Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Australian cartoonist Jason Paulos has been delving into his dark side over the past few years, writing and drawing stories with a pinch of black humour from EC comics and mixing it with the art stylings of House of Mystery and Warren comics. Paulos’ stories have recently been released on Australian newsstands as EEEK! (Black House Comics), with two issues out and more on the way.

Now, Asylum Press in the States will be releasing the first trade paperback volume for the US market. EEEK! Vol. 1 should be in stores soon. This collected edition includes a full color section, cover gallery and sketchbook.

Paulos delivers the goods with over 15 tales of revenge, zombies, vampires, ghouls and monsters. Each tale drawn in a different style reminiscent of the B&W horror mags of the 70’s and 80’s. In “Deadline of Death” we witness rival comic artists dabbling with malevolent forces that arrive in the form of a chain smoking goatee wearing Satan. In “Lights! Camera! Murder!”, a lovesick starlet and a ruthless film director embark on a doomed love affair that ends in pieces.  In “Easy Prey”, a helpless girl, lost in the wilderness … but is she all that she seems? In “Head Trip”, a hippie’s love for music goes horribly wrong.

You get the idea. If you like your comics eerie or creepy, chances are you’ll dig this collection.

Paulos’ love of the genre shines through, but he’s not alone. The book has stories written by Paulos as well as Bodine Amerikah and Daren White (writer of the much-lauded, Eddie Campbell drawn, The Playwright).

EEEK! Vol. 1

EEEK! VOL. 1 will be a soft cover TPB annual anthology.  Standard comic book dimensions. 152 pgs, B&W with COLOR section , perfect bound. Retail Price: $14.95. Ship Date: October 2010. Intended Audience: General Readers. ISBN13: 978-1-61724-010-2

Writers: Jason Paulos, Bodine Amerikah, Daren White
Artist: Jason Paulos

Cover Artist: Aly Fell
Back Cover Artists: Jason Paulos and Daniel Cox

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