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FOUR CHAMBERS OF FRIGHT Kickstarter OCT 30th, 7pm (PST)

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  From Garth Matthams, the writer/creator of “Witch Creek Road” and Nevin Arnold, the artist/creator of “Monsterella”,  “Four Chambers Of Fright” features four heart-stopping tales of terror delivered by the sensationally sadistic, “Dizzy”. A “Four Chambers Of Fright” Kickstarter will launch October 30th, 2020 at 7pm (PST) to raise the funds necessary to get the book into print. Many amazing rewards will be available, including digital and print copies, a deluxe version of the book, as well as an exclusive virgin cover limited to just 100 copies! It might have been over coffee, it might have been at a comic con, but at one point, inspired by some "Ghost Manor" comics we'd been enjoying (featuring horror hostess "Winnie The Witch"), Garth mentioned that if he did that type of horror anthology it would revolve around a vampire on roller skates named "Dizzy The Disco Draculette". I was hooked. Not long after, Garth was writing the book around his wildly p

FOUR CHAMBERS OF FRIGHT Press Release!

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  FOUR CHAMBERS OF FRIGHT With Dizzy The Disco Draculette An “Elvira” inspired horror anthology with a sinister twist by Canadian publisher Hangman Comics.October 26th, 2020. Vancouver Island, Canada. From the writer/creator of “Witch Creek Road” and the artist/creator of “Monsterella”,  “Four Chambers Of Fright” features four heart-stopping tales of terror delivered by the sensationally sadistic, “Dizzy”. Nevin Arnold (Monsterella, Calavera The Undead) and Garth Matthams (Witch Creek Road, The Living Finger), both monstrously huge fans of the classic horror comics and magazines of the 60s and 70s, have joined forces to create a sinister spin on the classic “horror hostess” narrated creepy comics of yesteryear. In the tradition of the horror host, Dizzy spins multiple tales of terror, but unlike the many masters of the macabre that came before her, Dizzy tends to be a little more...INVOLVED in her work! Written by Garth Matthams and illustrated by Nevin Arnold and Rodrigo Trindade. Als

DIO Albums review for ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND magazine

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Holy Diver! Check out a review I wrote for the new DIO album remasters in  Absolute Underground Magazine , the coolest metal/horror/tattoo mag in Canada! http://absoluteunderground.tv/au-magazine/volume-16/item/452-au-vol-16%E2%80%934-issue-94 Ronnie James Dio requires no introduction in the realms of rock 'n roll and metal, but if he did, it would be as one of the most influential and revered singer/songwriters in heavy metal history.    To commemorate the tenth anniversary of his most unfortunate passing, BMG Records have reissued and remastered DIO's long out-of-print 1996-2004 studio albums – 1996’s "Angry Machines", 2000’s "Magica", 2002’s "Killing the Dragon" and 2004’s "Master of the Moon".  To sum up Ronnie James Dio's musical legacy with any brevity is not a simple task, but I'll attempt a "coles notes" version.  In 1975 Dio, along with guitarist/songwriter, Ritchie Blackmore (formerly of De

Interview with Ed Sum of ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE

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An Interview with Nevin Arnold on Monsterella and Crowdfunding By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest) Supporting locally made comics is a passion for some, and to have a ringleader in charge helps wrangle everyone together. Nevin Arnold’s love for anthology works and comics started at a very young age. His career in illustration led him to create for  Americanime Productions with “Honor of the Damned .” To have works published in Joe Shuster Gene Day’s award winning work  Epic Canadiana  #2 with “Ghost-Woman” speaks for itself. This eventually led him to develop his own brand of comics. Readers of  Calavera the Undead  will be thrilled to see him as the ringleader behind Monsterella under the  Hangman Comics  banner. Chatting with him was an absolute pleasure, and I had to ask: So what led you to the realm of all things dark, morbid and disturbing with the horror genre? I remember spending my allowance renting old beta/vhs horror and science fiction movies, werewolves, vampires,

MONSTERELLA #1 & 2 Review by Dusty Good of Geeks Worldwide!

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MONSTERELLA #1 AND #2 (REVIEW) By   Dusty Good Monsterella Issues #1 & #2 Hangman Comics Story: Various Art: Various Lettering: Various Monsterella. If the name alone doesn’t sell you right away; seeing this series of anthologies that are being Kickstarted by Hangman Comics ought to do the trick. Produced in the vein of black and white anthologies of the 1970’s; this series is a throwback to the early days of Vampirella and Warren Comics, yet also a trendy rendition of more modern anthologies like Dark Horse Presents. Anthologies can be tricky. In essence, it’s a collection of short stories; leaving varied room for quality in story and art. When an anthology is done wrong is a jumbled nightmare, but when it’s done right you end up with multiple takes on a given character or subject. Thankfully Monsterella falls on the side of the angels with these two offerings. Issue one introduces our hostess and titular character Monsterella, real name Montrossa Rella; a warden to

MONSTERELLA #3 Press Release:

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MONSTERELLA, an action/adventure/horror/sci-fi anthology inspired by the classic  “Vampirella” magazines of the 1970’s by Canadian publisher Hangman Comics. October 10th, 2019. Vancouver Island, Canada. Monsterella revolves around the continuing adventures of Montrossa Rella, AKA “Monsterella”, the warden of an intergalactic prison planet, where the galaxy’s worst of the worst monsters are imprisoned and isolated from the rest of the universe. All hell breaks loose when an unexpected revolt overthrows her and threatens the safety of the entire galaxy!  But her adventures are just one chapter of the book. In the style of the classic Vampirella magazines, Monsterella goes on to introduce other astonishing tales told and illustrated by a creepy collection of Canadian talents that will be sure to chill and thrill you cover to cover!  This all-thriller-no-filler third issue features cover art by Sun Khamunaki (“Lady Death”) as well as a second cover option by Julien Pilon (“Boo

MONSTERELLA #3 OCT.16th, 2019 7pm PST

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MONSTERELLA RETURNS! Monsterella #3 Kickstarter begins October 16th, 7 pm PST. Please check out the event page for all the sinister details! www.facebook.com/events/571239143416828