24 Hours of Halloween: Emily Caroll’s When The Darkness Presses

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F YEAH!!!!!! If there is one Halloween tradition in comics that must be kept is a new digital comic by Emily Caroll! Her previous uses of the digital palette to create horror has made her one of the few true autuers of “future comics”—and the print iteration, Through the Woods is one of the best graphic novels of the year. Her previous horror comics like His Face All Red, Margot’s Room, Out of Skin and The Hole the Fox Did Make are all classics of terror and digital storytelling.

24 Hours of Halloween: Read David Hine’s STRANGE EMBRACE for free

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David Hine’s Strange Embrace has quietly become a classic horror comic. The eerie tale of a delivery whose weekly trip to a house full of dysfunctional shut ins reveals secret after secret and descends into madness, sexual obssession and death, it’s been published in various editions from Image, Active Images and even Atomeka since 2003. And now you can get the ULTIMATE version of the story via Sequential, the graphic novel app for iPads. This version is in the original black and white (at one point it was colored and though it looked great B&W fits the mood better). It also includes an intro by Paul Gravett, back matter and even AN AUDIO COMMENTARY FOR EACH PAGE. YOU heard that right. Sequential is aiming to make the “criterion collection” of digital graphic novels and they are doing a fine job of it.

24 Hours of Halloween: Happy Halloween from Valiant by Val Mayerik

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Art by Val Mayerik. Valaint wanted me to remind you that The (mis)adventures of Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong continue in THE DELINQUENTS #4(of 4) – in stores November 26th.

24 Hours of Halloween: Francesco Francavilla’s 31 Days of Horror

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If there’s one person who loves Halloween and scary monsters more than us it’s artist Francesco Francavilla who has been running his own 31 Days of Horror event on his twitter feed with daily art and process posts. You can more or less follow along at the hashtag #fffear but here’s a sample:

24 hours of Halloween: J.O. Applegate

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JO Applegate is an illustrator who has appeared in The Classical, ESPN Playbook, SI Extra Mustard, Buzzfeed Sports and Dime Magazine among others and he passed along some art he did for a Halloween art show:
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24 Hours of Halloween: The Return of Split Lip

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Split Lip is a long running—and critically acclaimed— horror comics anthology (ANOTHER)began online in 2006 and ventured into print in 2009. It’s the creation of writer Sam Costello, who enlisted artists including Kyle Strahm (Spread), John Bivens (Dark Engine), Sami Makkonen (Deadworld: Slaughterhouse), T.J. Kirsch (Amy Devlin Mysteries), Christine Larsen (Valentine), David Hitchcock (Springheel Jack), […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Another Kickstarter horror anthology: Canaan Cult Revival

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And yet another crowdfunded Horror anthology, this time led by Christian Sager who explains it thusly: CANAAN CULT REVIVAL is an explicit and graphic compilation of horror, designed to distress its readers. In fact, some creators who originally participated in the magazine had to withdraw when they were exposed to its subject matter. This isn’t […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Night Post

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If you thought the post office was scary, wait until you see Night Post by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder. It’s about a midnight postal service that delivers mail to the creatures of the night. And what happens when they find out it’s just junk mail? You don’t want to find out. ‘Night Post started from […]

24 Hours of Halloween (and Crowdwatch): Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue,

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  Craig Engler,  co-creator/writer/co-executive producer of Syfy’sZ Nation is kickstarting a new comic based on HP Lovecraft; it’s already funded but it’s definitely in the spirit of the season. “Halloween week is the perfect time to launch ‘Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue,’ the start of a new series we’re working on that completely reinvents […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Archie’s Halloween

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although afterlife with Archie may be his greatest horror hit, Riverdale’s finest has always celebrated the holiday, from #5 on.

24 Hours of Halloween: Spooky music!

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Yes it’s the most magical time of the year, Halloween, which is a 24 hour tradition here at Stately Beat Manor. To get into the mood. The Beat has been listening all day to Soma Radio’s Doomed station which offers “dark industrial/ambient music” which usually means loud/urgent chanting in Latin and Fields of Nephiilm. Many […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Haunted Vagina

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The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III ploughs into fertile territory first tilled by Jim Balent. But horror has many shapes and sizes…as do the tacky and the just plain oh no.

Legal matters: The Wallace Wood Estate suing Tatjana Wood for Wally Wood artwork

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Here’s one of those matters where there are really no winners. The Wallce Wood Estate, which is administered by J. David Spurlock, the publisher of Vanguard Publishing, is suing Wood’s ex-wife Tatjana Wood, for the possession some of 150-200 pages of Wood art. According to the complaint, the pages are worth between $2000-25,000 each.

Stephen Colbert wades into Gamergate with Anita Sarkeesian

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Game over, man, game over. UPDATE: You can watch the whole segment exclusively at The Mary Sue.

31 Days of Halloween: Humble Bundle launches Horror Bundle

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  Timing is everything, and Humble Bundle has just launched a horror themed bundle with many comics including Shadowman, afterlife with Archie, Buffy and prose works by Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joss Whedon, Joe Hill, Max Brooks and many more. Customers can name their price for Shadowman Vol. 4: Fear, Blood, […]

NYCC ’14 panels you missed: Geeks of Color Go Pro

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by Edie Nugent The main stage spectacles of NYCC saw panels filled with celebrity actors and moderators alike, whipping thousands of screaming audience members into a frenzy. No less intense or enthusiastic, however, were the panels scheduled towards the end of the night in the smaller conference rooms at the Javits Center. Once such panel—Geeks […]