David Hitchcock is quite simply an amazing artist. Leah and I have worked with Dave a few times on UK small press things and have been trying for years to get a larger project sorted with him. We’re still trying, and very much hoping that 2018 will be the year it finally happens.
A while back he and writer Jason Cobley worked together on a GN adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story The Signalman.
If you enjoyed Vol 1 of our our M. R. James adaptations then this is going to be a book you need to get hold of.
The Signalman is £7 including P&P to the UK, £14 elsewhere. To order your copies from Dave PayPal funds to black_boar1 [at] yahoo [dot] com, or contact Jason via his website.
The first volume of our adaptation of M. R. James’ classic Ghost Story collection is now available to pre-order via Amazon and Amazon UK. The book will be out in October, just in time for Halloween.
Curl up by the fire and enter the sinister, supernatural world of Montague Rhodes James (1862 1936), the master of the English ghost story. Chillingly atmospheric, quietly terrifying, M. R. James s stories explore the darkness just beyond the flicker of the candle, behind the creaking door. “Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 1” comprises graphic adaptations of four of James s most compelling and unsettling stories, plunging readers into a world of pervasive, creeping disquiet a world populated by vengeful phantoms, disturbing visions, and spectral works of art. Published on the 80th anniversary of James s death, this is a graphic novel to be read on a winter s night, a book to curl up with but not a book for the faint-hearted.
Ghost Stories gives a new lease of life to some of James’s best-known works: “Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book” (illus. Aneke), “Lost Hearts” (illus. Kit Buss), “The Mezzotint” (illus. Fouad Mezher) and “The Ash-tree” (illus. Alisdair Wood). Vanishing children, spectral works of art, vengeance from beyond the grave: these tales have it all.
Years and years ago, inspired in no small way by Brian J. Showers’ wonderful book The Bleeding Horse and Other Ghost Stories, I wrote a little thing which was micro published by the man’s very own Swan River Press. It was supposed to be part of an collection which never quite came together.
Years later, I saw that Ghostwoods Books were looking for Lovecraftian submissions for a new anthology they were putting together. I submitted the same story and, with a few minor edits, it was accepted.
Cthulhu Lives! came out in 2014 and my own, by now several years old, tale On the Banks of the River Jordan was included among the fine tales by the likes of Michael Grey, Greg Stolze, and others.
Now, the book has been released as an audio download read by Leeman Kessler and the always wonderful Alasdair Stuart.
It’s just $8 for seventeen stories plus extras and is available from audio.gwdbooks.com
(Update: Cthulhu Lives! is now also available on Audible, US: UK: )
Legends of Red Sonja #3
This bold experiment in anthology storytelling continues as the GREY RIDERS continue their quest to hunt and kill Red Sonja, but is she truly guilty of the horrendous crimes she is accused of? Spectacular short stories by Rhianna (Tomb Raider) Pratchett, Leah (Damsels, Sherlock Holmes) Moore, Nicola (Earth Two, Secret Six) Scott, and series regular Gail (Batgirl) Simone.
Available January 22nd from Dynamite Entertainment
Nine part historic horror action fantasy Black Shuck, written by Moore & Reppion with art by Steve “Zenith” Yeowell coming to the pages of 2000 AD soon.
Cthulhu Lives! anthology coming soon from Ghostwoods Books featuring On the Banks of the River Jordan.
Cover by gaborcsigas.