090: Ben Kahn #2

January 3, 2019

This week is the return of writer, Ben Kahn.  I last spoke with him way back in episode #25 when he was just starting his new series, Heavenly Blues with Scout Comics.  That six-issue series has now completed and has not only been collected in a trade paperback, available now, but has been optioned as a feature film, so there’s some pretty exciting times ahead for Ben.

Ben can be found online at his official site, BenKahnComics.com and on Twitter as @BenTheKahn.  

In other news, 2018 has wrapped up and I have shared my list of the top 10 horror comics of the year.  Be sure to check it out over at HorrorTalk.com. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to a number of the creators whose work is highlighted in the best of the bloodiest on this show.

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089: NYCC 2018 Special #2

December 20, 2018

Yes, I’m still playing catch up.  The last few months of 2018 have been insane.  I’m aiming to get into more of a regular schedule with next year.  Anyway, here’s the second half of my New York Comic Con interviews.  There are three here for you, all of which have books out now from Image Comics.  First up is Joe Casey with MCMLXXV, then Gisele Lagace with Exorsisters, and then Ryan Cady for Infinite Dark.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end because I asked a bunch of creators what classic Disney movie they’d like to see reimagined as a horror movie.  I collected the responses at the end of the episode.

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088: NYCC 2018 Special #1

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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