Welcome! I’m Justin Sane – filmmaker, screenwriter, puppeteer and comics creator.

My published comic works include writing and illustrating such titles as the Victorian horror romance HEART OF A CORPSE and the anthology series BLOODY DREADFUL, as well as writing duties on the social satire THE WOODLAND WELFARE MANIFESTO and the ongoing all-ages comedy series CHARLEY & HUMPHREY, both illustrated by John Hageman.

As a filmmaker, I’ve written and directed several short films, one of which toured with Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. As a screenwriter, I penned “The Night Hag”, one of the four segments of BLOODMANIA, the final film by “The Godfather of Gore”, Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Please, take a look around and have a cup of tea (cup of tea not guaranteed.)

  • Wow, it’s been a month since my last post?

    I am ashamed. Well, I can’t blame myself – I’ve been working non-stop! I finished the first cut of PROFESSOR M and am now in the clean-up stages (correcting word bubbles, adjusting panels to my liking, etc.) – and it’s ended up at about 115 pages. I have two other comics lined up (possibly three – still working out the story on the third), so I’m sure there will be lots more news to come in the next few months!

    In the meantime, enjoy this panel from PROFESSOR M, which is definitely one of my favorites.


  • Professor M: Inspector of the Spectral Cover!

    Professor M: Inspector of the Spectral Cover!

    Hello, comic fans! I bet you’re wondering what this picture is. Well, it’s the cover for my upcoming graphic novel PROFESSOR M: INSPECTOR OF THE SPECTRAL! The story of an ill-tempered detective who solves supernatural crimes, it’s sure to tickle your funnybone as well as your brain. The release date is TBA, but I’ll be bringing you page shots until it officially lands in your laps. HOORAY!

  • Skull & Crosscombs Shirt!

    Skull & Crosscombs

    Do you like your hair as perfect as this rockabilly skull does? Then you’ll definitely want this shirt I designed, available at SLG Publishing’s website! Click on the little guy above to get it for yourself, or any rock ‘n roll fans in your life. And don’t forget to buy more than one – I need the cash for my Pomade Fund!

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Shirt!

    Hey, Corpse fans – did you know that in addition to comics I’ve also designed some shirts for SLG Publishing’s newest t-shirt venture KAHAZOOM.COM? It’s true! And what better way to kick off my designs than with a tribute to my favorite silent horror film – THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI! Now you can wear the world’s most famous somnambulist, Cesare – it makes a perfect sleep-shirt (ba-zing! movie joke).


    It’s also available on SLG’s regular site if you’d prefer to buy one along with a bunch of comics and stuff:




    Go on over and listen to two comic fans talk about all manner of interesting things, including a great review of HEART OF A CORPSE!


  • Awesome Review of HEART OF A CORPSE


    Here’s an excellent review of HEART OF A CORPSE from Orion Tippens at ALL DAY COMICS!


  • HEART OF A CORPSE Press Release!

    Hey, wanna see the press release for HEART OF A CORPSE? Sure you do!


    Undying Love To An Extreme In New Comic Series

    San Jose, CA – February 14th 2012 –   The old saying that love never dies has never been more true than in the new digital comic book mini-series Heart of a Corpse from artist Justin Sane and SLG Publishing. Mixing Victorian styled silhouettes with a silent film storytelling style, Heart of a Corpse is a two part story that follows the love a man has for a morticians daughter to the grave and beyond.

    “Heart of a Corpse is the result of my being a bit obsessed with silent films – particularly horror and fantasy of the era.” explains creator Justin Sane “There’s a romanticism at work in those films, macabre as some may be, that modern cinema just doesn’t seem to match for me. I thought something done in that style would be very interesting to see in a comic book.”

    Heart of a Corpse’s silent film style made doing the series as a digital comic a natural for an initial release “I reviewed the proposal for this book on the web and as I read it felt like the best place for this comic was in a digital space” said publisher Dan Vado “had we printed this it would have been in black and white and a lot of the beauty of the series would have been lost. The silent film style of the storytelling really lent itself to this being released digitally.”

    Heart of a Corpse is currently available at the SLG Publishing digital store in three formats ePub, .cbz and .pdf (www.slgcomic.com/eyemelt) as well as at the iTunes store and will be coming soon to Comixology, iVerse and Graphicly for sale through those readers as well as to BN.com for Nook and Nook Color. Issue #1 is a free download, each subsequent issue will be 99¢.

    SLG Publishing is the San Jose, CA based comic book publisher is celebrating its 25th year and best known for being the publisher of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez. In addition to Vasquez, SLG has been the initial stepping-stone for many popular cartoonists including Roman Dirge and Evan Dorkin

  • HEART OF A CORPSE Issue #1 is #11 on comiXology’s Top Free Comics!

    That’s right, comic fans! The first part of my graphic novel, HEART OF A CORPSE, has almost reached the top ten free comics on comiXology! Please help spread the word – and let’s get it to #1! The first part is free, and the second is a measly 99 cents!


  • Nightmares & Fairy Tales’ Serena Valentino weighs in on HEART OF A CORPSE!

    “Heart of a Corpse is stark, beautiful and moving – like some of my favorite silent film directors, Justin exhibits exquisite visual storytelling skills in this dark and romantic story.” – Serena Valentino, creator and writer of Nightmares & Fairy Tales and author of Fairest of All.

    Visit Serena’s site and make sure to pick up her comic series NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES, GLOOMCOOKIE and her prose novel on Snow White’s Wicked Queen, FAIREST OF ALL!

    And grab yourself a copy of HEART OF A CORPSE on comiXology – first issue is free, second is only 99 cents!

  • HEART OF A CORPSE is here!

    It’s here! HEART OF A CORPSE, my graphic novel from SLG, is now available in digital form! The first issue is free, with the second part being a paltry 99 cents! You’d spend 99 cents on lil’ ol’ me, wouldn’t you?

    SLG: Available as a PDF, CBZ or ePub file!

    comiXology: Download the app for iPhone/iPad, Android and Kindle Fire!

    iTunes: For the iBookstore!



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