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Misty & Scream! podcast

Yesterday was publication day for the Misty & Scream! Special 2020. If you’re interested in getting a copy all the details about this 48-page horror comic special is available here.

My story was created for the Misty section of the comic, and is an original story called ‘Thief of Senses’, with art and colouring by Robin Henley and lettering by Annie Parkhouse. The cover is by Andrea Bulgarelli.
Scream & Misty 2020 Special cover

Last week Rebellion’s Mike Molcher herded together as many of the authors of the special who could meet at a given time, to engage in a podcast discussion of our stories, the Misty and Scream! legacy, and the value of horror comics.

It was a fun and interesting conversation, and thanks to Mike and Rebellion for organising it. We recorded it via Zoom, which added an extra layer to our chat as we could see each other’s faces and environments while we chatted monsters and childhood fears. Some of that seeps through into the audio too.

They’ve bundled our discussion with an in-depth analysis of the Invasion! stories, and here’s the blurb of what you can listen to:

The nights are drawing in, so it’s time to curl up with a good scare story … or how about the Misty & Scream! Special, which is out now? We’re joined by writers Kristyna Baczynski, Cavan Scott, Maura McHugh, and Alec Worley to talk about things that go bump in the middle of the night, how comics can be scary, and their own ideas of what makes them quake!

And then critic and writer Claire Napier takes a deep-dive into Invasion!, one of inaugural thrills of 2000 AD that was revived in 2004 as Savage. More than four decades on, how does this classic series read and did its sequel compete or complement its legacy?

If you’d like to listen to the podcast, you can click on the recording hosted on soundcloud below.

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