Having a bit too much of a blast look-booking characters and chapter breaks in rough and ready form.
“A giddy avalanche of ludicrously deft hooks, infectious musicianship, flashbomb theatrics and an embarrassment of lyrical riches, The Lunatics’s Manifesto is a careening 26 track triumph, a jubilant masterpiece that situates Switchback at the apex of Aussie rock’s Mount Olympus as we stare down the barrel of 1978!” #hbvbnovel #hifi 🔈⚡️⚡️⚡️
The mood took me unawares and I bashed together some rough and ready design ideas for a sneak preview PDF of the first seventy off pages of the book, available here.
You’ll need to email me for the password, but.
Ideally the final, hard copy edition will have more of a gonzo illustration bent, but I’m quite digging the slapdash DYI collage aesthetic I’ve deployed here for the time being.
Home Brew Vampire Bullets is an anthology in the mold of 2000AD, Heavy Metal and TOXIC.
Three editions were released before the realities of engineering giant slabs of content with reams of creators on board had a head on collision with the realities of life, work and a laser sharp commitment to being at the pub as much as possible.
Nonetheless, these books set a particular tone and gave this guy the required confidence in his ability to pull a hefty book project together to an exacting standard.
And now here we are.
You can still purchase the books online. Get ZERO here, ONE here and TWO here.
There’s a NSFW process blog still active over at Tumblr, too, but you’ll need an account to view it, because it’s ever so raunchy.