I'm happy to announce that my latest short story is now available on Amazon. It's called Ninety Percent Nick. One part horror, one part psychological thriller, the story follows a guy who begins losing time from his day. At first, it's just a few seconds here or there, but soon it grows to minutes... and then hours. He has no idea how it started, how he can make it stop and what he's doing during that missing time. Let's just say, he's up to no good.
After six months of murder and mayhem at the hands of a Plague Doctor, the end is near for the Burton family, and our readers. Today, Death Head Issue #6 "The Doctor Is In" hits store shelves everywhere (buy online here or Comixology too). There have been tons of questions over the past 5 issues, but don't worry—we're putting nails in many of those coffin lids. You should stop reading this post and go read the final issue of Death Head... ...then leave a comment below to let me know what you think!
The Walking Dead: Michonne, our newest game series at Telltale, comes out tomorrow. The release trailer came out today. Watch it and let me know what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyhED1nwYRM
Ever since I started religiously reading Stephen King books a few years ago, I've been writing a new horror short every Halloween. With only three days left, I barely got this one done in time! It's called The Lock. Some events in this story are true, some are fabricated, but the whole thing really struck home for me. Probably because it's loosely based on my own childhood home. Writing this story creeped me out so much that I had to put some happy thoughts back into my life by watching The Office for several hours. That's never happened to me before—actually being afraid of what I was writing—so I hope you feel the same goosebumps.
Click here to start reading The Lock!
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I have been absolutely terrible about updating lately. Sorry, ladies and gents. But here's why: my brother, Nick, and I just signed a deal to do SOMETHING COOL and have been working with DELETED to finish the first REDACTED. Gah, that is annoying, but someday soon I'll be filling in those blanks with something actually cool. It's a project we've been working on for the last year and are VERY excited to tell everyone about it. Also, I'm writing a new animated series which will be announced shortly. Jeez, such a tease these days. Alas, that is why I've been silent...I'm a working man who can't say anything about what he's working on!
Oh well. That will change very soon.
Halloween is but two weeks away. It's a holiday I used to hate, but have strangely grown to love now that I'm past the It's-Halloween-So-Everyone-Dress-Slutty-And-Get-Drunk Party phase of college / post-college life. Unfortunately, living in a big city doesn't give the right Halloween spooks so I'm often tasked with creating that dread for myself. As such, I've finally gotten around to reading some truly scary stories. which I recommend to you all.
IT by Stephen King. I'm almost 30 years late on this one. I couldn't understand how a book about a clown haunting the sewers could be 1,138 pages long...until I started reading. Though IT is mostly a horror story, the heart and soul is about a group of friends who have nothing but each other. The story is beautiful...and keeps me up at night.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. This is a new collection of dark folktales. They feel classic, like Edgar Allen Poe or the Brother's Grimm, but with strange, horrifying turns that feel like a genre all their own. There is some unnatural haunting in the way Emily Carroll paints that I've found perfect for late October. Oh, and her blog is filled with lots of unique comics too...
And finally, I had so much fun writing Dead Man's Ditch last year that I wanted to make a tradition out of writing a new horror story every Halloween. I'm halfway done with this year's submission, temporarily (and lamely) titled The Cut Above, so I hope to publish it here soon!
As a thank you to all the readers, watchers and listeners out there, I made my horror short story "Dead Man's Ditch" FREE on Amazon until tomorrow night! If you've got a Kindle, the Kindle App on your phone/tablet, or even through Amazon's Cloud Reader on your computer you can get the story absolutely spanking free.
Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving. Click here to read the story!