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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Strange Kids Club

Just a quick link to a Scream! based interview I did way back in 2011. Strange Kids Club is a website celebrating all that is weird in geekdom. Covering films, comics, animation, toys and a whole host of nutty, nerdy stuff, it's worth a bookmark if you're looking to sate the appetite of your inner child.

Here's the inteview in full.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Snapper & Drilby in Something Wicked 09

One of the finest publishers of indie comics, FutureQuake Press, creators of the well-known 'Zarjaz' and 'Dog Breath' 2000AD fanzines, have recently released their latest annual horror anthology SOMETHING WICKED. Inside this year's issue is a 4 page story written by your truly and illustrated by the awesomely talented Ben Michael Byrne.

My tale of terror, 'Snapper and Drilby', begins as Inspector Varley, of her Majesty's Police Force, wakes to find himself bound to a chair opposite his main suspect in a series of gruesome murders.

If you want to read the story in full, along with 11 other ripping yarns, head over to the Futurequake Comicsy Shop and purchase Something Wicked 09.

You can see more of Australian artist BMB's work by taking a look at his apocalypse survival web comic Kranburn which is well worth a read.

To find out more about this ace anthology, visit the FutureQuake Blog.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Hallowscream 2013

Bit of a delay getting this posted here due to illness but better late than never. Ghosts and ghoulies, feast your eyes on this.

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
Page 96 : Back Cover Skull by Malcolm Kirk
Previous issues of Hallowscream are available to download from or you can buy real-life monochrome paperback versions from