Video game news, reviews, articles and more. Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, Castlevania and more!
Horror and monster toy news, reviews, articles and more. Action figures, bobble heads, model kits, statues and more!
Horror movies news, reviews, articles and more.
  • CT HorrorFest
  • Grey Matter Press Horror Books
  • Worldwide Odd
  • MegaCon 2015
  • Ecclesiastes Mistress of Souls
 

Sponsors

Night of the Living Dead comic

Grey Matter Press Horror Books

MegaCon 2014

The Haunted Graveyard

Halloween Man

The Childrens Vampire Hunting Brigade

Epilepsy Foundation of CT

 

Horror t-shirts

 

Top Monsters

 

James Heffron talks IT TOLLS FOR THEE

0
Shares


Plague has defiled a seaside dominion, and carts filled with the dead rattle through the cobbled streets. With supply lines dwindling, a tyrannical Count's desperation mounts. Worries of plague and provender suddenly give way to new horrors, when loved ones thought lost return - as something else.

We spoke with writer/artist, James Heffron, about the book.

The Big Bad Wolf: Can you give our readers a synopsis of It Tolls for Thee?

Zombie_comicJames Heffron: Sure! The story centers around a Plague that has ravaged the seaside dominion of Kryenia, Cyprus in 1208. Carts filled with the dead rattle through the streets but no Monty Python here! A tyrannical Count's desperation mounts as supply lines dwindle and to make things worse loved ones thought lost start returning...as something else. A something else that your readers are quite accustomed to!

The Big Bad Wolf: Who are the main characters?

James Heffron: A farmer's daughter, a Templar Knight, an eastern ambassador, a nun, and an executioner all play the role of hero, most not by choice. The aforementioned Count, his lieutenants and a cast of a hundred flesh-gnawing corpses play the role of villain.

The Big Bad Wolf: How did these zombies return to life?

James Heffron: I'd love to say but that’s why we're hoping you’ll give this book a try! It's definitely something unexpected and we’re confident that when you read it, you’ll definitely dig the twist.

The Big Bad Wolf: What can we expect from this book in terms of blood and gore?

James Heffron: Enough that we ran out of different sound effect words for screams and decapitated heads!

The Big Bad Wolf: Did any other movies or comics influence the making of this book?

James Heffron: Probably Raimi’s Evil Deads were the big inspiration, but I’m just preaching to the choir when I say that. The goal was really to keep the essence of classic and modern horror, but give readers something they haven’t seen. Hopefully we have accomplished that.

The Big Bad Wolf: When is the release date?

James Heffron: The book is solicited in the current April Previews (we are featured as a Staff Pick) and will be in stores the second week of June. (APR090941, STK393774, DCD393774, ISBN: 0976412527). It's also available from the fine folks at DCBS, Westfield’s, and Haven Distribution.

The Big Bad Wolf: How much is the book?

James Heffron: It's $9.95 for 144 color pages. We're trying something different with the format so it'll be "widescreen" as opposed to the usual "tall" comic format.

The Big Bad Wolf: Who's the rest of the creative team on the book?

James Heffron: The brilliant Manuel Martin (Kabur) and I are doing the art. Jason Millet (Teen Titans, Fear Agent, Rex Mundi) handles painted colors. J. Matthew Crawley (Fear Agent, The Long Count) handles letters and effects. Molly McBride (Athena Voltaire) edited her pretty little heart out because my scripts always need ample help(!) and in addition to story and breakdown art, I’m handling the design (Territory 51, Radical Comics’ Feast of Fools) The cover is by myself, Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane) & Jeremy Roberts (Dragonlance) Whew!

The Big Bad Wolf: Where can our readers find out more about It Tolls for Thee?

James Heffron: Just check out www.lawdogcomics.net. There's a 12 page preview as well as a feedback button if they'd like to shoot me an email.

The Big Bad Wolf: In closing, what would you like to say to our readers about It Tolls for Thee?

James Heffron: Well, as horror fans can easily sniff out what’s a "seen this 800+ times before" idea and what isn't, we hope you give us a shot! We definitely aim to put out a quality product (high-end production values, etc.) with a unique story at a good price.

For anyone who read Territory 51 or knows about my upcoming book from Radical (vampires taking over a prison) Feast of Fools, my books never have a shortage of the words "body count", so bring your 10 bucks and let’s have some blood letting!:)

The Big Bad Wolf: Thank you for your time, James! Good luck with It Tolls for Thee.

Comment on the James Heffron - It Tolls for Thee Interview.

















Copyright © by Horror Comic Book News - Comic Monsters All Right Reserved.

Published on: 2009-04-08 (1576 reads)

[ Go Back ]
 

USER COMMENTS


You must be a registered user to comment. Register for free

 
  • LarryDwyer
    @neelaminx thanks!
     
    find articles by Larry Dwyer
  • Christine_HNN
    RT @TheTweetOfGod: It's easy for you to assume the guy who shot #CecilTheLion has a small penis, but I'm God, and I KNOW he does.
     
    find articles by Christine Caprilozzi
  • Makasupa
    RT @WalkingDead_AMC: Don’t get caught off guard – @FearTWD begins August 23. http://t.co/fN8XDXtuPj
     
    find articles by Sean McLaughlin
  • UndeadStephanie
    RT @BloodEBastard: Kill of the Week - The #Omen (1976) http://t.co/6nZQVChxzq @HorrorNews @CTHorrorFest
     
    find articles by Stephanie Shamblin
  • BloodEBastard
    RT @TheHorrorClub: Thanks for entertaining the hell out of us when we were kids, and beyond. #RIPRoddyPiper http://t.co/3xjtN649Ha
     
    find articles by Blood E. Bastard
  • CTbrthrhd
    DVD and Blu-ray Releases: May 12, 2015 http://t.co/UqV2eS2OVC via @dreadcentral #horror
     
    find articles by Sean Brickley