Mixing three of the most important elements in any horror/noir tale, the newly announced “TRENCHCOATS, CIGARETTES, AND SHOTGUNS” was (after hearing plenty of unofficial rumors over the past few weeks) formally announced by publishers Asylum Press and 803 Studios. The book will be penned by Chuck Brown and illustrated by Phillip Neundorf, and clock in at 88 pages. Below you can check out the cover art and the official synopsis, while if you make the jump you can get even more information on the title straight from scribe Chuck Brown, illustrator Philip Nuendorf, and Publisher Frank Forte. Read on for the skinny…
WRITTEN BY: Chuck Brown
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Philipp Neundorf
COVERS BY: Nat Jones
In a world filled with mech wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso, and demons that run wild on earth, a mysterious hit man named Trypp only relies on three things – his trenchcoat, his cigarettes and his shotguns. A new kind of crime family emerges in New York City, one that uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the attributes of demons. When the demonic mob murders Trypp’s friend, he cuts a path of death, destruction, and blood to avenge her – and embraces the darkness in his own heart.”
“TRENCHCOATS, CIGARETTES, AND SHOTGUNS” Drops This June From Asylum Press/803 Studios! (MSRP-$9.95) “I’m really excited to be working with Chuck brown and Philipp Neundorf to publish this incredible story, “explains Publisher Frank Forte, ” It’s very original, with a dark storyline and twisted characters. It’s exactly what Asylum Press wants to bring to the masses.”
Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns is set in a world filled with mech wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso and demons that run wild on earth, a mysterious hit man named Trypp only relies on three things, his trenchcoat, his cigarettes and his shotguns. A new kind of crime family begins to emerge in New York City, one that uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the speed, strength and other attributes of demons from Hell. When the demonic mob murders the friend of a mysterious hit man named, Trypp; he begins to leave a path of death, destruction and blood to avenge her. But he also begins to embrace the darkness within his soul.
“Working with Philipp Neundorf was a writer’s dream, ” explains writer Chuck Brown, “though we bumped heads now and again he was able to take the world of Trench coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns to new heights. Assembling this book took a lot of sleepless nights, time & sweat. But in the end I thinks we created something unique and special. Take away all the demons, death, magic and mayhem in the book you’re left with a simple story about a grain of good trying to say afloat in a sea evil. Something I think a lot of people can relate to and enjoy reading.”
Artist Philip Nuendorf reminisces about creating Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns; “Doing a full color page a day for around three months is an intense period of time. Even more when strong personalities like Chuck and I meet. Often enough we were crushing our heads like Trypp the demons in the book. Back then, after bandaging my wounds and then looking at the pages, I felt it was worth the fight. And as I was looking at the book again for the occasion I still feel like that. Doing comics next to the big productions is tough. But damn worth the experience.”
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