No rest for the wicked

Signed two contracts today, checked over a proof of my soon-to-be-released novella and with any luck, put the finishing touches on illustrations for a comic.

One of the contracts in question was for my novella The Last Night of October, which   Bad Moon Books will release this Halloween. I received a proof of the book today and man does it look sweet. The trade paperback edition will not only contain my creepy-as-hell story, but also three of my own illustrations and a killer intro by the Queen of Halloween, Lisa Morton! Luke Spooner of Carrion House has provided the breath-taking front cover art.

Signing the contract today really sets things in motion for its release on October 31!

The other contract was for a short story I wrote some time ago, called Only Son. It will appear in the e-magazine Voluted Tales, later this month.

Meanwhile I’ve been drawing like mad to complete chapter 4 of the comic series Allure of the Ancients: The Key to His Kingdom for Midnight Echo Magazine. the 10 page comic will appear in Issue 10, this November. You can view this special promo poster I made HERE.

Design work for the Horror Writers Association has also been coming through, which I’m really excited about because I’m getting my work out there to a much wider audience.

They recently unveiled the cover for the new e-book version of their previously published anthology Freak Show that I created (see below). I’ve also created new covers for another series of previously published HWA anthologies, but I can’t release them just yet.


I also whipped up a web banner for the 2013 edition of the Halloween Haunts blog series. You can see the one I created last year below.

Helping out the HWA for Halloween

All in all the last few months have been quite busy design-wise, which I’m very happy about, but I’m really keen to get back into the writing soon.

About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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