paulftompkins:

Next week, two of my worlds collide when The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast crosses over with MPR’s WITS radio show.

WITS is a delightful program hosted by the most splendid John Moe, and upon which I have guested many many many times. You can catch it on the honest-to-God radio, or you can catch up with it via podcast here.

Beyond Belief is a segment of the live, staged fake-radio show The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Each segment of TAH is podcast individually. The Beyond Belief segment— starring myself and Paget Brewster as Frank and Sadie Doyle— concerns a pair of boozy paranormal investigators who are married to each other and to booze. It’s The Thin Man with ghosts. And more booze.

Booze.

Frank & Sadie Doyle, along with musical guests Rhett Miller and "Weird Al" Yankovic, will be visiting WITS on Friday, October 24th.

If you want to catch up on the adventures of Frank & Sadie Doyle. here are all of their adventures for your listening pleasure. They’re all about 20 minutes or so, with the occasional super-sized special episode along the way. I personally recommend all of them.

Beyond Belief Episode Guide

Beyond Belief poster: Tom Fowler

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benito-cereno:

Hector Plasm in “Wilfred Hall” (original version)

This story is the first appearance of Hector Plasm, the paranormal adventurer character created by me and Nate fetorpse Bellegarde. Originally this story was serialized in four parts running in the back of Invincible #10-13 in 2004. The plot was inspired by a number of ghost stories told on the campus of the college where I went for undergrad, and put together in such a way that something (hopefully) interesting happened every two pages to hold readers’ attentions until the next installment.

When the story was collected in Hector Plasm: De Mortuis, it was completely redrawn and re-scripted with new scenes added, and the new version was colored by Jacob Baake. (The original version above was colored and lettered by Nate Bellegarde.)

Nate would probably be mortified if I didn’t mention that the art in the later version is much more refined when compared to the original version, but this should give you an idea of the story and character. For those who already have De Mortuis, this might be an interesting comparison. To get a better idea of what the art in De Mortuis is like, compare this complete (free) story, “Palamon’s Conundrum.”

If you enjoyed this story or appreciate the things I post on this blog, please consider checking out some of my comics.

The Hector Plasm stories are collected in two volumes, still available from comic stores if you ask them to order them for you, or digitally:

Other horror or Halloween-y comics by me available digitally include:

(Non-Halloween-y stuff by me here.)

Other comics drawn by Eisner nominee Nate Bellegarde can be found here.

Happy Halloween.

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hellboyfansinhell:

mizpollard:

Hellboy and the BPRD TPB #1 Cover
Coming soon from Pro Se Productions…a series of Kindle exclusive short stories, including new Royal Occultist adventures!

Coming soon from Pro Se Productions…a series of Kindle exclusive short stories, including new Royal Occultist adventures!

wilburwhateley:

The Nameless Museum by Sch1itzie (click to see details)Commission of the underground museum in “The Hound” by Lovecraft.***Our museum was a blasphemous, unthinkable place…It was a secret room, far, far underground, where huge winged daemons carven of basalt and onyx vomited from wide grinning mouths weird green and orange light, and hidden pneumatic pipes ruffled into kaleidoscopic dances of death the lines of red charnel things hand in hand woven in voluminous black hangings. ~from The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft 

wilburwhateley:

The Nameless Museum by Sch1itzie (click to see details)
Commission of the underground museum in “The Hound” by Lovecraft.
***
Our museum was a blasphemous, unthinkable place…It was a secret room, far, far underground, where huge winged daemons carven of basalt and onyx vomited from wide grinning mouths weird green and orange light, and hidden pneumatic pipes ruffled into kaleidoscopic dances of death the lines of red charnel things hand in hand woven in voluminous black hangings. ~from The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft