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Volume 1 1
The Spine Chillers
Volume 1
By (author): Ben Clark Edited by: Alexander Finbow
9781988903460 Paperback, Trade English HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons Feb 20, 2019 Print Run: 1000
$14.99 CAD
Active 5.65 x 7.1 x 0.29 in 112 pages Renegade Arts Entertainment
The Spine Chillers is an episodic comic strip relating to the little known story about the time the world's greatest writers shared a small boarding house, living together to create some of the most loved thrillers and horror stories of all time. Marvel at HP Lovecraft's inspiration for Cthulhu, gasp as Ambrose Bierce struggles under the weight of his own creative output, and marvel as Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mud wrestle to determine once and for all who is the better horror writer. Comic genius Ben Clark is the creative talent behind the strip. "My idea for the comic strip was to take the writers from The Spine Chillers audiobook series, and have them all live together in a grotty, 1950s style boarding house, with a serious boss of a landlady called Mrs Parkinson, who may have sinister plans of her own. I thought the boarding house backdrop provided the most scope for stories, conflict and most importantly, jokes. One thing I have to stress is that it is not my intention to belittle or insult these wonderful writers, many of whom are among my greatest heroes. I'll be taking the Mickey, but in an affectionate way. What I always attempt in my comics is to be silly, and to make people laugh. The characters I am working on are of course not how these men were in real life, but a daft alternate version, which hopefully people will find amusing!? Volume 1 collects the first two year run of comic strips, all the way from ?Feet!? through to ?Meet Cthulhu.? Genuinely funny whilst also at times tender and touching, The Spine Chillers collection is a welcomed cultured tonic during these trying times.

Early exposure to 2000AD left Ben Clark unfit for anything but a life in comics. One of the mainstays of the award winning anthology Solar Wind, his work has also appeared in Zarjaz, Omnivistascope, and his own line of Magic Beans Comics like Mothman About The House, Lenny Biscuits, I Cashed A Dead Man's Pension, Nessie Vs Dracula and Mike Neville Adventures. He is currently working on his first children's book, about a Vampire that owns a submarine. He lives in the North East of England and eats a lot of crisps.
Read more of Ben?s comic strips at magicbeanscomics.blogspot.com

Relentlessly funny and in places, heart breakingly poignant.? FPI Blog
"Very funny, comic genius! Check this out it's awesome!" - Stacey Whittle, Small Press Big Mouth

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