Sneak Preview: Psychopathic Black Humour in Norman: Teacher’s Pet by Stan Silas

Norman Volume 2 - Cover

Missing Dexter? Child’s Play a little too gentle for you? Did it need more laughs? Then Titan Comics have the graphic novel for you, on sale from Wednesday in all good comic shops: Norman: Teacher’s Pet by French artist Stan Silas – the continuing adventures of an a eight-year old psychopathic killer first published in France by Delcourt.

Inspired by his horror movie heroes Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees and Michael Myers, blonde-haired elementary school psychopath Norman brings murder to the schoolyard.

He looks so cute while burying his eviscerated friends in the sandbox, and The Life of Norman – released in English back in March by Titan – delivered humour as black as dried blood.

Now, the littlest psychopathic murderer is back in a second blood-stained volume of the hit horror comedy, as Norman goes on a field trip – one that not everyone will return from. Swapping the playground for the campsite, he journeys into the woods to toast marshmallows – and his classmates!

Born in 1977, Stan Silas started to draw at an early age and everyone around him predicted an artistic career. But as a student, he discovered that, apparently, being an artist is pretentious, about unknown stuff and eating pasta every day… So instead, he went to work in an office. While it seemed he’d completely rid himself of his artistic side, he plunged back into drawing in 2006 and created his comic blog, learning the basics of comics and gaining growing acclaim for his work.

The Life of Norman was released in France 2011 and, to date, Stan has penned five volumes in the series, and is currently working on a new saga, Biguden, a “tart comedy” that’s a great fusion of manga and bande dessines.

He has not eaten pasta.

Norman Volume Two
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781782762409
On Sale in Comic Shops: 30th September 2015

Buy Norman Volume One from

• Stan Silas Official web site (in French): | Follow him on Twitter @levraistansilas

Norman: Teacher's Pet Sample 1

Norman: Teacher's Pet Sample 2

Norman: Teacher's Pet Sample 3

Norman: Teacher's Pet Sample 4

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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