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  • Five Graphic Novels to Make You Lose Sleep

    1. SUICIDE FOREST

    Suicide Forest
    is written by El Torres, with art by Gabriel Hernandez. The plot deals with a real forest in Japan, Aokigahara, that is a popular place for suicides. Ghosts and wilderness that makes people want to kill themselves? Sign me up!

    2.THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2)

    Thomas Ligotti writes absolutely terrifying fiction. For proof of this, we need look no further than Volume 1 and 2 of The Nightmare Factory.
    A variety of authors and artists help to bring some of Ligotti’s heart rate increasing, sanity questioning fiction to life. Stand outs include a story in Volume 1 about mannequins, and a story about gas station carnivals in volume 2. Those two stories in particular really fucked me up.

    3.30 DAYS OF NIGHT (Primarily 1st volume through third volume, and Red Snow)

    If you read horror comics you already know about 30 Days of Night.
    Even if you don’t, you probably have already heard of 30 Days of Night. The one that started it all, volume 1 of 30 Days of Night, was written by Steve Niles (personal favorite) with art by Ben Templesmith (Clearly, I’m obsessed). Red Snow, a later volume that incorporates a Nazi occupation of snow-swept Russia with vampires, was written and drawn by Templesmith, who is like a shot of adrenaline to the arm of horror comics. (Even if he isn’t great with feet…)

    4.THE EXTREMIST

    I’ve already written a post about The Extremist, so read this article to get up to speed. At bottom of article… It is creepy, it deals with kinky sex and murder, what the hell more could you ask for, sicko?! Go get

    5.WELCOME TO HOXFORD (I swear Templesmith does not send me checks in the mail…)

    I apologize in advance to Ben Templesmith for talking about him incessantly. I’m really not as creepy and stalkerish as I seem, Ben. It’s just that I love your art, and the things you choose to write about are what get me going. What can I say, the man taps into a primal part of me, that wants to look at panel after panel of fucked up, sharp and angular monsters… and squids. Not to mention everything I’ve read that Templesmith has had a part in the writing process of is funny; imbued with both a razor sharp wit, and the occasional gross out humor. Yet, to simply label Templesmith’s work funny, is to only categorize a small part of it. The majority of it is dark, and brutal; it is the art of your nightmares, and it wants to eat you, while making a snide remark.
    One final personal note; my dream is to one day have a commissioned self portrait piece by Templesmith. I think that this dream isn’t terribly far fetched, so it could happen sometime in the next…ten years. Damnit, i need a real job…
    Oh, and this comic fucking rules. Welcome To Hoxford.


  • Horror Comics Run-Down: Little Sisters Doom Hellboy Extremist

    In the interest of maintaining what little amount of sanity I have, after this Horror Comics Run-Down I’m going to stick to trade paper backs of comics. This is simply because I have so many comics floating around my house, and I lose track of what number I’m on very easily. So, from now on, only trade paperbacks, but for this post I’m still going to talk about The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Little Sisters of Eluria 1, Edge of Doom 2, and Hellboy: The Sleeping and The Dead Issue 1. Afterwards, I will extoll the genius of The Extremist, which I have in trade paperback form.

    So First off The Little Sisters of Eluria. Written by Robin Furth and Peter David, with art by Luke Ross and Richard Isanove. What can I say, it’s there. Didn’t leave much of an impression, until the end where we see The Sisters in question. Next.

    Edge of Doom number two by Steve Niles with art by Kelley Jones. I was kind of confused by this, as I guess I didn’t realize Edge of Doom was going to be an anthology type of thing. Still, this story was cool, a typical guy trapped on a planet with no hope of rescue story, with a twist. Next.

    Hellboy The Sleeping and The Dead issue one, with a story by Mike Mignola and art by Scott Hampton. I really like the story so far, even though vampires have been done to death in everything. When done by a master like Mignola though, for some reason I will sit through it. Despite the fact that I’m getting dangerously close to being really fucking sick of vampires. Next.

    Ah yes, this little gem. This little book is very disturbing, and I loved it. The Extremist, written by Peter Milligan with art by Ted Mckeever, is very heavy on the S and M thing. It’s a leather clad look at the seedy side of life, and I loved every page of it. It was actually put out in 1993, and was re-released under the Vertigo Resurrected line. Quite an interesting line indeed, one which you might blow off a fine piece of ass, perchance?