Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Asylum Press releases the first preview to a new horror anthology entitled EEEK! From Australian creator Jason Paulos.

Asylum Press announces the release of an all-new horror anthology entitled EEEK! by creator Jason Paulos.  Shipping in Sept. 2010 it’s just in time to shake your bones for the Halloween season.

EEEK! is a homage from artist/writer Jason Paulos to the classic horror comics of his youth. Taking a pinch of black humour from EC comics and mixing it with the art stylings of House of Mystery and Warren comics, Paulos blends a heady broth that hits you like a burning incense stick to the retina.

'EEEK!' is my love letter to cheesy 'retro' horror comics” say creator Jason Paulos,”... in particular Charlton, House of Mystery, Warren, and to a lesser extent 80's stuff like Death Rattle and Twisted Tales. If you made a movie of 'EEEK!' it would be described as the bastard child of Evil Dead and Austin Powers. One of the story titles is 'Death Wears Hotpants', so you can draw your own conclusions from that.”

“We’re very excited to have EEEK! Join the ranks of the horror titles we have brewing at Asylum Press,” explains publisher Frank Forte, “ Jason Paulos has a knack for bringing bringing back those morbid feelings I got when I read the old Eerie and Creepys, but he does it with a new twist.”

EEEK! VOL. 1  will be a soft cover TPB annual anthology.  Standard comic book dimensions. 152 pgs, B&W with COLOR s
ection , perfect bound. Retail Price: $14.95. Ship Date: Sept 2010. Intended Audience: General Readers. ISBN13: 978-1-61724-010-2

Writers:Jason Paulos, Bodine Amerikah, Daren White
Artist: Jason Paulos
Cover Artist: Aly Fell
Back Cover Artists: Jason Paulos and Daniel Cox

This retro-style comic book anthology of all-new horror tales is guaranteed to give you the eeries and the creepies!  Taking a pinch of black humour from EC comics and mixing it with the art stylings of House of Mystery and Warren comics, EEEK! blends a heady broth that hits you like a burning incense stick to the retina. Jason Paulos delivers the goods with over 15 tales of revenge, zombies, vampires, ghouls and monsters. Each tale drawn in a different style reminiscent of the B&W horror mags of the 70's and 80's. In '
Deadline of Death' we witness rival comic artists dabbling with malevolent forces that arrive in the form of a chain smoking goatee wearing Satan. In Lights! Camera! Murder!, A lovesick starlet and a ruthless film director embark on a doomed love affair that ends in pieces! 
In "Easy Prey" A helpless girl, lost in the wilderness ... but is she all that she seems? In "Head Trip" a hippie's love for music goes horribly wrong.  Other titles include "Confessions of a Thrill Killer", "Like Son, Like Father" , "In Too Deep" and many more.  Includes full color section, cover gallery and sketchbook section.

Official website

EEEK! Preview can be seen on the web here:
Asylum Press can be found on the web at

Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry's biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite.  Publishing superhero comics with Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis, continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, the upcoming Asylum of Horrors and Beyond Lovecraft, venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Haven Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by Partners Book Distributing, Paterners/West, Ingram and Baker and Taylor.

Jason Paulos exploded onto the Australian comics scene in 1989 with the first self published issue of 'Hairbutt The Hippo', the story of a hard boiled anthropomorphic private eye roaming the seedy underbelly of a future city. Over the years Jason has regularly contributed to Australian MAD magazine (over 100 pages of Hairbutt strips), DC comics (5 page Green Lantern story for Bizarro Comics book 2), Judge Dredd Megazine (wrote and drew 16 page horror story called 'Easy Prey') and published a dozen Hairbutt comics. He's now busy writing, drawing and publishing the second series of 'EEEK!' books.

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