Fishhead & Other Carney Gothic Horrors
Hailed by horror-master Guillermo del Toro and CONAN scribe Timothy Truman, FISHHEAD is a new-century classic among horror comics -- from Rondo Award nominee and FORGOTTEN HORRORS author Michael H. Price, ELLERY QUEEN artist and CASE OF THE BLOOD RED STARS author-illustrator Mark Evan Walker, and co-scenarist Lawrence Adam Shell. Based upon Irvin S. Cobb's classic Southern Gothic. A generous selection of bonus tracks draws from Mike Price's COMICS FROM THE GONE WORLD and SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE series. These freak-show yarns range from the pre-Code 1950s to the postmodern underground-comix scene of the 1990s, including Price & Walker's carney tales "Bally o' the Beast" and "Earth vs. the Sharktopus." Not to mention Price's historical survey of freaks in cinema and John Wooley & Mike Price's study of the carney film SHE FREAK, resurrected from the pages of FANGORIA magazine. Says Guillermo del Toro of FISHHEAD: "Severe perversity, impregnated with that spooky Southern Gothic Spirit... Moving, grotesque, and unforgiving."
- Paperback | 202 pages
- 178 x 254 x 11mm | 358g
- 26 Nov 2011
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Michael H Price
The Rondo Award-nominated author of "Carnival of Souls" (2009), Michael H. Price is the creator of the "Comics from the Gone World" series and the "Forgotten Horrors" line of movie-history books. Artist Mark Evan Walker is co-author (with Mike Price) of the horror-stories anthology "What You See May Shock You!" and the solo author-illustrator of "The Case of the Blood Red Stars." Scenarist Lawrence Adam Shell, publisher of Mike Price's acclaimed "Hollywood Horrors" art portfolio, is a veteran of both the indie-comics and mainstream-comics scenes.