Blood in Four Colours
Phantom City Creative wunderkind ( and Rue Morgue alumni ) Justin Erickson knocked it our of the park with his GODZILLA poster for Mondo, unveiled at last year’s San Diego Comicon.
Now feast your eyes on Justin’s second round of kaiju goodness.
I love love love 1950s horror comics, and so does my pal Jason Willis. Thanks to Jason, I have a new Halloween tradition: eagerly anticipating whatever rad video project(s) he comes up with to celebrate the reason for the season. This year, Jason made a fake ad spot for issue #8 of Standard Comics’ Adventures into Darkness. It’s all kinds of fun.
“Most of my projects are based on ‘what do I wish already existed?’” said Jason when asked why the hell he made this. “You know, stuff like ‘a full-length hard rock LP released in 1976 entitled Fruit Brute Sings!’ or whatever. I really dig old horror comic art and always wished that there were animated versions of those scenes out there. I figured the next best thing to a full length Saturday morning pre-code ’50s horror cartoon might be imaginary commercials for some of my favorites comics, so that’s kinda what I was shooting for here.”
[Michael Deshane contributes this interview with comic book creator Terry Moore. For more horror comics coverage, be sure to check out Blood in Four Colours, appearing every month in the pages of Rue Morgue!]
Television audiences will soon see what many horror comic fans already know: Terry Moore’s RACHEL RISING, a supernatural tale about a woman who digs herself out of a shallow grave and begins a quest to find her killer, is currently one of the best narratives being told in any medium.
In case you can’t tell by flipping through the pages of Rue Morgue or glancing at the 10th annual Festival of Fear lineup, we love comics, and you can bet we’ve been keeping an eye on ’68. With ’68 JUNGLE JIM: HELLHOLE #4 hitting stands Wednesday, July 10, we asked the creative team to give Rue Morgue readers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what goes into producing a page of their hit Vietnam War zombie comic. Writer Mark Kidwell, artist Jeff Zornow and colourist/letterer Jay Fotos were kind enough to indulge us. Here’s a walk-through of the process, in their own words…
[Michael DeShane checks in with an interview with creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, creators of the hit comic book series Fatale.]
Looking for a beautiful dame to die for, weird cults and Lovecraftian monsters wrapped up in a solid mystery? Of course you are, and writer Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and artist Sean Phillips‘ (Hellblazer, Marvel Zombies) intelligent, noir influenced comic FATALE has them all. It also leads this year’s prestigious Eisner Award selections with five nominations, including best writer, best penciller/inker and best continuing series…
[On the hallowed occasion of Free Comic Book Day 2013 (coming up this Saturday), Michael DeShane contributes this interview with the brains behind the zombie comic FUBAR.]
More than four and a half million free comics will be available on Free Comic Book Day 2013, coming up this Saturday, May 4. If superheroes aren’t your thing, discerning horror fan, you have only two official FCBD titles – a free release from the omnipresent The Walking Dead and one from small-press zombie success FUBAR – to choose from.
To mark the day, the creators behind the New York Times best-selling zombie anthology series FUBAR will be hosting events in 26 comic shops in three countries (US, Canada and Norway) and giving away 37,000 books! You can check here to see if something is happening in your area…
[Michael DeShane contributes this very cool interview with comics creator Emily Carroll.]
Sibling rivalry flares as brothers stalk a monster in the woods; a poem leads the reader to mystery and murder; a mermaid and a prince have an impossible love; and skeletons await, way down in the basement. These are the grim, illustrated stories of Emily Carroll – a compelling mixture of poetry, folk tales and the horrific.
Carroll first gained attention at Halloween-time 2010 when her web comic “His Face All Red” exploded across the internet, passing from person to person like a VHS tape in a Japanese horror movie. Since then Carroll has gone on to fill her website with intelligent, twisted tales that engage the reader in puzzling out their meaning; things like “Margot’s Room,” where each line of the poem is a clue that tells you where to click to get the next part of the story…