054: Chris Fenoglio

February 16, 2018

This week’s guest is Chris Fenoglio, the artist of Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight from IDW Publishing.  If you’ve listened to more than one episode of Funny Book Splatter, you’ll know how much of an influence Goosebumps was on the current generation of horror comics creators.  This series is pretty great and captures that flare that made the original young adult novels so great.  

You can pick up all three issues of Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight at your local comic shop or digitally through ComiXology and Amazon Kindle.  The trade paperback collection is scheduled for release on March 28th.  Chris can be found online on Twitter and Instagram as @ChrisFenoglio.

In Kickstarter news, past guest, Joseph Oliveira just launched a campaign for a new anthology comic called Folk Tales of the Cryptids.  I got an advanced look at it and it’s pretty creepy stuff so definitely check it out.  

In other news, my other podcast, Raging Nerdon has returned from a brief hiatus.  Join me and co-host BJ Boothe as we talk about the latest comic book movie trailers and Stan Lee’s genitals.  Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.

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053: Will Allred

February 9, 2018

This week’s guest is Will Allred, the writer of the vampire comic, Diary of Night.  Will is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of the first volume of the book.  It’s got an interesting take on the vampire mythos, grounding it in the present day.  He’s also added some fun backmatter that shows the character’s journey throughout history.  I’ve backed the campaign myself and I encourage you to do the same.

If you want to try out Diary of Night before backing the Kickstarter campaign, you can read the first issue for free by signing up for Will’s newsletter at DiaryOfNight.com or WillAllred.com.  Will can also be found online on Twitter as @wallred.  You can follow along with Diary of Night at Facebook.com/DiaryOfNight.

In other news, I’ve been catching up with a few Loot Crate unboxing videos on HorrorTalk.  Be sure to check them out under the HorrorTalk TV banner on the site or on our YouTube channel.  I do these with my kids and half of the video is spent trying to wrangle them in.  They’re always a lot of fun.

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052: Simon Birks

February 2, 2018

First off, sorry for the delay in getting this episode live.  This week kind of got away from me.  Don’t worry.  The show is not going anywhere and I already have the next few episodes recorded.  Of course, my first real delay comes in episode #52, representing a full year of podcasting here.  Well, that’s embarrassing.  Thank you to all who have listened to the show and spread it around.  It is truly appreciated.

This week’s guest is Simon Birks, the writer of Sinners, Hexes, and Gone.  He’s currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of Sinners: Volume 1.  I’ve backed a number of Simon’s Kickstarter campaigns, including this one.  He always delivers and the books are pretty solid.  We talk about how he got into comics from another medium, his Kickstarter process, and more.

If you want to check out some of Simon’s work, you can get digital copies of the first issues for Hexes, Sinners, and Gone by signing up for his email newsletter at BlueFoxComics.com/giveaway.  You can find more of his work at BlueFoxComics.com and at BlueFoxComics on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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051: Joel Rose

January 26, 2018

This week’s guest is Joel Rose, the co-writer of Hungry Ghosts, a new anthology series debuting on January 31st from Dark Horse Comics and Berger Books.  Joel wrote the comic with Anthony Bourdain.  It features a Japanese tradition where samurai would light 100 candles and tell scary stories to each other, hoping demons and spirits don’t kill them throughout the night.  

Joel can be found online at JoelRoseBooks.com.

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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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