Hands Off Halloween! Why we need to defend this holiday!
I was a little disappointed recently to read of several elementary schools in Chicago that were banning Halloween because it wasn’t an ‘inclusive’ holiday. According to the Principal of Lincoln…
The Muppets and Mahna Mahna – the Untold Story!
This is a story that’s never been told. It’s about the tragedy that followed one transcendent moment of triumph. It concerns a true entertainment icon – the Muppet known to millions…
How To Survive A Crowdfunding Campaign
We’ve all heard the stories of people who make so much from their crowdfunding campaign, they get to quit their proper job. Most of us aren’t that lucky. I’ve only…
WHO THE F*** ARE THE HORROR MOOD TEAM? Part 2
In my last blog I looked at the birth of the black and white horror comic boom that began in the mid 60s and flourished until the early 80s. How it was started by Warren Comics, but spawned more than a few imitators, all of whom avoided the draconian Comics Code Authority because they were deemed to be magazines. Chief among the imitators were three magazines put out by a small publishing company called Skywald, Nightmare, Psycho and Scream. As I stated before, Skywald’s imitation of Warren stopped when a young writer, by the name of Al Hewetson, accepted the editorial reigns and instigated a horror comic revolution he dubbed the ‘Horror-Mood’.
WHO THE F*** ARE THE HORROR MOOD TEAM? Part 1
It’s been a while since I did a ‘Who the F*** Is…? feature on this blog, focussing on writers and comic artists who aren’t anywhere near as celebrated as they should be. This time around I want to focus, not just on an artist, but a whole line of black and white horror comics from the 1970s, known to the horror comic cognoscenti as the Skywald Horror Mood.
To begin, I’d like to set the background with a little bit of horror comic history, forgive me if you know most of this already.