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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Hallowscream 13 - Submissions now open


It’s the time of the year when we at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our freaky free annual pdf horror comic.

 Here are the submission guidelines…

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.

One additional stipulation, same as last year…

IMPORTANT : No stories about global pandemics, please!  Stories containing the living dead are allowed, but the E.C. comics-style vengeful revenants are preferable to the contagion-spreading George Romero types. The last thing we need right now is a comic full of nothing but tales of how difficult it is to find toilet paper during a zombie apocalypse, (don’t pretend you didn’t think about it). First and foremost we’re producers of escapism (quite icky, gruesome horrible escapism at times, but escapism nonetheless), and we feel it’s a good idea to lay off certain storylines at least until such time as current events have settled down a bit. I’m sure you’ll understand where we’re coming from.

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 or

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

It's 2021

With the pandemic still lingering like a bad smell in a lift I've been trying to keep my foot in the comics game while dealing with someone turning real-world work up to 11. 

 Writing has taken an immense hit in productivity but I still get involved with comic production via lettering for other comic creators and living vicariously through their success. It's not the same but it's the best I can manage for now. 

 Once such project is Mythica by Actionline Studios. I was contact by Matt Campbell, CEO of Actionline, to pick up the torch of lettering part 7 of his epic tale, currently smashing it on Kickstarter.

It's a pleasure to work for a creator who has their marketing game on fleek. Matt knows how to make the best of Kickstarter and is very proactive it promoting his product. I'm hoping I'll be lettering much more for Actionline in the future.