Thursday, 28 March 2013

HALLOWSCREAM! Phantasmagorical Fifth Issue Guiidelines

We at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our free, annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAM. Here are the guidelines for the 2013 issue...

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. Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 psges 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 jpegs. 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 28th July

Artwork : Sunday 6th October

Completed strips : Sunday 20th October.

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

(Note : There won't be an issue of Shocking Chillers this year, but if you still want to submit a Christmas themed story and you're willing to wait a year or two to see it appear in an issue, we'll happily accept it and put it aside for future use).

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

There's no place like home viewing : Some Terrorvision Guide excerpts

I was looking through some folders on my PC earlier and I thought I'd share a few bits and pieces I've done for the satirical 'Terrorvision guides' I've created for the annual Hallowscream comics over the past few years.

The first one's quite topical. Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz (from the 2012 issue of Shocking Chillers)...

Still haven't seen Oz The Great And Powerful, but have been informed I'm not far off the mark.

Next, The Evil Death (from the 2012 Hallowscream)...

Also from the 2012 Hallowscream, The Oscars...

Ed Wood's Torchwood (from Hallowscream 2010)...

Ring of Dark Water (from the 2009 Hallowscream)...

...and Quatermass & The Pita (Hallowscream 2011)...

You'll find more horrific puns and parodies in the issues themselves, here... and hard copies are available to buy here... Hallowscream on
Guidelines for the 2013 edition of Hallowscream will be appearing online in the not too distant future, with a finished issue appearing, as always, around October 31st, (and it'll probably include yet another Terrorvision guide. So that's you warned).
Terrorvision guide stuff (c) 2013 Malcolm Kirk.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Temple APA Issue Thirteen

Temple APA Issue Thirteen is now available to download as a totally free pdf file, containing contributions from the likes of Dave Hailwood, Paul Eldridge, Simon Mackie, Tony Suleri, Dirk Van Dom and Malcolm Kirk, who also provides the cover.

You can download from Dropbox, MediaFire or view online at MyEbook.
PDF file size is 20.9 MB.

The Temple APA is a showcase for amateur and professional creators who are active in the UK comics scene. If you'd like to contribute or just want more information, check out the Temple blog or like us on Facebook...

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