April 30th, 2017 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah |

Hallowscream! Nightmarish Ninth Issue Submission Guidelines

by M.I.K.

It’s that time when we at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our freaky free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM, so here are the submission guidelines…

Submissions should be horror orientated and must be weird or spooky to make the final cut.

We are mainly looking for completed comic strips between 1-7 pages in length. Anything already completed is far more likely to make it into the comic.

Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 pages in length.

Eerie illustrations and artwork along with interesting horror/comic articles, scary short stories, petrifying poems or anything just plain creepy will also be considered.

To get an idea of the sort of stuff we’re after, you can download previous issues of Hallowscream here.

If you’re looking to illustrate something, get in contact and we’ll give you details of available scripts to see if anything suits your fancy.

We’ll also consider material previously published elsewhere, as long as the contributors own the copyright.

Completed artwork can be either colour or black and white, and should preferably be A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) 300 dpi jpeg or png.

Submissions can be sent to merjeagles@yahoo.co.uk or ghastlymcnasty@backfromthedepths.co.uk

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.

DEADLINES :

Scripts, articles and text submissions : Monday 31st July 2017

Artwork : Tuesday 17th October 2017

Completed strips : Tuesday 24th October 2017.

The finished issue will be available online as a free pdf by October 31st, with a physical copy becoming available via Lulu.com, shortly afterwards. You can also keep up to date with Hallowscream news via the Facebook Page.

 

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October 31st, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, Graphic Novels & Comics |

Back From The Depths Presents : Hallowscream! 2016 Hallowe’en Special

by M.I.K.

What’s the time, Mr. Wolf? Really? Hallowe’en again already?

The evil eighth edition of the Hallowscream! Hallowe’en Special has arrived! 48 pages packed with peculiar and paranormal perils!

Here Are The Download Links (right click and ‘save as’) :

Lo-res Version (file size = 20.2mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

Hi-res Version (file size = 60.3mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

You can also read the issue online at :      ISSUU

These are the full contents behind the leering loathsome lupine cover by Malcolm Kirk

Page 3 : Beauty  Script by Kim Roberts,  Art by Nathan Walkington, Letters by
Nikki Sherman
Page 9 : God Takes Care of His Own  Script by Tim West, Art by Glenn McPartlin
Page 11 : Jump Fright  Story & Art by Gordon Innes
Page 13 : Terrorvision Guide  by Malcolm Kirk
Page 14 : Real Life Ghost Caught On Camera  Story & Art by BP Johnson
Page 18 : Uncle Jack’s Puzzle Page  by Malcolm Kirk
Page 19 : Endless Love  Script by Chris Redfern, Art by Davy Francis
Page 20 : Killer Weed  Story & Art by Gordon Innes
Page 23 : Rudolph Saves Christmas  Script by Tim West, Art by Carol Kewley
Page 25 : Self Harm  Story by Jason D. Brawn, Art by Glenn McPartlin
Page 27 : Grim Gallery Pin-up  Minotaur by Nicolas Krizan
Page 28 : Tombworld  Story by Paul Penna, Art by Dave Peloe
Page 35 : Warbots  Story & Art by Gordon Innes
Page 36 : The Forest  Story by Troy Vevasis, Art & Letters by Joseba Morales
Page 39 : The Scrying Mirror  Story & Art by Philip Sneyd         
Page 41 : Neighbours From Mars  Story & Art by Gordon Innes 
Page 43 : Claws of The Werewolf  Story & Art by Malcolm Kirk
Page 47 : The Fallen  Written by Paul Bradford, Art by Allen Byrns
…and…      
Page 48 : Back Cover Skull  by Malcolm Kirk

Previous issues of Hallowscream are available to download from
backfromthedepths.co.uk/hallowscream or you can buy real-life monochrome paperback versions from Lulu.comHAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

 

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April 30th, 2016 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blah |

Hallowscream! 2016 Evil Eighth Issue Submission Guidelines!

by M.I.K.

Slightly later than usual, but we at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our freaky free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM, so here are the submission guidelines…

Submissions should be horror orientated and must be weird or spooky to make the final cut.

We are mainly looking for completed comic strips between 1-7 pages in length. Anything already completed is far more likely to make it into the comic.

Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 pages in length.

Eerie illustrations and artwork along with interesting horror/comic articles, scary short stories, petrifying poems or anything just plain creepy will also be considered.

To get an idea of the sort of stuff we’re after, you can download previous issues of Hallowscream here.

If you’re looking to illustrate something, get in contact and we’ll give you details of available scripts to see if anything suits your fancy.

We’ll also consider material previously published elsewhere, as long as the contributors own the copyright.

Completed artwork can be either colour or black and white, and should preferably be A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) 300 dpi jpeg or png.

Submissions can be sent to merjeagles@yahoo.co.uk or ghastlymcnasty@backfromthedepths.co.uk

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.

DEADLINES :


Scripts, articles and text submissions : Sunday 31st July 2016

Artwork : Monday 17th October 2016

Completed strips : Monday 24th October 2016.

The finished issue will be available online as a free pdf by October 31st, with a physical copy becoming available via Lulu.com, shortly afterwards. You can also keep up to date with Hallowscream news via the Facebook Page.

 

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December 17th, 2015 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah |

:DRYVRS Ep. 1 : “Just Me In The House By Myself”

by M.I.K.

Merry Christmas.

 

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October 31st, 2015 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blah |

Back From The Depths Presents : Hallowscream! Hallowe’en Special 2015

by M.I.K.

Mandrake root and zombie’s spleen, it’s time once more for Hallowscream!
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The 2015 Hallowscream! Hallowe’en Special is here! A free 56 page feast of fear and phantasmagoria in pdf horror comic form! Yummy!

Here Are The Download Links (right click and ‘save as’) :

Lo-res Version (file size = 24.3mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

Hi-res Version (file size = 89.1mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

You can also read the issue online at :      ISSUU

These are the full contents behind the wickedly witchy cover by Malcolm Kirk

Page 3 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Common Moth by Malcolm Kirk
Page 4 : Fine Dining Script by Chris Sides, Pencils and Inks by Jim Lavery, Colours by Aljosa Tomic, Letters by Ken Reynolds
Page 10 : Spooky Puzzle Time by Ben Peter Johnson
Page 11 : Monster Vision Script and Letters by Tim West, Art by Ryan Taylor
Page 13 : Widow’s Peak Story and Art by Gordon Innes
Page 17 : Bestiary of Beasties : Bloody Norah by Malcolm Kirk
Page 18 : Caverns of Despair Script by Troy Vevasis, Pencils and Inks by Nick Valente, Colours by Matt James, Letters by Adam Wollet
Page 23 : The Conductor by Paul Childs
Page 24 : Tokoloshe Script by Paul Bristow, Art by Andy Lee
Page 28 : Phantasmagoria Presents : The Grave Robber Script by Bob Fisher, Art by Patrick Halpin
Page 38 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk
Page 39 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Weegee Mermaid by Malcolm Kirk
Page 40 : The Statue Story by David Stoddart, Art by J Graham Stoddart
Page 45 : Big Foot Loose Story and Art by Gordon Innes
Page 49 : Grim Gallery Artwork by Juan Pablo Wansidler, Nicolas Krizan, Ivan McCann, Edgar-Max, Ric Chamberlin and Malcolm Kirk
Page 55 : Gothic Prince by Paul Bradford, Typography by Gary Scott Beatty
…and…
Page 56 : Back Cover Skull by Malcolm Kirk

Previous issues of Hallowscream are available to download from
backfromthedepths.co.uk/hallowscream or you can buy real-life monochrome paperback versions from Lulu.comHAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

 

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April 3rd, 2015 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Blah |

Hallowscream! Scareific Seventh Issue Submission Guidelines

by M.I.K.

We at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our freaky free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM.

Submissions should be horror orientated and must be weird or spooky to make the final cut.

We are mainly looking for completed comic strips between 1-7 pages in length. Anything already completed is far more likely to make it into the comic.

Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 pages in length.

Eerie illustrations and artwork along with interesting horror/comic articles, scary short stories, petrifying poems or anything just plain creepy will also be considered.

To get an idea of the sort of stuff we’re after, you can download previous issues of Hallowscream here.

If you’re looking to illustrate something, get in contact and we’ll give you details of available scripts to see if anything suits your fancy.

We’ll also consider material previously published elsewhere, as long as the contributors own the copyright.

Completed artwork can be either colour or black and white, and should preferably be A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) 300 dpi jpeg or png.

Submissions can be sent to merjeagles@yahoo.co.uk or ghastlymcnasty@backfromthedepths.co.uk

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.

DEADLINES :

Scripts, articles and text submissions : Sunday 26th July

Artwork : Sunday 4th October

Completed strips : Sunday 25th October.

The finished issue will be available online as a free pdf by October 31st, with a physical copy becoming available via Lulu.com, shortly afterwards. You can also keep up to date with Hallowscream news via the Facebook Page.

 

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October 31st, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, Horror Webcomics |

Back From The Depths Presents : Hallowscream! Hallowe’en Special 2014

by M.I.K.

It has risen again! The sixth annual Hallowscream! Hallowe’en Special is here! Available to download as a totally free pdf file, this sensational sixth issue features 68 pages of uncanny terror to send a shiver down your spine! Werewolves, ghosts, vampires, sheep and strange electrical devices are all to be found within!

Here Are The Download Links :

Lo-res Version (file size = 28.2mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

Hi-res Version (file size = 91.6mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

You can also read the issue online at :      ISSUU

Full contents of horrors dwelling beyond that retro cover by Malcolm Kirk are as follows…

Page 3 : Wolf To Man  Script & Art by Graham Stoddart 

Page 7 : Guess The Reaper’s Face  by various / Monsters by Jason D. Brawn   

Page 8 : Hair Scare II : Split End!  Story & Art by Gordon Innes

Page 15 : I Was A 20-Something Toasterhead Script by Drew Edwards, Art by Maciej Palka, Letters by CS3

Page 21 : It’s A Dirty Job Story by Chris Redfern, Art by Paul McCallan 

Page 23 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Ghost Bustard by Malcolm Kirk

Page 24 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk

Page 25 : The Caretaker Script by Chris Sides, Art by Freja

Steele, Letters by  Chris Travelle

Page 31 : Death’s House Story by Derek Hamill, Art by Alex Mines

Page 32 : Mirror Mirror Story by Tim West, Art by Carol Kewley

Page 34 : Frederick Story & Art by Glynis Devine

Page 36 : Fancy Script by Stu Perrins, Art by Brian Burkek

Page 37 : Hair Scare III : The Last Strand Story & Art by Gordon Innes

Page 42 : Scream! and Scream! Again! Article by “Marx”

Page 45 : A Christmas Feast Story by Russell Hillman, Art by Patrick Halpin 

Page 54 : ZX Spectre Story & Art by Gordon Innes

Page 59 : Swamp Witch by Ric Chamberlin

Page 60 : Terror of The Sheep : The Secret Origin of Doctor Lupus Story & Art by Malcolm Kirk

Page 63 : Zombie Siege by Edgar-Max

Page 64 : Postcards From Halloween by Ben Peter Johnson

Page 67 : Hierophantom’s Poeticorner : Citadel by Paul Bradford, Art by Eric Hurley

…and…

Page 68 : Back Cover Skull by Malcolm Kirk

Previous issues of Hallowscream are available to download from

backfromthedepths.co.uk/hallowscream or you can buy real-life monochrome paperback versions from Lulu.comHAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

 

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October 16th, 2014 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Blah, Graphic Novels & Comics, News |

2000 AD Winter Special 2014

by M.I.K.

Britain’s long running comic, 2000 AD, will be celebrating Hallowe’en in style this year with a brand new winter special, which goes on sale on the 29th of October. Here’s the promotional blurb…

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With an exclusive new cover by critically-acclaimed horror artist Ben Templesmith, the 2000AD 2014 Winter Special delves into the darkest recesses of its creators’ imaginations for a horror-themed 48-page issue containing complete stories featuring Judge Dredd,  Rogue Trooper, Psi-Judge Anderson, Defoe and the debut of new character The Alienist!

From 17th Century zombie hunters to nightmare horrors on alien worlds, some of the top creators in comics – plus new talent – serve their Thrill-power chilled with a zarjaz line-up, including:

JUDGE DREDD: SOREBONE by T.C. Eglington & Riccardo Burchielli
When members of a juve gang are picked off one by one, has one of its members being possessed by an ancient evil?

DEFOE: FRANKENSTEINER by Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher
We flashback to 1666 and the start of the zombie epidemic, when Titus Defoe first agreed to take the position of Zombie Hunter General.

ROGUE TROOPER: THE FEAST by Guy Adams & Lee Carter
Genetic Infantryman Rogue Trooper battles through a nightmarish hallucination brought on by exposure to a nerve gas.

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION: HORROR COMES TO VELMA DINKLEY by Alan Grant & Darren Douglas
A rash of murders at Velma Dinkley block leads Anderson to suspect someone is influencing the killers.

TERROR TALES: PHANTOM PAINS by Eddie Robson & Jeff Anderson
Not even burning your house down can stop a haunting…

THE ALIENIST by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby & Eoin Coveney
England, the early 1900s. Sebastian Witherall and Madelyn Vespertine are investigators into the occult, but who holds the real power…?

The 2000 AD 2014 Winter Special can be pre-ordered now from 2000adonline.com or is available from all good stockists on October 29th!

++ END OF PROMOTIONAL BLURB! ++

Rumour has it that’s not the only bit of scary 2000 AD related stuff heading our way this month. Something strangely animated this way comes. Watch this sssspace…

 

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October 6th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, TV |

It is happening again.

by M.I.K.

 

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October 5th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, Creepy Videos, Music |

The Fall of The House of Usher (1928)

by M.I.K.

I saw this for the first time earlier this year and wasn’t sure if what I was watching was a genuine silent film or some kind of cleverly shot extended music video.

The soundtrack on this version is new, composed by Colin Z. Robertson just a couple of years ago, (and it works really well), but the film itself is genuinely of the period.

It was made in 1928, directed by James Sibley Watson Jr and Melville Webber and stars Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, and Melville Webber.

How I’ve managed to remain completely unaware of its existence until now, I don’t know, but it’s an impressively expressionistic avant garde/arty farty interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe‘s short story with loads of cool cinematic effects.

If you haven’t read the source material, you’ll likely have a bit of trouble understanding what’s going on, as there’s a distinct lack of title cards explaining anything, but if you’re familiar with the story, you’ll soon realise it’s actually a pretty faithful adaptation.

It’s just over 13 minutes long. Have a gander…

 

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