Your next filthy great slab of Home Brew Vampire Bullets, being TWO, drops on March 31st as a digital download and print on demand (POD, with digital download).
The sticky floored band room of Australian pulp is back with a vengeance, raising the
With a patented, eyeball fisting cover from the unparalleled Sacha Bryning (pictured), and hot on the heels of a mighty launch issue, TWO is a monster offering of wryly ‘stralian prose, politicking and pulp.
Just check out this fucking lineup:
Welcome Mr Tony Martin (The Late Show, Martin/ Molloy, credits too numerous to list here) to the party! Tony has graciously supplied our foreword in the none-more-Strayan voice of provocative auteur and ‘cinematic’ maverick Warren Perso!
We also welcome on board writer John Harrison (Sin Street Sleaze), who’ll be teaming up with Matt Dunn (De Selan, Crippled Black Phoenix) to school you on Aussie horror cinema; Sacha Bryning (GQ, Squishface Studios), whose visceral watercolours deliver an incredible knee to the solar plexus in ‘Fuck Off, We’re Full’; Matt Huynh (Ma, Harri and Some Change, Rolling Stone), whose gorgeous brushwork and emotive line are sure to astound; Emmet O’Cuana (Beardy & The Geek), who goes deep with a stellar investigation of the roots of Tony Abbott’s Catholicism; Dr Emma Beddows (Whatcha Podcast, transmedia guru), investigating misogyny in Australian geek culture; photographer extraordianaire Kellie Gollings taking us on an urbex jaunt to one of Melbourne’s many secret spaces; the legendary Dean Rankine (Bongo Comics, Action Lab Comics), whose Johnny Fuckface makes his debut; and games academic Laura Crawford, who’s going to school you on the state of Aussie indie gaming!
Returning to the fray?
Neil Blanch’s Dr Radium shares his manifesto for revitalising the Mardi Gras; Arran McKenna (Happydance Studios) puts the boot into The Hobbit; the metal-bastard madness of Simon Sherry’s (Something Wicked, Game of Kings) Heavy Angel makes its triumphant return; Justin Hamilton (Barry award winner, beloved Aussie standup) provides a creepy slice of rural horror; Stefan Delatovic’s suburban sci-fi ‘In Retrospect’ gets serialised; Matthew Dunn takes billionaire Clyde Parma on a trip in the Northern Territory; Scott Fraser’s‘Shadowrumble’ continues its exploration of contemporary Melbourne’s supernatural underworld; Doug Holgate (Clem Hetherington, Zinc Alloy) teams up with Dean Rankine for something very special indeed; Micca Delaney hits you with suburban demon fable ‘Reggie’s Day Out’; Mark Selan (Ozcomics Magazine, Gusty Smythe) explores the world of Australian comics legend Ron Devereux; more tasty slices of patented Nick Lewis’ Turd Circus lunacy, AND, if you could possibly believe it, there’s even MORE.
But we need to keep something up our sleeves, right?
Wrangled by Editor and Brains Trust Garth Jones, HBVB TWO is less Fosters and more craft beer: if you’re looking for an interview or a review copy, hit him up on email@example.com!
Or, as Newsarama’sRichard Gray pointed out in his 'Best Shots of 2013’, ‘(Home Brew Vampire Bullets is) like a super-sized Dark Horse Presents for the southern hemisphere, and a great roadmap for the future direction of one of the most talented groups of artists on the planet’.
So strap your nanas down, lock the liquor cabinet and keep a clean pair of undies handy: TWO is a roaring pulp behemoth of heretofore unseen proportions in this or any other dimension, and it’s coming at YOU in fourteen short days!
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