Thursday, 31 October 2013

3 types of news!

So, this went out yesterday:

We are Freaktown Comics – a new UK-based small press publishing imprint, specialising in horror and adventure one-shots.

Our first title is THE DARK OF THE FOREST

It all started out so innocently.

Seven friends set out on a birdwatching weekend in the middle of the Navarre forest. Little did they know that while they were watching the birds, something else was watching them. Something that wasn’t human. Something very protective of the forest, and willing to kill anyone that gets in its way.

Something hungry.

Freaktown Comics brings you a desperate tale of survival, humans united against a mysterious and deadly predator in a bloody battle to the death.

Written by Russell Hillman, with art by Sergio Calvet.

48pages full colour, £6.50


Blown away by their first bout, four young women decide to take on the world. With skates on their feet, helmets on their heads, pads on their knees and fire in their hearts they assemble a mighty roller derby league. Follow their exploits on and off the track as they skate fast, turn left and hit hard. It’s red-hot girl-on-girl sports action!

Freaktown Comics brings the excitement and action of roller derby to the comics page, and introduces you to the people who make it happen.

Written by Russell Hillman, with art by Carlos Pedro and Keith Chan.

104 pages, black and white, £12.00

Both books will be on sale at the Thought Bubble comic convention in late November, and will be available to order through from Wednesday 27th November

If you would be interested in running this as a full press release including preview art pages, or would like a pdf review copy of either or both titles, please email

Thank you for your time. I like what you've done with your hair, it suits you.

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Secondly, I've got a story in this year's Hallowscream.

You can find out more about Hallowscream here:

...and download a copy. For free.

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That's one and two, what about three?

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year – too much other stuff going on to give it my fullest attention. Instead, I’m doing my own invention – I bring you:


(Local Horror Blogging Month)

It’s not national, it’s not a novel, I’m posting them on my blog in November not necessarily writing them in November... but it is still a month.

(I did consider calling it Local Blogging Horror Month but the abbreviation would have been LoBloHoMo, which would give people the wrong idea.)

So, for the month ahead, my infrequently updated generally comics-themed blog will become a regularly updated horror-themed blog. Then it’ll go back to being infrequently updated and generally comics-themed again.

It will be predominantly movie-based, with a few editions related to TV and comics.

Come back here tomorrow and I’ll tell you about the star of my favourite slasher movie franchise.

In the meantime, HAPPY HALLOWEEN. (That’s not a clue, by the way)

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