Monday, 25 April 2016

Hallowscream! Evil Eighth Issue Submission Guidelines

Slightly later than usual, but we at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our freaky free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM, so here are the submission guidelines...

Submissions should be horror orientated and must be weird or spooky to make the final cut.

We are mainly looking for completed comic strips between 1-7 pages in length. Anything already completed is far more likely to make it into the comic.

Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 pages in length.

Eerie illustrations and artwork along with interesting horror/comic articles, scary short stories, petrifying poems or anything just plain creepy will also be considered.

To get an idea of the sort of stuff we're after, you can download previous issues of Hallowscream here.

If you're looking to illustrate something, get in contact and we'll give you details of available scripts to see if anything suits your fancy.

We'll also consider material previously published elsewhere, as long as the contributors own the copyright.

Completed artwork can be either colour or black and white, and should preferably be A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) 300 dpi jpeg or png.

Submissions can be sent to or

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.


Scripts, articles and text submissions : Sunday 31st July 2016

Artwork : Monday 17th October 2016

Completed strips : Monday 24th October 2016.

The finished issue will be available online as a free pdf by October 31st, with a physical copy becoming available via, shortly afterwards. You can also keep up to date with Hallowscream news via the Facebook Page.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

You could have had more than this nasty looking scrawl, but my scanner's just given up the ghost, (of Christmas Past), so it looks as if I'll be hunting for a new one in the January Sales. BAH! HUMBUG! etc;

Merry Christmas and Happy Slightly Different Year, peoplefolk!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Monster From Green Hell

This'll make most sense to British viewers of a certain age...

Edit : Video blocked on YouTube due to a visual copyright claim, (which I thought might happen, even though I'm not profiting from it), so here's the Facebook version...

YouTube have blocked this due to a copyright claim, so I've uploaded it here as well. (Gets a bit nasty at the end because it's Hellraiser).
Posted by Malcolm Kirk on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Back From The Depths Presents : Hallowscream! Hallowe'en Special 2015

Mandrake root and zombie's spleen, it's time once more for Hallowscream!

The 2015 Hallowscream! Hallowe'en Special is here! A free 56 page feast of fear and phantasmagoria in pdf horror comic form! Yummy!

Here Are The Download Links (right click and 'save as') :

Lo-res Version (file size = 24.3mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

Hi-res Version (file size = 89.1mb) :       MEDIAFIRE     DROPBOX

You can also read the issue online at :      ISSUU

 These are the full contents behind the wickedly witchy cover by Malcolm Kirk...

Page 3 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Common Moth by Malcolm Kirk
Page 4 : Fine Dining Script by Chris Sides, Pencils and Inks by Jim Lavery, Colours by Aljosa Tomic, Letters by Ken Reynolds
Page 10 : Spooky Puzzle Time by Ben Peter Johnson
Page 11 : Monster Vision Script and Letters by Tim West, Art by Ryan Taylor
Page 13 : Widow's Peak Story and Art by Gordon Innes
Page 17 : Bestiary of Beasties : Bloody Norah by Malcolm Kirk
Page 18 : Caverns of Despair Script by Troy Vevasis, Pencils and Inks by Nick Valente, Colours by Matt James, Letters by Adam Wollet
Page 23 : The Conductor by Paul Childs
Page 24 : Tokoloshe Script by Paul Bristow, Art by Andy Lee
Page 28 : Phantasmagoria Presents : The Grave Robber Script by Bob Fisher, Art by Patrick Halpin
Page 38 : Terrorvision Guide by Malcolm Kirk
Page 39 : Bestiary of Beasties : The Weegee Mermaid by Malcolm Kirk
Page 40 : The Statue Story by David Stoddart, Art by J Graham Stoddart
Page 45 : Big Foot Loose Story and Art by Gordon Innes
Page 49 : Grim Gallery Artwork by Juan Pablo Wansidler, Nicolas Krizan, Ivan McCann, Edgar-Max, Ric Chamberlin and Malcolm Kirk
Page 55 : Gothic Prince by Paul Bradford, Typography by Gary Scott Beatty
Page 56 : Back Cover Skull by Malcolm Kirk

Previous issues of Hallowscream are available to download from or you can buy real-life monochrome paperback versions from Lulu.comHAPPY HALLOWE'EN!