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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040: Doug Wagner

November 10, 2017

This week’s guest is Doug Wagner, the writer of Plastic, now available in trade paperback from Image Comics.  Plastic is hands down one of my favorite comics of the year.  It features artwork by Daniel Hillyard and colors by Laura Martin.  This is a story about a man named Edwyn who is trying to win back the love of his life, Virginia who has been kidnapped by the mob.  Also, Virginia is a rubber sex doll.  This is a dark humor book covered in blood and it is so much fun.  I cannot recommend it enough.  

Doug can be found online at his official website, ShockNoggin.com and on Twitter at @Doug_Wagner.

Quick update for you on the Kickstarter front.  Past guest, Ryan K. Lindsay has a new Kickstarter campaign for a sci-fi spacesuit noir one-shot called Stain the Seas Scarlet with artist Alex Cormack.  It’s a pretty awesome comic and the entry price is very low so it’s easy to jump right in and enjoy.  

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039: Clay Adams

November 3, 2017

This week’s guest is Clay Adams, the writer of Deadskins, Pregnant Bitches of War, and Red Xmas.  Clay is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to publish the next issue of Red Xmas called O Holy Crap.  It’s a fun horror comedy where Santa Claus goes off the rails.  If you want to check out the entire first issue as well as a preview of the second chapter, sign up to the Fried Comics mailing list at friedcomics.com/free.

Clay can be found online on Twitter at @ClaysEvilTwin.  Fried Comics can be found online at FriedComics.com and at Facebook.com/friedcomics.

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038: Kevin Joseph

October 27, 2017

Well, folks. I’m beginning to think I’m cursed.  I had a great interview with Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona, the creative team behind No. 1 With a Bullet, set for release next week from Image Comics.  When I went to edit the file, I found that my audio was lost, so it was a weird two-thirds of a conversation.  I’m obviously super bummed about this because they were both awesome guests.  I’m determined to get them back on the show again soon, perhaps when the trade paperback is released.  In the meantime, you can check out the first issue of No. 1 With a Bullet this Wednesday, November 1st.  It’s a creepy tale about how our use of social media can go horribly wrong.  While you’re at it, if you haven’t already, please check out their previous book, Goners, which is one of my favorites in recent years.

Fortunately, I have some other interviews lined up so I am just going to adjust the schedule a little.  This week’s guest is now Kevin Joseph, the writer of Tart, a supernatural time-traveling detective comic.  Kevin is currently crowdfunding the release of Tart #6, illustrated by Karl Moline.  The Kickstarter campaign has already met its funding goal and is plowing through stretch goals.  Kevin also has a new one-shot coming out soon from Source Point Press called Morte.  It’s a gripping tale of the last man on earth told almost entirely without dialogue.  There’s literally one word in it.  

Kevin can be found online at KechalComics.com and on Twitter at @bnokj.  Be sure to sign up to his newsletter at KechalComics.com/freecomics and you’ll get five free books, including the first three issues of Tart.  

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037: Mina Elwell

October 20, 2017

This week’s guest is Mina Elwell, the writer of InferNoct, a new series from Scout Comics that just debuted this week.  It’s a moody, Lovecraftian mini-series that really gets under your skin.  The comic follows Sam, a young girl starting a new job as an in-house nurse for an elderly man.  Things start out a little weird at first and only get stranger as the comic goes on, leading to some pretty crazy reveals in the first issue alone.  

Mina can be found online on Twitter at @MinaElwell.  InferNoct can be found on Twitter at @InferNoct_Comic and on Facebook and Instagram at @Infernoct.

This week’s episode is also brought to you by Mutiny, the new horror film that follows Christina, a young reporter who struggles with anxiety, that discovers a virus that causes the infected to harm themselves in violent, and sometimes fatal ways. As Christina's boss pressures her to scrap the story, she starts to see signs of the virus all around her. Now, she must decide whether the real danger is out there or in her mind. If you're into body horror and social satire, this is the movie for you.  Plus, if you’re a fan of The Kill Screen from previous Funny Book Splatter guest, Mike Garley, this will be right up your alley.  I love how the wonders of modern technology have led to a whole new breed of horror story.

The crowdfunding campaign for Mutiny launches today (October 20th), where your contribution can get you exclusive content, a pre-screening of the film, and even a walk on role on set! Join Mutiny on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @MutinyTheFilm to find out how you can get involved and help bring this project to life.  

In other news, a quick update for you.  My very first Funny Book Splatter guest, Dirk Manning has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tales of Mr. Rhee: Volume 4. Everything Burns.  The campaign met its funding goal in under four hours and is already plowing through stretch goals.  Dirk always overdelivers on his Kickstarter campaigns including extra comics, prints, and more.  In other news, Heavenly Blues from previous guest Ben Kahn has been optioned by 51 Minds to be turned into a feature film.  As a reminder, Heavenly Blues is basically Ocean’s Eleven in Hell.  This is some great news for Ben and I can’t wait to see how the movie turns out.  

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036: NYCC Special

October 13, 2017

Well folks, my guest this week was supposed to be writer David Gallaher.  We had a fantastic chat about his comic, High Moon, a supernatural western starring a werewolf.  Unfortunately, when I went to edit the interview, half of the audio was crazy corrupted. This is really unfortunate, because David is a great guy and we had a super fun chat about his book.  The first volume of High Moon is called Bullet Holes and Bite Marks and it debuts on October 17th.  It features amazing artwork by Steve Ellis, who draws monsters like no other.  High Moon is a trilogy and the second volume is set for release in May 2018.  

So, what am I to do without a guest this week?  Well, I did attend New York Comic Con last week and I did a few interviews from the show floor.  I was planning on dropping these as smaller bonus episodes throughout the next couple weeks, but instead, I’m putting them all in here.  There are three total.  

First is Dave Scheidt and Scoot McMahon, the creators of a new all ages horror comic called Wrapped Up from Lion Forge Comics.  The first issue came out this week and it’s really fun.  It follows a mummy named Milo as he gets into all kinds of spooky misadventures.  If you want a peek at the comic, there will be a special free issue available for Halloween ComicFest at the end of the month at participating comic shops.

The second interview is with writers Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer.  Their book, Calla Cthulhu is a coming-of-age adventure story currently available from Dark Horse Comics.

The third and final interview is with Jamie Madrox and Monoxide, otherwise known as Twiztid.  They were on hand as they’re starring in a new one-shot comic called Haunted High-Ons from Source Point Press.  The book is written by Dirk Manning and illustrated by Marianna Pescosta and Alessandro De Fornasari.  It debuted at the show and is currently available at the Twiztid Shop and the Source Point Press site.

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035: R. Thomas Favino

October 6, 2017

This week’s guest is R. Thomas Favino, the writer of Voodoo Detective, a new breed of supernatural detective.  The oversized first issue is currently on Kickstarter and features four separate stories, each building to a larger overall arc.  I’ve had a chance to check it out already and it’s pretty cool.  It’s a nice blend of horror and pulp that makes its way through the South.

R. Thomas can be found online on Twitter at @RThomasFavino and Voodoo Detective can be found at Facebook.com/VoodooDetective.

In other news, October is a huge month for horror comics and I’ve got quite a few updates for you.  Ben Grisanti is back on Kickstarter for issue #2 of Polybius Dreams, the series about a small town driven to chaos by a haunted arcade game in the 1980s. Phillip Sevy and Drew Zucker have completed their awesome digital series, The House and have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to release a collected edition.  Finally, Michael R. Martin has also just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the second volume of the vampire series, Blood & Dust: Glenny Family Values.  As always, I’ve personally backed these projects myself.  I encourage you to do the same as these are some pretty awesome books right here.

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