Books/Mags/Comics

KAGEMONO

KAGEMONO is a series of horror comics anthologies edited by Jason Franks and published under his Black Glass Press imprint between 2008 and 2011. Over the course of three years and four publications, Kagemono grew from a skimpy 28 page comic (Kagemono Vol.01 #1 and #2) into a massive 140 page paperback (Kagemono vol.03).

Kagemono #1     Kagemono #2     Kagemono: Tooth and Claw     Kagemono: Flowers and Skulls

Kagemono is filled with smart, nasty stories that covered the entire spectrum of the horror genre from splatterpunk to urban fantasy to black humour, always with an eye to new approaches and non-traditional stories.

Kagemono published high quality work from first time creators as well as underground comix veterans and seasoned Big Two professionals from Europe and America. Justin Jordan (Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Green Lantern, Shadowman) was first published in these pages.

All four Kagemono publications can be purchased direct from Blackglass Press.

The trade paperback sized volumes are available from amazon.com:
KAGEMONO: TOOTH AND CLAW
KAGEMONO: FLOWERS AND SKULLS

While no plans exist to assemble any more Kagemono material, there are plans afoot to release a paperback collection of the two Kagemono single issues.

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The List – Graphic Novel by Paul Bedford, Henry Pop and Tom Bonin

“The List is the first and only Australian graphic novel to have been optioned for feature film.

1208541_10151920719431449_1812391224_nThat is no small feat considering the hundreds of works released by publishers, traditional, independent and those who are based overseas which have produced works by Australian creators.

Synopsis: In this 200 page critically acclaimed modern psych-horror epic, a young man is visited by an Angel bearing the New Commandments, and an offer: should the man complete each of the Commandments, his family will be granted an eternal place in God’s House.

But has this quest truly been sent from Heaven, or is it simply the imaginings of a madman with a mind from Hell?

The List is a work which respects the intelligence of its audience, challenging the reader to piece together the events and hidden clues as they search for reason amongst the insanity.

Relentlessly brutal, challenging and confronting, The List creates a waking nightmare, employing disturbing themes and psychological implications to as opposed to cheap scare tactics to tap into its reader’s psyche. It leaves an unshakable impression.

Comparisons: Seven, The Crow, A Clockwork Orange, Memento.”

Buy it HERE: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0646510657

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