LOS ANGELES, CA – December 1, 2014 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is excited to announce the upcoming release of its latest title, Fearworms: Selected Poems, on December 15, 2014. Written and illustrated by Robert Payne Cabeen (Tainted Treats, Heavy Metal 2000, A Monkey’s Tale, Walking with Buddha), this collection of horror poems and full-color artwork will feature cover art by Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, The New Mutants) and is guaranteed to have readers squirming.
Cutting close to the bone, Fearworms‘ manically crafted word machines are visceral, psychological, haunting, and terrifyingly humorous. From a cannibalistic clown convention to the antics of Krampus (the Christmas demon), Cabeen’s grisly tales offer madness and mayhem to readers who seek a glimpse into the frightful abyss, and they are sure to be loved (and feared) by fans who previously found horror and delight in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
With the holidays fast approaching, Fearworms‘ poems will provide an ideal opportunity to bring back the holiday tradition of reading ghost stories for all to hear around a fire. In fact, author Cabeen insists that his poems are to be enjoyed to their fullest extent when read aloud. “Like so many poets, past and present, I write for the ear, not the eye. I would suggest that a well-crafted poem begs to be read aloud. When you recite a poem, you own it–it’s yours for life,” said Cabeen.
Fearworms: Selected Poems will be available for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website starting on Monday, December 15, 2014. A free digital preview and free audio samplings of Fearworms’ poetry (including the seasonal “Krampus Comes to Town”) are currently available on the book’s website, www.fearworms.com, and at www.fanboycomics.net.
Founded in early 2010 by Bryant and Barbra Dillon and Sam Rhodes, Fanboy Comics seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works.