Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Nevermore Rapport

First off,
I've extended the Bucket of Books Giveaway till midnight PST tonight.
Enter by telling me who your favorite fictional witch is here!

What do witches and Poe have in common?

They both love black cats!

So let's celebrate these feared felines by doing the following:

Reading the comic adaptation of The Black Cat from Tales of Terror:
Read the rest of the comic here!

While sipping a Black Cat Martini:
Get the recipe here!

And listening to a spooky song,
such as Read Me a Story by The Clock Work Army:
(I'm quite proud of this video!)
People from past to present pondering over petrifying prose.
Including blogger buds Chris Hewson and Laura Morrigan.

Now visit the other P(oe)arty peeps:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Freaktown Comics Presents: Slashermania

About The Book:

Troubled teens from New York and Los Angeles are taken to a summer camp facility
to be trained as counsellors and mix safely with other people their own age.
Little do they know they are being watched by an audience hungry for sex & violence.
They are the designated victims for a bizarre contest of murder and mayhem –

Masked maniacs from across the USA, Canada,
Italy & the UK compete in various categories:
Best Male Solo Death! Best Female Solo Death! Coitus Interruptus! Sin Punishment!
Most Creative Kill! Biggest Multiple Death! The coveted Slasher of the Year award!

"And the Slashie goes to..."

This original graphic novel was written by Russell Hillman, 
with art by Ron Joseph, Jake Isenberg and Harry Saxon, 
and letters by Sergio Calvet.

Where To Get It:

At the Kickstarter campaign here.

Want to know more before you go there?

Check out the trailer:

And download the FREE Slashermania promo pack here!
(It contains a short prologue,
background info on the killers involved,
and a couple of preview pages.)

Here's the perfect tune to listen to while you read it:

Camp Blood by Magnus Sellergren/Videogram,
featuring scenes from Indonesian F13 knockoff Srigala.

Grab the track from a site below
and get your groove on like Jason!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Comics

See all the comics you can get FREE in shops tomorrow here!

You can also get the best of the bunch (imho) on Comixology!

Speaking of Scooby,
I must mention this groovy Indiegogo campaign:

There's a new issue of Halloween Man on Comixology too!

This MONSTER-sized issue features two brand new stories.
One written by series creator Drew Edwards and the other by roots rocker Julian Dossett!
Plus some of the best loved tales from Halloween Man's long web comics past
AND a special forward by Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley!
So don't delay, dig into this Halloween treat here today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Freaktown Comics Presents: Deadly Burlesque

About The Book:

The Bowery, Lower Manhattan, 1980.
The New York burlesque scene has faded away,
replaced by strip joints, peep shows and porno palaces.
One small club of indomitable performers – the Luxury Lounge -
still holds out against the tide.

The art of burlesque is dying. For one person, it isn't dying fast enough.
As the bodies pile up, so do the suspects –
could the killer be desperate club owner Mr Barnett?
Cantankerous juggler The Amazing Ralph?
Stale stand-up comic Martin Stevens?

A performer can die onstage a thousand times. Offstage, once is enough.

Deadly Burlesque is a one shot horror story
inspired by the earliest of the first wave of eighties slasher movies.
Written by Russell Hillman, art by Daniel Bell and letters by Sergio Calvet.
24 pages, full colour, £4.00.

My Two Cents:

Reading this comic was like watching an awesome 80's slasher movie.
Background music is even mentioned, which I listened to while I read.
The writing is witty and the story is thought-provoking,
especially the ending.
Plus there's topless girls and gore!
Who could want more?!

Where To Get It:

Thought Bubble Comic Convention in Leeds, England next month.
With online release to follow.

One of you can win an advanced digital copy though,
by entering the Bucket Of Books Giveaway here!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Witches In Fiction: Crafting Blooming Howls (Plus a Giveaway!)

For this magical party I crafted words into a poem,
which was inspired by the following:

1. The episode of Bewitched about Tabitha and a polka dot elephant

2. The conjoined twins from American Horror Story: Freak Show

3. The photo of model Dovima with Elephants

4. The song Elephant Elephant by Evelyn Evelyn

Tabitha and the Elephants

Tabitha went to the animal park to see the famous pachyderm pair,
And she thought them being tied at each other's side wasn't fair
So she twitched and separated the two
But when she saw that made them blue,
She twitched them back together again
Realizing that way they'd always have a friend
Then she flew through the rest of the park,
Pairing animals like Noah for his Ark.

Tabitha's mom, Samantha, is my favorite fictional witch.

Who's your favorite fictional witch?

Comment with your answer and email address,
to be entered to win a virtual bucket of ebooks!
Spooky ones, of course!

Winner will be picked randomly
and announced on October 30th.

[I'm still looking for ebook donations too.
Authors, if interested, please email me!
I'll donate $1 to Scares That Care for each.]

Friday, October 10, 2014

Help make CINDY a reality

 Cindy is a foster child (read: maid, unpaid personal assistant, emotional punching bag).
Her “family” are reality TV superstars who make the Kardashians look warm and fuzzy.
Her Fairy Godmother has a drug problem and her handsome Prince is over twice her age.

Though this isn't a horror series, that definitely sounds like a scary tale to me.

Plus it's created by Larry Wilson, 
the co-creator of Beetlejuice and The Addams Family,
so you know it's going to be awesome!

Speaking of awesome,
if you donate even just $1 to the Kickstarter campaign,
you can enter to win one of these posters here!

Beetlejuice poster will be signed by Larry Wilson.
Addams Family poster will be signed by Larry Wilson & Caroline Thompson.
Edward Scissorhands and NBC posters will be signed by Caroline Thompson,
who's the screenwriter of both fabulous films.

Take a gander at all the other great perks here!

P.S. Since I ♥ strange art and this month is all about books,
I must also mention Last Gasp's Kickstarter campaign here!

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Events

October is going to be All About Books
and I propose a Book Bucket Challenge!

This challenge is for ebook Authors.

You can do one of the following:

A. Donate a horror ebook to the virtual bucket

B. Donate a dollar to Scares That Care here

If you do A, I'll do B, so STC benefits either way!
You're welcome to do a guest post on your book(s) too.
If you're interested, please email me!

One lucky follower will win the virtual bucket of ebooks!

How do you enter?
By commenting on my post for this event on the 17th:

Party details here!

The winner will be announced on the 30th,
in my post for this event:

P(oe)arty details here!

Speaking of Poe,
So I get to spend Halloween weekend at The Poe Museum
with Vincent Price's daughter, Victoria Price!

Info on the two fab nights of festivities here!

I'll also be having lunch with Victoria
AND going on a walking tour with her and a guide
to visit all of the historic Poe locales in Richmond!

I'm so grateful for this awesome opportunity
and I can't wait to share it with all of you!
I'm planning to interview Victoria too,
so please comment with questions for her!