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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Blood is Thicker than Water

Well it's been a very busy few months, and a lot has happened - mainly Chaz pushing through the first semester of his second year of Fine Art & Philosophy. That all went very well, and over the Xmas break, work has recommenced on the abandoned issue 3 of 'Spilled Blood' - with a vengeance! Three new pages are in the bag, taking us up to page 15 of the new issue, which at this rate may be finished by early 2018. Here's an overview of a couple of the last pages, presided over by the first appearance of the mysterious patriarch, 'Father', the head of the Moscow crime family:

Plenty of twists, turns and back-stabs are scheduled for the forthcoming plotlines as things thicken in Russian crime land, with a bit of a shock ending planned for the issue, too.

We also ended up pulling the online pages from Smackjeeves, as we don't feel there's sufficient interest or audience as yet to treat the series as a bona fide webcomic. It was an experiment that failed, and moving on, Chaz is focusing simply on producing the storylines that he wants to tell, without any immediate thought of promotion or sales. Everyone has reassured him that this mindset is what tends to produce the best, and most honest, work - so we'll see what happens...

In the meantime, we're offering Issue 1 of the series for free at Comix Central. Grab a free issue before the end of 2017!

Looking ahead to Issue 4 (!), which features Sonya in a difficult tale of persecution at the hands of the Russian special crime team, Chaz also turned out this rough cover concept in the run-up to Christmas:

Proof that the more you think things are dead and buried, the more they will come back stronger and more invigorated than before. We hope everyone has a great festive season, and here's to 2018.

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Halloween Freebie Treats

For the Halloween week only (until November 2nd), we're offering the three darkest, creepiest titles in our back catalogue for free, namely:

The first two books in the 'Trinity Chronicles series':

and also

Grab a free eBook now for those long winter nights that are just about to start!

Monday, 4 September 2017

'Spilled Blood' debuts on Smackjeeves

Following on from the last post regarding the future of the Spilled Blood series, we've now begun uploading the entire collection to Smackjeeves.com.

This is something we always said we'd never do - giving away a complete work for free online - but the success (or otherwise) of this experiment will ultimately determine the future of the work. At the moment pages are being updated at 1 per day, and at that rate the whole archive will be online by the end of October.

So, we'll see how this goes...

Friday, 1 September 2017

'Spilled Blood' Latest

For various reasons over the recent summer, Chaz has quit working on comix for the foreseeable future, a decision that was not taken lightly or made overnight but only reached after several months of thought and consideration. The upshot is that the 3rd issue of 'Spilled Blood' will remain incomplete, half-way through the 6th story 'Dissident Aggressor'.

As a result, we've now published the last complete chapter, 'Interlude in Constantinople', as a free digital download exclusively at ComixCentral.com. We cannot say if or when the series will ever continue, but it'll be no time in the near future as Chaz's fine art and philosophy degree course continues in just over a week's time. The final part is free to download here.

Who knows, the unpublished panels or pages may yet turn up in a new form, Liechtenstein-style, in an exhibition in months or years to come...

Monday, 7 August 2017

ComixCentral online Interview - Job Done

Well Chaz's live interview session at www.ComixCentral.com on Saturday was an epic session - clocking in at over 2 hours, we covered all sorts of topics, from inspiration and artistic burn-out to anarchism, mainstream aesthetics, Russian inspirations, collaborations, early comics career and much more.

It was a pleasure to be welcomed on board, and to field such diverse and intelligent questions as well.

He also didn't hold back with his views on Western ideologies, and in particular popular comics culture and the attitudes of certain readers to those who dare to deviate from what seems to be the acceptable parameters of storytelling or character design. Fenriswulf Books was never about being safe or mainstream, and Chaz's comments in this regard clearly show the mindset that's been behind this enterprise since Day 1.

You can view the whole transcript right here. 

So, if you ever wanted to know more about what makes the Fenriswulf founder tick, this is about as good a place to start

Also, be sure to visit ComixCentral and check out their indie comix stock:


Friday, 4 August 2017

Chaz Interviewed by ComixCentral - this Saturday

Here's something a bit different: ComixCentral are running a live online interview with Chaz exclusively at their website tomorrow (Saturday 5th, 3pm PST - 8pm GMT). This is only the second one they've hosted, and the first time Chaz has done anything like this before - so who knows how well it will go! One thing's for sure, there'll be plenty of chat about comix and creativity. Look out for a link to the full article here after the event, too.

Catch ComixCentral on Twitter @comixcentral, and Chaz & FWB @_ChazWood_

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

'Spilled Blood' #3: Hitting the Half-way Mark

The third issue of the Russian crime/thriller series is hotting up as it reaches page 12, the average half-way point for an issue these days...meaning we're still (technically!) on track to have it ready by the end of the year. The scripts and story arcs for the rest of the 'First Cycle' are now also finalised, and it looks to be a pretty wild ride ahead as the action and intrigue begins to fire up. #3 presents another 2 stories: Interlude in 'Constantinople', which, as the title suggests, involves a slight change of pace and personal character development; and Dissident Aggressor in which the Uzbek gets his teeth into a very tricky mob hit that even the legendary Golgo-13* would find a bit of a challenge... Pushing out of the claustrophobic, tightly-framed panels of the first 2 issues, #3 sees a lot more use of architectural drawing to help convey various visual aspects of Moscow and its environs and to help create a better sense of place.

In the meantime here's a sample of some of the (mostly) completed pages from the issue so far.

And over at ComixCentral, #1 remains on free offer all this week. Check it out now...

*A classic Japanese anime movie from the early '80s and one of the original inspirations behind this series.

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