Where have all the REVEREND CROSS gone from the KULT CREATIONS store?! There are now so many issues of RC that we have decided to list all her products for sale on two new blogs to stop that KULT CREATIONS blog and shop becoming any more crowded and cluttered! There's one blog for the print editions of her comics and one for the digital (kindle) editions! You can find LINKS to these new blogs to the right of your screen (or down below on this very post.)
Don't worry, we will continue to plug REVEREND CROSS news on this blog! In fact you can expect two new issues of her comic out this spring (2018!) More news on RC 005 and RC 006 soon. But check out a preview of some up-coming art below!
Friday, 2 February 2018
There will be a new issue of REVEREND CROSS (005) out this spring! It's another short story issue with four strips in it. Two of those strips are now complete. One drawn by Andrew Richmond and one by Gabrielle Noble. Here are a couple of previews!
Thursday, 30 November 2017
TITLE: Mandy: The Monster Hunter – The Face in the Curtain
CREDITS: Written by Matt Warner, Art by Atlantisvampir, Colouring by Capucine Drapala
PUBLISHER: Hellbound Media
FORMAT: American comic sized, square-bound, card cover, full-colour, 59 story pages
AVAILABLE FROM: https://www.hellboundmedia.co.uk/comic-book/mandy-the-monster-hunter-the-face-in-the-curtain
If you've never encountered Mandy before try to imagine the clash of three different horror sub-genres… There's a sprinkling of urban legend, a taste of dark faerie tale and a big helping of kick-ass young female hero (eg. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) But that's not quite it… There's more to it than that. It taps into the unsettling fantasies of childhood in a way that almost nothing else does. This is the world of monsters in the cracks in the pavement… The creature under the bed… And yes, the face in the curtain.
It isn't completely unique. I have seen this sort of thing done a couple of times before, but it is a road less travelled in horror fiction. As such, Mandy is a series worth treasuring.
Mandy herself is a figure with one foot in reality and is clearly a young woman with a background and real-life (that is revealed here more clearly that has been done before), but is also partly a mythological figure like the tooth fairy or Santa Claus. Children summon her to fight the monsters that their parents can't see and don't believe in by sending her Santa-style letters.
Each of Mandy's adventures is a self-contained mission against a new threat and this makes it very easy to pick up her stories from any point and jump aboard. This is the first time that one of her strips has stretched to this sort of length and is an epic in these terms. She finds herself up against an army of the dark creatures of childhood nightmares banding together in ways that they never have before. And as an extra bonus we even get a flashback to her origin and the mini-adventure that surrounds it.
Matt Warner is an imaginative writer who knows when to shut-up and let the artist tell the story. He taps into the creepy recesses of distant memory for the half-forgotten horror's of the nursery. The Italian artist, Atlantisvampir, is a favourite of mine (having worked with her myself on Reverend Cross 003.) She uses a scratchy, sinister, but charming style on this story. Everything is brought to vivid life by Drapala's vibrant colours.
Read it late at night with the lights turned down. This is similar territory to 'The Babadook', only with a heroine as magical as it's villains.
John A. Short 2017
Monday, 27 November 2017
Friday, 24 November 2017
Are you ready for reading in Reading? This weekend (the 25th and 26th of November 2017) Kult Creations will have a stall at the Reading Comic-Con! Why not come along and enjoy all the fine geeky attractions if you are in the area. I know you'll fine big comic stars like Lew Stringer there (amongst others!) You'll find me behind the Kult table and you can browse our wares with no pressure to buy. Pop along and say 'Hi!'. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/readingcomiccon/?fref=ts
PS: Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Birmingham MCM Comic Con last weekend! It was great to meet lots of you and answer your questions. Big love to those who bought some of our fine Kult Creation's materials. You are fantastic!
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Also now on sale is a pack containing all four issues so far of REVEREND CROSS at a discounted price, so if you haven't met the FIRST FEMALE VICAR ACTION HERO yet you can start at page one!
They are on sale to the right of this page! (If you can't see them right now, you may be looking at this page on a smart phone... Try your PC.) They are also available in digital versions for kindle from our digital store! http://kultdigital.blogspot.com
Kult Creations will have a table at this weekend's MCM Birmingham Comicon at the NEC! Why not come along and poke John with a stick and make him dance? (Actually, don't do that!) More details at: http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/2016/12/21/2017-comic-con-tickets-on-sale-now/