Spotlight & Guest Post: Human Remains + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HUMAN REMAINS by Peter Milligan & Sally Cantirino Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: HUMAN REMAINS

Author: Peter Milligan, Dearbhla Kelly, Sally Cantirino
(Illustrations), AndWorld Design, Adrian F. Wassel (Editor)

Pub. Date: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 208

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

 

Alien meets A Quiet Place in this science fiction tale of terror for fans of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box and Tim Lebbon’s The Silence about a post apocalyptic world in which monsters hunt the things that make us human – where feeling is a dangerous thing.

Live. Laugh. Love. Scream.
DIE.

Dax and Bisa love each other. But in this new and terrifying world, love is dangerous. Feeling anything is dangerous. Love. Hate. Joy. Fear.  Any of these in strong doses will bring a swift death. Earth has a new and terrible invader—monsters that smell the scent of emotion, salivate over the prey, and hunt the very feelings that make us human. A shocking tale of pent-up emotions and forced composure in the face of unspeakable horror…from one of the most celebrated writers in comics, Peter Milligan (X-Force, EnigmaShade the Changing Man, Hellblazer) and breakout horror artist Sally Cantirino (I Walk With Monsters, The Final Girls).

Collects the entire eight-issue series.


Reviews:

“I read this at a gasp, horrified by the bloody events as much as the too familiar feel of a society self-destructing–even before the monsters come. A palpitating whirlwind of a start.”  — Daniel Kraus (New York Times bestselling author of The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Teddies Saga, and Vault Comics’ The Autumnal)

“As brilliant and incisive as ever, Peter Milligan questions what makes us human,and what motivates us to make the terrible decisions we inevitably make.”– Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Eternals; The Wicked + The Divine; Once & Future)

“Human Remains might be the scariest Vault series to date.” – Gate Crashers “a brutal, visceral, soul crushing world where the barest hint of emotion can lead to a violent and bloody death.” — Multiversity Comics


Guest Post:

Talk about your favorite kind of character to draw / Talk about your least favorite kind of character to draw.

If I had to pick, my favorite recurring characters to draw were Dr Sharma, Dax & Bisa together, and Jessica.  I don’t think I have a “least favorite kind of character to draw”! Let’s be honest- my least favorite thing to draw are big crowd scenes, but I still enjoy drawing the individual people in it. There are characters who do things that I don’t enjoy drawing, like Dr Sharma’s husband being a creep or Jessica’s husband being an abusive jerk. But at the same time, McStay’s actual character design, facial features, and expressions were fun to draw, even if he was a terrible person. I enjoyed drawing Sullivan, even if he was a terrible person. I loved drawing Hays and Tammy, even if Hays was awful (even my mom was like, “How is he still alive at the end of the book??”)

Describe your ideal writing/creative space.

An office with a door I can shut because my cat loves to do crimes and chew wires, lots of natural light, strong wi-fi signal, a record player and all my records, and a couch to nap on at 3 PM every day (or whenever it storms).


 

About Peter Milligan:

Peter Milligan is a legendary British writer of comics, film, and television. One of Entertainment Weekly’s “it” writers of the early 2000s, Peter Milligan was at the forefront of the revolution in comics which were created for a more sophisticated, adult audience. 

Shade the Changing Man for Vertigo offered a skewered look
at American culture, while Enigma, Face, The Extremist, and Rogan Gosh pushed the boundaries of what comic books could do. Milligan was the longest-running writer of the cult horror comic Hellblazer, and his take on Human Target inspired the TV series. For Marvel, the hugely-popular X-Statix was a radical reworking of the X-Man paradigm, described by Kevin Smith (CLERKS etc) as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”.

Milligan is the screenwriter of  Pilgrim AKA Inferno (2000) and An Angel For May (2002) and currently is the co-creator and writer of Human Remains for Vault Comics

Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon  


About Sally Cantirino:

Sally Cantirino is a comic artist and illustrator currently based in New Jersey. She has been self-publishing comics and zines since she was a teenager. Her recent comics work includes I Walk With Monsters and Human Remains for Vault Comics,  “The Final Girls”, “Last Song”, and “We Have To Go Back”. She has also done artwork for World Champ Game Co and bands like La Dispute and Murder By Death.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of Human Remains, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends October 18th, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/19/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post

9/20/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Spotlight

9/21/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Guest Post/IG Post

9/22/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post/IG Post

9/23/2022

hauntedbybooks

Review/IG Post

9/24/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

9/25/2022

fairrryprose

Review

9/26/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Guest Post /IG Post

9/27/2022

A Bookworms Garden

IG Review/TikTok Post

9/28/2022

Nagma  TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

Review/IG Post

9/29/2022

Bookdreamr

Review/IG Post

9/30/2022

Jeff_of_allmedia

IGReview

10/1/2022

Books with Brandie Shanae

YouTube Review/IG Post

Week Three:

10/2/2022

Forthenovellovers

Review

10/3/2022

The Real World According to Sam

Review/IG Post

10/4/2022

See Sadie Read

Review/IG Post

10/5/2022

Wanderingwitchreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

10/6/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

10/7/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

10/8/2022

Celia’s Reads

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

10/9/2022

Laurenreads._

Review/IG Post

10/10/2022

Nerdophiles

Review/IG Post

10/11/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

Review/IG Post

10/12/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post/IG Post

10/13/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post

10/14/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post

 

Spotlight & Creator Interview: The Last Book You’ll Ever Read + Giveaway

THE LAST BOOK YOU'LL EVER READ

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ by Cullen Bunn & Leila Leiz Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ: The Complete Series

Author: Cullen Bunn (author), Leila Leiz (Illustrations), Giada Marchisio (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Letterer)

Pub. Date: Se4ptember 20, 2022

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 192

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

A supernatural horror thriller for readers of Chuck Palahniuk (Lullaby and Haunted: A Novel),  Marisha Pessl,(Night Film), and Scarlett Thomas (The End of Mr. Y), The Last Book You’ll Ever Read tells the terrifying story of a woman who knows the horrific truth about the past – and future – of humankind, and, when captured in her book SATYR, it becomes the catalyst for worldwide, mind-numbing violence.

Read this book at your own peril.

Olivia Kade wrote the book that ended the world. Now she needs someone who won’t read it.

Civilization is a lie. Hidden deep in our genes is the truth. And it is slowly clawing its way to the surface. Olivia Kade knows the truth, and she has become the prophet of the coming collapse. Her book, SATYR, is an international bestseller, and it is being blamed for acts of senseless violence and bloodshed all over the world. Olivia’s own life is in danger from those who have read her work. Determined to conduct a book tour, she hires security professional Connor Wilson to act as her bodyguard. She only has one requirement: he cannot read her work.

John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness meets Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby in this terrifyingly dangerous tale of the descent of humankind where reality and fantasy collide.

Collects the entire smash 8-issue series.


Praise:

“I truly hope this terrific horror comic is in no way prescient or timely.”  – Patton Oswalt

…perfectly disturbing and mysterious.” – The Beat

“It’s creepy stuff… you won’t want to miss it.”  – Kurt Busiek (Eisner Award and Harvey Award-winning comics writer of Astro City, The Avengers, Thor, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and more)


Creators Interview:

What was your inspiration for writing / illustrating your graphic novel?

CULLEN -Sometimes, inspiration sneaks up on you. This book started, or so I thought, with the idea that civilization was a lie that was slowly breaking down, that we were all becoming more feral and wild. And that’s there. It’s baked into the DNA. But the further I dug into the story, the more I realized it was also informed by my thoughts on the creative process and how, once a story is written, I have no real control over how readers will interpret the tale. It wasn’t what I consciously set out to write at the beginning, but it’s there for the world to see.

LEILA -I really like watching movies to get inspired by the atmospheres and framing. I also spend a lot of time researching for reference and documentation ! The more i have, the happier I am!

What would you like readers to know about your book and the characters?

CULLEN -THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ is creepy and surreal and sexy and scary and thought-provoking. It’s a look at the collapse of the world as we know it, a look at the birth of whatever is next, and it’s all seen through the eyes of the person who might have caused it all. Olivia Kade is an author at the center of a controversial storm. Because of the book she’s written, some people love her and some people want to see her dead. The problem is, both groups are dangerous. She knows it is risky, but she is embarking on a book tour, and as she travels the country, she sees the world changing in terrifying ways.

LEILA -For the character of Olivia, I had many inspirations from the actresses of the 50s such as Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall ! Also, Coco Chanel who was not an actress, but I love her style. I’ m a huge fan of fashion, and I like to use some references from that world. There are a few in The Last Book You’ll Ever Read !


 

About Cullen Bunn:

Cullen Bunn is a New York Times bestselling author and prolific writer of horror/supernatural comics series and graphic novels including THE SIXTH GUN, HARROW COUNTY, BONE PARISH, THE DAMNED, THE EMPTY MAN, THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR, BASILISK, SHADOWMAN, and many other titles including The Last Book You’ll Ever Read for Vault Comics. He has fought for his life against mountain lions and performed on stage as the World’s Youngest Hypnotist.

 

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

About Leila Leiz:

Born and raised in France now living in Italy, Leila Leiz is a self-taught artist who worked for several years at European publishers including Soleil and Sergio Bonelli before fulfilling her lifelong dream of making the leap to American comics.

Best known for her work on Paul Jenkins’ ALTERS for AfterShock and Horde with Marguerite Bennet, she has also worked on 451 Media’s NVRLND and was a contributor to AfterShock’s SHOCK anthology. She is working on M.O.M with Emila Clark (from Game of Thrones) and Marguerite Bennet for Image Comics and The Last Book You’ll Ever Read with Cullen Bunn for Vault Comics.

Leila has a HUGE Instagram following: 77,200 followers (!) and 9.2K Facebook followers

Website | Twitter | FacebookInstagram | TikTok | Goodreads


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ, US Only.

Ends October 7th, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/1/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

9/2/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

9/3/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post

Week Two:

9/4/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post

9/5/2022

@bookstagramofmin

Review/IG Post

9/6/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

9/7/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Post

9/8/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

Excerpt/IG Post

9/9/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Guest Post/IG Post

9/10/2022

BookHounds

Guest Post/IG Post

Week Three:

9/11/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

9/12/2022

Fire & Ice

Review/IG Post

9/13/2022

RavenzReviewz

Review/IG Post

9/14/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review/IG Post

9/15/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

9/16/2022

Forthenovellovers

Review/IG Post

9/17/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

9/18/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Guest Post/IG Post

9/19/2022

Laurenreads._

Review/IG Post

9/20/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

Review/IG Post

9/21/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post/IG Post

9/22/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

9/23/2022

The Real World
According to Sam

Review/IG Post

9/24/2022

@thebookishfoxwitch

IG Review

Week Five:

9/25/2022

See Sadie Read

Review/IG Post

9/26/2022

Wanderingwitchreads

Tik Tok Review/IG Post

9/27/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post

9/28/2022

Nerdophiles

Review/IG Post

9/29/2022

brittyoreads

Review/IG Post

9/30/2022

hodophile_z

Review/IG Post

 

Spotlight: Flesh-Eating Cheerleaders From Outer Space + Giveaway

FLESH EATING CHEERLEADERS FROM OUTER SPACE

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FLESH-EATING CHEERLEADERS FROM OUTER SPACE by James Mascia & Felipe Obando Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: FLESH EATING CHEERLEADERS FROM OUTER SPACE #1

Author: James Mascia & Felipe Obando (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: June 22, 2022

Publisher: Dren Productions After Dark

Formats: Paperback (only available on the Dren Productions site), eBook

Pages: 29

Find it: GoodreadsDren Productions Website, Amazon

 

When a meteor crashes in the middle of campus, the students at Pullman University didn’t realize that they were being invaded. These space creatures are able to inhabit and take over the human body. So, what happens when a group of cheerleaders are caught in the middle? They become these flesh eating cannibals, of course. Soon, the problem isn’t going to be the creatures, it’s going to be the monsters that these cheerleaders become.


 

About Dren Productions After Dark:

We are a publishing company, specializing in everything fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. We have books, comics and games. Something for everyone. So come on in and check all all the awesomeness!

Website | Kickstarter | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends September 6th, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/22/2022

Bookhounds

Excerpt/IG Post

8/23/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

8/24/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

8/25/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

8/26/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

8/29/2022

Wanderingwitchreads

Tik Tok Review/IG Post

8/30/2022

The Real World According to Sam

Review/IG Post

8/31/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

9/1/2022

@thebookishfoxwitch

IG Review

9/2/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

 

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