Monday, October 31, 2022

Asylum Press announces their current Kickstarter: Vampire Macabre, Vampires: Blood Shot & Fearless Dawn Horror Comic Books, has fully funded in twenty-four hours.

   




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Asylum Press announces their current Kickstarter: Vampire Macabre, Vampires: Blood Shot & Fearless Dawn Horror Comic Books, has fully funded in twenty-four hours.

 

Oct. 31, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Asylum Press announces their current Kickstarter: Vampire Macabre: Nosferatu Special, Vampires: Blood Shot One-Shot, Fearless Dawn: Shorts and Fearless Dawn: Swimsuit Special has launched and fully funded in twenty-four hours.

This current Kickstarter will help launch four new horror/action adventure comic book titles from Asylum Press featuring the talents of Frank Forte (Warlash, Lovecraft Country, Heavy Metal Magazine, Solar Opposites), Tim Vigil (Faust, Gothic Nights, Frank Frazetta Comics), Steve “Karswell” Banes (Haunted Horror, Zombies: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics, Ghosts: Classic Monsters of pre-Code Horror Comics), Drazen Kozjan (Demons Five, Excorcists Nothing, Working Mummies) ( Edu Menna (Vampire Macabre, Miss Fury) and MoraMike (Vampire Macabre, Heavy Metal Magazine). Asylum Press is also offering a few different sets of hard and soft enamel pins created by Frank Forte and a set of stickers and hard enamel pins from Frank Forte’s horror brand Frankenhorrors. 

Vampire Macabre: Nosferatu Special, Vampires: Blood Shot One-Shot, Fearless Dawn: Shorts and Fearless Dawn: Swimsuit Special can be found here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/asylumpress/vampire-macabre-vampires-and-fearless-dawn-horror-comic-books



Are you a fan of the shock/terror storytelling of Eerie and Creepy magazines? DC Comics’ The House of Mystery, House of Secrets or The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror TV Shows? Do you like the horrors of EC Comics’ Tales from The Crypt, Black Cat Mystery, and other pre-code horror comics? If so, this collection of anthology horror comics is for you. Asylum Press brings you four issues of insane, twisted, gory pages that will keep your eyes bleeding until the very end. 



VAMPIRES Blood Shot One-Shot

Edited by Steve “Karswell” Banes  (The Haunted Horror, Mummies!: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics)

Artist(s): Harry Lazarus, Frank ForteMel Keefer, Sid Check

Cover Artist(s): (COVER A) Sid Check, (COVER B and D): Drazen Kozjan

Hot on the bloodied heels of Asylum Press's horrific hit, VAMPIRES #1, comes this second round of vicious vampiric insanity, as The Horrors of it All's, Mr. Karswell cracks open another coffin-loaded collection of foul fanged, bat winged terrors from the Golden Age of pre-code comics! Six sinister tales to assault your salivating senses as you're transported back in time to face a rather bloodthirsty ancestor in "Blood for the Vampire!" Legendary artist, Mel Keefer asks you if there's anything worse than a "Special on Beet Soup?" And then Harry Lazarus unleashes one of the most insidiously mad monster mash-ups ever in, "The Wolpire!" Plus, a "True Vampires of History" lesson, a shivery superb cover by Syd Check, additional crypt classics from Harvey, Stanley Morse, and lots more! 

 

VAMPIRE MACABRE: Nosferatu Special

Author(s): Frank Forte, Tim Vigil 

Artist(s): Frank Forte, Edu Menna, Tim Vigil

Cover Artist(s): (COVER A) Tim Vigil, (COVER B) Frank Forte

Asylum Press brings you a horrific blood thirsty collection of all-new Vampire tales. Featuring an international cast of artistic talent. Frank Forte delivers another installment of our favorite vampire queen NOSFERAZIXX! Frank Forte and Edu Menna revive ZEPHIRA: THE NIGHT KILLER for another round of post-apocalyptic vampiric action. And lastly, Tim Vigil (Faust, Gothic Nights) gives us "Feline Fatale" A seductive female Vampire wakes up from her coffin and prepares to walk the night, she is interrupted by a prowling black cat. A must for all vampire fans!

 


FEARLESS DAWN: SWIMSUIT EDITION (ONE SHOT)

Author(s): Steve Mannion

Artist(s): Steve Mannion

Cover Artist(s): (COVER A, B, C, D) Steve Mannion

Steve Mannion's Fearless Dawn comics have always been about good art and fun and this latest offering is no exception! 32 pages of straight-up beach going action and fashion! Throw in a monster or two, and some machine guns and you know what we're talking about. See all of Steve Mannion’s sexy heroines in full beach Bikini glory! Your mouth will drop when you peek at Fearless Dawn, Betty and Helga as they try on the latest skimpy swimwear and lingerie! A great little comic guaranteed to brighten your wintery day! Woo Hoo! Surf's up!



FEARLESS DAWN: SHORTS (ONE SHOT)

Author(s): Steve Mannion

Artist(s): Steve Mannion

Cover Artist(s): (COVER A, B, C) Steve Mannion

Hey Folks! We're back! Hyuck! Hyuck! ...Delivering this ONE-SHOT ISSUE of FEARLESS DAWN'S "SHORTS". Featuring five all-new short stories and 30 pages of content! All your favorite Fearless Dawn Universe characters re-enacting SHORT STORIES from history, legend, and folklore...  in “RUN” we FREAK-OUT as Fearless Dawn encounters some ghouls and ghosties from the Haunted Devils Den!!! Colorfully rendered in ink, marker and watercolors and displayed in beloved comic book format. In “General Mud” FD defeats every army in sight! FLIP THE EVER LOVIN' MUTHA OUT!!!-When you witness “Jack the Ripper” meeting his match!!! Dinosaurs, zombies, monsters and sexy gals permeate this tome of comic goodness!  In ”FIGHT” Fearless dawn takes on her arch-nemesis Helga again for a duel to end all duels!! A MASSIVE AMOUNT of comic book fun coming at you from Asylum Press and comics creator, Steve Mannion.






“We are excited to offer these great new titles to fans or horror and comics”, explains publisher anD creator Frank Forte, “but we are also trying to crowdfund a series of enamel pins and die cut stickers”

“When we go to conventions, we always get asked about enamel pins and stickers, so we brought a set of stickers, the Frankenhorrors Classic Monster set, to Comic Con International and Monsterpalooza and they were a big hit, so we decided to do a set of enamel pins based on the stickers.”

The Vampire Macabre Kickstarter also features Frank Forte’s Creepy Cute Enamel Pins as a reward and add-on. These soft enamel pins feature cute rubber hose styled characters with various weapons, the second set of Creepy Cute Enamel Pins features the characters’ heads.

The Frankenhorrors set of enamel pins is a hard enamel pin set, which features Frank’s takes on classic monsters such as the bride of Frankenstein, a vampire, a werewolf, a succubus and a swamp creature.

 

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About Asylum Press

Asylum Press is a Los Angeles-based comic book and graphic novel publisher. The company publishes high-concept books from the industry’s top talent within the horror, fantasy, and action adventure genres via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets. Its flagship titles include Fearless DawnThe BombChopperBlack PowderWarlash, and the popular horror anthologies Zombie TerrorsEEEK!Asylum of Horrors, and Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell. For more information, visit http://www.asylumpress.com.

 

About Frank Forte

Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. Frank’s film and TV credits include:Lovecraft Country, Fantasy Island, Solar Opposites, Dreamwork’s 3Below, Bob’s Burgers, Insidious 4, Lego: Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, and Lego Hero Factory. Frank’s comic book credits include: Heavy Metal Magazine, Bob’s Burgers, Warlash, DTOX, Zombie Terrors and Chicken Soup For Satan among others.

In Frank’s spare time he paints.  Influenced by classic cartoons and comic books, Frank’s paintings are an assemblage of inspiration from what he grew up watching on TV and reading in comic books. Trying to capture the feeling and emotion of a moving cartoon on a flat canvas, Frank’s work incorporates horrific and twisted subjects in disturbingly bizarre situations.  His work has been exhibited at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Copro Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, CASS Contemporary, Dark Art Emporium, Arch Enemy Arts, Phone Booth Gallery, Night Gallery Fine Arts, Cannibal Flower, LTD. Gallery and Hyaena Gallery.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Frank Forte and Asylum Press announce-FRANKENHORRORS CLASSIC MONSTER STICKER SET KICKSTARTER!

     

Frank Forte and Asylum Press announce-FRANKENHORRORS CLASSIC MONSTER STICKER SET KICKSTARTER! 


You're helping to back 3 new projects from 
Frank Forte, Asylum Press and Steve "Karswell" Banes from The Horrors of It All blog.

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/asylumpress/frankenhorrors-horror-comics-postcards-creepy-cute-stickers



FRANKENHORRORS CLASSIC MONSTER STICKER SET! Celebrate classic monster with this set from FRANKENHORRORS and artist Frank Forte. FRANKENHORRORS illustrates your favorite monsters and creatires from film, TV and comics and even creates new ones to fill your nightmares. Great gift for fans of horror, halloween and goth culture. 



FRANK FORTE CREEPY CUTE die-cut Vinyl Sticker set. Have fun with this funny and creepy sticker by artist Frank Forte. 4" Vinyl sticker is a great novelty item for teens and fans of caroons, animation, Cuphead, Anime, manga, Horror, Kawaii and Creepy Cute merch!



VINTAGE PRE-CODE HORROR COMICS POSTCARDS! These Vintage Horror Comics Postcards feature the cover of Witches Tales, Black cat Mystery, Weird Mysteries, Tales of Horror, Terror Tales, Web of Evil and many more.  Have fun with these amazing PRE-CODE horror comics covers. In this bizarre, lawless, ghoulish, gruesome, terrifying frightfest you will amaze and shock your friends with this fun postcard. Curated by Mr. Karswell (The Horrors of it All, Haunted Horror, Zombies, IDW) these terrorific images from the 1950s are a great addition to any Halloween greetings.



Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Time lapse Drawing Video of RICK SANCHEZ Rick and Morty by Frank Forte ...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Asylum Press announces The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter

Asylum Press announces The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter



The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook Kickstarter campaign can be found here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/asylumpress/the-vampire-verses-blood-rites-sketchbook-and-art-book


Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 19th 2021) - Asylum Press announced today that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstater for a forthcomicng book The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter.

The Vampire Verses is a vampire/horror comic that Frank Forte created in 1994 and was published in 1995 by CFD productions (Formerly Cry For Dawn) and then Asylum Press in 1999. The series was inspired by many anime series at the time including Wicked City, Demon City Shinjuku and Urotsukidōji: Legend of the OverfiendThe Vampire Verses was also inspired by comic creators Berni Wrightson, Tim Vigil, Kelley Jones, Mike Mignola and others. Frank attempted to draw from these influences and create something unique. What erupted from his hand and mind was The Vampire Verses.



 

THE VAMPIRE VERSES SYNOPSIS:

The debut issue introduces Angelika, an exotic dancer in the NYC club scene who is unwittingly turned into a creature of the night. As she tries to make sense of what she has become she learns of a bloody Vampire War that is being fought in the streets and subway tunnels of New York City. Slowly the truth unfolds as Angelika begins to realize she is a key part of an ancient scrolled prophecy known as The Vampire Verses.

“I’m excited to get back and finish the series,” explains creator Frank Forte, “The Vampire Verses was planned as a 12 -issue maxi-series and i only made it to 4 issues. The Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook is way to re-introduce fans to the series and introduce comic fans to the series who have never seen it before.”

 

Title: The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook

Description: is a 32 page saddle stitched comic that includes art and sketches from The Vampire Verses series by Frank Forte. The art ranges from 1995 to present day with character studies, cover studies, renders, creature design, environment design, pin-ups and more. The book hopes to reintroduce fans to the series and be a prelude to the continuation of The Vampire Verses #5-#12.

Creators: Frank Forte (Heavy Metal Magazine, Warlash, Undead Evil)

Intended Audience: Mature Readers

Retail Price: $10.00

Page count: 32





ABOUT FRANK FORTE

Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. Frank’s film and TV credits include:Lovecraft Country, Fantasy Island, Solar Opposites, Dreamwork’s 3Below, Bob’s Burgers, Insidious 4, Lego: Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, and Lego Hero Factory. Frank’s comic book credits include: Heavy Metal Magazine, Bob’s Burgers, Warlash, DTOX, Zombie Terrors and Chicken Soup For Satan among others.

In Frank’s spare time he paints.  Influenced by classic cartoons and comic books, Frank’s paintings are an assemblage of inspiration from what he grew up watching on TV and reading in comic books. Trying to capture the feeling and emotion of a moving cartoon on a flat canvas, Frank’s work incorporates horrific and twisted subjects in disturbingly bizarre situations.  His work has been exhibited at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Copro Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, CASS Contemporary, Dark Art Emporium, Arch Enemy Arts, Phone Booth Gallery, Night Gallery Fine Arts, Cannibal Flower, LTD. Gallery and Hyaena Gallery.

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS

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 names. 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.

For more information on Asylum Press, check out the official website at

http://www.asylumpress.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

BIG BAD CAT Horror Vintage Cartoon Animation Pop Surrealism T-Shirt

  BIG BAD CAT Horror Vintage Cartoon Animation Pop Surrealism T-Shirt

Check out this Vintage Animation styled TShirt-Art by #FrankForte #popsurrealism #darkart #tshirt

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NTHN72T



Monday, November 16, 2020

TOONERVILLE TROLLEY VINTAGE CARTOON BETTY BOOP FUN Comedy Animation CUPHEAD inspiration Rubber Hose



The Skipper's morning trolley run is disrupted by several forces; first, a steep hill where all his passengers get out to help push and are left behind. Next, Molly Moo-Cow chases after the trolley and climbs on; her weight sends it into a muddy lake. The Skipper calls for Katrinka (her motto: "I fix.") who pulls him and the car out of the mud. The car is too filthy, even after a quick wash, so Katrinka repaints it in red thanks to a handy paint shed. This incites a bull, so after the Skipper's bullfighting skills prove inadequate, another call to Katrinka. She flings the bull, then the Skipper. He finally gets to the train station, only to discover the train's been cancelled until next week.

1939 RUBBER HOSE ANIMATION CUPHEAD INSPIRATION #animation #cartoons #bettyboop Merch https://teespring.com/stores/gooncart... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gooncartoons/ Twitter https://twitter.com/gooncartoons Web http://www.gooncartoons.com http://www.frankforte.com Asylum Press (comics) http://www.asylumpress.com _______ CHANNEL DESCRIPTION Goon Cartoons makes original short films, comedy, humor, animation, cartoons, pencil tests and experimental films. Goon Cartoons' original animated properties include: Buck Billy, Cletus and Floyd, Cosmic Kandi, Tuckertime, Ronnie The Magical rainbow, Butterfly Unicorn, The Super Ultra Mega Squad, Sorry Mom and more. We also make comedic video essays and reviews about animation, entertainment, and the media. If you're a fan of Adult Swim, you'll like us. Our Creators include: Frank Forte, Tom Connor (Venture Brothers, Mike Tyson Mysteries), Gene McGuckin (Ren and Stimpy, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), Jim Smith (Ren and Stimpy, The Ripping Friends) and many other animation pros (and cons). Frank Forte's film and TV Credits include: Solar Opposites, 3 Below, Bob's Burgers Despicable Me 2, The Emoji Movie, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI and many more.
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