Thursday, 28 April 2011

"Part Hostel, Part Eastern Promises" - AICN on Slaughterman's Creed

Bit of a general round-up today as preparations for this year's Bristol International Comic and Small Press Expo reach their crescendo. First things first, the following review of Slaughterman's Creed has gone live over on Ain't It Cool News:

Markosia Enterprises

Part HOSTEL, part EASTERN PROMISES, SLAUGHTERMAN’S CREED is a fantastic miniseries which follows a torturer for the mob who suddenly develops a conscience and decides to save one of his pregnant victims. On his tail is a bizarre green man who is looking to replace the slaughterman and more gun-toting mooks than you can shake a meathook at. This miniseries is filled with smart and quick dialog by Cy Dethan, reminiscent of a Guy Richie film with tough-guy talk amped to the nth degree. The story is very cinematic and unfolds patiently, leading to a powerful confrontation between an evil man who is trying to redeem himself for his life of horrible acts of violence against others. The heavy drama and action is drawn wonderfully by Stephen Downey, who has an eye for cinematic angles and nice panel compositions. This is a very strong and engrossing miniseries and worth seeking out.

So that's pretty cool.

I was recently interviewed (with unnecessarily huge accompanying photo) on Comic Bits Online, with questions about how I got into comics and what I hope to achieve. I actually quite surprised myself by having at least half-way sane answers for most of it. Anyway, for those who enjoy watching a writer struggle with relatively simple enquiries, you can watch me screw myself into the ground there.

On the subject of interviews, I just recorded one with "Decaptitated Dan" Royer for his Dark Discussions podcast. Here's hoping he's a world-class editor so I don't sound like a complete ranting psychopath when the thing comes out. More on that soon.

You know what? That's about it for now. Off to spend a long weekend assiduously avoiding the media saturation efforts of fatuous rich people and their pointless, frivolous lives.

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