Thursday, 30 April 2009

Split Lip in print

What a coincidence.
Here I am beavering away with Sam Costello's latest yarn and he sends me an email about Split Lip finding an American publisher.


April 28, 2009 – Providence, RI – Split Lip, the work called “the predominant original horror comic work on the Internet” by The Horror Blog, is now available in print in the United States for the first time.

Split Lip Volume 1, a 158-page trade paperback collecting 11 horror comics, is available now at

Split Lip debuted in Oct. 2006 and has published 24 stories – over 275 pages of free comics – at Each story is written by Sam Costello and drawn by artists from all over the world, including Sami Makkonen (Blue, Deadworld: Slaughterhouse), John Bivens (Comic Book Tattoo), and Jason Ho (Agnes Quill).

Split Lip Volume 1 features the work of Makkonen, Bivens, and nine other cartoonists from the U.S., UK, Latin America, and Europe and has been described as "very well-done, very professional ... each story packs a punch" by Comics Should Be Good.

Below is the contents and as you can see I'm in it with Straw men.

Contains the following stories:

Below is the first page of Straw Men.

1 comment:

John said...

I've been reading Split Lip since you mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. It's a great mixed bag of stuff, and totally justified to be printed.

This script is on second draft now. I'm getting to the point where I can't see the woods for the trees with it, so I'm going to try and get it done this week for your perusal.