And so concludes our free sample chapter and with it this director’s commentary. I hope you enjoyed this little peek behind the blood-soaked curtain at the humble beginnings of our monster chums. The Necessary Monsters graphic novel will be available from First Comics in the autumn, from either their soon-to-launch website or your nearest full-service comics retailer. The site will be updated with full details of how to purchase the book as soon as they become available, so do keep an eye on us, won’t you?
Despite being pinned to the wall by his neck, Gravehouse appears to have no trouble breathing and shows a complete lack of worry at his current predicament.
Gravehouse: Ah, Tuesday.
Gravehouse: If I were you, I’d be less concerned as to how I got in your dream.
Focus on Tuesday, Gravehouse’s words coming from off panel. Her eyes open wider with shock as she realises what he’s saying.
Gravehouse: And more worried about how I got into your apartment.
Same shot and layout as the previous panel but now we’re back in the real world and looking at the face of the suddenly awake and very much human Tuesday Jones. Her expression echoes that of her dreaming demon form, eyes open wide with shock.
Big panel and our first cliff-hanger chapter break. Tuesday Jones springs up in bed, letting out a startled shout at the site of Gravehouse standing imposingly at the foot of her bed. We need the audience to understand that this is Tuesday’s apartment we’re in, not Joey’s, so if we can see a few details of the place, that would be good. Tuesday is a single woman living alone - smaller bed, much less ritzy than Joey’s place and generally less well kept.
Creeping Tuesday: Aaah!
Caption: To Be Continued…
Hi everybody! As you can see, Necessary Monsters is now back at full operational strength after our untimely demise at the dastardly hands of the dreaded WordPress hackers. Currently running Monday to Friday on the site is a special edition of the first chapter of our story, complete with writer’s commentary and the original script for each page.
This being by way of a tease for the new print edition of Necessary Monsters that’s being published by First Comics. More details on this will be coming to the site soon but, to get the word straight from the horse’s mouth, I suggest popping along next week to this panel at San Diego Comic Con:
Thursday 5:00-6:00 First Comics: The First of the Great Independents Is Back with a Fury! Legendary ’80s independent publishing powerhouse First Comics is returning when the world needs it most, not unlike the promised return of King Arthur. And the assembled Round Table of extraordinary comics creators are here to tell you how they will once again be rocking your world with comics entertainment from the cutting edge. Panelists include Ken F. Levin, Joe Staton, Nick Cuti, Bill Willingham, Max Allan Collins, Brian Mullens, Alex Wald, Susannah Carson and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. Moderated by Larry Young. Room 23ABC
Hey look, that’s my name near the end there. If you’re in San Diego and want to say Hi, the best place to look for me will be at booth #2001, where First Comics have borrowed some space to setup shop from AiT. I’ll also be keeping an eye on e-mail, Facebook and Twitter throughout my stay, so do give me a shout if you’re at the show.