067: James Powell

May 18, 2018

This week’s guest is James Powell, the writer of House of Fear, an all-ages horror anthology comic.  There are three issues of House of Fear out now, each dealing with different horrors, including Lovecraftian creatures, haunted houses, and...snowmen.  I assure you, they’re all pretty creepy, although not scary enough to give your kid nightmares. James has found a nice sweet spot.

Quick note on this episode.  James mentions plans for an upcoming Kickstarter.  Those have changed a bit since the time of this recording, but suffice it to say that there is more House of Fear coming in the near future.  

James was kind enough to set up a special offer for Funny Book Splatter listeners.  If you go to Ten31Publishing.com/Funny-Book-Splatter and sign up for his newsletter, you’ll receive digital copies of all three current House of Fear comics.  I can speak from experience in saying James’ newsletter is pretty solid. Most recently he offered a sneak peek into an upcoming issue so it’s well worth checking out.

More information about House of Fear can be found online at the official website, Ten31Publishing.com, on Twitter @Ten31Publishing, or at Facebook.com/ten31publishing.  

In other news, you may have seen the headlines that Infidel from last week’s guests, Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell is heading to the big screen.  Michael Sugar and TriStar will adapt the series into a film. This is great news for horror fans. As excited as I am to see how Infidel wraps up, I’m just as interested to see how it will look as a movie.  Congrats guys!

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066: Pornsak Pichetshote & Aaron Campbell

May 11, 2018

This week I’m happy to welcome Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, the writer and artist of Infidel from Image Comics.  I was really excited to speak with these two as Infidel has been an awesome read so far. It’s easily one of the best horror comics in 2018.  

The first two issues of Infidel are available now and issue #3 drops on Wednesday, May 16th.

Pornsak can be found on Twitter @real_pornsak and Aaron can be found on Twitter @olmancampbell.

In other news, early guest Cody Andrew Sousa has taken to Kickstarter to fund the release of the Croak trade paperback.  This was one of my favorite horror comics of 2016 so you can bet that I was quick to back this campaign.

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065: Andy Conduit-Turner

May 4, 2018

This week’s guest is Andy Conduit-Turner, the writer of the Horde Comics Anthology.  Andy recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the first volume which collects five stories featuring demons, monsters, and good old-fashioned murderers.  

You can follow along with Horde Comics on Twitter as @HordeComics.  Andy can be found on Twitter as @SuperAndyT83.

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064: Michael R. Martin #2

April 27, 2018

I’ve got my second return guest this week with Michael R. Martin, the writer of the incredible vampire comic, Blood & Dust.  Michael was one of the first guests on the show, appearing way back in episode #9. Since then, he’s successfully funded the second volume of Blood & Dust on Kickstarter and he’s working on the next volume now.  The book is a crazy new take on the vampire mythos and it is some great stuff.

You can buy both volumes of Blood & Dust at the official site, BloodAndDustComic.com.  If you want to try the comic out first, sign up for Michael’s newsletter at the same site and you’ll get a PDF of the first issue for free.  You can also find Michael online on Facebook at Facebook.com/BloodAndDustComic or on Twitter @BloodAndDust.

In other news, former guest Ryan K. Lindsay has a Kickstarter campaign running for the digital omnibus of Headspace.  The series is a great read and follows a sheriff trapped inside the mind of a killer. The book is over 200 pages with bonus content and you can get it for as low as 5 Australian dollars.  Past guest Joseph Oliveira is also back on Kickstarter to fund the release of Ghost Island #3. This is the series described as Jurassic Park but with ghosts. I’m definitely looking forward to where this comic goes next.

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063: Dave Scheidt & Scoot McMahon

April 20, 2018

This week’s guests are Dave Scheidt and Scoot McMahon, the creative team behind Wrapped Up from Lion Forge Comics.  I caught up with them briefly during New York Comic Con last year and I’ve been eager to speak to them at length on the show.  Wrapped Up is a super fun, all-ages comic about a mummy kid named Milo and the wacky adventures he gets into involving pizza, vampires, pizza, gorillas, pizza, witches, and did I mention pizza?  

The first volume of Wrapped Up is available at your local comic shop, collecting the first five issues, plus the free Halloween ComicFest story.  It will be available at book stores and Amazon on May 1st. Wrapped Up #6 also dropped this week. While there are some elements that pop up sequentially, this is a comic you can jump into with any issue.  There are tons of laugh-out-loud moments that work for both kids and adults so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Dave can be found online on Twitter at @DaveScheidt.  Scoot can be found on Twitter at @scootcomics.

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062: Clay Mcleod Chapman

April 13, 2018

This week’s guest is Clay Mcleod Chapman, the writer of Lazaretto from BOOM! Studios.  This was hands down, one of the creepiest books I’ve read in the past year. It’s the kind of comic that will have you washing your hands afterward and for good reason.  The series ran for five issues and you may be able to find them at your local comic shop. The trade paperback isn’t out for a bit, but you can definitely pick up digital copies of the single issues on ComiXology or Kindle.  This one comes highly recommended, folks.

Clay can be found online at his official website, ClayMcLeodChapman.com.

In other news, early Funny Book Splatter guest, John Lees is back on Kickstarter with the first volume of Sink from ComixTribe.  This collects the first five issues of the series including some extra material. It’s available in both a softcover and limited edition hardcover.  I backed this thing as soon as I saw it was launched and I strongly urge you to do the same. ComixTribe always overdelivers on their Kickstarters and they have some special giveaways planned for this very short campaign.

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061: Denis St. John

April 6, 2018

This week’s guest is writer / artist Denis St. John.  He has a collection of assorted spooky stories available now called The Land of Many Monsters: And Many More Monster Tails.  It features creatures of all shapes and sizes including fishmen, werewolves, and dinosaurs. It was really fun talking to Denis because you can tell he loves what he’s doing.  It shows on the page too.

Denis can be found online at his official website, DenisComix.com, on Twitter @DenisComix, on Instagram @DenisSaintComix, and on Patreon at Patreon.com/DenisStJohn.  The Land of Many Monsters is available on Amazon right now.

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060: Jen Vaughn

March 30, 2018

This week’s guest is Jen Vaughn, the writer of Goosebumps: Download and Die from IDW Publishing.  I had previously spoken with Chris Fenoglio, the artist of the last Goosebumps series. This one is an entirely new tale and it’s off to a pretty great start.  It’s a fun all-ages story that works for adults and kids alike. If you’ve listened to this show, you’ll know how much of an influence Goosebumps is on an entire generation of horror creators so I’m so excited to see it return and in comic book form.

Jen can be found online on Twitter as @TheJenya.

The first issue of Goosebumps: Download and Die is available now at your local comic shop and digitally through ComiXology and Amazon Kindle.  

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059: Matt Miner #2

March 23, 2018

This week I’ve got my first return guest, Matt Miner.  I had previously spoken with him about his work on Gwar: Orgasmageddon and This Nightmare Kills Fascists.  This time around, Matt’s here to talk about his new slasher comic, Poser, available now from Waxwork Comics.  It’s a unique comic in that it comes with its own soundtrack on vinyl which really adds to the overall experience.  

Poser #1 is currently available exclusively through Waxwork Comics.  The trade paperbacks of Gwar: Orgasmageddon and This Nightmare Kills Fascists are available now.  Both are definitely worthy checking out.

Matt can be found online on Twitter at @MattMinerXVX.  

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058: Nevin Arnold

March 16, 2018

This week’s guest is writer / artist, Nevin Arnold, the creator of Monsterella.  Nevin is currently using Kickstarter to fund the release of the second issue of Monsterella, an anthology comic in the vein of classic Vampirella and 2000 AD.  He’s already far surpassed his funding goal and he’s plowing through stretch goals.

We recorded this on the day the Kickstarter campaign launched. You’ll still have some time to back the project after hearing this.  I backed it myself.

Nevin can be found online at Monsterella.ca and at Facebook.com/HangmanComics.

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