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Published in 2016, Malevolence is a Short Crime/Horror Comic comic following Detective Sykes as he tracks down a suspected murderer across decades.

Script by Hugo Boylan

Art by John Quigley

Colours by Dearbhla Kelly

Letters by Kerrie Smith

Variant Cover by Cian Tormey

COMING TO THOUGHT BUBBLE: BLACK, WHITE AND GREY

I’m delighted to announce that Rapha Lobosco and I will be collecting our short comics in one shiny collection at Thought Bubble! With letters and book design by Kerrie Smith, BLACK, WHITE AND GREY promises to deliver some strange and thoughtful stories!

BLACK, WHITE AND GREY collects the critically acclaimed MURPHY’S DAY, the award-winning HEAVY BLACK, the action packed DAY JOB, a brand new short story DREAMWEAVER and as a bonus a preview for a new Graphic Novel BLACK NEPTUNE.

 

One final thank you has to go out to Comic Printing UK for their outstanding customer service, this book may not have come together without them!

Heavy Black Script

Heavy Black was originally scripted in early 2014 as a writing exercise.

Titan Comics had put out a call for 6 page stories dealing with a “lost in space theme”, and that struck me as a great opportunity to play with monster horror and to work on rapid tension building.

In 2015 comic artist Rapha Lobosco approached me for script samples to practice on. He took to Heavy Black  and asked if we could produce the short comic for that year’s Comic City Festival. The final edition of Heavy Black (which can be viewed here) deviates from the script in a few ways. For example, we felt that a seventh page would allow for the gravity of Charlie’s decision to stick with the reader. There are several other small differences between the finished product and the script (revealing Charlie’s face immediately and ditching her plasma torch early on being two of the most prominent), I find this is a normal teething process for any collaboration. A script should inspire an artist, not dictate to them.

Script by Hugo Boylan 

Cover art by Manny Clark

Letters by Kerrie Smith

 

Malevolence Preview

 

Cover Preview

 

Art by John Quigley 

Colours by Dearbhla Kelly

Letters by Kerrie Smith

Script by Hugo Boylan (hey that’s me!)

Launched at Dublin Comic Con 2016, Malevolence has been receiving some pretty positive reviews so far with Irish Comic News calling it “an excellent book”, Geek Ireland praising it as a “creepy tale of murder and anger steeped in Irish mythology”, Comix Ireland simply naming it “twisted”, Comicsverse scoring it a 4.9 of a possible 5 stars and Other Worlds Than These generously identifying it as a “a creepy little triumph of a book”!

Malevolence is a short story focusing on crime, wrath and folklore. If you’re in to weird horrors, historical settings and a spot of violence in your comics, this one might be for you.

Please enjoy this 4 Page Preview!

 

Copies of Malevolence will be available at Thought Bubble 2016!