June 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Monster |
The fourth issue of free pdf comic, Temple APA is now available to download. Within its 132 pages are strips, illustrations, previews. a feature on Accent UK and a small press directory, (and yes, I’ve got some stuff in it again too). Go take a look… http://templeapa.ning.com/
I was searching for this tune as I heard it on the radio a few months ago. Found it on YouTube and it just so happens to have a wicked spooky video. Turn it up!
London Elektricity ‘All Hell Is Breaking Loose’
Who better to devote a horror comic to than the grand daddy of the macabre, H.P. Lovercraft himself. The first edition of this interesting looking graphic novel was released in April of this year and has already caused quite a stir. It seems Universal Pictures has snapped up the movie rights to produce The Strange Adventures of H.P.Lovecraft, Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz’s disturbing take on the life of Mr Lovercraft.
Toiling away as a timid and eccentric writer of pulp horror stories, H.P. Lovecraft, is powerless in the world… in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back, mired in a profession that inspires no respect and frozen in the grip of a terrible writer’s block. Until one day when everything changes. Lovecraft comes in contact with an ancient book that passes onto him an insidious curse: whenever he sleeps, his darkest nightmares come true and are loosed on the world. Suddenly, this shy and bumbling writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only man who can ﬁght the wickedness he unleashes. It’s a fantastical revision of the life and work of H.P. Lovecraft, a story in the mold of the classic Universal horror movies. A weird tale indeed.
Looks pretty darn good and anything Lovecraft related has got to be worth a punt. Visit The Strange Adventures of H.P.Lovecraft website for more information.
I’ve mentioned the Eric Bradbury illustrated Cursitor Doom before in this blog, and I’ve really liked the few stories I’ve read, so I’m rather chuffed to learn that a collection of all the stories is out this August from British comics expert Steve Holland’s Bear Alley Books, which will also be publishing The Phantom Patrol, a tale from the early ’60s of British infantrymen transported back through time.
Both books will be limited to print runs of just 300 copies. For more info visit the website…
Some extremely exciting news here for any fans of legendary TV show (I was trying to think how to categorise the program but I couldn’t) The League of Gentlemen. Leaguers Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have been let loose on a new BBC 2 project, the mouth-wateringly titled Psychoville.
A manic clown, a pantomime dwarf and a simpleton serial killer enthusiast are just some of the bizarre characters that will appear in this 7 part series. Undoubtably, as with The League of Gentlemen, the comedy will be a sinister shade of black with some very good belly laughs thrown in as well.
It seems this show will also be heavily supported by various online tie-ins, with website addresses subliminally inserted in to each episode, allowing viewers to explore the back story and sub plots of Psychoville.
Check out the video below for a bit of insight in to what we can expect.
Psychoville starts Thursday 18th June at 10pm on BBC Two.
Being a medical horror comic by Mssrs. Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner
If your looking for an example of excellent artwork and a ripping good yarn then it’s surely worth your time delving in to the world of Witch Doctor.
About Witch Doctor
Vincent Morrow’s fall from grace in the medical world was swift, total, and his own damn fault.
He would’ve ended things that same night if he hadn’t been headhunted into an exciting new career — in the black arts. Then there was the matter of pulling a certain sword out of a certain stone and being declared earth’s destined protector, but he’d rather you didn’t mention that. The obedient path of mystical tradition isn’t the one for Morrow. The Holy Grail made a great sink — it just needed a hole for the plumbing and a rubber stopper in the bottom — and earth’s vampires, zombies and other superfauna are just patients to him, victims of unknown illnesses waiting to be treated.
It’s a sick world. And Dr. Morrow serves it with both hands — one in magic, one in medicine — as earth’s Sorcerer General. Earth’s Witch Doctor.
Witch Doctor has some really great characters that strengthen the storyline. The lead character has an intriguing personality and if you venture on to the Witch Doctor site and read the preview story ‘First Incision’ you will definately leave wanting to know more about the mysterious and intelligent Vincent Morrow.
It seems from their blog they have just lined up a fresh story so scoot on over and get a taste of this great indy comic. You can find out more about this awesome comic and read the first story at the Witch Doctor website
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