March 28th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah |

Hallowscream! Spooktacular Sixth 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.

 

Well, Mister Freakyblobthing, it’s like this…

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.

 

We will accept submissions from the undead, (we’re all for equal opportunities here), but if you keep eating people we’re afraid we’d rather not associate with you because a) it’s not very nice and b) it’s probably highly illegal and we don’t want any further hassle from the authorities after that unfortunate incident with the werewolf.

Non-arty folk or people who just want to submit a sketch can still contribute doodles by taking part in the “Guess the face of The Reaper” competition. We’ll also accept entries to this competition from proper artists what can draw really good and that. Click the image below for details at a larger size.

 

Simply post a link to your artwork in the comments, (or anywhere else you see the pic), or send your entry to the merjeagles@yahoo.co.uk address.

DEADLINES :

 

Scripts, articles and text submissions : Sunday 27th July

Artwork : Sunday 5th October

Completed strips : Sunday 19th 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

 

You’re welcome.

 

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October 31st, 2013 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Blah, Graphic Novels & Comics |

Back From The Depths Presents : HALLOWSCREAM! 2013

by M.I.K.

 

The fifth annual Hallowscream! Hallowe’en Special is here! Available to download as a totally free pdf file, this year’s comic features 96 pages of shocks and scares to chill your blood over the Samhain season! We’ve also uploaded an horrific hi-res version this year, to give the gore and ghosties an extra gloss.

Here Are The Download Links :

Lo-res Version (file size = 46.3mb) :      MEDIAFIRE      DROPBOX

Hi-res Version (file size = 125mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

You can also read the issue online at :      ISSUU

Full contents of the terrors lurking behind that gloriously icky cover by “The Gurch” are as follows…

Page 3 : Pumpkin Soup  Art & Recipe by Simon Mackie
Page 4 : A Mother’s Devotion Story by Chris Charlton, Art by Rowel Roque, Letters by Brant W. Fowler
Page 9 : Bestiary of Beasties : Lurking Tut Article & Illustration by Malcolm Kirk
Page 10 : 6 Seconds To Die by Gordon Innes
Page 17 : And Now A Few Words From Our Sponsors Story by Stu Perrins, Art by Israel Huertas
Page 19 : Wicked Stepmother Story & Art by Philip Sneyd
Page 23 : The Claws of The Catman Story by Paul Bristow, Art by Andy Lee
Page 29 : A Grim Tale : No Bones About It Story by ‘Clark Holland’, Art by Malcolm Kirk.
Page 31 : Empty Story by Chris Charlton, Art by Gregory Woronchak, Letters by Brant W. Fowler
Page 39 : Curse of The Season Story & Art by Carol Kewley ( Merry Xmas Everybody lyrics © Copyright Slade 1973 )
Page 43 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk
Page 44 : Hellevator Story & Art by Paul Gordon Innes
Page 48 : Apocalypse The Board Game Concept & Colour by Tim West, Illustration by Mike Legan
Page 50 : Home Is Where The Heart Is Story by Tim West, Art by The PXD
Page 55 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Spring-Heeled Jackalope Article & Illustration by Malcolm Kirk
Page 56 : Full Moon Jacket Story & Art by Gordon Innes
Page 59 : All The Fun of The Fair Story by Jamie Lambert, Art by The PXD, Letters by Tim West
Page 63 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Pear Wolf Article & Illustration by Malcolm Kirk
Page 64 : Artificial Unintelligence Story by Chris Charlton, Art & Letters by Joe Badon
Page 72 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Crypt Id Article & Illustration by Malcolm Kirk
Page 73 : Hair Scare! Story & Art by Gordon Innes
Page 77 : Run Story by Chris Sides, Art by Simon Bennett Hayes, Letters by Chris Travell
Page 83 : Dead by Dawn ZX Spectrum Game Advertisement
Page 84 : Many Happy Returns Story & Art by Michael Crouch
Page 89 : The North Wind Doth Blow Story & Art by Russell Hillman
Page 90 : Help! Mummy! Story & Art by Simon Mackie
Page 91 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Glook-Gonk Article & Illustration by Malcolm Kirk
Page 92 : Happy Family Story by David Stoddart, Art by Graham Stoddart
Page 95 : Hierophantom’s Poeticorner : Ghost Train by Paul Bradford, Art by Eric Hurley
…and…
Page 96 : 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.com.

HAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

 

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May 20th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Creepy Videos, Films |

Speed Kills : Speed Date The Movie

by M.I.K.

The live action adaptation of the controversial Speed Date from the 2010 edition of Hallowscream, (previously mentioned HERE), is now available to view online, so here it is. It’s probably not for the squeamish among you..

A short Film by Alan Rogers.
Starring Alan Rogers and Gráinne O’Sullivan. Shot and Edited by Shane Robinson.
Sound by Sean Markey. Assistant Director – Vonnie Durran.
Based on a comic written by Derrick Domican.
Music by Luminous Black.
Featuring members of No Drama Theatre.

The drawings in the closing credits are from the original strip and are by Liam Matthew Byrne.

Synopsis: Buck Tucker searches for love!

 

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March 28th, 2013 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blah, Original Comic Strips |

Hallowscream! Phantasmagorical Fifth Issue Submission Guidelines

by M.I.K.


We at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM. Here are the guidelines for the 2013 issue…

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. Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 psges 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 jpegs.

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 28th July

Artwork : Sunday 6th October

Completed strips : Sunday 20th 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

(Note : There won’t be an issue of Shocking Chillers this year, but if you still want to submit a Christmas themed story and you’re willing to wait a year or two to see it appear in an issue, we’ll happily accept it and put it aside for future use).

 

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December 25th, 2012 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blah, Graphic Novels & Comics |

Back From The Depths Presents : Shocking Chillers 2012

by M.I.K.

Now available for free download, SHOCKING CHILLERS, the new 32 page yuletide horror comic from the creators of Hallowscream!

Contents are as follows…

Cover & Intro page by Malcolm Kirk.

Page 3 : Jolasveinar Story by Paul Bristow, Art by Andy Lee

Page 10 : Deadly Flue Story & Art by Gordon Innes

Page 13 : Reunion Story by Sam Larkin, Art by James Newell

Page 16 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk

Page 17 : Yuletide Fear Story by Oscar Maltby, Art by Matthew Herbert

Page 18 : Yeti Story & Art by Gordon Innes

Page 21 : The First Page Story & Art by Carol Kewley

Page 22 : The Fright Before Christmas Story by Tim West, Art by Christopher Geary

Page 28 : Graveyard Ghoul Pin-up by “The Gurch”

Page 29 : Good Will Story by Derek Hamill, Art by Jon Taylor

…and…

Page 32 : Red-nosed Skull by Malcolm Kirk

You can download this issue from DROPBOX or MEDIAFIRE.

File size is 16.4 mb.

It will also probably also be available from Back From The Depths later on (where you can download issues of Hallowscream), and viewable online at MYEBOOK if it stops being awkward and lets me upload the bloomin’* thing.

* © Raymond Briggs.

Edit : You can now see it on MYEBOOK.

Have a Horribly Merry Christmas, everybody.

 

 

 

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November 9th, 2012 | → 4 Comments | ∇ Blah, Graphic Novels & Comics, Original Comic Strips |

Print edition of Hallowscream! 2012 & Deadline extension for Christmas Special

by M.I.K.

Just a quick note to tell you that you can now purchase a physical copy of the fourth issue of Hallowscream HERE!

 

All three previous issues are also available.

Plus, we’ve extended the deadline for people submitting finished material to the Christmas Special. You now have until December 10th.

Incidentally, the Christmas Special now has a name…

 

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November 1st, 2012 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blah, Books, Graphic Novels & Comics, Original Comic Strips |

Back From The Depths Presents : HALLOWSCREAM! 2012

by M.I.K.

It’s ALIVE (again) !

The Back From The Depths 2012 HALLOWSCREAM! Hallowe’en Special has returned from the depths once more and is available to download as a totally free pdf file!

60 pages of horror for your delectation, a bevvy of beasties and brutality behind a monstrous cover by Malcolm Kirk!

SEE the stomach-churning sideshow freak!

HEAR the bellowing countryside beast which feasts upon unwary wanderers into its domain!

SMELL the bodily emissions of the not exactly undead!
They sing! They dance!

You can download this issue from BACK FROM THE DEPTHS, MEDIAFIRE or DROPBOX, or view it online at MYEBOOK, (login required for myebook due to gory content).

File size is 26.5mb.

Full contents are as follows…

Page 3 : Beaten Path Story by John J Owens, Art by Neil Roberts
Page 9 : The Gravedigger Story by Matt Garvey, Art by Erick Marquez

Page 14 : Sucked Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by El Chivo, Letters by Jim Campbell
Page 17 : Farmin’ Story by Paul Eldridge, Art by Chow Martin
Page 19 : Cash 4 Souls Story & Art by Gordon Innes
Page 20 : Youkai Chronicles : Mokumokuren Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by Antony Rothwell
Page 25 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk
Page 26 : Gaki Story by Paul Bristow, Design by Malcolm Kirk
Page 29 : Charles Wynford Lodge Movie Posters by Julian Jones
Page 30 : Buck Tucker : Enemy of Love Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by Bhuna
Page 33 : Terribly Bad Monsters : To Be Frank Story & Art by Christopher Geary
Page 34 : The Pond Story by Chris Sides, Art by Chris Travell
Page 41 : Terribly Bad Monsters : A Curse Unwound Story & Art by Christopher Geary
Page 42 : A Grim Tale : Freakshow Story & Art by Malcolm Kirk
Page 43 : Dead Wood Story by Dave Roberts, Art & Letters by Michael Kennedy
Page 47 : The Nuisance Story & Art by Antony Rothwell
Page 49 : Rayne : Demon Hunter Story & Art by Rattan Bhagwandin
Page 54 : AAIIEEE! Advertisement
Page 55 : The Wanbies Story by Tim West, Art by Neil McClements
Page 59 : Deadvertisements by Malcolm Kirk
…and…
Page 60 : Back Cover Skull by Malcolm Kirk

 

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October 31st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ News, Original Comic Strips |

Hallowscream 2011

by Ghastly McNasty

Here you are then ghosts and ghoulies, for your viewing pleasure, Back from the Depths is proud to present the 2011 edition of everyones favourite horror anthology Hallowscream. Just click on the creepy cover below, sit back and delve in to the darker side of comics. This is the perfect treat for a horrific Halloween.

At 112 pages it’s a bit of a monster, weighing in at just over 53MB, so may take a short while to download.

Hallowscream 2011

Don’t forget there is still a chance to get hold a printed version of the comic by pledging money to the Hallowscream IndieGoGo Appeal. There’s only a few hours left to show your appreciation so click on the link above, watch the appeal video, and give generously to this worthy cause.

Full contents are as follows…

  • Page 3 : Passenger Story by Chris Sides, Art by Chris Travell
  • Page 9 : Storage Story by Lizzie Boyle, Art by Louis Carter
  • Page 14 : Pirates Story by Tim West, Art by Nathaniel Allen
  • Page 19 : Man-Eater Story by Alec Robertson, Art by Christopher Geary
  • Page 25 : Charles Wynford Lodge Movie Posters by Julian Jones
  • Page 26 : Deep Ship by Gordon Innes
  • Page 31 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk
  • Page 32 : Deccappucino Story by Jeff Edmond, Art & Adaptation by Vin Davis
  • Page 39 : Vampire Vixens of The Wehrmacht Pin-up by Alex Ronald
  • Page 40 : The Wandering Man Story by David Hailwood, Art by Chow
  • Page 45 : Spatial Bewareness by Gordon Innes
  • Page 49 : The Offering by Emilio Martinez
  • Page 55 : Old Georgie Jigsaw Story by Jeff Edmond, Art & Adaptation by Vin Davis
  • Page 61 : Charles Wynford Lodge Movie Posters by Julian Jones
  • Page 62 : Donation Story by Richard Worth, Art by Christian Berg
  • Page 65 : Mag, Scientist (Dinnertime of The Dead) by Malcolm Kirk
  • Page 66 : Wonderful World of Serendipity Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by Tony Rothwell, Lettering by Jim Campbell
  • Page 72 : A Wolf At The Door Story by Kenneth Thurtell, Art by Harry Shotton, Lettering by HdE
  • Page 77 : Dead Time Story Story by Scott Hartman, Art by El Chivo,
    Lettering by David Withers
  • Page 80 : Speed Date 2 : Cruz Control Story by Dirk Van Dom, Art by Bhuna, Lettering by Chaingun Chimp
  • Page 86 : Ubek Naren-Ka Story by Matthew McLaughlin, Art by Ghostpockets,
    Lettering by Bolt-01
  • Page 91 : Monster Story by Erick Lipkowski, Adaptation by Tim West,
    Art by Carol Kewley
  • Page 97: Death Pitch Story by Jose Cruz, Art by Annie Cox
  • Page 103 : Teddy Bear’s Picnic Story by Tim West, Art by Glen Ostrander
  • Page 105 : How Can You Like That Horror Stuff? by Huw Evans
  • Page 111 : Deadvertisements by Malcolm Kirk
  • …and… Page 112 : Back Cover Skull by Malcolm Kirk

 

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October 31st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Creepy Videos |

It’s almost time…

by M.I.K.

 

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October 8th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, News |

HAUNTED Magazine Issue X

by M.I.K.

The tenth issue of HAUNTED magazine, (Nov/Dec 2011), is now on sale at selected branches of WH Smith and newsagents across the UK.

For just £3.99, it contains over a hundred pages of cool eclectic stuff covering all things paranormal and includes the like of interviews with James Randi and Warwick Davis, articles and features on the Pendle Witches, Oakley Court Hotel, Alton Towers, British horror toys, loads of mediumistic, ghosthunting and spiritual stuff, and lots, lots, (lots), more. Scream! comic even gets a brief mention.

…and in among all this is an exclusive single-page promotional Hallowscream comic strip by yours truly, (with a couple of teensy panels by Matthew Soffe and Liam Matthew Byrne).

Sound interesting? Go buy the thing then.

 

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August 18th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ News, Original Comic Strips |

Hallowscream Submission Deadlines

by Ghastly McNasty

Hallowscream
The 3rd issue of Hallowscream, the Scream! inspired horror anthology is set to be released this coming Halloween. This community based project brings together horror writers and artists to produce a yearly comic filled with fearsome stories and creepy comic capers. We have been busy reading horror comic scripts and stories from writers and matching them to artists looking to illustrate a complete strip. It’s a unique project ideal for those looking to break in to the industry and for those established contributors looking for a platform to promote their work.

Thanks to a huge response from horror comic creators around the world this year’s issue will be the best yet! We are now no longer accepting story submissions for this year’s edition of Hallowscream. A massive thank you to all those who have sent in a story. Not every submitted story has been selected to appear in the 2011 issue. Don’t worry though, there’s always next year.

We have a load of finished stories already with many more still being worked on. For those artists out there still furiously drawing and painting the official deadline date for final submissions is Sunday 23rd October. Please make sure you have submitted the completed work by that date. Anything later and we cannot guarantee it will make it in to the comic.

LAST CHANCE SALOON: If you’re an comic creator still looking to be part of this awesome project and believe you could illustrate a story before the the deadline (2 months away) then get in touch immediately. We have plenty of great stories that need bringing to life at the hands of a talented artist.

The finished issue will be available online on October 31st 2011. For more information and to get involved visit the dedicated Hallowscream Forum over on HorrorComics.org

 

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March 24th, 2011 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Blah, News, Original Comic Strips |

HALLOWSCREAM! Thrilling Third Issue Submission Guidelines!

by M.I.K.

We at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM. Here’s this year’s guidelines (with a new email address to send stuff to)…

Ideal 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. Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 psges 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.

We have a substantial backlog of scripts in need of an artist, so if you’re looking to illustrate something, get in contact and we’ll give you details of what’s available.

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 jpegs.

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 24th July

Artwork : Sunday 9th October

Completed strips : Sunday 23rd October.

The finished issue will be available online on October 31st.

For more info and to find out how to get involved join the Hallowscream dedicated forum on HorrorComics.org

 

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