• comic books

    Witchfinder Day

    Today is the publication day of issue 1 of Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland! Hurray! This is the start of a five-issue Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder story, with art byTyler Crook, coloured by Dave Stewart, covers by Julian Totino Tedesco, lettered by Clem Robins, and edited by Scott Allie. All set in the Hellboy universe created by Mike Mignola, and published by Dark Horse Comics. It should be available to buy today in all good local comic book stores, but if not you can buy it as a digital comic.

  • comic books

    Happy Hellboy Day!

    It’s Hellboy Day around the world – with comic book shops promoting the anniversary of the arrival of the first Hellboy comic created by Mike Mignola. Here in Ireland it’s been fun watching the excitement and buzz via Twitter on the hastag #Hellboy or #HellboyDay. I’ve also created a Mignolaverse twitter list that contains most of the creators who have worked on any of the titles in the Mignola world. There have been a lot of articles and interviews published about the titles online, and today on the 13th Dimension web site Kim Newman and I discuss our influences for our forthcoming Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland mini-series within the…

  • comic books,  News,  publications

    The Mysteries of Unland

    I’m very pleased to announce that I’m co-writing a comic book mini-series with Kim Newman which is part of the Hellboy universe created by Mike Mignola, and published by Dark Horse Comics. It will be a five-issue Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder story called The Mysteries of Unland, with art by Tyler Crook, coloured by Dave Stewart, covers by Julian Totino Tedesco, lettered by Clem Robins, and edited by Scott Allie. The story revolves around Sir Edward Grey’s reluctant investigation of a mysterious death in the town of Hallam, which turns out to be far stranger than he expected… This March marks 20 years of the Hellboy franchise (often referred to…

  • Theatre

    Hallowe'en Sessions Round-up

    I’m back from my London sojourn, and it ended up being a busy period. I attended the opening and closing nights of The Hallowe’en Sessions, but I also turned up at the theatre every evening to say hello to the people who supported the play. It was fantastic that so many friends and colleagues of the ensemble came for one of the performances. The audience packed into the Leicester Square Theatre for the final night, and fired questions at the writers for the Q&A afterwards. We took the seats the actors had vacated for that bit, and considering what had gone on in the play it was somewhat unsettling to…

  • News

    The Hallowe'en Sessions

    I’m delighted to announce that I’ve written part of an anthology play called The Hallowe’en Sessions, which will have a run in the Leicester Square Theatre, London, from 29 October – 3 November, 2012. Here’s the blurb: A group of mental patients gather for a therapy session to each recount the terrifying events that caused them to lose their minds. But is their mysterious therapist all she appears to be, and will her course of treatment prove to be kill or cure? Cigarette Burns and an award-winning team of horror/fantasy creators join forces to bring you a nightmarish evening filled with primal screams. Writers Kim Newman (Anno Dracula, Moriarty –…

  • Conventions,  News

    a Dublin weekend

    I’m travelling to Dublin today. I’ll be interviewing Kim Newman on the subject of “Writing Horror” for members of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild later in the evening. I’ve been prepping for it this week, but since Kim is an authority on the genre I expect I’ll only have to nudge him with the occasional question. There’s been strong interest in the talk, and I expect the room will be full. Yet, I haven’t forgotten it’s Thursday, so here’s my weekly piece of fiction in under 140 characters: We nibbled crumbs of data first – a byte filled us – then chomped and gobbled mega. Now, we swallow banquets…