Friday, 18 March 2016

'Blood' on the Blog...

The first two chapters of Chaz's brand new Russian comic crime series, 'Spilled Blood (Prolitoy Krovi)', is now available! Featuring two complete 10-page strips, 'The Long Long Road' and 'Sword of Tamerlane', these graphic tales introduce the dark and enigmatic figure of 'the Uzbek', an underworld anti-hero who leaves the red product of the title wherever he goes...
Wraparound cover for the new 1st edition of 'Spilled Blood'
Get hold of a print copy here, direct from Lulu.com. They even accept Paypal these days.

Yes, the cover price is higher than we would have liked for a 28-page (albeit, full-colour) comic - that's because Lulu now, in their less-than-infinite wisdom, have removed the option for creators to publish comics in full colour (only black/white is allowed). They now must be created as saddle-stitched books (or perfect bound books, at even higher expense, which means little room for creator royalties). However, this is the only place online to find this special preview issue, and any subsequent releases will have a completely redesigned front cover, and probably also a varied internal layout from this edition.

Behold! - new Fenriswulf print product!
Currently we're looking into costs with a local printer for a small-scale print run in an effort to get some real, new, printed product back out there again, in comic shops and any other likely venues.

As far as this series goes, it's only the beginning. Scripts for the next two stories have already been drafted, expanding the story arcs presented in the first chapters, and Chaz now only needs the time to draw the actual strips now. More to come on that soon...
Sample art from Chapter II, 'Sword of Tamerlane'


Friday, 11 March 2016

Fenriswulf Fashion Revisited - and Forthcoming Festivities

Here's a blast from the past that Chaz stumbled upon tonight in the depths of his clothing chest - an original FWB promo T-shirt printed for the 2010 Dundee Comics Conference - featuring the original red/grey/black livery, before it was changed to a more neutral yellow/grey/black combination.


(The background is a promo poster for the Russian movie Daywatch - an all-time fave).

The reason for showing this off again is that the tee-shirt may possibly be seen walking around a couple of forthcoming Dundee comic/sci-fi conventions in the next month or so - Deecon 2016 and/or Geekmania - current folio-building and commission responsibilities permitting.

In the meantime, Fenriswulf comics, books and Arf and Mo merchandise are still available from the Black Hole comics store on Victoria Road, Dundee - and at a special Easter sale price, too! All comics are now only £1, and all books £2. Pop in if you're passing and pick up a piece of FWB history, for once they've gone, there'll be no more! However, we can't rule out the possibility that new material, previously unseen and new to print, may be manifesting in the Black Hole before too long - a strong candidate is the Sword and the Ring graphic retelling of Wagner's opera Das Rheingold - or perhaps Chaz and Frang's macabre headtrip of a graphic novel, Leper Messiah. Or maybe something else entirely...who can tell?

And in other news, FWB are also planning a surprise St. Patrick's Day Amazon Kindle eBook release - or more strictly, a re-release, for that day only. Watch this space...

Underground British Metal for Discerning Listeners

Underground British Metal for Discerning Listeners
Because Chaz is a fan of these guys and their music. Help support the British metal music scene!

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'Sword and the Ring' Book 1

'Sword and the Ring' Book 1
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'Sword and the Ring' Part 1 Book Trailer

'Malaria 9' Book Trailer

"Maranatha" video trailer - for the new 2nd edition

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