Horror comics are becoming more and more frequent in our reading culture, and the Ghastly Awards are here to recognize, through Horror Comic submissions, those that shine the brightest. We encourage all Comic Creators to take the time to head over to www.ghastlyawards.com and submit your work for 2013 Ghastly Award Nomination consideration.
Colder #4 (Dark Horse) – Who knew you could get a contact buzz off of insanity!¬† When Declan wants his long time caretaker, Reece to understand what he has been going through all those years when he was in a frozen coma. He decides to take her on a trip of pure insanity. Declan transports Reece to a world only crazy people can see and in this world is the craziest of them all Nimble Jack who is the reason that Declan is colder. Declan does his best to shield Reece from the insanity she witnesses, but with Nimble Jack on their backside time is running out to keep Reece sane and Declan colder. I really enjoyed this comic and will probably wish that it extended past its 5 issue run. I also enjoy a different take on crazy and using random crazy people as a portal to another world is pretty unique. The art is wonderful and the story is fast paced. The villain Nimble Jack feels like a character that only Stephen King could create. You will want to warm up to Colder. – Spaced (http://ghastlyawards.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f51ac4cf9fe0ba947e26eebb&id=dd46ea4cea&e=94edbb70a8)
Creepy #11 (Dark Horse): Imagine my joy when I saw that the new issue of the Ghastly Award-winning Creepy was going to meld together my two favorite comic genres; horror and romance! Aside from the text-heavy cover by Chrissie Zullo (which looks more like a Disney poster than a horror comic), this issue pretty much delivers the goods. Gilbert Hernandez’s artwork is even more primitive than usual (but still bold and animated) in his tale “Two Faces Have I” and his script is great; he gets horror comics. There is more excellent artwork by Amy Reeder (on a J. Torres story) and Jo√ęlle Jones, and Chrissie Zullo really shines with her artwork on ‚ÄúCurse of the Moon Maiden‚ÄĚ. Add to this three Peter Bagge gag pages (he is the Sergio Arogones of the title!) and you have a nice little package, well worth your money. There is also a Johnny Craig/ Archie Goodwin reprint, which is, of course, gorgeous but not needed, in my opinion. I realize that the reprints are advertisements for Dark Horse’s Creepy and Eerie¬† archive books, but I still would love to see an “ALL NEW!!” on the cover one day. – Mike Howlett (http://eeriepublications.blogspot.com/)¬†
2013 Ghastly Award Submissions Now Open!
Submit your Horror Comic Work to be considered for the 2013 Ghastly Awards
Named for acclaimed comics creator ‚ÄúGhastly‚ÄĚ Graham Ingles, the awards are in their 2nd year. Created to honor excellence in Horror Comics, every comic creator had a say in who the nominees were by nominating their favorites, throughout the year.
Starting in 2013 the Ghastly Awards switched over to a Submission based process. Comic Creators can submit their books for nomination consideration throughout the calendar year. The top five nominees in each category will be chosen by the Judges, and will then be voted on by the Judges, Creators and Fans to decide the winners.
The Ghastly Award Judges work strictly on a volunteer basis. There is no paid staff and the awards are completely funded from the generous donations of its sponsors.
For more information on the Ghastly Awards, or to submit your work for the 2013 Award season please go to www.ghastlyawards.com.