Date ideas from Jeremy C. Shipp:

-write and perform a Garbage Pail Kids musical

-build a giant cat mecha

-look at the Ark of the Covenant and see who melts first

-get X-rays and look at each other’s skeletons

-prevent an apocalypse

-cause an apocalypse

-see who can summon the cutest demon

-transmogrify into dragons and conquer the world

-make voodoo dolls of each other and kiss the dolls simultaneously

-Chipotle

-transmogrify into dragons and conquer the world

-make voodoo dolls of each other and kiss the dolls simultaneously

-Chipotle

About this project

Globcow #1 will be a 20-page, all-ages comic by Jeremy C. Shipp (writer/creator) and Tabby Freeman (artist). Each page will be full color.

Check out our Kickstarter campaign here. Any support would be most appreciated.

Let’s meet some of the characters, shall we?

GLOBCOW

Globcow is a little demon who decides to leave the underworld so that he can become an angel. His heart’s in the right place, but his teeth often get him into trouble. In his spare time he likes to bite everything in sight, collect porcelain clowns, and ride around on dogs. Will this little weirdo ever earn his angel wings?

MARIA

Maria is the coolest angel around. At least, she likes to think so. When she’s not at home dressing her cats in Victorian gowns, Maria’s protecting the world from giant demonic hedgehogs and other terrifying creatures of the underworld. Of course, she’s more than a little annoyed when she’s forced to mentor Globcow. What will people think if they see her hanging around with a stinky little demon? Will Maria teach Globcow the ways of kindness and friendship, or will she quit her day job and start a hat store for cats?

HARRY

Harry’s a flying pig, but you can see that, can’t you? Harry is Maria’s boss, and he dresses like a hard-boiled detective because he looks darn good in an overcoat. Don’t you think?

THE BLADE DRAGON

The Blade Dragon has power beyond comprehension, and he’s a big meanie. Can Maria and Globcow defeat this monster and save the day? Did we mention the dragon can breathe flaming swords?

(Characters by Jeremy C. Shipp. Character designs by Tabby Freeman.)

This funds raised by this campaign will help cover artist fees, shipping and printing costs, advertising costs, etc.

STRETCH GOAL

If we reach $7000, Globcow Issue #2 will be created in 2016 and everyone who pledges $10 or more will receive a digital copy of this second issue. Those who pledge $25 or more will receive a print and digital copy. 

The Author: Jeremy C. Shipp

Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Attic Clowns. His shorter tales have appeared in over 80 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Withersin, and Shroud Magazine. Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse with a yard full of gnomes and an attic full of clowns.

His online home is jeremycshipp.com.

Follow him on Twitter at @JeremyCShipp.

The Artist: Tabby Freeman

Redheaded and rad. Big glasses and lots of scarves. Doesn’t actually own a pug. Sometimes makes art on the web.

Check out more of Tabby’s work at http://artoftabby.tumblr.com/

Follow her on Twitter at @Tabrakadabra

Click here to visit the Kickstarter page. Backers can get signed print copies of the comic, handmade demon plushies, and other cool prizes. Thanks so much for your support!

Writing Tips from Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Jeremy C. Shipp.

-wear lucky pajamas

-bounce ideas off your cats

-dress your pencils in tiny suits

-cry yourself to sleep

-dream about zebras

-bite your fingernails

-tell your cats you love them

-eat cold beans over the sink

-cultivate new fears

-talk with the moon

-search for answers and fail

-decorate your insecurities using glitter

-get a tattoo of your cat

-pace the room

-eat fries

-tickle your inner demons

-dress your inner child in Jedi robes

-dip your ego in chocolate

-convince your id it’s a chicken

Here are some excerpts from Facebook messages I’ve recently received.

“Just saw your beautiful picture…can we join hand together?”

“How went life, Jerome? You appear sensational.”

“I am Kenneth, personal attorney to late Dr Stephan Shipp. Nationality of your country who died in fatal car accident and left a deposit of US $10.5 Million in a bank here in Togo.”

“Arab girl I want a long relationship I want a penile.”

For the next 5 hours, you can get ATTIC CLOWNS: COMPLETE COLLECTION for just 99 cents! This collection contains every story from Attic Clowns Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3 and Volume 4.

Amazon Link.

Amazon UK Link.

Bram Stoker Award nominee Jeremy C. Shipp spins 13 tales of horror and dark humor in this highly conceptual collection. Angels and demons, husbands and wives, tormented ghosts and an army of men made of soap–all of them trapped in attics of the mind, attics of heaven or hell, the attics we make for ourselves or with which we ensnare others.

Meet a paranoid astronaut whose jealousy drives him to extremes beyond murder…a miniature circus spawned from the mind of a woman with too much control…the underling demon Globcow who desires redemption even more than the taste of human feet…

Men, women, children, and things beyond imagination all interconnect in ATTIC CLOWNS, where laughter is only the prelude to the bizarre and terrible.

The stories include:
Spider Clowns from Planet X
Microcircus
Princess
Dust Bunnies
Don’t Laugh
Blister
A Quivering Gray Fog
The Ascension of Globcow the Foot Eater
Little Mouse
Soapmen
The Glass Box
The Hobo
Giggles

“Jeremy C. Shipp’s boldness, daring, originality, and sheer smarts make him one of the most vital younger writers who have colonized horror literature in the past decade. Shipp’s modernist clarity, plus his willingness to risk damn near everything, put him up at the head of the pack with the very best.”
–Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story

“Shipp’s clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn’t let go.”
–Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door

 

A mother’s love shines like an ever-present beacon. A warm light set up high, warning of us dangers and celebrating that which connects us all.

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1. Princess Mononoke
2. Dark Crystal
3. Memento
4. Adventures of Baron Munchausen
5. Dead Alive
6. Fight Club
7. Labyrinth
8. Robin Hood
9. Star Wars
10. Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
11. City Of Lost Children
12. The Nightmare Before Christmas
13. Psycho
14. Oldboy
15. Eraserhead

I’m tagging everyone who reads this. Post your 15 films on your blog.

SQ Mag #13 is out now. And my new short story The Stills is free to read.

Click here to check it out.

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“You don’t need to search for the meaning of life,” my cat says. “The meaning is all around you. There are cushions to sleep on, and shoes to sniff, and light bulbs to stare at, and feathers to chase. Just look around or sniff the air and you’re likely to find some meaning in any given moment.”

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“So you’re a writer?” my dentist says. “That’s awesome. I love books, except for weird or scary stuff. So what is it that you write, Jeremy?”

“Um,” I say. A tear rolls down my cheek.

“Oh sorry,” she says, readjusting her drill. “Am I hurting you?”

“Yes,” I say. “Yes, you are.”

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