The year is 793 AD. Savage, heathen armies from the north invade Northumberland, for today is the day of the viking, but the night… The night belongs to something else.
Now available as a free pdf download, Blackfriars is a tale of vampires versus vikings by Michael Crouch.
The first episode appeared in the 2010 edition of Hallowscream, with further episodes appearing on Michael’s blog in weekly instalments. The story is drawn in the style of a serial from the classic British “Scream!” comic.
The cover is by John Caliber and there’s a short image gallery at the back of the collection with artwork by Andrew Milne, David Blankley, and Grant Perkins (with Mike Bunt inking and Owen Watts colouring).
Download now from CLICKWHEEL, MEDIAFIRE or view online at MYEBOOK.
A download link will probably also appear on the homepage of BACK FROM THE DEPTHS in the near future.
File size = 30MB.
Michael Crouch’s website
Michael Crouch’s blog
February 11th, 2012 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah |
by Ghastly McNasty
AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO SINISTER SCRIBES AND OTHER VARIOUS FIENDS
Do you crave classic horror stories? Do you love the musty smell of a paperback anthology containing vintage horror? Stories about creepy old houses, aristocratic vampires, Lovecraftian creatures, and tales of psychological spooks?
We wanted to send a shout out to all interested parties who would want to submit pieces in this vein to MAD HOUSE, new digital magazine that’s eager to hear the terrifying tales that all you storytellers have to share. In addition to fiction, we’re open for nonfiction, poetry, and artwork.
If you pine after the Universal and Hammer horror films and worship authors like Poe, M.R. James, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and many others, than MAD HOUSE is the monster mag for you!
The official deadline for any and all submissions for our premiere issue is MAY 5TH, 2012. We are planning on releasing the anthology in time for the Halloween season and need to have all materials at the ready by the above timeline. Don’t miss out on your chance!
At this time we cannot offer payment to our contributors. We’re putting this magazine together for the pure fun of it and out of our love for all that is classic horror. We hope to someday offer monetary compensation for the great work that we’re provided with. In the meantime it is our desire to simply put together a loving publication that we can all share with other terror-loving friends.
- We prefer that your submission is in Word document format, 12 point Times New Roman, single-spaced.
- Stories can reach up to a 7,000 word maximum. Maximum word count for articles is 5,000 words.
- Attach it to your email and make sure you include the piece’s title and your name in the subject line.
- We will request short bios upon acceptance of your piece(s).
Address all submissions to madhousemag [at] yahoo [dot] com.
MAD HOUSE will require the non-exclusive right to use submissions in our free online edition and any possible PDF editions. First world electronic rights revert back to the creators three months after publication in MAD HOUSE. Reprints are more than welcome. We only ask that creators notify us of previous appearances of their work and credit MAD HOUSE for future publication of their accepted piece.
Check out our blog for more information. Be careful as you traverse through MAD HOUSE and always keep your hands at the level of your eyes! You never know who you may run into.
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February 8th, 2012 | → 0 Comments | ∇ News |
by Ghastly McNasty
Vertigo Comics are releasing a new supernatural story early next month called.Written by Selwyn Sefu Hinds, art by Denys Cowan and John Floyd, cover by Rafael Grampá, variant cover by Denys Cowan. Hinds and Cowan previously collaborated on short stories in the Vertigo anthologies Strange Adventures and The Unexpected.
Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is the story of a half-breed, outcast and heir to the Voodoo Queenship of New Orleans, if she can live long enough to claim her birthright. New Orleans is the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and newly drowned spirits; where vampires, voodoo spirits and loups-garous make their home. Ruling over this all are the powerful Voodoo Queens, whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime as they maintain a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds.
But in the aftermath of Katrina, all that has changed, for someone or something has murdered the Voodoo Queen and most of her court. The number one suspect is Dominique Laveau, a grad student at Tulane who is about to discover that her entire life has been a lie. Now Dominique must forge alliances with those out to kill her while seeking to uncover the truth behind the royal murders, as she is ultimately forced to deal with a destiny she could never have imagined.
Vertigo has long been a good source for supernatural and occult-themed titles, such as Sandman and Hellblazer and by all accounts this new comic is pretty good.
6 page preview is available over on io9.