alert.  

In other news, GWAR: Orgasmageddon, written by past guest Matt Miner is being collected into a trade paperback by Dynamite Comics in January.  If you missed out on the four-issue mini-series, now is your chance to catch up.  You can pre-order the book from your local comic shop, but act fast as the final order cutoff date is January 15th.  

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043: Megan Rose Gedris

December 1, 2017

This week I had the pleasure to speak with Megan Rose Gedris, the writer, artist, inker, colorist, EVERYTHING of Spectacle from Oni Press.  It’s a supernatural murder mystery series set at a circus.  Spectacle is currently being published as a webcomic which you can read for free at SpectacleComic.com.  If you don’t want to wait, you can pick up complete issues digitally through ComiXology.  The first two issues are available now with issue #3 dropping on December 6th.

Megan can be found online at Rosalarian.com where you can find her other webcomics too.  She’s also on Twitter @Rosalarian.

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042: Jordan Hart

November 24, 2017

This week’s guest is Jordan Hart, the writer of Doppelganger, now available from Alterna Comics.  Doppelganger follows Dennis Zimmann, a timid computer engineer who suddenly meets his exact double.  He’s told he’ll die in 36 hours and if anyone sees the two of them together, they’ll die.  Now he has to stand up for himself for the first time in his life.  

Doppelganger began life as a digital comic and you can buy all four issues on ComiXology right now.  The first issue just hit comic shops this week and it’s only $1.50!  You’ll hear us reference November 29th as the release date a couple times in the episode, but it turns out the release date was moved up a week.  

Jordan can be found online on Twitter at @Jordan_Hart.

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041: Tim Seeley & Stephen Molnar

November 17, 2017

I’ve got a twofer for you this week as my guests are Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar, the creative team behind Imaginary Fiends, debuting on November 22nd from Vertigo.  The comic follows a young woman named Melba who has been in a juvenile detention center for the past six years after brutally murdering her friend.  It turns out she did this because her imaginary friend told her to.  This gets her recruited by a mysterious group within the FBI to handle these Interdimensional Mental Parasites.  The premise of Imaginary Fiends is top notch and it quickly establishes a world of endless storytelling possibilities.  Plus, it’s creepy as Hell.

Tim can be found online on Twitter @HackinTimSeeley.  Stephen doesn’t do social media.

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