Dracula Untold: Not for Fans of Dracula (or History) [Review]

By JoJo Seames Since first appearing in Bram Stoker’s 1897 epistolary gothic novel, Dracula has remained one of the most popular and enduring characters in Western literature. The vampire count taps into certain primal and universal feelings, but is versatile enough to suit a wide Read More …

30 Purple Years: 1. Let’s Go Crazy

Wednesday, June 25th, marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince and The Revolution’s Purple Rain. In honor of this, Deadshirt presents an entire week of art and essays that explore and celebrate one of the greatest albums of all time. Dig, if you will.  The spiritual Read More …

Concepts of Horror: An Interview with “The Castle of Otranto” artist JoJo Seames

JoJo Seames, known for her work on webcomics like The Makeshift Man and Monster Plus, is embarking on a months-long effort to adapt The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, credited as the original Gothic novel, into comics form. Otranto is the story of Manfred, Read More …

The Riddler – An Analysis of Brilliant Incompetence

By Arthur Sims Take a moment to think about every villain that has ever dared to challenge the Batman, the supposed “world’s greatest detective.” Who would you call his mental equal? Hugo Strange? Ra’s Al Ghul? That silly pirate wannabe, Deathstroke? Perhaps any or all Read More …

Harley Quinn – Patient Record

By David Lebovitz, with additional writing by Dylan Roth Patient Record Full name: Harleen Francis Quinzel Sex: Female Age: (left blank) Height: 170 cm Weight: 140 lbs Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Harleen Quinzel (henceforth referred to as “patient” or “she”), alias Harley Quinn, is a Read More …