088: NYCC 2018 Special #2

November 10, 2018

This week I’m playing catch up so I’ve got my first batch of interviews from New York Comic Con for you.  I did six altogether and I’m breaking them up into two episodes. This first batch includes Sanford Greene and David F. Walker from Bitter Root, then Christofer Emgard, the writer of The Whispering Dark, and finally, Evan Dorkin, Veronica Fish, and Andy Fish from Blackwood. I’ll interject in between each interview to give some additional specifics.

Bitter Root #1 is scheduled for release on November 14th from Image Comics.  The Whispering Dark #1 is out now from Dark Horse Comics and the second issue is due out on November 21st.  Finally, Blackwood's single issues are available now from Dark Horse Comics and a trade paperback collecting the series is scheduled for December 12th.

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087: Felipe Cagno

November 3, 2018

It’s been a little while, huh?  I know it’s weird for a horror-themed podcast to go on hiatus in October, but here’s what happened, guys.  New York Comic Con screwed up my schedule big time. It happened to fall at a time that I had no other interviews lined up so it was a perfect storm of sorts.  I’ve just recently dug myself out of that hole and I’m getting back into the swing of things.

So, on with the show!  This week’s guest is Felipe Cagno, the writer of The Few & Cursed, which he describes as “Buffy meets Mad Max in the Wild West.”  Felipe is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of the 5th issue of the series. He’s had a lot of success on the platform and I pick his brain about that, the creation of the book, and more.  He also shares a pretty awesome story about his introduction to the horror genre.

There’s still time to get in on The Few & Cursed Kickstarter campaign and if you’re just getting into this series, there are catch-up tiers as well.  Felipe can be found online on Facebook and Instagram as Felipe Cagno.

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086: Dave Dwonch

October 5, 2018

This week I had an awesome chat with writer Dave Dwonch.  His work includes Prom of the Dead and the new webcomic, Mind Palace, which creates a singular universe of all of Bryan Fuller’s TV creations, including Hannibal.  Dave has an abundance of stories and we just scratch the surface in this conversation. I definitely want to get him back on the show to talk some more.

Dave can be found online at OutOfMind.co.  You can find Mind Palace at MindPalaceComic.com and you can purchase Prom of the Dead at BehomethComics.us.  

In other news, past guest Mike Garley has returned to Kickstarter for a one-shot digital comic called Our Final Halloween.  At the time of this recording, he’s only a few days in with over 100 backers and about halfway to the funding goal.

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085: Laszlo Tamasfi

September 28, 2018

This week I spoke with Laszlo Tomasfi, the writer of the anthology webcomic The Observatory, soon to be collected with some all-new material from Caliber Comics.  Laszlo is a long time listener of the show and has been breaking into the comic industry with a number of one-page horror stories. They’re all collected in this new book called Caliber Presents: Volume 4 - The Observatory, due out on November 28th.

In related news, my audio troubles never cease.  Something happened halfway through this recording where my audio completely dropped out.  Laszlo’s is fine, but mine vanished. I did my best to recreate the conversation, but it’s going to sound a little weird.  My apologies. If you have any suggestions on how I might combat these issues, I’m all ears. Hit me up at JFerguson@horrortalk.com.

Laszlo can be found online at his official site LaszloTamasfi.com and on Twitter as @LTamasfi.  

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084: Michael Hague

September 21, 2018

This week’s guest is writer / artist Michael Hague.  He recently created an incredible adaptation / continuation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula called Mammon, currently available from Dark Horse Comics.  Hague’s artwork is something completely unique that you won’t find anywhere else on comic shelves today. It’s a very interesting story with a number of unexpected twists and turns.  Plus, there are monkey ninjas in it.

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083: Drew Edwards & Paulo Hernandez

September 14, 2018

This week’s guests are Drew Edwards and Paulo Hernandez.  Drew is the creator and writer of Halloween Man, a long-running horror webcomic.  Paulo is one of the artists on the new Halloween Man anthology comic Bat City Special, currently on Indiegogo.  This comic serves as a spooky love letter to the city of Austin, Texas and it’s clear from speaking to these two creators that they care deeply for that town.

There’s still plenty of time to back the Indiegogo campaign.  Rewards include numerous Halloween Man comics as well as original artwork, comissions, t-shirts, and more.

More information can be found at HalloweenMan.com.  Drew can be found online on Instagram as @Drew_Halloween.  He’s also one of the hosts of the Castle of Horror podcast.  Paulo can be found at his official site, FiveLineGraphics.net.

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082: Ben Grisanti #2

September 7, 2018

Ben Grisanti returns!  He was last on the show to talk about Polybius Dreams, his ‘80s horror comic with a haunted video game.  This time around, Ben has a new creepy one-shot called Secret Santas that could very well become a new holiday tradition...just not one you’ll share with your kids.

Ben is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of Secret Santas.  It’s well worth checking out.

You can find more about Ben’s work at HypnoticDogComics.com.  Ben can also be found on Twitter as @BenGrisanti.

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081: Tom Ward

August 31, 2018

This week’s guest is Tom Ward, the writer of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman.  This indie darling follows the fictional adventures of the real life Elephantman diving into the supernatural and the occult.  The character has even had a crossover with another indie character, Dr. Crowe.

Tom is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of issues #7 and #8.  You can check out the entire first issue for free before backing the campaign.

Tom can be found online on Twitter as @HighBrowTrash.

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Interlude 2: If You Watch This, I’ll Read That #1

August 24, 2018

Due to a scheduling snafu, I don’t have a guest this week.  I’ve got a few horror comics creators lined up for the next batch of episodes, but this ended up being an off week.  Don’t worry though. I’m prepared for this. This has happened once before in between episodes 25 and 26 where I played the introduction episode of the first, but lost HorrorTalk podcast, If You Watch This, I’ll Read That.

If you haven’t listened to that episode, here’s a quick recap.  The show is hosted by myself and my editor Steve Pattee. The idea is that I don’t watch a ton of horror movies and Steve doesn’t read a ton of horror comics so he’d give me a movie to watch and I’d give him a comic to read.  Then we’d come back and talk about it. This is the first discussion episode where I watched The Exorcist for the first time ever and Steve read one of my all-time favorite horror comics, Colder. This was recorded a few years ago, back when Colder was only a single mini-series.  Now it’s a trilogy.

We recorded four episodes of If You Watch This, I’ll Read That over the course of several months.  These never made it out into the world because we couldn’t quite get on a more routine schedule. I intend to launch a Patreon for Funny Book Splatter by the end of the year and this show is one of the goals I’ve outlined.  I want to try and carve out at least one a month. So, if you like the show, please let me know. I can be reached via email at JFerguson@horrortalk.com and on Twitter as @JamesFerguson.  I would love to hear what you think.

We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.

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080: Zack Kaplan

August 17, 2018

This week’s guest is writer Zack Kaplan, the writer of Lost City Explorers, Port of Earth, and the reason I wanted to talk to him on this show, Eclipse.  This is an awesome horror / sci-fi comic where the sun is the villain. If you step foot into daylight, your flesh will melt instantly. As a fair-skinned individual, I’ve always know the sun was up to no good.  

You can get the first two trade paperbacks of Eclipse now, which collect the first 8 issues.  Eclipse #9, which kicks off the penultimate story arc, just came out a couple weeks ago.

Zack can be found online at his official site, ZackKaps.com and on Twitter as @zackkaps.

Quick note on this episode.  Somewhere in the middle my voice gets way deeper and I sound really weird.  I have no idea what happened. Maybe I hit puberty during the interview. In any case, I did my best to clean up the audio, but it still sounds a little funny.  

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