As publisher Archaia continues to push the envelope and bring comic book fans everywhere some of the newest and most original voices in the genres of horror and sci-fi, they also seem to be bringing readers some of the most promising stories as well. Case in point – Mike Kennedy, creator and author of the upcoming hardcover graphic novel, “BLEEDOUT”. The collaborative effort matches Mike up with some of the genres best and brightest illustrators, such as Howard Chaykin, Ben Templesmith, and Glenn Fabry, just to name a few. Mike was kind enough to take the time to sit down and chat with myself and Johnny_Trouble over the weekend at C2E2, and inside you can see the interview in its entirety. Read on for the skinny!
It is that time of year again. When the best of the best in the comic book industry descend upon the metropolitan Chicago area for the largest comic book convention in the Midwest. That’s right, we are talking about the second annual Comic and Entertainment Expo known as C2E2! This year the Bloody-Disgusting.com Graphic Content crew will be broadcasting LIVE from the convention floor, bringing you the latest breaking news, panel coverage, and video interviews with some of the leading names in the industry such as Tim Seeley (“HACK/SLASH”), Scott Snyder (“AMERICAN VAMPIRE”), Ben Templesmith (“CHOKER”, “30 DAYS OF NIGHT”), Cullen Bunn (“THE DAMNED”, “THE SIXTH GUN”), and many, many more! Myself, interview contributor Johnny_Trouble, and photo journalist JerryBaker will be braving the hordes of crazed fans, exhibitors, and cosplayers to bring you all of your comic and genre needs. On top of our nonstop coverage here on the Graphic Content main page, you can keep up with our LIVE Twitter updates all weekend long beginning tomorrow at 10 AM CDT! (Links provided below) Be sure to keep it locked here at BD and Twitter for all the insanity, and if we make it back alive Monday morning, you just might get some bonuses.
It is sad to see Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith’s thoroughly entertaining noir piece “CHOKER” end tomorrow as the 5th issue in the five part miniseries is set to drop, but what more could fans have asked for from the duo’s near masterpiece? If you missed out on “CHOKER” then we feel nothing but pity for you all, and for those who have stuck it out with the series throughout its run you can check out one final 5 page preview. Read on for the skinny!
The creative duo of Ben Templesmith (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”) and Ben McCool have done readers a HUGE service in delivering their horror laden mini-series epic titled ‘CHOKER’ this year in partnership with publisher Image. The series is on the fast track towards what will undoubtedly be a thrilling climax, and the road to the end began yesterday with issue #4. Beyond the break you can check out an epic 9 page preview of the issue just in case you’re one of those who haven’t discovered this little gem yet. Read on for the skinny!
So last month we brought you a month’s worth of exclusive content from up and coming Indy publisher, Hardway Studios, and that was a lot of fun, so we decided to do it all over again this month. Only this time we went a step further and teamed up with someone that I have been getting all kinds of questions about, none other then the crazy people that brought you “GODKILLER”, Halo-8! All month long we will be bringing readers exclusive content from the ‘illustrated’ film makers in anticipation of the release of “GODKILLER” itself later this month! But of course we will also be covering their other projects such as “THE LONG KNIVES”, “LOADED BIBLE”, “MEDUSA YEAR ONE”, and more. So what are you waiting for?! Make the jump for my FULL interview with Halo-8 founder Matt Pizzolo as we speak at length about all of the upcoming projects from the company, how he got started, and more! I will warn you though, you might want to make sure that you don’t have anywhere that you need to be for awhile. Read on for the skinny!
Things just keep getting better and better in the world of Halo-8, and this past weekend at C2E2 the company revealed details on some of its future releases that will follow the release of the highly anticipated “GODKILLER”. One of these films will be written and illustrated exclusively for the company by none other than “30 DAYS OF NIGHT” illustrator and “WORMWOOD” scribe Ben Templesmith! Inside you can get all the details on the announcement straight from the man himself. Read on for the skinny.
It is looking more and more like next weekend’s C2E2 convention is going to be a huge day for horror fans. Yesterday we brought you the news of the planned “THE LONG KNIVES” illustrated film from production company Halo 8, and today we have gotten word that they will be working with fan favorites Tim Seeley (“HACK/SLASH”, “LOADED BIBLE”) and Ben Templesmith (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”, “CHOKER”)! Read on for all the news PLUS get a special look at the teaser trailer for the full length feature of “GODKILLER” that will also be premiering at the convention (Starring Genre Vets Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, and Lance Henriksen!) Read on for the skinny.
If there is one thing to be said about Ben Templesmith (’30 Days of Night’) it’s that he knows how to pick projects. He is one of the most sought after names in the business right now so it is interesting that he is so picky about what he puts his name on, and doesn’t do like many have and just take on 15 separate projects at once so he can cash in on his own success. So this is why it never goes unnoticed when Ben decides to fully illustrate an entire series like he has chosen to do with Ben McCool’s ‘CHOKER’. However, if the first issue is any sort of indicator of what we are to expect from the series, then it might just be the writing that makes this one stand out. Read on for the review.
Fresh off the crowded floors of Comic-con comes more concrete info for the one-shot story of Dead Space Extraction which is based on the upcoming Wii game. I liked the original comic series more than I did the games so I hope it keeps that degree of quality. Expansive info after the break…
When I say comic adaptation of a video game series, a Pavlovian response in most readers is to cringe and/or vomit. One of the few adaptations not to do that was last years’ Dead Space comics(which is currently in paperback.) Well the team that brought you that is back to go back to the hell filled with necromorphs with Dead Space: Extraction out September 9. This should be pretty fun but I am sad it’s only a one shot…synopsis after the break.
Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse) did a guest stint on MTV’s Splash Page. He discusses what makes a horror comic in his own charming way, and the process of comic making. Click Here to check out the blog. Also make sure to check out his baby eating filled Twitter Feed …man is a genius.
Ben Templesmith released some more images of his Dracula reworking off his blog. These three images are getting me excited for the upcoming 27 all new color images to go along with the story. Hit the jump to see the other two…
Graphic Content just found out from Variety, that the movie rights to Ben Templesmith’s Welcome to Hoxford comic has been bought by 1492. These seems like a odd choice to buy film rights too, but I’m very confident that it can be an amazing movie in the right hands. The story is about a psychiatrist and a patient trying to escape an institution run by werewolves, no stupid love stories or super heroes in this comic. The comic version of Welcome to Hoxford is available now. More info about the buy after the break.
A while back on the Dead Pixels Podcast, I had an interview with writer and artist Ben Templesmith about Dead Space. I randomly asked him a question about Doctor Who, since I am a huge fan. He then stated that he was working on an actual Doctor Who comic and it’s even more horror based. The comic that he was talking about is coming at the end of next month and it’s called ‘The Whispering Gallery.” I am very excited about this and Ben has recently showed the three covers to the issue. Hit the break for more information and the three covers…
Comic’s favorite vagabond, Ben Templesmith, is bringing a special Wormwood one-shot comic right before the end of the year.
This is a set of 2 little-known stories and one all new one for the gentleman corpse….more info after the break READ MORE