KAGEMONO #1 reviewed on Scaryminds

A quite exhaustive review of KAGEMONO #1 just went up on scaryminds.com:

"Yes folks, in keeping with other Down Under comic Publishers Black Glass are hitting the newsstands with a comic that not only rivals the big publications coming out of the U.S but costs about as much as a schooner of beer at a decent hotel. The scripting is damned fine here, once again I’ll emphasis that there’s more going on under the hood than it first appears, with each story in the issue being well constructed. The artwork ranges from classic fantasy, through Japanese inspired anime, to pretty simple panels."

A really nice review; the author understands exactly what we’re going for and he says something about every story , mentions every writer and artist involved.

(Clicky here for the full review)

— 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 The other piece… the Ron Beadle Triptych, is a series of three as-yet-unpublished comedy shorts based on some of the tall stories told to me by my old mate, the Beadler himself.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...


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...