August 3 2005, Toronto, Canada — Speakeasy Comics is promoting their October release of the original horror graphic novel, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (AUG053107), with an online trailer and a preview of the first eleven pages of the book – both of which can be found at www.thelivingandthedead.com. Written by Todd Livingston and Robert Tinnell, creators of THE BLACK FOREST and THE WICKED WEST, and drawn by Micah Farritor, the 128 page book has a cover price of $14.99 and is featured in the August PREVIEWS.
Said Tinnell, “It’s become a tradition with us to create online trailers for our books. I can’t quantify how well they work as a sales tool – but they are a lot of fun to put together. We’re extra lucky – not only does Andy Kubiszewski always jump up to deliver brilliant scores (he’s our ringer – Andy was in STABBING WESTWARD among other bands and currently scores several television shows) but our letterer/art director, Mike Anderson, is pretty gifted with Flash. We wanted a trailer that played like one of those cool ones you’d see for foreign language films- and boy, did he deliver.”
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (AUG053107)
You are a simple, country doctor in a small village. You have a beautiful wife and a wonderful son – the perfect life. Only they don’t know that in your past, you did a very bad thing! People died because of it, and you were forced to flee and live incognito. Now, in an opportunity to redeem yourself, you unwittingly unleash a brutal and perverse murderer, a deviant sociopath hell bent on using innocent people in a Grand Guignol of flesh and blood – a veritable nineteenth-century snuff theater. You alone can end his reign of sick terror – but at the risk of revealing your secret past and losing everything you love. Only you don’t know what’s worse – what you’ve created – or what you have to do to stop him!
Look for it in October!