Los Angeles, CA — Asylum Press announces the launch of Halloween Horror Box, a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter that offers regular and variant covers to a selection of all new horror comics. The titles include: Vampire Macabre: Halloween Special #1, Zombie Terrors: Halloween Special #1, EEEK!: Halloween Special #1, Asylum of Horrors: Halloween Special #1 and Vampires: Halloween Special #1. Asylum Press brings you a horrific blood thirsty collection of all-new horror comics featuring an international cast of artistic talent.
These titles each feature Kickstarter exclusive covers that include NSFW “naughty” covers by Frank Forte, Jason Paulos and Edu Menna metal covers, and a cover illustration by artist Skinner for Vampires: Halloween Special #1.
Add-ons include many titles from the Asylum Press backlist such as: Asylum of Horrors, Insidious Tales, Warlash, Zombie Terrors TPB, Satan’s Powder Room, Satan Gone Wild, Chicken Soup for Satan and more!
Stretch Goals include two 2-sided promo posters for Vampire Macabre and Zombie Terrors, and more to be announced.
What’s in the Halloween Horror Box?
Vampire Macabre: Halloween Special #1
(W) Frank Forte (A) Edu Menna, MoraMike, Frank Forte (CA) Aly Fell
Asylum Press brings you a horrific blood thirsty collection of all-new vampire tales featuring an international cast of artistic talent. Frank Forte and Edu Menna deliver “Blood Wine” where a con artist dealing in bootlegged vintage wine gets his comeuppance from an elder statesman of the sanguine. In “Red Moon” a young woman tests her desires against a hipster rock star who has a dark secret, illustrated by MoraMike. In “Marked by the Beast” we delve into the life of a vampire servant who desperately wants to be a creature of the night by Frank Forte. And lastly, we introduce “NOSFEROTIKA” – a vampire queen who’s lust for blood and the sins of the flesh knows no bounds. A must for all vampire fans!
Vampires: Halloween Special #1
(W) Steve Banes (A) Lou Cameron, Dick Beck, George Klein (CA) John Celardo, Frank Forte, Skinner
Features exclusive Kickstarter only covers by Skinner. Illustrator Skinner has contributed a cover illustration that will be featured in a regular and metal cover edition.
Sink your teeth into October’s horrifically haunted Halloween one-shot special It’s sure to drain the ever-livin’ life out of you – or at least drive you batty! Editor/host Mr. Karswell returns with yet another creepy, creaking castle literally swarming with vicious pre-Code vampires! Featuring rarely seen blood sucker classics from the gory Golden Age of comics, highlighting the spine-chilling art of Lou Cameron, Dick Beck, George Klein, and more! Featuring the classic tales: “Vampire’s Bite,” “One Door from Disaster,” and “Vampire Castle.” Featuring vintage comic book ads and commentary by host Mr. Karswell.
Asylum of Horrors: Halloween Special #1
(W) Frank Forte (A) Frank Forte, Pablo Alvarez (CA) Aly Fell
The Halloween Special! The inmates at the Asylum bring you a new breed of haunted horror. This anthology features 4 stories from some of the best horror writers and artists in the industry. In “She-Wolf” by Pablo Alvarez, a fantastic medieval monster hunter warrior crosses paths with a young werewolf and his mother. In “Mutanza” by Frank Forte, a mad doctor finds new horror in his experiments. Plenty of creep, gore and twists for fans of horror comics old and new.
Zombie Terrors: Halloween Special #1
(W) Frank Forte, Timothy Bacon, Brian Quinn (A) Frank Forte, Timothy Bacon, Brian Quinn (CA) Aly Fell
Asylum Press brings you a giant flesh rotting collection of all-new zombie tales, featuring an international cast of artistic talent. Dwayne Harris brings us “Recluse” where an old man living in a cabin in the woods thinks he’s prepared for the zombie apocalypse, but nothing could prepare him for the bite of a recluse spider turning him into a creature of the undead. Timothy E. Bacon delivers “Zombie Panic” – in a post nuclear future, a man tries to evade a horde of the Walking Dead. But they may not be as dead as they seem. “Abomination Dead” is written and Illustrated by Frank Forte. Brain Quinn writes and draws a zombie tale of feudal Japan entitled “Kowai.” An amazing horrorific collection for the Halloween reader!
EEEK!: Halloween Special #1
(W) Jason Paulos (A/CA) Jason Paulos
The Halloween Special! Three brand new tales of Halloween and horror madness from the twisted mind of Jason Paulos. This retro-style anthology of horror tales is guaranteed to satisfy your need for creep and gore. In “Death Wears Hotpants,” a cocktail waitress is in for an appalling surprise when she finds out her new boss has an inkling for all things Satanic! “The Green Fairy” tells the tale of a failed artist who indulges too deep in the elixir known as absinthe, when a sexy succubus appears before him, his life takes a dramatic turn, but is it for the worse? EEEK features short tales of terror that will send chills down your spine!
“I’m very excited to be working with an amazing array of talent for this book. this collection will arrive just in time for the Halloween horror madness!”– Frank Forte – creator & publisher
ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS
Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest names. Publishing superhero comics with Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis, continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, the upcoming Asylum of Horrors and Beyond Lovecraft, venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
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ABOUT FRANK FORTE
Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. Frank’s film and TV credits include:Lovecraft Country, Fantasy Island, Solar Opposites, Dreamwork’s 3Below, Bob’s Burgers, Insidious 4, Lego: Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, and Lego Hero Factory. Frank’s comic book credits include: Heavy Metal Magazine, Bob’s Burgers, Warlash, DTOX, Zombie Terrors and Chicken Soup For Satan among others.
In Frank’s spare time he paints. Influenced by classic cartoons and comic books, Frank’s paintings are an assemblage of inspiration from what he grew up watching on TV and reading in comic books. Trying to capture the feeling and emotion of a moving cartoon on a flat canvas, Frank’s work incorporates horrific and twisted subjects in disturbingly bizarre situations. His work has been exhibited at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Copro Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, CASS Contemporary, Dark Art Emporium, Arch Enemy Arts, Phone Booth Gallery, Night Gallery Fine Arts, Cannibal Flower, LTD. Gallery and Hyaena Gallery.