Kerrang! interview and LBDSM Chapter 3
Kerrang!, the world’s biggest-selling weekly rock magazine, have featured my 44FLOOD folk-horror comic HERETICS for the second time. Kerrang! published a full-length interview with me and Martin Simmonds about the origins of the series, how the Manson Family played into its conception and the series ties to all kinds of rock, metal and punk.
This week on Saturday 4 February 2017 I’ll be exhibiting at True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham, UK, with HERETICS co-creator Martin Simmonds. We’ll be selling copies of HERETICS issue zero (also available online through Forbidden Planet), the comic that Rob Williams (DC Comics: Suicide Squad, Vertigo: Unfollow) described as “a fine looking nightmare” and about which David Hine (Image Comics: Bulletproof Coffin, Marvel Comics: Spider-Man Noir) said “if this were a movie it would be rated ‘R’ with coarse language, nudity in a sexual situation, alcohol abuse and frequent bloody violence”.
At True Believers I’ll also be launching Chapter Three of my Gothic-horror series with Karen Yumi Lusted, La Belle Dame Sans Merci.
Featuring a love story for the ages about two lost souls damned to hell, and based on the John Keats poem of the same name, La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a contemporary exploration of the concept of the femme fatale. The new 36-page chapter of the series, which has been recommended by The Times Literary Supplement, The Beat and Exquisite Terror, features pinups by Sally Jane Thompson (Fresh Romance, Atomic Sheep) and Luna-Razuli, with design by Michael Stock (HERETICS, The Kill Screen).
Thanks to Kerrang!, Forbidden Planet, Thought Bubble, The Big Bang, Bleeding Cool, Big Comic Page, Exquisite Terror, Geek Native, Multiversity Comics, Lady Beck and Comic Book Resources for all their support in 2016. I appreciate the work of everyone that took the time to interview us, share a news story or came to see us at the HERETICS exhibition last year. Let’s keep spreading comics of the darkest and most disturbing kind!