Horror and Comics!

Comic and Horror lovers!!! Listen up!!!

There is this book called IN THE DARK. It’s a comic horror anthology. It’s brilliant and I do not say that lightly. You may notice it’s out through IDW, but it was originally a Kickstarter by the phenomenally talented Rachel Autumn Deering. A rising horror star in the comics community. Rachel put together this magnificent anthology with talent such as Steve Niles, Batman’s Scott Snyder, the brilliant Paul Tobin, Tim Seeley, Ed Brisson, Duane Swierczynski and so many more. This is a massive work of horror art and you’d be ridiculous not to get your hands on it.


You can buy it online, sure. But you can also contact Rachel and buy directly from her. Which is what I highly recommend. Because this was a Kickstarter, she has a ton of copies. Running a successful Kickstarter campaign is not all fun and flowers. It’s extremely difficult and the cost on the creator is insane. If you’re going to order this book (which, have I mentioned already that you REALLY SHOULD?), order it directly from Rachel (drop her a message on FB: https://www.facebook.com/theironrachel).

Support artists who are taking chances, being bold, thinking outside of the box, and making a difference in the pulling industry.

Check out Bloody Disgusting’s 5 Skull review here! http://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews/3292704/5-skull-review-dark-horror-anthology/


#31DaysofHalloween Writing Contest – Week One!

Happy October, Ghouls!

We’ll start off with an easy writing prompt this week. Here are the rules:

1.) Use the photo below as inspiration for your story.


2.) Story must have a beginning, middle, and end but must not exceed 300 words. 

3.) You must use the following word in your story: “hoard” (and please bold it in your entry).

4.) You must listen to this song on repeat as you write your story (I’ll have to take your word on this one, but I’ll be able to tell because it will automatically make your story so much better.)

5.) Post your entry in the comments section of this post by Midnight PST, Oct. 4th (this Friday).

And the winner shall receive…

Holly Black’s newly released novel, THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN


Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. 

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

So go forth and stretch your creative muscles. And be wicked!!!

Hallowe’en Extravaganza!


We only have to wait a week now! Next week I will post the first contest. Get ready for some crazy halloween fun!


Yea. So what if I start preparing for Hallowe’en in August. I still have a bride and groom skeleton set hanging from my window from last year. In my world, everyday is Hallowe’en.

We won’t start any of the festivities until Oct. 1st (whimper heard around the world). But I wanted everyone to be aware that there WILL be festivities. I had to take last year off, but I’ll more than make up for it this year!

I already have some amazing books from extremely generous publishers like Little, Brown, Walker, Quirk Books, and Abrams, lined up for giveaways. Ghosts, skeletons, murderers, maniacs, and good old spooky fun haunt these pages.

There will be contests to win books. And they are difficult contests. They involve writing, and reminiscing, maybe some old Hallowe’en pictures?! There will be plenty of books, thus plenty of creepy contests.

Get ready…


Wait a month and a half…

My Favorite Thing Has One Name…And It’s The Ghastly Awards!

Each month, 8 horrorphiles and comic book devotees round up the best horror comics for that month and review them. It looks something like this:

Pretty cool right? Each judge is well versed in the comics world and probably even more knowledgeable when it comes to horror. At the end of the year, the Ghastly Award judges, horror comic creators, and YOU the fans get to vote on a slew of horror comic categories. The winners are chosen and that looks something like this:

We want YOU! to be a part of our every day Ghastly Experiences. And that will look something like this:

Join us on Facebook (i.e., “like” the Ghastly Awards page) and follow us on Twitter @ghastlyawards to stay in vogue with horror comics, give us feedback, and to share your own thoughts on horror comics with us!

Go forth and read horror comics! And may you never sleep peacefully again!


There’s an Eeriness Hanging in the Air That I Don’t Like! Something’s Wrong! I Can Feel It!

Oh, I’m sorry. Did someone say ‘haunted’? ‘Horror’? My dear. How utterly terrifying!

IDW / Yoe Books’ graphic dy-maniacal duo Steve Banes and Craig Yoe have come together once more to bring us banned classics in Haunted Horrors #1 out October 10th, 2012.

We’re talking 1950s contraband horror comics. How sexy is that sentence?

Yoe/Banes are giving us a modern opportunity to be not-so-modern naughty  boys and girls who’ve stolen their older brother’s playboy and their pop’s Winstons to go smoke and read and rouse up some trouble while looking for a dead body… oh wait. Whatever, Chris Chambers totally would have read Haunted Horrors #1.

“[This] comic book series [is] filled with the best of worst vintage horror comics that will rot your mind!  Don’t dare miss the first issue of Haunted Horror from the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics fiends!” -IDW / Yoe Books

And you are SUPER lucky because I have a saucy preview for you:

From the hot mess minds of Craig Yoe (Yoe Books) and Steve Banes (The Horrors of it All)



…is sociopathic, bluebeard Henry Mason going to live happily ever after with that hot babe filled with green ooze? Or is he gonna get what’s comin’ to him? Buy Haunted Horrors #1 (10.10.12) to find out AND read tons more naughty, naughty comics.