Monday, November 15, 2010

"The Walking Dead" & "Demons and Vampires"

Let's continue to excavate the ruins of Terror Tales Vol. 4 No. 6, October 1872. Our two stories today feature original art from two Eerie Pub. stalwarts: Walter Casadei and (one of my favorites) Larry Woromay. Our first story has some very sweet background work by Casadei. Again, like in so many Eerie Pub. stories, the afterlife seems a fair sight more civil than this mortal coil; full as it is with cruel street rats, squalid poverty, and early death.

Novelist, Thomas Wolfe, tried to tell us that a return to "home" was impossible, yet our protagonist in "The Walking Dead" must be taught the hard way. Still, Paul Reynard does discover one helpful, old friend in the slums of Paris. Download THIS POST!

"Demons and Vampires" has some great monster work from Larry Woromay. We live in a sick and cynical time, and I am as guilty as the next desperate, giggling voyeur. After reading this story, I couldn't help but imagine the monster number of hits the little film near the end of this tale would receive on YouTube.

See what I mean about YouTube hits? How many "friends" (a generic term in this age referring to a subscriber, thumbnail, or avatar) would you share that bloody, little clip with, you sick puppy? Next up, "Terror of the Dead" and a couple of text stories: "Xebico" and "Locked In time."

11 comments:

Guy Bell said...

It's an "Eerie" week...2 great posts and the hardback Eerie book has been shipped. It arrives Wednesday.

Mykal said...

guy: hardback Eerie book has been shipped. It arrives Wednesday - as well I know! I can't wait!

Max the drunken severed head said...

I love your blog!

"Demons and Vampires"-- inspired by Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model," no doubt.

prof. grewbeard said...

Larry Woromay's work is very interesting in a twisted sort of way, i think this is the best example i've seen of it. seems to have a slight Jerry Grandenetti influence but is truly of it's own little world. haven't read the first story yet, i was too curious about the second. the way Woromay draws women, it's like the girl-next-door on acid!

Eric Stott said...

With an artist named "Gilman" and monsters hiding beneath New England story 2 owes a bit to H. P. Lovecraft (as filtered through August Derleth)

Mykal said...

Max: Thanks! Likewise, I'm sure. Lovecraft - asolutely. Thanks for nailing the specific story.

Prof.: I really like the Grandenetti - Woromay comparison and can see it now that you say it. Also love the girl-next-door on acid concept. I have always found Woromay's long-limbed women crazy sexy and perhaps you've solved the riddle as to why.

Eric: Lovecraft's lingering power and influence is amazing. The moment I saw an artist painting (in this context) a Lovecraft bell went off.

Karswell said...

A killer double feature to compliment Howlett's book that arrived in the mail today!!

Mykal said...

I ordered 2 copies. Mine come on Thursday!

Guy Bell said...

Got the book. It's huge!

Mykal said...

Guy: It's a wonderful thing. I got my copies today. Review upcoming!

Guy Bell said...

Mykal: I look forward to your review. Can you please include your take on the new Dick/Rich Ayers story that's featured in the book?