THE SIXSMITHS #1

THE SIXMITHS #1 is coming out in July from SLG Publishing: http://www.slgcomic.com/Sixsmiths-1_p_1447.html# This is a 24 page collection of 1-2 page SIXSMITHS stories remastered from the webcomic plus an exclusive 2-pager, all for the hefty price of $1.00 USD. Stories are  by J. Marc Schmidt, J. Marc, Jen Breach and myself. The book will be available from Diamond (order code 978-1-59362-197-1), shipping in July, and J. Marc and I will be flogging it in from the SLG pavilion at San Diego Comicon. This is my first appearance in the Direct Market and I am mildly pleased to mention it here. — JF...

Manolo Sanctis

A couple of stories I wrote for the amazing Renan L’Hopsum are now available on the French comics website Manolo Sanctis. If you click over to the site you can read them for free. (The site is in French but the comics are in English). The first of them is The Devil’s Vintner, a suspense story that was published last year in KAGEMONO: TOOTH AND CLAW. The other piece… the Ron Beadle Triptych, is a series of three as-yet-unpublished comedy shorts based on some of the tall stories told to me by my old mate, the Beadler himself. Some of Ren’s other excellent work is...

KAGEMONO VOL. 2

The new Blackglass Press KAGEMONO horror anthology is shaping up nicely; should be ready for print next month. The book will be an 84 page trade paperback featuring a cover by Nicholas Hunter and work by 12 indie creators: “Trauma Ward”, 8pp, by Percival Constantine and Carl Yonder “Yum yum, it’s the end!”, 5pp, by James Andres and Luke Pickett “The Devil’s Vintner”, 12pp, by Jason Franks and Renan L’Hopsum “Conspicuous Consumption”, 6pp, by Justin Jordan and Yuriko Sekine “The Smart Toilet”, 6pp, by Dino Caruso and Jeff Womack “Blood and Shadow”, 8pp, by Jason Franks and Yuriko Sekine “Seen...