Just in time for Hallowe’en, Freaktown Comics – a new UK-based small press publishing imprint, specialising in horror and adventure one-shots – has just launched its first titles, with both on sale at Thought Bubble in Leeds next month.
The 48-page full colour comic The Dark of the Forest, written by Russell Hillman, with art by Sergio Calvet offers a a desperate tale of survival, humans united against a mysterious and deadly predator in a bloody battle to the death.
Events started out so innocently. Seven friends set out on a birdwatching weekend in the middle of the Navarre forest. Little did they know that while they were watching the birds, something else was watching them. Something that wasn’t human. Something very protective of the forest, and willing to kill anyone that gets in its way.
Here’s a teaser for the book…
Freaktown’s other title is a 104-page black and white graphic novel, Fast and Frightening – A Comic About Roller Derby written by Russell Hillman, with art by Carlos Pedro and Keith Chan. Blown away by their first bout, four young women decide to take on the world. With skates on their feet, helmets on their heads, pads on their knees and fire in their hearts they assemble a mighty roller derby league. Follow their exploits on and off the track as they skate fast, turn left and hit hard. It’s red-hot girl-on-girl sports action!
Freaktown Comics brings the excitement and action of roller derby to the comics page, and introduces you to the people who make it happen.
• The Dark of the Forest, costs £6.50 and Fast and Frightening – A Comic About Roller Derby £12. Both titles will be on sale at the Thought Bubble comic convention in late November, and will be available to order through www.ukcomicscreative.co.uk from Wednesday 27th November