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Title: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 24 August, 2011, 07:36:50 pm
Talking with Locustsofdeath the other day, we thought it would be a good idea if we tried our hand at a new comic, trying to capture the flavour of the 70s Marvel comics like Tomb of Dracula and the 80s comic, Scream!

Now we can't do it all ourselves (well we could but we don't want to) so this is where you all come in.
Any writers out there care to contribute short one-off terror tales, or episodes of six to eight  pages (which would basically work as stand alone adventures) for a recurring character?
Any small press artists want to join in? Any budding Alfredo Alcala or Gene Colans out there? We need strip artists and pin-up artists.
And if there is anyone willing to create the title logo that would be fantastic too!

Email or PM me (or Locust) if any of this appeals and we'll let you have more details.

You could also let us know what you think of the idea - would you buy a copy? We want to know if everybody else is as keen on the idea as we are!!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Cthulouis on 24 August, 2011, 07:54:32 pm
Email sent  :D
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Greg M. on 24 August, 2011, 08:12:51 pm
Well, as a both a profound Scream! fan and a shameless self-touting writer-whore, I would happily both read and write for such a publication. Yes.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 24 August, 2011, 08:14:25 pm
WRITERS: there are two types of scripts we are going for.

1. One-off Terror Tales from 1-4 pages. Must be self-contained, beginning, middle and end, with a considerable twist. Send your completed script.

2. Scripts that will contain recurring characters. These characters will feature in self-contained 6 or 8 page scripts. We do not want scripts for these quite yet - what we want are descriptions of your character and his world, his ambitions, goals, motivations. Bad guy or good guys or anti-heroes or anti-villains. If we like your idea, we'll ask for scripts.

Absolutely no sci-fi - this is a pure horror mag. Monsters of all kinds are allowed, but we want gothic horror along the lines of Tales of the Zombie, Tomb of Dracula, EC horror comics and scream. All we ask for are original takes on horror themes. You want to do zombies, yeah cool, right on, but please do not give us the usual rundown of cliches. Vampires, same thing, but give us something different.

Cheers guys. I look forward to hearing from you.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 24 August, 2011, 08:16:37 pm
Bagsy be in it.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 24 August, 2011, 08:37:31 pm
ARTISTS: We are also on the look out for covers, pinups and illos for features. We could also use a logo designed!

WRITERS 2: Every mag will have a write-up or two on gothic horror, be it comics, literature or movies. For example, issue 1 will see a write-up on mummy films by Davey, and the history of Scream! by maryanddavid. Interviews are also welcome.

We are shooting to have the first issue released Halloween 2012.

Cheers
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Greg M. on 24 August, 2011, 08:45:53 pm
For example, issue 1 will see a write-up on mummy films by Davey

I look forward to seeing if Frank Agrama's 'Dawn of the Mummy' merits a mention.  :)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 24 August, 2011, 08:46:50 pm
For example, issue 1 will see a write-up on mummy films by Davey

I look forward to seeing if Frank Agrama's 'Dawn of the Mummy' merits a mention.  :)

There were five good minutes in that film!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Greg M. on 24 August, 2011, 08:50:01 pm
For example, issue 1 will see a write-up on mummy films by Davey

I look forward to seeing if Frank Agrama's 'Dawn of the Mummy' merits a mention.  :)

There were five good minutes in that film!

There were, you just have to slog through a lot to get to them. I have an inexplicable fondness for the film... much like 'Burial Ground', it's got something...
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 24 August, 2011, 08:54:43 pm
Originality? Pah! Throws away script for Druffy the vampire slater.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Kirbs on 24 August, 2011, 09:10:10 pm
Have a idea for this just need to get my story into script form. Very intreated :)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: DoomBot on 24 August, 2011, 09:14:24 pm
I'd be interested in doing some arty stuff for this. Follow the weblink on my profile to see my portfolio.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: IAMTHESYSTEM on 24 August, 2011, 09:33:11 pm
It's a sale already far as I'm concerned. :)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 24 August, 2011, 09:48:43 pm
I'd be interested in doing some arty stuff for this. Follow the weblink on my profile to see my portfolio.

Lovely work, DoomBot - would love to have you on board.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Simud on 24 August, 2011, 10:02:12 pm
That IS a great idea, for sure. I'll dig out some horror stuff I've got in the backyard and send you a script.

By the way, there's a friend of mine who'd like to have a go at the logo. Is there a name or any idea yet?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 24 August, 2011, 10:06:17 pm
If nothing else this has sent me on a fabulous nerd-google gawping at Tomb of Dracula's art. Absolutely astounding stuff.

Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 24 August, 2011, 10:26:52 pm
Thanks for the fantastic response so far chaps! Everyone who has volunteered their services - we'd love to have you all involved! I'll get back to you all individually tomorrow with more detail - cheers!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Heath C Ackley on 24 August, 2011, 10:28:21 pm
I'm sure to have a horror script or two festering in the vaults somewhere.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 24 August, 2011, 10:29:02 pm
I'm sure to have a horror script or two festering in the vaults somewhere.

Horror scripts should fester, yes.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 24 August, 2011, 10:55:20 pm
Love to do a page or two.. Or a logo. Or a pin-up. Or anything really. I JUST LOVE YOU GUYS.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 24 August, 2011, 10:57:18 pm
Love to do a page or two.. Or a logo. Or a pin-up. Or anything really. I JUST LOVE YOU GUYS.

Foxy, would you want to design our "Crypt Keeper" editor?!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 24 August, 2011, 10:58:50 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: flip-r mk2 on 24 August, 2011, 11:18:35 pm
You can count me in for some art duties.


filip
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: chaingunchimp on 25 August, 2011, 09:10:50 am
yep id be up for this.
sure I could prob come up with a wee script or pin up or whatever.
I’ll mull it over and see what i can come up with.
and as usual if u guys need any design work or letters give us a shout sure.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: johnnystress on 25 August, 2011, 09:20:59 am
I'd like to do something for this too

Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 25 August, 2011, 10:25:10 am
Chimp, Johnny - be delighted to have you both on board.

Writers - we are already receiving reams of Terror Tales. Bear in mind that the magazine will be focused on its recurring characters; only one Terror Tale will appear in each issue. Figure that this is going to be a quarterly mag at first, so your TT has either got to be arsom (because we've already got several arsom scripts in the mail) or it may sit unpublished for a while.

We'd like to see more characters. This is an opportunity for you to do a bit of world-building.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: El Chivo on 25 August, 2011, 12:02:31 pm
i'm on it like a car bonnet
Count me in chaps

Chi
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Bhuna on 25 August, 2011, 01:40:26 pm
I'm up for a bit of blood and snot!  :P
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Professor Bear on 25 August, 2011, 02:28:12 pm
Great idea!
Is there any way for non-forum members to submit portfolios or proposals?  I ask on behalf of a mate who doesn't use the forum but is a writer and quite a huge Scream and Misty fan even now.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 25 August, 2011, 03:51:19 pm
Is there any way for non-forum members to submit portfolios or proposals?  I ask on behalf of a mate who doesn't use the forum but is a writer and quite a huge Scream and Misty fan even now.

Prof, you've still got my email address, right? If not, potential contributors can send scripts or portfolios to locustsofdeath@googlemail.com (I'll let Davey decide if he wants to put his email address up here.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: strontium_dog_90 on 25 August, 2011, 06:27:09 pm
I'm up for doing something for this - will get cracking!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Van Dom on 25 August, 2011, 09:18:55 pm
Of course you realise I am 100% Game On for this. Would be more interested in the recurring character deal than the Terror Tales. Will have to get the old thinking cap on though. Nevertheless, consider me on board.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Dode C on 25 August, 2011, 10:48:18 pm
Just e-mailed LoD. I'm up for this.
http://thedodecscrawls.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 26 August, 2011, 11:47:16 pm
Right guys - lots of submissions so far, and several good ones.

We need monsters. Good monsters, bad monsters. Monsters.

We have some surprise contributors as well. I'd like to mention then right now, but...oh, you guys are going to be floored. The interest in this has been great.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 27 August, 2011, 06:48:25 am
Yup - the talent rosta interested in this has been amazing - I don't know whether to skip around the room in excitement or just swear at the screen like a tourettes sufferer watching porn.

We have most of the line up for the first issue worked out, but that doesn't mean stop the ideas coming - there's still one story space up for grabs!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: mrstu on 27 August, 2011, 08:37:46 am
ive got some ideas for this. i best get cracking
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 27 August, 2011, 09:23:31 am

We have most of the line up for the first issue worked out, but that doesn't mean stop the ideas coming - there's still one story space up for grabs!

And the Terror Tale for the first issue hasn't yet been decided, though we've got several very strong submissions for it!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Danbell on 27 August, 2011, 11:41:13 am
I've sent a script to Davey but I'd also quite like to draw something too. Thing is, I'm about to start something quite large (30+ pages for next bristol) so I'd like to volunteer for a short script if there are any.

Cheers
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 27 August, 2011, 06:42:07 pm
Okay, that's my idea sent off. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 27 August, 2011, 11:09:31 pm
Okay, that's my idea sent off. Fingers crossed!

I didn't get anything from you, Shark. Perhaps you need to resend it  ;).
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Van Dom on 28 August, 2011, 10:44:11 am
Did you get the mail I sent locusts?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 28 August, 2011, 10:54:59 am
Ate, Van Dom - did you not get my response? If not, I'll get you back today!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 28 August, 2011, 03:48:11 pm
I've sent an email to Dave and one to Locusts - did they get through?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: M.I.K. on 28 August, 2011, 04:03:57 pm
I might be interested in doing something for a later issue of this, but right now Hallowscream (http://www.backfromthedepths.co.uk/thetheatreofterror/2011/news/hallowscream-submission-deadlines/) takes precedence, (which is more about the terror tales than the recurring characters).
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 28 August, 2011, 04:23:45 pm
I've sent an email to Dave and one to Locusts - did they get through?

Got it Shark! Will be having a sit down with Davey in the coming days to discuss all of the submissions at length.

M.I.K. - please do. And Ghostpockets and I will have something for Hallowscream!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 28 August, 2011, 04:26:19 pm
Just got your reply, thanks for that :)

Now, where do I send the cheque...?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Van Dom on 28 August, 2011, 09:34:20 pm
Ate, Van Dom - did you not get my response? If not, I'll get you back today!

Nope, didn't receive your response, locusts, strange that. Heard from Davey though so I know my email got through.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 29 August, 2011, 08:23:53 am
We'll take submissions - both series pitches and Terror Tales scripts - through Hallowe'en night for the first issue. And then comes the difficult task of sorting through everything and arguing our favorites. Thanks everyone for the interest so far!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Simud on 29 August, 2011, 03:17:50 pm
Ah, recurring character sent! See if I can work on a Terror Tale over the week. Do you need a synopsis or a full script for this?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Loaded sumo on 30 August, 2011, 03:10:34 pm
I'm interested, I'll get cracking on a reccuring character story
:)
One question though, I may have just not read any of Locust's posts properly, but is this going to be a publication we see on the shelves, or an online mag?
Cheers,
Loaded sumo
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 30 August, 2011, 03:53:20 pm
Print all the way, baby.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 30 August, 2011, 03:55:02 pm
Ah, recurring character sent! See if I can work on a Terror Tale over the week. Do you need a synopsis or a full script for this?

Oops, my apologies, missed this post. Just a synopsis will be okay for your character idea. Character sketches are welcome to. We'd like to know about your character, the world he lives in and what he's up to in that world! Cheers!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Emperor on 30 August, 2011, 03:59:39 pm
LoD do you want me to email all the gubbins I've PMed you about or are the PMs enough to be going on with?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 30 August, 2011, 04:04:40 pm
LoD do you want me to email all the gubbins I've PMed you about or are the PMs enough to be going on with?

Yikes! Did I not get back to you?! I've forwarded your ideas to Davey, and we already have thoughts on them...I'll message you shortly! Sorry! We've been flooded!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Emperor on 30 August, 2011, 04:13:39 pm
LoD do you want me to email all the gubbins I've PMed you about or are the PMs enough to be going on with?

Yikes! Did I not get back to you?! I've forwarded your ideas to Davey, and we already have thoughts on them...I'll message you shortly! Sorry! We've been flooded!

Oh I'm sure, I just wanted to check that I hadn't dropped the ball at some point, no rush on getting back to me as it sounds like you're run off your feet.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Loaded sumo on 30 August, 2011, 05:32:42 pm
Also, I shall be sending you my recurring character story within the next week I should imagine, would you like a synopsis and first 5 page instalment? That is if the instalments are five pages, or just the sypnopsis?
Cheers again
:)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 30 August, 2011, 06:03:08 pm
Synopsis only at this point - and whatever other materials you feel we'll need. Characters designs, details on the characters and his world, ect. Remember, character stories will be self-contained 8-pagers. There can be an overall arc, but the first episodes, while the mag is new, must be absolutely self-contained so that a new reader can jump on at any point.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Loaded sumo on 30 August, 2011, 06:33:45 pm
Okie dokie, I'll jump into the ideas pool and start something :)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Loaded sumo on 30 August, 2011, 07:09:52 pm
Sent Locust a concept, however I forgot to put a subject in my haste, I hope you'll excuse the mishap
Cheers
Loaded sumo
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Heath C Ackley on 30 August, 2011, 08:59:41 pm

Sent Davey a couple of TT style scripts t'other day. Hope yer got 'em.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Simud on 31 August, 2011, 12:43:56 pm

Oops, my apologies, missed this post. Just a synopsis will be okay for your character idea.

Hey, Locusts, I was actually asking about the short stories.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Ghastly McNasty on 31 August, 2011, 01:36:17 pm
Did some one say Horror Comic? Count me in. Got a few story arcs which should fit the bill.

Not hijacking this project but don't forget Hallowscream (http://www.hallowscream.net) is always on the lookout for horror scripts and strips. We got plenty of story submissions for the 2011 issue but there's still time for any artists who want to draw a story from the scripts we already have. Get in touch ghastlymcnasty@backfromthedepths.co.uk
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Proudhuff on 28 September, 2011, 03:47:03 pm
Davey, you have PM!!  :D
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Proudhuff on 28 September, 2011, 03:53:21 pm
Davey, you have PM!!  :D

Do'h! no you haven't its gone AWOL, will try again...  :-[
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 28 September, 2011, 07:00:31 pm
Well I'll look forward to reading it when you get it sorted ;)

Or you could just email me - daveycandlish[AT]tiscali[DOT]co[DOT]uk

I'm kinda holding the fort on this project as Locusts is rowing his way back across the Black Atlantic...
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Hoagy on 28 September, 2011, 07:36:09 pm
Hey guys. I'm about finished my October deadlines, so I offer my sequential artistry... um, abilities. And not, obviously, my grammatical artistry, abilities.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Proudhuff on 28 September, 2011, 07:42:06 pm
Cheers, Davey,will go and sort that now. I thought Locust might be up to his wotsits with the move,
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 18 October, 2011, 05:27:07 am
October 31st is the deadline for submissions! At that time Davey and I will gather everything we've got and make our selections - that's right, as of this moment nothing is set in stone. Lots of great ideas so far, however; we can easily make a great mag out of what we've got!

p.s. Please, no more Lovecraftian scripts; we've got enough of those piled up to sink R'lyeh next time the stars are right.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 27 October, 2011, 07:14:04 am
Four more days to halloween, halloween, halloween.
Four more days to halloween and that's the deadline!


Get your submissions in by the weekend folks - there's still time to wow us!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 27 October, 2011, 10:24:48 am
Ooh! After having given up on this, I've just had a brainwave about a good character. Are there any arty types out there willing to do a sketch of something before Monday? If so, PM me. If not, well it'll just need to be a written thing I send off. Bah.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 27 October, 2011, 04:50:39 pm
After having given up on this...

Why would you give up?  :D
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 31 October, 2011, 07:15:03 am
Last day for submissions folks - any writers with ideas,characters, pitches; any artists volunteering their services - better make yourselves known before the Great Pumpkin comes a calling...
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 31 October, 2011, 04:32:44 pm
Last day for submissions folks - any writers with ideas,characters, pitches; any artists volunteering their services - better make yourselves known before the Great Pumpkin comes a calling...

Yep, tonight is it...Davey and I will then begin the hard slog to putting out a quality comic. Everyone who's submitted will hear from us in...I'd say two weeks...
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 01 November, 2011, 07:08:10 am
THAT'S IT -submissions closed!

Huge thanks to everyone who offered their services and talents. Locusts and I will start sifting through the offerings and let y'all know who are the lucky ones very shortly.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 29 November, 2011, 05:14:53 pm
UPDATE: Davey and I have selected MOST of the winning submissions for the magazine - but have no fear if you've not heard from us yet, as we're going to decided on a "second wave" of stories that'll start up as the first wave finishes...we have a few tasty treat in store for you lot, promise.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 12 January, 2012, 09:21:06 pm
Gentlemen! The first issue is almost decided upon!
However, we would like to include a 3 or 4 panel droid life-like horror-comedy/comedy-horror strip in each issue - anyone any ideas? (Scripts only please - this is something I want to draw :))

We'll announce the line-up very soon!!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 12 January, 2012, 09:40:20 pm
However, we would like to include a 3 or 4 panel droid life-like horror-comedy/comedy-horror strip in each issue - anyone any ideas? (Scripts only please - this is something I want to draw :))

Strong characters. We need strong characters. Think about Droid Life - such a short strip but all those droids are unique and we have really gotten to know them. That's what we need! Now get writing!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: DoomBot on 12 January, 2012, 11:00:45 pm
So when are you guys going to choose and match up artists to scripts? Or have you done that already?   :-\
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 12 January, 2012, 11:36:39 pm
Not chosen artists for every strip yet, Doombot. So no worries!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Alski on 12 January, 2012, 11:46:54 pm
Comedy strip idea/sample script sent.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 13 January, 2012, 08:31:12 am
Comedy strip idea/sample script sent.

Whilst doing my best not to seem or sound facetious...

I just have to ask - because it's not just you, Alski, but almost every aspiring writer on the forum lately. Why...why does everyone feel the need to post a step-by-step concerning their scripts/pitches/ideas?

"Idea hatched."
"Rough draft authored."
"Script sent." ...and so on.

Is this a sort of "throwing down the gauntlet" to the other small press writers that frequent the forum? Is it to make sure the zine's creators don't accidentally miss your email? I am honestly wondering.

 ;)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Alski on 13 January, 2012, 11:49:52 am
It's because I'm a nob. :P
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Emperor on 13 January, 2012, 01:51:06 pm
Comedy strip idea/sample script sent.

Whilst doing my best not to seem or sound facetious...

I just have to ask - because it's not just you, Alski, but almost every aspiring writer on the forum lately. Why...why does everyone feel the need to post a step-by-step concerning their scripts/pitches/ideas?

"Idea hatched."
"Rough draft authored."
"Script sent." ...and so on.

Is this a sort of "throwing down the gauntlet" to the other small press writers that frequent the forum? Is it to make sure the zine's creators don't accidentally miss your email? I am honestly wondering.

 ;)

Post read.
Points taken on board.
Possibly.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 13 January, 2012, 04:09:45 pm
Haha, okay. I wasn't poking fun at you, Alski, I was just wondering - because you're not the okay fellow doing it. Carry on.  :D.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 13 January, 2012, 07:26:13 pm
Yeah I noticed that - they, unlike layabouts like ourselves, are KEEN ;)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 13 January, 2012, 08:41:48 pm
Haha, okay. I wasn't poking fun at you, Alski, I was just wondering - because you're not the okay only fellow doing it. Carry on.  :D.

Stoopid sell fone speel chekker.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Alski on 13 January, 2012, 11:57:57 pm
I have never been the okay fellow!

I guess it's so others thinking of contributing know who else is stepping up.

Davey liked the humour strip idea, so hopefully that'll be a regular thing.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 14 January, 2012, 01:39:36 am
Davey liked the humour strip idea, so hopefully that'll be a regular thing.

As long as its good it will be  :D.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Alski on 14 January, 2012, 09:22:46 am
Davey liked the humour strip idea, so hopefully that'll be a regular thing.

As long as its good it will be  :D.

How could you doubt me!!!!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Hoagy on 14 January, 2012, 10:50:44 am
I thought Okay fella could have meant the "go to fella", the definitive party notorious for such a thing.

But it's not. It's another stupideous fone post hack.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 15 January, 2012, 07:16:52 am
How could you doubt me!!!!

Um...yeah, sure.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 31 January, 2012, 05:53:05 pm
We have the line-up all decided for the first issue!

This little chap will be hosting the comic
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/AAIEEEEeditor.jpg)

and inside you will find
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/387175_2507283879825_1184906193_32089618_1786605110_n.jpg)
who will also feature as our cover star, as depicted by Neil Ford

there will also be
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/Policecarwithbloodweb.jpg)

and this here's the Major
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/MajorA.jpg)

We will also have two terror tales (scripts now with the artists) and a story called Dark Alliances by Dave Withers (currently doing a slight re-write and yet to have an artist assigned)

Not to mention a 3 panel comedy strip and text pieces on Scream comic and Mummy films!

But we won't tell you the title of the mag until we have the logo designed...

Has that whetted your appetite?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 31 January, 2012, 06:47:42 pm
Davey forgot that there's also the ICE CREAM MAN in the first issue!


That's:

El Bigote by Locust and El Chivo.

Last Road to the Backwoods by Emperor and Mygrimmbrother.

The Major by DodeC and Proudhuff.

Ice Cream Man by Van Dom and Uncle Fester.


Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: El Chivo on 31 January, 2012, 07:36:41 pm
Cool. Look forward to seeing Neil's cover

Chi
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 31 January, 2012, 09:32:43 pm
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/ICECREAMMANPROMO.jpg)

A frame from The Ice Cream Man....


And those terror tales?

The Timeless by Blas Bigatti and Doombot
Waking the Undead by Dave Roberts and Dan Bell

What a line-up!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Simud on 31 January, 2012, 10:46:49 pm
Hey, that's a lot of stuff. Eager to see what comes out of this!!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 02 April, 2012, 06:44:29 am
Just wanted to update everyone on this - we're rolling. Several strips have already been drawn, and they look great. Others are in production. We look to remain in target for a release sometime in October-November (one of those chilly, autumn months for atmosphere).

I'd like to get one more strip going, one that would kick in issue 2. Again, it needs to be horror, and it should feature a great character. Please contact me if you have any ideas, or email me a short synopsis including a character description. Self-contained episodes, but there can be an ongoing/overall story arc. 6-8 pages per epsiode, at least three episodes will need to be written before one of our artists starts on it. Thanks!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 27 August, 2012, 10:39:13 am
Chaps!

The juggernaut is rolling and stories are coming in!  :)
We still hope to have this out in time for a Halloween launch

Can the creatives involved give me a quick PM to let me know how you are getting on with your contribution - first issue is only a couple of months away!

And if anyone not already listed would like to draw a pin up page, just give me a shout  :P
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: MenschMaschine on 27 August, 2012, 11:35:37 am
And if anyone not already listed would like to draw a pin up page, just give me a shout  :P




I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO CONTRIBUTE WITH A PIN UP FOR SUCH FINE PARTY...

http://brunostahl.deviantart.com/ (http://brunostahl.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Neil McClements on 27 August, 2012, 12:01:15 pm
In between current job and in preparation for the 'Reflections' (next job but one) I'll do a pin up for you if that's okay. 
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Bhuna on 27 August, 2012, 01:39:37 pm
I'm free to do a pin-up.... Cheers
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 27 August, 2012, 07:12:53 pm
I CAN!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: willthemightyW on 28 August, 2012, 10:30:18 pm
YES! I WOULD LOVE THIS!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 29 August, 2012, 07:11:44 am
Well then Gentlemen, the subjects for pin ups for this issue are;

El Bigote
Mummy films
Characters from Scream comic

Let's see your wares!


Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: chaingunchimp on 29 August, 2012, 09:21:01 am
will fire you a wee pin-up sub by the weekend.
any Particular Mummy films or just mummys in general?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 29 August, 2012, 10:43:06 am
The text article to accompany the mummy pin-ups will focus on the 1930s Universal and the 60s Hammer films but I'll happily take anything you care to give me
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: chaingunchimp on 29 August, 2012, 11:38:45 am
cool
was going to go for a sexy/disgusting pin-up girl mummy. :D
but thinking of sticking a more classical one in the back as well.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Neil McClements on 31 August, 2012, 09:02:44 pm
Check your e-mail, Uncle Terry is waiting.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Simud on 25 September, 2012, 12:44:08 pm
So how's this going? Is it getting on time for Halloween?

Hope it is.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 25 September, 2012, 03:31:42 pm
We have had a slight setback in that the Backwoods story now won't be appearing
(*tut* I don't know, these artists who decide to take on paid work instead :rolleyes:)
but that means we have moved a one-off story up from issue 2 to take it's place and may have more room for more pin ups - how are they coming along chaps? Anyone finished theirs and not sent it in yet?
Still waiting for one artist to finish his strip off but I know he's working at it, so fingers crossed (and toes, legs and eyes), we will have this out for Halloween!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 30 September, 2012, 01:48:06 pm
Calling all writers!

I need a ONE PAGE terror tale to fill the issue - any ideas?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 30 September, 2012, 03:10:06 pm
That page has been filled - thanks for the pitches guys!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 30 September, 2012, 09:18:55 pm
That page has been filled - thanks for the pitches guys!  :thumbsup:

Not so fast!

I have yet to cast my eyes over the pitches! ...EVERYTHING COULD CHANGE.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Simud on 30 September, 2012, 10:01:35 pm
I've got a finished one-page story. Shall I send it or is it too late?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: locustsofdeath! on 30 September, 2012, 10:02:14 pm
Send it.
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 05 October, 2012, 09:15:53 pm
As this is my 1000th post (Is that all I've had to say in all the years I've been lurking here? ::))
I thought I'd give you something cool

Coming Soon

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/AAIIEEEcover.jpg)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: M.I.K. on 05 October, 2012, 10:46:14 pm
Ooh... An interview with the original Ghastly. Looks like I'll be buying this.

I could stick an advert for AAIIEEE!!! in this year's Hallowscream if you want?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 05 October, 2012, 11:50:18 pm
I did a more up-to-date version of that didn't I?
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Post by: Daveycandlish on 06 October, 2012, 10:29:04 am
MIK - that would be brilliant. Thanks! CFM - this is the only version I have - can you send me the more recent one? Cheers!
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 14 October, 2012, 08:48:09 pm
There is now a facebook page set up for this

https://www.facebook.com/Aaiieee

be sure to pop along and like it - you'll find a few pieces of preview art already there, with more to come!

Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 05 February, 2014, 08:27:04 pm
So I've been listening to a show on Radio 4 about Amicus and Hammer films
http://bbc.in/1dBM1nb
and it's inspired me to resurrect this thread.

I have nearly all of Hammer's output on dvd but none of the Amicus portmanteau horrors.

Any creatives fancy contributing to a new issue, trying to recreate the Amicus vibe?

I'll be looking for short horror tales (5 pages or so) and artists to draw them up.

PM or email me with story ideas/pitches/scripts and artwork if you are interested
(email daveycandlish[at]tiscali[dot]co[dot]uk)

If you read the first issue, you'll know it was brilliant.
If you didn't, you can download it for FREE here
http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=785432
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 09 February, 2014, 01:53:24 pm
I think I've got all the stories sorted for this but still need a quality small press artist or two to draw up a four pager. Any takers?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Danbo on 09 February, 2014, 07:31:54 pm
PM  ?  sent
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 04 January, 2015, 04:11:59 pm
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/Dracula-1.jpg)

Horror fans! I'm looking to compile an article for the new issue of AAIIEEE!!!
If you're a fan of Hammer/Universal/Amicus movies - What's your favourite horror film/scene? And why?

(If you haven't read the previous issues, you can download them for free from here
http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/aaiieee-2/ebook/product-21751582.html )
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 31 August, 2015, 06:45:16 pm
I've got a marvellous script that needs a marvellous artist to draw it in the style of Misty comic or House of Hammer's Van Helsing Terror Tales

Anyone willing to take on a six pager for the next issue of this fantastic horror comic, AAIIEEE!!!?
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 04 February, 2017, 06:03:29 pm
I find my passion reignited for this project and I'm looking for contributors to the next issue of AAIIEEE!!! the horror anthology  :)

The first issue was a loving tribute to Scream! comic, the second to Amicus films of the 60's and 70's.

This new issue will honour the fantastic 70's magazine Hammer House of Horror, created by Dez Skinn.

If you want to contribute, get in touch!  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: New comic - contributors wanted!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 27 August, 2017, 09:49:11 am
ARTIST NEEDED for a six pager in the style of Misty comic. Any volunteers?