Thursday, October 24, 2013

Loup-Garou and Monster Pie 2 for sale

Just in time for Halloween you can get both Monster Pie 2 and Legend of the Loup-Garou sent directly to your door!
Monster Pie2!
or you could get them both plus some other stuff! HERE

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Loup-Garou page 32

Loup-Garou page 32
the final page, folks.
So I hope you enjoyed this. I plan on posting an older comic here next, "I'm Worried About SAMMY". But before I do that I'm going to be moving across the country to California, so I might not be posting very often for the next few weeks. So in case I don't talk to you before then, have a happy Halloween!
Y'all come back now!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Loup-Garou page 28

an action packed page, Loup-Garou vs gator, winner takes Lynn!
Only 2 more weeks until this story ends!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Loup-Garou page 24

Loup-Garou page 24
she rises and finds...
this is the page that my friend Donna saw and asked me "What's wrong with you, Denis?"
Apparently I drew her nightmare!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Loup-Garou page 23

Loup-Garou page 23
Just got back from a weekend at FantaCon. Not ready to get back into the real world.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Loup-Garou page 22

Loup-Garou page 22
getting super close to FantaCon.
I think I might have invented a new comic symbol thing in this page. Someone's dying breath/word balloon becomes a ghost shape. You saw it here first!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fantacon this weekend

Hey Guys!

So as you may know I'll be in Albany, New York this weekend for FANTACON

Steve Bissette arranged for CCS to table there with him! I can predict right now that it's going to be a pretty insane show. I'm going down with fellow CCS alumns Ian Richardson and Carl Antonowicz.
I'm also going to have a crap ton of comics there, the complete Amelia (of course) the newly printed Legend of the Lou-Garou (buy it there, so you don't have to wait to find out what happens!) Bingo Baby(!) the NEW issue of Monster Pie as well as the last issue, Horror Boom!, Klown from the Moon, some prints, stickers and eyeballs, AND some VHS and DVDS for sale. This is by far the most I've ever brought to a show and it'll be interesting to see how it all fits on a table!
Also, I'm genuinely pumped to just go to this thing, Tom Savini is going to be there, the cast of the original Night of the Living Dead, and more. I'm going to horror-nerd out over there.
So I hope to see you there!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Loup-Garou page 21

Loup-Garou page 21
Do you reject satan? A serious page about God and stuff.
Oh man, so the book is printed, I'm going to have a lot of good stuff at Fantacon, including Bingo Baby!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Loup-Garou page 17

Loup-Garou page 17
As I write this I've just finished penciling the last page. Hopefully the comic will be done and in print for my next Con, which will be September 14th, at FantaCon in Albany New York. More info about that later.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Loup-Garou page 9

Loup-Garou page 9
splash page! get it?
Well I'm teaching 2 days of a comic workshop in Springfield, VT this week. Day 1 was a success, so far so good.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Loup-Garou page 4

Loup-Garou page 4
Page 4, time to find out the myth of the Loup-Garou. Maybe it's just a campfire story, maybe it's real. If you're obeying the rules it doesn't matter either way...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Loup-Garou page 1

Loup-Garou page 1
I'm launching my first "Web Comic" today. Legend of the Loup-Garou. Look for it to update every Monday and Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bingo Baby!

Watch this awesome video.
So last summer I took part in a really cool comics experiment run by Jason Lutes.
Me Joe Lambert, Donna Almendrala, Amelia Onorato, and Bill Bedard all created a story using an improv based board game and then used that story as the template for writing and drawing a graphic novel.
It was a great experiment, a great opportunity to work with friends and great cartoonists, and it ended in a great comic.
When I was a young kid my dad and I would create our own stories as my bedtime stories. From what I remember they mostly were about a kid named Rat-tat-touille (there was an extra syllable in his name) and Apple Sauce. It was my first introduction to creating my own fiction and maybe the beginning of my life as a cartoonist. Making this book was the closest I've come to that very early memory of storytelling.

This is the character I created, "Goldie".

Well, the comic is done, and now we're doing a kickstarter for it. We have 9, count 'em, 9 days to go, so please got check it out and think about contributing!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Women in Horror Continued

Here's another sample of Betsey's art. She did this as a pin-up for the back of Amelia Part 5.
Bestey pin-up
As you can see I think she captured the characters pretty well. Someday I hope to make a Failwolves meets Sammy comic with her.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Women in Horror Month 2013

So once again it's Women In Horror Recognition Month

And as a return to this poor neglected blog I'll be talking all about one of the super ladies of horror alternative comics, my pal, all around awesome lady, Betsey Swardlick.

Betsey is seen at the far right, next to me and Penina Gal. Others in picture not important right now...

I've known Betsey since she was an intern at CCS way way back when I was like a freshman or something. Since then she's moved to Japan, graduated to CCS, moved to one of my home towns, moved to Maine, become some sort of roller derby all star, and more.
Bets was one of the editors of the Werewolf Anthologies Which you can buy HERE and are awesome. I'm in 3 of them I think. Let's look at some covers!

Betsey drew the cover for that last one, wrestling werewolves!
Inside The Werewolf anthology Bets created her characters Ellen and Hallie, the FailWolves.

Failwolves now is on it's 7th issue, I think. And I really can not describe how good a comic it is well enough. Vegan werewolves struggling through life and shit. It's good stuff.
Failwolves walks a line between humor, horror, auto-bio, and whatever else Betsey wants to put into it. But it won't disappoint true horror fans. Every issue introduces more elements into her own unique werewolf cannon. For instance we have seen there are multiple types of lychanthropy in her world, including those born werewolves that transform into straight up wolves that somehow retain the ability to talk like humans.

Ellen and Hailie

I could send you to Betsey's blog, but it hasn't been updated in years, unfortunately she seems to have terrible web presence. BUT, she will be at CAKE and MeCAF this year, so good to both of those and buy her monster comics.

Betsey, Jon Chad, and I are kings I tell ya, KINGS!

Okay, I could keep on talking about her, and all the cool stuff she's up to, including a big sci-fi musical monster 70s thing I'm working on with her and other cool people, but that wouldn't be entirely horror related. Entirely.

Go, friend her, buy her comics, get out of here.

Women in Horror Appreciation Month

I just became a Women in Horror Month Ambassador! Around 4 I'll be making a post about a specific woman in horror, but until then here's all you need to know about Women in Horror Appreciation Month.

Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists underrepresented female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. WiHM seeks to expose and break down social constructs and miscommunication between female professionals while simultaneously educating the public about discrimination and how they can assist the female gender in reaching equality.
A world wherein all individuals are equally given the opportunity to create, share, and exploit their concept of life, pain, and freedom of expression.
Absolutely. Otherwise, WiHM would not exist. Women are still not offered the same pay and opportunities as their male colleagues in many industries, particularly the arts. Discrimination runs rampant in Hollywood and its very difficult for females (even well-known actresses) to get their films funded by major studios. Statistics prove that women are still not offered the same opportunities as men due to an array of reasons from discrimination to female professionals accepting less than they are worth in order to receive the same opportunities as their male colleagues.
In other parts of the world, women are still stoned to death for speaking their minds, excommunicated when they are sexually violated, and not offered proper education. Atrocities continue to happen that force the female gender to be subservient to a patriarchal system that tells them how to dress, who to marry, and what they should do with their lives. All discrimination must be exposed and obliterated for the female gender to truly achieve equality.
WiHM focuses on supporting the achievements of women who utilize the most extreme mirror available in storytelling: horror. We encourage women to explore and represent these horrors constructively, in positive environments.

• In the 1920s there were no more than 10 women working in Hollywood in leadership positions.
• In 2009, the mainstream film industry’s ratio was 16% women to 84% men.
• In 2011, women made up only 5% of directors working in Hollywood.

WiHM was created with no exclusion. Men play a vital part in the female gender reaching equality. There are many male WiHM Ambassadors and artists who choose to assist and work with professional and talented underrepresented females. Be a guiding example of a male who respects both genders equally.
Personal Responsibility.
We all must take personal responsibility in our beliefs, values, and actions. Participating in positive, constructive environments that encourage and provide a safe platform for women to share and explore is vital.
Education is essential for both genders. Knowledge is power. Understanding history and where that puts us today politically and socially demonstrates how we are interpreting each other and ourselves.
Work with Women.
Finding professional females to work with in leadership positions is one of the most important actions you can take to assist the movement. Don’t just work with a female because of her gender, work with her because she has a lot to bring to the table.
Banish social constrictions.
Stereotyping, judging, cattiness, competitiveness, comparing, and gossip. All of these actions hurt both men and women. We are all on our own path in life, careers, and personal relationships. Both genders are encouraged to play into these cultural expectations when they are young, which can create judgment of those who are different. Stop it.
Be a WiHM Ambassador.
Every February, WiHM Ambassadors host charity events (blood drives, film screenings, art shows), write blogs and articles, conduct interviews, and create videos and podcasts for mass consumption. All of these events and content specifically represent and assist the underrepresented female genre artist and are for philanthrpopic reasons only. No profit is made from WiHM, or the Viscera organization.
Go to the events, read the articles, watch the videos. Be conscious of the fact that you are consuming different perspectives of a movement that is assisting a struggle that women have experienced for at least the last four thousand years: equality. We have incredible potential right now to destroy discrimination. It deserves your attention.
Donate to WiHM. All funds go directly into the organization to improve the events, materials, and outreach. WiHM needs the support of the public.
Support other organizations.
Organizations such as CARE, Women for Women International, RAINN, and WIF. All these organizations work hard all year round to assist women in achieving equality. Visit their websites and educate yourself.
The Board of Directors for WiHM is comprised of women from all facets of the horror film industry, including WiHM founder Hannah Forman, Debbie Rochon, Jovanka Vuckovic, Heidi Honeycutt, Jen and Sylvia Soska, and Shannon Lark.
WiHM is a service provided by the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 non profit organization expanding opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers and artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the film industry.