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Nice BLOODY DREADFUL Review over at BIGCOMICPAGE.COM!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by Justin Sane

‘I Suck at This’ reviews by J – Bloody Dreadful

Bloody DreadfulHello and welcome to the first of my new series of reviews for Bigcomicpage.com.

I was going to title this “Good reviews done bad” but feared it may cause confusion among our readers. I feel it’s important to point out before I get stuck in here that I am not a professional writer and I usually struggle to give review about something in more words than “It’s awesome” or “it’s shite” so bear with me for these first few and please permit waffle on a little.

Now it’s time to get the ball rolling and get this show on the road!

Recently I was put in touch with the awesome folk over at Slave Labour Graphics who were kind enough to send me over a new book for review called Bloody Dreadful by Justin Sane (awesome name by the way).

I was sent the first two issues (which completes a two part story) for review and was pleasantly surprised by how good the macabre little tale of love and betrayal set in Victorian era London was and reminded me of classic horror series like “Tales from the Crypt” as the story opens In a graveyard where we meet a grave robber and his dog who comes across a “fortune card” while digging through the remains of our first tales victim.

This leads us into our first tale of terror “What lies ahead” as we are introduced to a young married couple at a fairground where they encounter a mechanical fortune telling machine that predicts a ghastly fate for our couple.

The story unfolds over two issues as our couple face tragedy, betrayal and revenge with some nice little twists along the way, the visual presentation of the book is similar to an old shadow puppet theatre show which makes the story a little more eerie and leaves much to the imagination (which if yours is as vivid as mine, you’re in for some gruesome treats) which actually plays in the books favour and fits in with the Victorian setting.

Fans of SLG’s previous output (In the past I have mentioned Lenore by Roman Dirge) will find the storytelling style pleasantly familiar while newcomers will find an enjoyable little tale that challenges you to visualize much of the horrors for yourself.

Overall I’m looking forward to seeing what other morbid tales come from the very creative mind of Mr Justin Sane and recommend fans of the spooky and macabre check this comic out.

7.5/10

BLOODY DREADFUL: BOOK 1 now available on Amazon!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by Justin Sane

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The first book of my SLG Publishing series BLOODY DREADFUL is now available to purchase on Amazon for only $6.95 (CLICK HERE)! Covering issues #1 and #2, it tells the complete first story (“What Lies Ahead”) of my Victorian horror anthology! Here’s the writeup from the back cover:

A grave-robber makes his living nightly interrupting the slumber of the deceased and looking for anything that might be of value. But valuables and trinkets are not the only thing this poor digger discovers, but also the untold stories of the people he unearths; tales he tells to his faithful companion, a dog known only as “Bloody.” Bloody Dreadful is a horror comic series by Justin Sane (Heart of a Corpse) that exposes all of the dirty little lies and secrets that people take with them to their graves.

Go and dig yourself up a copy!

BLOODY DREADFUL #2 now available!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2013 by Justin Sane

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New year, new issue! Issue #2 of my horror anthology comic from SLG Publishing, BLOODY DREADFUL, is now available on comiXology! The startling conclusion to the story “What Lies Ahead” can be summed up thusly:

ISSUE #2 – “What Lies Ahead, Part Two”
After Beatrice is disfigured in the tragic accident the automaton predicted, Harland has her committed to the cold halls of Adolphus Asylum – but is there more than concern for mental health at work in this startling conclusion?
The first issue is FREE, so you can get both comics for only 99 cents! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE SERIES!

Jhonen Vasquez Signing and Comicsplus!

Posted in Comics, slg, slg publishing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Justin Sane

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Have you ever wanted to meet me? Okay, then, what about JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and INVADER ZIM’s Jhonen Vasquez with a side order of me? Then get yourself down to SLG Publishing‘s ART BOUTIKI in San Jose on Saturday, December 8th and meet us and your other SLG favorites Landry Walker and Crab Scrambly (as well as writer, artist and the voice of ZIM’s GIR, Rikki Simons)!

Also, make sure you download the Comicsplus app, where HEART OF A CORPSE #1 and #2 are now available (first issue free, second only 99 cents!)

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

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2012 by Justin Sane

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.

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

Posted in comic book, Comics, Graphic Novel with tags , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by Justin Sane

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!

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HEART OF A CORPSE is here!

Posted in comic book, Comics, Graphic Novel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by Justin Sane
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!